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Inviting, say, George Clooney, into the bedroom can be a boom for our sex lives. And, according to experts, there's no reason to feel guilty about it.
"It’s one thing to talk about how to get rid of toxic friendships. It’s another to realize that, in fact, you are the toxic friend."
"Secrets have their own energy and power—eventually, no matter how well-hidden, how buried, the truth will come out."
Are you looking for creative rejuvenation for the New Year? Check out these suggestions from bestselling authors.
"I had to make some changes if I wanted to get out of the deep, dark hole of depression. I had to stop pretending I was superhuman."
A new book offers perspective and hope in tough times.
New book explores the “incubator doctor” of Coney Island, the first person in US to practice neonatology--and he ran a sideshow of premie babies. Altruist or opportunist? Both?
Here's how I stopped seeing myself as a victim of an abusive therapist--and learned to trust myself more.
"I wanted listeners to be hooked, not to click away from my Spotify station after a couple of songs the way they’d abandon a novel that didn’t pull them in."
Graham was privy to the secrets of the stars of Hollywood's Golden Age, but she had plenty of her own secrets.
There was, in this country filled with beauty and grief, a kind of permission to feel my own sorrow for the past and hope for the future. Amahoro.
Novelist Jessica Keener tells how she became comfortable with the unknown, and became more creative.
"I learned to follow my creative instincts instead of listening to everything anyone else said."
“There’s so much conventional wisdom and recycled advice out there. I'm trying to dig deeper..."
What I once labeled "a relationship" with my teacher was really sexual abuse.
I was pushing a terribly damaged man to reveal his most diseased self, while I hid behind a façade of “normalcy.”
Literary tribes that include authors and readers are a great way to connect through books.
"Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work." — Marcelle Proust
The "Night Child" uncurled from a tight fetal position and emerged from the thick-skinned seed of personal narrative.
Writers write about the things that bother them most—lost love, missed opportunities, and things that should have been said and done but weren’t.
Some of my favorite authors—debut authors and old pros—came up with New Year’s resolutions for creative inspiration.
Writing has been a teacher for me, and it’s taught me this above all: Feeling like you don’t belong simply means you haven’t found where you belong yet.
I had tackled the layers of divorce, both legal and personal... But I had never spent so much as a weekend alone in ten years, until the kids went to visit their dad.
"People think you get to this magical place where you know what you’re doing....But every novel is a completely new animal. You’re always a beginner. That makes it interesting."
Some of us manage to invent bodies, voices, and lives worth living even though we don’t fit in to the normative socius.
Young people find something a poet has written, take a picture and post it to their social media accounts as a way to say, “I’ve felt this. I just didn't know how to say it."
"I always explore whether or not people can change, whether they can escape the circumstances of their past. Sometimes they can, sometimes they can’t."
What would happen if I didn’t rip back the sheets, slap one foot on the floor and then the other, and then keep on moving all day long? A meditation on functional depression.
"No matter what, love more and not less. I didn’t realize that’s what the message of this book was until the end."
"It’s a myth that healing is something we must do internally, all by ourselves. Healing is the great gift we can give each other."
Jennifer Haupt has written for O, The Oprah Magazine, Parents, The Rumpus and other publications. Her novel, In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills, will be published in April 2018.
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