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Create Your Own Comics: 8 Ways to Get Started With Drawing

<b>* Get inspired with these Graphic Novel supplies</b> <b><br>* Gift ideas for creative kids</b> <b><br>* From brush pens to sketch books</b><p>Whether you draw inspiration from the …

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

How many have you read?<p>Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their …

Books

Amazon Prime members can stream 15 Sundance Film Festival titles

They're available on Amazon Video Direct as part of the Film Festival Stars program.<p>Today, Amazon announced that 15 Sundance Film Festival titles are now available for Prime members through Amazon Video Direct. The films include <i>Manifesto</i>, starring Cate Blanchett, and festival award winners <i>Marjorie</i> …

Film Festivals

15 Best Documentary Series On Netflix Right Now

<b>Last Updated: July 24th</b><p>There’s nothing better than finding a good documentary on Netflix, but sometimes you’re craving a little more depth than the average two-hour film can give. Enter the documentary series, a slightly lesser known category that will help entertain and educate you through the day …

Documentaries

Veteran game designer creates ‘War Room,’ the ultimate WWII tabletop game

<i>Axis & Allies</i> is a classic tabletop strategy wargame that’s sold millions of copies. For many, it was their first introduction to wargaming. Now the …

Call of Duty (Video Game)

Meet National Book Award Finalist Jesmyn Ward

The 2017 National Book Awards (also known as the Oscars of the literary world), will be held on November 15th in New York City. In preparation for …

This Total-Body, 10-Minute CrossFit Workout Involves Just 3 Moves

Like a lot of people, stepping into a CrossFit box was an incredibly scary notion. I'd heard that the workouts were intense and competitive and that everyone celebrated by chowing down on a bucket of bacon and doing a secret handshake. How wrong I was. In my experience, I've found the CrossFit …

CrossFit

Want to Raise a Confident Daughter? Let Her Play With This

Lego just announced a new toy set that will inspire girls to dream big.<p>Last November, President Obama bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom award on Margaret Hamilton for her contributions to the Apollo 11 space mission. Hamilton led the software engineering team that developed the computer …

Did You Notice These ‘Logan’ Easter Eggs And Cameos?

<b>The video above contains spoilers for Logan. The text below will not.</b><p><i>Logan</i> had a huge debut this weekend, grossing far more than most R-rated movies and possibly setting a new record for March releases. Boyd Holbrook (who plays Donald Pierce) is willing to bet it will outgross the hugely-successful</i> …

Comics

100 Short Story (or Novel) Writing Prompts

100 Short Story (or Novel) Writing Prompts<p>Updated on November 14, 2017<p>A Few Words to Get You Started<p>I love to write creative writing prompts. For …

How to play music on your Apple Watch without your iPhone

The next time you want to go for a run -- or just a walk -- you can leave your iPhone behind and bust a move with your Apple Watch. All that's required is a pair of Bluetooth headphones and a little upfront work.<p>Step 1: Sync a playlist<p>Unlike your iPhone, your Apple Watch can't stream music from the …

Thought Your Mind Was Blown by Arrival? Wait Until You See the Clues You Missed

Production designer Patrice Vermette and set decorator Paul Hotte take us behind the scenes.<p><i>With voting open for this year’s Oscars, we’re taking a closer look at some of the craftspeople nominated for the year’s best films—from the people who re-created the Golden Age of Hollywood for the Coen</i> …

The US has been downgraded to a 'flawed democracy'

Although the report's publication comes shortly after the election of President Donald Trump, the EIU analysts write that the US was not downgraded because of him. Rather, they argue, his surprise election was an <i>effect</i> of the underlying causes that led the EIU to downgrade the US.<p>According to the …

Amazon Deal: Buy a Razor for $1 and Get $5 Credit

Related Articles<p>There’s a great deal on Amazon right now involving my favorite razor company. You can get a razor for only $1 (including shipping) …

Shopping

A Brief Survey of the Great American Novel(s)

On this date in 1868, novelist John William DeForest coined the now inescapable term “the great American novel” in the title of an essay in <i>The …

Literature

10 Books You Pretend To Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books - but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it's …

10 tips for new writers from a self-published success

It's that time when many people look to the year ahead as an opportunity to reassess their goals. If you're one of those who has always aspired to …

Improve Your Craft With These Point of View Writing Exercises

Learn How to Practice Point of View Writing Exercises<p>Work on Craft and Technique<p>Updated August 28, 2017<p>No matter what stage you're at with your …

Amazon is Renting Movies for 99 Cents Through January 23

There is a decent selection of holiday movies available across the big streaming services, but you might notice that a few favorites are missing. …

So You Want to Read Epic Fantasy: Here’s Where to Start

In this unsettled world, the death of the ruler of the desert princedom becomes the catalyst for power games of magical treachery as rival factions – …

'Dead or alive' cat in physics top 10

<b>The detection of ripples in space-time and a famous cat-based paradox are featured in a list of the physics advances of 2016.</b><p>The discovery of gravitational waves, announced in February, was declared breakthrough of the year.<p>But the top 10 list, compiled by Physics World magazine, also features a …

So You Want to Read Military Sci-Fi: Here’s Where to Start

<i>The Forever War</i> is probably one of the most powerful works of science-fiction I’ve ever read, military or not. Written by Vietnam vet Joe Haldeman,</i> …

How to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable (According to a Green Beret)

7 steps to acclimate yourself to extreme situations so you can excel at every level.<p>I've been an entrepreneur for seven years. Midway through the fourth year, things were coming to a head. I wasn't getting enough sleep. I wasn't exercising, and I wasn't keeping my mind clear with meditation.<p>In the …

If You Want to Be a Writer, Neil Gaiman Says You Should "Get Bored"

Without boredom, your mind can’t wander and day dream. Unfortunately, it seems boredom is harder to come by these days, so you’ll have to find …

The history (and future) of the November 14th supermoon is purely fascinating

Something BIG is coming our way next week – in fact, this “something” hasn’t been <i>this big</i> since 1948. It’s the November 14th supermoon, everyone! …

Supermoon

This is the least important election of our lifetimes

During the 1864 presidential race between Abraham Lincoln and George McClellan, The New York Times published an article that contained this sentence: …

It’s Actually Not the Most Important Election of Our Lifetime

The year was 1603. The previous monarch, Queen Elizabeth I, had just died with no direct heir and England had already endured years of instability. …

How to Hack Your Hotel's Finicky Wi-Fi to Stream Shows

How do even five-star hotel rooms have such utterly inadequate cable TV setups? Do they really need multiple house channels to loop videos on the …

Streaming

12 Highly Bingeable Urban Fantasy Series

By now. you’ve probably finished your Netflix <i>Luke Cage</i> binge. Undoubtedly you feel bereft, adrift, and without anything new to fill your brainspace. …

Books

14 books every modern gentleman should read

Being a modern gentleman is about more than just knowing what to wear or what to put in your bathroom. It's also about being informed about the world …