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5 Writing Rules That Work No Matter What You’re Writing

by Emily WenstromShort stories. Marketing copy. News reporting. Poetry. Business proposals. Literary fiction. Technical writing. Blogs. …

Colorful New ‘Dwarf Dragons’ Found in South America

The newfound wood lizards live in Ecuador and Peru—and chances are, there are more yet to be discovered, scientists say.<p>Attention <i>Game of Thrones</i>: Three new species of "dwarf dragon" have been discovered in Peru and Ecuador, a new study says.<p>Due to political unrest in Ecuador, it took nearly a …

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30 Books That Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lives

The greatest books are defined as classics for a reason. Written by the greatest literary minds of their time, they have universal themes, …

Literature

25 Fictional Books That Will Change Your Outlook

Readers tend to read for a variety of different reasons, but one of the biggest reasons is to broaden one’s perspective. We all need to step outside …

Quokka Selfies: What's the Deal With That Cute Australian Critter?

The smiling marsupial is a favorite photo subject for tourists on West Australia's Rottnest Island.<p>Until recently, many people outside of Australia had never heard of thequokka, a Muppet-cute (despite its beady eyes and rat's tail) marsupial with an irresistible smile.<p>But this week, people's …

Tomb and Chariot of Ancient Celtic Prince Unearthed in France

The 2,500-year-old lavish tomb and chariot of an ancient Celtic prince have been unearthed in France.<p>The ancient princely tomb, which was discovered in a large burial mound, was filled with stunning grave goods, including gorgeous pottery and a gold-tipped drinking vessel. The giant jug was …

Tiny English Bulldog Puppy Willingly Allows Her Human to Zip Her Up in a Fuzzy Carrier

An absolutely adorable little English bulldog puppy named Lola, whose tiny little legs made her lag behind the other dogs during their daily walk, …

English Bulldogs

Fennec Fox Sibs Make Debut

A Fennec Fox couple, at the Chattanooga Zoo, are proud parents to two new kits! The boy and girl were welcomed, January 23rd, by first time mother, …

Exploring Lake Superior’s Spectacular Ice Caves

Millions of years ago, layers of sand were deposited by rivers, which turned into sandstone. Glaciers later transformed the sandstone into several miles of dramatic cliffs and caves along Lake Superior’s southern shore. Superior’s wind, waves, and ice continue to sculpt the sandstone caves of the …

12 essential places in Britain for book lovers

LONDON — Britain has been home to a formidable number of writers over the centuries, and offers numerous literary spots as a result. Add in a decent …

5 Cool and Handy Apps For Outdoor Enthusiasts

Spending time outdoors is highly delightful and does you a lot of good. A mere 10 min walk can drastically reduce your stress level and give your …

Apps

Archaeologists unearth 'exceptional' 5th century Celtic prince burial site in France

Huge necropolis by roundabout near Troyes most exciting Celtic discovery in half a century<p>Archaeologists in eastern France have made an "exceptional" discovery of what they believe is a Celtic prince buried in his chariot alongside exquisite ancient Greek ornaments.<p>Experts say the discovery of the …

Pencil artist works in miniature — and that’s the point

Salavat Fidai is working proof that artists need not create large pieces to make a name for themselves.<p>Much of what he creates is no bigger than the tip of a pencil — literally.<p>Under the glow of a single work light while his family sleeps, Fidai uses a craft knife and 4x magnifying glass to create …

Tippi Hedren, Melanie Griffith and that pet lion they had in the ’70s (photos)

Melanie Griffith had an unconventional childhood, we all know that. She was the daughter of “The Birds” star Tippi Hedren, she started dating Don Johnson when she was 14, she did her first nude scene at 17 (and to think she gave daughter Dakota Johnson trouble about “Fifty Shades of Grey”!). But …

Sherman Oaks

Wild Panda Population Up Dramatically in China, Government Says

Experts question exact figures but say upward trend is valid.<p>The population of endangered wild giant pandas has risen some 17 percent in just over a decade, the Chinese government reported this week, news that a major wildlife group cites as evidence that the famous mammal, a cultural icon for …

Endangered Species

Top 10: Historic Sites in Ireland and Northern Ireland

More than 5,000 years of history are revealed through colossal passage tombs, the beehive huts of early monasteries, and more iconic landmarks. Here are Irish places of curiosity, pilgrimage, and inspiration.

10 Intriguing And Mysterious Archaeological Sites

Archaeology aims to answer our questions about the past and, with any luck, give us some perspective on our present and future. But sometimes, …

Archaeology

Amazing Find with a Metal Detector - The Incredible Staffordshire Anglo-Saxon Gold Hoard

Many people enjoy searching with a metal detector in hopes of finding treasures that have either a financial value, or some historical significance. …

The Music of the Maya: Mysterious whistles Confound Experts

Music has held a special role in human society for thousands of years. In ancient China, for instance, sets of bronze bells were played for …

George R.R. Martin Presents Texas A&M Library With Rare Edition of 'The Hobbit' - Unbound Worlds

Stop with the incredibly generosity, George R.R. Martin! You’re making the rest of us look bad!<p>In his latest act of largesse, Martin has presented …

The Best Movies & TV to Watch on Netflix in March

It's a new month, and that means a new batch of movies just hit our favorite streaming site. Peruse the best below.<p><b>1)</b> <i>Teen Witch</i> <b>(1989)</b>In this cult classic, a teenager discovers she's the reincarnation of a powerful witch.<p><b>2)</b> <i>Finding Neverland</i> <b>(2004)</b>Johnny Depp plays <i>Peter Pan</i> author J. M. Barrie as he …

Archaeology

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An Informative List On Publishing Every Author Needs To Read

Publishing Writing<p>Updated March 15, 2018 2011 Views 6 Comments<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>Pin<p>+1<p>Flip<p>Share<p>Buffer<p>343 Shares<p>4.92/5 (13)<p>Things No One Tells You About …

Writing

Emerald Pools via Kayenta Trail Beginner

A relatively easy just over 2 mile trail to Zion’s Emerald Pools – miniature oases nestled in the impressive cliffs of Zion. Depending on the season, …

National Geographic Travel

How hunting with wolves helped humans outsmart the Neanderthals

Dogs are humanity’s oldest friends, renowned for their loyalty and abilities to guard, hunt and chase. But modern humans may owe even more to them than we previously realised. We may have to thank them for helping us eradicate our caveman rivals, the Neanderthals.<p>According to a leading US …

Humanity

Corpse Bride: Lizard Necrophilia Reported in Brazil

"I felt a sense of wonder," says zoologist who observed male tegus mating with a dead female.<p>When zoologist Ivan Sazima went for a walk in the park in southeastern Brazil on a warm September day in 2013, he was hoping to find noteworthy animal behavior to study.<p>But he did not expect to witness …