Ken Jensen

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Why Every Screenwriter Should Embrace "Less Is More"

There’s a common misconception about script readers — and Hollywood in general — and their loathing of overwriting. Screenwriters often shake their …

Writing

How The Original Star Wars Treatment Can Make You A Better Screenwriter

We’re so close I can taste it! My favorite day of the year. A day when people come together to share love and food and joy. A day when a man dressed …

Darth Vader

5 Best Meditation Apps to Find Your Inner Calmness

There are numerous health benefits to mindfulness and meditation. Here's how you can achieve zen in less than 10 minutes.<p>The glowing trend of achieving mindfulness through technology and mobile apps couldn't have come at a better time. With National Relaxation Day coming this weekend (Saturday, …

Today, a Young Man on Acid Realized that all Matter is Merely Energy Condensed to a...

<b> <br>…here’s Tom with the Weather.</b> <br>That right there is comedian/philosopher Bill Hicks, sadly no longer with us. One imagines he would be pleased and …

17 Things That Happen When You Have An Anxious Mind But A Laid Back Personality

By Brianna Wiest,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1NnB4JU<p>There’s really no such thing as having an “anxious mind.” There is only having your anxiety …

Be Ready for the Next Investing Crisis

Four things that could go wrong, and how you can protect your portfolio<p>By<p>Gregory Zuckerman<p>Gregory Zuckerman<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@GZuckerman<p>Gregory.Zuckerman@wsj.com<p>Get ready for the next crisis.<p>Six years into a bull market for stocks and bonds, there is no shortage of reasons to prepare …

Investing

Can the Pills That Claim to Make You Clever Also Make You Rich?

How a podcast host and a former NFL player, among others, created a market for pills that claim to boost brain function.<p>I'm sitting with a man named Gordon Cady and getting ready to swallow 700 milligrams of polyrhachis ants.<p>"They can lift 60 times their body weight, drag 100 times their body …

Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

Dark Matter

Neuroscientist Sam Harris Selects 12 Books Everyone Should Read

From Bertrand Russell to the Buddha, or why you should spend a weekend reading the Qur’an.<p>On an excellent recent episode of <i>The Tim Ferriss Show</i> — one of these nine podcasts for a fuller life — neuroscientist <b>Sam Harris</b> answered a listener’s question inquiring what books everyone should read. As a …

Libraries

How to Improve Your Writing: 5 Secrets From Hollywood

Thanks to the internet, people are reading and writing more than ever. But is it me, or does it seem like the quality of that writing has gotten <i>worse</i>?<p>…

Creative Storytelling: Blogging the John Cleese Way

If I could choose anyone in this world to have dinner with, I think it would be the British actor John Cleese. As a writer, I am in awe of his …

How to Be More Productive and Eliminate Time-Wasting Activities by Using the 'Eisenhower Box'

Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine.<p>Eisenhower was the 34th president of the United States, serving two terms from 1953 to 1961. During his time in office, he launched programs that directly led to the development of the Interstate Highway System in the United …

Time Management

Choosing the right story to write

<i>Confession</i>: I’ve never really bought into the muse idea or writer’s block for that matter. For me, it’s always been a case of “idea in, words out.”<p>As …

An Interview With a Visionary: Frank Schaeffer

<i>Photo by newsbusters.org</i><p>This past year I had the privilege of meeting Frank Schaeffer through our mutual friend, Peter Rollins. Frank quickly turned into a person I truly admire. He was the son of Francis Schaeffer, the Presbyterian pastor and cultural theorist that helped galvanized the Christian …

9 Solutions for Weakness

There is no worse feeling than when you see someone wasting her talent. With what she owns she could change her entire life but instead of doing that, she just surrounds herself with fears, always choosing the safe way to go. But the question is whether she is able to mute her thoughts and …

Science's Love Affair with The Lord of the Rings

What has it got in its academic journals, precious?<p>Though at first glance, science and fantasy seem to be polar opposites, the Venn diagram circles of “scientists” and “<i>Lord of the Rings</i> fans” have a large overlap. One could (lovingly!) label that region “nerds.”<p>Fight me on that if you want, but …

David Simon on Baltimore’s Anguish

Filed 7:32 a.m.<p>04.29.2015<p>Q&A<p>Freddie Gray, the drug war, and the decline of “real policing.”<p>David Simon is Baltimore’s best-known chronicler of life …

How To Create A Morning Routine That Changes Your Life

Through high school and the first years of college I always had problems sticking to habits and getting things done.<p>I can still remember sleeping in …

Time Management

How one California farmer is battling the worst drought in 1,200 years

On a warm March afternoon, farmer Cannon Michael walks alongside wheat fields adjacent to his house in Los Banos, in California’s Central Valley. Most of these fields won’t be watered again this year.<p>“Wheat’s not a glamorous crop, but it makes a lot of bread,” Michael quips.<p>This wheat, though, …

Water

Do your genes determine your entire life?

Some scientists claim that new discoveries have proved free will is an illusion. Nonsense, says Julian Baggini<p>Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis …

Genetics

Ruth Cardello: From School Teacher to New York Times Best Seller

While her children ran around her, Ruth Cardello wrote in the basement of her tiny house in spare moments, worked on improving her craft, and juggled her day job as a kindergarten teacher.<p>Then, when the economic slowdown began, and her teaching career became less stable, she took a leap of faith. …

The World Changing Ideas Of 2015

By Co.Existlong Read<p><b>All ideas change the world</b> in some small way, but not all ideas are “world changing.” At <i>Co.Exist</i>, we like to consider the ideas …

Frank Miller’s Dark Night

A close look at the complicated career of the ‘Batman’ and ‘Sin City’ visionary<p>“If I am to have a long and very successful career, I hope that it is …

Photo @ladzinski / The fearless @highsteph (Steph Davis) frozen in time here soloing, aka doing a rope-less free climb, on Sister Superior Tower in #CastleValley Utah. The rope attached to her is used not for protection, but attached below to her BASE jumping rig which is her means of transportation for the way off of the tower. She calls it the perfect circle, soloing up lightly, and floating down softly. It takes a very strong mind to do this, confidence and belief in your ability. Steph is truly in a class of her own, a wonderful person, kind heart and a truly gifted athlete. @natgeocreative @3stringsproductions #Earth365