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Sexual Harassment Cases Often Rejected By Courts

Many actors, politicians and executives, including at NPR, are now facing sexual-harassment allegations in the court of public opinion.<p>But in actual courts, such cases filed by workers against their employers are very often dismissed by judges. The standard for harassment under the law is high, and …

Eight rules for writing historical short stories

The idea, I suppose, first came to me 13 years ago, as I was driving across the country, touring for my first book – a set of linked short stories …

Creative Writing

Ten Reasons Why I’ll Quickly Reject Your Story

This past week I've been judging Writers of the Future. Most of the stories come to us electronically, so much of my day is spent opening files, …

5 online writing communities for fiction authors

Writing a novel has traditionally been a lonely pursuit. No matter how crowded your head may be with characters, getting those words down on paper …

Learn About the Elements of Basic Plot for Beginning Writers

If, like many people, you labor under the idea that for "real" writers, plot comes effortlessly, dismiss that illusion now. While some writers were …

Worried About Low Testosterone? The Answer May Be Your Diet

More D could help with more T<p>Many Americans have low levels of vitamin D in the blood. In one study, middle-aged men whose blood tests revealed low …

How to Stop Destroying Your Clothes in the Wash

Theoretically, it’s better to spend more on quality, but that’s only true if the quality item lasts. I used to have a bad habit of tossing my clothes …

L.L.Bean

5 Design Tools to Help You Build Your App

In 2015, one of the biggest maker trends we saw on <b>Product Hunt</b> was the creation of tools to help people make it easier to build and market their …

Android News

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

Absolutely Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Airplane Controls

<i>All</i> of them? If you're talking about a commercial airliner, then there's hundreds and hundreds. There are big, fat manuals describing what they all …

Airplanes

14 reasons why you shouldn't dream of being a full-time author

A YouGov poll has found that 'author' is Britain's most desired job. Full-time author Chas Newkey-Burden says it's not all it's cracked up to be<p>This week, <b>a YouGov poll</b> found that people in Britain would prefer to be an author than have any other job. Of 15,000 people surveyed, each of whom were …

Writing

How To Roll Back Windows Updates If They Bork Your PC

By and large you should certainly be keeping Windows Updates switched on to download and install automatically. If a serious new threat should be …

Free List of 400 Book Publishers and Book Editors for First Fiction and First-Time Novelists

Book Publishers: First Novels<br>Book Editors: Debut Novels<p>Beginning novelists often type phrases like book publisher, novel editor, novel publishers, …

Creative Writing

10 Dishes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

What's the best dish for a beginner cook to try? We asked star chefs from all over the country for their recommendations. Here’s what they had to say.<p>…