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Having older brothers increases men's likelihood of being gay

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're a guy with an older brother, there's an increased chance you're gay.<p>Scientists have noticed this pattern in previous research, but now they think they have a biological explanation as to why, and it starts long before birth. The results were published in the journal PNAS on Monday.<p>…

Research

Want to write a bestselling novel? Use an algorithm

In the first of a four-part series on earning money, we look at the fast-track route to a chartbusting book – with a little help from a computer<p>It’s the multimillion pound question that publishers and writers have been pondering for decades: what makes a bestseller? Attempting to write one could …

Writing

5 types of dialogue your novel needs

Dialogue is a key part of any character-driven novel. What characters say and how/why/when/where they say it is revealing. Read 5 types of dialogue …

Creative Writing

What’s the best time to publish your book?

By BookBaby author Steven SpatzHere’s a little-known fact for aspiring self-published authors: The holiday season is not the best time to publish for …

JK Rowling Dishes Valuable Advice To Aspiring Writers On Twitter

Listen up writers! “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling has some valuable advice for aspiring authors around the world: Write that book, even if you …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Script Analysis: “La La Land” — Part 1: Scene By Scene Breakdown

Script Analysis: “La La Land” — Part 1: Scene By Scene Breakdown<p><i>Read the script for the Oscar nominated movie and analyze it all this week.</i><p>Reading …

How to Become a Contractor and Save (or Make) Money Renovating Homes

If you've successfully DIY'd a few home improvements around your house, you might be wondering how to become a contractor. After all, why hire someone to oversee renovations when you can just take on the role yourself? You might even turn it into a profitable side business! If you've ever wondered …

Crossing The Line: An Interview With Fantasy Romance Author Jeffe Kennedy

Readers who love romance and fantasy have a good chance of loving the novels of Jeffe Kennedy, who freely crosses genre lines in her epic fantasy romance series, <i>The Twelve Kingdoms</i> and <i>The Uncharted Realms</i>. These trilogies take place in the same world, a rich fantasy realm of shape-shifting, magic, …

Real life Dr. Dolittle Allan Dixon is animal selfie king, in pictures - Telegraph

A Harvard linguist reveals the most misused words in English

English, as a flexible, global language, has no such designated referee.<p>Therefore, there is no definitive answer to whether you're using a word "correctly."<p>It's all a matter of taste and context. But there are opinions. And some count more than others.<p>Steven Pinker is probably as good an expert to …

Language

The Ultimate Guide to E-Books

OK, before we even get to the ultimate guide stuff, let’s just clear something up right now.<p>Is it <i>ebook</i> or <i>e-book</i>?<p>We can compare it to <i>e-mail</i>, which a …

Books on Building Great Sentences (Advice for Writers)

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, our language has more than 100 synonyms for verb forms of “to be wordy,” a detail I find beautifully …

Katrina House

Katrina House<p>What do you think of the design? Your personal interpretation perhaps? (If you are a Philippine-based architect, interior designer, home …

Design

Free Self-Publishing Tools For Writers And Authors

Essential Self-Publishing Tools and Services for Authors<p>Self-publishing means that as an author or small press publisher, you have to do a lot of …

Writing

The Fine Art of Ambiguous Writing

The author Reif Larsen says Joseph Conrad and Anselm Kiefer taught him how to practice omission without infuriating his readers.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b> <b>See entries from Jonathan Franzen, Amy Tan, Khaled Hosseini, and</b> …

About Your Boss' Lack Of Emotional Intelligence...

My recent post, Why Your Boss Lacks Emotional Intelligence, really struck a nerve here on Forbes. Many of the messages I received came from people who had experienced first hand what our data set shows—emotional intelligence diminishes as you move up the corporate ladder.<p>We analyzed the score …

Emotional Intelligence

Top earning BPO & Call Center Companies in the Philippines - YugaTech | Philippines Tech News & Reviews

Last year we showed you a list of the top earning call center and BPO companies in the Philippines. This time we’re updating that list which includes …

Growth: Comparing Photography 2 Years Apart

I was immune, I thought. Having been looking at Photoshop tutorials for over a year, I thought I knew all the tools needed to make a photo “pop”. I …

Five Apps to Help You Save Your Phone's Battery - YugaTech | Philippines Tech News & Reviews

Compared to phones of the previous decade where batteries give power for 3 days to a week, smartphones of the current generation are battery hoggers. …

The Best Smartphones of 2014

Selecting a single smartphone to sit atop 2014’s pedestal just felt awkward. With such a broad base of options to choose from and a handful of …

Kindle Magic: Make the Most of Your Opportunities

There’s never been a better time to be a writer. You’re in charge of your fortune. Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing has changed publishing, …

Mobile Photography Tips Part 2

Today, more than ever, mobile photography is redefining the way we see and share our worlds, whether online or in print. Back by popular demand, we …

Mobile Photography

10 Mobile Photography Tips to Better Mobile Photos

Tip 01<p>Look for Leading Lines<p>With Pei Ketron<p>Pei's Advice:<p>When composing, look for lines (literal or figurative) that will provide a sense of movement …

Mobile Photography

Download Big Bundle Vol. 3 from Creative Market

The Big Bundle Vol. 3 from Creative Market features 75 of amazing products worth over $1,090 for only $39.<p>After the great success of Big Bundle Vol. …

Graphic Design

Meet 199Jobs, the Philippines’ answer to Fiverr

While it’s easy to assume that 199Jobs is simply the Philippine analogue of microjobs site Fiverr, the platform was created to solve a genuine …