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Using Tricks From Other Writers

Even after 20 years as a journalist and three published novels, I still get stuck; my crappy first drafts still fill me with despair; I’m still …

101 Inspiring Quotes From the Most Successful People in History | Inc.com

Inspiration can come from anywhere, but one of my favorite sources is inspirational quotes. There are several that have helped me stay on track throughout my business adventures, and I hope the following sayings from some of the most successful people in history will have the same effect on you:<p>1. …

Endlich werde ich effizient

Der Arbeitstag war stressig, und doch können Sie kaum sagen, was sie eigentlich geschafft haben. Dieses miese Feierabendgefühl wollen Sie im neuen …

Presenting Data to the Public

There are lots of different ways to present your data to the public — from publishing raw datasets with stories, to creating beautiful visualizations …

Ctrl + ← The Best Data Journalism Of 2014

Each week, we let you in on the most-read FiveThirtyEight articles and share our favorite data journalism from elsewhere on the Internet in Ctrl + ←. …

Data visualisation DIY: our top tools

What data visualisation tools are out there on the web that are easy to use - and free? Here on the Datablog and Datastore we try to do as much as possible using the internet's powerful free options.<p>That may sound a little disingenuous, in that we obviously have access to the Guardian's amazing …

Anyone can do it. Data journalism is the new punk

This is a chord… this is another… this is a third. NOW FORM A BAND<p>So went the first issue of British punk fanzine Sideburns in 1977 in the "first and last part in a series".<p>It might be 35 years old, but this will do nicely as a theory of data journalism in 2012.<p>Why? Arguably punk was most important …

How La Nación is using data to challenge a FOIA-free culture

One of Argentina’s largest newspapers is creating and sharing databases with the public, while training its newsroom to dig deep into data.<p>One year ago, La Nación (Argentina’s second largest newspaper) revealed that the government had spent more than $34 billion — in eight years — to subsidize the …

Data journalism and James Cameron: a world of questions

Anybody who’s seen any of my talks knows I always quote James Cameron at some point – and you can see a quote from him on my home page. This piece is …

Digitalistan

Google und die Verlage – eine ewige Geschichte von Feuer und Wasser. Die einen behaupten, Google bemächtige sich fremder Inhalte…<p>Es gibt Themen, die …

10 Perfect Gifts She Never Even Had to Ask For

It's never too soon to start planning, and listening<p>Do you hear that? No, not the incessant refrains of “O Holy Night” and “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” that are already being piped into every shopping mall, coffee shop and health club. I’m referring to the subtle clues your wife or girlfriend are …

Christmas Trees

How to Be in the Present | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>‘Consider your thoughts like a dog passing by’</i><p>Be in the present. I’m sure you have encountered this statement at several occasions but how do we just …

10 best news apps for Android

The Internet has changed the way that we view news. Instead of having a TV producer or a newspaper editor determine the most important stuff for us and then buying into their product, we are now free to roam the waves of the Web to find the news that matters most to us. There are a ton of sites out …

Singapore Noodles

Put the noodles in a heat-proof tray or shallow bowl and cover with boiling water. Start separating the noodles with tongs or chopsticks and when the …

The Daily Rituals Of Famous Writers

Mornings: you groggily emerge from your bleary-eyed state, fumbling for the snooze button while steering well clear of that drool patch on the …

Literature

Ten Keys to Happiness

1. Listen to your body’s wisdom, which expresses itself through signals of comfort and discomfort. When choosing a certain behavior, ask your body, …

The New Habit Challenge: Meditate For 20 Minutes A Day

In an always-on, distraction-saturated world, is it feasible to sit still and do nothing for 20 minutes every day? We’ll certainly try.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>Just 20 minutes a day. That’s all the time it took …

3 Ways to Find Fulfillment Wherever You Are in Life

<b>“Don’t wait for the perfect moment. Take the moment and make it perfect.” ~Unknown</b><p>For almost all my life, I have lived in my head.<p>In my head, there …

20 Inspiring Live Now Quotes that Remind you to Live in the Present

You have ambitions in life, and to accomplish those ambitions, you do hell lot of things; you make a never ending to-do-list, wait for the perfect …

Is Your Mind Too Full To Be Happy?

These days, mindfulness -- defined by neuroscientist of Harvard University Britta Hölzel as “the non-judgmental awareness of experiences in the …

30 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Thích Nhất Hạnh

Luminita Saviuc, <i>Purpose Fairy</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>When I think of Thích Nhất Hạnh, words like – stillness, love, compassion, peace and oneness, come to mind. …

How to Meditate: A Beginner's Guide

Shares 1.5K<p>Photo: Pond5<p>The word meditation can immediately conjure images of Buddhist monks in saffron robes or new-age beatniks in clouds of incense …

Stop Waiting for Life to Change: How to Feel at Peace Now

<b>“Every day brings a choice: to practice stress or to practice peace.” ~Joan Borysenko</b><p>Humans are amazing creatures. We have so much potential to …

Positive Thinking

What’s New in Digital and Social Media Research: The realities of citizen journalism, and new possibilities for transparency

How “bridging elites” help on Twitter, perceptions of news by a skeptical public, and Wikipedia pages as newsmaking destinations: all that and more in this month’s roundup of the academic literature.<p><b>Editor’s note</b>: There’s a lot of interesting academic research going on in digital media — but who …

Little magazines gone digital: How the late-adapting literary press has made its way in the web age

They punch above their weight in reach and influence. What’s it like to run a little online magazine in 2014?<p>Sometimes it’s a challenge to feel satisfied with the state of the web and the writing therein. When we look at the headlines, the thinkpieces, the gifs, the desperate pleas for engagement, …

Is this is the beginning of the end for Apple?

It tells you a lot that the only officially sanctioned way to see Apple’s event was by tuning in on an Apple device. Apple likes to preach to the converted and, regardless of what it reveals, there are people waiting to praise it. As smartphone innovation slows in general, there’s been a growing …

Apple Watch

‘Destiny’ review

Destiny is a good game, but not a great one. You'll want to spend tens of hours with it, but you'll wish certain things could be better all the while.<p>…