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The "Dangers" of Going Gluten-Free | Mark's Daily Apple

July 23, 2014<p>The “Dangers” of Going Gluten-Free<p>By Mark Sisson<p>In just about every article discussing the growing popularity of gluten-free diets, an …

Sense is a glowing sphere that watches over you while you sleep

This sleek sleep tracker analyzes your bedroom, and your sleep patterns<p>At age 19, Londoner James Proud decided to skip out on college and move to the States.<p>As one of several "Thiel Fellows," Proud received a $100,000 grant from esteemed venture capitalist Peter Thiel to skip college, move to San …

How to avoid pickpockets who steal phones

Even the most complicated lockscreen pattern, pass code, or even Face Unlock, can't protect against someone physically stealing your phone. We've …

Great Headlines Speak For Themselves… The Rosenberg's Executed!

Great Headlines Speak For Themselves… The Rosenberg’s Executed!<p>The best headlines need no commentary. Such is the case with the <b>Los Angeles Examiner,</b> …

How to Find a Lost Friend

Knowing how to find a lost friend can be a simple way to help you rekindle an old relationship. Whether you are looking to catch up on old times, …

Women Write Fantasy | Fantasy-Faction

There have always been serious issues revolving around gender parity and sexism in the fantasy community. Whether this is the depiction of women – as …

How to Kill Vines

Vines are often invasive and can be especially difficult to kill. Persistence is key, but of course, it also helps to know which methods of physical …

Gardening

The Why of Weapons: The Great Sword of War

<i>This article is by Joseph Malik.</i><p>Today I’m going to discuss an underrepresented weapon in fantasy, although it was likely the single greatest …

4 Essential Tips for First-Time Con-Goers

<i>This article is by Joseph Zieja.</i><p>Cons are vicious, insane things, where emotions run as hard and fast as the alcohol, where dreams are made and broken …

5 Reasons Why Narration Can Work in Fiction

<i>This article is by Anne Marie Gazzolo.</i><p>Authors can use narrators in many different ways to add value to any story. Among them, they can speak directly …

Fantasy and How the World Ought To Be

<i>This article is by Christian Madera.</i><p>Early Fantasy literature, with its black-and-white morality, was very comfortable making statements about ethics. …

Writing Warfare in Fantasy: A Guide to the Battle Scene

Few words are as synonymous with mankind as War. As writers, war often influences the stories that we tell. People remember wars, people remember …

Magical Creatures for Magical Worlds: Fairies

Fantasy is a genre where the mythical and made-up can be reality, where the fact that something is physically impossible doesn’t stop it from burning …

Terry Pratchett

5 Ways to Build Stronger Characters

<i>This article is by Anne Marie Gazzolo.</i><p>It’s possible to build characters who achieve a secondary reality, and become people who live in their own …

Writing

Names in Fantasy – 3 Ways to Invent Names for Characters and Creatures

<i>This article is by Grace Robinson.</i><p>People sometimes ask me how I come up with names for my fantasy stories – names of characters, as well as names of …

Star Wars

How Apple and Google plan to reinvent health care

Mike Dittenber had always wanted to go skydiving. There was only one problem: “At my heaviest I clocked in around 330 pounds,” says Dittenber, a technical writer from Michigan. “That’s above the weight restriction for a tandem jump.” During a doctor’s visit last spring, he got some more bad news. …

The Xiaomi Mi Band is a $13 wearable that tracks fitness and monitors sleep

Wearable devices are all the rage right now, and the vast majority of them aren’t cheap. But alongside the unveiling of its new Mi 4 flagship this …