Nathaniel Hawthorne Doesn’t Want You To Be A Perfectionist, But You Probably Are And That’s Okay

Written by Caitlin Smith Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Birth-Mark” is an 1843 short story that primarily deals with issues of perfection and self image. With today’s perfection-seeking culture, where we tailor our lives to fit societal expectations on apps like Instagram, Snapchat, or Twitter, this story is especially relevant. It follows Aylmer, a scientist dabbling in…

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To Publish or Not to Publish?

Written by Sydney Stewart Carolyn Reidy has recently been named Publishers Weekly’s Publisher of the Year—a title awarded for her work as CEO and President of Simon & Schuster. However, Reidy is not only known for her exceptional contributions to the world of publishing, but for another reason: she is the original publisher of controversial…

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