Courtney Wimberly

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Here Are All of Our No. 1 Story Picks from This Year

<i>All through December, we’ll be featuring Longreads’ Best of 2015. To get you ready, here’s a list of every story that was chosen as No. 1 in our</i> …

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A major scientific organization just refuted NASA's 99.9% prediction that an earthquake will hit LA before 2018

When the news of this disturbing statistic hit headlines, the US Geological Survey took action. Established in 1979, the USGS has major offices across the country that focus on policies related to Earth sciences including risk from earthquakes and damage from fracking.<p>In a rare event, the …

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What 5 Amazing Athletes Eat for Breakfast

What does the breakfast of champions really look like? We asked five incredible athletes (from an ultrarunner to a yogi) how they fuel up in the …

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35 Books Everyone Should Read in Their Lifetime

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29 Travel Hacks Even Frequent Fliers Don't Know

Instead of insulting your intelligence with “hacks” like “pack light,” or “bring an empty water bottle,” we’ve put together a list of tips and tricks …

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Haiti's Unstoppable Outbreak

The nation has been battling a cholera epidemic since 2010—and it's still killing people. Why has no one been able to stop the spread of the disease?<p>In early February, when Jenniflore Abelard arrived at her parents’ house high in the hills of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, her father Johnson was home. …

Charles Dickens’s annotations reveal the 'Rosetta Stone' of Victorian literature

Charles Dickens’s own notes in newly discovered copies of his literary magazine reveal the authors or anonymously published short stories<p>Victorian authors often published in magazines anonymously. But notes by Charles Dickens himself have revealed the illustrious authors behind many of the pieces …

Joyce Carol Oates On The Blurred Line Between Fiction And Reality

The author recently spoke to BuzzFeed about the true story behind her latest novel, Jack of Spades. Here's what she had to say.<p>When Joyce Carol Oates moved to Princeton, New Jersey, a few years ago, she never thought she'd find herself at the center of a stalking mystery drama in real life. But as …

Nutritionists Pick the Healthiest Fast Food Orders

For times when there's nothing but McDonald's for the next 100 miles.<p>You're on a road trip across middle America with friends—cramped up, tired of hearing 'Bad Blood' for the 23rd time and craving real food in a sea of chain restaurant pit stops. The bad news: We can't help you locate a Sweet Green …

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25 Famous Authors' Favorite Books

One key to being a good writer is to always keep reading—and that doesn't stop after you've been published. Here are 25 authors's favorite reads. Who …

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Anatomy 101: 8 Poses to Strengthen Your Wrists + Prevent Injury

2.2K<p>SHARES<p>Each time you vinyasa your wrists bear weight. Without the proper support, this can lead to injury. Use these poses to help build strength …

Build Upper Body Strength for Chaturanga and Arm Balances

Should you pick Cobra or up dog in your vinyasa flow? Move through Cobra Pose and Upward Facing Dog in this yoga video from Justin Michael Williams …

Want to Be a Better Writer? Cut These 7 Words

by Joe BuntingIf you’re reading this, then you want to be a better writer. However, becoming a better writer is elusive, isn’t it? It’s more art than …

Elizabeth Gilbert: The 7 books that shaped me as a writer

“The only thing I have ever wanted to be for my whole life was a writer. I wrote all through childhood, all through adolescence, by the time I was a …

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Writers Should Look for What Others Don't See

The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Simic discusses the importance of noticing hidden truths—from the horrors of war to the mundane aspects of daily life.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature. See entries from Karl Ove Knausgaard,</b> …

How to Write a Story a Week: A Day-by-Day Guide

As a fiction writer eager to improve my craft, I’ve long wanted to try out the story-a-week approach recommended to aspiring writers by Ray Bradbury. …