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The world's 15 most peaceful countries – which nation has been number one for seven years?

Don’t write like you think ‘writers’ write

Just a quick one today. Why is this so hard to do?…<p>“Relax, stop thinking, write with your lightning fingers, write like you think and speak and …

You Really Can Make a Living as a Writer. Here's What You Need to Know.

Would you like to make a real living without leaving home? Writers can work full or part time, and earn a supplemental income to help cover the bills or generate a lucrative primary income. If you have the skills and the motivation, you get to define your own career.<p><i>Photo source: studiostoks</i><p>My …

'An alternative exists': the US citizens who vowed to flee to Canada – and did

It happens every election cycle: Americans threaten to move if the wrong person gets elected. We asked those who headed north if the grass really was greener<p>In November 2004, David Drucker and his wife Pam were at home listening to NPR when they heard the news that would change their lives: George …

Trent Reznor Recalls How David Bowie Helped Him Get Sober

<i>In our new David Bowie tribute issue, out January 29th, various artists pay tribute to the late singer, songwriter and pop innovator. In this</i> …

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Will Our Descendants Survive the Destruction of the Universe?

Billions of years from now, the universe as we know it will cease to exist. The good news is, that gives us a lot of time to prepare, and maybe even …

Zen Foxes: A photographer is capturing nature's 'masters of mindfulness'

“The most beautiful animals are happy animals,” says Roeselien Raimond, a Dutch nature photographer who specialises in capturing foxes at rest.<p>“I …

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do Not Do

Emotional intelligence is probably the most powerful yet undervalued trait in our society.<p>We believe in rooting our everyday functions in logic and reason, yet we come to the same conclusions after long periods of contemplation as we do in the blink of an eye. Our leaders sorely overlook the human …

The 30 best places to travel alone

In fact, there are many reasons to travel alone. Solo travel allows for more self-reflection, and chances are, you'll take in more of the culture.<p>We've put together a list of 30 places that are ideal for traveling alone, from an adventure in New Zealand to a relaxing getaway in Cinque Terre, …

How fiction writing can improve your productivity and well-being

Every morning, after I’ve secured the intravenous drip from the coffee pot into my arm, I knock out a couple of hours of fiction writing.<p>That’s not exactly surprising as I’m a science-fiction author so it would be surprising if I <i>didn’t</i> spend at least some of my time writing. For a while, I get to …

Creative Writing

100 Writing Practice Lessons & Exercises

by Joe BuntingWant to become a better writer? Perhaps you want to write novels, or maybe you just want to get better grades in your essay writing …

12 Enjoyable Steps to a More Balanced Life

We tend to go over to the extremes in our search for more pleasure, when instead we should be looking for more balance if we want to live a happier …

More than just Bratwurst: eight delicious German foods

German food has a bad rep, but the country has some culinary corkers. As the Queen and David Cameron pay a visit, we share our favourite, lesser-known dishes<p>When you think of German food, what comes to mind? For many of us, probably not anything particularly appetising - rubbery bratwurst and …

This Fun Creative Writing Exercise Will Change Your Life

by Joe BuntingI’m sure this never happens to you, but there are times when I don’t feel very creative. We just had a new baby (our second), bought a …

Writing advice for new authors, in 140 characters or less

For a writer, nothing is more simultaneously exciting and daunting than a blank page.<p>Despite being a common obstacle all writers must confront, there …

7 Lessons You Need to Learn When Writing Your Book

Ever wanted to write a book? Do you have an unfinished opus about your expertise sitting on your laptop? How about the next Harry Potter or crime thriller?<p>When I was six, I wrote an elaborate children's story about a family of mice who vacation at Disneyworld. I detailed their quaint village, their …

Science Is Story: How Science and Storytelling Teach a Love for True Discovery

Writing

The Worst Thing A Writer Can Do Is Think

A Dash of Style: The Art and Mastery of Punctuation<p>by Noah Lukeman<p>Adventures in the Screen Trade<p>by William Goldman<p>APE: Author, Publisher, …

Clever novelists know how to write a story. It’s the clever-clever ones who don’t

Modernism's legacy seems to dominate refined taste - but you can't underestimate the power of a great story.<p>When I discovered that Agatha Christie …

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14 Things To Do To Be A Great Writer

I am an author, a playwright, and a freelance editor. I get asked all of the time what advice I have for aspiring writers. I have met a lot of …

National Beer Day: 12 beer cocktails you need to try

We all love beer, and drinking it straight is still thankfully acceptable.<p>However beer drinking has evolved to new levels and the drinks world is now …

Sedo Domain Parking - Sedo GmbH

Domain Parking is a simple way to earn money from your domains' natural traffic. If you have registered domain names, but they are not currently …

Domain Names

7 Tried-and-True Ways to Defeat Writer’s Block

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>Find a toothpaste that suits your specific needs.<p>By Adam Hurly3 days agoView More<p>Hair Gods<p>See the Avengers star's new facial hair swerve …

10 crafty home brewing kits for beer lovers

Beer drinkers who love the distinct flavor of a craft beer, but hate the price tag, listen up. Craft brew enthusiasts can get the same unique flavors …

The Solitude of 'Skyrim' Remains The Remedy For An Overly-Connected Age

The first thing I did when I got my new gaming PC set up was to use Internet Explorer to download Google Chrome. The second? I downloaded Steam and installed Skyrim straight away.<p>I did it as a test of sorts. I’d never played Skyrim on PC before, because my past computers have always been too …

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Energy from dry ice could power human colonies on Mars

A mission to Mars has captured the public's imagination and the possibility of making that second small step has never seemed so close. Current NASA …