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11 Gender-Neutral Scottish Baby Names We Wish Our Own Parents Had Thought Of

Scotland: The land of rolling hills and lochs, bagpipes, whiskey, centuries-old castles, and some of the coolest yet timeless baby names we've ever …

Video game writers and reviewers wanted

<b>Do you aspire to be a writer? Do you also like video games? Then read on, friend, because we’d very much like to hear from you.</b>Here at Thumbsticks, …

The end of pneumonia? New vaccine offers hope.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — In 2004, pneumonia killed more than 2 million children worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. By 2015, the number was …

10 Agents Looking for Science Fiction — NOW

10 Agents Looking for Science Fiction — NOW<p>Here are ten literary agents seeking science fiction. All are from established literary agencies. Make …

Easton Baby Afghan Pattern Crochet pattern by Peachtree Cottage | Crochet Patterns

A gorgeous, handmade, keepsake baby afghan would make a perfect baby shower gift or an heirloom to be passed down through the family. It would also …

Introduction to Mosaic Crochet Techniques + Beginner Tutorial

Introduction to Mosaic Crochet<p>Mosaic Crochet is an old technique that has it’s useful purpose for today’s crocheter. It is the art form of putting …

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Seamless Amigurumi Finish Tutorial

When I started making amigurumi, I was disappointed with the lumpy finish at the end of my amigurumi. The ends of my amigurumi ended up with large …

Crochet Linked Stitch

I recently used this crochet linked stitch as the border for the polka dot blanket. I wanted to explain it in detail in a stitches only post in case …

Dreamcatcher Mandala Circular Vest Crochet Pattern

Materials:<p>2 (3, 3) Cakes of Mandala Yarn (Weight 3)<p>F 3.75mm Crochet Hook (G 4.50mm Crochet Hook, H 5.00mm Crochet Hook)<p>Yarn Needle<p>Sizes:<p>Small …

AI finds solar system with 8 planets like ours - World

MIAMI - A solar system with as many planets as our own has been discovered with the help of NASA's Kepler space telescope and artificial …

Eggnog French Toast Casserole

Make-Ahead Eggnog French Toast Casserole<p>Serves 8 to 10<p>1 loaf challah or brioche (about 16 ounces), cut into 1-inch-thick slices <br>4 tablespoons …

These Easy Cheesecake Cookies Will Win the Cookie Swap

Creamy Cheesecake Cookies<p>Makes 24 cookies<p>1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour <br>1/2 teaspoon baking powder <br>1/2 teaspoon baking soda <br>1/4 teaspoon salt <br>1/2 cup …

Fierce Little Dragon Crochet pattern by Lucy Collin | Crochet Patterns

This cute little dragon will happily guard your treasure for you! The pattern is written using US crochet terms, and the list of abbreviations …

Video Tutorial: Corner to Corner Crochet for Total Beginners

Shares 18.5K<p><i>In this corner to corner crochet video tutorial, we’ll learn the basic corner to corner stitch including how to increase in c2c and how</i> …

Fiction Writing Contests Worth Your Time (Winter 2017 Edition)

Inspired by Lit Hub’s 100 rejections per year post, my goal was to make at least 50 submissions in 2017. Since my last contest roundup, I’m at 108 …

Human Brain Contains a Multi-Dimensional Universe Within, According to Latest Research

A sensational discovery has been made by experts as scientists have found that the human brain is home to structures and shapes that have up to 11 …

Scientists confirmed the theory behind the quantum networks of the future

Quantum Light Analysis<p>Quantum theory predicts entanglement; that huge numbers of atoms can be intertwined due to quantum forces, across distances, or …

Quantum Physics

How to watch the total solar eclipse

If you will be outside the path of totality, stuck inside at work, or under overcast skies for Monday's total solar eclipse, it doesn't mean you need to miss the celestial show. There will be plenty of ways to livestream the eclipse online. Here are some of the best options:<p>NASA TV<p>NASA TV will have …

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Learn to Code: Harvard's Free Online Computer Science Course

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C, SQL, PHP, and More<p>Harvard’s “Introduction to Computer Science” course is widely regarded as the best computer science …

Online Education

5 types of dialogue your novel needs

Dialogue is a key part of any character-driven novel. What characters say and how/why/when/where they say it is revealing. Read 5 types of dialogue …

Earth’s newest cloud is terrifying

In 2014, I spoke with Gavin Pretor-Pinney, the founder of The Cloud Appreciation Society, about his quixotic mission: to get recognition for a new category of cloud called the “undulatus asperatus.” For years, individuals from across the world had been sending him pictures of the unusual …

These 7 Books Are Necessary Reading for All Creatives

One of the most challenging aspects of creative work is, well, sitting down to actually do it. There are so many different ways to cull out one’s …

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J.K. Rowling’s Top Tricks for Working Magic With Your Writing

One of the most miraculous aspects of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world is that it’s just so darn big. If you’re an aspiring author, you may wonder just …

How to improve anything you write in 2 minutes

Following are the simplest tips I can give you to easily — and forever — improve the quality of your writing.<p>Delete the word "that"<p>The word "that" can be removed from your writing at least 90% of the time, and it will instantly make your sentence stronger.<p><b>Example:</b> "You believe that I'm lying, but …

Character description examples: 7 lessons from famous books

Character description examples from major authors give us useful lessons in how to write characters. Here are 7 character sketches from famous novels …

9 ways to conquer writer's block

In the writing process, there will be a time when you get stuck and can't write. It may be anxiety, a boring topic, self-criticism or something else …

So You Want to Become a Writer

I want to to challenge you to stop dreaming, stop procrastinating, and finally decide to become a writer.<p>Are you with me?<p><b>Introducing Becoming …

Yes, You Can Create An Unforgettable Protagonist

If we want to create memorable protagonists, we have to remember their purpose in our stories. Last week I wrote about the four main characters and …