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16 Practical Tips For Anyone Who Wants To Write A Book

If you want to write, you've got to read.

Creative Writing

How to write purposefully

https://unsplash.com/photos/mk7D-4UCfmgThey say: grab them with a hook <i>early</i>. Get them with that first sentence, then reel them in. Build momentum …

David Foster Wallace

6 Habits of People Who Age Well

Exercise, diet—even attitude—can be as important as genetics when it comes to growing old gracefully. “Old age,” as Bette Davis once said, “is no …

The productivity trick one author used to write over 40 books

Over the next 38 years, he published 47 novels, 18 works of non-fiction, 12 short stories, 2 plays, and an assortment of articles and letters.<p>Trollope achieved his incredible productivity by writing in 15-minute intervals for three hours per day.<p>His strategy is explained in Mason Currey's book, …

Time Management

Articles about modern hawaii house built lava flow on Dwell.com - Dwell

Set into the dense tropical foliage of Hawaii’s wildest coast is a house that goes with the flow by welcoming the breeze.<p>Contemporary and vernacular combine with innovative architectural solutions in the design of this house located at the edge of...<p>With a very limited budget and no construction …

South Carolina

Joseph Coelho’s top 10 new poetry books every child must read

The performance poet and winner of this year’s CLPE children’s poetry award picks the poetry collections that every child should grow up with<p>Here are my top 10 new poetry books that every child must read. These are books that will both delight and challenge the very young child and the older …

Greece's Ex-Finance Minister: Bailout Reforms Will 'Fail'

Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, who was forced out of his job as part of a new bailout deal to keep Athens in the euro zone, tells the BBC that the austerity measures that come with the agreement are "going to fail."<p>The financial reforms, imposed in exchange for an 86 billion euro …

Europe

Kafka’s Metamorphosis: 100 thoughts for 100 years

Kafka’s tale of a man who wakes to find he has changed into a giant insect still has the power to shock and delight a century after it was first published. Many regard it as the greatest short story in all literary fiction<p><b>1.</b> What need a modern reader know of Franz Kafka’s <i>Metamorphosis</i> (<i>Die</i> …

Fatal stabbing in downtown Beirut sparks outrage

The deadly stabbing of a man in broad daylight in one of Beirut’s busiest streets and in front of dozens of bystanders has shaken Lebanese society and raised questions about the perceived culture of impunity in the country.<p>Scores of people took to the streets on Friday evening to protest against …

Middle East

Your Best Cooking Advice for a Young Foodie

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline—it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge—and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Wisdom is meant to be shared.</i><p>Family recipes serve a purpose. Beyond their "just like …

Recipes

Sea of Cortez: the world's aquarium

The shark was swimming straight towards me. Its mouth was 4ft wide and its body a shadowy torpedo stretching into the hazy green water behind. Just inches below the surface, the velvety skin caught the light and showed off a pattern of thousands of white spots, as if it had been decorated by a …

Bolivia

Shrinking Colorado River is a growing concern for Yuma farmers — and millions of water users

The Colorado River begins as snowmelt in the Rocky Mountains and ends 1,450 miles south in Mexico after making a final sacrifice to the United States: water for the farm fields in this powerhouse of American produce.<p>Throughout the winter, perfect heads of romaine, red-and-green lettuce, spinach and …

Forests

A retail CEO worth $840 million lives in a Las Vegas trailer park

The Zappos CEO has a reported net worth of $840 million.<p>But Hsieh chooses to live in a Las Vegas trailer park he owns, according to a recent profile in The New York Times.<p>The trailer park is "crammed with shiny silver Airstreams that are rented out to visiting computer coders," according to David …

RVs

Why the Sony a7RII Could Be the Most Important Camera in Years

I'm not one to get caught up in hype. The camera world is constantly inundated with new, interesting products and technologies, many of which scream …

Cameras

How Colorado's irrigation system conserves water, produces green energy

Designed to conserve irrigation water, Colorado's project delivers water more precisely to crops using specialized circular sprinkler systems and …

Hydroelectric Power

How to Build the Ultimate Tapas Board

For those who love to entertain, the key to pleasing a roomful of guests—and yourself—is finding food that's fresh and delicious, but also easy to …

Don’t worry folks, we’re still a photography blog! Those painterly images above are actually landscape photos of China’s stunning terraces

Don’t worry folks, we’re still a photography blog! Those painterly images above are actually landscape photos of China’s stunning terraces.<p>Photographer Thierry Bornier spent the better part of two years creating these abstract images of the rice paddies in southern China. Even if you can’t make it to China, our Phantom 2 Drone makes aerial photography a breeze.

How to Make the Absolute Best Scrambled Eggs Ever

These scrambled eggs are super soft and just a little runny, aka exactly how they should be.<p>We believe strongly that "putting an egg on it" transforms almost anything into a meal. But lately we've turned our attention away from our beloved olive oil-fried egg and toward a soft sunny scramble.<p>We …

Breakfast
Savile Row

Articles about 10 idyllic wood decks on Dwell.com - Dwell

Timeless, hardwearing, textured, and warm—the benefits of implementing wooden floors into your home are endless.<p>A pair of married architects put their exacting taste to work on their own family getaway in the Australian bush.<p>The popular myth claims that cats have nine lives—well, what about a …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Articles about grandson frank lloyd wright constructs peaceful prefab near legends famed school on Dwell.com - Dwell

A scion of Frank Lloyd Wright erects a modular hillside retreat near the architect’s estate.<p>Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>From early modular construction to a portfolio of homes based in the Midwest, we take a look at the prefab residences designed …

Architecture

Articles about almost every part prefab beach house was brought its secluded site hand on Dwell.com - Dwell

Here at Dwell, we love houses with a good backstory.<p>Careful craftsmanship, spiral stairs, and an airy catwalk help define this Second City architect's home.<p>After a bushfire, a partially prefabricated beach house rises on a rugged Tasmanian peninsula.<p>The star of Breaking Bad opens the doors to his …

Prefab Homes

Collard Greens and Kale Pesto

You wouldn’t blanch tender herbs such as basil, but doing so here softens the collards and kale.<p>Ingredients<p>1 small bunch collard greens, stems removed<p>1 small bunch Tuscan kale, stems removed<p>Kosher salt<p>3 garlic cloves, chopped<p>1½ ounces grated Parmesan (about ½ cup)<p>1 cup olive oil<p>½ cup unsalted, …

Collard Greens

Make Perfect Homemade Granola by Avoiding These Common Mistakes

Avoid these common mistakes to turn out perfect batches of golden-brown homemade granola every time.<p><b>Granola is the blank canvas of breakfast foods.</b> A simple base of oats and nuts plus a little oil or butter and your sweetener (hello, maple syrup) of choice, and you've just paved the way to dozens …

Breakfast

Articles about scenic country home made flat packed panels on Dwell.com - Dwell

Architecture took a starring role when these 10 modernist homes appeared on the big screen.<p>Feeling the squeeze from Hong Kong's affordable housing crisis, one architect turns to a surprising new micro-housing solution.<p>With the South Coast of Australia as its backdrop, this thoughtfully constructed …

Architecture

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Editors' Picks<p>Treat yourself to something new.<p>18 Photos2 days agoView More<p>Sneakers<p>Thanks to John Elliott, who debuted some brand-new iterations of …

Willem Dafoe