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How to make a plot captivating: 7 strategies

Sometimes you get half way through a story or novel before you realize that your plot is missing something. Maybe it plods and meanders, or there is …

Creative Writing

Make This Pasta When You Swear There's Nothing in the Fridge

Break free from your usual basil-and-pine-nut routine with a wintry pesto that was practically meant for a simple plate of spaghetti.<p><i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you</i> …

Luxury Lifestyle

Anne R. Allen's Blog: How to Write a Prize-Worthy Short Story: A Step-by-Step Guide

Your protagonist should be multi-dimensional and at least somewhat sympathetic, so readers can relate to him and start bonding with him right away. …

The Secrets Of Writing Smart, Long-form Articles That Go Absolutely Viral

Going deep with the founders of Wait But Why, who show that thoughtful, long-form content is king.<p><i>Note: BuzzFeed publishes several long and excellent feature stories every week, as you can see on their Big Stories page. We did not intend to belittle the work of the editors and writers there, and we</i> …

Writing

The truth about the Sound of Music family

<b>When it was released 50 years ago, The Sound of Music became one of the most successful films of all time. It was based on the true story of the von Trapp family (above) - but what did they think of it and was their life really like it was portrayed in the movie?</b><p>"Everyone thinks the Sound of Music …

German Language

Purity Ring - begin again

Bill Murray

These 36 questions can make you 'fall in love with anyone'

A simple test claims to be able to make two people fall head-over-heels in love, by helping them seem vulnerable to each other. Why not give it a try?<p>The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother.<p>The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below - and answer them yourself. Doing this, …

One Of These 21 Movies Will Probably Win Best Picture At The 2015 Oscars

<i>Welcome to For Your Consideration, HuffPost Entertainment's breakdown of all things Oscar. Between now and Feb. 22, 2015, entertainment managing editor Christopher Rosen and entertainment editor Matthew Jacobs will pore over awards season and discuss which films will make the most noise at the 87th</i> …

Golden Globes

Photographer Traces Her Ancestors by Replicating Their Vintage Portraits

Artist and photographer Christine McConnell traces her lineage in a unique project that recreates photos of the past. Using portraits of the women from her mother’s side of the family, McConnell reproduces them with herself as the subject. This creative twist means that she meticulously matched the …

Photography

A Writer's Cheatsheet to Plot and Structure

Plot and structure are like gravity. You can work with them or you can fight against them, but either way they’re as real as a the keyboard at your …

The best TV shows of 2014 (part 2)

Welcome to part two of <i>The A.V. Club</i>’s best TV shows of 2014 countdown. Part one ran yesterday; what follows are the top 10 shows of the year.<p>It was …

TV

The best TV shows of 2014 (part 1)

When the viewers, creators, critics, and scholars of the future reflect on the television of the 2010s, 2014 will have a special shine to it. This …

TV

Designers Recreated Wes Anderson's Grand Budapest Hotel IRL

Do you wish the world around you was just a little more symmetrical? Maybe eternally washed in a candy-colored Instagram filter? Perhaps with a stronger Bill Murray presence? Basically, do you yearn for a daily life that looks identical to a Wes Anderson film?<p>You should think about booking a trip …

5 Ways Einstein Was a Regular Guy

A new, free digital archive of his personal papers reveals what we all share with the 20th century's greatest mind.<p>Life isn't always easy, even when you're a genius. But what else do you have in common with Albert Einstein?<p>A free archive of the famed physicist's writings released on Friday might …

100 Years of Changing Beauty, Makeup, and Hairstyles in 1 Minute

Over the past century, ideas of beauty, hairstyles, and makeup trends have changed drastically. Seattle-based creative agency Cut demonstrate this in their short timelapse video <i>100 Years of Beauty in 1 Minute</i>, in which they condense the evolving aesthetics of the years from 1910 to 2010 in one …

Beauty

The 20 Most Incredible Houses in Movies

Whether real or created through movie magic, we've rounded up our all-time favorite historic homes featured in films.<p>Everett Collection

25 Icons Who Travel in Style

Let these 25 vintage icons inspire your jet set style.<p>Let these 25 vintage icons inspire your jet set style.

Tavi Gevinson: From Teen Fashion Queen to Broadway Star

Bloggers like Tavi Gevinson have parlayed their brand into celebrity and collaborations with Fortune 500 companies. Why do celebrities who emulate …

Alternative Godzilla Movie Posters

A selection of unofficial, alternative Godzilla movie posters by different creative folks.<p>It’s always a pleasure to see how great blockbusters of the …

Disneyland's original prospectus revealed!

Thanks to an anonymous benefactor, Boing Boing is pleased to present the first-ever look at the original Disneyland prospectus.<p>Thanks to an anonymous …

271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book | Colossal

<p>In 1692 an artist known only as “A. Boogert” sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit …

Fresh Free Fonts - March 2014 Edition

<b>390</b> Flares <b>390</b> Flares ×<p>Staying updated with what’s the new thing, and the latest trend in the field of designing is of prime importance. There are …

If 27 Famous Artists Designed Buildings

Have you ever loved a painting so much you wanted to step inside and live in it for a while? The aching color of a Rothko composition or a surreal Dali dreamscape might make more exciting living spaces than our boxy apartments or monotonous suburban homes.<p>In his latest illustration series, …

Art

Multifunctional and Compact: Tiny Tel Aviv Art Studio

A tiny Tel Aviv apartment has become a studio space and private gallery with a fold-down bed, holding an artist’s personal collection and providing …

Home

If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

13 Examples of Illustrations and Hand Drawn Elements in Web Design

Illustrations and hand drawn elements in web design can add personality while grabbing the user’s attention. And as long as you don’t turn your page …

Tiny House Design