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Lena Dunham On Sex, Oversharing And Writing About Lost ‘Girls’ - North Country Public Radio

Lena Dunham On Sex, Oversharing And Writing About Lost ‘Girls’
North Country Public Radio
I’ve thought about this a lot because it’s a challenging thing when you’re a person who has a desire, or let’s say a compulsion, to share facts about your personal life. If that’s the way you process the world — is to make creative content based on …

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How to Spot Fake Reviews – 4 Warning Signs - bdaily

How to Spot Fake Reviews – 4 Warning Signs
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With the help of maths wizard (or mathemagician) William Hartson, from Cambridge University, we calculated that positive ratings and reviews can boost revenue by as much as 40% a year, as a result of reduced shopping cart abandonment and higher trust …

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'This Is Where I Leave You' is a dramatic turn for Bateman, Levy - Columbia Daily Herald

'This Is Where I Leave You' is a dramatic turn for Bateman, Levy
Columbia Daily Herald
What follows is a serious but often acidly funny set of interactions between members of the family —the recently jilted Judd; Wendy, whose sharpie husband is in emotional absentia; haughty eldest son Paul (Corey Stoll), who is taking over the family …

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“Why Doesn’t She Just Leave?” Pt 3: Myths About Victims - PsychCentral.com (blog)

“Why Doesn’t She Just Leave?” Pt 3: Myths About Victims
PsychCentral.com (blog)
Emotional aggression includes things that we often think of as bullying: being called names, being humiliated, being told no one else wants them, being told they’re a failure or a loser. As a therapist, I can’t help but notice that this also bears an …

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Fantasy Football Week 3: Alt Bros In the Suburbs, Plus Nick Kroll’s Week 3 Picks - Newsweek


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Fantasy Football Week 3: Alt Bros In the Suburbs, Plus Nick Kroll’s Week 3 Picks
Newsweek
A friend of mine recently made the apt observation that Facebook has, for our generation, turned into the suburbs of the Internet. It used to be where we found out where the party was at; now it’s where we get engaged, married, a puppy and then a baby.

Debate: Does US Military Intervention In The Middle East Help Or Hurt? - North Country Public Radio


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Debate: Does US Military Intervention In The Middle East Help Or Hurt?
North Country Public Radio
Legal scholars and courts have been wrangling for more than a year over whether the National Security Agency’s collection of millions of Americans’ phone records — a program first disclosed to the public by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden in 2013 …

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Eula Biss discusses ‘On Immunity’ - Chicago Tribune

Eula Biss discusses ‘On Immunity’
Chicago Tribune
There are, in fact, certain risks associated with childhood vaccines, including side effects such as fever and skin rashes. Statistically, however, these are … In the story of Thetis and Achilles, it’s clear this isn’t really a safe environment. She …

Wolverine’s Death: Superheroes And The Cycle Of Eternal Return - North Country Public Radio

Wolverine’s Death: Superheroes And The Cycle Of Eternal Return
North Country Public Radio
“The concept of ‘death’ in comic books can seem a bit tenuous,” EW wrote, understating like crazy, ” … but Marts says that Marvel approached this event ‘from a standpoint of finality, of closure.’ ” That sound you hear? … Here’s another thing …

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How to Overcome Stage Fright - PsychCentral.com (blog)

How to Overcome Stage Fright
PsychCentral.com (blog)
A funny and very endearing TED Talk by folk singer Joe Kowan about experiencing and overcoming severe stage fright. Kowan describes his discomfort as well as his unique and creative strategy for coping with it – performing a song that confronts it head on.

2014 High Plains Book Awards finalists - Billings Gazette

2014 High Plains Book Awards finalists
Billings Gazette
“Let Him Go,” a finalist in the fiction category for this year’s High Plains Book awards, quickly turns into a most curious quest story. George sits behind the … It provokes the reader to question the concept of justice in an era that does not seem …

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