The dominatrix profession demands a mastery of human psychology and the ability to command life's many challenges.
- Professional dominatrixes develop an intuitive understanding of the human psyche at its most revealing.
- The techniques pro-dommes use to control their clients can be translated to other endeavors, especially finances and work.
- Studying the principles of these techniques can help anyone improve a craft or skill.
Tips on telling human stories that audiences want to hear from start to finish.
- The most important part of being a writer is feeling that you're not important and that the work you're doing is not about you.
- "A journalist is someone who is willing to disappoint themselves with the truth."
- Every piece of journalism has a narrative arc, and that arc is integral to any human storytelling.
We catalogue seven more board games to teach children science, problem-solving, and even foster their creativity.
- The number of board games being released each year is unprecedented.
- Among the deluge of new and interesting titles, many can help develop life-critical skills, such as creativity, problem solving, and lateral thinking.
- We look at seven more board games that help teach children to think big.
The American author said he attempted to bring scientific thinking to literary criticism, but received "very little gratitude for this."
- Kurt Vonnegut wrote a master's thesis on the shapes of stories that he submitted to the anthropology department at the University of Chicago, which rejected it.
- The late Indiana-born author said it was his "prettiest contribution" to the culture.
- Vonnegut half-jokingly defended his "scientific" approach to literary criticism over his career, but noted that great stories can't be easily plotted on a diagram.
Laughing is so contagious that we often forget how subjective humor is.
- People have very subjective senses of humor, which means some jokes may be funny to certain people but not at all for others.
- It can be hard to notice just how subject humor is because laughter has an infectious effect on people. This phenomenon is especially true in large groups of people.
- When it comes to reviewing what jokes to put into a show, test it on friends and family to see which parts evoke laughs from them and which parts don't.