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10 New Bestsellers We Love

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Books

30 Easy & Portable Picnic Recipes For Your Woven Wood Basket

Picnic food should keep well, be easy to transport, and of course delicious. These recipes fit the bill.<p>Picnic food should keep well, be easy to transport, and of course delicious. These recipes fit the bill.

Cooking

Let This Solo Vagabond Remind You That ‘We Are Built To Explore’

This isn’t the normal “dude in a van” story. It’s about more than that. It’s about a guy who reclaimed his life. It’s about a guy who quit his job and set himself free.<p>A few years ago, Matt McDonald hopped into his van and drove across the western U.S., Alaska, and Canada. He didn’t go with a …

Travel

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John Muir Quotes That Will Make You Want To Get Outside And Go Hiking

by Austin Campbell April 19, 2016<p>John Muir Practically Invented Hiking<p>John Muir spent much of his life advocating for wilderness and writing about …

Why Brands Need to Skip the Ads and Start Telling Stories

You can skip this ad in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 … skip ad. C'mon, you know you want to. We all do. While the stats vary, there's evidence that around nine out …

Advertising

Was Jane Austen a feminist? The answer is in her stories

I updated Pride and Prejudice to show that for women today marriage is no longer the only version of ‘happily ever after’<p>When I was first asked if I would like to participate in the Austen Project – one of six modern writers updating each of Austen’s six novels – I didn’t set out to explore the …

Literature

The Senate Just Passed An Energy Bill That Would Make Forests A ‘Carbon Neutral’ Energy Source

The first major update to the nation’s energy policy in eight years passed the Senate Wednesday with bipartisan support, as it concentrates on common …

Nas, the Narrator: On Publishing & Hip-Hop Storytelling

Over drinks in a beer garden in Manhattan — the Flatiron building pointed at our backs — my editor and I considered the short story, and wondered why …

Rap & Hip-Hop

From A Whaling Ship To A Mysterious Painting, New Novels Deliver Big Thrills

I'm about to rave about two audacious works of historical suspense fiction: I say "audacious" because you have to have some nerve to tackle the subject of whaling after Melville, or to structure your story around a painting, after so many other novelists — most recently, Tracy Chevalier and Donna …

Books
Turner Broadcasting

5 exercises to improve your storytelling skills

<i>This article was previously published on PR Daily in April 2016.</i> <br>Football players practice ballet. Pianists repeat small sections of music until it's …

Writing

5 Energizing Breakfast Recipes That Use Only 3 Ingredients

It’s pretty eggsellent<p>The sun slips through your shades and an alarm beeps on your nightstand. You want to punch snooze for the second time but a chorus of birds is chirping and a mountain of work is waiting. You need all the energy you can get to conquer the Everest of reports and assignments on …

Breakfast

Edgar Allan Poe: the master of horror writing

<b>The Murders In The Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe, considered to be the first modern detective story, was published in the USA on April 20, 1841. In this article, first published in January 2009, author Joanne Harris celebrates the psychological complexity of his Gothic tales.</b><p>I first became …

Inside the Next ‘Making a Murderer’: Satanic Panic, Homophobia, and the San Antonio Four

The documentary Southwest of Salem, which premiered at Tribeca, is a riveting true-crime film about four lesbian women wrongfully convicted of a gang …

What's the best Shakespeare play ever written? Introducing our 'This Be Madness' bracket

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend us your ears.<p>April 23 marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death.<p>To celebrate the Bard and his …

31 Brilliant Books That You Really Need To Read This Spring

Required reading from April to June. UK release dates.

Take the Creativity Outside :: 21 Outdoor Art Ideas for Kids

Shares 2.3K<p>Today I have some seriously fun outdoor art ideas that you might want to try with your kids while the weather is nice. Plus one to save …

Kids

Picking a European hotel

My first time booking a hotel abroad, I allowed my automobile club agent to recommend and reserve my hotel. The agent had never been to Europe before …

Hospitality

Shakespeare wasn’t a conservative: Stop using his plays to justify ruthless agendas

The second most stubborn myth about Shakespeare is that he was invested in the divine rights of the powerful<p>For $28,000 a day, a company called Movers & Shakespeares uses Shakespeare’s plays to teach “leadership” and “critical business” skills to clients such as the Wharton School of Business and …

Lear

You Can Go Home Again: The Transformative Joy Of Rereading

Returning to a book you've read multiple times can feel like drinks with an old friend. There's a welcome familiarity — but also sometimes a slight suspicion that time has changed you both, and thus the relationship. But books don't change, people do. And that's what makes the act of rereading so …

Books

5 Tips To Find Inspiration For Your Writing

Writing is something which may seem to come naturally to you at times. At other times, though, getting the words to flow can be like trying to walk …

Feminism’s greatest obstacle in the digital age is the commodification of women’s bodies

“SEND NOODZ.” Thirteen-year-old boys are real artists with their text messages. What brevity! What charm! This all-caps imperative sets the tone for Nancy Jo Sales’s alarming new book, <i>American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers</i>.<p>Sales spent two and a half years interviewing over …

Feminism

Eudora Welty's Rules for Writing

The Pulitzer-winning Southern writer, a master of the short story, would have been 107 years old today. Welty was the author of nearly 20 books, a skilled photographer, and an avid gardener. <i>Humanities</i> magazine has a compelling sketch of her work:<p>APHer three avocations—gardening, current events, and …

Literature

50 Books Every Woman Should Read

Consider this your life's library.<p>This list celebrates female writers who wrote coming-of-age classics as well as modern page-turners. They've won awards, provoked discussion, and ultimately their work has become cherished favorites on the bookshelves of many.

We let the idiots take the wheel: Donald Trump, Fox News and how we let our democracy rot

Disgraceful state of politics is tied to collapse of education. Philistines are marching, swarming Trump rallies<p>It is easy in a country dedicated to a megalomaniacal style of self-praise to grow tired of all the parades, hymns, and maudlin speeches about the wisdom of the “founding fathers.” …

Political Science

The Art of Persuasion: How to Craft Words That Sell

Do your words sell? Want to sharpen your copywriting skills? To explore the art of persuasion and why it’s important to social marketers, I interview …

Social Media Marketing

22 of the Best Single Sentences on Writing

<i>If good writing is succinct and concise, then shouldn't the same be true of writing advice?</i><b>Column</b> by <b>Christopher Shultz</b>There have been entire articles …

Creative Writing

Earth Is Tipping Because of Climate Change

The north pole is on the run. Although it can drift as much as 10 meters across a century, sometimes returning to near its origin, it has recently …

Global Warming