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Never Can Say Goodbye: 'New York City is like the house from Poltergeist'

“Thank you for coming out on this cold night that makes you want to leave New York.” These were the words with which Sari Botton kicked off a reading of an anthology she edited hosted at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. With the book titled Never Can Say Goodbye: Writers on Their Unshakeable Love for …

The top 10 words invented by writers

‘Authorisms’ – neologisms coined by authors which have entered the wider language – have been enriching English for centuries. From Shakespeare to Joseph Heller, <b>Paul Dickson</b> selects his favourites<p>I have long been interested in words but most specifically in the question of how a coinage makes it …

“I am lonely, will anyone speak to me”: Inside the saddest thread on the internet, ten years later

<b>(Stokkete via Shutterstock)</b><p>In 2004, this thread became a viral sensation. It still exists–and it reveals how much the internet has changed<p>Tori Telfer<p>November 19, 2014 11:58pm (UTC)<p>This October, a guest user logged onto moviecodec.com — a technical Q&A forum for media file playback and conversion — …

Brain Science Explains The Most Productive Ways To Procrastinate

Research on the brain’s decision-making systems reveals the five most productive ways to waste time.<p>Sit down to work on a specific task and you may find your mind veering off on a different track, spiraling down into the black hole of procrastination.<p>“We all experience motivational breakdowns, like …

Were the ancient Romans more kinky than you?

The new Institute of Sexology in London shows that humans have been fascinated by weird sex for thousands of years<p>Every generation likes to believe they invented sex – partly because it’s horrifying to imagine parents succumbing to physical urges. But a scientific glance at the history of sexology …

How to nip antisocial personality disorder in the bud

Malcolm Gladwell calls it the “law of the few”: a small number of people can make a huge impact on the world. The law of the few certainly springs to mind when we look at the effect on society of those individuals who meet the criteria for antisocial personality disorder (ASPD). They number about …