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The Longest English Words to Ever Appear in Literature

What's the longest word ever to appear in literature? And what qualifies as a 'word'? The longest word in the English language (leaving literature to one side for a moment) is a staggering 189,819 letters long. Or rather, it is and it isn't.<p>The chemical formula for the protein otherwise known as …

Literature

15 Delightfully Inspirational Quotes from Great Writers

Any writer knows that unsolicited advice about their work is easy to come by, but finding inspiration on those days when the words just won’t come is …

11 Facts Yü Should Know About the Umlaut

1. The word “umlaut” comes from one of the Brothers Grimm.<p>Jacob Grimm was not only a collector of fairy tales (along with his brother Wilhelm), but …

How El Niño Happens

The weather phenomenon called El Niño has been on my radar* since about the year 2000, but I never really knew what it was. In this short video from</i> …

El Niño

Little-Known Punctuation Marks for National Punctuation Day

<i>[See larger]</i><p>George Bernard Shaw, a member of the Simplified Spelling Soesiety<p>The English language is notorious for complex spelling rules—and the …

Spectacular Places

Milford Sound, New Zealand

Ray Bradbury on the Secret of Life, Work, and Love

<b>Ray Bradbury</b> (August 22, 1920–June 5, 2012) was not only one of the most celebrated writers of the past century and an invaluable source of practical advice on the craft, such as the creative benefits of list-making and the secret to a fruitful daily routine, but also a modern sage with a seemingly …

ART Collection

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Books about town: find London's literary benches and share your photos

London has become a literary playground: a project by the National Literacy Trust has scattered 50 book-shaped benches across the capital for the whole summer, each dedicated to an iconic London-related author or character. Will you help us find them?<p>Find the benches and share your photos via …

Lenticular Clouds over Mount Fuji!. http://t.co/Ul7tE1f8FY

How authors from Dickens to Dr Seuss invented the words we use every day

The English language didn't just spring from nowhere. So who introduced such gems as cojones, meme, nerd and butterfingers?<p><b>Butterfingers</b><p>Charles Dickens used the term in his 1836 The Pickwick Papers (more properly called The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club): "At every bad attempt at a catch, …

Why Americans Call Soccer 'Soccer'

The British started it.<p>New Zealand's largest newspaper is deeply conflicted. With the World Cup underway in Brazil, should <i>The New Zealand Herald</i> refer to the "global round-ball game" as "soccer" or "football"? The question has been put to readers, and the readers have spoken. It's "football"—by a …

The Sleep Schedules Of 27 Of History’s Greatest Minds

The science of sleep and its glorious effects on creativity, productivity, and sanity gets a lot of press these days. That said, the sleep habits of some of your favorite writers, musicians, and artists may surprise you a little.<p>The bedtimes and rising times of history’s greatest minds are …

Genius

It’s Tartt—But Is It Art?

No one denies that Donna Tartt has written the “It novel” of the year, a runaway best-seller that won her the Pulitzer Prize. But some of the self-appointed high priests of literary criticism—at The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and The Paris Review—are deeply dismayed by The Goldfinch …

20 Wise and Witty J. K. Rowling Quotes

Jo Rowling has imparted comfort, strength, and inspiration to her global readership of children and adults through the voices of Albus Dumbledore, …

The Best Shots Fired in the Oxford Comma Wars

The Oxford comma, so-called because the Oxford University Press style guidelines require it, is the comma before the conjunction at the end of a …

Watch Beautiful Thunderstorms Swirl

Cinematographer Stephen Locke took timelapse video of a series of supercell thunderstorm outbreaks near Climax, Kansas on May 10, 2014. You've …

10 Inspiring Bookshops around the World

<i>I</i>f you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.<p>– Henry David …

New Zealand "Vanscapes" Framed through the Window of a Van

In this series of unique landscapes, artist Alison Turner documents life as seen through a car window. For years, the adventurous photographer has been traveling the country in a van, along with her camera and her dog, Max. In this series, entitled <i>Vanscapes</i>, she ventured beyond the US to New …

Campervans

New Zealand Autumn Workshop Announced for 2015

Announced here first on the blog!<p>We’ve only announced and planned one workshop for all of 2015 so far, and it’s going to be in the Autumn here in New …

Cathedral Cove

Nature is Amazing 🌿 on Twitter: "Shooting star and Milky Way over Lake Tekapo, New Zealand. http://t.co/EYrVlsXIDw"

Lake Tekapo: Poster Material For New Zealand 100% Pure

This is, by far, my favourite landscape shot from our five-day New Zealand road trip — Lake Tekapo in all its turquoise glory set off by the bluest …

Lake Alexandrina & Lake Tekapo • Backpacker & Travel Photography

Starry starry night in Lake Tekapo. Take me back there! #NZfoto @JPlusSunday http://t.co/dg4e6QcpTX

welcome to lake tekapo! apparently one of the darkest places on earth...no kidding! http://t.co/GpbXLpEtdc

December Lupins of Lake Tekapo, New Zealand. #GardensoftheWorld http://t.co/82JARufDeL

New Zealand awaits on Twitter: "#NZMustDo Enjoy tranquillity at its best at Lake Tekapo, #NewZealand #bucketlist (pic: @chris_gin) http://t.co/JTTkego2Dh"

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Nature Glenn Coco

21634 hearts<p>View image source<p>More from the Outdoors Inspiration<p>Glenn <br>@LittlegCoco<p>Follow<p>Nature Glenn Coco / Lake Tekapo, New Zealand<p>almost 5 years …