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21 Writing Prompts To Help You Finish An Entire Novel This Summer

Summer is officially here, and it's the perfect time to start writing a novel. There's no school and plenty of sunshine — which means it's the …

17 Science Fiction Books That Forever Changed The Genre

Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction …

Arundhati Roy’s Long-Awaited Novel Is an Ambitious Look at Turmoil in India

<b>THE MINISTRY OF UTMOST HAPPINESS</b><br>By Arundhati Roy<br>449 pages. Alfred A. Knopf. $28.95.<p>In “The God of Small Things,” her stunning debut novel, published 20 years ago, Arundhati Roy wrote that in India, “<i>personal</i> despair could never be desperate enough” because “Worse Things had happened” and would keep …

Books

A new app is helping Egyptian women cook their way to financial independence

“Every company in the private sector has a social responsibility,” says Waleed Abd El Rahman, CEO of a new food delivery business with a …

World Economic Forum

The 10 Most Scenic Wonder Woman Filming Locations Across Europe

This weekend, superhero Wonder Woman hits the big screen in the first live action theatrical film based on the iconic DC comic book character, who debuted in 1941. Led by Israeli actress Gal Gadot, the film heads back in time to World War I, when the Amazonian heroine leaves her idyllic, women-only …

Silicon Valley’s CEO worship problem

The public’s cult-like infatuation with billionaires like Elon Musk explains a lot about the tech industry<p>In 1972, RAND Corporation engineer Robert M. Salter published a paper describing a mode of transportation in which vehicles float on an electromagnetic field as they travel at speeds comparable …

Will Qatar sacrifice Al Jazeera to mend regional ties?

The diplomatic crisis that broadsided Qatar on Monday could spell trouble for one of its crown jewels: Al Jazeera.<p>The state-backed media network has become a global brand but is also a polarizing force. It made enemies from Riyadh to Cairo with its criticism of Arab governments and coverage of …

Google’s AMP pages mean visitors spend more time with content

Chartbeat shows the tool meant to speed up the web is having an impact on how users interact with sites.<p>Chartbeat says visitors to web pages that load with Google AMP are spending 35 percent more time with that content on average than with standard mobile web pages.<p>On average, visitors spend 48.2 …

Digital Advertising

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Should You Take That Design Job?

This flowchart can help.<p>For freelancers or a new design studio, navigating the intricacies of client relationships can be one of the biggest initial challenges. How much should you charge? How do you find new clients? And once you do, will the work they want be worth it for you, both financially …

Subrahmanyam KVJ on Twitter: "Bye, bye, voice-based security! Software that allows you to mimic anyone. https://t.co/0jmmfGMpF5"

Replying to @<b>SuB8u</b><p>Invest in gloves folks! Researchers are able to extract fingerprints from pictures of your fingers! Via @<b>jgarzik</b> …

What did American cities do after Trump ditched the Paris Agreement? They went green. https://t.co/orhjZr6hRe

The miracle of marabú, Cuba’s wonderful weed

THE peskiest weed in Cuba sprouts a charming flower. Pink and wispy, with a bushy yellow tail, it looks like a cross between a Chinese lantern and a …

Cuba

The Book That Changed My Life

Great books that changed the lives of people I interviewed<p>Books can change lives. The transformational power of literature has helped start businesses, reveal career paths, build companies, explore the unknown, rediscover purpose, broaden minds, and even save lives. Because I believe so strongly in …

Books

We've Identified The 7 Horcruxes Needed To Vanquish Donald Trump

Accio impeachment!<p>It’s nearly Inauguration Day, and then Donald Trump’s reign of darkness will officially begin. But there is hope. Over the course of his life, the president-elect has carefully hidden pieces of his spiritual being within artifacts that have held special meaning to the dark …

Harvard Has a Free Online 12-Module Digital Photo Course

Want to learn photography from Harvard? (Yes, that <i>Harvard</i>.) It turns out you can easily do so, even without being a student. The oldest institution …

Learning

Netflix Has Secret Codes for Finding Super Specific TV and Movie Categories

If you thought Netflix couldn’t get any better, you’re in for a surprise. There’s an entire website dedicated to making your binge-watching sessions …

12 spots to frequent in Tokyo if you want to be a true local

Saying Tokyo is overwhelming to visit is a gross understatement. Searching for a decent happy place to unwind or simply enjoy a lazy afternoon can …

"Mr. President, you know as long as there's breath in me, I'll be there for you." 😭 😭 😭 https://t.co/1mP0mgrIiZ

21 Examples of Personal Development Goals for a Better You

<b>Embrace Empathy.</b> Empathy is about objectively comprehending differing perspectives which in turn provides a wealth of insight into your</b> …

The 50 Best Movies of 2016 to Stream on Netflix

<i>2016 wasn’t all bad. For proof, one need look no further than the impressive array of independent films released last year, some of which have now</i> …

The Psychology of the New Times Square

When David Owen wrote about the work of the Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta, Craig Dykers, one of the principal partners of the firm, discussed the organization’s approach to design by describing the scene outside his New York office, which overlooks the Wall Street bull:<p>Dykers told me that he …

Times Square

11 Best Movies of 2016, From 'La La Land' to 'Queen of Katwe' (Photos)

TheWrap Best & Worst 2016: Film reviews editor Alonso Duralde breaks down the highlights from a very competitive year

La La Land

IITians have a weak heart for startups - The Ken

What is <i>The Ken?</i><p><i>The Ken</i> is a subscription-driven media site. We write one story a day (weekdays only). These stories have sharp, original insights on …

Actress and activist Angelina Jolie Pitt meets children during a visit to Ja Mai Kaung Baptist refugee camp in Myitkyina, Myanmar. Jolie-Pitt Foundation via Getty Images http://usat.ly/UIWfQI #Activism

How Scientology almost ruined Tom Cruise’s career and 'Mission: Impossible' saved it

In August 2006, it seemed like Tom Cruise was finished.<p>In an announcement unprecedented by the head of a major conglomerate, the chairman of Viacom, Sumner Redstone, publicly ripped into the star, who at the time was one of the most profitable at Viacom's movie studio, Paramount Pictures.<p>"We don't …

Paracetamol use in pregnancy may harm male foetus, study shows

Photograph: Alamy<p>There is no reason to think that taking the painkillers for a day could cause any problem, say researchers.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/20/1432137213820/96017016-cb00-4745-8d59-b9ea070132f4-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>There is no reason to …