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Sentiment Analysis with R

What's Sentiment Analysis and why does it matter? Sentiment analysis or opinion mining is the computational study of opinions, sentiments and …

Natural Language Processing

Want to Boost Your Creativity and Productivity? Try These Paint Colors.

<i>This article originally appeared on Apartment Therapy.</i><p>It’s no secret that color can seriously affect your mood (we’ve previously explored how it can …

8 resources for finding the perfect word

I once worked with someone who used the word “secure” continually. He would write:<p>• <i>“We need to secure advertisers.”</i> <br>• <i>“Have you secured a printer for</i> …

Go Behind the Fiction in These 17 Essay Collections and Biographies

Non-fiction is often overlooked for its flashier fictional counterpart, especially in the varied alien worlds and magical kingdoms of science fiction …

Books

Think the Raspberry Pi is underpowered? Here’s 10 projects that prove you wrong

At this point the Raspberry Pi is a modern legend. This series of tiny, low-powered computers provides an inexpensive and relatively easy base for …

These hedge fund managers made $4.7 million per day last year

NEW YORK — Wall Street’s elite club of hedge fund managers got a bit richer last year, according to an annual ranking published this week. The top two hedge fund managers made $1.7 billion each in 2015, and the top 25 averaged 10 percent more than the previous year.<p>The rankings, issued by …

Hedge Funds

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Zen spa decor is quintessentially calm and peaceful. It is often a favorite decorating scheme for homeowners seeking a relaxing appearance for their bedroom spaces. By incorporating a nature-inspired color palette, luxurious bedding elements and calming accessories, this design is fairly easy to …

Layering 20 Scenes to Create a Strong Romance Novel

Last week I probably overwhelmed you by showing you how to integrate the key romance scenes into your foundational ten scenes. This post is a long …

Creative Writing

Three Lines That Will Help You Write A Better First Draft

Recently, I discussed the six questions you should try to answer before you start your first draft. This week I want to discuss question two - tell …

Creative Writing

Silver, Gold, and Precious Stones: Poetry Prompt

Whether silver, gold, or precious stones, jewels have always been a part of human culture. Even when man first began using clothes and tools, jewels …

Creative Writing

Rob Doyle’s This Is The Ritual is transgressive fiction and we need more of it

Isn’t literature supposed to reflect society, warts and all, rather than to suppress or ignore aspects of life which we find unsavoury? This Is The …

Shakespeare's 25 greatest characters

The Theatre

The Unacknowledged: Black Crime Fiction, the Roaring ’20s to the 1930s

THE LATE 1920s into the 1930s were a protean time for crime fiction. Among the books that were written were Dashiell Hammett’s <i>Red Harvest</i> (1929), the …

The Best Short Story I Read in a Lit Mag This Week: “My Beard” by Eric Braun

There’s a difference between what the narrator views as the story and what the reader views as the story. By playing with that distance, writers can …

DIY Arduino Watch

We first thought [Alexis Ospitia]’s watch was a sports watch made with an Arduino, but it’s actually a sporty watch made with an Arduino. This …

Arduino

5 exercises to improve your storytelling skills

<i>This article was previously published on PR Daily in April 2016.</i> <br>Football players practice ballet. Pianists repeat small sections of music until it's …

Toneapi helps your writing pack an emotional punch

Language analysis is a rapidly developing field and there are some interesting startups working on products that help you write better.<p>Take Toneapi, for example. This product from Northern Irish firm Adoreboard is a Web-based app that analyzes (and potentially improves) the emotional impact of your …

Creative Writing

Dialogue Words: Other Words for 'Said'

Writing effective, compelling dialogue has multiple elements. It’s not only <i>what</i> characters say but <i>how</i> they say it that matters. Or how you show who’s …

Creative Writing

5 Bestselling Fiction Tips: Start With Heart

Want to write bestselling fiction? There’s one simple rule: keep readers reading. Authors have more challenges with story beginnings than they do …

Creative Writing

These Free Productivity Planners Help You Focus and Stay Organized

Most planners are designed for those who have a systematic work schedule. Productive Flourishing has made free planners for creative people and …

Neuroscientist Sam Harris on Happiness, Spirituality Without Religion, and How to Cultivate the Art of Presence

Nietzsche’s famous proclamation that “God is dead” is among modern history’s most oft-cited aphorisms, and yet as is often the case with its ilk, such quotations often miss the broader context in a way that bespeaks the lazy reductionism with which we tend to approach questions of spirituality …

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

Books

6 Rules For Great Storytelling, From A Moth-Approved Master Of The Form

Moth storytelling champ Margot Leitman has been hired by Facebook and others to help them learn how to spin a yarn. These are her rules.<p>Some years ago, writes Margot Leitman in her new book, <i>Long Story Short: The Only Storytelling Guide You’ll Ever Need</i>, when she was an aspiring actress in New York, …

5 Great Tips to Help You Tell Better Stories | Inc.com

Skilled storytelling is essential to capturing an audience's attention. It's a must have before attempting to sell, teach, or entertain and is critical in every business. About a year ago, I became intensely interested in storytelling for reasons that I share below. But first, here are the top 5 …

Serial (Podcast)

'What Is Not Yours' Is Flawless

Most writers would give everything they own to have just one masterpiece to their name. British author Helen Oyeyemi is barely 31, and she already has at least three of them. That includes her last two novels, <i>Mr. Fox</i> and <i>Boy, Snow, Bird</i>, both of which received extensive critical acclaim in the U.S. …

Books

Eudora Welty's Rules for Writing

The Pulitzer-winning Southern writer, a master of the short story, would have been 107 years old today. Welty was the author of nearly 20 books, a skilled photographer, and an avid gardener. <i>Humanities</i> magazine has a compelling sketch of her work:<p>APHer three avocations—gardening, current events, and …

Thomas Morton Shares the Slang He Learned While Practicing Orgasmic Meditation - VICE Video: Documentaries, Films, News Videos

55 Cool And Practical Home Décor Hacks You Should Try

Life hacks are cool and useful and they can be organized in multiple categories. A lot of them are referring to home décor, showing how you can make …

7 reasons why flying is getting better