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5 Books That Will Improve Your Writing

Remove the fanfare and most writing advice boils down to read more, write more, and get better feedback.<p>Let's talk about that first one. If writing is output, reading is often the most important input. You'll understand what makes Hemingway's writing exceptional (or overrated) by reading his books, …

Review: Lou Barlow, 'Brace The Wave'

Lou Barlow's circuitous path as a recording artist has taken him through key roles in Sebadoh and Dinosaur Jr., not to mention The Folk Implosion, which cracked the pop charts with "Natural One" back in the '90s. He's also put out a bunch of solo work, both under his own name and in the …

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Latino TV news anchor tells Fox host – who is also in mogul’s firing line – that Republican hopeful lashes out when his ‘extreme’ ideas are questioned

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Do What You Love And The Money Will Surely Follow, Right? No, Not Right

When I was locked in my unhappy corporate career, I dreamed for years of getting out and doing something I was deeply passionate about that felt meaningful and purposeful. But figuring out how to do that on my own seemed impossible. Trying to identify natural talents that I loved to use and then …

Entrepreneurship

13 Surprisingly Common Mistakes That Make Your Writing Look Bad | Inc.com

When you write a pitch, report, blog post, or company statement, how certain are you that you're using words correctly? Sure, you use a spell-checker, but that catches only spelling mistakes and the simplest of grammar goofs.<p>You need to do better because misusing any of these common phrases will …

A Sense Of Self: What Happens When Your Brain Says You Don't Exist

Science journalist Anil Ananthaswamy thinks a lot about "self" — not necessarily <i>himself</i>, but the role the brain plays in our notions of self and existence.<p>In his new book, <i>The Man Who Wasn't There,</i> Ananthaswamy examines the ways people think of themselves and how those perceptions can be distorted …

Consciousness

This Is the Single Best Upper-Body Exercise for Men. Are You Doing It?

Add this one-move workout to your routine for a bigger, stronger, and more athletic body<p>Ask me for an upper-body workout, and I’ll give you one exercise: the standing single-arm overhead press.<p>Here’s why: It works the deltoids, biceps, triceps, lats, and pecs, as well as all of the stabilizing …

Workouts

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SteveBlizzard_0045.jpg<p>We love celebrating cherries, especially when they’re at their seasonal sweetest. You too can join in on the cheery cherry …

The Most Powerful Food Combinations

Who came up with the idea that we are supposed to drink orange juice at breakfast? And why, if oatmeal is so good for us, do we eat that only in the morning as well? Apologies to the Palinites, but nutritionists are starting to realize that you and I like our oatmeal and OJ before we start the day …

Nutrition

The Future of Iced Coffee

At its cafes, Blue Bottle might make one of the best iced-coffee drinks in America. But are artisan businesses doomed to fail when they try going mainstream?<p>I have seen the future of iced coffee.<p>There I was, wandering the grocery-store aisles—when suddenly, next to the kombucha, opposite the …

10 Great Novels That Will Make You More Passionate About Science

Many of the world's greatest scientists were inspired to go into their fields by reading science fiction books. And it's easy to see why. A lot of …

How to Brew Coffee: 8 Step-by-Step Videos from Stumptown Coffee & Bon Appétit

We got a major lesson on how to brew coffee—eight different ways—with these videos from java experts Stumptown Coffee Roasters<p>Coffee. Any way you look at it, it's become way easier to get a decent cup in the past decade or so. The rise of good coffee (and the attendant coffee nerdery) has made us …

Coffee

Various Artists: Country Funk II 1967-1974

Country has always drawn from African-American music, but as part two of this Southern-fried funk compilation series shows, that cross-genre impulse …

Mid-Year Progress Report: The 5 Best Movies of 2014 (So Far)

Let's be honest: In the dog days of summer, most of us crave popcorn movies that won't tax our wilted brains. Gross-out comedies and smash-'em-up …

Why the White House Ignored All Those Warnings About ISIS

Team Obama was told, over and over, that the Iraqi army couldn’t stop a terror group that was ready to pounce. But Washington was a prisoner to its …

The Best Biographies of 2014 (So Far)

From John Updike to Louis Armstrong, from Mavis Staples to John Quincy Adams, we round up the most fascinating life stories published this year.<p>Only …

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Hedge Fund Billionaire Helps Swing Primary For Pro-Gay Republican

The decisive issue in the contested NY-22 primary that concluded Tuesday was the one hardly anyone talked about: gay marriage.<p>In the weeks leading up …

How authors from Dickens to Dr Seuss invented the words we use every day

<b>Butterfingers</b><p>Charles Dickens used the term in his 1836 The Pickwick Papers (more properly called The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club): "At every bad attempt at a catch, and every failure to stop the ball, he launched his personal displeasure at the head of the devoted individual in such …

David Foster Wallace: Five Common Word Usage Mistakes

I'm a big David Foster Wallace fan. His 2005 commencement speech will go down as one of the best ever.<p>If you’re aware enough to give yourself a …

The Map Of Native American Tribes You've Never Seen Before

Finding an address on a map can be taken for granted in the age of GPS and smartphones. But centuries of forced relocation, disease and genocide have made it difficult to find where many Native American tribes once lived.<p>Aaron Carapella, a self-taught mapmaker in Warner, Okla., has pinpointed the …

The Connection Between Mental Illness and Gun Violence

237<p>SHARES<p>After mass shootings, like the ones these past weeks in Las Vegas, Seattle, and Santa Barbara, the national conversation often focuses on …

Inside the British Bare-Knuckle-Boxing Underworld

There's a certain beauty to watching grown men pummel one another in the face.<p><i>The author with James "Gypsy Boy" McCrory</i><p>“Bare knuckle” is a phrase that seems to run deep in the collective imagination of the British Isles. Those two words manage to evoke an ever-present but elusive underworld of …

“The Internet’s Own Boy”: How the government destroyed Aaron Swartz

A film tells the story of the coder-activist who fought corporate power and corruption — and paid a cruel price<p>Brian Knappenberger’s Kickstarter-funded documentary “The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz,” which premiered at Sundance barely a year after the legendary hacker, programmer …

Amazon picks best books of 2014 so far

2014 is about half over, and the Amazon team has already chosen their top 10 books of the year so far, just in time for you to make a few additions …

Rum, White and Blue: American Rums for July 4th

Every July 4th, you hear a whole lot about American whiskey, and with good reason -- drinking bourbon and rye from the good ol' US-of-A is a pretty terrific way of celebrating our independence from the gin-guzzling Brits. It doesn't hurt that whiskey, rye at least, has a connection to the birth of …

Your New Post-Workout Drink: Beer!

Why you might want to chase your race with an ice-cold brew<p>If you crack open a cold one after a half marathon or adventure race, choose carefully: Australian research suggests that low-alcohol beer with a pinch of salt added can help you rehydrate better than a boozier brew would. This works only …

Alcohol