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If You Think Horror Movies Are Scary, Wait Until You Read These Novels

If you've ever wondered whether or not your love of horror movies and scary stories is creepy, this should give you some peace of mind: There's …

Horror

This Timeline Shows The Entire History of The Universe, And Where It's Headed

This is how we'll die.<p>If you're the type of person who sometimes wakes up at 3am and lies in bed trying to wrap your tiny mind around the achingly …

Universe

25 Totally Not Boring Minimalist Bedrooms

Your bedroom should feel like a personal sanctuary, so it's not surprising many of us like to keep ours simple and clutter-free. And while …

What's The Scariest Book Set In Your State? Here Are All 50 Answers

Every state has its own breed of spooky stories and urban legends, but finding those ghouls and goblins revived in horror novels can be a challenge, …

21 Sci-Fi Books To Read After You Watch 'Annihilation'

With the film adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer's New Weird novel in theaters, it seems appropriate to give you a list of 21 suggested books to read …

Books

All the Strange, Terrible Things You Get Used to in Prison

I've been strip-searched hundreds of times.<p><i>This article was published in collaboration with the Marshall Project.</i><p>Have you ever sat on the toilet while carrying on a conversation with a guy who’s looming over you drinking Kool-Aid and eating chocolate-chip cookies?<p>Have you ever felt the need to tape</i> …

8 Questions to Ask Someone Other Than “What Do You Do?”

We’ve all been in the awkward situation of meeting someone new and having to build rapport quickly — at networking events, industry conferences, charity events, dinner parties, and other social-professional situations. If you’re like many people — especially most Americans — you break the awkward …

13 Horror Audiobooks That Are Actually Way More Terrifying Than The Written Version

The jury of readers is still out as to whether or not listening to an audiobook is the same as reading a text, but the small differences between the …

Books

Feel the Christmas Spirit Anytime of Year with this Jell-O Cake

Step 1<p>Make the cake mix as directed on the box. Pour it into a greased bundt pan and bake as directed.<p>Step 2<p>When the cake is finished baking, allow …

One Mystery Man Is Responsible for the Entire Sea Monster Porn Genre

A single German guy custom-ordered an entire sub-genre of porn.<p>There exists an obscure genre of porn in which an actor dressed in a mass-market sea monster costume has his slimy, scaly way with terrorized female performers.<p>More than 100 clips of this niche fetish exist on various websites, shot by …

NASA's $1 Billion Probe Just Sent Back Mind-Meltingly Gorgeous New Images of Jupiter

?<p>NASA's $US1 billion Juno spacecraft completed its 10th high-speed trip around Jupiter on December 16.<p>The robot gets relatively close to the gas …

How to Revise Your Story Like a Pro

It’s suddenly 2018. Have you set an awesome writing goal for yourself this year?I have, and I’m incredibly excited about it!For some of us, that goal …

11 Essential Books On Writing, Based On The Genre You Want To Write

If you're an aspiring writer, you know that you have to read all kinds of books in order to hone your technique, but sometimes it might seem as if …

Creative Writing

Philip Pullman: ‘I use coloured pencils to show which key I’m writing in – D minor, at the moment’

I get to my desk (in a very small room at the top of the house) at about 10, and fiddle about with the height of the desk and the chair until I’m comfortable. I have a desk that I can raise or lower according to the state of my aching back. Sometimes I stand at it, and sometimes I have it high up …

Books

Websites for Writers: 20 Sites with Great Writing Advice

<b>This post covers some of our 101 websites for writers selected in 2017. Now, we’re hunting for our top 101 websites for writers in 2018. Hit us with</b> …

Why I Seldom Teach The Hero's Journey Anymore -- And What I Teach Instead

Back when I was in grad school myth was seldom spoken of in public without a sneer. <i>Kid stuff!</i> Only recently had Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers opened the discussion with their influential television series <i>The Power of Myth</i>.<p>Today, you hear about myth everywhere: in sales (for the ancient Greeks …

Our Guide to the Best Affordable Furniture That Isn’t from Ikea

Low Budget, Original Style<p>If there’s one place you turn to for home furniture when you’re on a budget, it’s usually Ikea. But if you’re trying to …

Furniture

The 30 Best Tools for Writers

If you want to write a book, you need the right tools for the job. But what are the <i>best</i> tools for writers? We get asked that all the time.Whether …

How to Make Your Home Feel Warm and Cozy for Under $100

>There’s nothing better on a crisp fall evening than sinking into a velvety corner of your sofa, cocooned in an ultra-soft throw while watching When</i> …

Decorations

The Abyss Gazes Back: 13 Quotes On What Makes A Monster

We had a good run with all those fairy tale adaptations, but the past couple of years seem to have chased all our worst monsters out into the daylight. The affairs of even Dracula and Frankenstein seem almost whimsical in the face of current events, which could explain why Halloween has …

Literature

How to Analyze a Story Like a Master Writer

As writers, there is no replacement for reading as a practice to become a better writer, but studying film or television can be just as instructive. …

An AI god will emerge by 2042 and write its own bible. Will you worship it?

In the next 25 years, AI will evolve to the point where it will know more on an intellectual level than any human. In the next 50 or 100 years, an AI might know more than the entire population of the planet put together. At that point, there are serious questions to ask about whether this AI — …

Story structure examples: Repetition and variation

A well-structured story is satisfying to read, as independent parts feel cohesive and related. Read a definition of story structure, followed by …

‘It’: Bill Skarsgård Describes the ‘Really, Really Disturbing’ Scene That Got Cut

It might make it into the sequel.<p>“It” is making a lot of money — as in, <i>a lot</i> of money — at the box office, and so there’s a good chance you’ve …

Here Are The Major Differences Between The Original Script Of “It” And The Version You Saw

BuzzFeed News obtained Cary Fukunaga and Chase Palmer’s original script for the Stephen King adaptation, and it’s darker than you’d imagine.<p>For a while, it seemed like <i>It</i> was never going to see the light of day: Warner Bros.’ adaptation of the epic Stephen King novel had been plagued by false starts …

Give your home an IKEA makeover, Wes Anderson style

In his new YouTube series, #FoodFilms, food artist and director David Ma channels famous filmmakers to demonstrate famous recipes. Inspired by the …

The Drink Orders That Will (Finally) Make You Look Cool

We asked a bunch of bartenders what drink orders impress them most.<p>So you're at a bar and you wanna look cool, huh? Avoid the well drinks and steer clear of your favorite light beer (for now). Thankfully, drinks that will impress your bartender and your date alike all tend to have one thing in …

Flaky Biscuits Recipe

This recipe for Flaky Biscuits is really foolproof, but each batch you make will be better than the last. Practice really does make perfect in this …

The Very Big Drinks that Will Make Your Next Party Way Cooler

Shaking cocktails is exhausting. Make a big bowl of punch instead.<p>Throwing parties is a low-key act of masochism. In addition to spending the day cleaning your home for the first time in months, you’ve also got to attend to the chicken while keeping Jeff entertained when he arrives at 7 P.M. sharp. …

Flavors

This Summery Tequila Cocktail Should Replace Your Next Margarita

The Diablo is the perfect August drink.<p>August is real-deal, no-bullshit, abandon-all-hope-of-cooler-days summertime, and it needs a serious drink to match. So pour the rosé down the sink (or just, you know, set it aside—you really wouldn’t want to waste that) and save the domestic canned beer for …