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Cartography Software for Fantasy Writers

<i>This is not a sponsored post.</i><p>Happy Saturday, my lovely bookaholics! As you know, earlier this month I started writing a novel for NaNoWriMo, which …

Data Visualization

Barack and Michelle Obama's romantic photos cause a stir

Barack and Michelle Obama have appeared on the cover of a black women's lifestyle magazine in the US, with intimate photos of the loving couple setting the internet abuzz.<p>America's first couple posed for a series of romantic shots for the October issue of Essence, in which they spoke about their …

Model dropped from her agency for being 'too big' launches body-positive campaign for women of all sizes

Diversity has recently become a buzzword in fashion, and rightly so. Model castings are still painfully prescriptive with most taking a cookie-cutter approach to beauty. But gone are the days when models happily went along with the almost-impossible standards set by the industry. A number of women …

Ashley Graham

Understanding The Pros and Cons of Reverse Mortgages

A reverse mortgage is entirely opposite to a home loan. You mortgage the house to the bank or a lender and in return get periodic payments. …

Personal Finance

How to Get Paid to Go to School | Investopedia

A two- or four-year college degree is an investment that usually leads to a more fulfilling career and higher lifetime earnings than a high school …

Marketing with Strategic Empathy Provides The Next Level of Customer Acquisition

In their quest to find out what makes customers “tick”, business owners have invested in Big Data, surveys and social media campaigns.The problem …

Marketing

Labor Day Weekend madness in Atlanta: Here’s the scoop

Annual “Clusterfest” predicted to be half-million strong and bigger than ever in ‘16<p>Every Atlantan knows that Labor Day Weekend in the city is a special, wonderful kind of weird: Legions of Cosplay freaks commingle with college football drunkards and Black Gay Pride enthusiasts while barbecue …

Axl Rose

The 20 Best Crossovers In NBA History, Ranked

This IS NOT a “honor the best guys in NBA history” list. If someone helped mold and create the crossover, that doesn’t mean he’ll make this list. (I looked and looked, but Isiah Thomas never had a crossover nice enough to make it — that doesn’t mean he isn’t one of the greatest ballhandlers ever. …

NFL

The Email Marketing Secret Nobody Talks About

It's the fastest, easiest way to ensure your emails get read while also building a deeper connection with your readers.<p>Once upon a time, we loved email. Heck, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan even starred in a movie about it.<p>However, these days most of us view email as more a necessary evil of doing business …

Uganda’s boisterous nightlife as captured by photographer Michele Sibiloni

When photographer Michele Sibiloni moved to Kampala, Uganda’s capital city, in 2010, he was struck by the buzzing atmosphere at nighttime as people …

Africa

Yahoo’s Audio-Free Video Messaging App Livetext Is Now Available Worldwide

If you were intrigued by Livetext, the audio-free video messaging app launched by Yahoo last month, but don’t live in the U.S. or the handful of test markets where it was available, then we have news for you. The app is now live worldwide, which means anyone with an iOS and Android device can get …

Fiction Podcasts Are Finally a Thing! Thank You, Sci-Fi and Horror

Dan Powell vanished in January 2016. Before he did, though, the audio archivist sent his friend Mark a set of tapes, chronicling his attempts to …

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Astrophysics

35 Best Google Chrome Extensions for 2017

We’d told you earlier that web browsers are now damn productive that we cannot call them tools to visit web pages! Of course, every web browser has …

Google

The best recent science fiction novels – review roundup

Eric Brown on Alastair Reynolds’ Poseidon’s Wake, Sarah Lotz’s Day Four, Kit Reed’s WHERE, Ian Whates’s Pelquin’s Comet, Amanda Downum’s Dreams of Shreds and Tatters and Stefan Mohamed’s Bitter Sixteen<p>A former astronomer with the European Space Agency, Alastair Reynolds writes expansive, …

There's a drive-thru Waffle House in Stone Mountain

There’s a drive-thru Waffle House in Stone Mountain<p>The first WaHo window failed because of the location. Could this one lead to a breakfast …

Flume brings Instagram to your browser's New Tab page

If you can’t ever get enough of your Instagram feed, you’ll love Flume. This elegant extension for Chrome and Safari brings an endless stream of photos shared by people you follow right to your browser, every time you open a new tab.<p>Just install the extension, sign in with your account and enjoy …

Apps

Found: The Furthest Galaxy From Earth

A long time ago, this galaxy formed far, far away<p>More than 13 billion light years from our tiny planet, an ancient galaxy lurks. Named EGS-zs8-1, it’s an extremely luminous cluster of stars—and it’s the farthest galaxy we’ve ever seen.<p>EGS-zs8-1 was identified originally by images taken with the …