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Tony Bradman's top 10 books about the first world war

The first world war has cast a very long shadow over the last century. My parents were of the generation that lived through the second world war, but I grew up listening to my mother recounting her dad's tales about his terrible experiences during the Gallipoli campaign in 1915 and later on the …

Kwame Anthony Appiah: Is religion good or bad? (This is a trick question)

Shaka Senghor: Why your worst deeds don't define you

An interview with the inimitable George Saunders, author of Tenth of December, on humor, pathos, Chicago, his parents’ diner’s “crazies,” and being edited by his inner nun. http://www.themillions.com/2014/06/saunders-on-humor.html

'Hidden Sea': What Happens When Fantasyland Doesn't Want You?

Usually when someone steps from our world into a fantasy world, they're one of two sorts of characters. There's the Bookish Outcast for whom the portal fantasy is a literal manifestation of the act of reading as escape — and there's the Chosen One, an otherwise unremarkable or unlikeable character …

10 Case Reports of Cotard’s Delusion

Cotard’s Delusion is a mental disorder where people suffer the nihilistic delusion that they are dead or no longer exist. First reported in the …

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Kindle Fiction: Write Hot-Selling Short Stories

Fiction writing is a great new opportunity for freelance writers. Want to write short stories and sell them on Amazon? Fiction out-sells nonfiction on the Kindle bookstore, and short stories sell well, especially in some genres. If you've always wanted to write fiction, but weren't sure how to …

Creative Writing

Giant Living Sculptures At Atlanta Botanical Gardens’ Exhibition

Mosaiculture is an excellent art form for those among us with the green thumbs and the space to do it. An excellent example of this complex but …

Sculpture

14 Comedy Specials To Stream Right Now

<i>We're going to watch at least three of these on Sunday</i><p><b>Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive</b><p>Aziz Ansari's Netflix comedy special is best-known for throwing cold water on the institution of marriage -- "an insane proposal!" -- and signals a departure from the "Parks and Recreation" star's previous stand-up, …

The best books on China: start your reading here

Blood, sweat and tears – and the pungent smell of garlic – run through Mo's gritty tale of penury and powerlessness in rural China.<p>The story, set in the late-1980s, is inspired by a real incident. Poor farmers in the ironically named Paradise County are encouraged by officials to plant garlic. But …

22 Creative Kids’ Room Ideas That Will Make You Want To Be A Kid Again

We love to write about interior design at Bored Panda, but we often forget to cover one important group – kids! Most parents will agree that …

How to Get Better Sleep as a Runner

Catching more quality Z’s can make you a stronger, better runner.<p><i>Status Update: Late night last night. Still managed to get up at 4, knock out an 18-miler, and get the kids to school on time.</i><p><i>Status Update: Didn’t get enough sleep this week. Stayed in bed for an extra hour and skipped my run.</i><p>Let’s …

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Want to Write a Book? Consider These 3 Self-Publishing Options.

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Self-publishing is no longer for fringe projects. With the mega-success of self-published books such as James Altucher’s <i>Choose Yourself</i> and even the <i>Fifty Shades Of Grey</i> series, self-publishing has gained support and respect …

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LIX Is The World’s Smallest 3D Drawing Pen That Lets You Draw In The Air

Imagine being able to draw a solid 3D object in the air, the way you might draw signs in the air with your finger. That’s exactly the idea behind the …

Prototypes

Study Shockingly Reports Parent Involvement in Schools Has No Value

In a <i>New York Times</i> article, Professors Keith Robinson of the University of Texas and Angel Harris of Duke reveal their findings that parents taking an active interest in schools -- helping with homework, visiting classrooms, checking on behavior, etc. -- not only doesn't help student achievement, …

23 Creative Ways To Hide The Eyesores In Your Home And Make It Look Better

Interior design is always awesome to read and think about, but what about those of us who already have homes or don’t have the money to spend on …

Bob Marley

10 Interesting Things About Great Britain

<b>By Erica Rex</b><p>1. The Cabbies Are Smarter Than Google Maps<p>London has the most informed cab drivers in the world—and they’ve got the diplomas to prove …

5 Reasons Teenagers Act the Way They Do

<i>For everyone who is or was a teen, here are some scientific explanations for why they behave that way.</i><p>1. Risk Taking<p>All teenagers take stupid risks …

Star Trek: The Next Generation Easter Eggs

Gabriel García Márquez: five essential works

Following Gabriel García Márquez's death here is a guide to his essential works, including One Hundred Years of Solitude<p><b>One Hundred Years of Solitude</b> (1967; English translation 1970)<p>This remarkable novel catapulted García Márquez from being a well-regarded Colombian writer to an international star …

'True Detective' Meets 'The Family Circus' Is Pure Evil Genius

When one recalls the adorable, kid-friendly comic strip "The Family Circus," our memories don't exactly conjure thoughts of overwhelming existentialism, metaphysical rumination or pessimism of any kind. Then we came across "Time Is A Flat Circus." Our childhood connections to the Sunday funnies …

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Ten words to cut from your writing

As Mark Twain famously wrote, "I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead." His point? Strong writing is lean writing.<p>When you want to make your writing more powerful, cut out words you don't need – such as the 10 included in this post:<p><b>1. Just:</b> The word "just" is a …

19 Magical Tree Tunnels You Should Definitely Take A Walk Through

Nature in as a whole tends to be a profoundly beautiful thing, but there are few things more magical than finding yourself under a canopy of trees in …

Take 30 Seconds After Learning Something to Write Important Points

Most of us are learning new stuff everyday. That might be from lectures, meetings, or even just a good podcast. If you want to really ingrain that …

Note-Taking

21 Of The Most Beautiful Japanese Cherry Blossom Photos Of 2014

The delicate pink sakura, or cherry blossom, is associated primarily with the culture of its native Japan. These trees blossom throughout Japan every …

How to Make Macaroni and Cheese Waffles

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>Waffled macaroni and cheese might not rank quite as high on the list of "things you must try before you die" as, say, a fresh-from-the-water oyster, or a sliver of Parmesan sliced off of a wheel that has just been …

The Do's and Don'ts of Writing a Blog

5 min read<p><b>This excerpt is part of Entrepreneur.com's</b> <b>Second-Quarter Startup Kit, which explores the fundamentals of starting up in a wide range of industries.</b><p><i>In the book Start Your Own Blogging Business, the staff at Entrepreneur Press and marketing expert Jason R. Rich explain how to start a</i> …

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