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The Lesbian Pulp Fiction That Saved Lives

How potboilers and pin-ups showed gay and bisexual women they were not alone.<p>When Reva Hutkin’s friend from night school offered to lend her …

Books

The 100 stories that shaped the world

BBC Culture asked writers around the globe to pick stories that have endured across generations and continents – and changed society.<p>“I rarely find someone, really anyone, who doesn’t know some part of this story – the idea of the lost man who can’t get home after the war… the woman at home with …

Literature

Elon Musk’s ‘time blocking’ method: How to manage time effectively even if your schedule is hectic

Elon Musk is possibly the busiest man on earth right now.<p>The billionaire founder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, usually spends up to 100 hours a week …

Time Management

We're Doing It Wrong: 25 Ideas in Education That Just Don't Work-And How to Fix Them

Overview<p>We're Doing It Wrong: 25 Ideas in Education That Just Don't Work - And How to Fix Them by David Michael Slater<p><b>An unapologetic critique of</b> …

Education

The Hack’s Guide to Writing Serial Fiction

<i>Warning: Hacks for Hacks tips may have harmful side effects on your writing career, and should not be used by minors, adults, writers, poets,</i> …

Creative Writing

7 Mind Hacks to Permanently Erase the People Pleaser Mentality

You're reading 7 Mind Hacks to Permanently Erase the People Pleaser Mentality, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. …

Self-help

Careful what you say in this university, its speech policies are those of Soviet Russia

'University of Michigan is an egregious example of how public institutions are limiting the free expression and debate of ideas.'<p>The thought police are alive and well at the University of Michigan.<p>Take a close look at some of the university’s speech policies and you may feel like you’ve been …

University of Michigan

Fiction Writing: Improve Your Story Skills by Cross-Genre Study

Fiction Writing: Improve Your Story Skills by Cross-Genre StudyHere’s a grid I found that might be useful:<b>Improving Your Writing Skills (from</b> …

Creative Writing

Top 10 books to understand happiness

Everyone knows it. Everyone wants it. But what is happiness, really? What’s going on in our brains when we experience the much-sought-after emotion? That’s what I wanted to find out when writing my new book, The Happy Brain. What did I find out? Essentially, that it’s very complicated, as is …

Books

The Beginner's Guide to Index Funds

Everything you need to know to start investing in index funds.<p>In Warren Buffett's 2016 letter to <b>Berkshire Hathaway</b> shareholders he wrote, "If a …

Investing

¿Por qué el himno español suena tan militar y no ha variado en 250 años? Este youtuber músico te lo explica

El canal de Youtube del músico Jaime Altozano se dedica a analizar el universo musical de una forma sencilla y amena, alejada de las aburridas horas …

Don’t take that class. It’s useless.

My claims, though general and course-grained, were based in my view of epistemology (the study of knowledge). In my introductory philosophy class …

Teaching

You don’t have a right to believe whatever you want to

Do we have the right to believe whatever we want to believe? This supposed right is often claimed as the last resort of the wilfully ignorant, the …

Barack Obama

Science Says This Is the Best Way to Motivate Other People to Change Their Behavior

You can't force people to change but you can influence them.<p>Whether you want an employee to participate more in meetings, or you want your spouse to pitch in more around the house, you can't force someone to change their behavior.<p>You can, however, have a strong influence over another individual. …

Psychology

If You Want To Master Your Life, Learn To Organize Your Feelings

People who are controlled by their emotions typically have something in common: they tend to only do what feels most comfortable. In other words, their emotions are organized into “feels good” and “feels bad,” not “feels good” or “does good.”<p>Processing trauma doesn’t feel good but it does good. …

Self-help

9 Strength & Weakness Personality Quizzes That Will Tell You A Lot About Yourself

An online personality quiz is the one type of test that almost everyone loves to take. Because, let's face, who doesn't seek to understand themselves …

Psychology

How to immediately refresh your brain to restore high-level thinking

Mental clarity can escape anyone.<p>Surely even Einstein and Shakespeare had their moments. It happens.<p>It’s your ability to recover that matters.<p>You can …

Creativity

Meet the ‘Difficult’ Women Who Wrote Their Own Rules

These 29 women weren’t willing to be anything but fully themselves, from Jane Goodall to Frida Kahlo to Billie Jean King.<p>“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun,” Katharine Hepburn once remarked. So, in honor of Mother’s Day, we have asked Karen Karbo, author of <i>In Praise of Difficult …

Feminism

Neuroscience shows listening to music has kind of the same effect as meditation

What do the Dalai Lama and a bass-music fanatic getting low at 3am at Burning Man have in common?<p>A surprising amount, actually.<p>From mood enhancement and relaxation to full-blown oneness with the cosmos, music has the ability to powerfully shift our state of mind. Meditation is not that different. …

Mindfulness

Fiction Archetypes that Sell Like Wildfire

Contrary to common belief, authors don’t have the loneliest job. In fact, we continue to walk on the paths previously paved for us. In fiction …

Creative Writing

DECIR QUE NO HAY QUE APRENDER COSAS DE MEMORIA ES UN DISPARATE NEUROLÓGICO TOTAL

El filósofo y escritor español José Antonio Marina (Toledo, 1939), ha dedicado toda su labor de investigador a la elaboración de una <b>teoría de la</b> …

How #MeToo revealed the central rift within feminism today

When the #MeToo moment began in earnest last October, many women felt optimistic, galvanised; others felt uncomfortable. As stories of abuse and harassment accumulated in the media, men began to experience consequences for their treatment of women. Some lost jobs, others were demoted, many faced …

Feminism

25 Outrageous Quotes from Salvador Dalí

Salvador Dalí, a leader of the Surrealist movement, is arguably one of the world’s most famous artists—but his creative talents went far beyond the …

TV

Female slaves were forced to wear headwraps because white women were jealous

Born into slavery, then reclaimed by black women, the headwrap is now a celebrated expression of style and identity<p>The headwrap has undergone several …

Black History

How I Outwit Writer’s Block with 4 Simple Questions

The wonderful thing about writing is that there is always a blank page waiting. The terrifying thing about writing is that there is always a blank …

Creative Writing

7 Writing Exercises That Help Me Get Back to the Writing Groove

I’ve heard others declare that writer’s block doesn’t exist, that it’s nothing but a feeble excuse some people have for not writing.I beg to …

Creative Writing

You Can’t Separate Money From Culture

Why did white working-class voters shift toward Donald Trump in the 2016 election? Was it about money or culture — their struggles in the new economy or their prejudices?<p>A recent article in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by Diana C. Mutz comes down on the side of culture. Dr. Mutz …

Income Inequality

I am a data factory (and so are you)

<b><br>1. Mines and Factories</b><p>Am I a data mine, or am I a data factory? Is data extracted from me, or is data produced by me? Both metaphors are ugly, but …

Silicon Valley

This one principle will change how you see yourself

“The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.” — Neil deGrasse Tyson<p><b>You are not special.</b><p>Don’t feel sad about it though; it’s not just …

Luke Skywalker

This Is Your Path to the $1,000-Per-Hour Mindset

If you don't value your time, who will?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If I asked you the question “How much for an hour of your time?” would you reflexively know the answer? If I were a betting man, I would lay odds that almost everyone reading this wouldn’t have a …

Lawn Mowing