Clara Lewis

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Where the magic happens: children's illustrators open up their studios - in pictures

Photographer Jake Green has spent the last year travelling around the world delving into the magical world behind the scenes in illustrators’ studios. Here he shares some the beautiful photographs he made of bookmakers in action including Oliver Jeffers, Laura Carlin, Beatrice Alemagna and Hervé …

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Brian Cox criticises 'disproportionate' reaction to Tim Hunt's comments

Broadcaster says lack of women in science is a problem but criticises UCL for ‘hounding out’ Nobel laureate as part of wider problem of ‘trial by social media’<p>The scientist and broadcaster Prof Brian Cox has said it was wrong the way a Nobel laureate scientist was “hounded out” of his university …

Famous U.S. Summits: Grand Teton, Wyoming | REI Co-op Journal

Rising 7,000 feet from the valley floor with no foothills in the foreground, Wyoming’s Tetons are one of America’s most dramatic mountain ranges. The …

This Girl Walked Through Fire So We Can Get Jeans for $9

The evening light is fading as Kala Begum carries her 16-year-old daughter out of their tiny tenement room and down the alley. It’s been another long …

NASA releases climate changes projections: winter isn’t coming

The world you grew up in is not going to be the same in 2100 if NASA’s climate change projections are correct. Ellen Stofan, NASA chief scientist, …

It's Official: Austin is America's Next Great Food Town

A renegrade wave of talented chefs with Texas-size ambitions and rock-and-roll swagger is turning Austin into the country's next next seat for great …

Etheldreda Laing: portraits from a pioneering photographer

It looks like a carefully reconstructed retro shoot, but this is actually the 100-year-old family album of the pioneering amateur photographer Etheldreda Laing<p>Etheldreda Winkfield was 23 when she married the barrister Charles Laing, in 1895, and already an accomplished artist. She had learnt to …

8 barriers to overcome when learning to code

While being a mentor for a JavaScript Web development course, I’ve seen many beginner programmers jump into learning with enthusiasm and then immediately hitting a wall.<p>Most of the students usually struggle with the same barriers. But once they learn to overcome them, they get instant benefits:<p>they …

3 Kitchen Design Tips to Follow (and 3 Mistakes to Avoid)

We don't have to tell you twice that we consider our kitchens the center of our homes. In this most-important room, both smart, intuitive design and attractive aesthetics are equally important.<p>We don't have to tell you twice that we consider our kitchens the center of our homes. In this …

On the Red Couch with Ambassador Melanne Verveer

<i>Amb. Melanne Verveer has spent more than 20 years fighting for women’s equality, in the White House during the Bill Clinton administration, as the CEO of an international NGO, as the first U.S. Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues under President Barack Obama and now as the Executive Director of</i> …

Hillary Clinton

Top 10 Reasons to Exercise Regularly (Besides Losing Weight)

You've been told a hundred times that exercise is good for you, and it's true—but it's good for a lot more than just losing weight or building …

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Go “Back to the Future” to Make Better Decisions

When you are facing a difficult choice, take a moment and imagine yourself in a successful or failed outcome to gain some clarity, suggests Robert …

Dani Shapiro on the Pleasures and Perils of Writing and the Creative Life

<i>“At its best, the sensation of writing is that of any unmerited grace,”</i> Annie Dillard famously observed, adding the quintessential caveat, <i>“It is handed to you, but only if you look for it. You search, you break your heart, your back, your brain, and then — and only then — it is handed to you.”</i> And …

Survival of the Prettiest: Harvard Cognitive Scientist Nancy Etcoff on the Science of Beauty

<i>“That is the best part of beauty, which a picture cannot express,”</i> Francis Bacon observed in his essay on the subject. And yet for as far back as humanity can peer into the past, we’ve attempted again and again to capture and define beauty. For Indian philosopher Tagore, beauty was the Truth of …

How To Be a Woman

We seem to have come a long way since the days of anti-Suffragette postcards and lists of don’ts for female cyclists. And yet, in <b>How To Be a Woman</b> (<i>public library</i>), British media personality <b>Caitlin Moran</b> argues that <i>“we still also need a bit of analysis-y, argument-y, ‘this needs to change-y’ stuff.</i> …

The Creative Pace of the 20th Century’s Greatest Authors, Visualized

A visual taxonomy of lives and literary greatness.<p>Almost as contentious as the questions of what the greatest books of all time are and what makes a classic is the question of what goes into the making of a literary masterpiece. We look to the daily routines and odd habits of famous writers for …

The Psychology of Self-Control

Ever since psychology godfather William James first expounded the crucial role of habit in how we live and who we become, modern psychology has sought to figure out how we can rewire our bad habits, maximize our willpower, and use habits to optimize our productivity. And yet, if the market for …

Powerful swing voters say Labour lacks vision - and that the Tories are still nasty

Voters in key marginal seats believe Ed Miliband lacks a clear vision to mount a convincing challenge to become prime minister, new research has …