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The Only Character Questionnaire You Need: 94 Questions For The Characters We Create

<b>Creating Characters – From The Cradle To The Grave</b><p>I read a Facebook post a few days ago. Jane’s mother had died unexpectedly and she wanted her …

Deconstructing the 'Liberal Campus' Cliche

Uniformly labeling higher education as a community of hypersensitive, radical leftists is not only a false portrayal, but also undermines intellectualism.<p>Are American universities now spaces where democratic free expression is in decline, where insecurity, fear, and an obsessive, self-preening …

Political Science

Where are they now? Charles Manson's 'family,' decades after horrific murders

In the summer of 1969, Charles Manson and his murderous “family” went on a rampage in Los Angeles that left nine people dead. Victims of the so-called Tate-LaBianca murders included actress Sharon Tate (wife of director Roman Polanski) and Los Feliz residents Leno and Rosemary LaBianca.<p>Here’s where …

I want to quit. Right now.

I want to quit, because I’m tired. My head is fogged up, and my coffee — as good as it is — hasn’t cleared it. I want to quit because I woke up this …

Trump’s racism vs. Hillary’s emails: The worst false equivalencies in 2016

Attempts to find “balance” between Trumpism and wholly unrelated phenomena to its left were tone deaf<p><i>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.</i><p>For all the dangers the rise of Donald Trump poses — to vulnerable communities, to world peace, to the planet’s ecosystem — the one silver lining of …

19 Nonfiction Books From 2016 That Will Expand Your Mind

Read 'em and learn.<p>While we do love our fiction at HuffPost Arts & Culture, 2016 ushered in ample nonfiction work that’s just as worthy of your time and eyeballs.<p>What many need after a drawn-out and frightening election season are resources to unplug and reconnect to our humanity. The sprawling …

How to Resist President Donald Trump

We asked activists and experts what normal people can do to make life difficult for the bigoted asshole about to become the most powerful man on Earth.<p>If you're like me, you've spent an embarrassing amount of time over the last week or so scrolling through Facebook as your friends and acquaintances …

If You Want to Be a Writer, Neil Gaiman Says You Should "Get Bored"

Without boredom, your mind can’t wander and day dream. Unfortunately, it seems boredom is harder to come by these days, so you’ll have to find …

Neil Gaiman

This 1 piece of crucial English speaking advice is sending the internet wild

LONDON — When you're speaking in your first language, some things are so automatic that you don't even realise how damn complicated they really …

How Your To-Do List is Killing Your Productivity

If you’re anything like me, your to-do list is a mix of meaningless words (I’m not quite sure what I meant by a task simply labeled, “pinball”) and …

7 free tools for anyone who wants to become a better writer

The awesome (and scary) thing about being a writer is that you can always improve. It's why people can sit on a draft for weeks — every time they …

25+ Incredible Novels You Must Read At Least Once In Your Life

A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading. —William Styron<p>Books …

33 Gorgeous DIY Projects To Decorate Your Grown Up Apartment

Get ~inspired~.

Can We Give Up Procrastination In One Month?

This month we’ll identify our most important task, master getting started, and learn to refocus when procrastination tries to creep in.<p>Like many people, I’m skilled in the art of procrastination. The excuses I give myself range from, “There’s not enough time to finish” to “I really don’t want to …

Procrastination

Why You Should 'Write Through Your Mind'

We hear so many things about how to live a healthy life. Invariably, the same key words come up; yoga, meditation, pilates, healthy diet. And it’s …

Back to Basics – Understanding Grammar

When I first started writing I had no idea how much I actually didn’t know about the English language. I like to consider myself a pretty smart …

10 Trips You NEED To Take In Your 20s

33 Ways to Tell if You're a Jackass

You're a jackass if:<p>People who think you're a jackass are always wrong.<br>• Holding back negatives makes you a nice person.<br>• Having the last word is normal for you.<br>• Making others squirm keeps them on their toes.<br>• You know more than most.<br>• Others are jealous because you're "all that."<br>• Pointing out faults and …