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5 Experts on the Best Wine You Can Buy at Trader Joe’s — Shopping

Trader Joe's is one of my favorite resources for everyday wines. Good, inexpensive wines are hard not to love. But I never would have guessed that …

The Best Scotch Whiskies Under $100

<i>This definitive guide to affordable Scotch explores everything you need to know about the world’s most popular single malt whisky, including</i> …

What Most Writers Don’t Know About Screenplay Structure

by Guest BloggerThis guest post is by Alex Bloom. Alex founded the screenplay consultancy Script Reader Pro with the idea of hiring only working …

Creative Writing

17 Tricks to Using Your iPhone Like a Boss

These tips are game-changers.<p>Sure, there's plenty your trusty iPhone can already do. It can help you find your way home, settle bar debates and, heck, even make the odd phone call or two. In a pinch you could probably serve small canapés off it. But this pocketable box of wonder isn't just a pretty …

20 Rum Drinks That Will Make You Feel Like You're on a Tropical Vacation Even When You're Not

Office dwellers deserve cocktails too🍹<p>When you need a happy hour escape this National Rum Day, look ahead to these delicious rum cocktails (paired with island fruits and herbs) that will whisk you away to the tropics.<p><i>Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa</i>

America's Only Humor Site

Let's talk about olive oil, chocolate ice cream, and more utter frauds.<p>By Alex Schmidt<br>• /<br>• May 28, 2018<p>Sometimes it’s the smallest details that turn out …

15 Excellent Bartender-Approved Bottles of Booze You Can Grab for Under $25

There are enough great bars (and cocktails) around the country that you could probably never drink at home again and still never have to drink the …

Fish

The Introvert’s Guide to Status Games

<i>Also available</i> <i>in Russian</i><i>.</i><p>Our origin story begins with Keith Johnstone, a legendary British theatre director and playwright, who invented much of what …

13 Writing Lessons From Stephen King’s On Writing

Stephen King is an American author of horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy, who has sold more than 350 million books. King has received many …

Creative Writing

14 Cocktails Every Gin Lover Should Know

Because a simple gin and tonic doesn't always cut it.<p>Because a simple gin and tonic doesn't always cut it.

NASA is giving away its vintage-inspired travel posters for free

When NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory reached out to Don and Ryan Clark — the design duo behind Invisible Creature — in hopes that they might create …

The Pirate Bay now uses Torrents Time to let you stream all its movies and TV shows

On Tuesday, a new simple solution for streaming torrents directly in your browser showed up on the Web. By Friday, infamous torrent site The Pirate Bay had already adopted it.<p>Torrents Time provides an embedded torrent client that lets users download and play the files inside torrents with one …

TV shows

Recipe: Sparkling Espresso with Mint

Learn how to make this refreshing, iced coffee drink<p>Meet your new favorite chilled espresso drink.<p>01<p>Fill cocktail shaker with ice.<p>02<p>Add classic or …

This BFI infographic breaks film noir down to its essential elements

The term <i>“</i>film noir”(literally “black film”) was originally coined by French critic Nino Frank back in 1946 to describe a certain subspecies of …

Crime Drama

What’s happening in wine in 2016

From UK supermarkets to the rise of Canada, here’s what to watch out for this year<p>What will 2016 bring in the wine world? After gazing into my crystal decanter, I’ve come up with a list that stretches from your local Aldi to Australia’s Yarra Valley.

How to draw… with charcoal

From smudging techniques to dramatic use of white chalk, Irish illustrator PJ Lynch has some useful tips on how to make great drawings using charcoal<p>You can see more of PJ Lynch’s beautiful illustrations in Eoin Colfer’s Once Upon a Place storytelling project book

11 Novels So Amazing, You Can't Tell What Genre They Are

Some of the most powerful reading experiences are the ones that refuse to fit into just one pigeonhole. They defy categorization, because they’re …

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The 1st Act: How to Write Beginnings – stop talking – Medium

<i>This is what I learned from a lecture by Michael Arndt, the Academy Award winning screenwriter who wrote Little Miss Sunshine and Toy 3. Not only is</i> …

33 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high-school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

Books

Let a grandmaster of memory teach you something you will never forget

Teachers and students can benefit from knowing the techniques of memory champions. It just takes imagination…<p>If you wanted to pinpoint the most absurdly geeky event in the world calendar, it would be difficult to beat the binary numbers challenge at the World Memory Championships. In it, a bevy of …

13 steps anyone can take to get rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

Prompted by legendary businessman Andrew Carnegie, who turned a few nickels and dimes into a fortune, journalist Napoleon Hill researched more than 500 self-made millionaires over 20 years before releasing his 1937 best-seller "Think and Grow Rich."<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that the magic …

Self-improvement

This Breakthrough Is a Major Step in Finding a Solution to Hair Loss

If you suffer from serious hair loss—either because of stress or because of a condition like alopecia—a doctor won't have much more than sympathy to offer you. But that might soon change. Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have found that two drugs that are already on the market can …

12 beautiful words describing love that don't have an English equivalent

LONDON — Have you ever had a strong feeling or emotion that you can't easily put into words? Although the English language might not be able to help, …

10 (More) Haunting Documentaries That Are Stranger Than Fiction

Documentaries aren't movies you'd usually think of when rattling off a list of horror films, but because documentaries depict things that <i>really</i> …

6 Moves to Do in the Morning for TONS of Energy

Get up, get moving, and kick ass every day.<p>As a yoga instructor, I know how big of an impact meditation and a few yoga poses first thing in the morning can have on your day. From clearing your mind to prepping your body for eight hours of sitting, kicking off your morning with a little time to …

#1 Reason Most Guys Have Horrible Conversations with Women

It is the single most common complaint I hear from guys: “When I go up to a girl, usually it starts ok, but I almost never get what I want in the …

If you text this phone number, a new startup will deliver booze to your doorstep

Drinkeasy, an SMS-based startup, says it can learn your tastes and help you discover and eventually buy craft liquor. Think of it like a text-message based liquor store.<p>Prior to founding Drinkeasy, Harry Raymond and his cofounder Nick Manning founded Swig, a social network for bartenders and drink …

Alcohol

12 mind tricks that will make people like you and help you get ahead

Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you encounter.<p>None of these tricks are deceitful or disingenuous, except for number six, and I trust that you'll only use that one with good reason.<p>As soon as you become …

Emotional Intelligence