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Five Daily Writing Exercises That Can Improve Your Blogging | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Maintaining a blog full-time can be a bit stressful, and this stress can sometimes have a restricting effect on your writing. There’s the pressure to …

Hear Sylvia Plath Read 15 Poems From Her Final Collection, Ariel, in 1962 Recording

“Add to the available accounts of Plath (there are so many) this, please: nobody brought a house to life the way she did.” So writes Dan Chiasson in …

The entire history of the world, in 1 chart

The 5-foot-long chart below has an ambitious goal: To record 4,000 years of history in a single graphic.<p>Drawn by John B. Sparks of Rand McNally and Company in 1931, the chart traces world history from the Egyptian Empire through the Assyrians, Persians, Romans and Huns through the early 20th …


Pictures of the Week 4.24.15

Martial Arts

13 Beautiful Fields Of Flowers Around The World

Bloomin' across the globe.

I Heart My National Park: Glacier

Montana’s <b>Glacier National Park</b> is where everything bright and strong and never tamed comes together on high: gray wolves and great silver-tipped bears, storms that hit the Great Divide like tsunamis with golden eagles surfing the wind waves, twisted trees 200 years old but scarcely tall enough to …


15-Year-Old Jane Austen Writes a Satirical History Of England: Read the Handwritten Manuscript Online (1791)

Last week, we posted about the British Library’s colossal online exhibit, which includes over 30,000 items, all freely digitized for reader perusal. …

48 Of The Most Beautiful Lines Of Poetry

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."<p>2. From "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop:<p>"It's evident<p>the art of losing's not too hard to master,<p>though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster."<p>Suggested by Nekesa M., via Facebook<p>3. From "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman:<p>"I bequeath myself to the …


Photo // @jimmy_chin @realwillgadd climbing through a rarely formed ice tunnel in the Ghost River Wilderness outside Calgary, Alberta. A typical day w Will is rarely a typical day. You never know where you'll end up. #explorealberta @thephotosociety

Pictures of the Week 4.10.15


The Best Places to Stargaze in America

For 25 years, NASA’s orbiting Hubble telescope has beamed mesmerizing images of our universe. But Earth dwellers can get stellar celestial views, too.<p>Here are three trip-worthy dark-sky havens in the United States:<p>> Lake Powell (Utah)<p>The combination of a thin atmosphere and lack of artificial light …

100 novels everyone should read

The best novels of all time, from Tolkien to Proust and Middlemarch<p><b>100 to 91</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkein</b><p>WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures looking for lost jewellery was a “masterpiece”.<p>99 <b>To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee</b><p>A child’s-eye view of racial prejudice and freaky …