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5 exercises to improve your storytelling skills

<i>This article was previously published on PR Daily in April 2016.</i> <br>Football players practice ballet. Pianists repeat small sections of music until it's …

THE DRIFTERS: Why the Supreme Court makes justices more liberal

<i>Editor's note: This story first appeared in Boston Review. At the time of original publication, Antonin Scalia was still alive. Scalia died this year.</i><p>When Justices William Rehnquist and Sandra Day O'Connor left the bench last year, conservatives were in an anxious mood: though pleased at the …

Black culture isn't the problem – systemic inequality is

The idea that it is black folks and our supposedly immoral and savage culture that creates our disproportionate rates of poverty and imprisonment is everywhere: cop shows, news media, movies set in black neighborhoods and high-school social studies classes have all perpetuated this misconception. …

Black Lives Matter

We're Already Violating Virtual Reality's First Code of Ethics

Two German philosophers developed the first virtual reality code of ethics to help stave off our descent into a Matrix-esque hell, but we're already violating that code.<p>It seems as though the advent of any radically new technology is inevitably accompanied by a mad scramble to legislate its proper …

Some Serious Pushback Against Obama's Imperial Presidency

During Richard Nixon’s presidency, Democrats repeatedly excoriated him for running roughshod over the Constitution’s limits on executive power – and they were right to do so.<p>Nixon’s view that presidential authority was almost limitless, summed up in his famous statement caught on tape, “If the …

What Does It Mean to Be a Christian Atheist?

Since I came into my spiritual identity, I have identified as a progressive Christian. I have always been fascinated by Jesus, by his message, by his mission, and I have dedicated my life to it, whatever form that may take.<p>But I have never been completely comfortable as a progressive Christian. …

Faith

Meet the Christian female fighters taking the fight to ISIS in Syria

The fierce-looking 36-year-old in fatigues from the Syriac Christian minority in the northeast believes she is making the future safe for her children.<p>"I miss Limar and Gabriella and worry that they must be hungry, thirsty and cold. But I try to tell them I'm fighting to protect their future," she …

Middle East

The 51 most commonly misused words and phrases - do you get these wrong?

A linguist has pointed out the most common mistakes we make while using the English language<p>It's surprising how many mistakes people make when they use the English language.<p>A linguist from Harvard University is here to help - he has created a list of the words we misuse the most.<p>In his latest book, …

33 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high-school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

Books

English words that have gone extinct

Dictionaries incorporate new words every year.<p>Some are pop culture inventions such as <i>jeggings, photobomb</i> and <i>meme</i>. Others, such as <i>emoji</i> and <i>upvote</i>, …