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12 ways to be richer a year from now

There's no point agonizing over that - it's what happens to most people.<p>But you <i>can</i> do something about it.<p>Here are 12 ways to be richer a year from now.<p>You don't have to do them all, of course, but accomplishing just a few could make a big difference in your life a year from now.<p>Even more important, …

If You’re Planning To Pick A Murakami, Here’s A List Of His 10 Best Books

You're probably living under a metaphorical rock if you haven't at least come across a quote by the literary genius Haruki Murakami. A Japanese …

How one council is beating Britain's housing crisis

Fancy a three-bed semi with a garden for £152,000? Or rent at less than £500 per month? Sheffield is showing other local authorities how to build again<p>In 2015, England’s local authorities built fewer than 3,000 new homes, just a tiny fraction of the estimated 250,000 new homes needed every year to …

26 magical lost cities that you really can visit

51 Writing Contests in March &mdash

March is a great month for writing contests. There are over four dozen free contests this month, covering the full range of topics, styles and …

Astronomers discover 60 new worlds, find 'super Earth'

An international team of astronomers has found 60 new planets orbiting stars close to Earth’s solar system, including a rocky “super Earth.”<p>The experts also found evidence of an additional 54 planets, bringing the potential discovery of new worlds to 114.<p>One planet in particular, Gliese 411b, has …

You Weren’t There? So What: 4 Tips on Writing Historical Fiction

In 2008, I set off on a mission to unearth the story of how my grandfather and his siblings, a family of Polish Jews, managed to survive the Holocaust. After years of collecting oral histories and digging up archival records, I pieced together a cohesive, bare-bones narrative, which took shape at …

Why Relationships Scare Us

“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know that we cannot live within.” — James Arthur Baldwin<p>The pursuit of love is a great …

A ‘Memory Hacker’ Explains How to Plant False Memories in People’s Minds

Scientist Julia Shaw explains false police confessions (and reports of alien abductions).<p>We tend to think of memories as perfect little time capsules—important records of past events that matter to us and made us who we are, as unchangeable as a dragonfly stuck in amber. Well, they're anything but. …