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Miss Literati Is Closed | Miss Literati

After several years of writing our story, the final chapter of Miss Literati is upon us. The site accepted its last story and shut down on Tuesday, …

5 Trends Shaping The Future Of Architecture

Architects from 2015’s most innovative companies look into their crystal balls and divine the ways the built environment will evolve.<p>What does the future of the architecture industry hold? We asked experts from some of the world’s most innovative companies to look into their crystal balls and …

Are Visits to Heaven for Real?

A pastor’s book recounting his son’s visit to heaven rose to the top of the bestseller list and became a major motion picture. Could such visits be …

Which books are you planning to read next? Show us your TBR pile

As we approach a million followers on Twitter, we’re celebrating with a series on our favourite books. After our earliest reading memories, classics and book gifts, we’ve moved on to to-be-read piles and the pleasure of discussing them. We’ve narrowed it down to the next three books we’re planning …

The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …

Jahar’s World

<i>Our hearts go out to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, and our thoughts are always with them and their families. The cover story we are</i> …

What Happens When A Chinese Tycoon Stands Up Against The Government?

In a country where political power easily makes or breaks a company, it is rare to see a private-sector business at loggerheads with a state-level government entity. That’s why the latest brawl between Alibaba, which is China’s biggest e-commerce company and is run by the country’s second richest …

Conservative vs. Liberal Beliefs

<b>Compiled by the Editors. Copyright 2005 (revised 2010) StudentNewsDaily.com.</b><p><i>We all want the same things in life. We want freedom; we want the chance</i> …

Teacher Fired After He Gave a Bible to a Student Scores Major Victory — and His Lawyer Believes It ‘Sends a Message to School Districts’ in America

Two years after substitute teacher Walter Tutka was removed from the classroom in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, for giving a Bible to a student, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has ruled that the school district violated the law with its termination of the educator.<p>Photo credit: …

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The Mark of the Beast – What Your Church May Not Be Telling You

<b>By ICA</b><p><b>Revelation 13:16-17,</b> “He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their …

Biblical Evidence Shows Jesus Christ Wasn't Born on Dec. 25

History convincingly shows that December 25 was popularized as the date for Christmas, not because Christ was born on that day but because it was …

How to Write a Book: The 5-Draft Method

Not too long ago, a friend asked me to read his book. He’d written a rough draft and wasn’t sure what to do after that. After reading it, I explained …

15 laws of literary life every writer should know

If you’re not a writer, you probably have a certain perception of literary life. Take Hollywood. It just loves to portray the drink and drug addled …

An Editing Checklist For Writers

Are you thinking about editing your own copy?<p>At Writers Write, we give our students a Rewriting Checklist as part of our Writers Write course. This …

40 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Dumb

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5 Essential Tips for Writing Killer Fight Scenes

Fight scenes are dangerous territory for writers. On the surface, they seem as if they’re guaranteed to keep the reader glued to the action in the …

10 Problems Only a Language Lover Will Understand

We language lovers need to stick together, because once the language bug bites, nobody understands your struggles (or your triumphs!) quite like the …

SNL's Christmas Mass Skit Pokes Fun at Typical Churchgoers: Newly Minted Teen Atheist, Sweaty Palm Greeter

A hilarious, and surprisingly inoffensive Saturday Night Live skit poking fun at characters one might meet at Christmas mass has "favorites" ranging …

The War on Christmas is over. Jesus won.

By Christopher Ingraham<p>, Reporter<p>Kirk Cameron can breathe easy: the War on Christmas is over. Jesus won.<p>That's the implication of a new Pew Research Center survey that finds nearly three-quarters of Americans -- 73 percent -- believe that Jesus was literally born to a virgin. This is especially …

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Bionic Eyes Can Already Restore Vision, Soon They'll Make It Superhuman

We now live in an age where radical technology can help the blind to see, an impressive enough accomplishment in its own right that gets even more …

“The best training is to read and write, no matter what. Don’t live with a lover or roommate who doesn’t respect your work. Don’t lie, buy time, borrow to buy time. Write what will stop your breath if you don’t write.” —Grace Paley, born on this day in 1922 http://bit.ly/ZOX5OO

This Robot Makes People Experience a Ghostly Presence

People who've stared death in the face and lived to tell about it—mountain climbers who've made a harrowing descent, say, or survivors of the World …

Future San Francisco, as depicted in 1950 by Alexander G Weygers, inventor of the discopter. http://www.laesieworks.com/ifo/lib/Alexander_Weygers.html

Greg Laurie Explains Significance of the Mark of the Beast, 666

California megachurch pastor Greg Laurie, who is taking his congregation through a series of messages called, "Revelation: The Next Dimension," spoke …

7 Things That Will Doom Your Novel (& How to Avoid Them)

There are a lot of ways not to do something.Like the new boat owner a few years ago who was filling up his pleasure craft with fuel for that first …

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