Superstitions. Myths. Urban Legends. Life is full of them. How did they come to be? Check out this Ted-Ed video from Stuart Vyse about where superstitions come from. As fiction … Continue reading Myth building and Superstitions
Noah Zandan brings us an interesting video on the language of lying. This can be helpful not only to spot a liar, but – for writers – to create complex … Continue reading The language of lying
In this story from Einav Zamir Dembin, we see the intersections of history, literature, and archaeology. Did Troy really exist?
As a writer – especially for fiction – I sometimes wonder if an explanation of a person’s nonverbal cues will be universal to everyone. This fascinating Ted-Ed talk from Sophie … Continue reading Are there universal expressions of emotion?
Mental health can be a real drain. As someone who has suffered from depression and currently taking medication for anxiety, it can make every day like walking through thick mud. … Continue reading What is Depression?
Thank ya, Ted-Ed! It’s cool to think about where words come from, how we make them, how we repurpose old words.