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Beyond Orwell: 11 Illuminating Quotes From the Canon of Dystopia

George Orwell is suddenly, understandably en vogue — <i>1984</i> spiked on Amazon and then sold out, his scathing 1940 review of <i>Mein Kampf</i> has been dredged up, and reading groups are springing up like toadstools, eager to discuss the ways language can be manipulated by would-be tyrants in order to suppress …

The One Book That Piqued My Creative Fury

In the mid 1980s, I was a teenager, discovering that my mother and I actually have weirdly overlapping tastes (weird because she’s all about literary …

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32 Easy Exercises to Boost Your Creativity Everyday

You don't need to be a talented artist to pick up a creative habit.<p>For a lot of people, creativity is a talent that few people have.<p>For me, creativity is a skill we all have and can improve with regular exercise.<p>"Creativity is not just for artists. It's for businesspeople looking for a new way to …

10+ Introvert Comics By Debbie That Only People With Social Anxiety Will Understand

Attention to every introvert out there: there's a perfect comic series for you. "Where's My Bubble", drawn by a self-taught artist called Debbie, …

Hillary Clinton’s ‘painful’ concession speech, annotated

By Aaron Blake<p>, Senior reporter<p><i>Hillary Clinton did what she probably never thought she'd have to do Wednesday morning: publicly concede the 2016 presidential race to Donald Trump.</i><p><i>Clinton couldn't help but hide her disappointment, appearing to stifle a few choke-ups and admitting, "This is painful,</i> …

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The Sandman

Coppola left the room, but not without casting many strange glances at Nathaniel. He heard him laugh loudly on the stairs.<p>'Ah,' thought Nathaniel, …

What's More Distracting Than A Noisy Co-Worker? Turns Out, Not Much

Sounds, particularly those made by other humans, rank as the No. 1 distraction in the workplace. According to workplace design expert Alan Hedge at Cornell, 74 percent of workers say they face "many" instances of disturbances and distractions from noise.<p>"In general, if it's coming from another …

7 Under-the-Radar Authors Who Will Terrify You

Dedicated horror and suspense fans know that great reads often slip through the cracks. For whatever reason, some fantastic books and writers remain …

PIs, Librarians, Dystopias, Dogs, Loser Porn | What We're Reading

PIs, Librarians, Dystopias, Dogs, & Loser Porn | What We're Reading<p>by <br>Oct 03, 2016 | Filed in Reviews+<p>This week the “What We’re Reading” team members …

Best Graphic Design of 2014

Just like last year to we are presenting our favorites from the <b>graphic design</b> galleries posted during 2014. In this roundup we have gathered 35 …

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15 Books that Shaped My Mind and Changed My Outlook on Life

The title says it all, doesn’t it? I see people put up their book lists from time to time and while I’m generally not a big list person, they do …

Get That Life: How I Became a Best-Selling Graphic Novelist

Raina Telgemeier draws stories women of all ages can relate to.<p><i>Since the time she could write, Raina Telgemeier kept a journal in a comic-book format, illustrating her emotions with words and pictures. After graduating from art school, she went to work in publishing while creating her own comics</i> …

10 Science Fiction Authors Whose Books Just Kept Getting Stranger

A lot of authors tend to become more conventional over time. They get more mainstream cred, mellow out, and sand the rough edges off their work. But …

Puzzle Book With Pages That Must Be Solved to Unlock the Next

Some books are hard to read, but few are as difficult as the Codex Silenda. Why? Because it actually won’t let you read it unless you’re smart enough …

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Sick Tiger Cub Weighting Only 1/4 Of Normal Weight, Gets Rescued From Circus, Makes Incredible Recovery

Even though Aasha, a Bengal tiger cub, was 9 months old, she weighed only 30 pounds which would only be normal for a 3-month-old cub. The poor thing …

13 Amazing Artists Changing the Way We Think About Fat Bodies

I have a confession to make: Until fairly recently I didn’t feel deep down that fat bodies were beautiful. Worthy of respect, of course; deserving of …

More Perfectly Paired Photos of Sexy Men and Adorable Cats in Similar Poses

When it comes to picking an Internet vice, it's hard to choose just one. Are you unsure if it's attractive men or adorable kittens that you want to scroll through? Why not have both?<p>The fun and flirty French Tumblr blog <i>Des Hommes et des Chatons</i> started pairing photos of men and cats years ago, and …

Vintage 1927 Bowling Alley Is Restored in Spectacular Steampunk Decor

The iconic Hollywood Star Lanes in East Hollywood, where <i>The Big Lebowski</i> was once filmed, made bowling an iconic activity in Los Angeles. The city has had no shortages of unique bowling alleys, from the divey All Star Lanes to the upscale Spare Room in Hollywood's Roosevelt Hotel. The newest …

Every single thing by this rad artist will have you shouting #GirlPower

Laura Callaghan is one of those artists who just <i>knows</i> your soul. The South East London-based Irish illustrator creates totally killer works with …

How Do You Write a Novel? Learn the Rules. Then Break Them.

It's tempting to believe that novelists who have already published books know "the secret." But every novel, whether it's your first or fifteenth, poses different challenges. Even the most experienced writers get stuck in dark alleys and thorny woods as they lose their way.<p>I'm about to publish my …

Beyond Oatmeal: Everything You Can Do With Oats

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>For years, I always kept a container of oats around the house, tucked into the back of my pantry for chilly-morning breakfasts and the occasional batch of cookies. But more often than not, I'd wind up tossing the …

Michael Hofmann: ‘English is basically a trap. It’s almost a language for spies’

The influential Anglo-German poet, critic and translator on how he came to be depicted as a lit‑crit Johnny Fartpants<p>The savagery with which Michael Hofmann can wield a hatchet has earned him unlikely fans outside the literary circuit. A recent issue of Viz ran a cartoon of the critic, poet and …

Saving for a Daughter but Not a Son: This Father Is Starting a Fund to Combat the Wage Gap

As Paul Ford's twins grew, he couldn't stand the fact that his daughter would always lag behind his son financially. Then he hatched a brilliant plan....<p>My wife, Maureen, and I are standard-issue modern parents. Our children are standard-issue twins, a boy and a girl, 3¾ years old. We push my …

Heartwarming Photos Highlight Adventurous Bond Between Pups and Humans

Dogs are known for their loyalty, so it should come as no surprise that man's best friend makes for a fantastic camping companion. Whether they're snuggling in a tent, trekking across a rocky terrain, or just taking in the sights, pups enjoy these adventures just as much as their humans. To …

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The art of handwritten letters is alive and well, thank you

Old-fashioned is very much in fashion these days.<p>People are choosing to do the things their grandparents once had to, though perhaps in a more studied way.<p>Some grow and can their own vegetables and some sew their own clothes.<p>Some even — don't be shocked — write letters. The kind that need envelopes …

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Turns Out Sarcastic People Really Are Better at Everything

Maybe it's okay to be that guy in the office.<p>You know that annoying coworker who always rolls his eyes or cracks wise on the job? Don't be surprised if he gets promoted over you. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that a new study, published in the journal <i>Organizational Behavior and Human Decision</i> …

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

14 Women Writers Who Dominate The Universe Of Sci-Fi

Octavia Butler, Madeleine L’Engle, Emily St. John Mandel, Karen Russell and more.<p>In Karen Russell’s “Reeling for the Empire,” a crew of girls are transformed into thread-spinning silkworms, duped by a dark and mysterious man promising a better future. Each girl spends long hours spooling her own …

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