Amy Steel

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The Razor Hack That Saves You Money And Fights Sexism, Sort Of

I don't know about you, but I'm sick of paying more for products just because I'm a gal. This so-called "woman tax" is everywhere, from haircuts to dry cleaning, and I just stumbled upon a new one: razor blade refills.<p>Recently, as I was fully lathered and sopping wet in the shower, I reached for my …

10 counterintuitive quotes on learning that will make you a better student

Tom Miller<p>Read full profile<p>It shouldn’t come as a surprise that some of the most successful and impactful investors, scientists, and innovators don’t …

Will.i.am Shows Off His Fantastical Tech Creations

William Adams, better known as Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am, is on the verge of launching a whole bunch of innovative new tech products, with backing from tech heavyweight Salesforce.com.<p>Adams gave a tour of his fantastic LA engineering studio to MSNBC's Ronan Farrow, where he showed off his …

10 Salon Rules Everyone Should Follow

Consider these beauty commandments.<p><i>This article was written by Jill Schuck Taylor and repurposed with permission from Refinery29.</i><p>The rules of most customer-service situations aren’t too confusing: The hotel bellboy gets a dollar per bag, a 20 percent tip on a restaurant bill is standard, and it’s …

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The Week in Review: Catholic Church Debate

Over 19 months ago, Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis. The pontiff has since changed the face of the Catholic Church, speaking out against …

Vinyl album sales to be biggest in 20 years

Arctic Monkeys, Royal Blood and Oasis contribute to huge year in vinyl album sales<p>Vinyl album sales are on track to achieve their biggest for almost two decades.<p>Sales are expected to pass the million mark by the end of the year as figures compiled by the Official Charts Company show that almost …

Scientists call on public to help solve mystery of starlings' aerial displays

Every autumn and winter, thousands of starlings pack close together and swirl across the sky in one of the natural calendar’s most dramatic spectacles.<p>But scientists still do not know why the species perform these unique displays and, on Friday, they will call on the British public to help them …

Choked by Love

Her son was feeding her like she was a little baby. A hospital cafeteria-issued tuna fish sandwich sat atop a soggy swatch of cellophane on the palm of his left hand. In his right was a butter knife that he used to excise tiny chunks of the sandwich. As I entered the room, he proudly gestured to …

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Dude, Where's My Mat? Meet the Guys Shattering Yoga's 'Housewife' Stereotype

It is fairly obvious that yoga in the Western world is a discipline dominated by women's participation. So it may be surprising to learn that yoga was actually created by men and historically practiced by Indian warriors to strengthen themselves both physically and spiritually for battle. Sixteenth …

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Anonymising router Anonabox suspended from Kickstarter campaign

An internet router that promised to anonymise online activity and raised over $600,000 in funds has been suspended from the Kickstarter fundraising site after an online backlash.<p>Anonabox developer August Germar confirmed to the Guardian on Friday that the fundraising site had suspended its pitch. …

The Mortal Instruments 6: City of Heavenly Fire

• <b>Author:</b> Cassandra Clare<p><b>Discover more secrets about the Shadowhunters as they fight to protect the world from demons in the final book in the internationally bestselling series.</b> Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the …

An Endless Summer (The Summer Series) (Volume 2)

• <b>Author:</b> C.J. Duggan<p>After a rebellious summer night that almost claimed her life, Amy Henderson – the Onslow publican’s only daughter – is sent away to suffer a fate far worse than any other punishment:<p>Boarding School.<p>Three years on, a now nineteen-year-old Amy returns to Onslow for the summer. What …

Vindicated

• <b>Author:</b> Keary Taylor<p>With the pain of the past behind them, Jessica and Alex are ready to move on with their lives. But moving on is hard when it involves reconnecting with the family who wanted to send Jessica to an institution. And living life isn't easy when someone who doesn't belong is watching …

The Mortal Instruments 5: City of Lost Souls

• <b>Author:</b> Cassandra Clare<p><b>Discover more secrets about the Shadowhunters as they fight to protect the world from demons in the fifth book in the internationally bestselling series.</b> What price is too high to pay, even for love? Clary is willing to do anything for Jace, but can she still trust him? Or is …

The Mortal Instruments 2: City of Ashes

• <b>Author:</b> Cassandra Clare<p><b>Discover more secrets about the Shadowhunters as they fight to protect the world from demons in the second book in the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series.</b> Love and power are the deadliest temptations… Haunted by her past, Clary is dragged deeper into New …

That One Summer

• <b>Author:</b> C.J. Duggan<p>As the countdown to the new millennium begins, there is one thing everyone agrees on: no one wants to be in Onslow for New Year’s Eve.<p>So that can only mean one thing: road trip!<p>No longer the mousey, invisible, shy girl from years ago, Tammy Maskala is finally making up for all …

Am I a Content Creator or a Writer?

My friend’s dad gave her some advice once that I took to heart.<p>What your job <i>is called</i> matters more than what your job <i>is</i>.<p>I always agreed so what I’m …

6 Social Media Tips for Writers

Connect with Us<p>6 Social Media Tips for Writers<p>Publishing tweets and status updates is definitely different from publishing the usual writing …

How to Get Traffic to Your Author Website: 30+ Tips for Discouraged Writers

Sure is quiet out there.I mean seriously, with a gabillion people online these days, wouldn’t a few even <i>accidentally</i> stumble across your …

NaNoWriMo - Should You Take Part?

By onOctober 9, 2014 in Writing A Book<p>Indie author Glynis Smy<p>As November approaches, so does NaNoWriMo – short for National Novel Writing Month. As …

15 ways to promote your book with a book trailer

A book trailer is a short video teaser for your book. The video can consist of live action, animation, scrolling text on a black background, or …

Are Ebooks Good Or Bad For Learning?

Since the advent of ebooks, a debate has raged as to whether the traditional, physical book or the digital copy leads to better learning for children.<p>In a HuffPost Live conversation Monday, a roundtable panel agreed both formats have advantages, but there is one key to making either successful: …

Man Booker prize: are paper books too expensive?

The Man Booker is one of the most prestigious literary prizes, but its shortlisted novels sold only a few thousand copies. A new report suggests the price of paper books is too high and the cheaper option of ebooks is encouraging more people to read<p>Lowering the price of paper books closer to the …

US author John Grisham questions child porn jail terms

<b>Author John Grisham has criticised the US justice system for handing down "harsh" prison sentences to those viewing indecent images of children.</b><p>The American said some of those jailed had probably had too much to drink and should have faced lesser punishments.<p>But the 59-year-old writer told UK …

Prof. Iggy Pop Delivers the BBC’s 2014 John Peel Lecture on “Free Music in a Capitalist Society”

What Alan Freed did for rock ‘n ‘ roll in the ‘50s, DJ John Peel did for punk and new wave in the 70s and 80s, playing groundbreaking artists like …

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How The Maze Runner points to a new direction in film adaptations

The YA movie is storming cinemas the world over. Its success paves the way for a new role behind the scenes in Hollywood: the literary-agent-cum-producer<p>“Twenty years ago,” says Eddie Gamarra, “if a book hit the New York Times bestseller list it got optioned for a lot of money.”<p>Times have changed. …