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Editor In Chief Of World’s Best Known Medical Journal: Half Of All The Literature Is False

May 24, 2015<p>In the past few years more professionals have come forward to share a truth that, for many people, proves difficult to swallow. One such …

What Are Universities For?

Pretty much anyone you talk to in America today has an opinion about what’s wrong with our universities. Parents think they’re too expensive. Recent …

How hedge funds work

IN FEBRUARY it emerged that nearly half of the richest hedge-fund managers in Britain have donated a total of £10m ($14.8m) to the Conservative party …

In the Classroom with AP Econ Teacher & College Counsellor Michael Brody

Imagine that moment when a student “gets it”—the lightbulb goes off and (s)he understands hard concepts for the first time. Real-world examples can help illuminate complex ideas in memorable ways, and that’s the goal of most of the articles in Michael Brody‘s Flipboard magazine, <b>Things AP Econ</b> …

Teaching

Use good words, not bad ones

“WRITE with nouns and verbs, not adjectives and adverbs” is a traditional bit of style advice. The aim is to get young writers picking a few words …

WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT SELF-PUBLISHING WITH XLIBRIS...The author must have nerves of steel...

<b>To All Authors:</b><p><b>What I learned about self-publishing with Xlibris:</b><p><b>The author must have nerves of steel</b><p>People write for many reasons, and some take the …

Wellington: Triumphs, Politics and Passions, National Portrait Gallery

One masterpiece and two superb portraits both dominate and sum up in vivid fashion the complex personality, long life and astonishing trajectory of …

Anne R. Allen's Blog: How Do I Sell My Book? 6 Tips for New Authors

You make friends with other authors in your genre. I can't emphasize enough how important this can be to your career.<p>This is also why you don't want …

10 Confucius Quotes That Will Change Your Life

Here we have compiled 10 of our favorite Confucius quotes. Confuciuswas a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher.<p>Throughout history, …

Confucius

The man who ‘invented’ Impressionism

It’s hard to believe that Monet, Degas and Renoir once faced hostility from the art world. Alastair Sooke reveals how one man changed everything.<p>Few movements in the history of art feel as familiar as Impressionism. Barely a week goes by without Monet and his contemporaries generating headlines for …

Art

Self-publishing sites help writers get the word out

"Authors can publish a few chapters on Tablo and pretty quickly end up with thousands of readers," Davies says. "It's an open, honest and …

Was Confucius A Republican?

Confucius, China's greatest sage, developed his world-changing philosophy 2,300 years before the birth of the United States. His teachings, though, are remarkably relevant to the debates currently raging in Washington.<p>And remarkably Republican.<p>What a surprise, many of you are probably thinking, …

Dancing in the Dark – Karl Ove Knausgaard’s teenage years

The fourth volume in Knausgaard’s epic series of self-examining novels exposes adolescent desires and torments<p>Early on in this volume, the fourth of six autobiographical novels with the group title <i>My Struggle</i>, Karl Ove Knausgaard lists some of the books he consumed as a teenager, most of them …

Bionic eyes

MACULAR degeneration is a form of sight loss caused by the death of photoreceptor cells in the macula—the central part of the retina. It afflicts …

For Busy Entrepreneurs

How to get a book published<p>One of the things that top everybody’s wish list, perhaps including yours, is to have your book published. However, most …

Have You Ever Heard Virginia Woolf Speak?

By Sadie Stein May 21, 2013<p>What follows is the only known surviving recording of Virginia Woolf, part of a BBC radio broadcast from 1937. The talk is titled “Craftsmanship.”

‘We live as free men, speak as free men, walk as free men because a man called Winston Churchill lived’

(This is the Spectator’s leader from 22 January 1965. Two days later, on 24 January, Winston Churchill died:) - Since the first news was given of his grave illness, the attention of the world has been concentrated on a quiet house in Hyde Park Gate. Old men and children, friends and strangers, came …

The men of steel with a softer side

<b>Tata, the Indian company that owns Tetley Tea and Jaguar Land Rover, prides itself on its ethics - 66% of the business is owned by charities. Its unique character was shaped by the passions of its founder Jamsetji Tata and his successors.</b><p>Towards the end of the 19th Century, Indian businessman …

Publisher of high-quality fiction, including historical romances, inspirational romances, mysteries, suspense, humor, children's books, and young adult.

With the exception of our current authors, Vinspire Publishing is open to agented submissions only. We do, occasionally, take pitches at various …

Such a Stoic

How Seneca became Ancient Rome’s philosopher-fixer.<p>Sometime in the spring of the year 59, the emperor Nero decided to murder his mother. As you can imagine, the two were not on good terms. In a gesture designed to appear conciliatory, Nero invited his mother, Agrippina, to join him at a festival in …

Ancient History

Nine Quotes from Stoic Philosophers for Happier Days

Philosophy can be practical. Throughout history, some of the world's greatest minds used stoic philosophy to endure high pressure situations and make …

The little engine that could

ONCE upon a time, frugal four-cylinder engines were to be found only in the most modest of motor cars. Today, they are being fitted to even luxury …

The Spectator at war: War music

From ‘Music and the War’, <i>The Spectator</i>, 16 January 1915:<p>The war, so far, has not thrown up any supreme musical product. It would be an affectation to pretend that the taste of the average British soldier is elevated. As in the Boer War, his repertory is confined to music-ball tunes and songs of an …

What Oxfam doesn’t want you to know: global capitalism means less poverty than ever

The hijacking of Oxfam by the politicised left is nothing short of a tragedy. It’s heartbreaking to see a charity that has built up so much goodwill from so many people being used by activists as a vehicle for global class war. As a result, Oxfam is switching its focus away from global poverty …