Anila Jacob

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8 fun skills you can learn online in an afternoon

Anyone with an internet connection has access to education. Here's a sampling of the knowledge that awaits you.<p>These days, you can pretty much find a …

Jerry Seinfeld

The Best Writing Advice of 2016

Highlights from 12 months of interviews with writers about their craft and the authors they love<p>2016 was not an easy year to be a writer. Not just because of the constant, concentration-wrecking pull of our devices, their glowing screens beckoning with the promise of fresh horrors. I’ve spoken with …

Creative Writing

The 22 Best Books I Read in 2016

These books helped keep my brain sane amid a year of near-complete fuckery.<p>I read less this year than I have in almost 15 years—less than I did in 2014, 2013, 2012 (when I read 135 books), and every other year since I was still in college. From what I'm told, this is true of a lot of people. How …

The 12 Best Summer Movies You Might Have Missed

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To Teach Kids To Read And Write, Sometimes You Have To Get Creative

Take a look at your hand, right or left, it doesn't matter. Now imagine every finger represents a word. How many sentences can you come up with?<p><i>I think therefore I am.</i><p><i>Don't sweat the small stuff.</i><p><i>All you need is love.</i><p>Ximena Martinez, from Texas, thought this one was good: "Las naranjas son muy …

15 Extremely Underrated Films That Every Movie Buff Needs to See

The brilliant films of the last three decades that have fallen through the cracks of time.<p>There are so many films coming out at any given period that's it's impossible to keep track of them all. That's why we're always on the lookout for those diamonds in the rough, those films that speak to us and …

15 Books You Should Have Read in 2014

There just aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything, and that’s especially true of reading. With so many amazing new books coming out every year, it can be hard to keep up with them all. In honor of National Readathon Day tomorrow, we’re revisiting 15 of our favorite books from 2014 that …

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

Books

18 Horror Novels Every True Fan Should Read Before Watching The Movie Version

Maybe don't wait to read 'em before bed.

Free Comic Book Day Is This Saturday, May 7

Epic comic book giveaway this weekend.<p>Comic book fans know that the first Saturday in May is always celebrated as Free Comic Book Day. This very …

What It's Like to Be Inside the Head of Someone Who's Losing His Mind

This powerful short film from Paul Trillo puts the camera behind a man named Terry as we follow him through the streets of New York City. We see …

The best action movie out now cost just $5 million and is more intense than anything by Marvel or Disney

The big summer blockbusters are starting to roll out, but the best action movie you can see in theaters has gotten a lot less hype than "The Jungle Book" and "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."<p>"Green Room," directed by Jeremy Saulnier, was shot on a budget of just $5 million, according to Vox. …

Action Movies

Easy Closet Cleaning Hack for Getting Rid of Clothes You Don't Wear

Cleaning out your closet, and <i>actually</i> getting rid of things, can be seriously challenging for those of us with slight hoarding tendencies. When it comes to parting with an item, we might get all sentimental and remember that one time three years ago when we wore that shirt-and-skirt combo and …

12 comic book series you can binge-read this week

Who needs Netflix when you have a good graphic novel?<p>There are plenty of long reads in the literary world — but comic book lovers often find …

9 Great Science Fiction Books For People Who Don't Like Science Fiction

So there's someone in your life who doesn't like science fiction. Nobody's perfect. But the good news is, genre is expansive, and there's almost …

Science Fiction

Here's what the best NBA Playoff matchups would look like

In this week's Flanns & Zillz, we talk about how we hope the playoff seedings shake out to maximize our springtime fun.<p><i>The 2016 NBA playoffs are fast approaching, and the two brackets remain a mess and a mystery. So, Paul Flannery and Tom Ziller discussed how they hope the seedings come out to set</i> …

7 Habits Of The Best Public Speakers

Want to nail that next presentation? Use these seven tips.<p>Whether it’s a keynote speech for thousands or a sales meeting for a dozen, we’ve all seen speakers who keep the audience hanging on every word—and those who have their audiences counting the minutes until they can leave the room. Some folks …

13 Best Marvel Comics You Should Be Reading

Iron Man, Black Widow, and more.<p>Excelsior! We already did a list of the top DC comics you should be reading, so now it's time to take a look at the …

5 Powerful Mind Hacks to Read 10X More Books This Year

Are you challenged at work? Do you regret career decisions? Are you happy? If the answer to the questions leads to a negative feeling, it is time to …

13 Unexpected But Brilliant Home Decorating Ideas

It’s relatively easy to decorate your home from a catalog – it looks “right” and fairly beautiful, but let’s be honest, it’s boring. Nobody wants to …

20. The Lobster

As 2016's cinematic pickings are still pretty slim for the most part ahead of blockbuster season, what better time to catch up with all of those 2015 …

The best piece of advice Mark Cuban has ever given on how to be successful

So what is the real secret to his success?<p>According to Mark, "It's not about money or connections, it's the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone."<p>That's it. Success is based primarily on working hard — incredibly hard.<p>Whenever I write about how success is often based on outworking other …

Self-improvement