Lee-Ellen Marvin

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Review: Tale of Tales Is a Weird, Warped and Wonderful Italian Fairytale

So few Italian films make it Stateside that it’s cause for celebration—if not the eating of a nearly raw sea monster’s heart—when a terrific one …

Dating to Save Your Tiny Religion From Extinction

Finding love within the Zoroastrian community can be complicated, especially because interfaith couples aren’t always accepted.<p>When Parsi Zoroastrians, having fled Persian persecution, arrived on Indian soil sometime between the 8th and 10th centuries, the story goes, an Indian ruler sent a cup …

What Aging Parents Want From Their Kids

There’s a fine line between caring and controlling—but older adults and their grown children often disagree on where it is.<p>Several years ago, I wrote a book aimed at helping adult children of my generation manage the many challenges of caring for our aging parents. I interviewed women and men …

Inside the Race to Stop the Next Mass Shooter

​Soon after the school year started in September 2000, a police officer working at McNary High in Keizer, Oregon, got a tip about a junior named …

Mental Health

10 best podcasts by women you probably haven't heard — and need to now

Like other forms of media, the podcast industry is largely dominated by white, male voices. Take a quick look at the top 10 podcasts in iTunes, and …

The Fairy Tales That Predate Christianity

Using techniques from evolutionary biology, scientists have traced folk stories back to the Bronze Age.<p>Stories evolve. As they are told and retold to new audiences, they accumulate changes in plot, characters, and settings. They behave a lot like living organisms, which build up mutations in the …

The Trials of Alice Goffman

Before the morning last September when I joined her at Newark Airport, I had met Alice Goffman only twice. But in the previous months, amid a widening controversy both inside and outside the academy over her research, she and I had developed a regular email correspondence, and she greeted me at the …

Journalism

Why Children Get Gifts on Christmas: A History

In 1800s New York, the overlapping interests of middle-class families and the wealthy produced a cultural practice that’s still in place today.<p>During a week when so many Americans have experienced some combination of joy, rage, and frustration in seeking the perfect holiday gifts for their …

Pattern Review: Blank Slate Novelista Shirt

Hi Curvy Sewists!After reading Michelle’s blog posts on the Blank Slate Marigold shirt/dress, I went to the Blank Slate Patterns website to look …

10 More of the Year's Best Podcast Episodes

We just published a list of 50 of the best podcast episodes of the year, as chosen by the editors of <i>The Timbre,</i> who also produce a weekly podcast roundup that I highly recommend. If you listen to a lot of podcasts yourself, I’m sure you’ve got a few favorites from the year that aren’t included on …

Microaggression U: Racism at Yale, from Students’ Perspectives

It may be difficult to imagine that life at Yale, a site of immense privilege as well as a seemingly liberal oasis, could be tough for students at …

8 Podcasts That Will Captivate Your Mind

A month ago, if you asked me what my favorite podcast was I would have paused awkwardly and asked, “What’s a podcast?” A lot has changed since …

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Diary of a 70-yr-old Burning Man Virgin

I was a 70-year-old virgin when I made my first pilgrimage to Burning Man.<p>I was a 70-year-old virgin when I made my first pilgrimage to Burning …

The Writing Assignment That Changes Lives

Why do you do what you do? What is the engine that keeps you up late at night or gets you going in the morning? Where is your happy place? What stands between you and your ultimate dream?<p>Heavy questions. One researcher believes that writing down the answers can be decisive for students.<p>He …

Goal Setting

The 51 Best Fantasy Series Ever Written

Whether you're a Swords and Sorcery type of fantasy reader, a fan of battles and betrayal, or you just want a few more goddamn elves in your life, there's something for you here. These are the truly great fantasy series written in the last 50 years.

Books

12 Books That Will Lift You Up When You Are Down

Sometimes you need a pick-me-up.<p>Sometimes, you need a pick-me-up. You're feeling blue, down in the dumps, maybe even dealing with a lump in your throat. Whichever idiom fits your situation, you're just not feeling like your best self.<p>To abate the waves of sadness, or palpitations of dread, we've …

Books

You Can Cut The Bottom Off A Hanger, Then Easily Transform It To An Incredible Storage Solution

by Tahlea Jankoski 6/23/2015<p>Over the years of living in a home, it can be difficult to stay organized around the house. All of the "stuff" you own …

Christmas Ornaments

#NoShame in Mental Illness: A Reading List

Even though I’ve lived with mental illness for years, I’m still learning about self-care, support systems and valuable resources. One of these …

Law And Order: Special Fairy Tale Victims Unit

In the enchanted forest, fairy tale villains are interrogated by the elite Fairy Tales Victims Unit. These are their stories. Can you solve whodunit from these fabled motives?<p><i>Heard in Smooth Criminal</i>

Top 33 Most Creative Camping DIY Projects and Clever Ideas - DIY & Crafts

Going on a camping trip is such an exciting adventure. Getting back to nature can be very refreshing and spending time in the great outdoors, away …

Create a Minimalist Wardrobe with These Essential Clothing Items

You don't need a ton of clothes to look great every day. Streamlining your wardrobe to only the clothes you'll actually wear will, in fact, save you …

Clothing

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3 Questions to Help You Discover Your Share-Worthy Stories

In your day-to-day role of running a company, you put out fires, meet fascinating people, and face new challenges that shape you as a leader. These experiences aren’t just part of the job. They’re also the foundation of compelling content.<p>To capture your audience’s attention through content, you …

Leadership

America's Middle Class Is Unlucky

President Obama's tax plan is Piketty-lite, aimed at reversing years of economic rot among America's poorest 50 percent.<p>At this stage in Obama's presidency, ambitious tax proposals to soak the rich are the political equivalent of desert rain dances—sometimes impressive, often well-meaning, always …

The real story behind Santa Claus

<b>(CNN) —</b> Don't tell the kids, but we've got Santa Claus all wrong.<p>Countless Christmas songs tell us that Santa is basically the Judge Judy of juveniles. He decides who's been naughty or nice, and doles out presents or punishments accordingly.<p>But historians say Kris Kringle was originally created to …

Neil Gaiman Reimagines Hansel and Gretel, with Stunning Illustrations by Italian Graphic Artist Lorenzo Mattotti

J.R.R. Tolkien memorably asserted that there is no such thing as writing “for children” and Maurice Sendak similarly scoffed that we shouldn’t shield young minds from the dark. It’s a sentiment that <b>Neil Gaiman</b> — one of the most enchanting and prolific writers of our time, a champion of the creative …

Ursula Le Guin

We love fairy tales — maybe we'd love them more if they were translated right

Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty... they are some of the best-known stories of our time. But how well do we really know these and other fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm? Probably not well at all, since we have generally read sanitized translations.<p>Take Snow White. Her stepmother — …