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Black Farmers Are Sowing The Seeds Of Health And Empowerment

Chris Newman used to be a software engineering manager, well-paid, but he worked long hours, ate fast food and went to the doctor a lot.<p>Eventually, enough was enough. He and his wife moved from the Washington, D.C., area to Charlottesville, Va., to become farmers. Now he is healthier, has fewer …

Agriculture

Voice Dictation – Type with your Voice

Introducing the all-new Voice Dictation v2.0, a speech recognition app that lets you type with your voice. There’s no software to install, there’s no …

8 Zen Master Stories That Illustrate Important Truths

You probably heard some of these, maybe all. I thought about stories that touched me or made a big impression and that came from Zen or Taoists …

Top Editing and Proofreading Tools for Creative Writers

<i>Welcome to Robert Harris! Today Robert is sharing with us some tools that we as writers can use to spiff up our writing skills. Enjoy!</i>After hours and …

15 Essential Time-saving Tools for Busy Writers

Scrivener<p><b>What is it:</b> Scrivener is a word processor and a project management tool that many writers including Joanna Penn and Jeff Goins use to manage …

Trying Scrivener

<i>How do you organize your writing? Do you write with a pen or pencil, in a notebook, or on an old-fashioned typewriter, for the feeling of it?</i> …

The absurdity of English spelling and why we're stuck with it

<i>Ghoti</i>. How would you pronounce that? According to urban legend, it was George Bernard Shaw, the Irish playwright, who coined the term in his quest …

How to write a rough draft: Finish your novel faster

In talking about how to write a rough draft, there’s no one-size-fits-all that suits every writer exactly the same. Writing a draft as quickly as …

150 Great Articles and Essays to Read Online - The Net's Best Nonfiction

Must-read articles and essays by famous writers - the best examples of short articles and essays to read online - all-time great longform articles

Non-fiction

How to Improve Penmanship | The Art of Manliness

Over the years here at the Art of Manliness we’ve sung the praises of the handwritten letter and simply writing things out by hand in general. …

GIFs Reveal the Visually Satisfying Process of a Hand-Lettering Expert

Despite the evolution of typography, with the advent of technology and various software, UK-based graphic designer Seb Lester proves that the art of hand-lettering is not dead. The artist's experience and skill with simple tools like calligraphy pens and paper leave digital renderings unnecessary. …

This Is the Handwriting Robot I've Always Needed

Thanks to the number of computers in my childhood (and an unnaturally short attention span), my handwriting has always hovered between awful and …

Fountain Pens

Does handwriting still matter

I went to school when there was no computer. We had to learn cursive writing (which I am told is actually called the Palmer method) and follow all …

This writing app will delete your work if you stop typing

Starting to write, whether it’s a novel or a blog post, can be daunting even for experienced authors. The fear of penning thoughts that don’t immediately make sense or stringing together all-but-unreadable sentences, and thus concluding that you’re a failure, is real.<p>That’s where The Most Dangerous …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Interview: Layla Harrison, currently in The Phantom of the Opera

Having joined the show prior to its 25th anniversary celebrations, Layla Harrison is currently preparing to bid farewell to The Phantom of the Opera …

This is the best route to take for an epic road trip across the US

Thinking about taking a cross-country road trip?<p>Researcher Randy Olson figured out the ideal route around the 48 contiguous states. Olson used a genetic algorithm to calculate the shortest distances between 50 national landmarks.<p><i>Produced by Alex Kuzoian</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Facebook

U.S. unemployment rate hits 5.1%, lowest in 7 years

Talk about a toss up. The state of U.S. jobs is pretty healthy. But the latest jobs report presented a mixed bag of news.<p>First the good: the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 5.1%, down by nearly half since the peak (10%) during the Great Recession.<p>While it was a healthy sign, August's job gains sent …