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For your writing to spark fire in the minds of readers, ask these questions

“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.” <i>~William S. Burroughs</i><p><b>There is no greater satisfaction in writing</b> …

Creative Writing

How To Avoid “Writing Like an Academic”

<i>Note</i><i>: I’m writing this piece from the perspective of an editor who was an academic for 16 years. I’ve edited and *ahem* committed some of the writing</i> …

30 terrifying before and after images of climate change

The first-ever March for Science happened Saturday in hundreds of cities across the country, rallying against what many see as an emerging disregard for the study of the natural world and the answers it provides.<p>The marches took place on Earth Day, no coincidence given the fact that President …

Shinigami Physiology

Gō Okada (Alive: The Final Evolution) and his Shinigami, who slays anyone who breaks a promise with her master, including Okada himself if he reveals …

How to use your cellphone when you're in a foreign country

Of course, it's important to have a working phone for safety reasons as well as social and practical considerations. So, before you get stuck trying to unlock your phone on the go or get left with hefty data roaming fees, brush up on these four common ways to go about prepping your phone for …

Text Messaging