Carlos Soto

121 Flips | 2 Magazines | 1 Like | 1 Follower | @carlosotohn | Carlos Soto is the Editor in Chief at Helvetia Digital (www.helvetia.ca). Twitter: @helvetiadigital

6 Ways I’ve Improved My Writing In the Past 6 Months You Can Try Today

In the past six months that I’ve been a Content Crafter at Buffer, I’ve been writing a lot. I’ve also been trying to write regularly on my own blog …

Productivity

A book that explains everything about sound

The Audiophiliac reviews "The Sound Book: The Science of the Sonic Wonders of the World" by Trevor Cox.<p>You can look at a photograph or video image and scrutinize every detail, but sound never stands still. Sound moves through time, so we can only catch fleeting glances of it. Trevor Cox is an …

Best Books for Kids

From board books to picture books and all the way to their first novels, kids will get hooked on these new classics.<p><b>"I'm Not Sleepy!" by Jonathan</b> …

Amber Tamblyn Likes to Mix It Up With High-End Poetry and The Real Housewives

<b>Specs</b> <b><br>Who</b> Amber Tamblyn <b><br>Age</b> 30 <b><br>Accomplishments</b> Stars on CBS’ Two and a Half Men as Jenny (Thursdays 9:30 p.m.); poet and co-founder of the Write Now …

The best poetry of 2013

The poetic year was sharply punctuated by the death of Seamus Heaney at the end of August. It's hard to think of any poet more determined to stay true to the topologies of language, culture and identity, and in particular to the bogs, mists and mizzling rain of the land that grew him, and his loss …

OPCW receives Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo

Ahmet Uzumcu has received the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.<p>The OPCW is overseeing the destruction of Syria’s chemical arsenal – their first time working in an ongoing conflict.<p>Speaking in his hotel room before the ceremony, Uzumcu talked of …

This Typography Visualizes What It’s Like To Be Dyslexic

A new book called I Wonder What It’s Like To Be Dyslexic illustrates a common learning disability through clever graphic design.<p>Since he was a child, British graphic designer Sam Barclay has struggled with dyslexia–-along with 10% to 15% of the population. To help combat the widespread …

Nikon Small World 2013

Nikon has just announced the winners of the 2013 Small World Photomicrography Competition. Started back in 1974, the contest invites photographers and scientists to submit images of all things visible under a microscope. I was fortunate enough to have been asked to be a judge in this year's …

Letters From Camelot's Historian

Arthur Schlesinger Jr. remembers what Jackie Kennedy thought of Hillary Clinton, upbraids John Boehner for misquoting Lincoln, and denies JFK's philandering.<p>Over the course of a long career as an historian, public intellectual, speechwriter, and presidential adviser, Arthur Schlesinger had a …

Nobel Prize 2013: how Alice Munro heard she is a Nobel laureate

Short-story author Alice Munro was asleep when a call came telling her she had won the Nobel Prize in Literature 2013<p>Alice Munro, the Canadian writer, has won this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature, after judges hailed her as the “master of the short story”.<p>Munro, 82, received the news via a message …

For Alice Munro, small is beautiful

The Canadian short story writer received her Nobel Prize for Literature with typical modesty, but hers is a remarkable talent<p>The awarding of the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature to the Canadian author Alice Munro is a celebration on many levels, but it is a particular achievement for the short …

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2013

<b>The Nobel Prize in Literature 2013</b><br>Alice Munro<p>Share this:<p>The Nobel Prize in Literature 2013<p>Photo: J. Munro<p>Alice Munro<p><b>Prize share:</b> 1/1<p>The Nobel Prize …

5 Deadly Mistakes To Avoid When Shooting Portraits

Portrait photography is one of the most popular varieties of photography in part because it allows the photographer to be diverse, creative, and tell …

Street Photography

10 Things You Might Not Know About the Nobel Prize

There's no red carpet or twerking involved, but it's an exciting time: Nobel Prizes are being announced this week. Who knows? Maybe you almost won.<p><b>1.</b> …

Alice Munro Wins the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Canadian short story writer Alice Munro has won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature. The Swedish …

Will A Pakistani Teenager Win The Nobel Peace Prize?

It hasn't been a great year for peace. War is raging in Syria, grinding conflicts drag on in Afghanistan and Iraq, and assorted insurgencies plague nations from Asia to Africa.<p>Yet the Nobel Peace Prize will be announced Friday, and one of the favorites would be a striking choice: Malala Yousafzai, …

Alice Munro's Nobel Prize: Women On Twitter React To The Exciting Win

When the news broke this morning that short-story author Alice Munro was the first Canadian and 13th woman to win the Nobel Prize for literature, Twitter basically exploded.<p>Munro's win is exciting on many levels: she's a woman in her eighties, a mother and someone who has never actively sought the …

Congratulations, you've won a Nobel Prize

For the next several days, academics and scholars in a variety of fields may have a little trouble sleeping through the night. That's if they're hoping to get THE CALL from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.<p>Typically, a Nobel Prize winner gets the call early in the morning... very early if the …

Nobel Peace Prize winners: from 1901-2014

The Nobel Peace Prize is the most illustrious and most controversial of the five annual awards made by the Nobel committee, and today the Nobel Foundation announced the prize for 2014<p>Created with four other prizes by the Swedish industrialist, inventor, and arms manufacturer Alfred Nobel, the Nobel …

Nobel Prize

Nobel Prize 2013: Alice Munro's lifetime of perfectionism

The Nobel Prize for Literature is a fitting end to Alice Munro's career in fiction<p>Earlier this year, the Canadian short story writer Alice Munro announced her retirement, at the age of 82: “<b>It’s nice to go out with a bang</b>,” she said when she won a Canadian book award for <i>Dear Life</i>. Now she has won …

Malala On Nobel Prize: 'I Think I Have Won' With Nomination

It seems odd to say that someone "lost" the Nobel Peace Prize. But that's what some folks were saying this week about Malala Yousafzai, who was favored to win the award because of the resilience she showed after being shot in the head by the Taliban.<p>Yousafzai, 16, was in Washington, D.C., this …

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8 Ways to Support the Writers in Your Life

Beyond my personal experiences as a writer, I've also been close friends with more writers than I can count. (That may just be because I'm bad at …

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The Week in Review: Magazines for Nobel Laureate Wannabes

Inside Flipboard / October 11, 2013<p>It’s been a big week for a select few of the world’s leading scientists and artists as the recipients of the 2013 …

Fear of Sex in Fiction: The New Shyness

<i>Sir Ian Dunham interviews the novelist Allan Gurganus about his new book, “Local Souls.”</i><p><b>Dunham</b>: Your just-published collection of novellas, “Local Souls,” has been compared to John Cheever’s randiest suburbia, to Humbert Humbert’s bedtime stories for an underage “Lolita,” and to Grace Metalious’s …

Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX tablets pose real threat to iPad dominance

Amazon's new HDX tablets are a huge technological leap beyond last year's models, but are still priced aggressively.<p>Amazon's first trick was selling a tablet so cheap, it was hard not to buy it, despite the shortcomings. Amazon's next trick was to build a second, larger tablet, to show it could …

Libiro: New Ebook Store For Indie Authors

Self-published author Ben Galley and designer Teague Fullick have launched a new ebook store, Libiro, to provide independent authors and small presses with an alternative to Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iBooks.<p>“Libiro devotes its shelf-space entirely to self-published and small press titles,” says …