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Where Do You Start Your Short Story?

This is month three of the Short Story Challenge. You should all be busy with your third story now. I am loving the stories that have been posted for …

Creative Writing

How you react to coffee might hold major clues to your metabolism

Is coffee your life blood, or does it give you the shakes? If you fall into the first category, you’re in the majority. For most people, a cup of …

The 20 best apps for making videos

<b>S</b>hooting and sharing videos has never been so easy, with a wide selection of mobile apps available to capture, edit and distribute your footage. Some are squeezed-down smartphone versions of powerful, desktop, video-editing software, while others are inventive new tools for the Instagram generation …

Apps

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Netflix, Vimeo

Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently upgraded apps for the week. We’ve found …

Apps

Can you really make a living by selling used books on Amazon for a penny?

Sometime in early 2013, in Dallas, Texas, a generous reader donated his impeccable first-edition copy of Philip Roth’s Our Gang to the local Goodwill store, its royal blue dust jacket gleaming as brilliantly as it did in 1971.<p>There it sat on a shelf, priced at $1, until a semi-trailer from Books …

Books

“Wake Up Your WOW”!

G7 leaders pledge to phase out fossil fuels this century

In a monumental step forward against climate change, German chancellor Angela Merkel announced that the G7-leading industrial nations have agreed to …

Maasai women are the new solar warriors of Africa

The Maasai are a semi-nomadic pastoral tribe spread across Kenya and Tanzania, and globalization has not been kind to them. Vulnerable to wildlife …

Texas-based EzGro Garden allows anyone, anywhere to grow crops vertically

Larry Johnson used to be a computer guy in Texas, but then he decided he wanted to work outside instead. Although he didn’t know much about plants at …

A student-designed drone is hunting illegal loggers in the Amazon Rainforest

Technology has brought the deforestation of the Amazon into a whole new light: The Landsat satellites show us the sheer scale of the devastation, and …

Ethical eats – zero waste cafes and community projects

Contribute with Guardian Witness<p>Two Guardian Local events next month will be focus on food and sustainability. Silo is a zero waste restaurant in Brighton that trades directly with farmers, produces its own butter, beer and flour and uses an onsite compost machine for scraps. While Corin Bell will …

Sustainability

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Retired CIA operative becomes breakout spy novelist

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Jason Matthews retired after more than three decades as a CIA operative, writing fiction proved a form of therapy.<p>Living in …

Red Sparrow

Diarmuid Gavin's six tips for older gardeners

Gardening presenter Diarmuid Gavin shares his top tips for older gardeners - from the best equipment to the most rewarding plants<p>Diarmuid Gavin, the celebrity gardener, will be passing on tips and advice on plants and potting in Hoxton, east London this Saturday. He will be holding a masterclass at</b> …

Foil Packet Cooking for Camping – A Beginner Guide and Easy Recipes

Foil pack cooking for camping has been around for ages and lots of campers love the easy recipes that go along with this style of cooking – maybe you …

Cooking

Five Tips to Keep You Passionate About Your Writing

<i>Tap, tap, tap</i> -- that is the sound of your creative fingertips hitting the keyboard.<p>As writers, we spend our days and nights hovering over our keyboards, pouring our ideas into a machine that will hopefully make sense of all that is going on in our brains. And don't get me wrong -- it is a …