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Son of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes Has Died

journalplath1.jpgNicholas Hughes, the son of the late poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, has committed suicide, the NY Times reports. The 47-year-old evolutionary biologist lived in Alaska, far from the public scrutiny that followed his family.

In 1963, his mother committed suicide while her two children slept. Her son also fought depression for most of his life. The Poetry Foundation reprinted a poem that Plath wrote for her young son entitled “Nick and the Candlestick.” Here’s an excerpt:

“O love, how did you get here?
O embryo

“Remembering, even in sleep,
Your crossed position.”

(Via Maud Newton)

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.