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Finding Hope In Europe’s Most Atheist Country

Enjoying a cup of kindness and friendship with new friends in the Czech RepublicI am on the way home after nine days of traveling around Hungary and …

Baton Rouge

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The Trencherman: A Tale of Two Coffee Shops

I’ve long held that there’s an inverse relationship between the quality of coffee and the vibrancy of where it’s served. Caffe Reggio is proof point …

Coffee

Should You Write What You Know? 31 Authors Weigh In

<i>Write what you know.</i> Everyone who has ever taken a writing class or read a craft book has heard this piece of writing advice—even if only to have it …

Creative Writing

9 Writing Skills You Need to Have To Be Successful | Times Square Chronicles

9 Writing Skills You Need to Have To Be Successful<p>Which writing skills lead to success? How to develop them?<p>Read about writing skills; how to …

Creative Writing

Jean-Paul Sartre’s Concepts of Freedom & “Existential Choice” Explained in an Animated Video Narrated by Stephen Fry

The non-existence, or non-importance, of the self has for millennia been an uncontroversial proposition in Eastern thought. But Western thinkers have …

Experience: I write fake news

I’m furthering ignorance, certainly, but I don’t think people have died as a result of my work<p>I’ve been writing articles for far-right websites in the US for a year now. I didn’t set out to do this; it started in October 2016, when I was finishing my PhD in London. My funding ran out, and I started …

Fake News

Signature Whiskey & Bourbon: Interesting Brands of Whiskey

“Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.”<br>― Mark Twain<p>Let us take a note from Mark Twain and jump right into …

Whiskey

21 Epigrams Every Man Should Live By | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest article from Ryan Holiday.</i><p>As long as man has been alive, he has been collecting little sayings about how to live. We …

Motivation

Podcast inspiration for writers

Seeing it’s at the beginning of the year, I’ve been working on my plan for 2018. I don’t use detailed binders and I don’t make long lists for the …

Conrad Black: There can be no real justice when everyone is a victim

It is becoming steadily more difficult to maintain morale in the face of the tidal wave of political correctness that inundates Canadian life, drowns …

Jordan Peterson

Watch: Bikepacking to Fly Fish in ‘Tour de Tahoe’

“All we wanted to do was catch fish and ride our bikes.” Amen to that!<b>Bikepacking and fly fishing are a match made in heaven.</b> Hop on the bike, roll …

Balzac’s Novel of Female Friendship

Out of the more than ninety novels that make up the so-called Human Comedy of Honoré de Balzac, only a handful are still widely read or assigned in …

It Takes 10,000 Hours to Become an Expert in Anything: Use These 4 Techniques | Inc.com

10,000 hours.<p>That's how long it takes to master your craft, according to bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell. Whether you want to become a better leader, an expert in marketing or a master of a language, it's going to take time. With all of the new social media platforms and business opportunities, …

Leonardo Da Vinci

7 Tips for Creating Writing Goals That Actually Work

Every New Year gives you a chance to set new goals. Script Magazine Editor, Jeanne Veillette Bowerman, shares tips for creating writing goals that …

Creative Writing

5 Proven Ways to Be More Productive

Want to know how to be productive? Create goals, make a plan and execute. We all know this is a good idea… and it never, ever seems to work.<p>It’s like …

The Best and Most Inspiring Jack London Quotes | The Art of Manliness

The philosopher Plato thought that the soul of man could be compared to a chariot and consisted of three parts: a dark horse which represented the …

To Write Well, You Don't Have to Be a Genius (but You Do Have to Do This) | Inc.com

In August 2008, Scribes, an organization that "seeks to create an interest in writing about the law and to promote a clear, succinct, and forceful style in legal writing," honored the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia with its lifetime achievement award.<p>The award declared that the justice …

Antonin Scalia

The Ultimate Outdoor Gear Repair Kit

To avoid spending your hard-earned money on new outdoor gear, invest in a gear repair kit. Keep one in your thru-hiking backpack, your gear closet, …

How To Photograph Hummingbirds

I’m Kunito Imai, a nature photographer in Tokyo. I visited Trinidad and Tobago and Costa Rica to photograph hummingbirds. Here are some tips to …

The Weight of David Joy's Work

David Joy's debut novel, “Where All Light Tends to Go,” an “Appalachian noir,” is set in a small North Carolina town and was nominated for an Edgar …

Newly Discovered Kurt Vonnegut Short Story Available for Free

It’s been over 10 years since Kurt Vonnegut passed away, but like the true literary rock star he was, it turns our he had some unreleased tracks for …

Advice from Kurt Vonnegut that Every Writer Needs to Read

I can give you professional writing advice until the cows come home, but at the end of the day, I’m not a bestselling author or a member of America’s …

What Is a Paradigm Shift?

A very common phrase: but what, exactly does it mean?<p>You hear the phrase “paradigm shift” all the time, and not just in philosophy. People talk about …

Quantum Mechanics

The anti-war film Goebbels feared

The Nazi propagandist called it ‘cinematic public enemy No 1’. But the Allies disliked Grand Illusion too. It’s still powerful, says Christian Blauvelt.<p>Grand Illusion is routinely called ‘one of the greatest movies ever made’. A powerful anti-war film about French soldiers who are prisoners in a …

History

2 Quotes That Will Reshape Your Approach To Life | Inc.com

In the movie, Gattaca, a young man, Vincent, is born with every disadvantage imaginable. It simply isn't his "fate" to have the life he wants.<p>But he doesn't accept that fate. Instead, he does everything, even risks his very life, to have the life he most deeply desires.<p>One scene in the movie is …

Self-improvement

100 Must-Read, Best Books On Writing And The Writer's Life

If you’re a working or aspiring writer, you already likely know about the classic best books on writing–King’s <i>On Writing,</i> Strunk and White’s <i>Elements</i> …

Writing

David Sedaris Breaks Down His Writing Process: Keep a Diary, Carry a Notebook, Read Out Loud, Abandon Hope

When did you first hear David Sedaris? Normally in the case of a writer, let alone one of the most famous and successful writers alive, the question …

7 Reasons to Try Hammock Camping Instead of Tents

I have a guilty secret to share with you: I hate tents. There, I’ve said it. My kudos as a trekker and lover of the outdoors may never recover but I …

Extreme Sports

How to cook in the backcountry using a Dutch oven

The article was originally published in Canoe & Kayak Magazine. Words by Conor Mihell.A cast-aluminum Dutch oven like GSIs 10-inch hard-anodized …

Regulation