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Four Books Every Novelist Should Read

Here are the four books I’m recommending to students in my Novel Writing Master Class. These are essential reading for anyone interested in narrative …

Writing

Introducing the Archive Corps

Meet the man behind a new effort to save documents and other artifacts before they disappear.<p>Jason Scott has something of a reputation. He’s a historian who works for the Internet Archive, and he’s known in some circles as the guy who can save bits of history right before they disappear.<p>So when he …

Genealogy

5 Quick And Easy Mindfulness Exercises You Can Do In The Office

When you feel close to flipping out, try one of these simple exercises to clear your head and calm your nerves.<p>When you think of relaxation, you think of meditating in the morning, or taking a hot bath at night—perhaps a glass of wine is in the picture too. But sometimes, when your day gets crazy …

25 Greatest Internet DJ Mixes of All Time

There's no substitute for experiencing a skilled DJ in a killer space, mixing live. Still, there are still only so many nights you can spend dancing …

Music

Former New York Times journalist challenges paper’s series on nail salons

Few recent investigative articles have landed with the sledgehammer force of the New York Times’ two-part exposé in May about working conditions at nail salons across New York City and the state. Within hours of the first article’s publication, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered an investigation of …

The 10 Best New Cameras (and the Bags to Carry Them In)

Unless you are a professional photographer or a tourist on the trip of a lifetime, the idea of toting a camera around day-to-day might seem like a foolish waste of precious handbag space. But before you dismiss the freestanding camera as a museum piece, consider this: Not even the most up-to-date …

Cameras

In The Netherlands Sex Education Starts In Kindergarten: Here’s What They Tell Them & Why

I'm in!<p>“<b>People often think we are starting right away to talk about sexual intercourse [with kindergartners]. Sexuality is so much more than that.</b> …

America's Best Coffee Cities

The Northwest city known for its latte-friendly (read: misty) weather won the coffee contest again this year—and not just for Stumptown Coffee …

4 Glorious Places to Celebrate National Camping Month

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk<p>June is National Camping Month, and there is no better time to tell stories around the campfire, revel in stargazing, and get up with the sunrise. While some of these spots are not the easiest to get to, we guarantee these destinations will not disappoint. So pack up your …

A coffee lovers' guide to 7 home brewers

Because it's not always feasible or affordable to run down to your local coffee shop whenever you happen to want or need coffee, because knowing how to make a good cup of coffee perhaps is a good life skill to have, because making your own coffee at home is really not that difficult: Whatever the …

The best money saving travel apps

<i>Chris Guillebeau is a writer, world traveler, entrepreneur, and lifelong learner. To learn more travel hacking tips and tricks,</i> <i>watch Chris’ workshop on creativeLIVE</i><i>. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisGuillebeau.</i><p>You don’t make it to every country in the world without learning a thing or two about how to …

Apps

Spring, The Shoppable Instagram, Closes $25M In Series B

Spring, the Instagram for shopping, has today closed $25 million in Series B funding led by Box Group, with participation by Yuri Millner, Groupe Arnault, Google Ventures, and Thrive Capital. Spring has raised a total of $32.5 million.<p>Alongside the funding announcement, Spring (created by David …