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Brevity Has Its Advantages: 9 Astounding Short Story Collections

By Susan Perabo | Off the Shelf<p>I know so many great readers who don't read short stories. On one hand, I get it. Short stories are definitely different animals than novels. What they give, and especially how they give what they give, is unique to the form. The period of immersion is brief, …

20 Inspiring Quotes About What Photography Is

Photography allows one to capture the world around them with the press of a shutter. From a scientific perspective, it is the act of recording light …

Vincent van Gogh on How to Live

Van Gogh didn’t become popular until shortly after his death. To this day it’s unclear whether his letters drove the initial interest in his art.<p>The …

Vincent Van Gogh

How to Make Your RAW Files Pop With Lightroom

Have you ever opened your RAW files to see that they lack contrast and saturation? This happens due to the fact that the camera doesn't apply any …

8 Top Contenders For The Best Book You’ll Ever Read

The books on this list are the most popular answer to the question:<p><b>What is the best book you’ve ever read?</b><p>These books, if you haven’t read them …

Books

50 Books Guaranteed to Make You More Interesting

Everybody out there could stand to be a little more interesting. Yes, even you, trilingual lion-tamer astrophysicist reader. And you know what makes …

12 Great Books (And The Perfect Kind Of Mood To Read Them In)

By Koty Neelis,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1Mw4YPM<p>You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have …

24 Of The Most Beautiful Quotes About Nature

Celebrate Earth Day with these 24 wonderful quotes.<p>2. "I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, 'This is what it is to be happy.'"<p>—Sylvia Plath, <i>The Bell Jar</i><p>3. "Not just beautiful, though—the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and …

31 Contemporary Poets You Need To Read

There's still time to celebrate National Poetry Month.

Thoughts from a curious mind

When you're an award-winning Hollywood producer, people do everything they can to get a meeting with you. But for the past 35 years, Brian Grazer -- who co-founded Imagine Entertainment with friend and director Ron Howard -- has been the one chasing face-to-face meetings with people he's curious …

Gwen Stefani

6 of the Most Essential but Underused Camera Features

If you are just getting started in photography, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find these six often overlooked features in the menu of your DSLR. …

3 Tips for Getting Great Skin Tones Using Adobe Camera Raw

Skin tones can be one of the more difficult aspects of a photograph to master. Getting pleasing skin tones will make your image appear more …

Five Fundamental Compositional Theories You Should Master Today

<i>Welcome to Time Out with Tanya, where I’ve put my fast paced graphic design career on hold in favor of adventures in motherhood. I’m capturing every</i> …

Landscape Photography

How to Find Your Bliss: Joseph Campbell on What It Takes to Have a Fulfilling Life

“You have to learn to recognize your own depth.”<p>In 1985, mythologist and writer <b>Joseph John Campbell</b> (March 26, 1904–October 30, 1987) sat down with legendary interviewer and idea-monger Bill Moyers for a lengthy conversation at George Lucas’s Skywalker Ranch in California, which continued the …

Spirituality

The Craft of Poetry: A Semester with Allen Ginsberg

<i>Elissa Schappell | The Paris Review | 1995 | 63 minutes (15,685 words)</i><p>We’re excited to reprint Elissa Schappell‘s essay, “The Craft of Poetry: A …

Literature

You’re praying to the wrong God: What organized religion gets wrong about prayer

<b>Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood in "House of Cards" (Netflix)</b><p>Here’s how science and spirituality might find common ground — and learn something about the universe<p>Nancy Ellen Abrams<p>April 5, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “A God That Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science, and the Future of Our …

35 Founding Father Quotes Conservative Christians Will Hate

April 3, 2015Stephen D Foster Jr Politics<p>The separation of church and state is one of the cornerstones of America’s foundation. Conservative …

17 Poets’ Quotes About Poetry

April is National Poetry Month, and it’s worth celebrating. But don’t take our word for it – just ask these poets about their craft and their …

Get Surreal With Oil and Water Photos

Have you ever tried to mix oil and water? Fortunately it just doesn’t work.<p>“Wait,” you say. “Why is this fortunate?”<p>Well because, otherwise you …

16 Key Power Principles for 2015

Many of us make New Year’s resolutions or promises to ourselves that this year will be different than last year. That this is our year. We’ve finally …

Self-improvement

Upgrade Your Brain With These Two Tips

Have you ever considered that you can build a better brain for yourself? One that is more resilient and less susceptible to emotional ruts?<p>Research …

50 Must-Read Personal Development Bloggers That’ll Change Your Life

Tired of reading the same blogs over and over? Looking for fresh articles to read? A new angle on your favorite personal development topics? I got …

The Stacks: The Poet Who Took on Huey Long

Robert Penn Warren made winning Pulitzer prizes look like a habit. Here the author of possibly the best political novel ever written is captured in a …

17 Advanced Signs Of Spiritual Awakening

By In5D on September 1, 2017 in Spiritual Awakening<p><b>In5D PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/in5d Add YOUR name to our In5D Wall of Gratitude with a</b> …

9 Photo Composition Tips, As Seen in Photographs by Steve McCurry

<b>Rule of Thirds</b>: Place points of interest on the intersections and important elements along the lines<p><b>Leading Lines</b>: Use natural lines to lead eyes …

Photography