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The Cheapest Month to Visit Disney World

If you’ve never visited Disney World before (or have somehow been living under Pride Rock for most of your life), we have some bad news for you: …

Walt Disney Company

Your cable company is going to be so angry when you get this $40 box

What would you say if we told you that there’s a way to enjoy the exact same internet service you have now, but for between $96 and $120 less each …

Legal prostitution in Nevada: Photos of what brothels are really like

One sex worker was a moonlighting math teacher from Minnesota.Courtesy of Marc McAndrews<p>Before traveling to Nevada, the photographer Marc McAndrews had never been to a brothel. Now, five years later, he's been to every single one in the state.<p>McAndrews made regular trips to Nevada's legal brothels, …

The 15 Best Bourbons You Can Buy in 2018

Bourbon has never been more popular than it is right now. This definitive guide of the best bourbons of 2018 explores everything you need to know …

Whiskey

The Best Apps for Photographers

Man, is it fun to be a photographer right now.<p>I don't mean to say that photography wasn't fun before, but if you ask me, we're in a golden age of …

Mobile Photography

Amazon’s pre-fab houses are so 19th century Sears catalog

One of Amazon’s most recent Prime items has caused a bit of a stir — because it’s a house. You can now buy a house on Amazon and have it shipped directly to your location. But, surprisingly, that’s not new, and Amazon’s playbook is starting to look a lot like one that originated in the late 19th …

Sears

casagrande laboratory's micro-apartment measures one parking space

<b>head architect marco casagrande of casagrande laboratory has installed a micro-apartment building in a bustling helsinki square.</b> measuring a mere 2.5 …

Architecture

Rediscovered Leonardo da Vinci painting expected to fetch $100M

<b>(CNN) —</b> A painting once bought for $60 is about to go under the hammer, billed as "the greatest artistic rediscovery of the 21st century."<p>Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" was unveiled at Christie's New York Auction house last month, and is expected to fetch about $100 million when it goes on …

Art

This wavy floor is actually a mind-boggling optical illusion that stops people from running in the hallway

Last month, a unique carpet design from French retailer FNAC went viral on Twitter.<p>Now, a similar floor design from tile company Casa Ceramica is baffling people online for the same reason: Both designs are optical illusions that make a flat floor appear as a bumpy surface.<p>We first spotted Casa …

This new energy concept from Sweden can make any building net zero

A new Swedish energy concept can turn any building into a net zero energy structure. Pioneered by Malmö-based company Innenco, the concept utilizes a …

Amazon’s new iPhone dongle is now cheaper than Belkin’s

Charge your phone and listen to music at the same time for $30, instead of $35<p>Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links. For more information, see our ethics policy.<p>With Google’s …

Tech Trends

1940s portraits record the strength and pride of Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico<p>Portraits of pride on the "island of enchantment"<p>From its first inhabitation by Taíno natives to its centuries of rule under Spain and …

Sugar Cane

Strange and beautiful things under a microscope – in pictures

A competition, now in its 43rd year, dedicated to showcasing the beautiful and bizarre as seen under a light microscope attracted over 2,000 entries from 88 countries. Here’s a selection of the winning and commended images from the 2017 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition

Microscopes

25 Must-Read Books About Writing

September is here, and back to school season is officially upon us. Even though you may not be heading back to the classroom this fall, as a writer, …

Writing

Be Ready When Creativity Strikes

by Edie Melson, @EdieMelson<br>As writers, we know that inspiration is a fickle thing. And while we all need to keep writing whether we’re inspired or …

Note-Taking

Scrounging for money: how the world's great writers made a living

It’s a lean time for writers, as arts funding shrinks on all sides, journalists are laid off in droves, broadcasting budgets are slashed, and book …

Almost Everything You Need to Know about ISBNs

One of the most frequent questions I’ve heard lately from self-publishing authors is about ISBNs. Do you really need them? Do you really need to <i>buy</i> …

How To Start A Blog That Earns A Real Income

In today’s competitive business environment, employees are constantly vying for ways to climb the corporate ladder. Looking to make steady gains over time, they work hard, diligently putting in the effort to ensure that they get noticed. Over time, they climb the proverbial ladder, increasing their …

Dot-com

How to Publish an Ebook: Resources for Authors

About the only thing that remains constant in ebook publishing is that it changes—everything from the services to marketing strategies. Here, I …

Writing

14 Sites for Making a Spectacular Book Cover

A book's cover is often the first thing a reader sees when they find your book for the first time.You never have a second chance to make a first …

Publication Design

How to Write Better: 7 Straightforward Techniques to Try Today

Whatever you write, you want to get your thoughts across as clearly and effectively as possible.If you’re a novelist, you don’t want awkward word …

Writing

5 Brilliant Podcasts for Writers

I’m a bit of a late bloomer when it comes to listening to podcasts but since discovering them, around 18 months ago, I’ve become a firm fan. Family …

Rare Color Photos from World War II

Due to costs and scarcity, the vast majority of photos captured during World War II were shot on black-and-white film. Some images <i>were</i> captured in …

165 Street Artists Took Over an Abandoned Building in Berlin, and the Results Are Wild

Part funhouse, part haunted house, and part adult ball pit filled with touchable temporary work: come visit THE HAUS.<p>What happens when 165 street artists take over a single building in Berlin? The result is a five-floor urban art labyrinth boasting the work of creators from over 70 countries. …

8 Apps That Help You Make eBooks

Amazon may be quietly locking out its competition with ebook creation apps like the newly released Kindle Creator, but not all ebook creation apps …

Apps

Blogging Compensation: 5 Tips for Monetizing Your Blog

Over the course of two years, both my husband and I have earned our living from blogging. This avenue of work has brought us many exciting …

10 Greatest iPhone and Mac Apps for Freelance Writers

As far as equipment and resources go, you don’t need much to be a writer: a pen, a piece of paper, maybe a computer with a word processor. The basic …

Apps

10 Tips On How To Market And Promote A Self-Published Book

How To Articles Promote Your Book Self-Publishing<p>Updated March 15, 2018 1372 Views 0 Comments<p>Share86<p>Tweet24<p>+1<p>Share<p>Stumble1<p>Pin9<p>Shares 120<p>5/5 …

Writing

The System I Used to Write 5 Books and Over 1,000 Blog Posts

Most writers struggle with getting their writing done for one surprising reason. They think writing is a one-step process, when in fact, it’s a …

How to Set Your iPhone Camera’s LED Flash to Notify You of Incoming Calls and Alerts

Wouldn’t it be great to get a visual alert of incoming calls and notifications when your iPhone is set to silent? This quick “how to” shows you how …