Nancy Ann Schroeck

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The Relationship Between ADHD and Chronic Procrastination

Everyone procrastinates. When faced with a task that we just don't want to do, many of us will simply put it off until tomorrow. You might end up …

$13 adapter lets you use a microSD or SD card with any iPhone

At no point in the future, be it next year or 20 years from now, will Apple ever release an iPhone with support for expandable storage. Apple makes …

11 Things You Didn't Know About Introverts

While introverts make up an estimated 40 percent of the population, people with this personality type often report that others do not seem to …

Personality

How heavy use of social media is linked to mental illness

MAY 20th will mark the end of “mental-health awareness week”, a campaign run by the Mental Health Foundation, a British charity. Roughly a quarter of …

How to Keep the Peace with a Narcissist: Visual Techniques

In a word, keeping the peace with a narcissist is difficult. To begin, narcissism exists on a spectrum. While one person may present a few traits, …

Authors recommend 11 US bookstores worth traveling for

Reading material, whether destination-related or just a way to while away the journey, is an essential packing list item. But cozy, well-curated independent bookstores are often trip-worthy in their own right. We asked 11 best-selling writers to tell us which shops are worth a detour for …

Is PTSD a Systemic Disorder?

In addition to psychosocial problems, there is a growing realization that PTSD may also lead to or exacerbate chronic medical health conditions.

I Used to Feel Overwhelmed by Housework — Until This Time-Management Hack Saved Me

Nothing makes me feel more zen than a clean home, but as a mom who works full time, I've learned the hard way that housework can't always be the priority. I used to binge-clean like it was a competition, spending hours dishwashing, folding, and vacuuming with marathon intensity. When everything was …

Grammar and Punctuation

In this section, you will find many instructional materials we've developed for our Writing Center teaching.<p>However, there are limitations to these …

Some Secret Text Codes Teenagers Use

This article provides some of the secret codes teenagers use while texting. It is not a complete list but it is a partial list<p>This article has …

How to Lose Weight in a Week

Diet experts usually don't recommend that you try to lose weight in a week. But let's face it, we all have special occasions when we need to lose …

34 Writing Contests in May 2018 — No entry fees

34 Writing Contests in May 2018 — No entry fees<p>There are nearly three dozen free writing contests in May, some with substantial prizes.<p>As always, …

Dani Shapiro On How Writing Saved Her Life — & How It Can Save Yours

<i>Dani Shapiro will be giving a reading at Book Culture on Columbus Ave in NYC this Wednesday, April 25. You can find more information about the event</i> …

Writing

Spotify enhancing free tier with 15 on-demand playlists, mode with 75% less data consumption

Spotify held its major media event in New York City today where it announced a new version of its app that lets users play more popular music for free. Spotify says it is also reducing data consumption so users can stream more music without worrying about overages.<p>Spotify’s free tier currently …

Apps

Loneliness linked to major life setbacks for millennials, study says

Lonely millennials are more likely to have mental health problems, be out of work and feel pessimistic about their ability to succeed in life than their peers who feel connected to others, regardless of gender or wealth, research has revealed.<p>Loneliness should be taken seriously as a potential …

Mental Health

10 editing issues your grammar checker might be missing

Grammar checkers in word processing programs can help you catch glaring spelling errors, but you might be missing subtler—yet crucial—editing faux …

Creative Writing

A real-life Lord of the Flies: the troubling legacy of the Robbers Cave experiment

He believed he could make the two groups sworn enemies via a series of well-timed 'frustration exercises'<p>All the boys I spoke to had an uneasy feeling about this experience. It has troubled people Author Gina Perry<p>July 1953: late one evening in the woods outside Middle Grove, New York state, three …

Psychology

The Ultimate Harry Potter Fan Quiz: Find Out Which House You Truly Belong In

Ever since Harry Potter first donned the Sorting Hat in J.K. Rowling's wizarding world series, millions of fans have wondered which of the four …

​Does being nice make sense from an evolutionary perspective?

When we think about Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection, the phrase "survival of the fittest" usually comes to mind — a phrase that was …

Evolution

Stop writing things nobody cares about

and other fundamental short tips for success in writing<p>What makes an excellent writer? What is the judge of an excellent write-up? On a platform like …

Creative Writing

How mental health problems have stopped this former rugby player and successful pundit finding true love

Having struggled with panic attacks and depression for most of his life, rugby broadcaster Brent Pope has written a book exploring how the mind …

Mental Health

Forget Facebook — your body emits data that could be used to read your emotions, check your health, and track aggression

Even if you opt out of Facebook and all it's data-sharing tendencies, avoid using a smartphone, and generally stay off the internet, you're still emitting data every second of every day. As Poppy Crum, the chief scientist at Dolby Labs, demonstrated during a talk at the annual TED Conference in …

Carbon Dioxide

We have Comey's book. Trump isn't going to like it.

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams<p>Melania condemns cyberbullying as Trump launches Twitter attacks<p>02:39<p>Trump: Brennan was worst CIA director ever, & I …

How Android Phones Hide Missed Security Updates From You

Google has long struggled with how best to get dozens of Android smartphone manufacturers—and hundreds of carriers—to regularly push out …

Understanding emotional intelligence and its effects on your life

<b>(CNN) —</b> You might think you're fairly intelligent, but are you emotionally intelligent?<p>It's our emotional intelligence that gives us the ability to read our instinctive feelings and those of others. It also allows us to understand and label emotions as well as express and regulate them, according …

Emotional Intelligence

Don't Have a Degree in Advertising? Here's How Anyone Can Write Copy That Sells.

These six tips will help you write professional copy, even if you're a complete novice.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How do certain brands consistently churn out killer copy? Copy so good it not only sells products, but entertains, empathizes and makes customers …

Marketing

Mourning a Dog Can Be Harder Than Mourning a Person

"Many studies show our relationships with dogs can be even more satisfying than our human relationships."<p>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 …

How Much Longer Do You Plan To Punish Yourself?

Our problems with guilt, often have two components: the current triggering “offense,” and our underlying, residual feelings from the past.<p>When …

Self-help

The Ultimate Guide to Stop Negative Self-Talk and Overcome Body Image Issues

<i>It's too easy to make a casual, self-deprecating comment when we have flawless (and photoshopped) social media models at our fingertips. Though one negative thought may seem harmless, it can be incredibly destructive! Expert psychologist Ann Kearney-Cooke from YourTango explains the harm that these</i> …

Margaret Atwood on How Donald Trump Helped ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

If you think it’s tough for a writer in 2018, imagine how Margaret Atwood felt at the beginning of her career. “It was impossible,” the celebrated …