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How to double your reading speed (without losing comprehension)

Billionaire Bill Gates wishes that if he had one superpower, it would be the ability to read faster.<p>Warren Buffet has claimed that he has “wasted ten years reading slowly.”<p>Information is the most valuable commodity out there, and our ability to read faster can undoubtly speed up how fast we …

Bill Gates

The Beer Bucket List (2.0): 30 Beers To Try Once in Your Lifetime

It’s been two years since we composed the first Beer Bucket List, and since that time, we’ve tasted thousands of other brews both new and old. …

Beer

9 weird ways to turn your iPhone or iPad into a music machine

If there’s one thing we humans like to do, it’s make music. Seriously, we’ve been doing it since prehistoric times, so it’s no big surprise that we’d find many ways to bring music to our latest tool: the iPhone and iPad.<p>While there are a ton of different ways to play or make music on your iOS …

Guitar

5 Writing Tricks You Can Swipe from the Professional Journalist’s Playbook

You’re passionate about blogging.But your blog is just one of scores covering the same topic.How can you possibly stand out? What can you do to get …

Writing

Shakespeare at the end of the world: Why 'Station Eleven' is your 2014 must read

For the final MashableReads selection of the year, we've chosen <i>Station Eleven</i> by Emily St. John Mandel. <i>Station Eleven</i> is a beautiful, haunting book …

The Power in Writing About Yourself

Introspective writing keeps people alive and well. A new tool makes it easy. Maybe too easy.<p>"This is not a replacement for people or human contact," said the designer Albert Lee of his new creation, an app called Emojiary. I wanted to believe him.<p>Every day you get a text from the Emojiary bot. It …

Wine 101: Holiday Cocktail and Dinner Party Guide - What To Buy | RelaxNation

Wine 101: Holiday Party Guide and What To Buy<p>Whether you’re hosting a party this holiday season or simply bringing wine along as you enjoy the …

10 Great Books To Read Based On Your Favorite New Movies

As a movie-goer, you relish a good story. If you tore through <i>Gone Girl</i> and other books-turned-films, you may be wondering what to read next. Below, we've laid out a few recommendations based on this year's critically acclaimed and popular films. If sci-fi and dystopian worlds interest you more than …

The World’s Largest Starbucks Is The Willy Wonka Factory Of Coffee

Starbucks has opened a new flagship cafe where the company also roasts its global supply of small batch coffees.<p>I’m standing in a 15,000-square-foot factory that could only be the work of Starbucks. Hulking industrial equipment stands alongside custom walnut furniture that’s finished so delicately …

The Kill Zone: Sometimes You Gotta Suck It Up And Write the Darn Outline

Holiday Book Gift Guide: Great reading for the season

Ready for some help with your holiday shopping? Our books gift guide is here. Find recommendations for mystery fans and history buffs, for texting twentysomethings and kids just learning to read. There are graphic novels, literary award-winners, audiobooks, and coffeetable books (one full of …

Books

Writing Advice from Kurt Vonnegut and 3 Other Writers

In the 1980s, a group of great thinkers, authors and communicators penned a series of How To's for honing one's writing skills. The source of these …

Writing Winning Short Stories by Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin

Resources for Writers<p>Writing Winning Short Stories by Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin<p>Article by Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin ©.<br>Posted in Resources (Better Fiction …

How the Cold War Kids Hold On to Their Home, Their Faith, and Their Synthesizers

Unlike most indie bands today, Cold War Kids were not an early adopter of synth. Instead, the Long Beach-based rock quintet made a name for itself as …

Keeping Your DSLR Sensor Clean

One of the biggest problems we face as photographers is keeping that DSLR sensor clean when shooting, especially when shooting outdoors. Your sensor …

Friction Fiction: The 2014 National Book Award Finalists

<b>This</b> is the second year that the National Book Awards have announced a long list of ten nominees before narrowing to five finalists. Because the …

How to Make Time to Read

Reading is one of the greatest pleasures in life. Taking the time to read improves your ability to focus, enhances your vocabulary, strengthens your empathy, and provides new experiences through a variety of characters. Whether you prefer nonfiction, biography, mystery, romance, classics, science …

Simple Instructions for Making Pour-Over Coffee

Counter Culture Coffee has created a simple brewing guide for making pour-over coffee, complete with a delightful video. In addition to their guides …

Writer's Favorite Lens - the Canon 40mm Pancake Lens

Like many beginning photographers, I’ve been a long-time fan of zoom lenses throughout much of my four year photography career. This past year, …

Photography