Joseph Kauffman

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'Young Hodor' Actor Pens Stirring Tribute Ballad 'Hold the Door'

Sam Coleman, the 19-year-old actor who played Young Hodor on recent episodes of <i>Game of Thrones</i>, immortalized Bran Stark's beloved caretaker in a …

TV Series

HitFix

The ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Writers Explain Why They Made Thanos The Main Character<p>'Westworld' Season Two Begins With A Bloody 'Journey Into …

Avengers: Infinity War

Nutritionists Reveal the Most Misguided Weight Loss Advice They've Heard

There are many diet and nutrition 'hacks,' but few of them hold water. Here are some of the worst offenders.<p>When it comes to bad weight loss recommendations, dietitians have heard it all from their clients. Here are the tips they wish you'd stop believing, plus some proven strategies to use …

Patton Oswalt 'Struggling to Continue' Following Loss of Wife

“She approached motherhood with the same bemused optimism she met everything else with,” comedian says of Michelle McNamara<p>Patton Oswalt has opened …

Back in 1995 Review

<i>Back in 1995</i> is a game that aims to make gamers feel like it was 1995 again, and while it succeeds in garnering a retro aesthetic, it falls far short …

Retrogaming

Study links some positive effects to calorie restriction in nonobese adults

A 25 percent calorie restriction over two years by adults who were not obese was linked to better health-related quality of life, according to the …

The Best Suede Jackets For Men

Reassuringly rock ‘n’ roll and tastefully trendy in equal parts, there are few spring outerwear options as stylish – or strokable – as the suede …

The 13 Most Interesting Time Travel Stories in Comics

In comics, time travel is as commonplace as the superhero team-up, but often just involves inconsequential time-hopping to have adventures with King …

Bias, Video Game Review Scores, 'Ashes of the Singularity'

When does a review score constitute an ethical violation? When you disagree with it, apparently<p>People on the Internet claiming that journalists have …

Can a Big Government Push Bring the Nobel Prize in Literature to South Korea?

In Seoul’s Gwanghwamun Square, a shining bronze statue of King Sejong the Great, the fourth ruler of the Joseon dynasty, presides over twelve lanes of traffic. Behind him sits the Gyeongbokgung Palace compound, today home to the National Palace Museum. Out of a long list of notable …

South Korea

Writing About Guns: 10 Errors to Avoid in Your Novel

photo by Anas Ahmad / via Flickr<b>Note from Jane</b>: Today’s post is an excerpt from <i>The Writer’s Guide to Weapons</i> by Benjamin Sobieck, just released by …

Guns

10 Academic Phrases Your Writing Doesn't Need

Don't let overly complex language cloud your meaning. Reducing your use of these 10 academic phrases will help you write clearly and compellingly.

Writing

Five Common Rookie Storytelling Mistakes

In honor of this week’s launch of our new online course, Presentation Prep: 10 Steps to Persuasive Storytelling, I’m devoting this post to some of the rookie storytelling mistakes I’ve seen in my 18 years as the President of Public Words Inc. Specifically, in the form of presentations and speeches. …

Game of Thrones

7 steps to better editing

Whether you are a writer or editor, you want to create the best content possible.<p>Note these seven best practices when editing your articles:<p><b>1. Listen</b> …

Six Things You Need to Know about Your Reader's Brain—Before You Write Anything | FifteenEightyFour | Cambridge University Press

The next time anyone thrusts Strunk and White’s <b>The Elements of Style</b> into your hands and suggests you treat it as the Bible of writing, you may need …

Creativity and Writing: 3 Ways to Play with Perspective

Currently, I’m working on a piece about guilt and productivity (or lack thereof) for Psych Central’s blog World of Psychology. Like many of the …

12 handy tips for writing better web copy

<b>Writing for the web isn’t particularly complicated, but it is an important skill to master.</b><p>And it doesn’t require a huge departure from the basic …

Marketing

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 …

15 words you should eliminate from your vocabulary to sound smarter

Newsprint is on life support, emoji are multiplying faster than hungry Gremlins, and 300 million people worldwide strive to make their point in 140 …