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All About Pacing - 4 Important Questions To Ask

<b>1. What is pacing?</b><p>Pacing is all about the manipulation of time and controlling the speed and rhythm of a story.<p>“Pacing is part structural choices and …

Top 5 iPad Apps for Artists, Painters, and Designers

Apple’s iPad Pro lineup, true to its name, is certainly a professional-level device for creatives of all types — including artists, painters and …

Infertility breakthrough as cancer drug sparks growth of new eggs in 'astonishing' discovery

Infertile women have been offered new hope after scientists found that a common cancer drug triggers the development of new eggs, an outcome which was previously thought to be impossible.<p>In a discovery hailed as "astonishing", researchers at the University of Edinburgh proved it is possible to …

We're closer to robots than you think. Intelligence could be the product of a basic algorithm

<b>THEORY OF CONNECTIVITY</b><p>The human brain is the most sophisticated organ in the human body. The things that the brain can do, and how it does them, have …

The US has revived a disturbing economic ideology that helped cause the Great Depression

According to George Saravelos and Robin Winkler, strategists at Deutsche Bank, the era of expanded globalization is over and de-globalization is here.<p>While we've written about the implications of trade restrictions, tariffs, and the like before, Saravelos and Winkler made an interesting comparison …

Noam Chomsky: 'The Republican Party Has Become the Most Dangerous Organization in World History'

By C.J. Polychroniou<p>On Nov. 8, Donald Trump managed to pull the biggest upset in U.S. politics by tapping successfully into the anger of white voters …

8 poems every man should know

For National Poetry Day we've collated eight poems that every man should know, from William Shakespeare's 'Sonnet 29' to Yeats' 'When You Are …

Literature

375 top scientists warn of 'real, serious, immediate' climate threat | John Abraham

375 National Academy of Sciences members sign an open letter expressing frustration at political inaction on climate change<p>Yesterday, 375 of the world’s top scientists, including 30 Nobel Prize winners, published an open letter regarding climate change. In the letter, the scientists report that the …

Climate Change

Beyond War Of The Worlds: 12 other times Orson Welles ruled radio

At an age when some spend their time dodging grad-school applications, Orson Welles had already kicked the world’s collective ass in a legendary …

Inherit the Dust

For many years, British photographer Nick Brandt has been documenting the wildlife, animals, landscapes, and the effects of human interaction in Africa. For the <i>Inherit the Dust</i> series shown here, Brandt records the impact of man in places where animals used to roam, but no longer do.<p>In each …

Black & White Photography

Jon Polito’s Old-Fashioned Fax Machine Is The Reason He Landed A Hilarious Role On ‘Seinfeld’

Within minutes of director John McNaughton’s post on Facebook, social media was filled with tributes to Jon Polito, who passed away on Thursday at 65. A phenomenal character actor, Polito appeared in more than 200 TV shows and films in his career that began with a mob-based miniseries in 1981, and …

Comedy

Life got better for pretty much everyone under Obama, Gallup poll finds

How Americans feel about the state of their lives have improved markedly in the eight years since Barack Obama was elected president, according to Gallup data released Tuesday.<p>In 2008, fewer than half of Americans said their life was good enough to be considered "thriving," according to Gallup. But …

Andy Warhol Wanted Lou Reed to Be His 'Mickey Mouse'

The authors of 'Please Kill Me' talked with Warhol's "boy," Billy Name, a key figure in the 60s art scene who built the Factory, as well as witnessed the rise of Edie Sedgwick, the Velvet Underground's breakup, and the time Warhol was almost murdered.<p><i>Billy Name was a magical guy who had a profound</i> …

The 1992 Video Music Awards Is A Fascinating Snapshot Of A Kind Of Sexist, Boomer-Worshipping MTV

The MTV Video Music Awards is coming up on Sunday, which means that a lot of people are currently talking about their favorite moments from the show’s checkered history. For me, the best VMAs ever — actually, it’s my favorite awards show ever of any kind — occurred in 1992, a year when Nirvana, …

Music

Watch the Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders Trailer and Never Be Sad Again

Everything about this animated ode to the <i>Batman</i> ‘66 TV series is the most fun thing I’ve seen in ages. There are quick costume changes, holy things, …

This vegan milk is a guilt-free replica of cow’s milk

The idea took hold after uncovering an oddity from 2001, a study conducted by a group of scientists who discovered dairy cows like listening to music.<p>Picture a line of Holstein Friesian lactating to the easy rhythm of Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day.” Such was the basis of 2001 research from University of …

Forestry

10 Productivity Tricks You Can Learn in 10 Minutes

You’re probably short on time reading this, and I don’t blame you. Life moves fast. It seems impossible to keep up with hundreds of tasks being …

Time Management

Why your smart friends can seem like such slackers

People who like to use their brains are a lot less physically active than people who don't, according to research published this month in the Journal of Health Psychology.<p>Now, you may think this isn't terribly surprising. Smarter people are probably more likely to go to college and take jobs that …

The Brain

Kevin Smith Hit A Troll With A Baseball Bat Of Wisdom For Attacking His Daughter Harley Quinn

If you want to criticize Kevin Smith‘s movies, he would invite the scorn, if refuse to learn from it (his last film with a “Fresh” Rotten Tomatoes score: 2008’s <i>Zack and Miri Make a Porno</i>). But if you want to say something cruel about his daughter, Harley Quinn, Smith has a message for you: be …

Harley Quinn

Stephen King's No-Adverbs Rule Is Going Out Of Fashion

Grammar Popular Writing<p>Updated March 15, 2018 4922 Views 31 Comments<p>Share589<p>Tweet76<p>+18<p>Share72<p>Stumble4<p>Pin101<p>Shares 850<p>4.1/5 (10)<p>Stephen King’s dislike …

Hieronymus Bosch Died 500 Years Ago, But His Art Will Still Creep You Out

Imaginary animals dance across the panels of artist Hieronymus Bosch's paintings: There are snails with human legs, fish with human arms and at least one spider-legged peacock. Since his death in 1516, Bosch has been called "the devil's painter," and he has been hailed as a psychedelic seer born …

Microsoft Wants To Help Legal Weed Dealers Stay Inside The Law

Marijuana is likely to be one of the more hot-button political issues over the next few years. In half the country, marijuana is legal for medicinal use, and full legalization might help curb greater social ills. It seems that full legalization across the country is only a matter of time, so …

Cannabis

The Strange Power of a Medieval Poem About the Death of a Child

The medieval poem “Pearl” was written by someone whose identity we do not know, and is set mostly within a dream. Neither of these facts is unusual in medieval poetry. Authorship is often unclear for works from that period, and dreams were popular as literary devices: then, as now, dreams allow …

Literature

What you should know about torrenting

I was a teenager in the days of Napster and LimeWire, when illegal files flowed through the internet like free hamburgers through a freshman dormitory orientation session. I didn't understand the legality of file sharing, let alone the technical explanation of how it worked. Peer-to-peer file …

How A Toronto-Based Storytelling App Is Becoming A Hollywood Idea Factory

Having established itself as a critical part of movie-marketing campaigns, Wattpad is now looking to produce its own entertainment.<p>For a few years now, the Toronto-based storytelling app Wattpad has been a crucial piece of Hollywood marketing. After all, with a monthly audience of over 45 million …

Steph Curry’s Ridiculed ‘Dad Shoes’ Now Have An Appropriate Fake Commercial

Steph Curry’s latest shoe release probably hasn’t gone the way he or Under Armour anticipated. Since the Curry 2 Low was unveiled this week, the sneaker has been the butt of roughly a million jokes about how lame they are. Most of those jokes poke fun at the fact that the design makes them look …

Jimmy Kimmel