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10 Material Design Android apps you should be using right now

Last year, Google unveiled its design vision for the future. Called Material Design, it incorporates bold colors, flat elements, and informative animations to create a fresh user interface for the modern age. Material Design made its major debut with the launch of Android 5.0 Lollipop in the fall, …

This Is The Exact Time You Should Go To Sleep, Based On Your Schedule

Those of us on the never-ending quest for the perfect night's sleep may finally have an answer to the question "When should I go to bed?" While …

Sleep

21 Foods with Super Powers

21 Super-Nutritious Foods (and 21 Ways to Use Them)<p>Science ranks the produce aisle. We provide the tasty recipes<p>By Paul Kita, Photography By Kang Kim, Photography By Thinkstock<p>You know fruits and vegetables are healthy, but nutrient-density research shows that some produce deserves all-star status. …

Winter Indie Craft Sampler Box Review

<b></b> Back in the fall,<b></b> I reviewed the September Indie Craft Sampler box here on the blog and today I’m lucky enough to have received the Winter sampler …

Crafting

6 Types of Photos Every Photographer Should Know How to Make

While the popularity of some creative photography techniques rises and falls, there are some photo tricks that continue to stand the test of time. …

7 Simple Photography Hacks to Help You Snap Like a Pro

Shutterflies everywhere have some new ways to turn their ordinary photos into extraordinary works of art.<p>Online magazine <i>The Cooperative of …

YA to Watch Out For in January

Happy New Year, all!<p>Here are a few of the books I’m hoping to get my hands on this month:<p><i>A Cold Legacy</i>, by Megan Shepherd<p>As I adored the first two …

Books

The 10 best (worst) dystopian fictions

As far as we know, the word "dystopia" was first uttered back in 1868. That's when philosopher John Stuart Mill (piggybacking off his mentor Jeremy …

Lois Lowry Says Dystopian Fiction Is Passé

In a recent interview with Variety, Lois Lowry, author of <i>The Giver</i>, the first dystopian novel everyone in a certain generation ever read, explains …

Science Fiction

Can You Get Too Old For YA Novels?

The Hunger Games, Divergent, Pretty Little Liars — why do we devour young-adult fiction well past our YA years? John Green, the best-selling author of The Fault in Our Stars, explains.<p>For me, writing a book is like a very long version of that childhood game Marco Polo. I sit alone in my basement …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …