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Nannying Now the New Fallback Career for Educated White Women

Elizabeth Chuck at <i>NBC News</i> reports today on the “Modern-day Mary Poppins,” which is really just a cute way of referring to young women who graduate …

Daily Inspiration #1548

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Digital Art

In the Studio with Cologne's Jörg Mennickheim

Visiting Jörg Mennickheim in his studio is like stepping out of the city and into the jungle. The flat-roofed building—a former park café—is tucked …

Furniture

Amazing Startrails Bursting in the Night Sky

Photographer Lincoln Harrison continues to amaze us with his extensive collection of surreal <i>Startrails</i>. Last year, we were just amazed by his circular swirls that filled the night and now, more recently, he produced a series in which each composition is filled with streaks of gorgeous light …

Inside Man Repeller's Shoe Closet & Her First Magazine Job | Harper's Bazaar The Look

Travel Writing vs Travel Journalism

Like many writers, I had dreams of wafting around the world and spinning tales about my adventures to a rapt audience at home.<p>And luckily I did have …

How You and I Can Rock Your Writing! | WTD

<b>You</b> rock!<p><b>I</b> rock!<p><b>We</b> rock!<p>Notice how each of the above sentences makes you feel different?<p>It’s important to think about when to use which pronoun, …

5 Ways To Try A New Writing Style

<i>by Writer's Relief staff:</i><p>As writers, most of us would admit to sometimes stifling our own potential because we’re afraid to fail at something new. In fact, most people can say that about their lives in general. But, because we are creative people, we have to expect more of ourselves than the status …

10 Free (or Mostly Free) Book Launch Strategies

Many new self-published authors think they need to have a book launch with lots of fanfare right after they hit the <i>publish</i> button. Actually, you can …

Promoting Your Book Through a Goodreads Giveaway

How to run an effective Goodreads giveaway<p><b>Many authors claim that when it comes to social media, staying active on Goodreads is even more important</b> …

5 Profitable Places To Sell Your Books

<b>Before you start writing your book</b>, ask yourself these two crucial questions:<p><b>1) Who</b> is my audience?<p>And <b>2) Where</b> do they hang out?<p>Knowing your book’s …

10 Tips From Billy Wilder on How to Write a Good Screenplay

There's an old story -- Orson Welles called it "the greatest Hollywood one-liner ever made" -- that when someone attending the 1958 funeral of Harry …

If William Shakespeare Had Written Star Wars

Though <b>William Shakespeare</b> regularly dominates surveys of the greatest literature of all time, he remains a surprisingly controversial figure of literary history — while some believe The Bard profoundly changed modern life, others question whether he wrote anything at all. Doubts of authorship …

IPad Writing Apps That Authors Love

As a writer, I’m a big fan of writing without internet distractions. When I go to my local writing group’s coffeehouse write-ins, I do bring a …

Alternative Landscapes

17 Things We Learned from John Malkovich’s Reddit AMA

Because John Malkovich has played such a wide variety of genuinely strange people in films and on stage, it’s all but impossible to read the odder …

Clever Desktop Plant is Actually Pens

If you like having plants on your desk but don't have the greenest thumb, then check out this clever design by Korean-based Zeup. While it may appear to be a simple pot filled with grass, each blade is actually a pen created out of silicon. Called the Pooleaf, the pens come in three different …

Design

Innocent Disney Princesses Reveal Their Dark Sides

In this mixed media artwork by street artist Herr Nilsson, a variety of Disney princesses reveal their true gritty side. In much of Nilsson's work, he depicts cute little characters who are disturbingly comfortable with the nasty realities of the cruel world. In continuation of that theme, Nilsson …

Little-Known Facts About Beards

Doghouse Diaries presents some little-known Beard Facts.<p>In addition to this blog, Laughing Squid is also an independent web hosting company that …

I lost my prince.....

Sweet panorama of Iceland's Blue Lagoon and its geothermal pools. Grindavík, #Icleand. Photo by Toni Syvanen: http://www.flickr.com/photos/syvanen/

Art Basel 2013: The Changing Worlds of Sculpture

Transportive and transformative, the following six sculptural pieces found at this year's Art Basel push the boundaries of the medium and its definition within art. Chaotic, thoughtful and sometimes even funny, each work manages to bring a new world into our own.<p>In a striking display, Jaume …