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Easy DNA Editing Will Remake the World. Buckle Up. | WIRED

Spiny grass and scraggly pines creep amid the arts-and-crafts buildings of the Asilomar Conference Grounds, 100 acres of dune where California's …

Your Essential Proofreading Checklist: 10 Things You Can't Forget

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Hypnotic Writing | 5 Effective Strategies To Put Your Reader In A Trance.

<i>This is a guest contribution from Thai Nguyen of Wantrepreneur Journey.</i><p><i>You are getting sleepy…very sleepy…</i><p>That’s typically what comes to mind when …

Mr. Ten Percent: The Man Who Built — And Bilked — American Soccer

As the World Cup opens, a tale about winning dirty: How a swindling suburban soccer dad pocketed millions as he helped make the sport in the U.S a booming success.<p>In the middle of 1989, suburban soccer dad Chuck Blazer had just lost his job, had no income, and was struggling with debt.<p>But he did …

Corruption

Springtime in Tiananmen Square, 1989

While teaching English in Beijing, I witnessed one of the most tumultuous protests in modern history.<p>We were young, and maybe a little naive, and we were angry at injustice. Whenever a group of us foreign teachers got together to share a meal or some beers, Chuck, the most cantankerous of our lot, …

FORGET CSI: A Disaster Is Happening In America's Crime Labs

In the last week of March, the top-rated show in the country was "NCIS." An hour-long crime drama, the series features actor Pauley Perrette, whose portrayal of fictional forensic scientist Abby Sciuto has made her the single most popular performer in prime time. "Abby Sciuto Has Inspired a Whole …

First Degree

As the newspaper industry shrinks by 8 per cent a year, how is the Guardian coping?

Despite breaking the WikiLeaks story and the Snowden scandal, Alan Rusbridger's crusading liberal newspaper is still hemorrhaging money. With the …

The $100 Billion Antioxidant Market, and Why You're Having Fish for Dinner

Health food trends continue to grow because they are a cash cow. It’s estimated that the global antioxidant market will generate nearly $100 billion …

Write 1000 Words in an Hour

Writing is the bottleneck.<p>Not for everyone… but for a lot of people – particularly who are involved in any kind of blogging or content creation. It’s …

How to Create Consistently Great Content for the Long Haul - Copyblogger

Want to know a powerful secret weapon you can use in your quest for better creative output? Think of it as an industrial-strength antidote to …

Warning: your grammar mistakes are killing your traffic

Shares 55<p>Do you make grammar mistakes?<p><i>Oh, this might be good: “Top 10 video tips blogers need to know.” Oops, someone forgot to proofread. Oh, well.</i> …

You Need More Space

Well, maybe you don’t, but I do.<p>I’m creating space at a friend’s vineyard in Pennsylvania this weekend. How about you?<p>I don’t think it’s impossible …

Nine Ways to Find Writing Ideas

You’ve finally carved out a spare moment to write. You open up a blank document, and set your fingers on the keys. But then nothing comes.<p>You check …

A Scientific Guide to Writing Great Headlines on Twitter, Facebook, and Your Blog

Ever since we started Buffer a little over 2 years ago, people have been asking us about one question very specifically:<p>How can I write great …

Social Media

5 Effective Ways to Improve Writing Productivity

Have you ever happened to write a blog post in like 20 minutes?<p>Most definitely many of you have had the chance to both come up with an awesome idea …

Time I

The Art of Writing Succinctly

This post is written by our <i>new regular contributor</i>, Marianne Richmond. Marianne is the author of <i>If I Could Keep You Little</i> and more than fifteen …

A Short Guide to Writing Good Copy - Copyblogger

The term “style” is thrown around a lot by writers, but it’s a misnomer for copywriters because “style” doesn’t work in the extremely short attention …

Writing Tips to Make You Better

<b>Bonus:</b> For free writing tips delivered directly to your inbox, click here.<p>If you want to become a better writer, get ready to do some work. Because …

Five Realizations that Helped Me Write Regularly

<i>As with most things, the best way to get better at writing is through practice. Whether it is part of your job or just something to do in your free</i> …

40 Tips to Boost Your Writing Skills to a Master Level

Everyone IS a writer. Only a few people actually realize that they write for living. In every workday, we spend hours in front of the computer …

The Alchemy of Writing — More Tips from a Pro

<i>This interview on the creative process is part II in an interview with award-winning author Fred Waitzkin. Part I can be found here.</i><p><b>Reading time:</b><br>– …

The Alchemy of Writing — Tips from a Non-Fiction and Fiction Pro

<b>Total read time: 20 minutes<br>Bolded read time (as a teaser): 4 minutes</b><p>—<p>I first met Josh Waitzkin at a coffee shop in Manhattan.<p>About 15 minutes into …

4 Effective Tips to Help You Write More

Completing an article comes down to two stages – first you create the concept and then you turn that concept into words, sentences and paragraphs…<p>The …

Why You Need to Write Every Day

For the longest time, the writing life intimidated me. I thought of myself as a “writer,” but I was afraid to claim that moniker in public.<p>After all, …

Writing

How to Immediately Become a More Productive (and Better) Writer - Copyblogger

You want to become a better writer.<p>I know this because you’re reading Copyblogger.<p>I also know that you <i>fear</i> becoming a better writer.<p><i>This</i> I know …

How to Blog Almost Every Day - chrisbrogan.com

I put up a blog post (almost) every day, and sometimes, I put up more than one a day. On top of this, I write for clients, write for other projects, …

Unfurl Your Sails: 3 Questions Every Writer Needs to Ask Themselves

<b>Joe here</b>: I want to officially welcome our newest regular contributor, Birgitte Rasine. Birgitte is an author, publisher, entrepreneur, and …

Writer’s Voice: What it is and how to develop yours

Once upon a time, I was an assistant chef. I worked at a small but busy restaurant with the head chef, a few helpers, dishwashers, and about a dozen …

25 editing tips for your writer's toolbox

Editing is just as important as writing—maybe even more important.<p>If you can edit your work effectively, your rough draft might look like chicken …

Get Your Eagle Eye On: 10 Tips for Proofreading Your Own Work

Shares 339<p>The best blog post I read this morning—of many—is good. Very good, actually. It flows. It’s fresh. It has a rhythm that drew me in and made …