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What Are Morning Pages And Why Should You Do Them? An Explainer

Yes, you really do have to write them *by hand*. No, they aren't just for writers or even for Creative People. Yes, they are pretty great.

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Fascinating Facts About Octopuses: Adorable, Dumbo, and Two-Spot

Fascinating Facts About Octopuses: Adorable, Dumbo, and Two-Spot<p>Updated on March 21, 2018<p>Fascinating Invertebrates<p>Octopuses are fascinating …

Zoology

A Brief History of 'Auld Lang Syne'

Every New Year’s Eve, after the champagne has been popped, the ball has dropped, and everyone is feeling very merry indeed, revelers queue up the …

A Brief History of Everyone who Ever Lived by Adam Rutherford review – genes, race and rewriting the human story

This effervescent book contains the latest thinking on the African origins of Homo sapiens and asks what our genes can really tell us<p>In trying to categorise a new arrival in the film <i>Mean Girls</i> one character asks: “if you’re from Africa, how come you’re white?” The mean girl cannot have been paying …

12 baking hacks that will seriously improve your next batch of cookies

Due to sheer amount of office holiday parties, family meals, and last-minute homemade gifts for friends, chances are you've spent at least one chilly night indoors whipping up batch after batch of cookies.<p>But just because two people make chocolate chip cookies doesn't mean both will taste equally …

Dessert

Your Ultimate Guide to Cooking with Dried Beans

If words like “humble” and “homey” come to mind when you think about beans, this primer will change your tune. Whether tumbled with citrus, roasted with sausage, or stewed with all that is bright and green, these are winter’s stealth powerhouses.<p>If words like “humble” and “homey” come to mind when …

Cooking

15 Awesome Things You Can Do With Oatmeal

What if we told you that you could lose weight, lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes for as little as 13 <i>cents</i> per day? You …

Breakfast

Under the Banner of Heaven

• <b>Author:</b> Jon Krakauer<p>This extraordinary work of investigative journalism takes readers inside America’s isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities, where some 40,000 people still practice polygamy. Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake City, the renegade leaders of …

Top American Historians Find a Modern Way to Rip Donald Trump

Add David McCullough to the list of eminent historians who think the presumptive GOP nominee is a menace. McCullough, joining Ken Burns and more, …

Lemon Ricotta Cake with Almonds

<b>Citrus and almonds is a very popular pairing, elevated by the inclusion of ricotta. Lemon Ricotta Cake is proof of this delicious matchup.</b><p>Citrus and …

Invisibilia: Is Your Personality Fixed, Or Can You Change Who You Are?

<i>Editor's note: This is an excerpt from the latest episode of the Invisibilia podcast and program, which is broadcast on participating public radio stations. This story contains language that some may find offensive.</i><p>This is the story of a prisoner who committed a horrible crime and says he's no …

Psychology

Burrito Bowl Potato Skins [Vegan] - One Green Planet

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

A Pastry Chef Claims San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art Stole Her Cake Ideas

Blue Bottle pastry chef Caitlin Freeman’s art-themed cakes put the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s food on the map. Anyone who’s patronized the …

The New Anti-Vaping Rules Are Making My Life with Schizophrenia Harder

For schizophrenic people struggling to get through daily life, nicotine can work in surprising ways.<p>I was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia four years ago and have been picking myself up off the floor every day since. I was prescribed some medication that ruined my life, and then I was …

Mental Health

Writing Tips by Mark Twain

• Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.<br>• Use the right word, not its second cousin.<br>• To get the right word in the …

10 Best Grammar Resources for Aspiring Writers

There’s nothing romantic about being an aspiring writer. No muse will come and bestow brilliant ideas upon you, magically producing pure literary …

Trump Is Trampling Over the GOP’s Corpse

Republican elites who want him to go away don’t realize that he’s already taken over an empty party.<p>The most basic problem for the Republican Party isn’t that Donald Trump is so strong, but that his competitors are so weak. One can find no better illustration of this, perhaps, than the sorry …

Political Science

One Weird Trick That Makes a Novel Addictive

In January, Adelle Waldman wrote an excellent essay for the New Yorker’s Page Turner blog called “The Ideal Marriage, According to Novels.” In it, …

Free Old Photo Genealogy & Family Tree Surname Search Results - Old Family Photos Database Search Engines at Ancestor Search

Free Genealogy Photo Search<p>Nothing brings family history to life more than viewing old family photos. It can be an amazing experience to look at the …

Genealogy

James Baldwin’s Advice on Writing

“Talent is insignificant. I know a lot of talented ruins. Beyond talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck, but most of all, endurance.”<p>In 1989, <i>Paris Review</i> founding editor and trailblazing interviewer George Plimpton edited a wonderful collection titled <b>The Writer’s Chapbook: A</b> …

Ballet Dancer

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Ballet

WATCH: This Is Probably The Best Way to Memorise The Periodic Table

Because who doesn't need a refresher?<p>Back in 2013, YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE released one of the catchiest songs ever to help science lovers learn …

Periodic Table

DNA, Genealogy And The Search For Who We Are

Consider these facts, culled from writings here:<p>You share no DNA with the vast majority of your ancestors.<br>• You have more ancestors — hundreds a few generations back, thousands in just a millennium — than you have sections of DNA.<br>• You have 64 great-great-great-great-grandparents — but if you are a …

Genealogy

Joyce Carol Oates: ‘People think I write quickly, but I actually don’t’

The prolific author on the unreality of romance, the fickle memory of Americans and how tweeting has got her into trouble<p>When Joyce Carol Oates, the 77-year-old author of well over 100 books, told the New Yorker last year that she thought of herself as “transparent”, before adding “I’m not sure I …

Literature

Digital images can't be trusted, says war photographer Don McCullin

Best known for moving pictures of Vietnam, McCullin says photography has been hijacked by digital cameras and art world<p>One of Britain’s most celebrated and respected photographers has lamented the digital domination of his field, calling it “a totally lying experience” that cannot be trusted.<p>Don …

Northern Ireland

My Top 5 Medieval Books of 2015

2015 Medieval Books. Photo by Medievalists.net<p><i>2015 was a great year for books on Medievalists.net, and 2016 promises to be better. Of all the books I</i> …

Books

See Stunning Photos of Ordos, China’s Creepy Modern Ghost Town

Art World<p>The city's streets await a population that never showed up.<p>,<p>Raphael Olivier, Ordos, Inner Mongolia.<br>Photo: Raphael Olivier.<p>Photographs of the …

Ten rules for writing fiction

Get an accountant, abstain from sex and similes, cut, rewrite, then cut and rewrite again – if all else fails, pray. Inspired by Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing, we asked authors for their personal dos and don'ts<p>Read the second part of the article here<p><b>Elmore Leonard: Using adverbs is a mortal</b> …