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16 Beautiful Photos of San Antonio Architecture

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David and Victoria Beckham Celebrate 17 Years of Marriage! See Their Most Stylish Moments

Few celebrity couples have raised relationship #goals like David and Victoria Beckham. Today, the b-e-a-utiful Beckhams, who together have four …

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An Old School Writer Adapts to the New Publishing Landscape

I'm a dinosaur, trying to adapt to a new world order.<p>I expected my second novel to be published the same way as my other fiction and non-fiction books, meaning a traditional publisher paying me a small but respectable advance, distributing the text to bookstores, and sending it to book reviewers at …

The Secrets to A Perfect Margarita

<i>Ever wonder how to make restaurant style margaritas at home?! These fruity, slushy margaritas are made using real fruit and are an absolutely perfect cocktail for sipping on!</i><p>Knowing how to make margaritas is a very important skill in life. These are such easy drinks to make. They are so refreshing, …

41 Salmon Recipes for All Your Roasting, Grilling, and Pan-Searing Needs

Salmon just never seems to get old. Here are our best easy salmon recipes to make with our favorite weeknight dinner protein.<p>We love salmon for a million reasons, but #1 is definitely salmon's versatility. Whether grilled, roasted, pan-seared, or smoked, this weeknight dinner all-star never gets …

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How To Grow Citrus in Containers - Quiet Corner

For the most part, the areas where home gardeners plant the citrus trees are the same areas where citrus is grown commercially. But if space is …

The Underrated Herb You Can Eat Every Day To Fight Inflammation

Maybe you consider yourself a foodie, passionate about everything you put on your plate. Or you're the type of person who often finds yourself …

These 10 Superfoods Can Help Balance Your Hormones and Reduce Inflammation

Hormonal imbalances and inflammation are common conditions in the U.S. They are often the culprit behind symptoms such as joint pain, fatigue, high …

Wellness

99 Tools To Enhance Your Freelance Lifestyle

The world of freelancing is incredibly competitive, even now more than ever. If you want to be successful as a freelancer in the 21st century, you …

Project Management

18 Quick Photoshop Tips for Beginners

Photoshop is a vast program, packed with all kinds of sophisticated tools and functions to keep the professional photography world turning. Whatever …

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How to Double Your Traffic Without Paying Google or Facebook a Cent

I had just launched my blog.<p>The first post was published and it was there for all the world to see. But no one knew it existed. I had no budget for …

The Ultimate List of Websites Every Blogger Should Bookmark

All bloggers have a number of websites that they visit every single day. Aside from the obvious ones (like email and Twitter), your favorites might …

Two ways to sell “insider” status at a news org » Nieman Journalism Lab

Given the choice between the two options [New York Times vs. Times of London], I’m not sure which I would choose. On the one hand, I would likely get more actual use out of the Times Insider model. On the other hand, I’m skeptical about how often I’d really access that content, and having a real …

Readers like stories about problems more when they also include possible solutions

Shown a news story, research subjects found versions that discussed possible solutions consistently more engaging.<p>If you tell someone about a problem, it’s best to offer up a solution.<p>True in real life, and — according to a new study from the Engaging News Project at the University of Texas — true …

How Vox.com was built in 9 weeks, not 9 months » Nieman Journalism Lab

<b>LINK</b>: product.voxmedia.com ➚ | <b>Posted by</b>: Joshua Benton | June 6, 2014<p>Earlier this week, I was talking with a fellow journalist about three sites that everyone lumps together, for better or worse: FiveThirtyEight, The Upshot, and Vox.<p>After running through the things I liked and didn’t like about …

Are online ads more valuable than print ads? » Nieman Journalism Lab

<b>LINK</b>: www.aeaweb.org ➚ | <b>Posted by</b>: Caroline O'Donovan | June 12, 2014<p>A paper by the University of Chicago’s Matthew Gentzkow, published last month in the American Economic Review, is making headlines. “Trading Dollars for Dollars: The Price of Attention Online and Offline” looks at advertising …

Print still matters, even if some would like to believe it shouldn’t

The future is digital, of course — but in the present, the revenues generated by print are absolutely critical to supporting local newsrooms. So it makes sense to pay attention to print strategy.<p>“Long story short, it’s <i>possible</i> the Register could take in about as much new money in circulation …

New Knight News Challenge winners receive funding to help strengthen the Internet

Libraries and anti-censorship efforts are among the big winners.<p>The Knight Foundation is out with the most recent group of winners in the Knight News Challenge, with $3.4 million going to projects that help promote innovation on the Internet.<p>The 19 winning projects will expand access to libraries …

10 Apps to Help You Stay Focused on Your Writing

Photo by Daniel Y. Go / via Flickr<p>Today’s guest post is by Frances Caballo (@caballofrances), a social media strategist and manager for writers, and …

The Best Apps for Any Kind of Writing

Writing is a very personal practice, and as a result you have a million writing-focused apps to choose from. From distraction-free apps that take up …

Ten words to cut from your writing

As Mark Twain famously wrote, "I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead." His point? Strong writing is lean writing.<p>When you want to make your writing more powerful, cut out words you don't need – such as the 10 included in this post:<p><b>1. Just:</b> The word "just" is a …

The writer's high

Sometimes we focus so much on the challenges of writing, and how endless a manuscript can feel when you’re stuck in the middle of it, that we forget …

Top Websites, Conferences, & Tools for Writers

Facebook TwitterGoogle+LinkedIn<p>This week at The Debutante Ball we’re talking craft. Rather than focusing on one aspect, I thought I’d bring you some …

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Articles about sustainable home silicon valley on Dwell.com - Dwell

Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.<p>Back by popular demand, the Dwell Home Tours series will make its way back to Silicon Valley this year.<p>For our last stop on this year’s Dwell Home Tours program, we’ll be making our way to …