Caen

15 Flips | 2 Magazines | 28 Likes | 6 Following | 1 Follower | @Caen25 | Keep up with Caen on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Caen”

A College Student on Actually Writing Letters

In the summer, I live 3,000 miles away from my girlfriend. As with any long distance relationship, we exploited the miracle of modern technology: we texted, Facebook messaged, Snapchatted, FaceTimed, and Skyped. And it's great. We get to be regularly involved in each others' lives, even if we're …

How to Bloom Where You Are Planted

We can't always choose the cards we have been dealt, but we can learn to play them. Like a flower that grows through a crack in the concrete, sometimes we have to make the best of our situations and bloom where we have been planted.<p>You may not be where you want to be in life just yet. You may be …

JK Rowling discloses plot of next Robert Galbraith novel

JK Rowling talks about the plot of her next novel, about servicemen leaving the military, as she hints that there may be more than seven books<p>JK Rowling has hinted at the plot of her next crime novel under her pseudonym Robert Galbraith: a mystery surrounding the plight of servicemen leaving the …

The Alphabet Library: A is for Ariel by Andre Maurois

In association with AbeBooks.co.uk, Tim Martin begins a new series on the A to Z of forgotten books. This week, he recalls Ariel, a 'romance biography' of the poet Percy Shelley and the first volume published by Penguin Books<p><b>The Alphabet Library is a new weekly column by bibliophile extraordinaire</b> …

Is Harry Potter's marriage to Ginny Weasley over?

JK Rowling has published an update on her bestselling novels that describe how Harry Potter is going grey and has a new scar on his cheek, possibly from his wife - but it could all be tabloid tittle-tattle<p>Harry Potter is going grey, Ron Weasley is going bald and Hermione Granger is a successful …

The Lost Art Of Telephone Conversation

I always knew there would be a telephone in my new book, <i>Landline</i>.<p>I had the title and concept -- a woman finds a way to talk to her husband in the past - figured out more than a year before I started writing.<p>But I saw the phone as a plot device, nothing more. Like the fortune-telling machine in <i>Big</i>. …

How to play Chasing the Ace

Legacy: Read, Read, Read

<b>Read, read, read -- that's what summer is for!</b> What better way to share values, to let ourselves be known to the next generation, than by sharing our love of reading: to share our favorite books from youth and adolescence and how books have expanded our adult lives.<p>We may have fond memories of …

Creativity, the Fireworks of the Mind

A few years ago, a local teacher asked me if I would give her students a lesson on how to be more creative. Teaching creativity is something of a daunting task and all the how-to blogs and articles full of bullet points only give us a pinhole's insight into what creativity is and how to achieve …

Revenge, Madness, Unrequited Love: 13 Books From Our Dark & Stormy Collection

Psychosis, codependence, grief. Deviants, tempests, feuding lovers. We think the only thing better than a rum & ginger beer is sipping it while reading a Dark & Stormy book. Added bonus: unlike the rum, we bet you'll never run out of pages.<p><b>1. Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews</b><p>Never mind that it's …

Reading for Warm Summer Days Indoors: Excerpt From Morrissey's Autobiography (HuffPo Exclusive)

You've heard the soundtrack, now read the book. Herewith, the first three pages of Morrissey's literary trip back to dear old blighty.<p>I started reviewing this in December of last year, and haven't stopped adding notes to what has become a review-as-novel, and it's been fun. I hope to be done by …

What Escapes A Black Hole?

Now that's dark<p>Black holes have a bad rap. They’re known for sucking in everything around them, but matter can actually break away from their grasp, in the form of jets. Although astronomers have been aware of this for half a century, they didn’t know what exactly the jets were made of until last …

Black Holes

How A Startup Accidentally “Hacked” Shark Tank With A QR Code

If you’re not familiar with Shark Tank, it’s a show on ABC that has a set of entrepreneurs presenting their products or companies before a panel of investors. They’re there to secure funds for expansion or whatever purpose from a group that includes billionaire Mark Cuban, fashion giant Daymond …

Bitter Cold Grips South - Video on NBCNews.com

>>> hour, the real urgency is being felt across a huge stretch of our country in the deep south . a rare and unusual snow and ice event. some bad winter weather in cities and towns not equipped to handle it, from east texas on up through louisiana, new orleans, mississippi and alabama where the …