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David Mitchell on Earthsea – a rival to Tolkien and George RR Martin

Fantasy,Books,Culture,Fiction,David Mitchell,Ursula K Le Guin,JRR Tolkien,George RR Martin<p>In A Wizard of Earthsea, published in 1968, Ursula K Le Guin created one of literature’s most fully formed fantasy worlds. The author of Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks recalls how he fell under its spell<p>Four …

Literature

How to Make Pushups 3 Times More Effective

This is the ultimate way to build raw strength during the exercise<p>You can do pushups the way everyone else does them—as fast as possible, up and down.<p>Or you can do them with a dead stop at the bottom.<p>The latter is more difficult, but it’s a true test of strength. And it’s the way <i>Men’s Health</i> …

Man Started With An Empty Van, But When He Opens The Back Door You'll Be Amazed

There's perhaps no feeling more freeing than that of living life out on the open road. Though often synonymous with less-than-desirable living …

Home Improvement

Rethinking "Hitler’s Pope"

<b>Mark Riebling</b> has been an architect of post-9/11 “intelligence-driven policing,” co-founding and serving as research director for the Center for …

Christianity

Coffee decoded: why filter is the only way to brew beans now

<b>It's International Coffee Day this week - but do you know what you should really be ordering? Diana Henry cracks the coffee code</b><p>I’m in central London, queuing in a café, but I might as well be in a foreign land. The counter in front of me has golden flaky pastries, sandwiches on sourdough bread and …

Ina Garten's Balsamic Roasted Beef Recipe

Ina flavors this easy roasted beef filet with Dijon mustard and aged balsamic vinegar. It's one of the many scrumptious recipes from her newest cookbook, How Easy Is That?<p><b>Serves 5 to 6</b><p>"My friend Brent Newsom is the best caterer in the Hamptons — which is saying something! He makes a dish like this …

The chocolate and espresso cookie recipe to fulfill all your cookie desires

<i>Flavorful</i> by Tish Boyle is an exercise in decadence. Boyle identifies the nine flavors most prominent in the dessert world, and puts them through …

How To Make Mouthwatering Mini Meatloaf Cupcakes

Elyse is a Senior Writer at LittleThings.com. She enjoys tacos, kickboxing, and naming animals. In fact, she named two of her mother’s six cockatiels …

Cooking

9 Places You Can Learn How to Code (for Free) | Inc.com

Coding isn't just for the supergeeks anymore--getting a little code under your belt is an incredibly valuable skill for marketers and any other members of a business team. You can:<p><b>Use HTML to fine-tune some wonky text paragraphs.</b> Even the smallest bit of HTML knowledge can be helpful when dealing …

How to Choose Which Programming Language to Learn [Infographic]

Udacity illustrates how to pick the programming language for the life you want.<p><i>"I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think." ~</i> <i>Steve Jobs</i><p>You might have guessed by now that I'm a huge advocate for coding — and not just for geeks or …

Programming Languages

Alda lets you compose music in a text editor

For years, composers and producers have used complex tools to digitally score music. Developer Dave Yarwood wants to change all that with Alda, a new programming language he created to help people write scores with little to no coding experience.<p>Yarwood found GUI-based scoring and production tools …

As tech booms, workers turn to coding for career change

SAN FRANCISCO — After Paul Minton graduated from college, he worked as a waiter but always felt he should do more.<p>So Minton, a 26-year-old math …

In Defence of Ayn Rand, Monster Under the Progressive Bed

The posthumous release of a new novel by Ayn Rand has sparked familiar—and tired—liberal criticisms of Objectivism's grande dame.<p>Liberals are constantly begging for more female authors and female lead characters in literature, but one woman author and philosopher remains stubbornly absent from …