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Allah (God) in Islam

Who is Allah and what is His nature?<p>The most fundamental belief that a Muslim has is that "There is only One God," the Creator, the Sustainer -- …

China Revealed: How New Documentaries Explore a Side of the Country Never Seen Before

In this essay from the Locarno Critics Academy, two new experimental documentaries tap into specific aspects of modern Chinese society.<p><i>The following</i> …

It's Looking Very Good for Syfy's Adaptation of George R.R. Martin's Scifi Horror Tale Nightflyers

We’ve known since May that Syfy was circling an adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s 1980 scifi horror novella <i>Nightflyers—</i>and now comes word that the …

29 Asian Noodle Recipes You'll Want to Slurp Up Immediately

You’ll find about a bajillion (only a slight exaggeration) recipes for pasta on Greatist, but today we’re shifting our noodle love to another …

Gustav Klimt’s Paintings Get Recreated With Real-Life Models, And The Result Is Amazing

Have you ever wondered what some of your favourite paintings would look like in real life? Austrian photographer Inge Prader has recreated selected …

Art

Eid al-Adha celebrations around the world – in pictures

Muslims around the world prepare for the Eid al-Adha holiday, also known as the ‘sacrifice feast’

Eid al-Adha

How to Pitch: 18 Steps to Create and Deliver a Winning Pitch for Investors and Early Customers | Inc.com

You want to start a business. You have an idea. You have a business plan. But you need investors. You need customers. You need to pitch: your idea, your business -- or even yourself.<p>So how can you make sure you're ready to pitch?<p>The following is from Ryan Robinson, a content marketing consultant to …

Public Speaking

15 Fantastic J. R. R. Tolkien-isms to Live By

"Short cuts make long delays."<p>This weekend marks the 44th anniversary of author J. R. R. Tolkien’s passing. The <i>Hobbit</i> and <i>Lord of the Rings</i> creator …

Literature

The 10 New TV Shows You'll Be Obsessed With This Fall

New comedies, dark prestige dramas, and an epic Ken Burns docu-series await.<p>Summer is ending, and with it comes the conclusion of our obsessive chronicling of every incestuous hookup on <i>Game of Thrones</i> and the preposterous Roadhouse booking on <i>Twin Peaks: The Return</i>. But don't leave the couch just …

TV

8 Reasons to Read Zero Repeat Forever - Riveted

<i>Zero Repeat Forever</i> by G.S. Prendergast is on sale now and YOU HAVE TO READ IT! This incredible book takes place during an alien invasion of Earth by …

10 New Albums to Stream Now: Rolling Stone Editors' Picks

Queens of the Stone Age's glam-rock groove, the War on Drugs' anxious aural comforts and more albums you can stream right now<p><b>Queens of the Stone Age,</b></i> …

Apple Music

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

Confirmed: A Huge Gravitational Wave Announcement Is Happening

What a time to be alive.<p><b>Update 27/09/17:</b> The biggest rumour did not pan out, but the LIGO team announced something just as amazing - the most …

Coolala is the world’s first portable, solar-powered A/C unit

Holds a charge of up to eight hours and weighs just seven pounds<p>If you’ve ever wished to upgrade a personal hand-held fan into something with more serious cooling power, then you’re going to want to check out this new portable air conditioning unit.<p>Called Coolala, not only is it truly portable, …

Magic mushrooms: art foraged from nature – in pictures

The mysterious islands of the Salish Sea, between British Columbia and Washington State, are home to the ecological artist Jill Bliss, who since 2012 has devoted herself to exploring the isolated region, artistically and literally. The archipelago has its own unique ecosystem, and Bliss’s medleys …

Magic Mushrooms

Malala Yousafzai is going to Oxford University - CNN Video

Activist Malala Yousafzai says she is "so excited" after being accepted to study at the renowned University of Oxford.

Malala Yousafzai

Five books to shed light on America's problem with white supremacy

It took Donald Trump two days to condemn the white supremacists who held the recent alt-right rally in Charlottesville that resulted in the death of civil rights activist Heather Heyer.<p>The US president’s response? To sympathize that members of this group of white nationalists are “fine people”. But …

Black History

Facebook is locking down the technology to help you see things that aren’t there

Today, Facebook is a dominant social network—that’s not enough for CEO Mark Zuckerberg. He wants to help us see things that aren’t there.<p>Facebook is working on designing augmented reality glasses that could display digital objects in the physical world, according to a patent application filed Aug. …

Augmented Reality

The “Quantum Internet” Is Just a Decade Away. Here’s What You Need to Know.

The Next Level<p>The word “quantum” sounds so advanced and complex that people tend to get hyped up about anything attached to it. While not every …

10 Pieces of Killer Advice From Famous Creative Geniuses | Inc.com

There's something incredibly potent and calming about insightful quotes from geniuses. As any entrepreneur or creative will attest, funks, ruts, and blocks happen. And knowing that brilliant minds tackled similar issues is priceless. Lucky for us, they were able to distill sharp lessons from their …

Creativity

Listen: Voice recordings of black slaves

This video of the January 12, 1999 broadcast of <i>Nightline</i> is really quite remarkable. It shares clips of voice recordings made in the mid-twentieth …

Black History

PowerGO ONE Pocket Portable Automatic Power Generator Provides “Unlimited Power” (video)

A new pocket portable power generator has been launched by Kickstarter this week with the aim of raising $30,000 over the next 44 days. Unlike other …

When Neuroscientists Become Artists

Beauty and brains.<p>Art and science are often treated as distinct realms, but sometimes they overlap in unexpected ways. A neuroscientist, for example, …

Neuroscience

How to Reply When Clients Say You’re Too Expensive

No matter what industry you are in, if you’re selling your services you will inevitably come up against clients who balk at your prices. This …

Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster

Research proves there are ways to learn new skills and concepts with speed and ease.<p>Whether it’s a new technology, a foreign language, or an advanced skill, staying competitive often means learning new things. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have taken a course or sought additional training to …

Learning

Professional romance novelists can write 3,000 words a day. Here’s how they do it

Writing is not a sexy business. It’s not a rare butterfly that floats down and gently kisses you on the nose with a brilliant idea that conjures a hurricane of cash. It’s frustrating, and it’s lonely, and for most people, it doesn’t pay.<p>But one genre consistently makes it work. Romance writers who …

Creative Writing

If you only read one book this summer … make it this one

<b>Literary page turner</b><b><br>The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead</b> (Fleet)<br>Both harrowing and thrilling, this is a genre-bending tour de force in which the abolitionist network becomes a real railway taking escaping slaves into different possible versions of America.<p><b>Beach read</b><b><br>The Power by Naomi</b> …

Books

8 Documentaries With Absolutely Crazy Twists

Everyone loves a good plot twist, but it’s so much more incredible when that twist is real. When documentaries can catch the unpredictable, the …

Best Yellowstone Hotels, Cabins, Camping, and Restaurants

There are 12 campgrounds in Yellowstone. All campgrounds welcome RVs. You can also camp in the backcountry with a permit. Also see camping on the way.<p>…

Jackson Hole

Eight stylish South Asian poets in the diaspora you must read for their striking ideas

They navigate what it means to carry with you your family’s story, habits, preferences and attachments across borders.<p>In a poem about eating fried …