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12 places to escape the smog: the world's best car-free islands

Why You Should Be Reading Leigh Bardugo’s Y.A. Novels—Even if You’re an Adult

Author <b>Leigh Bardugo</b> stands at the counter of an L.A. cafe in a mildly goth getup that almost mimics her own book covers: dark peasant blouse, a long patterned skirt that gently trails behind her, with a hag’s-hand necklace designed by artist <b>Naomi Nowak</b> and a talon moon pendant. Her nails are …

Why Are There Texas Embassies in London and Paris?

When Texas was briefly its own country, it sought to put its own stamp on the world, opening Lone Star outposts in London and Paris.<p>The fantasy of an …

How to Transform Your Writing Into Easy Reading

Writing that reads effortlessly takes great pain to create. Here are a few principles for making each word count.<p><i>By Gregory Ciotti, writer at Help Scout.</i><p>"As for how to write well," writes Paul Graham, "here's the short version: Write a bad version 1 as fast as you can; rewrite it over and over; cut …

Writing

8 Thriller novels every novel lover must read

Whenever we talk about reading, we talk about printed form of media, i.e. Books and Novels. Novels cover a wide range of genre and in fact for any …

Fall 2015's best Latin American books

The names behind fall’s predicted bestsellers are instantly recognisable: Franzen (Purity), Atwood (The Heart Goes Last), Rushdie (Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights), and Oates (The Lost Landscape), to name only a few. In the fanfare surrounding the new releases by these familiar …

These Hilarious Harry Potter Comics Show How Irresponsible Dumbledore Was

Albus Wulfric Percival Brian Dumbledore was actually the master of the "Dumbleburn."

How to write a novel: Story beginnings, middles and ends

We all know that stories have a beginning, a middle and an end, but as writers, it can be surprisingly easy to skimp on one or all of these sections. …

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10 Masterpieces of Architecture That Transcend Time and Space

1. Lou Ruvo Centre for Brain Health, Las Vegas<p>Designed by world renowned architect Frank Gehry, The Lou Ruvo Centre for Brain Health has become …

20 Amazing Writing Tools That Will Rock Your Content Marketing

If you’re a blogger, writer or content marketer…<p>You need to adapt.<p>New technology and on-the-go expectations from your audience have led to a growing …

The world's most beautiful roundabouts

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature

Queen Nefertiti: If the tomb of Tutankhamun's mother has been found, what other ancient mysteries are there to discover?

It’s enough to inspire archaeologists and treasure hunters the world over. If there really is a tomb hidden behind the wall of Tutankhamun’s burial …

Tranquil Pond House Generates Energy Instead of Consuming It

Louisiana's Holly & Smith Architects has designed a sustainable home that's the epitome of relaxation. The beautiful retreat–which is known as <i>The Pond House</i>–seamlessly blends in with its serene surroundings. The naturalistic look of this residence is enhanced by the fact that it overlooks a calming …

Energy Star

The Victorian Hugos: 1894 Brings The First Great Female Mad Scientist In Literature

We’re now into the mid-1890s, and readers of science fiction at this time will be forgiven for thinking that they’re being rewarded for years of …

New Tolkien Book: The Story of Kullervo UPDATED

Available for pre-order now is allegedly one of Tolkien’s darkest stories, which (if any of you are familiar with my books) has me all kinds of …

I read the 100 “best” fantasy and sci-fi novels - and they were shockingly offensive

Why are so many of NPR's list of best science fiction books so misogynistic, and why can't we move past our nostalgia for them?<p>When it comes to the …

Revisiting Top Secret! - the 1980s' most underappreciated comedy

<b>"Is this the potato farm?"</b><p><b>"Yes, I am Albert Potato"</b><p>If you're laughing at the quote above, then it's fair to say that you're already a <i>Top Secret!</i> fan. …

James Dean

Here's how the 'Fantastic Four' cast looks compared to their comic-book counterparts

1/<p>"House of Cards" alum Reg E. Cathey plays Dr. Franklin Storm.<p>20th Century Fox<p>An aging scientist who believes his generation has made a mess of the …

41 Marvel Franchises, Ranked From Worst To Best

Face front, true believers.<p>For the purposes of this list, a "franchise" is defined as a mainstay Marvel property that has existed in various forms over the years. Though this list mainly focuses on actual comic books, the quality of the characters' use in other media — movies, television, games, …

The 4 Most Common Mistakes People Make When Grilling Veggies

Grilled vegetables are so easy, you could make 'em with your eyes closed…right? Wrong. Here are the most common mistakes people make when grilling veggies.<p>Grilled vegetables are one of summer's simplest pleasures. From hearty mains to simple sides, a good batch of grilled veg is the answer to …

Cooking

In the kitchen with India’s disappearing recipes

To most people, Indian food means buttery <i>naans</i> from Punjab, south Indian <i>dosas</i> or Bengali fish curries. But there is a whole world of foods from the country’s past that is now less ubiquitous but no less delicious than these more common dishes.<p>Over the years, the Indian diet has undergone a …

Recipes

This 5-Minute Sequence Will Work Out Your Entire Body

Fitting in your work out + making it to happy hour = winning at life.<p>Some days, it really is impossible to make it to the gym. Fortunately, spending 30 minutes on the elliptical isn't the only activity that works you out.<p>In the video above, Udaya yoga instructor Caley Alyssa demonstrates a full …