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Mastering the Art of the Scene

Not too long ago, I was working on a client’s novel-in-progress and noticed a recurring pattern: at the end of every chapter, the story stopped …

South Park

Why Writers Are the Worst Procrastinators

The psychological origins of waiting (... and waiting, and waiting) to work<p>Like most writers, I am an inveterate procrastinator. In the course of writing this one article, I have checked my e-mail approximately 3,000 times, made and discarded multiple grocery lists, conducted a lengthy Twitter …

What's streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu in September

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sure the weather is still nice, but with summer time winding down and kids heading back to school, it's time to catch up on your streaming entertainment.<p>September is bringing in a bumper crop of shows, movies, and documentaries on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, HBO Now and Acorn.<p>There's new …

Neil Gaiman on Why We Read and What Books Do for the Human Experience

“Truth is not in what happens but in what it tells us about who we are.”<p>The question of why we read and what books actually do for us is as old as the written word itself, and as attractive. Galileo saw reading as a way of having superhuman powers. For Kafka, books were “the axe for the frozen sea …

Is Instagram the death or saviour of photography?

It’s not that Instagram has changed photography in the way the invention of photography changed painting in the 19th century. It’s more radical than that.<p>The photo-sharing network has actually become photography. Launched in 2010 as a free mobile app, Instagram now has over 500 million users a …

Why can’t anything travel faster than light? | Cosmos

<b>We all know the number</b> one traffic rule of the universe – nothing can travel faster than the speed of light. And that happens to be 299,792.458 …

Palermo holiday guide: what to see plus the best bars, hotels and restaurants

The capital of Sicily is a crumbling film set of a city with unmissable architecture, vivid street life, and a great choice of alfresco restaurants and bars<p>Less than 200km from Tunis, Palermo is like nowhere else in Europe. Defying the mafia in a maze of crumbling grandeur, it is at the crossroads …

How Time Dilation Explains the "Twin Paradox"

If you travel in a spaceship and come back, you'll have aged less than the people who stayed. But why?<p>Last week's lesson was time dilation, and you hopefully understand the basics of how it works. Cliff notes: According to Einstein's theory of relativity, the faster you travel, the slower time …

Craft Your First Story With This Creative Writing Reference Chart

There’s no shortcut to writing a great story. However, there are guidelines that can help get you started if you’ve never done it before. This chart …

8 clever ways to separate your kitchen and living area

In today's bustling cities, it is not uncommon for individuals to have to make the most of cramped and cloistered living conditions. Living in the …

Living Rooms

‘Paint’ walls a different color with this simple Photoshop trick

Photoshop can alter images in almost every way imaginable. As capable as it is though, there are times when the changes needed are rather mundane in …

New Horizons: Imagining a Landing on Pluto

Disappearing walls and trophy tubs: Nine notable innovations for a modern home

By Bonnie McCarthy<p>The future of contemporary design was on display at the annual show in downtown Los Angeles.<p>The future of contemporary design was on display at the annual show in downtown Los Angeles.<p>Contemporary design devotees circled their (sleek, WiFi-enabled) wagons at the annual Dwell on …

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5 apartments to copy if you have less than 70m2

For all the advice on living smartly in a small home, sometimes it just helps to peek inside another home design that just works. This doesn't mean …

What it's really like to live in one of the cities with the best quality of life in the world

Bern in Switzerland is considered one of the best cities to live in the world.<p>The Alpine city ranked 14th in the annual “Quality of Living Index” of …

The new type of hotel rescuing Italy's hill villages

The alberghi diffusi model is revitalising dwindling communities across Italy by repurposing their unused buildings into ‘scattered hotels’. Our writer lives like a local in a few of these hamlet gems. Scroll down for more<p>It was an unusual invasion: well-to-do people, most speaking strange tongues, …

Paris for romantics

Ideas & Inspiration for Small Backyards

If you think that having a small backyard means you can't enjoy your outdoor space as much, think again. We've rounded up 9 inspiring spaces and …

Landscaping

David Means: ‘You can’t take a story and just stretch it out – that does not a novel make’

The celebrated short story writer on getting to grips with the longer form, history as fiction and trying to capture the absurdity of Vietnam<p>A really excellent short story is a thing that refuses to be faced head on. It folds into itself, circles you back to its beginning and replays endlessly, …

Cheese, beer and a wonderful view

While the Bay of Kotor is one of Montenegro’s most famous sites, there are still secrets to be found – including abandoned villages, hidden cheese shops and even its own “great wall”.<p>Driving south of Dubrovnik along the Dalmatian Coast, I looked out my rental car window and saw the sun reflecting …

The glory of Yellowstone national park in winter

For BBC wildlife cameraman John Aitchison, Yellowstone national park, in the Rocky Mountains, is special because of its wolves, bison and natural beauty – even when it’s -20C<p><b>I first went to Yellowstone national park,</b> a huge area of wild country in the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming, in the winter of …

4 Digital Blending Techniques in Photoshop

Digital blending is a set of techniques that allow you to combine different versions of the same image (or different images) into one. The final …

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Of clowns and treasurers

I remember my first lesson in economics like it was yesterday. I’d never heard a bigger bunch of crap in my life. It made no sense. The assumptions …

10 great literary bars in New York City

Booze and books have a natural affinity: both look great on a wooden shelf, both are designed to be consumed, and, for better or worse, writers have tended to gravitate toward certain booze-dens through the years.<p>Here are ten of New York City’s best bars with a literary past and present, ranging …