Mary Cerrado

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11 incredible women in law promoting social justice for all

While activists and leaders of social movements create conversations and awareness, it's the work of politicians, lawyers and judges that reinforces …

I spent a year listening to strangers tell stories they can’t share with anyone else

For a little over a year now, I’ve listened to strangers I meet on Craigslist tell me stories they’ve never told anyone before. I’ve interviewed someone who went through gender reassignment surgery and was falling in love for the very first time, as his true self. I’ve spoken with a man who had …

Empathy

Kendrick Lamar and the Grammys’ hip-hop problem — twice as good still isn’t enough

Ken Ehrlich, producer of the Grammy Awards, has been putting on the show since 1980, and he’s seen the face of the show change dramatically. In an interview in <i>Variety</i> this week, he’s quick to acknowledge the influence of black music, but insinuated the Grammys don’t have the same issues with …

100 Women 2015: How does the brain cope with Tinder?

<b>Apps like Tinder have transformed dating. How well-equipped is the human brain to deal with this cultural shift?</b><p>The first man Sally met through Tinder seemed promising.<p>"We had a really good repartee," Sally says. They went on two dates and chatted constantly, exchanging about 80 messages.<p>And then, …

Relationships

Philippine authorities reportedly hid homeless during international summit

MANILA — The Philippines continues to deny accusations that it hid its poorest residents from view of international media and government officials …

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

7 Reasons Why Heartbreak Is Often Crucial for Human Growth

There have been so many poets and thinkers and philosophers who have spoken to this idea: the purpose of suffering. The wound through which Rumi claims the light enters. The beautiful people Elisabeth Kübler-Ross says had to know defeat and suffering and struggle to know appreciation and …

Philosophy’s gender bias: For too long, scholars say, women have been ignored.

By Nick Anderson<p>, Reporter<p><i>Generations of college students know philosophy as a subject dominated by the writings of men, from ancient Greece onward. The stereotypical figure in its history: Sage with beard.</i><p><i>In recent decades, scholars of English literature and other fields have pushed to broaden</i> …

This Is the Key to Happiness, According to Psychotherapists

The story you tell yourself about your life.<p>When your vision of your life story is inadequate, depression can result.<p>Psychotherapists actually help …

Creative Writing

7 Novels You Should Curl Up With If You Want A Good Cry

By Jamie Varon,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1tsC3kK<p>The weather is chilling up and the nights are creeping in earlier and earlier. I don’t know …

How to Overcome Burnout and Stay Motivated

Even if you love your job, it’s common to feel burnt out from time to time. Perhaps you just wrapped up a big project and are having trouble mustering motivation for the next one. It could be that your home life is taking up more of your energy than usual. Or maybe you’re just bored. What’s the …

Gabriel García Márquez’s Formative Reading List: 24 Books That Shaped One of Humanity’s Greatest Writers

“Life is not what one lived, but what one remembers and how one remembers it in order to recount it.”<p>The most reliable portal into another’s psyche is the mental library of that person’s favorite books — those foundational idea-bricks of which we build the home for our interior lives, the integral …

Literature

These Powerful Photos Show the Dangers of Judging Women by Their Clothes

You're not defined by how short — or long — your skirt is.<p>A lot goes into picking out an outfit in the morning. If it's freezing out, if you have anything to do after work, if you're seeing someone you want to impress — it all goes through your head. But often so does what others will think of you</i> …

Getting Grammatical: What's the Big Deal With the Passive Voice?

An author I work with recently asked me, “What’s the big deal with the passive voice?”<p>My first instinct was to answer, “Well, would that question have made as much sense as ‘The big deal with the passive voice is about what?’” Three things stopped me:<p>First of all, that’s a very New York Jewish …

14 of the Most Romantic Lines in Literature

I’ve always been a sucker for a good quote. To the horror of my friends who like to keep their books in immaculate condition, I rarely read without a …