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Fantastic Fables: The 10 Best Magical Realism Novels of All Time

<b>* Magical Realism novels from classics to contemporaries</b> <b><br>* Modern myths and surrealist romances</b> <b><br>* Masterpieces of the genre from around the …

Literature

Q4OS - A Fast & Powerful Open-Source Windows-Like OS

<b>Q4OS</b> is an open source Debian-based distro that boasts a UI similar to that of <b>Windows XP</b> and <b>Windows 7</b> straight out of the box. It focuses on …

How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu

As the world’s most popular web browser it’s natural that new Linux users often ask how to install Google Chrome in Ubuntu. It’s not a silly …

Writing Fiction: Heinlein's Five Rules & Your Author Efficiency

Writing Fiction: Heinlein’s Five Rules & Your Author Efficiency<p><b>How to improve your speed and quality as an author by writing less than more…</b><p>One Size …

Hands On: Keeping a very old laptop useful with Linux

My Lenovo T400 was already old when I bought it as a refurb four years ago. It's still ticking along nicely with a variety of Linux distributions. …

How to Install Android on Your Laptop

How to Install Android on Your Laptop<p>Google’s Android OS is without a doubt, one of the best mobile operating systems on the planet today. It’s …

11 Surprising Things Productive Writers Do Differently

You're reading 11 Surprising Things Productive Writers Do Differently, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If …

My Short Story Writing Process - In 12 Easy Steps

<i>Thank you for the continuing enthusiastic response to our Short Story Challenge. It’s awesome. I have also created a closed group on Facebook: 12</i> …

Bored with ho-hum cloud backups? Use Usenet (yes, Usenet!) instead

Seriously, we've backed up a Linux system to the land much of the Internet forgot.<p>Cloud backups these days are all the rage—for good reason. Rather …

How to Create an Author Website and Sell More Books with WordPress

<i>The following is a guest post by Jason Daszkewicz. Jason is an experienced Web Developer and a skilled blogger, currently employed at WordSuccor</i> …

How Do You Write About A Man Who Doesn't Know Who He Is?

A major mystery in a Burger King parking lot.<p>NEW YORK ― Here’s a mystery. In 2004, a Burger King employee discovered a naked man lying unconscious near the restaurant’s dumpsters. The police brought him to a nearby hospital in Savannah, Georgia. But when the man regained consciousness, he didn’t …

Migrate System Settings And Data From An Old System To A Newly Installed Ubuntu

Today, we will be discussing an important and useful topic that describes how to migrate system settings and data from an old system to a newly …

Linux

How to Create Comic Strips in Google Slides

Earlier today I published a post listing a handful of tools that students can use to create comic strips. Google Slides is one tool that wasn't in …

Top 5 Android Emulators For Your Desktop

An <b>Android emulator lets you run Android on a Windows, Mac or Linux</b>. This allows you to gain access to Android features and apps without needing to …

How To Edit Your Own Writing

<i>This article is by Chloe Waters.</i>My high school writing teacher once said, “A writer views his work the way a mother views her child.” A child is the …

Make a DIY Power Tool Tote to Keep Your Tools and Accessories Within Arm's Reach

Let this tool tote transport your most commonly used power tools from job to job around the house.<p>Some projects are made easier with a drill and driver setup with different bits, but transporting the various tools, bits, and accessories can be a pain and lead to a mess if you aren't careful. This …

7 Embarrassing Mistakes Even Advanced Writers Make

Your writing is a measure of your professionalism. Use these tips to ensure yours remains on point.<p>In the world of business, the quality of your writing is a large part of how others judge you--both individually and institutionally. Avoid these mistakes often committed by even advanced writers:<p><b>1.</b> …

Language

15 Awesome Things You Can Do With Oatmeal

What if we told you that you could lose weight, lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes for as little as 13 <i>cents</i> per day? You …

Breakfast

A lonely story: the perils of writing in solitude

It worked for George Orwell and Henry Thoreau – but for <b>Adrian McKinty</b>, a retreat deep in rural Australia was a very sad tale indeed<p>The life of the professional novelist is an agreeable one: you make your own hours, you do your best work in your pyjamas and Ugg boots, and no boss glares at you when …

Loneliness

Check Out This Surprisingly Powerful Computer That Costs Less Than $10

At just $9, every kid could have one.<p>It’s taken for granted that everyone has a computer. But it’s not true. Computers may be all but essential to …

Is Daniel Radcliffe’s Swiss Army Man the Strangest Movie in Sundance Film Festival History?

Radcliffe stars opposite Paul Dano in easily one of the most bizarre films the Sundance Film Festival has ever seen.<p><i>Swiss Army Man</i> is a comedy so head-scratching-ly surreal that even the Sundance Film Festival programmer introducing it on Friday afternoon confessed, “I’m not sure what this is …

Grammarly Blog

3 Keys to Regain Your Writing Habits

by Ruthanne ReidYou know what has momentum? A train. Those things don’t stop easily, not even when someone applies the brakes.It’s my pleasure to …

The Captivating Imagery Of America's Oldest Secret Societies

Real treasure hunters show where secret history and folk art intersect.<p>"The Templars and the Freemasons believed that the treasure was too great for any one man to have, not even a king," FBI special agent Sadusky proclaims in the film "National Treasure." "That's why they went to such lengths to …

Archaeologists discover site of 1826 murder mystery

After being demolished in 1872, the home of early 19th century murder victim Joe the Quilter will soon be brought back to life. A team of …

No, you haven't read this déjà vu story before

<b>(CNN) —</b> We know the feeling (or at least 66% of us do). Déjà vu is the belief you've been here or done that before, when you know there's absolutely no way you could have. The phrase déjà vu is French, meaning "already seen."<p>But we know less about why we have the feeling. Is déjà vu evidence of a …

How to Scan, Save & Share Your Family Photographs Online

The digital age is a new world for genealogists. We need to have not only research skills but the ability to scan and digitally preserve the many …

In Search Of The Next "Battlestar Galactica"

As Syfy prepares to launch its most aggressive slate of programming ever, the futuristic network looks to the past.<p>For five years, <i>Battlestar Galactica</i> was the most talked about, beloved, and critically acclaimed science fiction show on television. Ronald D. Moore’s reimagining of Glen Larson’s 1978 …

Lifehacker Pack for Linux: Our List of the Essential Linux Apps

With so many flavors of Linux and the awesome apps in their repositories, finding the right app for getting things done can be tough. In our annual …

Linux

21 Pieces Of Advice For Aspiring Writers

"Finish everything you start."<p><b>1.</b> Write from the heart as well as the head. Write about what makes you angry, what moves you to tears, the things about which you feel passionately. If you feel it when you write, others will feel it when they read.<p><i>—Malorie Blackman</i><p><b>2.</b> Open your mind to new …