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Teen Outfitted With First i-Limb Ultra Revolution Prosthetic Hand Which Can Be Controlled With an iPhone App

16-year-old Patrick Kane was just nine months old when he fell ill with meningitis and lost part of both hands and his right leg below the knee, but …

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Marshmallow Laser Feast, London-Based Studio That Makes Incredible Light Installations

Marhsmallow Laser Feast is a London-based creative studio that harnesses technology to create visually striking installations and shows around the …

Lunar Eclipse Flower

Igor Vin'yaminov stitched together images of lunar eclipses from 1997 to 2011 into this amazing collage:<p>The dark, inner shadow of planet Earth is …

Live-Action Studio Ghibli: 'Kiki's Delivery Service' Remake Confirmed; Watch Miyazaki-Designed Kaiju Short – /Film

The idea of a live-action remake of one of the movies by animation master <b>Hayao Miyazaki</b> might not be very appealing no matter who wants to make it, …

Is There a Third Travel Way?

I recently came across an article by writer Vanessa Vaselka, which lamented the lack of female road narratives in pop culture. Her thesis -- that travel tales told by women, but which don't concern violence and victimization, are unlikely to be given a fair shake by media consumers -- was …

Jerky

"Writing is Maddening and Emotional" Says Colin Broderick

<b>Opening the “Psychic Suitcase” of My Childhood<br>By Colin Broderick</b><p>In 2007, at the age of thirty nine, I quit drinking. I’d spent my entire adult life …

The curse of the forgotten authors

It seems to happen every once in a while: an new talent bursts on to the literary scene, only to fall back into obscurity without apparently ever …

The Art of Character: The Five Cornerstones of Dramatic Characterization

Shares 840<p>OLD POST ALERT! This is an older post and although you might find some useful tips, any technical or publishing information is likely to be …

The Biggest Limitation on Human Thought: Certainty

I think that human beings are most limited in their tendency to pursue certainty and to think that answers are somehow absolute or even beneficial. …

Artificial Intelligence

7 Cases for Inserting or Omitting Commas

<b>Granton March 10, 2016 2:13 pm</b><p>In #7, I believe that “dark” is an adverb that modifies “green”.<p><b>Ericon August 27, 2015 3:32 am</b><p>I agree with Dan about …

3 Things You Need for a Successful Book

I was going to title this post, “3 Things Publishers Look for in a Book,” or maybe “3 Things Agents Look For.” But then I realized that the three …

What NOT to Do When Beginning Your Novel: Advice from Literary Agents

<i>GIVEAWAY: I am very excited to again give away a free book to a random commenter. The winner can choose either CREATE YOUR WRITER PLATFORM or the</i> …

The One Question Every New Writer Wants Answered

On the last day of the quarter, I often ask students in my memoir class to write down on an anonymous slip of paper a question about writing. When I did this recently, I received a number of questions about the legal implications of writing about others, how one finds an agent, how to decide on the …

Writing

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Coming Attractions

What might the hotel that's replacing the <b>iconic South Congress food truck park</b> look like? Maybe like the rendering shown at right, from Dick Clark Architecture, featuring the <b>Hey Cupcake</b> Airstream. <b>Uberwonks</b> may also be interested in these South Congress Hotel site plans from Big Red Dog engineering. …

6 Ways To Make Happiness Last

<b>By Catherine O’Brien and Ian Murray, YES! Magazine</b><p>In the past 10 years there has been an escalating interest in happiness. Hundreds of books and …

Happiness

Writing Advice: Things To Consider When Planning Your Protagonist's Death

<i>By Writer's Relief staff:</i><p>When you’ve reached that point in your story or novel where your main character dies—whether it’s from a disease, fatal accident, murder, or other creative cause—it’s important to handle the death in a way that your readers don’t want to turn away. It’s natural for readers …

22 Ecstatic Pop Songs That You Need Right Now

This illustrated playlist will fill your life with pure, overpowering joy.

Sleeping on it helps memories stick

<b>NORTHWESTERN (US) —</b> Rehearsing memories, during either sleep or waking, can affect what is remembered later, new research reveals.<p>The study, …

108.13 The One Motorcycle Show - 365 Things to Do in Austin, TX

This free motorcycle show is a free motorcycle show for motorcyclist by motorcyclists. This weekend they will be celebrating the inaugural MotoGP …

Nora Jreige

10 Ways To Be Healthier In 10 Minutes Or Less

It seems like our favorite excuse: "There just aren't enough hours in the day." It gets us out of workouts, concocting nutritious homemade meals, sleeping enough.<p>But does health <i>have</i> to be a trade-off with time? A new study examined the time American adults spend on beneficial behavior and found …

Europe’s cheapest cities, 2013

From Bucharest to Budapest, the third annual European Backpacker index found that travelling to the previously pricey continent is actually less expensive than you would think.

Photographer Takes a Boy with Muscular Dystrophy on an Imaginary Adventure | Colossal

<p>Slovenia-based photographer Matej Peljhan recently teamed up with a 12-year-named Luka who suffers from muscular dystrophy, to create a wildly …