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Three Approaches to Thriller Writing

Summer thrillers from literary scholar Megan Abbott, up-and-coming writer Blake Crouch and franchise player James Patterson<p>Megan Abbott is a crime-fiction scholar.<p>Before she took up writing, Ms. Abbott was going to be an English professor. She earned her PhD at New York University, writing her …

New York University

Phone Hacking Game ‘Replica’ Is Blunt and All Too Real

Snooping through a prisoner’s phone is a great puzzle, but the politics are ham-handed.<p>In a bleak, pixelated prison cell, I see only the light of a locked phone screen. As a teenager arrested by Homeland Security, I've been given another kid's phone and told to break in. I need to get them …

Homeland Security

9 Screenwriting Truths I Learned the Hard Way in Hollywood

<i>This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, screenwriting competitions and the annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship program, connecting screenwriters with agents, managers and</i> …

This Year’s Summer Solstice Comes With a Rare Strawberry Moon

It's the first time the "Strawberry Moon" and summer solstice have lined up in 50 years.<p>The summer solstice arrives just after 6:30pm EST on Monday, June 20, marking the longest day of the year. And this year it comes with special treat for skywatchers: a Strawberry Moon.<p>"Strawberry Moon" is the …

A GOP senator might vote for Hillary Clinton. Here’s how rare that is.

It is at least within the realm of possibility this election that a Republican senator could support the Democratic presidential nominee.<p>On Tuesday, one of the Senate's most moderate Republicans, Susan Collins of Maine, announced she would not be voting for Trump, outlining in a column in The …

National Puzzle Day: Can you solve these 10 difficult brainteasers?

On National Puzzle Day, we take a look at ten fiendishly difficult riddles on the internet, can you solve them?<p>Are you a problem solver? Have you got the brainpower to solve these fiendishly difficult puzzles? <i>Scroll down to find out.</i><p>On National Puzzle Day, we’ve collated some of the trickiest …

This man had no idea his mind is ‘blind’ until last week

Imagine realising that you’ve spent your whole life unable to visualise anything in your mind. Helen Thomson speaks to a 42-year-old man whose internal world is pictureless.<p>Close your eyes and visualise the face of the person you love the most. The colour of their eyes, the texture of their hair, …

The Brain

20+ Comics That introverts Will Understand

Are you an "innie" or an "outie"? No, I'm not talking about your belly button! I mean are you an introvert or an extrovert?<p>Statistics show that …

9 incredibly cool places in L.A. you’ve never heard of

1. The secret world of L.A.’s speakeasies<p>Like all great cities, L.A. has a hidden side, an underbelly that goes largely unnoticed by workday folks …

California

The Depths of Durangrar: A Dungeon Crawler...in the dark

<i>You stand before the impenetrable darkness at the mouth of Durangrar.</i><p><i>No one knows what lies within, but if even a fraction of the tales can be</i> …

Prioritize Your Tasks by Motivation Instead of Time With Activity Blocks

Loss of motivation can kill your productivity, but if you can switch things up while you work, you’ll keep yourself fresh and focused. Prioritizing …

Wait … is that a rule? Ten everyday grammar mistakes you might be making

Before their workshop at the NGV Art Book Fair in Melbourne, writing studio the Good Copy shares some tips<p>Should you use italics for movie titles? Do you put full stops inside or outside quotation marks? Is the Oxford comma for all lists … or just some lists? Should that ellipsis have had a space …

Grammar

The 15 best exercises to target your love handles

Want to be able to confidently shed your shirt in the bedroom to flaunt washboard abs without fear of excess flab hanging over your boxer briefs? …