Archive for month: November, 2019

Why don’t civilians ask veterans more questions?

I love asking questions. As a journalist, I don’t just ask people what they do — I interrogate them, be they scientists or teachers or sculptors, to find out the terminology of their field, the kinds of characters that populate [...]

Helpful advice for aspiring writers of all ages

Being a writer is all about expressing your unique perspective with feeling and originality, not about having a huge vocabulary or getting published, says author Jacqueline Woodson. She shares a little of what she’s learned in the process of writing [...]

Get closer to the people in your life— by being the best mess possible

It’s time to give up on chasing perfection and embrace our uniquely individual quirks and imperfections, says author Chidera Eggerue. We humans are pretty excellent at telling other people what to do — but not so excellent at following our [...]

Here’s a question to consider: What if there’s nothing wrong with you?

While asking this question won’t change your life, it can help pause your inner critic and create space for possibility, says therapist Susan Henkels. Susan Henkels has worked as a psychotherapist for more than 45 years. That means she’s spent decades [...]

Learn to “Think Like A Coder” with our new series

Curious about coding? Want to build your programming skills? Or perhaps you just love a good problem-solving challenge? We’re thrilled to announce our new 10-episode series: Think Like A Coder. The series, in partnership with YouTube Learning Playlists, will challenge [...]

Do you say “sorry” too much? Here’s what to say instead

When we needlessly apologize, we end up making ourselves small and diminish what we’re trying to express, says sociologist Maja Jovanovic. Think about all the times you use the word “sorry” in a typical day. There are the necessary “sorry”s — [...]

How to talk to kids about sex

Today, it’s not enough to have one birds-and-the-bees talk; it needs to be an open, ongoing conversation. Author and activist Christa Desir explains why and how. The first few times I talked to high school students about sexual assault, when [...]