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The Best Colors for Every Room

Your front door, hallway, kitchen, and more!<p>Our experts help you determine what colors are best for your front door, hallways, small rooms, and more.

The strange world of felt presences

What links polar explorer Ernest Shackleton, sleep paralysis, and hearing voices?<p>On 20 May 1916, Ernest Shackleton, Frank Worsley, and Tom Crean reached Stromness, a whaling station on the north coast of South Georgia. They had been walking for 36 hours, in life-threatening conditions, in an …

Cognition

Picasso painting declared as $37 Christmas present intercepted by US customs

A stolen Picasso painting worth millions was nabbed by U.S. customs authorities in Newark, New Jersey who didn’t believe the Fed Ex package was a Christmas gift worth only $37.<p>The cubist oil-on-canvas, called “La Coiffeuse” — or “The Hairdresser” in English—was painted in 1911 and belongs to the …

Fine Art

From the Archives

The red carpet isn’t the only place that Hollywood’s stars shine. Here, the star turns of this year’s Oscar nominees on the pages of <i>Vogue.</i>

23 Great Rooms By Photographer Brittany Ambridge

Cashing in on the Speed Writing Craze

Every November, thousands of people around the country stop everything they’re doing, sit down with a notepad or some kind of keyboard, and start …

Microsoft brings its digital ink to the iPad with OneNote handwriting update

Microsoft is bringing its digital inking and handwriting features to the iPad today. In a new update to the OneNote iPad app, Microsoft has added the option to switch on a handwriting mode. You can use a third-party iPad stylus or even your fingers to draw out notes, and there are options to modify …

Microsoft OneNote

The Evolution of the Best Actress Winners' Gowns Through the Years

A visual history of the award-worthy gowns that set the precedent for red carpets to come<p>As we eagerly await Sunday's Oscars red carpet, we're looking back at the award-worthy gowns that set the precedent for nominees to come. Click through to peruse the gowns that adorned the Best Actress winner …

How to Read Intelligently and Write a Great Essay: Robert Frost’s Letter of Advice to His Young Daughter

“The sidelong glance is what you depend on.”<p><i>“Only a person who is congenitally self-centered has the effrontery and the stamina to write essays,”</i> E.B. White wrote in the foreword to his collected essays. Annie Dillard sees things almost the opposite way, insisting that essayists perform a public …

Literature

Deadliest Tornado Outbreak in Decades Was Fueled by Smoke From Land Clearing

April 2011 saw the worst day of U.S. tornadoes since 1974, and a new analysis points to fires in Central America as part of the cause.<p>Even experienced weather forecasters were taken aback by the ferocity of the 2011 tornado outbreak. On its worst day, April 27, more than 120 twisters touched down …

13 Business Models for Book Authors

People pay for access and exclusivity, not for stupid copies. You need to develop your sense of business accordingly and think about your business …

Seven Habits of Optimistic People

Happy people live longer and feel better. But how do they stay so upbeat?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Optimists aren’t just people who see the glass half full. They also make more money than pessimists and …

The 10 best iPhone widgets you should be using

We've collected the 10 best apps that use widgets creatively to keep you up to date and entertained — all from your iPhone's lock screen.<p>From alerting you to when you've only reached your data cap to showing you the best headlines from The New York Times, these widgets pack some power.

It's Never too Late to... Write a Novel

In the first of an occasional series, we go in search of people who have pursued a passion later in life<p>Got a half-finished novel in your bottom drawer which you have been too shy to show anyone? Well, now is the time to give your baby the TLC it needs. Imagine how proud you will feel if you buckle …

55 Digital Branding Tips for Authors

To help you navigate the digital marketing landscape and build your audience for your book, I put together a list of 55 things that can help you establish your brand over the long haul. You just may be surprised at how much you enjoy the journey of connecting with your readers and how building your …

Apple has a deeply discounted collection of apps to make your life easier — grab them while you still can

Well you're in luck. Apple has a deeply discounted collection of apps to help you tackle your daily tasks in a faster and more efficient way, and we've put them all in one place so you can see which ones you like.<p>Some of the discounts offer up to 60% off the usual price, but it's only for a limited …

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pizza May Be the Best Thing You'll Ever Eat

Chocolate chip cookie dough pizza combines two of the greatest things in food: cookie dough and pizza. What are you waiting for? Make it!<p>Hey, Food Fanatics!<p>I am SO excited to be the newest member of the Food Fanatic Family! I feel like I’ve been adopted into a gigantic family full of food bloggers …

11 Foods That Crush Cravings

If losing weight is a goal for you, then you want to make sure you get some soluble fiber in your diet, too. Hydrophilic fibers dissolve and form a gel in the intestines. The gel helps steady blood sugar, which in turn stops food cravings and makes us feel full longer. Being well hydrated also aids …

Performances from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre are available online

If you don't have the cash or time to visit the recreated Globe Theatre and see Shakespeare's plays performed in a near-original setting, you'll at least have access to the next best thing. The playhouse has just launched Globe Player, a store that lets you pay to watch full Shakespearean …

The World Is Full of Holocaust Deniers

A new survey suggests that many Asians, Africans, Middle Easterners, young people, Muslims, and Hindus believe that facts about the genocide have been distorted.<p>Only 54 percent of the world's population has heard of the Holocaust.<p><i>54 percent</i>.<p>This is the most staggering statistic in a new survey by …

10 Cozy Reading Nooks

As I pulled my snow boots on again for yet another morning slog through the park with Hope, I found myself wondering if I’d ever have the motivation …

Pictures of the Week 1.3.14

Vast Number of Silent Films Lost to History | The Takeaway | WNYC

Silent movies are still the earliest cinematic record of our time—even if they have long been surpassed by more exciting forms of theater. …

Library of Congress

'Calvin and Hobbes' ebooks now available for the first time

Almost 30 years after Bill Watterson introduced the world to <i>Calvin and Hobbes</i>, one of the most beloved daily comic strips is finally available as a collection of ebooks. It's not quite the full series, which is available as a giant multi-volume book, but the ebooks on offer cover a fairly large …

Russia readies an Olympic torch for its trip to space and back

Former Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, 76, speaks during torch relay celebrations in the Yaroslavl region, about 350 kilometers (217 miles) northeast of Moscow. An unlit Olympic torch is to be sent to the International Space Station and back, to be used during opening ceremonies for the 2014 …

Space Exploration

Rare Jewish prayer book predates oldest known Torah scroll

Scholars are calling a rare Hebrew text dating back to the 9th century the earliest known Jewish prayer book, predating the world's oldest Torah scroll.<p>The 50-page book is 4.3 inches tall and about 4 inches wide and is written in an archaic form of Hebrew, on pages of aged parchment. The text …

New Cosmic Mystery: Butterfly Nebulae Align

Wildlife<p>This mosaic shows a selection of stunning images of butterfly-shaped planetary nebulae taken by Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA; NGC 6302: NASA, ESA and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team; NGC 6881: ESA/Hubble & NASA; NGC 5189: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team …

The 11 Paint Colors That Will Be Hot Next

The most popular paint colors now.<p>We went straight to the source — the paint companies — to find out what's happening now. Find out the popular paint color trends before anyone else does.

NASA Finds A Pink Planet That Challenges Current Theories

About 57 light years from Earth, astronomers have discovered a large new planet, colored a deep magenta. It’s the second planet whose color has been directly observed by astronomers, the first being HD 189733b. That alone would make this find noteworthy. But equally noteworthy is the fact that the …