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The Best Place to Camp in Each of the 50 States

Ready, set, camp.<p>Numerous studies have found benefits to spending time in the outdoors: better concentration, elevated mood, even faster healing and …

Beaches

How to Kill a Main Character Without Murdering Your Book

One of the worst mistakes I ever made as a green novelist was to ignore the advice of editors and friends who told me certain manuscripts needed overhauling.<p>I simply refused. I had put the plot on the page and given birth to the characters, and in my view these were so set in stone, I might as well …

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The Online Habits That Trigger NSA Spying

Wor­ried about the Na­tion­al Se­cur­ity Agency <b></b>mon­it­or­ing you? If you take cer­tain steps to mask your iden­tity on­line, such as us­ing the …

Privacy

WHAT?! This Color Inspired the Most Creativity in 2015

Color has the ability to play a real influence on what you feel. Earlier this month, Pantone announced <i>two</i> colors of the year for the first time ever: Serenity and Rose Quartz, a soft baby blue and a rosy baby pink. Their rationale for selecting the two colors is that while both colors are lovely on …

Creativity

The Top 100 Science Fiction/Fantasy Shows Of All Time

Science fiction and fantasy have ruled television for over 50 years, but some shows have brightened our screens and supercharged our brains more than …

Science Fiction

Best RPG - IGN's Best of 2015 - IGN

EditThe Witcher 3: Wild Hunt<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>From IGN's Review: "Though the straightforward and fetch-quest-heavy main story overstays its welcome, …

The Magic of Creativity

<b>"Listen to the music inside. Can't you hear what it says to you?" - Van Morrison</b><p>As an artist, I try to honor the muse that guides me. Over time, I've gotten better at paying attention and following its lead. Years before I was a grandmother, an idea took residence in my heart. I could clearly see a …

How this horror movie-like disease went down more than 99.99% in 30 years

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Dracunculiasis—or, as it’s better known, Guinea worm disease—is the stuff of nightmares. A parasite spread through contaminated water, it is contracted when consuming water from a contaminated sources, which contains larvae of the worm. Male and female larvae mate, and …

Dating

BBC Academy - Production - How to create an ebook

• Production<br>• Podcasts / Online<p>How to create an ebook<p>If you own a tablet, iPad or Kindle you may already be familiar with interactive ebooks. Downloadable ebooks contain text, images, video and audio that give producers exciting multimedia storytelling options.<p>Download this …

10 great mobile games to play with your kids this holiday

Try sharing that new iPad with the family this holiday; you might be surprised how fun it can be.<p>Mobile games lag behind their console counterparts when it comes to providing awesome local shared experiences. And it’s not down to a lack of demand. Research from TV network and game publisher …

This Bone-Chilling Story Shows How 1 Serial Rapist Almost Got Away With His Crimes

Police didn't believe one of his 18-year-old victims. But detectives in other cities took victims' claims seriously.<p>As an ex-Marine, Marc O'Leary was meticulous. He knew how to sanitize the scene of his crimes to remove most of his DNA, and he surveilled a victim's home well in advance to learn how …

Crime

Service, The Customer Service Startup, Launches Its iOS App

Service, the LA-based customer service startup that recently closed a $3.1M seed round, just launched its iOS app.<p>As a refresher, Service acts as an intermediary between disappointed customers and businesses. For example, instead of a customer having to fill out a generic complaint form for an …

This Report Will Make You Drink Iced Coffee in the Winter

Whoop whoop, it’s been really mild so far this winter! So it’s not totally strange to see people drinking iced coffee. However, some people prefer the iced over hot year round, and it turns out that there’s a health benefit to drinking iced java — but only if it’s cold brew, according to this …

How to Free Your Innate Creativity

<i>Andrew Nguyen/HBR STAFF</i><p>Creativity can feel like an accident. Suddenly, out of nowhere a novel idea shows up in conscious thought and we’ve solved that persistent problem. Or, after days of staring at a blank page, words fly off our fingertips and we’ve written that perfect blog post or editorial. …

Big River -- What Novelists Can Learn From Songwriters

Johnny Cash was a brilliant musician, singer, performer and masterful songwriter. Johnny Cash condensed high concept ideas into short, resonating stories -- ripping people's hearts in four or five stanzas -- that stayed in millions of ears and memories. <i>Big River</i> was his best-told story. And he …

Study: There Are Instructions for Teaching Critical Thinking

Whether or not you can teach something as subjective as critical thinking has been up for debate, but a fascinating new study shows that it’s …

Bloody Gaming Gear Innovates PC Gaming

There’s a lot of keyboards on the market. Almost as many gaming keyboards out there. To my mind, a gaming keyboard is something that facilitates home gaming or competitive gaming beyond what a standard keyboard is capable of providing. The could mean macro keys, faster function, portability, or any …

Sexual Body Language

Sometimes it can be hard to tell what’s going on with your girl: Is she enjoying herself? Are you doing it right? Is she satisfied? Women can be hard to read, especially when it comes to sex. Though, all in all, if she is getting off you are bound to know about it on some level. If you’re not so …

Muscle

Every time you dial into these call centers, your personality is being silently assessed

You've likely heard this phrase so often while waiting for a customer service agent to surface and resolve an issue with your Wi-Fi or your bank account that it's been rendered virtually meaningless.<p>And yet when it comes to the process by which call centers assure their agents are providing …

16-year-old's DNA experiment will fly in space

A 16-year-old New York City-area student will one day see her DNA experiment launched to the International Space Station.<p>The experiment, designed by Anna-Sophia Boguraev of Bedford, New York just north of NYC, aims to see how microgravity and radiation affect the immune systems of astronauts in …

The mutants are here - and you might be one of them - ExtremeTech

The mutants are here — and you might be one of them<p>By on August 4, 2015 at 9:21 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this …

Homicides Are Spiking This Year After Falling for Decades

Since 1960, U.S. homicide rates have been falling—that is, until this year. Meanwhile, intimate-partner violence and child abuse affect up to 12 …

9 Practical Tricks for Writing Your First Novel

Whether you’re writing your first novel or are struggling with completing a second one (or more), sometimes you need some help focusing and figuring …

Indictment claims Pine Lawn police lieutenant conspired to arrest mayoral candidate

<b>ST. LOUIS •</b> The FBI arrested a former Pine Lawn police lieutenant Tuesday after prosecutors accused him of conspiring with others to falsely arrest a …

Suspended Cops Say Video of Them Eating Marijuana Edibles During a Raid Violated Their Privacy

Remember the Santa Ana, California, cops who were caught on video munching on what seem to be cannabis-infused chocolate bars after raiding an …

10,000 Year Old Cave Paintings of UFO’s and Aliens?

By mindanaoexaminer.com<br>8-2-15<p>RESEARCHERS have confirmed a mysterious finding in India. The discovery of the 10.000 year old cave paintings depict …

Suspect in Memphis officer's death tells police after manhunt: 'I'm not a coward'

The man accused of killing a Memphis police officer had a few words for the department’s director when he turned himself in, ending a manhunt that dragged on for two days.<p>“I want you to know that one, I’m not a cold-blooded killer,” Tremaine Wilbourn told the director, who said he spoke briefly …

Crime

FBI Arrests Anti-Government Extremists in NC, Building Bombs - UPDATE: Inspired by "Jade Helm" Conspiracy Theory

Here we go again. How long until Jim Hoft tries to label these crazies as “leftists?” FBI: Men Arrested for Making Explosives to Resist …