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It's Depressingly Difficult to Make It as a Woman in the Writing World

And it's even harder for women of color.<p>A woman is way more likely than a man to pick up a book, but the literary world certainly doesn't reflect that. A new study shows that the gender gap is depressingly huge when it comes to published authors—and if women do get published, they're likely …

22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.

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14 Ways for How to Lose Belly Fat Fast

My friend Kimberly was making yet another series of desperate New Year’s weight loss resolutions.<p>“Every year, I starve myself for months, I lose …

What to Do Every Hour to Drop Pounds All Day

<b>6 a.m.</b><br>Wake up, and drink a big glass of water. It'll fill you up and get things moving to prevent belly bloat. Eat a small snack that offers quick carbohydrates and a little protein, such as half a banana and a few almonds—eating first thing jump-starts your metabolism.<p>And if you have time, …

Magical Fruits and Vegetables to Lose Weight Quickly

Most of the people trying to weight loss realize that fruits and leafy vegetables are an imperative piece of a healthy and balanced eating …

How to Lose Weight 20 Fast and Easy Tips

<b>How to Lose Weight: 20 Fast and Easy Tips</b><p>Write down what you eat for one week and you will lose weight. Studies found that people who keep food …

How to maximise your health: Simple nutrition advice

A nutritionist provides five simple steps to reboot your approach to healthy eating<p><i>Marilyn Glenville is a nutritionist who specialises in women’s health and hormonal balance.</i><p><b>Stop eating sugar.</b> Not only does it increase the risk of weight gain, when it comes to hormones – one of the keystones of …

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15 Delightfully Inspirational Quotes from Great Writers

Any writer knows that unsolicited advice about their work is easy to come by, but finding inspiration on those days when the words just won’t come is …

How far is a light-year?

How can we comprehend the distances to the stars? This post explains light-years in terms of a scale of miles and kilometers.<p>Stars other than our sun …

The Heroin Hearing That Wasn’t

Tuesday’s subcommittee hearing on America’s out-of-control opioid epidemic began with hope and ended the same old way—without results. Why the …

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Michio Kaku and the Mysteries of the Mind

Physicist Michio Kaku, author of the new book The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind, on exploring the universe via avatars, the probable intelligence of aliens, and uploading memories back into the brains of Alzheimer's patients.<p>What is …

41 Quick & Easy School Lunch Ideas to Pack for Your Kids

It's back-to-school time, and we've got 41 quick and easy lunch ideas to keep your kids happy—or at least relatively so.<p>Sometimes, parents write small notes of appreciation to put in their kids' lunchboxes. Which is sweet. But you know what they say: Actions speak louder than words. Make one of …

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The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

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Wealth And Income Inequality In America

Monty Python And The Holy Grail<p>One of the most disturbing trends in this country is the rise of extreme wealth and income inequality.<p>As the following charts show, America is rapidly becoming a country of a few million overlords and 300 million serfs.<p>Unfortunately, this issue has been politicized, …

Income Inequality

National Book Award Winners Announced

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You will be shocked at how ignorant Americans are

What Americans don’t know and don’t understand is an obstacle to progress<p>If you think the widening chasm between the rich and the rest spells trouble for American democracy, have a look at the growing gulf between the information-rich and-poor.<p>Earlier this year, a Harvard economist’s jaw-dropping …

My Notorious Life

From the true story of a woman's 15 months in captivity to Oprah's Super Soulful Book of the Month, these reads will amaze you.<p>Enon<p>By Paul Harding<p>238 …

Rise and shine: the daily routines of history's most creative minds

Benjamin Franklin spent his mornings naked. Patricia Highsmith ate only bacon and eggs. Marcel Proust breakfasted on opium and croissants. The path to greatness is paved with a thousand tiny rituals (and a fair bit of substance abuse) – but six key rules emerge Daily Rituals by Mason Currey – review<p>…

Inside the conservative brain: What explains their wiring?

Neuroscience can help us understand the strangest of birds: The modern conservative. They really do think different<p>The question of human nature reliably polarized political philosophers across many centuries and several oceans. One group of these thinkers viewed people as innately cooperative or …