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I Will Always Buy Banned Books For My Kids

Devon Corneal | Posted 11.25.2014 | Parents
Devon Corneal

Until this week, I thought I was an average mom. I cook dinners, make lunches and oversee homework. I live in the suburbs. I drive a sensible car. Today, however, I discovered that I am a hard-core dissident bent on undermining the fabric of our society.

End of the Writer/Teacher?

Andrew Cotto | Posted 11.25.2014 | Books
Andrew Cotto

Teaching and writing have long been symbiotic partners. It was common for the young writer to use academia as a means of support while they toiled away on their inaugural attempts at publication.

LOOK: 5 Jaw-Dropping Hideaways For Living Off The Map

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 09.26.2014 | HuffPost Home

We all dream about getting away from it all. But to where? And what are we going to do when we get there, pitch a tent? Thankfully, a new book fr...

Why Some People Can Fly and Others are Healthy: of Science, Sense and Skillpower

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The route to health should be a path of lesser resistance than it is, free of turbulence and traffic. But it is what it is for now, and we need to rise above it.

Former Waitress Says She Donated Rush Limbaugh's Tips To Abortion Nonprofit

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.24.2014 | Women

If hyper-conservative media personality and flagrant misogynist Rush Limbaugh gave you $4,000, what would you do with it? Writer and abortion activ...

Want to Be a Children's Author? Here Are Some Tips

Melissa Carter | Posted 11.23.2014 | Books
Melissa Carter

As a gay mother I've had to be discerning because many children's books include a mother and father, and have often thought about writing some of my own to reflect his upbringing.

Q: What Happens When an Athlete Suffers a Concussion? A: Poetry

Loren Kleinman | Posted 11.23.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Tom Lombardo spent his late teens and early 20s playing football as a running back at a state champion Western Pennsylvania high school, and then at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

My Journey to Feminism: How Questioning Religion Started it All

Erin McKelle | Posted 11.23.2014 | Religion
Erin McKelle

My journey with religion is really important to my journey to feminism, because if I had never had the courage to rebel and go against what I had been told, I probably would have never found feminism.

Life lessons from Charlotte's Web

Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP | Posted 11.22.2014 | Parents
Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP

My young children are fortunate enough to have never experienced the harsh realities of life and death. The closest they have come is an imaginary spider dying.

The Power of Books to Change the World

Kyle Zimmer | Posted 11.22.2014 | Impact
Kyle Zimmer

If we needed another call to action regarding the transformative power of education - on individual lives and the world we live in - here it is. In ...

Hook's Revenge: A New Twist on a Classic Tale

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 11.22.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Inspired by the classic tale of Peter Pan, the book follows 12-year-old Jocelyn, who dreams of becoming every bit the pirate as her infamous father, the legendary Captain Hook. So it's no surprise that Jocelyn springs into action after receiving a letter to avenge her father's death at the jaws of the Neverland crocodile.

Precious Fall Book Selection

Kim Michele Richardson | Posted 11.22.2014 | Books
Kim Michele Richardson

This fall, the prestigious small press, Ashland Creek Press, gives us Love & Ordinary Creatures -- a richly told tale of grace, heartbreak and redemption. One of those grand 'You Gotta Read This' books to gift to others.

A Writers Guide to Being a Writer Part 2: Networking - The Quiet Art of Making Yourself Sound Awesome Whilst Pretending to Listen to Someone Else

Dan Miles | Posted 11.21.2014 | Books
Dan Miles

It's not that I don't like talking to people; I was once a stand up comic, so I'm not exactly shy and retiring. It's just that it's so bloody soulless. Frankly I would rather gargle leftover lipo fat than network.

Applying Anthropology Concepts to Business Models

Jure Klepic | Posted 11.21.2014 | Small Business
Jure Klepic

Despite the efforts of some very well-known anthropologists, we still understand very little of what this type of investigator does and less about how to apply any of their insights to business models.

5 Feminist Lessons We Learned From American Girl Books

Bustle | Posted 11.20.2014 | Women
Bustle

Think about it: the American Girls were strong-headed, spirited, courageous, kind, and fought for a more equal world. Feminism, baby.

In Character: The Wizards Who Gave Us Power, with Eric Brach

Jarod Cerf | Posted 11.19.2014 | Books
Jarod Cerf

Continuous articles in text are fine, sure. But do you ever wonder what the folks who author books sound like, in person? Before the editorial reviews? I'll give you a hint: They're all characters, too.

5 Courageous Fictional Characters Who Teach Us How to Stay Brave

Meira Bienstock | Posted 11.19.2014 | Books
Meira Bienstock

Sometimes it is not as obvious as a knight riding his horse into battle to face the enemy. Below are different types of courage displayed by five fictional characters who endure so much, and yet always stay strong, never, ever giving up.

#WhyIStayed: I Wanted to Be a Hero to My Child?

Ama Yawson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Women
Ama Yawson

I was shocked to read, was the following excerpt of Dr. Boyce Watkins's open letter to Janay Rice in which he calls women who stay with their abusers in order to keep their families intact "heroes."

Reinventing the Fairy Tale

Alishia Osborn | Posted 11.19.2014 | Arts
Alishia Osborn

I have fond memories as a kid imagining myself within the confines of some of my favorite stories. Living amongst the old woman and all her children i...

Causing Success: What Is Your Why?

Jen Grisanti | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
Jen Grisanti

While studying the TV pilots for the upcoming Fall season, I noticed that many of them start with a set up of the personal dilemma for the central character. This gives the audience a point of connection in the story. In fiction and in life, there is tremendous value in starting with why.

How To Market A Self-Published Book

Paul Jarvis | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
Paul Jarvis

You can achieve success -- however you define success -- by doing practically anything that goes with or even against current advice online for self-published book marketing. The "self" in self-publishing means you've got the reins.

The Older I Get, the Less I Like Rules: An Interview With Author Cathy Lamb

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 11.18.2014 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Cathy Lamb, 47, is a women's fiction author. Her first novel, Julia's Chocolates, was published when she was forty, in 2007.

10 Books To Read Before You Go To Paris

Fodor's | Posted 11.17.2014 | Travel
Fodor's

An iconic character in films, plays, and books, Paris has morphed into a destination so romanticized that it's easy for travelers to be skeptical abou...

Uttering the Holy: On Poetry and Politics

Dean Rader | Posted 11.17.2014 | Books
Dean Rader

To be sure, we are at a crossroads. Poets and audiences need each other. As a member of both groups, I am ready to rise to the occasion.

7 Things You Can Do to Become a Better Developer

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 11.17.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alex Ivanovs

I'm sorry to disappoint you, but this won't be another series on how to build great things with Node.js, or Angular.js for that matter. I'm looking to introduce to you a couple of things that can help you to better understand your career choices, and perhaps even give you the mental boost you've been longing for.