Lisa Mikulski

3,216 Added | 13 Magazines | 197 Likes | 5 Following | 334 Followers | @lisamikulski | Writer/Photographer always seeking great gigs with great people. Twitter: @lisamikulski

If You Have These 15 Characteristics, You Belong To The World's Rarest Personality Type

Photo: weheartit What is an INFJ personality type? Using the Myers-Briggs system, this personality is incredibly rare because they are overthinkers, …

Personality

As a Photographer, These are 13 Free Apps I Wouldn't Leave the House Without

If you're a new photographer, let me let you in on a little secret...<p>There are hundreds of photography apps available for iOS and Android devices …

Landscape Photography

What Are the Characteristics of Academic Writing?

The term <i>academic writing</i> refers to the forms of expository and argumentative prose used by university students, faculty, and researchers to convey a …

Writing

What I Learned From Binge-Writing Nine Bad Novels

This year, I will write my tenth terrible novel. I do this every November; it's part of the NaNoWriMo tradition. I've never published these novels, …

Writing

Reality Is Not What We Can See

Some physicists, mind you, not many of them, are physicist-poets.<p>They see the world or, more adequately, physical reality, as a lyrical narrative written in some hidden code that the human mind can decipher.<p>Carlo Rovelli, the Italian physicist and author, is one of them. Following his best-seller</i> …

Physics

In a First, Gravitational Waves Linked to Neutron Star Crash

The stunning find is already helping astronomers resolve a heated debate about the cosmic origins of gold and silver.<p>Around 130 million years ago, two dead stars violently collided and set off a sequence of events that, over the last two months, have whipped astronomers on Earth into an absolute …

Astrophysics

GW170817 Press Release

<b>LIGO and Virgo make first detection of gravitational waves produced by colliding neutron stars</b><p><b>Discovery marks first cosmic event observed in both</b> …

Astrophysics

LIGO Detects Fierce Collision of Neutron Stars for the First Time

Astronomers announced on Monday that they had seen and heard a pair of dead stars collide, giving them their first glimpse of the violent process by which most of the gold and silver in the universe was created.<p>The collision, known as a kilonova, rattled the galaxy in which it happened 130 million …

Astrophysics

40 New Feminist Classics You Should Read

Recently, a blatant misogynist was elected president, bringing with him a vice president whose stance on women’s rights and women’s health is so …

Books

What Quantum Physics Can Tell You About Your Identity

Are we born the way we are, or do we get to decide? Quantum Physics helps point the way.I remember well the last days of high school. There was a …

Quantum Mechanics

Two-part tiny house comes with its own mobile porch & greenhouse (Video)

There have been a number of recent examples of tiny home builders thinking a bit more out of the tiny box: such as connecting two tiny houses …

Tiny House Movement

12 Key Tactics The Pros Use to Become a Serious Blogger

Jay Baer has long been a serious blogger and social media pro that I look up to. This guest post was originally written for 12 Most as a guest post …

Digital Marketing

Trump Threatens NBC Over Nuclear Weapons Report

WASHINGTON — President Trump threatened on Wednesday to use the federal government’s power to license television airwaves to target NBC in response to a report by the network’s news division that he contemplated a dramatic increase in the nation’s nuclear arsenal.<p>In a story aired and posted online …

Donald Trump

'Swedish death cleaning' is the new decluttering trend

<b>It's not what it sounds like.</b><p>My mother used to be addicted to the thrift store. She went every week for no purpose other than to browse for deals. Of …

Minimalism

Preparing for NaNoWriMo: Your Guide to Outlining Success

Forget turkeys and football. NaNoWriMo—or National Novel Writing Month—has turned November into “da Writing Month.” But as so many authors have …

Don’t press send … The new rules for good writing in the 21st century

Entertain, don’t be afraid of a bit of filth, but be cautious with your XXXs – the essential guide to getting your message across while avoiding the pitfalls of communication<p>Letters of complaint<p>The person who gets your letter will seldom be the one who wronged you. At least to start with, they have …

Writing

Writing Advice From a (Newly Minted) Nobel Winner

Kazuo Ishiguro wrote the bulk of The Remains of the Day in four weeks. All it took was extreme dedication—and a willingness to be terrible.<p>It’s tempting to talk of writing—the art of it, the craft of it, the <i>lifestyle</i> of it—as a kind of romance. Writers of serious literature (according to, at least, …

Literature

How To Create A Budget For Launching Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

Self-publishing is a bold option available to authors who want to take control of their own careers. Yet, Self-Publishing Relief offers this …

Publishing

Kazuo Ishiguro wins the Nobel prize in literature 2017

The British author behind books including Man Booker winner The Remains of the Day takes the award for his ‘novels of great emotional force’<p>The Nobel prize in literature 2017 – as it happened<p>The British author Kazuo Ishiguro said he was both honoured and “taken completely by surprise” after he was …

Literature

What's the Value of a Writer's Notebook?

A <i>writer's notebook</i> is a record of impressions, observations, and ideas that may eventually serve as the basis for more formal writings, such as …

Authors

How to Become a More Disciplined Writer

Some of us follow routines that help us <i>avoid</i> writing—visiting YouTube, checking text messages, peering inside the refrigerator. But when we get …

Authors

Donald Trump's chilling escalation of his war with the media

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Thursday, President Donald Trump escalated his ongoing one-sided war with the media.<p>He did it, of course, via Twitter. "Why Isn't the Senate Intel Committee looking into the Fake News Networks in OUR country to see why so much of our news is just made up - FAKE!" Trump tweeted.<p>Let's be …

Donald Trump

How to maximize the number of books you read

<b>Reading adds great value to life, but it requires discipline to establish the habit.</b><p>Reading is one of those activities that many people know is …

Productivity

Twitter finds hundreds of accounts tied to Russian operatives

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter said Thursday that it had shut down 201 accounts that were tied to the same Russian operatives who posted thousands of political ads on Facebook, but the effort frustrated lawmakers who said the problem is far broader than the company appeared to know.<p>The company said it …

Senate Intelligence Committee

10 reasons why Swedes are the most balanced people in the world

The Danes have consistently claimed the top spot for being the happiest people on earth, but Sweden is no stranger to topping global contentment …

Simple Ways Women Can Age Gracefully, Part 1

shares<p>1 min<p><i>September is Healthy Aging Month – look for aging-related Daily Tips throughout September, brought to you by</i> <i>Dr. Weil on Healthy Aging</i><i>. For</i> …

Vitamin D

80 Books Every Person Should Read

We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create an updated list of books everyone should read. Each participant made 10 picks. It's a new year, a new Esquire.com. We're looking forward to reading and we hope you are, too.<p>What can …

Literature

Korean Beauty Superstore Innisfree Just Opened In The U.S.

Move over, Sephora.<p>If you notice New York City residents’ complexions looking a little dewier than usual, perhaps that’s because they’ve slathered on $2 face mask from Korean beauty haven Innisfree, which just moved into town.<p>The Korean skincare and cosmetics store, with over 1,600 stores in Asia, …

Skin Care

One artist's quest to capture her travels led to these stunning portraits of wild women.

President Trump is killing me. Really.

President Trump is killing me.<p>No, really. He’s killing me.<p>I went for my annual physical last month, and, for the first time in my 49 years, I had to report that I’ve not been feeling well: fatigue, headaches, poor sleep, even some occasional chest pain. My doctor checked my blood pressure, which …

Blood Pressure