Life provides turning points of many kinds, but the most powerful of all may be character-revealing moments.
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A study claims that social media texts may be reliable indicators of overall academic performance
Can commas prevent lawsuits? You'd be surprised.
That rule you remember best from English classes? Forget it—it’s actually damaging your writing.
Confused about the latest news in medicine? You should be.
Freaking out over the latest health news headlines? It's not your fault.
What the Yanni/Laurel test tells you about your ears—and brain.
Sweating over a writing deadline? Relax; you've got company: Nearly everyone who writes.
Do some of your colleagues or team-mates stress you out? How 4 types of team-mates can make anyone's life a misery.
The recent flap over Facebook's Terms of Service reveals why hitting "agree" is a mistake
Why unexpectedness trumps data, or how irrationality makes the news.
The real reason science is getting harder to read.
When imitating published writing goes wrong
Should you pay attention to the latest headlines on nutrition? It's probably healthier to ignore them.
Stop fretting and keep "wasting" your time. You might be solving some seemingly intractable problems when you're not actually staring at a page.
Do Paradoxes Command Better Attention or Disbelief? The Answer Will Surprise You.
Find reading academic articles painful? You're not alone.
Puzzled at the ballot box? You're not alone.
Why would anyone hear rhythm in sentences during silent reading?
Ever wonder why some writers just seem fluent and masterly, while others sound clumsy and amateurish? The answer is all in your head.
What those puzzling scores at the bottom of articles really mean.
Disappearing down the reddit rabbit hole? Why you might want to read some Dickens or Colson Whitehead, instead.
Jane Yellowlees Douglas, Ph.D., is a consultant on writing and organizations. She is also the author, with Maria B. Grant, MD, of The Biomedical Writer: What You Need to Succeed in Academic Medicine.