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26 Clever Storage Ideas For When You're Completely Out Of Space

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Shopping

Why Structure Matters When You Are Writing a Novel

<b>The Power of Structure</b><p>It’s fair to say I am obsessed with structure. The way I think of it is that structure drives voice and voice connects with readers. Why play it safe with an all-seeing third-person narrator and a linear, A to Z journey, when you can challenge yourself, your characters, and …

Books

17 verbs that cut fat from your writing

Verbs are the powerhouse of your sentences; choose them wisely.<p>Another issue that I see frequently in the work that I edit is weak verbs coupled with …

Creative Writing

10 Small-Space Gardening Ideas to Steal

Warm weather is here, and with it comes the urge to make your mark outdoors in the garden. This is easy enough if you call a sizable property in the …

20 Easy DIY Trellis Projects to Really Prop Up Your Garden

Spending some time daily revamping your garden is not only therapeutic, but can also transform your backyard into such a beauty. Depending on your …

The Doctor Who Delivered the World's First 'Three-Person' Baby

When reproductive endocrinologist John Zhang introduced a new in vitro fertilization technique at a medical conference in China in 1997, the audience …

Hilary Mantel was right – some academics dislike novelists. But why? | Rebecca Rideal

Hostility between academics and popular historians has a lengthy history of its own. Yet it doesn’t make sense – nonfiction and fiction nurture each other<p>“Historians hate me,” runs the latest headline about Booker prizewinning novelist Hilary Mantel. Only she didn’t quite say that. Mantel is one of …

Why Do Some People Love Sad Music?

By Tuomas Eerola<p>Tear-jerkers such as Adele's Someone Like You frequently top the charts these days, while gloomy classical compositions like Mozart"s Requiem have moved people for centuries. Both portray and bring about a strong sense of loss and sadness. But our enjoyment of sad music is …

Add Cheer, Color & Pattern With These Decor Resources

Bright, cheerful, full of patterns and textures—Becca and Doug's California home is a visual stunner. With items sourced from secondhand shops, the …

Home Decorating

8 Software Products to Aid Your Blogging Skills

When you choose to become a professional blogger, you enter a world of competition. To navigate that world, you have to know basic rules on CSS, …

Infographics

What Every Indie Author Needs to Know About E-Books

The e-book landscape is shifting and authors who stay current will find rich opportunities.<p>It has never been easier to publish your own e-book. The …

20 Elements You Need To Make Your Home Beautiful

Every home is different because it reflects the tastes, desires and lifestyle of the people living in it. No matter what the type of furniture or …

Interior Design

Why Queer Retellings of Classic Stories Are So Necessary

Queer retellings of stories are a reminder that the classics don't just belong to straight white guys—they belong to the LGBTQ community, too.<p>If it's true that, as Christopher Booker wrote, there are only seven plots reiterated throughout fiction, it should come as no surprise that every year's …

How Economists View the Rise of Artificial Intelligence

To really understand the impact of artificial intelligence in the modern world, it’s best to think beyond the mega-research projects like those that …

13 steps to a spotless home - using only household products!

One of the most difficult rooms to clean in our home is our kitchen. From greasy kitchenware, to stainless steel that lacks in shine, to kitchen mats …

House Renovation Ideas - 16 Inspirational Before & After Residential Projects

Renovating an existing house can be a rewarding way to get the home of your dreams without having to build a completely new house. Here are 16 …

First self-driving cars will be unmarked so that other drivers don’t try to bully them

Volvo fears that other road users could drive erratically in order to take advantage<p>The first self-driving cars to be operated by ordinary British drivers will be left deliberately unmarked so that other drivers will not be tempted to “take them on”, a senior car industry executive has revealed.<p>One …

Autonomous Cars

Tesla unveils its solar roof and Powerwall 2

At Universal Studios in Los Angeles tonight, Tesla CEO Elon Musk showed off the company's solar roof-top panels, a new $5,500 Powerwall 2 high-capacity residential battery pack, and the Powerpack 2 for businesses.<p>Musk and company have been teasing these photovoltaic cell-embedded rooftop panels for …

13 smart & easy DIY ideas that will transform your home

Home decoration could be a really enjoyable thing to do if you know your spaces well and have that curious streak which motivates you on to go for …

Living Rooms

10 Awesome Woodworking Projects for Every Skill Level

From novice to advanced, these woodworking projects will challenge and delight.<p>Woodworking is an amazing hobby—as well as vocation, that can last a lifetime. These 10 woodworking projects are straight from our editors, and are accessible to woodworkers of all skill levels. Most projects include …