September 21st, 2009

Do you write noir?

And like James Elroy? Because Daily Lit is having a cool contest. “Best-selling author James Ellroy is known for his intense crime-noir novels. He's even been called the Demon Dog of American crime fiction. Venture into the world of hard-boiled cops and criminals and come up with your own 50 word mini-crime-noir. Don't forget to create an intriguing title. James Ellroy himself will judge the entries and select three winners, each of whom will receive a signed copy of Ellroy's new book (to be released on Sept. 22nd), Blood's A Rover. Post your mini-crime-noir no later than October 4th at 11:59 p.m.”

And here’s where you go to enter, or at least read the other’s entries.

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Mature teens actually take MORE risks

Remember learning that teens take more risks because their brains are too immature to understand them?

Turns out that might not be true.

A new study has found that “The more mature the look of the brain, the more risk-taking the teenager tended to report.” This risk-taking included “driving without a license, having unprotected sex and using drugs.”

Want to know more? Read more here.

[Full disclosure: not thinking about how Teen seems mature for her age...]

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