Lior Levy

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A Videogame That Teaches You to Write Poetry, Even if It Intimidates You

Videogames and poetry haven't always gone hand in hand.<p>We're still a long way from Master Chief breaking into a Coleridge soliloquy. But game …

Creative Writing

The Middle of Things: Advice for Young Writers

<i>The following is adapted from a speech the author gave at the Whiting Writers’ Awards on March 5th.</i><p>When I had just finished my schooling and was looking for a job, a friend put me in touch with an absurdly well-connected British biographer who, she assured me, would help me find the professional …

20 Hobbies Which Will Make You More Productive

Everyone needs a hobby, as the old saying goes. Hobbies help develop our tastes and our passions in life – they can be as diverse as gardening, …

Keys to Creativity: Using anxiety to create.

Anxiety is a common emotion experienced by creative people and while some of the symptoms may be similar from one person to the next, how and when …

Mental Health

Build Mental Toughness In Under Two Minutes with this Mental Workout

In order to strengthen your mind and build mental toughness, you need to work it the same way you would work your muscles in the gym. This mental …

Self-improvement

22 Tricks That Can Make Anyone A Keyboard Ninja

Using the mouse to perform repetitive tasks is not productive. The best way to boost your efficiency levels when browsing the internet is by using …

The conversion of Constantine and the Christianisation of Europe

<b>The conversion of Constantine and the Christianisation of Europe</b><p>Lecture by Peter Heather<p>Given at Kings College London on 23 October 2012<p>Historians …

Touch-free smartphone lets you text and play games with head gestures

In the Arabian Nights story, whenever Ali Baba shouts "Open Sesame," the door to the den of the Forty Thieves opens. But for the 10 beta testers of the Sesame phone, uttering that phrase means unlocking their smartphones without the use of their hands. Once the touch-free phone is active, users …

Shakespearean Versions of Modern Songs

(Video Link)<p>Verily, the Bard of Avon need not limit himself to the stage. He is a songwriter of the highest quality. You can hear his work performed …

Opinion: The argument for eating dog - CNN.com

Luke Duggleby's images, featured on the CNN Photo Blog, take viewers inside Southeast Asia's illegal dog-meat trade.<p><i>Editor's note: John D. Sutter is a columnist for CNN Opinion and creator of CNN's Change the List project. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook or Google+. E-mail him at ctl@cnn.com. The</i> …

A Scottish Yarn: A Knit In Time Saves The Fabric Of Shetland Life

Drive around the Shetland Islands in the far north of Scotland, and at least one thing is immediately apparent: It's home to a lot of sheep. They're everywhere — wandering along the roadsides and on beaches.<p>In fact, there are some 400,000 of them in Shetland, where the ovine inhabitants outnumber …

How I Quit My High-Paying Job to Pursue My Dream

When I graduated from Baruch College in 2004, I was unsure of my next steps. So I did what many of my NYC peers were doing because they didn't really know what they wanted to do with their lives: I went to work for an investment bank.<p>The strangest part? I knew exactly what I wanted to do, I just …

Dear HR: How to Make Your Company Culture More Like Google and Pixar

What do Google, Pixar and Patagonia have in common? Besides all being HQ-ed in or a train ride away from Silicon Valley, the three organizations are all masters of company culture. Those buzz words that refer to the unspoken practices that permeate from New Hire to Big Wig and every title in …

Decoupaged iPhone Cover

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Travel Like an Editor: InStyle's Rina Stone Goes To Upstate New York

In this feature, InStyle’s creative director Rina Stone (pictured, below) documents what she packed and what she wore for her trip to Upstate New …

Single-Serve This King Ranch Chicken Casserole for a Party of One

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Casseroles

Make-Ahead Office Lunch: Five Days, Five Ways

A homemade lunch is an obvious health- and money-saver, and as creative culinarians, we ought to be leading the charge toward wholesome bagged lunches. But we, too, often need a few hours to hit our stride -- and the only thing less appealing than fixing lunch in the morning is eating the same …

10 Indispensable Italian Slang Expressions

Whether you've been studying Italian for years or are currently mastering the art of "my name is," these 10 expressions are an essential addition to any vocabulary. You won't find them in Italian books, but you'll hear them all over the streets. Understanding them will give you a huge boost in …

From ‘Londinium’ To The ‘Big Smoke’. This Video Shows Us London’s Evolution

London Evolution Animation was developed by the Centre for Advances Spatial Analysis at The Bartlett (UCL), in collaboration with English Heritage, …

Coffee + Vanilla Sugar Scrub

Can you believe it’s already November? Before you know it, Christmas will be here – which means if you’re anything like me, you have the best …

Listen To A Song Hidden In A 528-Year-Old Painting Of Hell

Hieronymus Bosch's 'Garden of Earthly Delights' is one of the most famous and nightmarish paintings in the world.<p>The iconic triptych was painted …

The Best Tools to (Productively) Gamify Every Aspect of Your Life

The idea of rewarding yourself to build better behaviors isn't new, even if the phrase "gamification" is. There are more tools out there to turn …

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