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23-Year-Old’s Hauntingly Surreal Photo Manipulations

Crete-born photographer George Christakis is a modern day Surrealist. His visual art, generally photo manipulations, includes a collection of haunting photographs that seem to have hidden meanings or don't quite make sense. A woman balancing on the top edge of a skyscraper, a person floating under …

Art

Better Homes & Gardens Home

The largest culprit of being in a decorating rut is not having a vision. When our dreams for our spaces are all over the place, we don't move …

J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and 'The Fellowship' of fantasy writers

In a pub in Oxford there lived some writers. Not nasty, dirty decadent writers, whose books were filled with intimations of sex and an oozy smell, nor yet dry, bare Modernists with a horror of heroics or fantastical things: These Oxford writers were Inklings, and that means heterosexual white male …

Fascinating Facts From ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ On Its 35th Anniversary

When it was released almost exactly 35 years ago in 1980, <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i> was actually met with the most mixed reviews of the initial trilogy. Over time, however, it’s become the critic and fan favorite. Sure, everyone knows the paternity twist now, but it’s still one of the greatest reveals …

Preschoolers Aren’t Getting Enough Exercise, Study Says

Even very young children in the U.S. are not active enough, says a new study<i>.</i><p>Preschoolers only get about 48 minutes of exercise on average each day, …

Kids do a lot better when schools ban smartphones

Do you want your children to do better in exams? Then take away their smartphones. (Sorry, kids!)<p>Schools that ban students from carrying phones see a clear improvement in their test scores, according to a study by the London School of Economics.<p>"We found the impact of banning phones for these …

Important and Not-So-Important Things I Want to Tell My Kids, From A to Z

<i>Raise your hand if random things pop into your head at 2 a.m. that you want your children to know. (Hold on, let me put my hand down, because it's hard to type this way.) I've compiled some of mine and hope you might add your own advice in the comments.</i><p><b>Aging:</b> Two of the greatest things about …

Parenting

PBJstories

When we finally got to the stage of installing our kitchen backsplash, I could hardly contain myself. Even though many people don't choose to have a …

Articles about 8 modern american kitchens on Dwell.com - Dwell

It's no surprise that the most unique mailboxes came from the bygone era of Cadillacs, colorful toasters, atomic clocks, and...<p>Sweeping up is a crummy job, but someone’s got to do it. Luckily, these eight vacuum cleaners are here to help you eliminate even...<p>These modern gems are slated for …

American Cities

Understanding the Significance of 'OM'

“OM! This Imperishable Word is the whole of this visible universe. Its explanation is as follows: What has becOMe, what is becOMing, what will becOMe …

10 Writing Tips from Legendary Writing Teacher William Zinsser

<i>Image used with permission by Mark Ostow/Yale Alumni Magazine</i><p>Author William Zinsser died at his Manhattan home on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. The …

6 Tips to Uncover Your Best Writing

Being a writer requires time, devotion, passion and skill.For aspiring writers and those who have just started, becoming the writer you always wanted …

Creative Writing

Elle Michalka Solo Exhibition at Nucleus Gallery, LA

Cathedrals by Elle Michalka, a solo exhibition at Nucleus Art Gallery in Los Angeles, California.<p>Nucleus is an art gallery in LA focused on …

Art

Lost for words? How reading can teach children empathy

Teacher Network,Education,Australian education,US education,Teaching tips,Schools,Primary schools,Secondary schools,Private schools,Teaching,Literacy,English and creative writing,Children's books: 7 and under,Children's books: 8-12 years,Teen books,Books,Children and teenagers<p>Stories have the power …

Here’s how the insane vehicles were created in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

"He said, 'One day this could all be yours,'" Gibson recalls to Business Insider of what Miller presented him. Gibson just didn't realize how far away that "one day" would be.<p>But the plug was pulled on the film leading up to the Iraq War, and the project lingered in development hell until four …

Mad Max

Luc Besson Is Making A Sci-Fi Epic That’s Even Bigger Than ‘The Fifth Element’

Luc Besson is set to direct his first outer space adventure since 1997’s <i>The Fifth Element</i>. The prolific writer/director/producer has just announced his latest project, an adaptation of <i>Valérian</i>, the classic French sci-fi graphic novel series that’s been around since the ’60s. Besson has been teasing …

25 Essential Books on Storytelling, Copywriting, and Marketing to Read

How do you teach yourself about storytelling? Why is it that some copywriters seem to nail it, while others flounder?<p>These were the questions I asked …

Writing