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Yes, You Can Grow Thriving Houseplants In Just Water. Here's How.

Houseplants <b>make you happy</b>, and they <b>clean your indoor air</b>. But they also require upkeep and can feel daunting for the brown-thumbed among us. At …

Plants

How Many of The 2017 Locus Award-Winning Books Have You Read?

Since 1971, The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has presented the annual Locus Awards in recognition of the best in science-fiction and fantasy …

What You Need To Know About The Dakota Oil Pipeline And The Native Americans Trying To Stop It

The pipeline would transport millions of gallons of crude oil from North Dakota to Illinois each day. But Native Americans and environmentalists have slammed the project as a threat to sacred sites and nature.

How writing 750 words a day could change your life

Every morning, people around the world participate in an almost religious ritual. Shortly after waking, they curl up with a journal and pen or pencil. They start writing, and they don’t stop until they’ve filled at least three hand-written pages—about 750 words.<p>The routine is called Morning Pages, …

Creative Writing

15 Retro Cheesy Pasta Dishes Just Like Grandma Makes

Grandma was right all along: When cheesy, creamy sauces meet pasta, *magical* things happen. Think of avocado and toast or chocolate and peanut butter. That’s the level of delicious combinations we’re talking about, except this time it’s all about the retro spin on everyone’s favorite easy …

Easy Berry Butter Cake Recipe - Chowhound

1<p>Heat the oven to 350°F and arrange a rack in the middle. Coat an 8-inch round cake pan with butter and flour, tap out the excess flour, and set the …

13 States Want Transgender Bathroom Policy Blocked

Texas and a dozen other states asked a U.S. judge on Friday to block Obama administration guidance to public schools that transgender students must …

This Is The Deliciously Healthy New Breakfast Trend That You Need To Get Behind

In case you haven’t heard, porridge is one of the best things that you can eat for breakfast if you are looking to stay fuller for longer, lose …

Get Fancy Fast: 5-Ingredient Dinners & Dessert

Sometimes you want to make dinner a little fancier than usual — you know, like a <i>bring out the linen napkins and pop open a bottle of wine</i> sort of …

Mental Illness Is More Than Just Depression and Anxiety

Two scenarios: In one, I tell a friend I’ve been having more panic attacks than normal. She responds with sympathy; even if she’s never experienced …

Reading These 4 Books Will Make You A Better Writer

These books feature great writing, and will help you hone your writing skills too.<p>Even if you don't define yourself as a writer, entrepreneurs are creating written materials every day: sales proposals, marketing emails, business plans, and countless other things. If you can't tell your story in a …

Writing

An Encyclopedia of Every Literary Plot, Ever

How many plots are there in fiction? Millions, two, or 36, depending on whom you ask. There’s William Wallace Cook’s chart-crazy <i>Plotto,</i> first …

3 Unusual Tips That Successful People Use to Create Habits - Law of Attraction Blogs - A Spiritual Community

You want to change your life, but you can’t seem to change one habit. You endlessly browsed articles on productivity tips. And you found some tips …

Top 10 books writers should read

From unforgiving French sociology to Machiavelli’s manual for <i>realpolitik</i>, the Booker prize-winning author DBC Pierre recommends books that helped him write<p>Writing a novel from scratch, which is to say without training, was such an unexpected odyssey that I was prompted to recall the discoveries in …

Books

The 7 Critical Elements Of A Great Book

I used to do manuscript appraisals when I taught creative writing full time. I would never have been able to do it without teaching, though, because …

The 14 Fantasy Series Every Bookworm Must Read

Looking for the ultimate list of geeky reads? Ahead, we're highlighting our editor's picks for must-read epic fantasy series, with all the elements …

20 of the Best Sun Perennials for Your Garden | Shopswell

An easy-grow collection of the best sun perennials - perfect for any garden!<p>Perennials are plants that tend to live for +2 years which is different …

Finished binging Netflix's Stranger Things? Pick up these 12 books next

Netflix’s <i>Stranger Things</i> has captivated audiences with its sense of nostalgia, drawing from the works of Steven Spielberg, John Carpenter, and Stephen King. With the first season out and finished, we’ve been itching for our next hit of horror fiction that we can obsess over.<p>Books were a major …

Will Australia's online census render 'rainbow families' with same-sex parents invisible?

Australians are currently having a meltdown about the government's decision to take its mandatory census digital.<p>Privacy issues, discussions around …

31 Incredible Books You Simply Must Read This Summer

Brilliant reads from July to September (UK release dates).

The Erotic Bard of Ancient Rome

“This bedspread, / Embroidered with the shapes of men / Who lived long ago, unveils the virtue of heroes / Through the miracle of art.” These lines, …

Trump's 'Make America Great Again' target of minority satire

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Navajo artist in New Mexico has created a hat that touts "Make America Native Again." A Mexican-American activist in Brooklyn, New York, is selling a cap with the words "Make America Mexico Again."<p>As presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump prepares to formally …

Donald Trump

Pokemon Go Reportedly Helping People's Mental Health, Depression

Pokémon Go is a new mobile game app that is based on the popular Pokémon game that was created in 1995. It uses a person’s smartphone camera and GPS …

Neuroscience Reveals the Nourishing Benefits That Silence Has on Your Brain

Here's what happens to your brain when it's surrounded by the noise of nothingness.<p>When's the last time you sat in total, utter silence? While it's not easy to find true peace and quiet, there's now evidence you may want to find more opportunities to embrace noiselessness throughout your day.<p>We …

The Brain

HISTORY 101: The 2nd Amendment Exists Because Founding Fathers Wanted To Protect Slavery

Ever wonder why exactly the Second Amendment of the Unites States Constitution, granting every citizen the right to arm themselves and organize …

40 Good Habits for Students to Practise Every Day

Why are some students more successful than others?While there are many possible reasons, it often comes down to one thing . . .Good habits.Students …

28 Things People Who Don't Play Pokémon Go Will Never Understand

The world has changed forever, and we're totally OK with that. H/t /r/pokemongo.

Pokémon Go Fans Share Experiences of the App Improving Their Mental Health

As <b>Pokémon GO</b> has begun to roll out across the world, some fans are reporting that the smartphone app has already had a positive effect on their …

Mental Health

Star Wars Land: Disneyland releases new images

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