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The Canonization by John Donne

For God's sake hold your tongue, and let me love,<p>Or chide my palsy, or my gout,<p>My five gray hairs, or ruined fortune flout,<p>With wealth your state, …

Literature

iOS - Siri

16 Skills To Make Your Reading More Productive

You have dreams, aspirations and goals. And as a savvy hacker, you know that what you do day-to-day is directly tied to your future success. So you …

Time Management

The Core Curriculum

Premise<p>There are many books, speeches, articles, sermons, quotes, and conversations which have shaped us over the years into the people we are.<p>We …

The Non-Judgmental Guide to Getting Seriously Into Tea

My friend Laura is way more into wine than tea, so it took some cajoling to get her to travel an hour and a half away from home to a tiny tea shop in a Queens strip mall, where we settled in for a three-hour tasting of teas from all over China and Taiwan.<p>"I want you to see the amazing teas I keep …

Have you read the 21st-century's 'greatest novel so far'?

Books by Zadie Smith, Hilary Mantel and Ian McEwan are in the top 20 of BBC Culture's poll of American critics to find today's best novel<p><b>The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao</b>, the debut novel by acclaimed Dominican short story writer Junot Díaz, has been hailed as the greatest novel of the 21st …

17 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but busy mornings result in us skipping it altogether more often than not. These 17 make-ahead options make starting the day off right with some non-coffee sustenance much much easier. Featuring a wide spectrum of healthy <i>and</i> indulgent eats, you’ll be …

10 Tricks to Make Yourself an Evernote Master

Evernote is well established as the go-to app for organizing just about everything in your life. Whether it's notes for a novel or bookmarks from the …

Apps

Tip of the Day: Spotlight in iOS 8 Offers Movie Info, Web Search, Wikipedia, Maps, and More

Spotlight has long been a great feature of iOS, and is especially useful at helping you find apps that are buried away in a folder on your device. Since iOS 7 you invoke this handy search tool by simply swiping down on any home screen. (But keep in mind that if you swipe down from the very top of …

Setting Up Apple's New Podcasts App for iPad and iPhone

Podcasts are now out of iTunes and reside in their own app called Podcasts, which is available for free in the App Store. At first it may seem a …

21 Gifts for the Bookworm in Your Life

For the guy or girl who loves nothing more than curling up with a good book, diving into a novel or settling down with a short story, this list is holiday shopping gold. Here are 21 of our top picks for book lovers, from books themselves to all sorts of book-themed accessories. So push those …

10 Plain Text Files You Should Have on Your Desktop for Higher Productivity

If you read an earlier post on the Zapier blog about staying productive without using to-do apps, you will have already seen a glimpse of the …

Best Books of 2014 : NPR

What's Your Favorite Word?

According to James Joyce, it was <i>cuspidor</i>. Arnold Bennett liked <i>pavement</i>. The great Neil Gaiman prefers <i>ineffable</i>. <i>War Horse</i> author Michael Morpurgo likes <i>supreme</i>. And JRR Tolkien thought that cellar door was "beautiful... especially if dissociated from its sense and from its spelling." You might never …

J.R.R. Tolkien

C.S. Lewis on Why We Read

<i>“A book is a heart that only beats in the chest of another,”</i> Rebecca Solnit wrote in her gorgeous contemplation of why we read. A century earlier, Kafka asserted in a memorable letter to his childhood friend that “a book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us.” Indeed, the question of what …

Magpul Updates Its Popular 'Field Case' for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Magpul has released updated versions of its popular Field Case for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The Field Case is a minimalist shell case made from flexible thermoplastic, similar to the company's popular PMAG rifle magazines.<p>The Magpul Field Case for the iPhone 6 is a semi-rigid cover designed to …

Sprint's offering a serious discount on an iPhone 6 for loyal customers

A 16GB iPhone 6 or Samsung Galaxy S5 for just $5 a month and $0 down; normally they're both $20 monthly (that's $360 off over the 2-year course of …

16 New iPhone 6 Plus Cases That Offer You More Choices

When the iPhone 6 Plus first launched, case makers didn’t produce as many cases for the larger iPhone. We saw more iPhone 6 cases and a few iPhone 6 …

David Godine publishes not one, but two Nobel winners

Boston publisher David Godine likes to say he specializes in books nobody buys, and that includes the works of French writer Patrick Modiano, whose …

Why fiction is good for you How fiction changes your world

Is fiction good for us? We spend huge chunks of our lives immersed in novels, films, TV shows, and other forms of fiction. Some see this as a …

iCloud Drive: What Is It, How It Works & Its Fundamental Problem – MacStories

With iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, Apple is introducing a new feature of iCloud: iCloud Drive. Apple bills it as a feature that will let you:<p>...safely store all your presentations, spreadsheets, PDFs, images, and any other kind of document in iCloud. Documents you store in iCloud Drive will be kept up …

The future of books is on your phone, not your tablet

An interview with Oyster co-founder Willem Van Lancker<p>Subscription book app Oyster has come a long way since launching just over a year ago. The service has more than quadrupled its library of books to 500,000, landed big publishers like Disney, and released apps on several new platforms like the …

The Greatest Books of All Time, As Voted by 125 Famous Authors

“Reading is the nourishment that lets you do interesting work,” Jennifer Egan once said. This intersection of reading and writing is both a necessary bi-directional life skill for us mere mortals and a secret of iconic writers’ success, as bespoken by their personal libraries. <b>The Top Ten: Writers</b> …

Tip of the Day: Quickly Add a Website to Favorites

I like the features of Safari in iOS 8. In a previous tip I showed how to request the desktop version of a site by tapping in the address bar and then dragging down on the Favorites window that pops up. I also just learned of a quick way to add the current page to Favorites, to your reading list, …

Get To Know The Finalists For The 2014 National Book Award

<i>The National Book Awards shortlists — for fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people's literature — were announced October 15 on</i> Morning Edition <i>by Mitchell Kaplan, co-founder of Miami Book Fair International and former president of the American Booksellers Association. On November 18, finalists</i> …

21 of Bill Clinton's Favorite Books

I’m always curious to see what other people are reading. It’s one of the ways I figure out what to read next. This list, from 1993, of Bill Clinton’s …

Marcus Aurelius: Debts and Lessons

Marcus Aurelius has been read for 1800 or so years now and he’s arguably just as relevant today as he was when he was ruler of the Roman …