Carmen Henderson

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The Simple Art of Low Angle Composition - 4 Tips You Already Knew

Shooting at a Low Angle for Awesome Composition!<p>The first question we need to address is, <i>why take photos from a low angle</i>?<p>If we want to make a new …

With Just $250, 1 Woman Completely Transformed Her Drab Kitchen

When Avery Michaels moved into her early 20th century home located in a small town in Iowa, she couldn't have been more grateful. See, her husband is a pastor and his church kindly allowed for the couple to live in the home free of charge. While the craftsman-style home is full of original details …

Are We Simulated Beings Living in a Simulated Universe?

Is the universe real? Or are all the stars and planets (including Earth and everything and everyone on it) just simulations in some colossal video game? What sounds like a silly question is actually one that some scientists have begun to take seriously.<p>It’s hard to come up with a way to tell for …

Universe

Could Cancer Drugs Treat Autism?

A surprising genetic connection has autism researchers wondering if they can borrow from cancer’s medicine cabinet.<p>Five years ago, on Charlie Ryan’s second birthday, a big lump mysteriously formed on the side of his abdomen. At the emergency room his parents took him to, doctors suggested the lump …

Autism

Inflammation in the brain linked to CTE

<b>(CNN) —</b> Inflammation in the brain has been associated with neurodegernative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, and a new study links it for the first time to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.<p>The researchers compared the brains of 48 former football players diagnosed with CTE with …

How to Make Curtains More Custom + Stylish

Finding inexpensive curtains is relatively easy—IKEA's popular VIVAN curtains, for example, are just $10 for a pair of panels—but these affordable …

Crafting

43 Halloween Costumes You Can Make For Under $20

Don't worry about your bank account haunting you.<p><i>Note: submissions have been edited for length/clarity.</i>

Top 15 Amazing DIY Bathroom Design and Remodel Ideas

Your bathroom isn’t just a pit stop room, it’s a sanctuary for relaxation, an oasis of self, and a retreat from reality. The bathroom is not only one …

The 12-Step Process that Will Train Your Brain to Write More Every Day

Can you reprogram your brain to develop a consistent writing habit? Yes, you can, says this programmer and bestselling author.<p>Whether you're a professional writer trying to meet a deadline or word count target, or you're trying to write that first great novel during the in-between moments of your …

5 Writing Habits You Should Develop for Better Website Content - Small Business Trends

One of my favorite things about writing is that, in practice, it feels like a modern art. It’s hard to fake a talent for good writing, as it remains …

Why Working Harder Isn’t the Answer to Your Writing Problems

The first piece of writing advice that everyone hears is the simplest: write. Do the work. Make the time. Create a practice. Write a certain number …

Learn from the word craft of ‘Hamilton’ and make your stories sing

“Hamilton,” the musical, is a sensation, winner of 11 Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize. Try getting a ticket.<p>Inspired by a thousand-page biography of …

CanLit trailblazer Austin Clarke led the way for future generations of writers

About halfway through his twisting, soulful 2015 memoir <i>'Membering</i>, Austin Clarke spends a few pages contemplating how a writer can best bring a fictional character to life. At one point he turns his attention to Mary-Mathilda, the elderly plantation worker at the heart of his best-known novel, <i>The</i> …

The Writer's Workbench: Portable Keyboards

Last year back in October, I wrote here about portable keyboards which were largely meant to be used with tablets or even mobile phones. Since that time, a couple of new such keyboards have been released, both somewhat similar to one another (though with important differences) and both notably …

What you read matters more than you might think

A study published in the International Journal of Business Administration in May 2016, found that what students read in college directly affects the level of writing they achieve. In fact, researchers found that reading content and frequency may exert more significant impacts on students’ writing …

The Brain

The Paralyzing Blank Page ...

Chapter 1 … cursor blinking … waiting for your brilliance to skillfully unroll the clever, original masterpiece framed out in your head in a way no …

In L.A., Kids At Risk Of Diabetes Are Getting Prescriptions For Free Fruit

It’s one of several FVRx programs across the country, all based on a simple idea. In the past, patients at risk from diet-related diseases who went …

UC Berkeley

Why Style Guides Are Crucial for Digital Content Creation (Without Them, Your Stories Are Just Words)

In my last piece, I wrote about the metamorphosis of the English language as brought about by the digital age. Today, I’d like to dig a little deeper …