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Updated Skyrim mod Sinister Seven adds unique assassins that hunt you down

Modders have been hard at work updating Skyrim mods to work with its Special Edition re-release, and you will be—or at least should be—delighted to …

11 Pest-Control Plants You Need in Your Yard

Not everyone is comfortable spraying or sprinkling pest repellents in their yard. If you’re in this camp, try these plants to keep bugs out of your …

Gardening

10 of the Greatest First Lines in Literature (and what you can learn about writing from them)

Never judge a book by its cover, but what about its first line?Writing is not about only plot, it is about the actual <i>art</i> of writing …

Literature

Nadiya Hussain's Mocha Swirls Recipe | Nadiya's Family Favourites

Instructions<p>Make the filling first by mixing together the melted butter, cocoa, espresso powder, brown sugar and chocolate.<p>Grease a 20cm round …

Dessert

J.K. Rowling Taunts Trump With A 'Disgusting' Rewrite Of His Latest Twitter Rant

"Harry Potter" author mocks the president's "fake news" claims by tweaking his tweet.<p>Author J.K. Rowling took a new swipe at President Donald Trump on Sunday, rewriting his latest angry tweet.<p>Trump had complained about “fake news” in light of a New York Times report that White House counsel Don …

Donald Trump

How They Fought Writer’s Block In the Roaring Twenties

Been staring at a blank laptop screen for hours? Wastebasket overflowing with crumpled balls of paper? Can’t even write a grocery list? If so, read …

Writer's Block

May I have a word… about gobbledegook in the Lake District | Jonathan Bouquet

Pity the poor Lake District. Earlier this year, campaigners saw off a £1.8m activity “hub” with eight zip wires up to 1,200 metres long criss-crossing one of its more beautiful landscapes. Now conservationists have another fight on their hands with the announcement of a ski lift-style cable car …

Lake District

7 Things That Happened When I Got Up At 4 a.m. Every Day For a Week

Is the early hour a magical time for productivity—or just pure misery?<p>The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> calls 4 a.m. the most productive hour, citing powerhouses of industry who swear by getting up early to avoid distractions.<p>Hoping the same magic would rub off on me, I traded in my usual 6 a.m. rise time for …

Tim Cook

Helping Hand is a Clever Idea That Falls Flat

<i>Helping Hand</i> begins with your character getting into a car accident and smashing <i>almost</i> every bone in their body. In the game, you can only …

Jigsaw Puzzles

A mortgage broker worked out the real world cost of a house in Skyrim

In the real world, house prices are so high that owning your own home is a pipedream for millions.<p>But what would it cost to buy a house in, say, …

Lust Is Complicated, But Studies Show These 19 Things Make Men More Attractive to Women

It's all about the light beard.<p>Romantic attraction is a complicated thing that scientists still don't completely understand.<p>But, through research and …

University of California

A Rapid Timelapse Tutorial Showing How to Create a 3D Drawing of a Hyper-Realistic Fried Egg

Italian artist Marcello Barenghi, whose amazing work we’ve previously posted, has created a really wonderful rapid timelapse tutorial showing how to …

Digital Art

Confessions of a Reluctant Highpointer

More people have climbed Mt. Everest than have highpointed every state in the U.S. But does that mean it's really hard or really crazy—or both?<b>Pu</b><b>ll</b> …

Hiking

Droog Moto 12 Motorcycle

Droog Moto is a husband and wife team that specializes in custom bikes made for surviving the collapse of society. Short, brutal proportions, knobby …

Motorcycles

Writing your novel: A six-week creative writing programme with award-winning author Ross Raisin | The Guardian Members

<b>Over six consecutive Wednesday evenings, this course will give you the technical skills and creative inspiration to write your novel – with Ross Raisin, one of Granta’s best of young British novelists.</b><p>Writing a novel is a marathon, not a sprint. It takes stamina, skill and inspiration to craft a …

Creative Writing

Watch Kilian Bron’s Wild Descent on Farwell Canyon in 360

The French freeride star shows off his crazy-cool solo flow<p>French freeride star Kilian Bron has a new video out, and it makes us feel like <i>we’re</i> the ones zipping down a gnarly mountain descent into a scenic river valley.<p>Bron, with sponsor Red Bull, took to the stunning landscapes of Farwell Canyon …

Mountain Biking

NASA identifies 'foreign object debris' spotted by Mars rover

NASA's Curiosity rover team spotted a weird-looking object on Mars this week and worried it might be a piece of spacecraft debris.<p>The rover snapped an image of a thin, light-colored item laying on top of the reddish ground. It stands out from the surrounding surface.<p>Curiosity's Earth handlers …

Mars Rover

Please Adopt Bruno, the World's Most High-Maintenance Cat

"Yes, I know I am EXTRA."<p>Are you looking for a pet who requires a shit ton of attention? One who only likes to be pet in very specific places and drink water in very specific rooms? If this sounds like the level of responsibility you need in your life, we'd like to introduce you to Bruno, the …

Pets

Shia LaBeouf, Sleazelord, Eats a Steak Bare Handed in a Suit

If you think you can make him use cutlery, you don't understand the Summer of Sleaze.<p>Shia LaBeouf, your timing is impeccable.<p>Just as we at Esquire named the summer of 2018 The Summer of Sleaze, the menswear god and Sleaze Mt. Rushmore shoe-in got himself photographed in quite the sleaze-adjacent …

Donald Trump Jr

One Way to Plot a Novel

Plotter or Pantser?The first decision a writer faces at the beginning of a long fiction project is whether they are going to plot it or pants it. One …

Writing

In Focus: The hand-drawn maps from which JRR Tolkien launched Middle-earth

'I wisely started with a map and made the story fit,' JRR Tolkien once wrote. A new exhibition in Oxford – the writer's home for so many years – …

Literature

Make Slow Cooker Basil Chicken in Coconut Curry Tonight — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Cooking

Mod Brings Lord Of The Rings To Age Of Empires

While we wait for a <i>Battle for Middle Earth</i> remake, an alternative might be <i>Tales of Middle Earth</i>, a mod that transforms <i>Age of Empires II</i> into a <i>Lord of</i> …

The Lord of the Rings

Kawasaki Ninja 650 ‘Moto 12’ By Droog Moto

Customizing a bike is no easy feat. But they’re all the more impressive when they go through a comprehensive transformation – making the end result …

Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Imagining the Unimaginable in a Nuclear-War Novel

To write his first novel, Jeffrey Lewis had an unfortunate amount of material to draw on for research: Archival interviews with those who survived the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the chaos that unfolded on 9/11 and other grim historical realities. The title of Mr. Lewis’s work of …

North Korea

Brown Sugar Brownies Recipe

"For Chocolate Brown Sugar Brownies, stir 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips into the batter along with the nuts. Bake in lightly greased pan 13 x 9 x 2 …

Dessert

The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction: 6 Steps to Writing and Publishing Your Bestseller!

Overview<p>The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction: 6 Steps to Writing and Publishing Your Bestseller! by Philip Athans, R. A. Salvatore<p>Science …

Harley-Davidson Sportster ‘XX Tracker’

There’s been a lot of talk about Harley-Davidson’s newest releases, as they’re tackling parts of the market the brand has never entered before – like …

Motorcycles

As cable car plans threaten the Lake District, Latrigg Rally seeks to ask what National Parks are for | The Great Outdoors

2nd August 2018<p><b>A proposed cable car in the Lake District has prompted a question: what are our National Parks for?</b><p>Lord Clark of Windermere (the man …

Lake District

Sturgis Camping Essentials

Camping at Sturgis can be an absolute riot or it can totally suck. It’s up to you to come prepared so that your down time is spent in relative …

Camping