Amie Vanderford

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14 Ways to Acquire Knowledge: A Timeless Guide from 1936

The quest for intellectual growth and self-improvement through education has occupied yesteryear’s luminaries like Bertrand Russell and modern-day thinkers like Sir Ken Robinson and Noam Chomsky. In 1936, at the zenith of the Great Depression, the prolific self-help guru and famous eccentric <b>James</b> …

Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Tips on How to Write a Great Story

The year of reading more and writing better is well underway with writing advice the likes of <b>David Ogilvy</b>’s 10 no-bullshit tips, <b>Henry Miller</b>’s 11 commandments, <b>Jack Kerouac</b>’s 30 beliefs and techniques, <b>John Steinbeck</b>’s 6 pointers, and various invaluable insight from other great writers. Now comes <b>Kurt</b> …

The 5 Best Road Trips On The West Coast

While temperatures reach new heights inland, 'tis the season to explore the coast, and one thing we love about the West Coast during summer: it's balmy and breezy from Mexico to Alaska.<p>Whether you have a week off or a handful of free weekends on the horizon, we've assembled a hit list of West Coast …

Hiking

How to Photograph Food For Professional-Standard Shots

A great food photograph can do a lot of things – it can make a viewer hungry, it can convince a diner to order a dish and it can sell a hell of a lot …

Landscape Photography

What a First Time Wedding Photographer Needs to Know

The news that you are photographing your first wedding often leads to emotions ranging from excitement to apprehension, and in some cases, fear. …

Profits At High, Wages At Low

Five years after the start of the financial crisis, the U.S. economy is still struggling.<p>Unemployment is above 7%.<p>Growth is weak.<p>Most consumers are strapped.<p>Meanwhile, the stock market is hitting record highs, and corporations are printing money.<p>If you're wondering what's going on here--why these …

Income Inequality

Inadequate Diaper Supply Linked To Child Abuse, Depression

Glossary of Critical Thinking Terms

An Educator's Guide to Critical Thinking Terms and Concepts<p>Glossary: A-B<p><b><br>accurate</b>: Free from errors, mistakes, or distortion. Correct connotes little …

Critical Thinking

I Was a Warehouse Wage Slave

Liberals Love Pope Francis' Passion For Social Justice

The new Pope’s passion for social justice and lifting up the poor has already earned him the adoration of American liberals just weeks into the …

Study: Tax Cuts Might Drive Income Inequality After All

The gap between the rich and rest has risen fastest in countries where politicians have cut taxes the most.<p>It's intuitive that the rich get richer when you cut their taxes. Still, economists have had a hard time proving that taxes actually cause rising income inequality.<p>But they might be getting …

NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily

The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America's largest telecoms …

'The Great Gatsby Curve': Why It's So Hard for the Poor to Get Ahead

High-income kids who don't graduate from college are 2.5 times more likely to end up rich than low-income kids who do. Why it's so hard for the poor to get ahead today.<p>The American Dream isn't dead—it just moved to Denmark.<p>We like to think of ourselves as living a classless society, but it isn't …