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eve-kushner's picture
Feb.07.2012
  If you sought kanji with which to make gender distinctions, what would you use? My mind would naturally go to these two: 男 (54: male, man) 女 (35: female, woman) These characters can indeed serve that purpose, but they don't always mean what you might think. Moreover, some other pairs of...
michael-seidel's picture
Feb.06.2012
There are times when 'so close' matters and other times when it doesn't. Sort of like saying, the stock market will go up, and if not, it might go down. Or, today will be sunny, unless there are clouds, in which case it might not be sunny. For me, 'so close' is about my pants and my waist. I'm...
pamela-ferris-olson's picture
Jul.16.2010
I just read that the average woman is a size 14! That’s good news for those of us who view ourselves as oversized. It's a mindset we've cultivated after years of looking at models in magazines and on television. Being told my dress size is average is particularly empowering if I take it to mean...
thierry-kauffmann's picture
Jun.17.2010
Writing is a process by which we light up a lantern and illuminate different patches of truth along the way. How wide should the lantern be, is a matter of setting the distance between our story, and its readers. I find that I have a visual imagination, and that I like immediacy. To achieve this I...
bernadette-jansen-op-de-haar's picture
Apr.27.2010
According to a British research survey, which questioned 1500 women, owning an iPhone makes men more attractive.  It also transpired that women think iPhone-men communicate better and are more into humour. Thirty-seven percent of the interviewees find iPhone-men more trustworthy. Well, that is a...
farzana-versey's picture
Apr.26.2010
Wasn’t there a Calvin Klein ad where the guy bites the edge of his trim partner’s panty? Ironically, the Botox and implant industries are thriving. So, isn’t there some dissonance here - the advertising agencies and designers on one side and the cosmetic surgery and boob vanity industries on the...
barry-eva's picture
Sep.06.2009
STORYHEART SUNDAY UK BLOG - THIS ROYAL THRONE OF KINGS I was thinking about what to write in todays Sunday Blog, when something my guest on yesterdays "A Book and a Chat" (Shelley Seale) said made me think, in fact I did mention it in yesterdays blog. The number of homeless children in...