The Love Lives of Authors

Love is dangerous—best to leave it to the experts. Spend your Valentine’s Day living vicariously through these writers and their passionate love lives. Because let’s face it, you’d rather be draped in chocolate wrappers than a volatile amour, right? Just me? Lord Byron The 6th Baron Byron was a Romantic with a capital ‘R,’ but…

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Top Ten Pick-Up Lines in Literature

For the Power of Words, I give you Exhibit A: Arthur Miller (Death of a Salesman, The Crucible) and Marilyn Monroe. As Exhibit B: Salman Rushdie (The Satanic Verses, Midnight’s Children)  and Padma Lakshmi. I could go on. Here are ten great lines from literature that just might help you get lucky, too.  1.  “The only way to…

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The Enchantress of Numbers

The curious tale of the world’s first computer programmer. Today I stray a little from the ordinary literary and educational news updates, after coming across a nod to an exceptional woman I couldn’t pass the day without commemorating, not only for her role in mathematics, but also for her role as a woman in mathematics,…

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