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Applause from Christopher Boswell and 2 others
What If Unhappiness Contains The Secret To Happiness?
Maybe we should just give up the pursuit of happiness.
Maarten van Doorn in Personal GrowthMember only content5 min read
Applause from Blue Fences and 2 others
How to Write from a Place That’s Unique to You
Turning your lonely words into something meaningful, effective, and honest.
Kevin Horton in The Writing CooperativeMember only content4 min read
Cosmos in Chaos
10 things the universe wants you to know about heartbreak.
Kimberley Etwaro in P.S. I Love YouMember only content5 min read
Applause from Christopher Boswell and 2 others
To Get Better at Writing You Must Teach It
In 2012, my first son was born, and my pursuit of novel publication came to a screeching halt.
Chris Ing in Writers Guild5 min read
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‘The Art of Conversation’ With Adah Parris
She’s here to help reorient us to ourselves and steer us to a better, more human future
Douglas RushkoffMember only content2 min read
Applause from Chris Daniels
The Patron Saints of My Behavior
I don’t believe in God, but I do have gods — and they visit me
Scott GallowayMember only content5 min read
Applause from anna breslin
Why The Next Privacy War Will Be in Our Homes
What happens when every noise in our lies becomes a search prompt?
Colin HorganMember only content5 min read
Based on your reading history
Applause from Stephen M. Tomic and 1 other
The Corner
Down on my knees,
Dave ParkMember only content1 min read
Applause from Dan Moore and 2 others
Dusks and Dawns
Lit Up — November’s Prompt: 55er
DiAmaya Dawn in Lit UpMember only content1 min read
Applause from Jonathan Greene and 2 others
Writing is Damn Hard Work
The “gurus” aren’t lying to you, just sharing their tools.
Zach J. PayneMember only content4 min read
From authors you follow
19 Tiny Habits That Lead to Huge Results
Success doesn’t happen in an instant.
Nicolas ColeMember only content4 min read
Applause from Kitanya Harrison and 1 other
The best trite advice I can give you.
When life gets demanding, demand something different.
John Gorman11 min read
How To Breathe (Why Deep Breathing Will Change Your Life)
The Final Solution to Depression and Anxiety
Harry J. SteadMember only content7 min read
Applause from Michelle Muses and 1 other
Be My Guest.
If you please…
Blue FencesMember only content1 min read
Chicken Fried Chicken
Fried chicken: It might hasten your death in certain quantities, but it also has many other features to…
Elizabeth Bruenig3 min read
Applause from people you follow
Applause from Kathy Jacobs and 1 other
We demand BuzzFeed pay out earned paid time off to its recently laid off…
To Ben, Jonah, and Lenke:
BuzzFeed News Staff Council14 min read
Applause from Zach J. Payne and 2 others
Ted Bundy: The First Incel
The serial killer tells us a lot about toxic masculinity today.
Jessica WildfireMember only content7 min read
Applause from Zachary Phillips and 2 others
Are You a Builder or a Destroyer?
Whether complimentary or adversarial, contrasting roles are a fact of life.
Tammy HaderMember only content4 min read
Best in Language
Applause from David Paul Kirkpatrick
Meet the Alien Whisperer
How an astrophysicist uses dolphin and whale communication to prepare for possible alien contact
Shannon StironeMember only content4 min read
Applause from Hilal Isler
What People Actually Say Before They Die
Insights into the little-studied realm of last words
The AtlanticMember only content10 min read
After More Than Two Decades of Work, a New Hebrew Bible to Rival the King James
The pre-eminent scholar Robert Alter has finally finished his own translation
New York Times MagazineMember only content10 min read
Best in Gun Control
NRA Goes International in Its Mission to Defend Guns
The American lobby forges ties in Australia, Brazil, and Russia
Bloomberg Businessweek in Bloomberg BusinessweekMember only content11 min read
Applause from Matthew J. Dolezal
Nearly Every Mass Killer Is a Man. Why Aren’t We Talking About That?
After the Toronto attack, there should be a debate about toxic masculinity, and the issues of identity and…
The GuardianMember only content6 min read



“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth” – Mike Tyson

“In boxing, yesterday’s nobody can become tomorrow’s somebody. The man who wants it the most is going to come home with it. He had the will to win.” – Don King on Buster Douglas’s upset of Mike Tyson

“You don’t understand. I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am, let’s face it. It was you, Charley.” – Terry Malloy (Marlon Brandon) in On the Waterfront

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Do you shake your head in disbelief or smile at innocent ignorance? Perhaps both, but what do you do if those ‘ignorant’ are your own parents? Scream? Shout? or rant on Twitter? Australian E-sports commentator Nate Patrick chose to take the third route in a hilarious tirade on learning of an encounter his parents had on a train journey.

A noisy bunch traveling with Nate’s parents turned out to be the Manchester United squad, and the Patricks, oblivious of the mega-stardom of their co-passengers were unimpressed. So much that Patrick Sr was left wondering on an offer of a picture with Paul Pogba. Yes, he did not recognize Paul Pogba!

Well, you surely cannot disown your parents, but rant you can and Nate did, leaving the world in splits. Here’s to all our ‘parents’ stories.


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With India’s 2019 general elections around the corner, Facebook has come up with a strategy to fight fake news and launch transparency tools. As part of this initiative, the social media giant will set up two regional operations centres, in Dublin and Singapore, to track election integrity and monitor Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger. These teams will add a layer of defence against fake news, hate speech, and voter suppression, the company said in an official blog post.

Known for its investments in consumer brands, early-stage venture fund Fireside Ventures unveiled ambitious plans for the years to come. And it includes taking each of its brands to Rs 1,000 crore in revenues, and building 25 iconic consumer brands over the next 15 years, including a few ‘unicorns’ in the next decade. “There is an emergence of young brands, and we believe we can set ambitious targets for growth because consumption is on the rise in India,” said Kanwaljit Singh, Managing Partner at Fireside Ventures.

If rumours are to be believed, Apple might be working on a subscription-based gaming service, dubbed ‘Netflix for games’ by media reports. If things go as planned, the service would allow subscribers to access a select list of game titles for a certain fee. The iPhone maker is already said to have initiated discussions with game developers in the second half of 2018, but until the company gives an official nod, it’s wise to take this piece of news with a pinch of salt.

Founded in 2015, Bellatrix Aerospace is one of the many companies trying to gain a slice of the pie that is space exploration. The startup’s claim to fame is an indigenous electric propulsion system for satellites, called Microwave Plasma Thrusters (MPT). Through the MPT, Bellatrix offers its customers the ability to take bigger payloads into space at a reasonable cost. What’s even better? It’s an eco-friendly and a cleaner alternative to the existing electric propulsion.

With a growing number of consumers turning to eco-friendly, organic and sustainable clothing options, Bengaluru-based NorthMist is carving a niche for itself. Launched by Smrity Gupta and Arijit Mazumdar in March 2018, the company manufactures organic men’s t-shirts, and sells them across India. NorthMist has already launched two collections, and is preparing to launch its third one this summer.

State Bank of India (SBI) recently alleged the misuse of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) data. According to media reports, SBI officials are said to have informed the UIDAI that the logins and biometrics of their operators were misused to generate unauthorised Aadhaar cards. The charges, however, were rubbished by UIDAI, which claimed that the Aadhaar database was completely secured, and no breach had taken place.

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Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.

Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.