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Every Automotive Emblem, Explained

It’s nice to believe that cars are purely about performance — that what matters is track times and vehicle specs, not superfluous details like the …

Alfa Romeo

This Podcast-Based Writing Course Will Get You Working On Your Dream Novel

Tim Clare's Couch to 80K writing podcast is a delightful, intense, encouraging eight-week journey towards writing a novel. For the best experience, …

Creative Writing

13 grammar myths you should stop believing

Myth 1 — Never start a sentence with 'and,' 'but' or 'so'<p>According to the grammar experts at the 'Chicago Manual of Style,' you don't have to do mental gymnastics to avoid starting a sentence with a conjunction. "There is a widespread belief — one with no historical or grammatical foundation — that …

Language

3 Techniques From Pixar To Develop Your Creative Thinking | Inc.com

Heading up an employer brand agency I see myself as a creative being, but who actually knows when inspiration will strike? More often than not, it won't be during the time I've set aside for creative work, but will instead be when I'm already trying to do three other things. We've all been there, …

Creativity

11 times J.K. Rowling tweeted awesome writing advice

Without wanting to sound like too much of a pathetic millennial, writing can be hard work.<p>It <i>can</i> be, OK?<p>Particularly if you're working on something …

From prudish Victorians to arrows in the eye – 10 things from history everyone gets wrong

This week we were told that rats didn’t spread the plague, the Aztecs weren’t wiped out by smallpox and ‘whipping boys’ may never have actually existed. So what other ‘facts’ are historically suspect?<p>You wait years for a historical theory to be debunked and then three come around at once. So far …

World History

This Is Totally Why You're Not Successful Yet | Inc.com

You're frustrated. No matter how hard you work, how much you plan, or how badly you want it, you are not living the life of your dreams. But success takes more than hard work. You may not want to admit it, but it's possible that the biggest obstacle to success is YOU. It's likely you're guilty of …

Self-improvement

In 6 Words, Elon Musk Explained Why So Many People Are Afraid to Take Risks and Achieve Greatness | Inc.com

<i>This series examines the stories behind some of the best inspiring quotes of all time. Check out the full list: the best inspirational quotes for 2018.</i><p>The most powerful threat to greatness isn't evil. It's mediocrity.<p>Of all the colorful ways to articulate that truth, one of the best is what Elon …

Elon Musk

How Isaac Asimov Helped Me Increase my Writing Speed 5x

In the early stages of writing my dissertation I would be lucky to produce more than a few sentences a day. Words came out as quickly as liquid …

Perfect Grade 1/72 Millennium Falcon

Price: $400 | BuyThis 1:72 scale model kit of <i>Star Wars’</i> Millennium Falcon is the ultimate collectible for fans of Han Solo’s ship. Bandai …

Lego

In ‘Game of Thrones’ Withdrawal? Brandon Sanderson Can Help.

The bestselling fantasy writer talks his new book, worldbuilding, the long shadow of George R.R. Martin, and what you should be reading if you're …

Animation

Games aren’t always fair, the magic lies in making you think they are

Behind the scenes with the neuroscience of game design<p>I asked fellow game designers to tell me the hidden tricks and mechanics they use to give players their desired experience. That situation got a bit out of control, in a good way.<p>I apologize to all the players who ended up reading it. We may …

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Voyager missions, NASA made these stunning, free posters

The US spacecrafts Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 were launched 16 days apart in August and September of 1977. Both the missions took advantage of a once-in-175-year alignment of planets that allowed between them to visit all the gaseous planets of the solar system.<p>PBS last month released a documentary to …

What “Game of Thrones” gets wrong about seating and power, according to a chair design critic

The Iron Throne in <i>Game of Thrones</i> is forged from 200 swords. It resembles a spiky—and spooky—peacock. It looks distinctly uncomfortable. But then, comfort is not the point of a throne, which is a symbol of power and only incidentally a seat.<p>A ruler is said to “ascend to the throne” “usurp the …

5 Must-Have Miniature Painting Tools from the Cosmetics Aisle

<i>On The Painter’s Guild, host Will Friedle (who is new to the hobby) is joined by veteran hobbyists who show him the ins and outs of painting minis.</i> …

3 Household Hacks Miniature Painters Should Know

<i>On The Painter’s Guild, host Will Friedle (who is new to the hobby) is joined by veteran hobbyists who show him the ins and outs of painting minis.</i> …

Board Games

'Game Of Thrones' Home World Could Actually Exist, Says Science

Winter is coming. Here on Earth, we can accurately predict when it will arrive, how long it will last, and even — to a large extent — how severe it will be. But that isn’t the case for the continents of Westeros and Essos in George R.R. Martin’s epic series and television show. Imagine living on a …

Astronomy

Happy Aphelion! Earth Is Farthest from the Sun Today

Earth gets farther from the sun today (July 3) than it does at any other point during the year.<p>The moment of greatest separation, known as aphelion, …

How to watch every Marvel Cinematic Universe film in the right order

How to watch every Marvel Cinematic Universe film in the perfect order

Marvel Universe

17 helpful Google products and services you never knew existed

While those products and services sound amazing, most of us can't use them just yet. But the company actually has a bunch of other ones that are incredibly useful that you might not even know existed.<p>For example: Did you know Google has a massive free library of fonts?<p>Here are some of the …

Apps

Ask Ethan: What Does The Edge Of The Universe Look Like?

13.8 billion years ago, the Universe as we know it began with the hot Big Bang. Over that time, space itself has expanded, the matter has undergone gravitational attraction, and the result is the Universe we see today. But as vast as it all is, there’s a limit to what we can see. Beyond a certain …

Neutrons

Build a Galaxy From Nothing in Planetarium

When you take the scope of forging a solar system out of nothing and compact it down to a 40 minute board game, you will face many challenges.</i> …

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and The Empire Strikes Back Sure Have a Lot in Common

<i>The Empire Strikes Back</i> is one of the gold standards filmmakers aspire to when making a sequel. And though both Chris Pratt and Kevin Feige swear it …

How to Write A Science Fiction Short Story

How to Write A Science Fiction Short Story<p>Updated on August 5, 2016<p>Do you love science fiction and want to know how to write your own stories? …

Creative Writing

These Awesome New Books Chronicle the World of Masters of the Universe

The world of He-Man and She-Ra has a <i>lot</i> of history, spanning decades of comics, cartoons, toys, and more. But three new books coming from Dark Horse …

Eve's massive war is nearly over, but The Imperium says it will fight on

The Mittani is out for revenge<p>The community in <i>Eve Online</i> has been at war for months now. World War Bee, as players refer to it, has seen a mercenary-led faction called the Moneybadger Coalition move against one of the game's largest player-led organizations, called The Imperium, in a bid to drive …

Five Things Epic Fantasy Writers Could Learn from Dorothy Dunnett

Dorothy Dunnett is one of those authors you hear about through word of mouth. She didn’t write fantasy—unless you count taking sixteenth-century …

Books