Allison Sims

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Wallace Stevens on Reality, Creativity, and Our Greatest Self-Protection from the Pressure of the News

“[The artist’s] function is to make his imagination … become the light in the minds of others. His role, in short, is to help people to live their lives.”<p><i>“A society must assume that it is stable,”</i> James Baldwin wrote in his timeless treatise on the creative process, <i>“but the artist must know, and he</i> …

The Definitive Guide To Social Media Tools For Startups

Every tool for social media that you will ever need (for now).<p>Banana Republic and Susan’s Neighborhood Shirt Shop could be using the same social networks–Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc.–but their marketing plans and their marketing tools are likely quite different. Enterprise solutions are great …

David Byrne’s Hand-Drawn Pencil Diagrams of the Human Condition

<b>David Byrne</b> may have authored both one of last year’s best albums and best music books, but he is also one of the sharpest thinkers of our time and a kind of visual philosopher. About a decade ago, Byrne began making “mental maps of imaginary territory” in a little notebook based on self-directed …

10 Tips to Turn Your Startup Dream Into a Reality

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every entrepreneurial venture starts with a good idea, evolves to a bunch of amazing ideas, and with any luck, ends up as a successful business.<p>But how do you move from that first idea to your final success? In our book, <i>Small Business,</i> …

Amsterdam's most unique bars

While Amsterdam's pulsating Red Light District and party hubs like Leidseplein need no introduction, the Dutch capital has some wonderfully diverse bars away from the raucous stag parties and tourist crowds.<p>Many offer dining too, although just stopping by for a drink is fine. Here are 10 of the …

24 hours in Mumbai

Be prepared to be jostled, hurried and incessantly chatted to as you soak in the trendy yet traditional vibe of Mumbai.<p>24 hours isn't nearly enough time to explore all the highlights of this intoxicating city, but this whistlestop tour will help you catch the flavour of Mumbai: serene mornings by …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

A traveller's guide to India's festivals

Earlier this year the Maha Kumbh Mela, held in the north Indian city of Allahabad, was touted as the biggest religious gathering on Earth. More than 100 million pilgrims are estimated to have washed away a lifetime of sins by taking a dip at the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical …

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

A broke-ass guide to drinking in Tokyo

The nighttime lights in Tokyo are overwhelming. Billions of bright bulbs and bulletins begging for your attention, yearning for your yen. You think: ‘With all this brilliance, the rumors must be true: this must be the most expensive city on Earth. How else could they afford their electricity …

20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

Circus Hotel

• Parking<br>• Garden<br>• Terrace<br>• Babysitting/child services<br>• Breakfast in the room<br>• Internet services<br>• Soundproof rooms<br>• Bicycle rental (additional charge)<br>• Library<br>• Tour desk<br>• Ticket service<br>• Wifi<br>• Allergy-free room<br>• Snack bar<br>• Special diet menus (on request)<br>• Wifi available in all areas<br>• Public transport tickets

Top 20 free things to do in Berlin

Berlin may be one of the best-value cities in Europe but, for visitors, those euros can start to add up after days of museum-hopping and nights of clubbing. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to stretch your budget further by cashing in on some tip-top freebies.<p>Catch a ride to the Reichstag’s …

From The Almost-But-Not-Quite Unbelievable Symbol Of Our Times Department

In the wake of December 14’s nightmare-come-true in Newtown, CT, sales of Amendment II’s bulletproof backpacks have apparently skyrocketed. …

You Don’t Know J.R.R.: A Real Tolkien Expert On Everything You Need To Know About The Hobbit

By Jennifer Miller5 minute Read<p>If you’re like me, you talk a big game when it comes to J.R.R. Tolkien. You read <i>The Hobbit</i> as a kid, watched the 1977 …

An In-depth Interview With Life Coach Tony Robbins

When I recently met author, strategist and coach Tony Robbins backstage at a taping of Oprah Winfrey's ground-breaking series <i>Lifeclass</i>, the first thing I was struck by was his sheer size. He is a somewhat startling six-feet-seven, yet he comes across like a loving, gentle giant, and when he talks …

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