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A new Lord Of The Rings novel is coming out this year - Interview Magazine

IMAGE COURTESY OF NEW LINE CINEMA<p>Sharpen your swords, hobbits—a new <i>Lord of the Rings</i> adventure novel is on the way. J.R.R. Tolkien’s estate has …

I earn $950 an hour writing from my couch — here are my best tips for people who want to work for themselves

People are intrigued when I say I'm a writer: "Ooooh, novels? TV shows? Anything I know?"<p>When I explain that I have a blog and a copywriting business, they say, "Cool!" but sometimes, their eyes mist with pity. They offer to help me find work. They picture me living in a water-stained basement …

Homework

Billy Bush: Yes, Donald Trump, You Said That

He said it. “Grab ’em by the pussy.”<p>Of course he said it. And we laughed along, without a single doubt that this was hypothetical hot air from America’s highest-rated bloviator. Along with Donald Trump and me, there were seven other guys present on the bus at the time, and every single one of us …

Donald Trump

30 PlayStation 4 games every owner should have in their collection

There are many contributing factors to the PS4's dominance, but the biggest and most important reason is the games.<p>The PlayStation 4 can play most games available on other consoles, but it also has an incredible lineup of exclusive games that are literally not playable elsewhere.<p><b>Here are the 30 PS4</b> …

The Best Small Town to Visit in All 50 States

The paradox of big-city travel is that you never really get a break. You ditch work in New York, LA, or Chicago to go visit your buddies in New York, …

Motown

Trump administration plans to minimize civil rights efforts in agencies

The Trump administration is planning to disband the Labor Department division that has policed discrimination among federal contractors for four decades, according to the White House’s newly proposed budget, part of wider efforts to rein in government programs that promote civil rights.<p>As outlined …

Rights & Freedoms

3 Exercises That Build Mental Strength In Just 5 Minutes A Day

Whether you’re tempted to give in to that craving for a cupcake, or you’re about to give up on your goals, perseverance isn’t easy. But before you blame your lack of God-given willpower and before you make an excuse for your less than stellar performance, consider this; it only takes a few minutes …

Mindfulness

It's getting harder to say Russian meddling didn't actually help lead to Trump's victory and Clinton's loss

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Before we get to James Comey, fake Russian intelligence and the fact that it's getting very hard to say the Russians didn't affect the outcome of the election, let's start this with the obvious caveat that there were a great many factors that led to Hillary Clinton's loss to …

Donald Trump

There’s a dark side to meditation that no one talks about

We’ve all heard about the benefits of meditation <i>ad nauseam</i>. Those disciplined enough to practice regularly are rewarded with increased control over the brainwaves known as alpha rhythms, which leads to better focus and may help ease pain. In addition to calming the mind and body, meditation can …

Meditation

Ancient technique can dramatically improve memory, research suggests

A memory technique invented by the ancient Greeks can make dramatic and long-lasting improvements to a person’s power of recall, according to research that suggests many of us have extensive untapped memory reserves.<p>After spending six weeks cultivating an internal “memory palace”, people more than …

The Brain

A former CIA analyst explains how to read the Trump dossier

One reason to be skeptical: the way it's written.<p>BuzzFeed published a dossier earlier this week full of unsubstantiated claims about Donald Trump’s ties to Russia. Most of the discussion since then has orbited around the veracity of the claims and the ethics of the organization that published them. …

33 questions about Donald Trump and Russia

There’s an awful lot of loose ends here.<p>Michael Flynn’s resignation — under fire — as national security adviser has the larger question of Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia back in the news. It’s a story that centers on three big, but fundamentally unproven, allegations: that Trump is on the …

30 Books You Need to Read to Earn 'Well-Read' Status | Inc.com

<i>What books should one read to feel well-read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Cristina Hartmann, writer who abandoned a career in law, on Quora:</b><p>For anyone who wants to attain the vaunted …

Literature

13 science fiction and fantasy books you can’t afford to miss this December

It’s December. I can hardly believe how fast the year flew by. December means the full rush of Christmas and holiday shopping, and it means a slightly lighter load of new books hitting bookstores. That’s fine by me: it means that I can try and tackle the accumulated piles of books on my own to-read …

'Blade' Presents A Unique Challenge To The Marvel Cinematic Universe

I did not attend that IMAX preview event for <i>Doctor Strange</i> on Monday night. I’ll hopefully be seeing the movie soon enough and didn’t want to spoil myself in terms of whatever fantastical imagery has thus far been kept out of the main trailers and TV spots. Stay that non-spoiler course, by the by. …

Marvel Universe

Learn any of these 16 programming languages and you'll always have a job

Someone has to write that software. Why not you?<p>There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others.<p>When a company goes out to find new programming talent, they're looking for people familiar with the languages and systems they already use — even as newer …

iPhone 7: Rumor roundup

When is iPhone 7 being released? What will the specs be? Will it have special features? Here's everything we know!<b>Update:</b> After an apparent parts …

Mobile Technology

Ultimate Media Privilege: Hillary’s Crimes Versus Trump’s Mouth

Trump only 'talks awful'—Hillary actually 'does awful'<p>A mainstream media tsunami of contempt is inundating Donald Trump, its two-story wave combining …

The week democracy died: How Brexit, Nice, Turkey, and Trump are all connected.

There are years, decades even, in which history slows to a crawl. Then there are weeks that are so eventful that they seem to mark the dissolution of …

Is the ‘lesser of two evils’ an ethical choice for voters?

Every election cycle, there are citizens who don’t like either of the candidates nominated by the two major political parties.<p>And so, a familiar debate begins: Is a vote for a third party a principled stand — or wasteful naiveté?<p>This year, party discord has swelled the numbers of dissatisfied …

As senator, Clinton promised 200,000 jobs in Upstate New York. Her efforts fell flat.

In her presidential bid, Hillary Clinton has made job creation a centerpiece of her platform, casting herself as a pragmatist who would inspire “the biggest investment in new, good-paying jobs since World War II.’’<p>Her argument that she would put more Americans to work has focused on her time in the …

Hillary Clinton

Khizr Khan calls Trump a ‘black soul’ and says McConnell, Ryan have ‘moral’ obligation to repudiate him

Khizr Khan, whose son died fighting in Iraq, said Sunday that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's temperament and lack of empathy render him unfit to lead the nation and that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) have a moral obligation to …

The people who hate Hillary Clinton the most.

In 1996, the <i>New Yorker</i> published “Hating Hillary,” Henry Louis Gates’ reported piece on the widespread animosity for the then–first lady. “Like …

Hillary Clinton picks anti-abortion Tim Kaine for Vice President.

After months of speculation that Hillary Clinton might select Sen. Elizabeth Warren as her running mate, creating the first-ever two-woman ticket, or …

Republican National Convention: Speakers, including wife Melania, testify to Donald Trump’s readiness to be president; others savage Clinton

Delegates and party leaders gather in Cleveland to name their presidential nominee.<p>Delegates and party leaders gather in Cleveland to name their presidential nominee.<p>CLEVELAND — Republicans opened their national convention here Monday night by weaving savage attacks on Hillary Clinton into …

Donald Trump Says Ruth Bader Ginsburg Should Leave SCOTUS

Donald Trump has responded to Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s criticism of his candidacy, calling her remarks “highly inappropriate.”<p>Ginsburg gave a series of …

Trump declines invite to NAACP convention

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will not be speaking at the NAACP Annual Convention in Ohio next week, the civil rights organization's president and CEO said Tuesday.<p>After days of speculation, NAACP's Cornell William Brooks told CNN that Trump had …

A curveball in Trump’s Veep search: He’s seriously considering a retired general

After weeks of focusing on a group of current and former elected officials in his search for a running mate, Donald Trump is increasingly intrigued by the idea of tapping retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn to project strength and know-how on national security, according to four people familiar with …

Kasich lost GOP nomination, but now he’s finding a moment

COLUMBUS, OHIO — Gov. John Kasich finds himself in a peculiar situation these days. He’s responsible for helping to safeguard a Republican convention he will not speak at, a nominee he will not support and an arena he probably will not step foot in.<p>“It is odd, isn’t it?” Kasich says. “It’s going to …

Hidden Video: Hillary Clinton Admits To Using Emails Illegally