Sebastian Reca

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In Bristol, a Hotel That Is Stately and Stylish

<b>Rates</b><p>Doubles from 165 pounds (about $233)<p><b>Basics</b><p>The 42-room, four-story Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa provides a dose of 21st century chic to Bristol’s Old City and its stately Victorian and Georgian facades. The British-based Harbour Hotels has turned two ornate bank buildings, including one inspired …

United Kingdom

Microsoft wants to revolutionize MRIs with quantum-inspired algorithms and HoloLens

Microsoft gained some ground in the quantum computing race today by announcing it was using its technology to advance medical imaging beyond the capabilities of today’s computers.<p>The Redmond company, through a partnership with Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), will bring HoloLens technology …

Quantum Computing

9 Health Benefits of Lion's Mane Mushroom (Plus Side Effects)

Lion’s mane mushrooms, also known as <i>hou tou gu</i> or <i>yamabushitake</i>, are large, white, shaggy mushrooms that resemble a lion’s mane as they grow.<p>They have …

Medical Research

How to Write a Book Outline: The Secret to Writing a Good Book Faster

If you want to write the next <i>Glee</i>, why don’t you do what their writers did?<p>Do you think they created the story on the fly? Do you think they came to …

Writing

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How to Write a Marketing Narrative<p><i>by Andrine Redsteer</i><p>Marketing narratives are tools used to engage and connect with prospective customers in an …

Writing

34 Writing Contests in April 2018 — No entry fees

34 Writing Contests in April 2018 — No entry fees<p>There are nearly three dozen free writing contests in April. As always, every form and genre is …

Creative Writing

11 books Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, Tesla, and other larger-than-life tech companies, somehow also seems to find time to read.<p>Musk says that reading books — from epic works of fantasy like the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy to complex how-to books on building rockets — is crucial to helping him achieve …

Elon Musk

Bodies, Blind Spots and Quirks: 5 Key Questions to Ask When Developing Characters

<b>by Jenny Jaeckel</b>Henry James once wrote, “We work in the dark—we do what we can—we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion, and our passion is our …

Creative Writing

Why 'Wonderbook' By Jeff VanderMeer Is The One Book About Worldbuilding Every Writer Needs To Read

As any writer of science fiction or fantasy will tell you, worldbuilding is the most arduous part of composing a new story. It can be tough to know …

Why You Need An MFA To Be A Better Writer

One question has plagued me from the time I started writing, and when I walked into the classroom on my first day of the workshop at Yale, I asked …

Will ‘Retro’ Typing Bring Back ‘Retro’ Writing?

Retro style has another round at the computer world and certainly, quite a few writers are taking noice. Reporting on a new addition to that world, a …

Own This Private Island for Cheaper than a NYC Apartment

Ever wanted to own your own private island? Now you can, as a listing just came up for a private island off the coast of Shetland in Great Britain. …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Sophie Turner secretly reviews sausages on Instagram, and you'll immediately want to follow her account

With Lorde's stint as an onion rings Insta-reviewer and Kendall Jenner's still-mysterious account dedicated to pizza, secret food Instagrams should be commonplace by now. Yet we can never hold our excitement when we learn that one of our beloved stars moonlights as an extreme Instagram foodie. The …

The best serve-yourself weekday breakfast ideas

by AimeeThis winter was the first time I’ve had to change up our breakfast routine since the children were babies.Up until last fall, we’d always …

Breakfast

Wedding Planners Share Their All-Time Favorite Favor Ideas

It can be tough to choose a wedding favor that appropriately expresses how thankful you are to your guests for joining you on the big day. Somehow a coaster with your face on it just doesn't seem to do it. If you're at a loss for what to send your wedding attendees home with, consider these five …

Afternoon tea at Saint Paul Hotel is a Victorian-style happy hour

I committed a faux pas at afternoon tea. This is actually difficult to do, but I managed it by arriving late. My misstep was made clear not from the …

Tea

How to Be a Caregiver to Someone With Anxiety or Depression

Depression and anxiety not only affect the person with the disorder. These illnesses also have far-reaching effects on family and friends of those …

Siblings

First four images from Virgin Galactic’s successful new test flight

We've had our first glimpse of Virgin Galactic's new test flight and it's out of this world.<p>Aiming to be the world's first commercial spaceline, …

MIT's AlterEgo headset can read words you say in your head

When you think a sentence in your head, your brain sends signals to your mouth and jaw. MIT Media Lab's headset reads those signals with 92 percent accuracy.<p>I don't want to alarm you, but robots can now read your mind. Kind of.<p>AlterEgo is a new headset developed by MIT Media Lab. You strap it to …

MIT Media Lab

Scientists Have a New Idea on Where to Find a "Second Earth"

Though we haven’t collectively done the best job taking care of <i>this</i> Earth, researchers are already trying to find another planet like ours. Now, they …

So You Want To Be A Writer? Don’t Try.

Charles Bukowski on ‘trying’ to create artAfter decades of failure, Charles Bukowski — an alcoholic, womanizer and man who <i>Time</i> magazine described as …

The Best Sci-Fi And Fantasy Books That Came Out In April

This month brings a deluge of new books, including the latest from genre titan John Scalzi, as well as tales involving dark magic in post-apocalyptic …

Books

Calling all writers! The CBC Poetry Prize is now open for submissions

The 2018 CBC Poetry Prize is now open for submissions.<p>The winner will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, attend a 10-day writing …

16 new science fiction and fantasy books to read this April

Stories about people with special abilities, Mars, and interstellar talent shows<p>Last month, I picked up <i>The Big Picture: The Fight for the Future of Movies</i><i>,</i> a new book by <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reporter Ben Fritz. Fritz looks closely at the rise of prestige TV shows like <i>Game of Thrones</i> and <i>Breaking Bad</i>, …

Books

Join Witches, Assassins, and Scoundrels in Barnes & Noble Booksellers Picks for April

For two decades, Jim Killen has served as the science fiction and fantasy book buyer for Barnes & Noble. Every month on Tor.com and the B&N Sci-Fi & …

Books

The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books of April 2018

<i>For two decades, Jim Killen has served as the science fiction and fantasy book buyer for Barnes & Noble. Every month on Tor.com and the B&N Sci-Fi &</i> …

15 Memoirs About Writing That Every Young Writer Needs To Read

If there's anything that writers like more than writing, it's writing <i>about writing</i> (that, and talking about writing about writing). And it makes …

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 …

The 'build-it-yourself' computer bringing coding to kids

It may seem like the entire adult population is glued to their smartphone screens, but getting the next generation interested in the practical aspects of technology, in particular coding, has proved a roadblock to tackling the UK’s skills gap.<p>School leavers with skills in science, technology, …

What Happens When a Space Station Falls Out of the Sky

“Have you ever seen Gravity?”<p>Sometime this weekend, an abandoned Chinese space station the size of a school bus will plummet back to Earth and mostly disintegrate in the atmosphere. Whatever chunks survive the intense heat of the journey will probably land in the ocean or a remote part of land, …