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Two Steps to Developing Characters through Research

This month we are talking all about characterization. Characterization is important because characters bring our stories to life and create an …

Creative Writing

How to Write Screenplay Titles That Don’t Suck

One of the most underrated aspects of a screenwriter’s arsenal is their ability to create titles that jump off of the page and further entice the …

Die Hard

Craft Capsule: On Endings

This is the seventeenth in a series of micro craft essays exploring the finer points of writing. Check back each Tuesday for a new Craft …

Creative Writing
Writing

10 strategies for beating “programmer’s block”

“Writer’s Block” is a real thing, but “Programmer’s Block?” According to computer science professor at Oregon State University, Heather Knight, …

11 Summer Books to Read That JP Morgan Recommends (JPM) | Investopedia

The 18th annual JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) summer reading list was released on June 9, 2017. Giving readers access to a diverse range of topics …

Harrison Ford

534 Apple Products On One Giant Poster

534 Apple Products on One Giant Poster are included in The Insanely Great History of Apple 3.0 poster from Pop Chart Lab. It is the new and improved …

Gear & Gadgets

11 things to give up if you want to be a millionaire

According to self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, almost anyone has what it takes to become a millionaire.<p>"Like most things in life, becoming good at …

Self-improvement

An Austrian Court ordered Facebook to censor speech worldwide

A politician is claiming that a post calling her a “corrupt klutz” is hate speech.<p>An Austrian appeals court ordered Facebook to remove political …

Rights & Freedoms

Turkey warns Wikipedia: We don't support terrorists

Minister confirms warning after Ankara banned online encyclopedia.<p>Turkey has warned online encyclopedia Wikipedia – which is now banned in the …

Pakistan: Mobile users warned against sharing or uploading ‘blasphemous’ content online

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, which sent the mass text to subscribers, said it was acting on a court order.<p>Telecom subscribers in …

College & University

Linksys debuts a blazing-fast router and its very first modem/router combo

Linksys on Wednesday introduced two new networking products: the EA9300 Wireless AC router and its very first cable modem/router combo, the CG7500. …

Wi-Fi

The Top 40 Graduation Songs Of All Time

Graduation, or commencement, is one of the most important and memorable ceremonies in life. The music that accompanies the ceremony will often be …

Josh Groban

7 No B.S. Tips for Getting Freelance Writing Work

Writers are broke.<p>It’s a vocation. Not really a career.<p>It can be fun. But not lucrative.<p>That’s all B.S.<p>Writing is <i>not</i> fun. It’s a daily slog. …

Christopher Walken

66 Life Lessons From Friedrich NIETZSCHE

LIFE LESSONS from my motivational life-coach– Friedrich Nietzsche: 1. The will to power is the will to live Don’t cower under suffering. Rather, know …

Motivation

Lofree Mechanical Keyboard

The nostalgic Lofree Keyboard is an after-market keyboard that you can use on multiple devices, Apple, Android or Windows, use it wirelessly or with …

Technology

The New "Send to Kindle" Button in Safari Lets You Save That Longread for Later

iOS: Sending articles to your Kindle has always been a bit of a pain, but Amazon’s making it a little easier for iOS users today with the addition of …

More children in the West are being taught math using China’s fabled, slightly brutal “mastery” method

There has been a growing feeling in the UK, a country with some of the most elite schools (paywall) and revered universities in the world, that their students are lagging behind students in other countries. This is particularly true in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) …

Pedagogy

Secure your smart home by changing WiFi, router password

Make sure to change your router or WiFi password regularly to ensure hackers don't access your smart home.<p>Having a smart home is a wonderful …

Kancy Wireless Smart Switch For The Internet Of Things (video)

Kancy is a new wireless smart switch which has been created to help take your smart home to the next level and provide Internet of Things automation …

Sonos PlayBase Brings Home Theater Sound To Your TV

We saw some leaked photos of the new Sonos PlayBase last month, the device is now official and it is designed to bring theater sound to your TV.<p>The …

Smart Homes

The Alternative Periodic Table

The Alternative Periodic Table is a new project from Matt Baker at UsefulCharts being funded through a Kickstarter campaign that ends on <b>February 9,</b> …

Critical Thinking 101: Source Evaluation

<i>I think we live in an unscientific age in which almost all the buffeting of communication and television–words, books, and so on–are unscientific. As</i> …

Critical Thinking

More than 30 Critical Thinking Videos from YouTube That Will Boost Your Brain

<i>“Good reasons logically support the beliefs or conclusions one adopts—from degrees of probability to absolute certainty (a rare condition indeed).”</i><p>If …

In Science, There Are No "Alternative Facts"

Fake News Destroys Facts<p>Lately, conversations regarding fake news, alternative facts, sensationalism, and fear-mongering have plagued the discourse …

Fake News

The Fallacy Of Market Prediction

Traders and investors are faced with a seemingly intractable problem when participating in markets.<p>It takes conscious effort to think this way, and …

Religious education encourages critical thinking

Education

Teaching Logic in the Age of Emotion

As an instructor of English, I'm in the business of helping college students become writers. In order to write well, they have to be able to think critically. To help facilitate the thinking process, I encourage attention to the appeals to rhetoric practiced by the ancient Greeks. I'm talking about …

Self-esteem