Lisa Mikulski

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The art of a revealing memoir: Terese Marie Mailhot and 'Heart Berries'

Terese Marie Mailhot is from the Seabird Island Band in British Columbia, Canada. After serving as an editor at the Rumpus, columnist for Indian Country Today and faculty at the Institute of American Indian Arts, she has published her first book, the revealing memoir “Heart Berries.” The book — …

Hemingway’s Advice on Writing, Ambition, the Art of Revision, and His Reading List of Essential Books for Aspiring Writers

“In any art you’re allowed to steal anything if you can make it better.”<p><i>“As a writer you should not judge. You should understand,”</i> <b>Ernest Hemingway</b> (July 21, 1899–July 2, 1961) counseled in his 1935 <i>Esquire</i> compendium of writing advice, addressed to an archetypal young correspondent but based on a …

Literature

The Glamorous Grandmas of Instagram

<b>“I’m not 20. I don’t want to be 20, but I’m really freaking cool. That’s what I think about when I’m posting a photo.”</b><p>______<p>Photographed with a hip thrust forward to show off her Margiela apron dress and modishly frayed jeans, Lyn Slater projects a kind of swagger pretty rare among her peers. A …

Social Media

How Reese Witherspoon is flipping the script on Hollywood

The Hello Sunshine founder is channeling women’s voices into top-tier entertainment–and altering the dynamics of the entire industry along the way.<p>When Reese Witherspoon was 17, she had already appeared in four films. Still, she took an unlikely part-time job, as an intern in Disney’s …

Nicole Kidman

This Man’s Model-Transformation Is Proof A Beard Is The Ultimate Winter Accessory

As winter wraps her steely fingers around the southern hemisphere, girlfriends everywhere will inevitably start abusing their long-suffering …

Anne R. Allen's Blog: 11 Tips For The Care And Feeding Of Your Muse: A Writer’s Guide

Your muse will not react well when tired, sleepy or barely-awake. Some muses work better in the morning, others perform at their best later in the …

I Finally Caved and Bought Allbirds' 'World's Most Comfortable Shoes'—and I Get It Now

It doesn’t matter how many five-star reviews a product has or what its sell-out rate is: I'll only ever spend by Mint-allotted “me budget” on something that's come recommended from people I actually know. That can be a friend or a colleague—never a stranger on the Internet. Yet even I haven't been …

Twitter Marketing for New Authors

Author | Website<p>Decima Blake is the author of crime/mystery novel, <i>Hingston's Box</i>. Having worked with teenagers, she is deeply passionate about child …

Twitter Hashtags for Writers: Turning Strangers into Friends

If Twitter is one of the social media platforms you’re using to let the world know about your debut novel, hashtags could make all the difference in …

Ask Roxane: Is It Too Late to Follow My Dreams?

I love advice columns, always have. Growing up, I read “Dear Abby” and “Ask Ann Landers.” I enjoyed the voyeurism — glimpses into the lives and troubles of others — and I appreciated the steady, practical advice as if truly, for any problem, there was a solution. Giving advice is nearly as …

Writing

6 DIY Epsom Salt Baths Tailored To Help Ease Fatigue, Anxiety & More

Just as enjoying a cup of herbal tea can soothe myriad ailments from inflammation to indigestion to sleep problems, so, too, can a daily bath ritual …

Immune System

Yoga Sequence Builder

Yoga Sequencing Made Easier for Yoga Teachers<p>10000+ Yoga Sequences 7500+ Cues 1750+ Yoga Poses<p>Plan Your Yoga Classes from a Library of 1750+ Yoga …

A Simple DIY Mother's Day Gift That Feels Luxurious & Thoughtful

Don’t have a ton of money or time to spend on Mother’s Day? Don’t fret—we got you. This DIY Whipped Body Balm is thoughtful, customizable, and will …

How Much Is a Word Worth? – Member Feature Stories – Medium

When people who read magazines read an article in a magazine, I don’t imagine they know how much the writer was paid. As consumers, we aren’t …

18 Skincare And Beauty Products That Are Perfect For Self-Care

"I looked like Beyoncé kissed me when I woke up."<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</i><p>And by the way — …

How to Make a Website that Influences People: 9 Web Design Psychology Tips [Infographic]

Are you looking for ways to improve your business website? Want to use web design psychology to convince more visitors to do business with you?<p>SSls …

6 Foundations Every Woman Over 40 Should Be Using

It’s hard to achieve the perfect glam without foundation. After all, the product is designed to help turn your face into an even, flawless …

26 Spring Outfits You Need To Copy Right Now - Society19

The warmer months are finally arriving and there’s so many Spring outfits you need to copy right now! With the emergence of Spring comes bright …

Clothing

What Astronomers Wish Everyone Knew About Dark Matter And Dark Energy

If you go by what’s often reported in the news, you’d be under the impression that dark matter and dark energy are houses of cards just waiting to be blown down. Theorists are constantly exploring other options; individual galaxies and their satellites arguably favor some modification of gravity to …

Gardening 101: Eastern Redbud Trees

Eastern Redbud, Cercis canadensis: “Pea Flowers”<p>In early spring the distinctive and profuse flowers of eastern redbud <i>(Cercis canadensis),</i> a small …

Losing a dog can be harder than losing a relative or friend

Recently, my wife and I went through one of the more excruciating experiences of our lives—the euthanasia of our beloved dog, Murphy. I remember making eye contact with Murphy moments before she took her last breath—she flashed me a look that was an endearing blend of confusion and the reassurance …

Pets

33 of Your Favorite Stories of Women Finding Their Voices

This list of women finding their voices is sponsored by <i>Your Story Is Your Power</i> by Elle Luna and Susie Herrick. Published by Workman Publishing.On …

What the Critics Are Saying About the New James Comey Book

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, this week saw the release of <i>another</i> headline-grabbing, presidential tweet-provoking, …

Why Magnesium is Your Self-Care Savior

It’s got major body-boosting bona fides <i>Photo courtesy of @lorenklein/Twenty20</i>If the key minerals were musicians, magnesium would be the buzzy indie …

Symptoms Of Vitamin D Deficiency That Most People Ignore

Disclaimer: Just so you know, if you order an item through one of our posts, we may get a small share of the sale.<p>What does vitamin D deficiency look …

You Share Everything With Your Bestie. Even Brain Waves.

A friend will help you move, goes an old saying, while a good friend will help you move a body. And why not? Moral qualms aside, that good friend would likely agree the victim was an intolerable jerk who had it coming and, jeez, you shouldn’t have done this but where do you keep the …

Brainwaves

13 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Sign That Book Contract or Take That Freelance Writing Job

<i>The following article first appeared in</i> Writer’s Digest<i> magazine. Subscribe today to get the inspiration and advice you need to succeed as a poet,</i> …

Writing

John Keene: Elements of Literary Style

<i>The following was delivered at AWP in Tampa.</i><p>Literary style is the material articulation, in whatever genre and form, of an author’s attempt to record …

After Dozens of Rejections, It Only Takes One Acceptance to Make a Writer

In the winter of 1983 I finished my first book. I wrote it in longhand on yellow legal pads and after putting down the last word I scrawled “The End” …

Writing

The Best Short Hairstyle of 2018 So Far

1 of 23<p>One-Length Lob<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 23<p>Rounded Bob<p>3 of 23<p>Smooth Crop<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 23<p>Chin-Grazing Bob<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 23<p>Asymmetrical …