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10 excellent platforms for building mobile apps

If you've ever wanted to build an app after thinking up a brilliant idea, you're in the right place.<p>Sure, the fear of coding can push you to not act …

Apps

Punctuation Without Tears: 4 Tips For Professional Punctuation

<i>Punctuation is one of the most basic tools in the writer's toolbox. But let's face it, we all struggle with it sometimes!</i> <i>We can use professional</i> …

Creative Writing

Creating An Explainer Video? Follow These 12 Tips From The Pros

Video content is at the top of the priority list for many modern brands, and it’s not hard to see why. Visuals are always more engaging than plain text, and a video can communicate much more information than a still photo can. Most importantly, a well-executed video is highly shareable: 92% of …

Marketing

Think Abs Are Impossible After 40? All You Need Are These 5 Moves.

Carve out a harder core—without doing situps—using a routine that spares your lower back.<p>For decades, ab training meant situps, curling your upper body all the way up off the floor, rounding your lower back. Some people got nice-looking abs doing this—and lots more ended up with back pain.<p>Today, …

Workouts

Between Plotting and First Drafting

How I Used Scene Outlines to Strengthen My Story Before I Began Writing ItI recently finished plotting my second novel…yay! But while I was eager to …

Writing

Google location tracking: Turn it off for real

Google is watching you. That's what everyone says half-jokingly about the search giant, which has often been accused of Big Brother-style monitoring of your searches, voice activity and location.<p>Now it appears that even if you manually disable Google Location History, Google Maps and other apps may …

Maps

SpaceX just let people crawl into its new spaceship for NASA astronauts — here's what it's like inside

SpaceX invited a few reporters into its Hawthorne, California, headquarters on Monday for a close-up look at a new spaceship and spacesuit for NASA astronauts.<p>The aerospace company, founded by tech mogul Elon Musk, built its Crew Dragon hardware as part of the agency's Commercial Crew Program. …

Space Travel

17 verbs that cut fat from your writing

Verbs are the powerhouse of your sentences; choose them wisely.<p>Another issue that I see frequently in the work that I edit is weak verbs coupled with …

Creative Writing

Good Writing is Not Written, It’s Assembled

2 Powerful Writing Lessons from Ryan Holiday and Derek HalpernProlific writer Stephen King once said,“If you want to be a writer, you must do two …

Writing

How Long Would It Take To Travel From One End Of The Universe To The Other At Light Speed?

<i>If the universe is 93 billion light years in diameter, how long would it take to travel end to end at light speed? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Jack Fraser, Master’s Physics,</b> …

Physics

A world-leading technologist on what the year 2038 will look like

Currently Senior Maverick at <i>Wired</i> magazine, <b>Kevin Kelly</b> helped launch the magazine and was its executive editor for its first seven years. He has …

Artificial Intelligence

WordPress 5.0 is Coming... Will Your Site Be Ready?

One of the world's most popular website publishing platforms is getting a major overhaul.<p>No matter how recently you updated your website, it may soon be time to for a rebuild. If you're one of the 75 million websites that use the WordPress platform, a huge update to the platform is coming that will …

Web Design

How To Create A Soul For Your Story

— Show, Don’t Tell“Show the readers everything, tell them nothing.”<br>― <b>Ernest Hemingway</b><b>Tell:</b> It was a hot summer morning. Harry thought he was going to …

Stephen King

How to write more better: A look at comparative and superlative adjectives

<b>Bart Simpson:</b> This is the <i>worst</i> day of my life. <b><br>Homer Simpson:</b> The <i>worst</i> day of your life <i>so far</i>.<p>My first-grader has worked hard this school year …

Language

Getting the most from OneNote, part 2: OneNote 10 is catching up

OneNote lets you tag, flag, recognize, record and search just about anything. Soon, the Windows Store variant will be the main version of this …

Software

The tender, terrifying truth about what happened inside the Trader Joe's hostage siege

About halfway through the three-hour siege at Trader Joe’s in Silver Lake, the wounded gunman, Gene Atkins, looked at one of his hostages, MaryLinda Moss, and told her it was all over for him. “I just shot at a cop,” he said.<p>Moss, a 55-year-old artist who exudes calm, feared a suicidal gunman could …

Crime

A planner by Michael Hyatt

With your priorities always in view, life’s daily demands won’t derail you. The <i>Full Focus Planner™</i> helps you sift through the urgent to tackle what’s …

The $140 productivity app that’s managed my life for the past decade

I have a strange obsession with optimizing my life for peak productivity. Part of it is the dopamine hit that comes with a task well completed. But what brings me even more joy is the creation of the perfect Rube Goldberg machine to deflect, swat, and conquer everything the information economy has …

Productivity

iMac Pro is the most powerful iMac there's ever been. Here's our review

At the start of the year, the creative shop where I edit picked up three iMac Pros to upgrade our systems. In the past seven months, the iMac Pros …

iMac

7 exercises that will make you a better photographer

The saying ‘practice makes perfect’ is as valid for photography as any other activity, so we’ve put together a collection of exercises that will help …

Photography

How to Write Fiction That’s Fresh

My agent recently had a confab with a number of editors in New York, all from various houses. I can’t tell you the details of which house wants what …

Creative Writing

How Writing Daily Can Help you Free your Mind, Gain Clarity, and Boost Your Confidence

5 Tried and True Tips to Help you Write Daily and Reap its Benefits<p>I never thought I’d write on a regular basis, let alone make money from it. To be …

Writing

There Is an Absolutely Gigantic Rogue Planet Wandering Our Galactic Neighbourhood

It can teach us so much.<p>There is a very strange object floating around our stellar neighbourhood and it has astronomers intrigued.<p>It's very large, …

Universe

How to Write a Book Proposal

If you’re like most writers I hear from, you’re probably wondering how to sell your book to a publisher. Publishing is a strange and mysterious …

Writing

How To: Flood Your ISP with Random, Noisy Data to Protect Your Privacy on the Internet

Net neutrality is dead and your internet service providers can collect all the data they want. While VPNs are a great way to protect some of that …

White Hat

11 Marketing Tips to Get More Eyes on Your Blog or Author Website

From Guest Blogger Donald Fomby | What is the purpose of your writer's blog or author website? Hopefully, it is to craft amazing posts that people …

Marketing

Behemoth, bully, thief: how the English language is taking over the planet

No language in history has dominated the world quite like English does today. Is there any point in resisting? By Jacob Mikanowski<p>On 16 May, a lawyer named Aaron Schlossberg was in a New York cafe when he heard several members of staff speaking Spanish. He reacted with immediate fury, threatening …

Language

How To Make Money Writing Short Fiction With Douglas Smith

<b>Short stories are creatively satisfying, but they can also bring multiple streams of income</b> through different intellectual property licensing …

Writing

My notes from @jeffgoins webinar on developing daily writing habits. Looking forward to being part of his new course. I definitely need to work on consistency. Love the “Goals are good, habits are better” idea. #amwriting #dailywriting

If you think the Statue of Liberty symbolizes open borders, check history

At a time when immigration and the very nature of America's heritage is being re-examined, it is worth considering the history of one of America's …