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Revising Your Novel: Beware, Your Research Is Showing

Holly Robinson | Posted 06.29.2013 | Books
Holly Robinson

As someone who holds a doctorate in sociology, Barbara Shapiro is an avid reader and researcher; fortunately, she also has a writing group that critiques her work and is always poised to shout: "Your research is showing!"

Labor Department Fires Warning Shot At Animal Entertainment Industry

David Kirby | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
David Kirby

OSHA's obligation is to protect all employees against any unnecessary risks. And if that means putting a physical barrier between human workers and potentially lethal animals, the Feds are saying so be it.

Raising a Transgender Child: A Star is Born

Julie Ross | Posted 06.20.2012 | Parents
Julie Ross

Eight months ago, my 9-year-old son tearfully shared with me that his whole life, he had wanted to be a girl.

The Pros and Cons of Sharing My First Fledgling Pages

Jennie Nash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jennie Nash

I'm about to head off to visit a local book club who read The Threadbare Heart. I love doing these events, and am always amazed at the care with which people read their books.

A Sneak Peek at XBOX's Project Natal

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

Once we were briefed -- we were given the opportunity to play a dodge ball (like) game. It was a great experience.