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Why Ben Carson Cannot Be President

... I have no doubt that Dr. Carson is a fantastic surgeon, and I highly encourage him to keep doing what he's good at, what made him famous, what made him loved and what kept him far too busy--presumably and understandably--to read the United States Constitution. (Click to read full piece.)

H&M: Where Pseudo-Sustainability Meets Diversity Porn

...I highly doubt H&M has any interest in true diversity or feminist liberation. H&M is a multinational company, and its interest is in maximizing profits. If you don’t believe me, just ask Human Rights Watch or any of the Cambodian women or children H&M has employed for next to nothing. (Read more)

A Persian in Therapy

My people don’t do psychotherapy. We have friends. We have families. We have pharmacies. Paying strangers to listen to our problems isn’t our style. (Click to continue.)

Writing Like an Asian: Five Qs with Melody Moezzi

(Q1) In "Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life," you decide to make your illness public. What were your concerns about doing so, and what made you decide to go forward? (Click to continue.)

Riot Round-Up: The Best Books We Read in April

Chris Arnone: "Melody Moezzi is an amazing writer, sharp and witty and very funny, describing life as a young Iranian woman raised by her family in the American midwest, balancing those two sides of her world and cultures in a pre- and post-9/11 world." (Click to continue.)

Also check out Peek Over Our Shoulders: What Rioters Are Reading.

11 Tips on Getting Your Book Published

Becoming an author is a bit like becoming an acrobat. Few people know how to go about either; fewer bother to attempt, and fewer still succeed. (Click to continue.)

Treat, Don't Traumatize

Given plans to introduce at least two mental health reform bills in Congress this month, some have high hopes that our leaders will soon deliver meaningful mental health reform. I do not. (Click to continue.)

5 Tips From Your Sober Holiday Guest

When people first learn that I don't drink alcohol, they often request an explanation. Mine is rarely consistent. Sometimes I say I don't like the taste. Sometimes I say I'm Muslim. Sometimes I say I have a medical condition. All are true, but none in isolation contains a full explanation. (Click to continue.)