After 25 years of being homeless, I learned there’s one simple thing you can do to help | Gregory P Smith

I felt so invisible that sometimes being bashed was a relief at the least the thugs were engaging with me There are as many pathways to homelessness as there are homeless people in the world. For some, it’s a sudden freefall triggered by a lost job, a broken home life or some other seismic personal…

‘I was weak, despairing, confused’: did writing a fiction attain me ill?

It started with a bottomless tiredness, and soon novelist Sarah Perry was unable to function. Had she brought it all on herself? On Christmas Eve 2013, with hail falling on Norwich, I set out to jog three miles through the cyclone on the track beside the river. The spire of the cathedral was overshadowed by…

15 Reasons Why Dating A Girl Who Reads Will Enhance Your Life

Dating a girl who reads will certainly enhance your life. Here is why you should date a bookworm. 1. She is curious . A girl who loves to read is an avid learner; always hungry for more knowledge and more books. She will be just as curious about and your life and will definitely keep…

30 Signs You Were Born A Badass Risk Taker

While we often discuss risk-taking as a trait, some intrinsic part of an individuals personality, risk-taking is actually a process. The process of deciding whether or not to engage in a behaviour that has a significant likelihood of resulting in a negative outcome. And you know what? Negative outcomes are a prospect in situation: whether…

1968: the year that changed America

The cliche says that if you can recollect the Sixties, you werent really there. But Hendrik Hertzberg recollects the decades most explosive year are you all right indeed Where were you in the 1960 s? And what were you? A toddler, a grade schooler, a teenager? A young adult? Were you already old enough to…

From Circe to Clinton: why powerful women are cast as witches

A misogynist insult in Washington and Westminster, a force for good in Hollywood for centuries, witches have represented dread of assertive girls. But why does the stereotype persist? During the 2016 US presidential election, American social media was inundated with images of Hillary Clinton wearing a black hat and riding a broom, or else cackling…

From Circe to Clinton: why powerful girls are cast as witches

A misogynist insult in Washington and Westminster, a force for good in Hollywood for centuries, witches have represented fear of assertive females. But why does the stereotype persist? During the 2016 US presidential election, American social media was flooded with images of Hillary Clinton wearing a black hat and riding a broom, or else cackling…

What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton review- no twinge of repentance

The presidential candidate blames everyone but herself for her shock defeat to Trump in this hubristic memoir In common with everyone who is likely to read this review, I mourned when Hillary Clinton lost the election last November. Now there is an extra reason for unhappines: with time on her hands, the woman who was…

The Obama years: novelists assess his legacy

Expectations were sky high when Barack Obama was elected president in 2008. As his word draws to a close, has he disappointed or delivered? Novelists in America appraise him Tobias Wolff: The coolness of his style has led to a lack of kudo for what he has achieved Tobias Wolff is best known for his…