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How to read poetry like a professor

Thomas Foster, an ex-literature professor and author, explains how to get the most out of poems while avoiding intimidation<p>Since retiring from his professorship at the University of Michigan-Flint, where he taught literature and writing for nearly 30 years, Thomas Foster has made a fruitful career …

Literature

The Definitive Guide To Every Type Of Tie Knot

A complete guide on how to tie a tie. From the Full Windsor and Four-in-Hand to the Granchester and Bow Tie, mastering these 8 popular tie knots will …

Men's Fashion

Kurt Vonnegut’s Rules for Writers

How To Apply Them to Non-Fiction Writing<p>“My reason for writing is unfortunately in line with Hitler’s and Stalin’s: I think writers should serve …

Writing

What I learned in My First 30 Days On Medium

In January I became a writer on medium.<p>Sure I had published a couple of stories before that, but those really didn’t count.<p>One was a reprint of one …

The 100 greatest novels of all time

<b>Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkein (1954-55)</b><p>Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying a cursed ring, in Tolkein's epic trilogy. WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures …

The new Light Phone 2 keeps things basic but adds e-ink and ‘essentials’

Light is back with a new twist on its anti-smartphone phone. But this time, instead of doing just one thing, the Light Phone 2 does a few, and exists somewhere between the original Light and your overwrought iPhone – though still far closer to the first-generation Light phone overall.<p>The new design …

Gear & Gadgets

The Best Steak Tips from the Pros

When it comes to cooking meat, give me a pot roast or pork shoulder and I’m golden: I’m plenty comfortable with a lovely long, slow braise. But when …

BBQ

You Can Start This 6-Figure Service Business Tomorrow Morning for Under $100

The people delivering bread to grocery stores make good money but never get a vacation. That's a lucrative problem you can solve.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>About a year ago, I wrote an article about a six-figure service business that you can start for less than a …

Entrepreneurship

10 Things to Blog About When You’re a Brand-New Author

Building an audience for your writing is easier with a blogWith all the advice that’s thrown at any new writer looking to get published, this one’s …

Writing

Dark websites: The best sites to get started with on the dark web

Dark websites aren't as easy to find as those on the regular internet so here's our pick of the best and how to access them<p>There are plenty of useful …

From industrial tools to incredible EDC!

Tiny, yet dangerous, the Japanese Kiridashi is a compact pocketable knife that’s often underestimated because of its size, but can outperform most …

“The Couch to 80k” Writing Boot Camp: Take a Free 8-Week Podcast Course to Start Writing Fiction, or Even Finish a Novel

We've all read fiction, but how to go about writing it? Nobody has the definitive answer, and there, in the multiplicity of possible approaches, …

How to lose weight around your stomach, fast

There's a reason Men's Health has become synonymous with internet-breaking transformations. A rite of passage for staff members and our fitness …

5 Classic Occult Books to Bring Out Your Inner Warlock

In the grand scale of things, <i>The Kybalion</i> isn’t what you’d call a particularly ancient text: The first edition of this mystical work appeared on …

If You Want Responses To Your Sales Emails, You Need To Do These 5 Things | Inc.com

We all get them: emails so careless or poorly written a fifth-grade student could produce a better message. What happened? And, more importantly, how did such a travesty go out to prospective customers?<p>Bad copywriting is usually to blame. Either the sender has never learned to avoid things like …

Writing

Vonnegut's 8 Rules for the Short Story

1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.2. Give the reader at least one character he or …

Kurt Vonnegut

Parchment Packet Recipes That Make Weeknight Dinners a Breeze

Turns out, cooking en papillote is way easier done than said!<p>At first mention, <i>en papillote</i> just sounds like it would be anything but simple. If we …

Cooking

VW's iconic microbus is making a comeback in 2022 — and it's getting a big update

Once a symbol of American counterculture during the 1960s and '70s, Volkswagen's microbus was discontinued in 2013 due to safety concerns.<p>But in 2017, Volkswagen revealed a concept for a new, fully-electric microbus and confirmed it would go into production and reach dealerships by 2022.<p>Here's what …

Volkswagen

3 Day Split + Full Body Fridays: 4 Day Workout Program to Build Muscle

Workout Summary<p>Main Goal<p>Build Muscle<p>Workout Type<p>Split<p>Training Level<p>Advanced<p>Program Duration8 weeks<p>Days Per Week<p>4<p>Time Per Workout30-45 …

Workouts

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

Incoherent, authoritarian, uninformed: Trump’s New York Times interview is a scary read

The president of the United States is not well.<p>The president of the United States is not well. That is an uncomfortable thing to say, but it is an even worse thing to ignore.<p>Consider the interview Trump gave to the New York Times on Thursday. It begins with a string of falsehoods that make it …

Donald Trump

9 Signs You’re Trying Too Hard To Make A Relationship Work

Every relationship requires work, but all that effort and energy should churn out a relationship that's also filled with comfort and joy. If you've …

How To Make Your Own Space Buckets

The latest cultivation trend: growing lush pot plants in tiny grow chambers that anyone can build. Here’s how to make your own space …

What Is Bushido?

The Samurai Code<p>Bushido was the code for Japan's warrior classes from perhaps as early as the 8th century through modern times. The word "bushido" …

All The Best Rap Albums Of 2017, Ranked

<i>Editor’s note: The point of more extensive genre lists is to help give shine to albums that wouldn’t make it into the overall best albums list. So, despite the rap-specific list — where ranking is still next to godliness — we’ve opted to leave the albums that appeared on the overall best list off</i> …

A Map Showing How Much Time It Takes to Learn Foreign Languages: From Easiest to Hardest

Do you want to speak more languages? Sure, as Sally Struthers used to say so often, we all do. But the requirements of attaining proficiency in any …

Language Learning

20 of the Best Hidden Gems in Tallahassee

20 Best Hidden Gems in Tallahassee<p>For when you get tired of the five restaurants in your typical rotation, we've got you covered with 20 of …

Overnight French Toast Casserole

This overnight French toast makes a perfect breakfast for family and guests. This French toast casserole is especially convenient since it can be …

Breakfast

14 Psychological Tricks Everyone Should Know

The internet is awash with amateur psychology and body language tips, from ludicrous, life-affirming self-help mumbo jumbo to beginner-level …

Become an expert in all things TV tech with our 4K TV buying guide

TVs have come a long way, especially in the last few years.<p>Picture quality has never been crisper, brighter, or more colorful; TVs get thinner yet …

Televisions