anonymous said:

The article with the title Harry and Louis get sweet in WWA I had honestly thought of what headlines are going be like after they come out

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This is nothing compared to the headlines they’ll make one day

Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles Get Cozy on their Ski Trip in France

Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson Seen Canoodling at The Brits’ Afterparty: Louis’ Hand was WHERE?

Harry Styles Shows off a New Ring. Are Wedding Bells on the Horizon?

The Wedding of the Century: The Power Couple Made it Official

The Tomlinsons Buy their Own Piece of Paradise on an Island in Fiji

Another Tomlinson Bundle of Joy Is on the Way!

This week's brain headlines

Risky decisions helped by chemical signals in the brain

Stopper et al. Overriding Phasic Dopamine Signals Redirects Action Selection during Risk/Reward Decision Making. Neuron, 2014

Insight in processing capacity of our sleeping brains

Kouider et al. Inducing task-relevant responses to speech in the sleeping brain. Current Biology, September 2014

Discovery of neurochemical imbalance in schizophrenia

Hook et al. Human iPSC Neurons Display Activity-Dependent Neurotransmitter Secretion: Aberrant Catecholamine Levels in Schizophrenia Neurons. Stem Cell Reports, 2014

Everyone is different : Violent media on the brain

Alia-Klein et al. Reactions to Media Violence: It’s in the Brain of the Beholder. PLoS ONE, 2014; 9 (9)

Differences in dopamine activity related to obesity

Guo et al. Striatal dopamine D2-like receptor correlation patterns with human obesity and opportunistic eating behavior. Molecular Psychiatry, 2014

Harnessing a mouse’s immune system to attack Alzheimer’s disease toxic proteins

Scholtzova et al. Amyloid β and Tau Alzheimer’s disease related pathology is reduced by toll-like receptor 9 stimulation. Acta Neuropathologica Communications, 2014; 2 (1)

9 Headline Writing Don’ts for Online Journalists and Bloggers

If you were giving someone a gift, would you wrap it like the picture on the left or the right? 

Most of us spend time selecting a beautiful ribbon and wrapping paper for a loved one’s present. Sure, the paper ends up in the recycling, but it will have fulfilled its purpose to build excitement about the treasures inside. 

Similarly, your headline is the first – and sometimes only — thing a reader sees before deciding to open your article or blog post.  It needs to be good.  

Here are nine things you shouldn’t do in your headline.

Afternoon Headlines for Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Associated Press

“AP Interview: Iraq premier says no foreign troops”

“In his first interview with foreign media since taking office on Sept. 8, Haider al-Abadi told The Associated Press that the U.S. aerial campaign currently targeting the militants who have overrun much of northern and western Iraq has helped efforts to roll back the Sunni extremists. He also urged the international community to go after the group in neighboring Syria, saying the battle will prove endless unless the militants are wiped out there as well.”

Washington Post

“China sees jihadi inspiration coming from abroad by way of the Web”

“Hasan exemplified China’s great fear — that a long-running nationalist insurgency in Xinjiang was morphing into a terrorist movement inspired by a foreign brand of radical Islam, and that domestic Uighurs were taking their cue from fellow Uighur extremists schooled in the madrassas of Pakistan and on the battlefields of Afghanistan.”

Reuters

“Exclusive: Syria reveals more chemical weapons facilities to watchdog – sources”

“Syria has revealed a previously undeclared research and development facility and a laboratory to produce the poison ricin to the global chemical weapons watchdog, diplomatic sources told Reuters. Syria has detailed three new facilities to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) as part of an ongoing review of the state’s toxic arsenal, three sources said.”

Washington Post

“The rapidly expanding King fire is threatening more than 1,600 homes in Northern California”

“The King fire, in a forested area east of Sacramento, spread rapidly overnight as it threatened 1,632 homes. The fire was 12,780 acres on Tuesday night, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. But by Wednesday morning, Cal Fire reported that the blaze had grown to 18,544 acres and was 5 percent contained.”

AFP

“South Sudan won’t expel foreign workers”

“The government in war-torn South Sudan said Wednesday it will not be expelling any foreign workers, reversing a policy announcement made the previous day that caused a storm of protests from aid agencies and neighboring countries.”

Reuters

“After Obama speech, Islamic State wins new recruits in Syria – monitor”

“Islamic State has won new recruits in Syria since President Barack Obama signaled last week that air strikes against the group will be expanded from Iraq to its strongholds in northern and eastern Syria, a group monitoring the war said on Wednesday.”

Associated Press

“Obama reaffirms opposition to U.S. combat in Iraq”

“President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to carry out the ground fight on their own.”

Washington Post

“DOJ preparing criminal charges against Wall Street executives”

“The Justice Department has launched criminal fraud investigations of individuals at Wall Street firms, with the hopes of filing formal charges in the coming months, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Wednesday.”

Washington Post

“Ukrainian President Poroshenko will visit White House, Congress to seek more aid”

“Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will arrive in Washington on Thursday with a simple request: more economic and military aid for a nation that is reeling from an insurgency in the east. But amid concerns about Ukraine’s commitment to anticorruption efforts and Western caution about escalating a military conflict with Russia, it remained far from clear that Ukraine’s leader would leave Washington with a substantial new pledge of support. The Ukrainian candy magnate-turned-politician plans to talk with President Obama at the White House and will address a joint meeting of Congress.”

Headlines

China, India to Sign $6.8 Billion Deal to Establish Industrial Parks
(Reuters) China and India will sign a $6.8 billion (4.1 billion pounds) deal to establish two industrial parks aimed at reducing trade imbalances, Wang Hejun, economic and commercial counsellor of the Chinese embassy in India said on Wednesday.

Angry Pakistani Passengers Throw Politician Off Plane
(Reuters) Fed up with constant delays and flight cancellations, disgruntled Pakistani passengers prevented a senior politician from boarding an airplane after he turned up at least two hours late for the flight.

Pretoria Says 300 South Africans at Collapsed Nigerian Church
(Reuters) As many as 300 South Africans were visiting a Pentecostal church in Nigeria last week when a building in the compound collapsed, killing more than 60 people, and an unknown number are still unaccounted for, the government said on Wednesday.

No Damage Reported as 7.1 Quake Strikes Northwest of Guam
(Reuters) A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck 25 miles (40 km) northwest of the Pacific island Guam on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, with no immediate reports of serious damage.

South Korea’s Park Says Door Open for Talks With North
(Reuters) South Korean President Park Geun-hye, thwarted so far in ambitious plans to begin the process of reunifying the Korean peninsula, said the door is open for talks with the North during the upcoming U.N. General Assembly.

Fijians Head to Polls for First Post-Coup General Election
(Reuters) Voters in Fiji headed to the polls on Wednesday for the first time in eight years, following a decision by the South Pacific island nation’s military junta that the time was right for a transition back to democratic rule.

Guatemala Government Responds to News Story Before It Is Published
(Reuters) Guatemala’s government posted an online response to a newspaper article about the country’s vice president before it was published, provoking criticism the government was spying on the country’s media.

U.S. Leaders Call for ‘War’ on Ebola Outbreak, Pledge Troops
(Reuters) U.S. lawmakers called for a government-funded “war” to contain West Africa’s deadly Ebola epidemic before it threatens more countries, building on an American pledge to send 3,000 military engineers and medical personnel to combat the virus.

Brazil’s Rousseff Slips in Poll Ahead of October Election
(Reuters) President Dilma Rousseff has lost ground to her main challenger, Marina Silva, less than three weeks before Brazil’s presidential election, which will likely be decided in a close second-round runoff, a poll showed on Tuesday.

Tropical Storm Polo to Strengthen to Hurricane Off Mexico’s Pacific Coast
(Reuters) Tropical Storm Polo is forecast to become a hurricane off Mexico’s Pacific Coast on Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said, just days after a severe storm battered the Baja California peninsula.

Airstrikes on central Syrian city kill some 50
BEIRUT (AP)—Syrian government airstrikes killed some 50 people in an opposition-held city this week in bombing that apparently sought to target a rebel commander, activists said Wednesday.

Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels
WASHINGTON (AP)—Wary House lawmakers are on track to give President Barack Obama authority to order U.S. military training and arms for moderate rebels confronting the growing danger of Islamic State militants.

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