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33 Authors Gave Us Their Best Advice On Writing

"Write the book that you're desperate to read. Fall in love with your characters. Finish the day's writing at a point where you want to know what happens next. And keep writing every day."<p><b>01.</b> As Kandinsky says, "Everything starts with a dot." Sometimes the hardest thing in writing a story is where …

The Loudest Sound In The World Would Kill You On The Spot

<i>The questions kids ask about science aren’t always easy to answer. Sometimes, their little brains can lead to big places adults forget to explore.</i> …

16 Interesting Signs You're A Highly Creative Person (And You May Not Know It Yet)

Creativity knows no bounds. But we as humans are finite, so where does that leave us with creativity?<p>Truth be told, having the gift to create is not …

Creativity

Being African in India: 'We are seen as demons' | Racism

<b>New Delhi/Greater Noida, India -</b> After a year in India, Zaharaddeen Muhammed, 27, knows enough Hindi to understand what <i>bander</i> means. Monkey.<p>But it isn't even the daily derogatory comments that make him doubt his decision to swap his university in Nigeria for a two-year master's degree programme in …

The best free software for small businesses

Introduction<p>Setting up a small business is hard enough without the extortionate costs associated with modern software licenses. Set up a number of …

Top Ten Foods for Building Muscle | Poliquin Article

These are ten foods to include in your diet because they have a superior effect on protein synthesis, helping you build muscle in conjunction with a …

Brain.fm Uses An Artificial Intelligence to Improve Your Brain Function

Music has been around in one form or another throughout the world for as long as anyone can remember. Some people listen to music to relax, others to …

You Don’t Need to be Beautiful to be Attractive

I was never satisfied with the way I looked. Growing up, I was a fat, shy, and quiet boy. I hated my eyebrows, my nose, and my thighs. This was …

Relationships

These Personality Traits Are Linked To More (And Better) Sex

What turns men like Hugh Hefner, Colin Farrell, and Jack Nicholson into world-class womanizers? Money, good looks, and celebrity come to mind, but a …

8 Current Psychology Studies Every Lover Should Know - PsyBlog

The power of nonconformists, neural synchrony, pathological personality traits and more…<p>1. Men and women prefer nonconformists<p>When it comes to …

7 Sneaky Things Your Voice Can Predict About Your Personality and Health

It’s not just what you say—it’s what you sound like when you say it.<p>A Columbia Business School study recorded students reading a passage before being …

Why Are No Two People Alike? (Part 1)

<i>“My solution to the mystery is that three perpetrators are involved:<br>three mental systems that go about their business in different ways.<br>Together,</i> …

Psychology

How You Treat Servers Reveals Your Personality

Everyone has something they’d like to change. The desire for self-improvement and progression is innate. It is in our DNA.<p>Unfortunately, when it …

Will Power

Research Suggests That These Words Say Everything About Your Personality

Studies indicate that the number of times you use specific words or phrases has a close link to your characteristic way of behaving, thinking and feeling.<p>What comes out of your mouth or through your keyboard can give others a pretty accurate clue about the kind of individual you are. Experts can …

Nancy Benoit's Sister On How Chris Benoit's Personality Changed, What Caused Benoit To Snap

As noted, Nancy Benoit's sister, Sandra Toffoloni, appeared on Chris Jericho's podcast this past Friday. We will have a detailed report of the …

Invisibilia: Is Your Personality Fixed, Or Can You Change Who You Are?

<i>Editor's note: This is an excerpt from the latest episode of the Invisibilia podcast and program, which is broadcast on participating public radio stations. This story contains language that some may find offensive.</i><p>This is the story of a prisoner who committed a horrible crime and says he's no …

Psychology

Science may explain why some people have deeply sensitive personalities

At the age of six, Jack Craven started telling his mother he wanted to die. “God made a mistake when he made me,” he would say. “Why can’t I just die?” His mother, Lori Craven, says she didn’t even know that kids his age could think such things: “Can you imagine your child saying that?”<p>Jack, now …

Autism

7 ways to class up a bottle of cheap vodka

It may look like water, but cheap vodka burns like a bottomless fire pit.<p>We've all been there though — an awkward leftover party stash, an …

Fat Burning Exercises That Promote Weight Loss

A lot of people are in constant battle with trying to lose those extra pounds. Among the many strategies of losing weight, following a practical diet …

The science of getting your kids to eat more vegetables

<i>Parenting in the information age can be maddening. Data and opinions are everywhere, but helpful advice often feels in short supply. In our Mom and Scientist series, Quartz journalists Jenny Anderson, a mother of two, and Akshat Rathi, a scientist, tackle challenging topics by balancing complex</i> …

Parenting

27 'Healthy' Habits That Make You Gain Weight

There was a period of time when people thought smoking tobacco was healthy. Experts also downplayed just how detrimental sugar is to your health, and …

Nutrition

8 Warm-Up Exercises You Aren't Doing But Totally Should

These are the moves everyone should be doing.<p>Warming up before a workout is key for reducing injury. Personal trainer and nutritionist Albert Matheny says that warming up "helps make sure you don't load your joints, tendons, and ligaments too much, too soon." So we asked Matheny, founder of SoHo …

Casual Sex: Everyone Is Doing It

Zhana Vrangalova had hit a problem. On a blustery day in early spring, sitting in a small coffee shop near the campus of New York University, where she is an adjunct professor of psychology, she was unable to load onto her laptop the Web site that we had met to discuss. This was not a technical …

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Escape to the country: the best US cities for outdoor adventure

Recommended Reading: How the 'Final Fantasy' film helped Hollywood

<b>The 'Final Fantasy' film bombed,<br>but its motion capture<br>revolutionized Hollywood</b><br>Jordan Zakarin,<br>Inverse<p>The animated <i>Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within</i> film may not have been a success in terms of earnings, but the movie did provide some useful insight for motion capture. <i>Inverse</i> takes a look at the …

Life Reimagined

6 Top Tips For Photographing Rooftops and Cities

<i>Jennifer Bin is city and street photographer based in Shanghai. She is best known for her work with capturing strong symmetry, sharp geometry,</i> …

Landscape Photography

5 apps to help you get your finances in check

1/<p>Best app for understanding your spending: Wally<p><b>What does it do?</b> Wally lets you keep track of your spending, and encourages you to think about <i>why</i> …

Apps