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These Are The Best-Selling Antiaging Products On Amazon

Beauty<p>Skincare<p>These Are The Best-Selling Antiaging Products On Amazon<p>Amazon is quickly becoming the go-to shopping destination for beauty junkies …

Author Kanishk Tharoor On Language And Short Stories

Author Kanishk Tharoor's first book, <i>Swimmer Among the Stars</i>, is a compilation of short stories. He tells Scott Simon the format requires intensity and offers an opportunity to be playful.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>Kanishk Tharoor's first book of short stories has a lot of comings and goings. The …

My Short Story Writing Process - In 12 Easy Steps

<i>Thank you for the continuing enthusiastic response to our Short Story Challenge. It’s awesome. I have also created a closed group on Facebook: 12</i> …

Creative Writing

Michael Collins: a genius student but a classic outsider

In a wide-ranging essay, the author’s tutor at Notre Dame tracks the successes and mistakes of a brilliant writer out of step with US academic and …

Literature

Victor Lodato on the Short Story as a Fling

<i>Your story in this week’s issue, “Herman Melville, Volume 1,” is about a young woman who has been drifting from town to town in Oregon with her boyfriend, Evan. The story opens as she’s carrying all their stuff—“two skateboards, two backpacks, the banjo in its scratched-up case”—and searching for</i> …

Literature

How to Successfully Grow Houseplants: A Field Guide to Planting, Care, and Design on Gardenista

Vines & Climbers<p>10 Garden Ideas to Steal from English Conservatories<p>by Clare Coulson<p>Houseplants<p>The New "It" Houseplant<p>by Erin Boyle<p>Shopper's …

Plants

10 Of The Hardest Product Management Question Microsoft Will Ask In A Job Interview

Microsoft is known for being one of the most innovative and interesting places to work, so it’s not surprising to learn that getting a job there is …

Product Management

Is robotics a solution to the growing needs of the elderly?

<b>The receptionist at the Institute of Media Innovation, at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University, is a smiling brunette called Nadine.</b><p>From a distance, nothing about her appearance seems unusual. It's only on closer inspection that doubts set in. Yes - she's a robot.<p>Nadine is an "intelligent" …

Robotics

12 brilliant prefab homes that can be assembled in three days or less

1/13<p>Green-roofed Hobbit Home by Magic Green Homes<p>The homes of the future will not only be more sustainable and affordable—they will also be much …

20 Essential UX Apps and Tools for Designers

Interested in developing your UX design skills? Here are some excellent UX apps and tools for designers that can hep you improve your skills. These …

Wireframing

These Cartographers Are Making Awesome Fantasy RPG Maps For Your Campaigns

Finding other encounter and campaign maps for your RPG is as easy as a Google search, <i>they say</i>. However, rummaging through a few million maps and …

In an Israeli warehouse, clues about Jesus' life and death

In a cavernous warehouse where Israel stores its archaeological treasures, an ancient burial box is inscribed with the name of Jesus.<p>Not THAT Jesus. Archaeologists in Israel say Jesus was a common name in the Holy Land 2,000 years ago, and that they have found about 30 ancient burial boxes …

These Creepy Paintings Look Ripped from a Surreal Storybook

Roby dwi Antono’s paintings portray children frolicking with ghostly creatures in an unsettling fantasyland.<p>Young but far from foolish, a cast of girls stand their ground while animal specters invade their immediate surroundings. The image of an unperturbed pre-teen girl holding an oversized insect …