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What I Wish People Knew About Having Severe Social Anxiety

<i>People who suffer from mental illness are more than just the "sad" or "anti-social" stereotypes. There is no face of mental illness -- your friend</i> …

Transplanting ovarian tissue helps some women have babies

LONDON (AP) — The biggest study ever of women who had ovarian tissue removed, frozen and transplanted suggests the experimental technique is safe and …

How She Does it: Blogger Pip Lincolne Talks Finding Time to Write Books

As Darren said a little while ago, everybody has a book in them, but it’s probably more accurate to say every blogger has at least 10 ideas for …

Writing

Bill Clegg: ‘I really understand the loneliness, excitement and vulnerability it takes to create a book now’

The feted US literary agent on addiction, attempted suicide, and having his first novel longlisted for the Booker prize<p>Bill Clegg is a leading New York literary agent and the author of the bestselling memoirs <i>Portrait of an Addict As a Young Man</i> and <i>Ninety Days</i>, which describe respectively his …

Ashley Judd: It's Time to Treat Gender-Based Violence as a Health Issue

<i>(Photo Credit: Daniel Bayer)</i><p><i>Actress, humanitarian, and Population Services International (PSI) Global Ambassador Ashley Judd explains how the negative effects of gender-based violence spread far beyond female survivors.</i><p>Watch her 2015 Spotlight Health conversation about this issue on the Aspen Ideas …

What Bernie Sanders Can Bring to Liberty University

When the presidential hopeful visits Liberty University, he’ll expose students to a party otherwise cloaked by the many Republican presidential candidates that have come before him—can his visit influence a conservative audience?<p>It’s not unusual for Liberty University to host politicians. In the …

Bernie Sanders

7 Novelists Who Only Published One Novel

When it was announced earlier this year that Harper Lee was to release a new novel, Go Set A Watchman, in July 2015, her readers and fans were quite rightly astonished. For fifty-five years, since the publication of To Kill A Mockingbird in 1960, Lee had remained one of the most famous names on a …

Writers Are Not Robots

Well, I'm not, anyway.<p>I do have writer friends who can produce a book (or more) a year no matter what kind of crisis is hitting them at home. Contracts pull them through. That, and stubbornness. I couldn't work with so much pressure; I'd feel like I was on an assembly line....<p>I was just at a party …

21 Pieces of Writing Advice From Stephen King

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5 Great TED Talks to Help You Work Smarter

September 11, 2015<br>Work and productivity are two correlate which do not always run the same line. You might be totally engaged in your work but this …

'Touched out:' The new mom problem that no one wants to talk about

I never thought it would happen, but it did. I became one of those women who, after becoming a mom and dealing with toddlers all day long, didn't …

Motherhood

How To Have A Happy Relationship With A Difficult Partner

So, you are married to someone who happens to be difficult to live with. Even though you are fully committed to your relationship, you find that they …

Happiness

How to achieve your goals faster

We’ve all dreamed of these lofty goals in life at one point or another.<p>Setting goals is an essential technique to  accomplishing what we truly want in our lives, and more importantly —living a more fulfilling life. And the importance of goal setting is only increasing as our ability to focus …

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5 signs you're overworked — and what to do about it

The more dedicated you are, the more solid your standing with your boss and employer.<p>Add to the mix never-ending, pervasive technology and a gadget-centric world that cannot disconnect, and you have the makings for a very un-relaxed society.<p>Did you stay home this summer? In a recent Allianz survey, …

Overthinking could be driving creativity in people with neurotic disorders

People who suffer from neuroticism – a condition characterised by anxiety, fear and negative thoughts – are extremely tuned in to looking for threats. For that reason, you may expect them to perform well in jobs requiring vigilance: stunt pilots, aviators and bomb defusement. Yet, the evidence …

Dear Self-Published Author: Do NOT Write Four Books a Year

No matter what experts tell you, no matter what trends, conventional wisdom, social media chatter or your friends in the Facebook writers group insist upon, do NOT write four books a year. I mean it. Don't.<p>Unless they're four gorgeously written, painstakingly molded, amazingly rendered and …

13-year-old “Girl Meets World” star pens powerful essay on intersectional feminism: “The way a black woman experiences sexism and inequality is different”

<b>(Kevork Djansezian/Reuters)</b><p>The young star also recently spoke at UN Women’s annual conference as part of the #HeForShe initiative<p>Anna Silman<p>August 24, 2015 6:20pm (UTC)<p>13-year-old "Girl Meets World” star Rowan Blanchard has already proven herself wise beyond her years, speaking about the #HeForShe …

How to Avoid 4 Mental Blockers That Can Sabotage Your Career

<i>This story originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>You may not realize it, but your brain is working against you.<p>Think about it: How many times have you tried to focus in a meeting, only to succumb to a burning desire to check your Instagram?<p>Or how about the time you were told to come up with 10 new …

Fox News doctor says men are allowed to hit women now because of the “gender equality movement”

<b>Keith Ablow, Fox & Friends co-hosts (Fox News)</b><p>Keith Ablow told “Fox & Friends” that a man should never hit a girl, even if that means banning co-ed sports<p>Colin Gorenstein<p>July 8, 2015 3:17pm (UTC)<p>Fox News' resident "doctor" Keith Ablow blames co-ed sports and the gender equality movement for …

'How I found out my partner was gay'

<b>Many gay men and women end up marrying people of the opposite sex. But what is it like for the spouse who eventually finds their marriage breaking down?</b><p>Recently we told the stories of gay men who had married women. It prompted a strong response from readers who had experienced it from the other …