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27 Brilliant New Books You Need To Read This Winter

Recommended reading from January to March. UK release dates.

10 tips for new writers from a self-published success

It's that time when many people look to the year ahead as an opportunity to reassess their goals. If you're one of those who has always aspired to …

Writing

Emma Watson Has The Best Book List For 2017

Don't pretend — we know one of your New Year's resolutions is to (once again) find more time to read. If you aren't inspired yet, then Emma Watson …

Can your city change your mind?

The design of our spaces can heal us, hurt us, and alter the way we think<p>All these consequences have been recorded scientifically, and it’s becoming evident that the way physical spaces are designed can have a measurable impact on the human brain. Architecture, interior design, and even city …

These five plants don’t just look good — they improve your health, too

It should come as no surprise that plants play a vital role in maintaining our atmosphere by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen through the well-known process of photosynthesis. (Thanks, high school earth science class.)<p>But certain plant varieties go a step further by reducing airborne …

5 Swoon-Worthy Office Supplies to Up Your Writing Game

It's high time you upgraded your office supplies. Whether you're taking notes, pursuing your creative passion, or jotting down to-do lists, a nice …

5 strategies for remembering everything you learn

• Knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• Knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system often skips one of them. This is problematic, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

12 actions you need to do right now to be a better writer

You <b>can</b> be a better writer. So many posts offer you advice. Most of it you just look it, kind of file it away, and never return to it. That’s why I’m …

Creative Writing

3 Questions That Make You Instantly Happier

You can train your brain to extract more joy from life and work.<p>Most people foolishly believe that events create emotions. In fact, it's your interpretation of events--your thoughts--that create your emotions. Realizing that gives you incredible power to improve your experience in life and at …

In rare cases, brain damage has unlocked prodigious mental abilities in patients. Now researchers are exploring the hidden potential in all of us<p>On 13 September, 2002, 31-year-old Jason Padgett, a furniture salesman from Washington, was beaten and mugged by two men after leaving a karaoke bar. He …

The Brain

LitMag: $1,000 for Short Stories & $250 for Poetry

LitMag, a new magazine of creative writing, is currently seeking submissions of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. They pay $1,000 for fiction and …

Car Faucet Dispenses Water Harvested from Air

Ford prototype gathers the H2O that otherwise drips to the ground.<p>You know that steady drip of water that trickles out from beneath your car on hot …

How to Write A Science Fiction Short Story

How to Write A Science Fiction Short Story<p>Updated on August 5, 2016<p>Do you love science fiction and want to know how to write your own stories? …

13 job-interview questions that can measure someone's emotional intelligence

"Emotional intelligence is the key to being really successful," he told Business Insider.<p>Perhaps that's why more and more companies are asking interview questions that are designed to measure a candidate's emotional intelligence— which is the ability to perceive, control, and evaluate emotions<p>Phil …

10 Easy Tricks to Improve Your Indoor Photography

Taking the perfect photograph is much like painting a masterpiece, composing a symphony, or writing an epic novel. It’s one of the hardest things …

7 Language Hacks to Learn Any Language Faster

When most of us first start learning anything new, it's easy to feel confused with where to get started.

Here's how many times you have to use a tote bag for it to actually be environmentally friendly

Retailers started pushing tote bags as early as 2007 to promote sustainability, on the assumption that reusing the same bag can help curb customers' carbon footprints.<p>Counties and cities around the US —most notably San Francisco— have even started to charge customers for bags to encourage them to …

Renowned Harvard Psychologist Says ADHD is Largely a Fraud

<b>Categories</b>Autism & ADHD, Big Pharma, Carolanne Wright, Depression, Anxiety & Mental Health, DNA, the Brain & The Human Body, Health & Medical, …

The long, steady decline of literary reading

The percentage of American adults who read literature — any novels, short stories, poetry or plays — fell to at least a three-decade low last year, according to a new report from the National Endowment for the Arts.<p>In 2015, 43 percent of adults read at least one work of literature in the previous …

Literature

20 More Word Usage Mistakes Even Smart People Make

We’ve covered 20 pitfalls of English before, but there are plenty more to look out for. Here are another 20 word usage mistakes that can trip you …

Film Festivals

7 Activities That Sharpen Your Practical Intelligence

Tell me, I'll forget. Show me, I'll remember. Involve me, I'll understand. -- Chinese proverb<p>I love learning by doing. Practical intelligence is just that. Life is all about perpetual and compounded growth and evolution. Learning by doing empowers me to create new value, habits and experiences, …

Photographer Chronicles Her Husband's Depression Through Intimate Portraits

“Where words failed us, the pictures filled in the blanks," photographer Maureen Drennan explains.<p>When photographer Maureen Drennan was growing up, she spent part of her time in Block Island, Rhode Island, whose landscape is characterized by foggy skies and still waters. “It was a lonely time,” she …

When You Eat Pickles Often, Something Surprising Will Happen To Your Brain

Eight out of ten adults experience lower back pain once in their lifetime. I am one of those people and I’m definitely not looking forward to my …

Pain

Mel Brooks: Why 'Blazing Saddles' Is the 'Funniest Movie Ever Made'

"It's a good thing you're in New York and I'm in Los Angeles then," Mel Brooks says, before howling with laughter. He's just been informed that, as …

Comedy

How to Calibrate a Camera Lens

You’ve probably noticed that when using autofocus, your photos don’t necessarily turn out as crisp as you’d like, even though you’re working with a …

Cameras

The 15 Best Places On The Internet For Book Lovers

It’s lit<p>The internet is great for many things: <i>The OC</i> GIFs, Harambe memes, and literature.<p>Does it seem like one of those things is not like the other? If it feels at all strange to you that the medium which has been credited (along with television, of course) with a national decline in attention …

I Hope he Loves you like This. {Poem}

<i>I hope he calls you in the morning</i> <i><br>after a night of sleeping in a big, empty bed</i> <i><br>Just to say good morning</i> <i><br>Just to hear your voice</i> <i><br>as it is the only wake</i> …

Eggs

10 Ways Manipulators Use Emotional Intelligence for Evil (and How to Fight Back)

Learn how to protect yourself.<p>Emotional intelligence is nothing new.<p>Sure, the term was coined in the 1960s, and popularized by psychologists in recent decades. But the concept of emotional intelligence--which I define as a person's ability to recognize and understand emotions and use that …