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Content Writer vs. Copywriter: What's the Difference?

My name's Pam, and I'm a content writer at BSTRO digital marketing agency. I weave complex thoughts into grammatically breathtaking copy (according …

Marketing

Reader Question: How to balance writing theory and the actual writing?

What if learning theory and trying to put it into practice stymies creativity?<p>From Traci Peterson:<p>I’m an intuitive/organic writer discovering the …

Screenwriting

How To Launch Your Freelance Writing Career

There is lots of content out there about what a great career freelance writing is. And they make it look so easy. You just hook up with an agency, take gigs from job boards, sign up on “bid to write” sites, and life becomes wonderful – you can sit on the beach, just write, and make boatloads of …

Employment
Los Angeles

Making Soufflé Is Simple, If You Know Its Secrets

A soufflé sums up French cuisine, a bravura display of timing and skill. When you follow the rules, with just a few minutes' work the soufflé puffs in the oven to impressive heights, perhaps doubling its original volume. It's all a matter of folding whisked egg whites into a basic flavoring …

20 inspirational pieces of advice for writers on National Writing Day

June 21st is National Writing Day, a celebration of writing creatively that aims to encourage people of all ages to 'put pen to paper, unleash their imagination and make their voices heard'.<p>A number of events marking the occasion are being held across the UK, details of which can be found on the …

Creative Writing

How to Give Strawberries the Gift of Immortality

Strawberry Honey Butter<p>Makes a scant 2 cups<p>2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch cubes, at room temperature <br>1/4 cup honey <br>1/4 teaspoon …

Strawberries

14 Recipes for a Picture-Perfect Picnic Dinner

If you think of picnics simply as a cute weekend lunch, <i>think again</i>. The meal-in-a-stylish basket is made for a group dinner or the ultimate date night. To up your picnic spread game, we’ve selected 14 recipes, with shareable desserts included! Thank us later.<p><b>1. Spinach and Feta Spirals:</b> There’s …

Cooking

[WEB SITE] Doctors use magnetic stimulation to ‘rewire’ the brain for people with depression

Dr. Andrew Leuchter talks with a patient who is about to undergo transcranial magnetic stimulation, which treats depression by sending magnetic …

The Brain

My anxiety is not merely a 'shared cultural experience' like the New York Times seems to think

I was in the eighth grade, sitting at my assigned seat with a pencil and a green sheet of paper in front of me — it was the class final.<p>Suddenly, my mind went blank. The words and numbers on the page blurred together and became meaningless. I froze with fear. My heart raced. <i>What was happening to me?</i><p>…

Depression

7 things I desperately love about Osaka: Osaka attractions for you too

My love affair with Osaka, Japan’s “other” city, stretches back fifteen years already. As a 25-year-old I headed to Japan to teach English with my …

Bunny Island - Japan's Rabbit Island

Sheet Tray Pancakes Exist and Are Way Too Easy to Make | MyRecipes

Why are we home cooks drawn to sheet tray meals? The answer is simple: Plopping everything you plan to eat on one tray means there’s only one pan to …

I've been on antidepressants for a decade — here's the biggest misconception about them

I was in the eighth grade, sitting at my assigned seat with a pencil and a green sheet of paper in front of me — it was the class final.<p>Suddenly, my mind went blank. The words and numbers on the page all blurred together and became meaningless. I froze with fear. My heart raced. <i>What was happening</i> …

Depression

ONLY YESTERDAY: The Underrated Coming-Of-Age Tale Of Studio Ghibli

<i>Only Yesterday is playing select Alamo Drafthouses this week. Get your tickets here!</i><p>Isao Takahata’s <b>Only Yesterday (Omoide Poro Poro)</b> plays like a …

Dev Patel
Asia

Build This Easy DIY Outdoor Cat Shelter for Your Cat or Strays

Winter, and even rainy spring, can be tough for cats who live outdoors. If you have a cat that spends most of its time outdoors, or you want to …

DIY

Kedi, A Heartwarming New Documentary, Stars Istanbul's Street Cats

In Istanbul, the cat is king. The city is famous for its legions of feral felines. Even though no one technically owns them, these hundreds of …

Birds

Why Fake News Is So Incredibly Effective

If you get your news from social media, as most Americans do, you are exposed to a daily dose of hoaxes, rumors, conspiracy theories and misleading …

Social Media

Mental Health Education At School Could Have Prevented My Deepest Moment Of Despair

Earlier this year I visited a secondary school to give a talk about mental health.<p>Whenever such a talk finishes pupils will always approach me to …

Mental Health

Japanese cosplayer poses with a live octopus for a photoshoot

In a show of commitment to her cosplaying craft, Japanese personality Namada put an 18 kg (39.7 pound) live octopus on herself for a recent …

China’s Disappearing People Problem: The Story of Wang Quanzhang

On July 9, 2015, Wang Quanzhang (王全璋) joined the ranks of China's disappeared people, and has been held incommunicado to this day. While many of these individuals are activists or journalists, Wang is a Beijing lawyer who has taken on sensitive cases involving human rights and the Falun …

China

Full Circle

Watch a Darling Scottish Wildcat Kitten Emerge For the First Time

Even if you consider yourself an expert in all things feline, there are probably still a few breeds you don’t know—especially when it comes to …

Fish

Marisol: the forgotten star of pop art

Once as famous and influential as Andy Warhol, the artist, who has died aged 85, fell into obscurity – but her enigmatic work is sure to be rediscovered and endure<p>The artist Marisol, who has died aged 85, was perhaps the most underestimated sculptor to emerge in New York in the 1960s – when the …

Art

Move over, humans — pet ‘parents’ should be entitled to paid leave

Bringing my adopted cat, Jameson, home with me in 2014 was one of the happiest days of my life.<p>Having to go back to work two days later was one of …

Pets

After eliminating 75% of my wardrobe, I realized Mark Zuckerberg and Barack Obama are on to something big

The experience was liberating, economical, and a major space-saver — so much so that I'm selling my gratuitous clothing and sticking with the minimal wardrobe.<p>Perhaps the most rewarding aspect of the project was how much time and energy it saved each morning.<p>Choosing what to wear to work became …

Barack Obama

Graduating from marriage in Japan

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Yuriko Nishi's three grown-up sons left home, she asked her husband of 36 years an unusual question: Was there any dream married life had prevented him from fulfilling?<p>"We started wondering what path should we be walking on," says Nishi, 66. "We told our children it was a good chance …

Japan