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I will be 40 in 18 months. When I was a child, this landmark birthday meant the start of life with a white cauliflower hairdo and sensible shoes …

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12 Self-Defense Tips That Could Come In Handy One Day

The world is full of creeps. Here's the knowledge you need to make sure they don't get in the way of your life.<p>These tips are not a replacement for professional self-defense courses or help from the authorities, but they could definitely help you out of a jam.

How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance

Are you a certified organizational ninja? It’s okay, nobody is–so steal this idea from career kickstarter Amber Rae, who shares her “Work, Play, Fit, Push” framework for getting things done while staying inspired.<p>About four years ago I started working for myself. I wanted the freedom and …

Sure, there's the Freedom Trail, but what about an Innovation Trail? That's Scott Kirsner's argument, and he's created a map of 21 stops through Boston and Cambridge that mark innovation's past, present, and future in the area. What do you think of his Innovation Trail? Innovation Economy: http://b.globe.com/12Mt0NM (Illustration: Jon Cannell for The Boston Globe)

6 Unconventional Tips For Writing An About Page For Your Blog

Now is an opportune time to quit all of those traditional ways of writing the <b>About page</b> and start something new.<p>Something real and …

Beautiful strange and rare cloud formations

Various cloud formations might be one of the most beautiful and romantic sights in nature, but these masses of liquid droplets is also a complex and …

There's No Such Thing as Good Writing: Craig Nova's Radical Revising Process

The author of All the Dead Yale Men doesn't just tweak when he rewrites—he tries on entirely new points of view and genre styles to learn more about the story he's telling.<p>Doug McLean<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b><p>Craig Nova, …

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Hauntingly Beautiful Pictures Show Budapest Then And Now

Zoltán juxtaposes decades-old images of buildings and scenes around the cities with brand new photos, taken in the identical location as the originals.<p>The images recently went viral on Reddit, and it's easy to see why. Zoltán has shared a selection of his photographs from Budapest with us. To see …

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Six Tips on Writing from John Steinbeck

If this is indeed the year of reading more and writing better, we’ve been right on course with David Ogilvy’s 10 no-nonsense tips, Henry Miller’s 11 commandments, and various invaluable advice from other great writers.<p>Now comes Pulitzer Prize winner and Nobel laureate <b>John Steinbeck</b> (February 27, …

The Daily Routines of Great Writers

<i>UPDATE: These daily routines have now been adapted into a labor-of-love visualization of writers’ sleep habits vs. literary productivity.</i><p>Kurt Vonnegut’s recently published daily routine made we wonder how other beloved writers organized their days. So I pored through various old diaries and …

Even Khaled Hosseini Can't Tell Stories as Effectively as He Wants To

The author of The Kite Runner and And the Mountains Echoed touts the introduction of Stephen King's "The Body" as a poignant encapsulation of an author's limitations.<p>Doug McLean<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b><p>Most novels are …

Summer Books: 15 New Releases To Put On Your Reading List

These 15 new books for May include stirring new fiction from Isabel Allende, a memoir from a 6'7" librarian struggling with Tourette's syndrome, a hilarious novel of a young man's job as a bird tracker and more.

How to Immediately Become a More Productive (and Better) Writer - Copyblogger

You want to become a better writer.<p>I know this because you’re reading Copyblogger.<p>I also know that you <i>fear</i> becoming a better writer.<p><i>This</i> I know …

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Five Timeless Books of Insight on Fear and the Creative Process

“Creativity is like chasing chickens,” Christoph Niemann once said. But sometimes it can feel like being chased by chickens — giant, angry, menacing chickens. Whether you’re a writer, designer, artist or maker of anything in any medium, you know the creative process can be plagued by fear, often so …

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Weak or Powerful: How Does Your Posture Make You Seem?

Practicing your posture before a big meeting may sound silly, but scientists have found that how your stand has dramatic effects on your mood and therefore how you are perceived.<p>If you came into the bathroom one day to find a colleague standing in front of the mirror, hands on hips, shoulders …

Tips on formatting your print book for Createspace and Lulu. Part1

Click here for part 2 of this series<p>Yesterday I completed a commission to format a book interior for Createspace, and wanted to share some tips to …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

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60 free Photoshop actions

Adobe's flagship image editing software Photoshop has a powerful programming language built in that allows you to record tasks as an 'action' and …

Mind-Blowing Smeared Sky Photography by Matt Molloy

Canada-based photographer Matt Molloy brings sky photography to a new level. By stacking hundreds of separate sky shots he is able to achieve an …

30 Indispensable Writing Tips From Famous Authors

Writing is easy: All you have to do is start writing, finish writing, and make sure it's good. But here's some vastly more useful wisdom and advice from people who seriously know what the hell they're talking about.<p>Design by Chris Ritter for BuzzFeed

How to Be Fascinating

Do you ever wonder what makes certain people captivating, and others…<p>Not so much?<p>Often, it has nothing to do with someone’s age, looks or even …

The Marathon

The race and the aftermath and a dark day in Boston<p>It was what was left behind that wrung the heart as you walked through Copley Square in Boston …

Body Language

I confess!<p>I swiped this Body Language Cheat Sheet for Writers from Archtype Writing.com–a website that bills itself as “The Fiction Writer’s Guide to …