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The Ultimate List of Online Resources for Being a Better Photographer

We thought it would be helpful to put together a list of resources that photographers generally use and how they use them. This is a bit of a “living …

From prey to predator: how I got justice after sexual assault

My obsession with animals pre-existed any trauma in my life. As a five-year-old, I wrote a fully illustrated book titled Tigger Maskkir, about circus animals that revolt and eat the clowns. My teachers thought I was becoming deranged, but my mother explained that it had been going on since before …

Self-publishing surging to 31% of ebook market, claims report

Mandy Cheng/AFP/Getty Images<p>'The indie movement is not a blip' … Hugh Howey speaking at Taipei International Book Exhibition in February 2014. Photograph: Mandy Cheng/AFP/Getty …

A Random Guy Asked This Poet A Sexist, Obscene Question; Her Response Will Give You Chills

Venessa Marco was at a bodega when the man behind the counter asked her if she could deep throat. He said, “You look like the kind of girl who can swallow.”<p>Refusing to shrink from the question, as degrading and presumptuous as it was, Marco responded in the best way possible — and she’s captured it …

Amazon’s new all-you-can-eat plan to devour the book business

The great disruptor disrupts itself. Kindle Unlimited is a great deal for consumers, but what about everyone else?<p>So it's come to this. Amazon, the great disruptor of the publishing industry, is now disrupting itself. Because one way to look at Kindle Unlimited, Amazon's new $9.99-a-month …

Huckleberry Crisps

Heat oven to 350°. Place four 6-oz. fluted ceramic ramekins on a parchment paper–lined baking sheet.<p>In a medium bowl, combine 6 tbsp. sugar, flour, …

Vagina selfie for 3D printers lands Japanese artist in trouble

Last month it took more than 20 firefighters to free a US student who had become trapped inside a giant sculpture of a vagina in Germany. But genital art elicited a very different response in Japan this week, when police arrested an artist for distributing data that enables recipients to make 3D …

Four-winged flying dinosaur unearthed in China

A new species of prehistoric, four-winged dinosaur discovered in China may be the largest flying reptile of its kind.<p>The well-preserved, complete skeleton of the dinosaur <i>Changyuraptor yangi</i> features a long tail with feathers 30cm in length – the longest ever seen on a dinosaur fossil. The feathers …

Think medical school is for you? You’re probably wrong

<i>Katherine Sinclair is an MSc. candidate in the department of history at the University of Oxford</i><p>Dear Aspiring Medical Student,<p>Congratulations on your near-perfect GPA and your MCAT scores. Kudos, also, on your impressive (if slightly boring) list of extra-curriculars, and your volunteer work.<p>If I …

5 Free Apps That Make You Seem Smart

When you communicate more clearly, people are more likely to think you're smart.<p>In business, how you write (and speak) is who people think you are. If you have lousy grammar, use tired cliches, spout biz-blab, or dress up five-cent ideas in five-dollar words, people secretly (or openly, if you're …

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4 Ways to De-Bloat During Breakfast

Beat puffiness first thing in the a.m. with these tricks.<p><i>This article was repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>After a long weekend of fun, food, cocktails, or all of the above, you can wake up feeling like a giant marshmallow. Although eating or drinking anything else might be the last …

Kent nurse 'plotted to kill and eat teenage girl'

A nurse with a cannibalism fetish bought an axe he planned to use on a girl he believed to be 14 years old before eating her, a court has heard.<p>Dale Bolinger, 57, used the Dark Fetish Network (DFN) to discuss beheading and eating women and girls for sexual gratification, a trial at Canterbury crown …

Google had one hour to make counter offers to prevent Facebook poaching talent

Intense rivalry at Silicon Valley's tech giants led to the search engine introducing generous counter-offers to prevent social network stealing key employees, court documents have revealed<p>Google instigated a policy in 2007 that saw the search giant make generous counter-offers to employees being …

56 Ways to Start Losing Weight Today

Consider it your ultimate weight-loss guide.<p><i>This article was republished with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Losing weight isn't easy, and whoever tells you differently is lying. It takes commitment, hard work, and for many, a complete lifestyle makeover. But these 56 techniques will make losing …