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6 traits of great writing—according to a fourth-grade teacher

I’ve written several posts about my 10-year-old son and his developing writing skills. And though he may not share my alacrity for writing, his …

The Right Way to Breathe For More Powerful Weightlifting

In the weight room, the two most important things to consider are safety and how much you can lift. For some people, it’s one or the other, but with …

Good Writing Is the Hardest Form of Thinking

Good writing is the hardest form of thinking. It involves the agony of turning profoundly difficult thoughts into lucid form, then forcing them into …

Paris Review - Umberto Eco, The Art of Fiction No. 197

Interviewed by Lila Azam Zanganeh<p>Issue 185, Summer 2008<p>The first time I called Umberto Eco, he was sitting at his desk in his seventeenth-century manor in the hills outside Urbino, near the Adriatic coast of Italy. He sang the virtues of his <i>bellissima</i> swimming pool, but suspected I might have …

28 Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Adobe Photoshop CC

In this video and post I’ll cover 28 great features, tricks, hacks, and more of Adobe Photoshop CC 2015. Some are simple, some are difficult, some …

A Cat in a Monkey Costume Slowly Licks a Banana

In honor of 2016 being the Year of the Monkey, 10 Cats has posted a ridiculous video of one of their cats wearing a monkey costume and slowly licking …

13 Books Every Sharp Slytherin Will Appreciate

Only books of great cunning just like you.

The psychology of waiting in line to see Star Wars

You already know whether or not you're going to see <i>The Force Awakens</i> tonight. Ticket sales opened two months ago, and if you live anywhere even remotely populated, the opening show probably sold out two months ago as well. That time-tested fan tradition of camping outside of a movie theater for …

Star Wars reviews: What critics thought of the 1977 film when it was first released

People outside of Disney have finally seen <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens;</i> if you’re not holed up in a bunker keeping out all news and plot details …

'Star Wars:' Here's what the critics are saying about 'Force Awakens'

<i>Star Wars</i> fans everywhere breathed a sigh of relief Wednesday morning when the first reviews of <i>The Force Awakens</i> were revealed.<p>Spoiler alert: it's good.<p>With a near-perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes and critical takes ranging from generally positive to four-star raves, here's the early buzz on <i>Force</i> …

The British Library Puts Over 1,000,000 Images in the Public Domain: A Deeper Dive Into the Collection

Every year for the past decade or so, we‘ve seen new, dire pronouncements of the death of print, along with new, upbeat rejoinders. This year is no …

William S. Burroughs Teaches a Free Course on Creative Reading and Writing (1979)

According to Ted Morgan, author of William S. Burroughs biography <i>Literary Outlaw</i> (which Burroughs hated), the hard-living Beat writer added “teacher” …

Can we prove that God exists? Richard Dawkins and the limits of faith and atheism

<b>God, Santa Claus (Wikimedia/Milles Studio via Shutterstock)</b><p>Atheists sometimes argue the case against God is the same as the case against Santa Claus. Let’s test the logic<p>Gary Gutting<p>November 29, 2015 3:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “What Philosophy Can Do”<p>Our first concern will be Richard Dawkins’s …

Easter Bunny

Winter Weather Exercise Tips

These tips will help you plow through the cold months.<p>Winter can be a challenging time to stick to an exercise routine, and not just because of the weather. Aside from the ice, slush, snow, and far fewer hours of daylight to get those workouts in, you have to juggle it with holiday and family …

Backpacking

Cool runnings: how to use the cold weather to get fitter

Ross Edgley suggests four scientifically-backed reasons why you should resist the temptation to put your trainers away when the cold weather bites<p>Have you struggled to get out of bed every morning for a week now, wary of the freezing temperatures that the British winter is bestowing with such …

Hearst Magazines

What Happens When a Sugar Junkie Gives it Up for 30 days? – The Everywhereist

Posted in: "Lifestyle", Food, Random Musings<p>From a night market in Barcelona, where I wanted to eat all the things.<p>I am a sugar fanatic.<p>This should …