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12 Books to Read Before They Hit the Big Screen

Those Hollywood types. They always seem to have their finger on the pulse. Maybe it’s because they’re actually total bookworms. Or maybe they just …

Is Self-Publishing Good For Women?

There has been an increased focus in recent years on sexism in publishing, but there seems to be one corner of the publishing world where women are …

Writing

7 Solutions for Horrible Things That Writers Tell Themselves (with image) · Articlewriting

15 classic science fiction and fantasy novels that publishers rejected

The Secret to Marketing Your Book Series

Writing a series is a great way to keep your reader base and sell more books. But how does that translate to marketing? How can authors make the most …

Writing

DRM Removal Tools for eBooks

<i>Version 6.5.2 released on 10 October, 2016</i>Welcome to Apprentice Alf’s blogThis blog is intended to help anyone looking for free and simple software …

Why Authors Walk Away From Big 5 Publishers

Harry Bingham between houses<p><i>Today’s guest post is by Harry Bingham (@harryonthebrink), a UK-based author.</i><p>I’ve been an author for more than fifteen …

The 120 Most Helpful Websites For Writers in 2015 - Global English Editing

There are many fantastic websites about writing on the internet, but it’s time consuming to sort the decent from the mind-bendingly awesome. After …

Writing

Articles about tiny brooklyn studio apartment organized smart storage wall on Dwell.com - Dwell

Budapest design studio POSITION Collective employs clever storage solutions, including a wardrobe rack, modular walls, and a...<p>A cramped apartment in a prewar apartment building becomes an inviting space for a young family.<p>A husband-and-wife architect team transforms a 607-square-foot Manhattan …

Architecture

Best tiny house vacation rentals in the United States | CNN Travel

CNN

5 Army Technologies You Use Every Day

Synthetic Quartz: a real American hero.

10 unique decor websites that will make your apartment feel like home

Finding unique decor for your home doesn't have to be difficult.<p>The websites listed below are a curation of hidden gems and vintage treasures that …

Why Does the (White) Lower Middle Class Vote Republican?

During the 2008 Presidential election, 51% of white voters who earned less than $50,000<p>a year voted for John McCain. The Pew Research Center reported that, during the 2012 election, the GOP held a 54 percent to 37 per cent advantage over Democrats among whites without a college degree -- which …

Articles about 8 contemporary homes canada innovative firm on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's July/August 2016 issue.<p>With seemingly limitless plans, styles, and sizes, kit homes are an intriguing alternative for homebuyers.<p>If you harbor a love for the great outdoors, then it's time to visit the Great White North.<p>Surrounded on all …

Canada

Artist Illustrates Untranslatable Love Words from Around the World

Illustrator Emma Block and jewelry designer Vashi have collaborated to visually display the language of love. There are 6,500 languages in the world, some of which have less than 1,000 people who speak them, and not every expression in one language has an equivalent word in another language. In …

Language

Kotatsu is a Japanese Table That Offers the Comfort of a Giant Warm Bed

The kotatsu is an ingenious invention that traces back to 14th century Japan, serving as a space heater when the weather gets colder. It's fairly simplistic in design, consisting of a heat source underneath a table with a skirt wrapped around it, capturing the heat during the cold season. The end …

Interior Design

In Magneto’s Kitchen

The kitchen should always be the nicest place in your house. Functionality is of prime importance in the kitchen. Aesthetics too, because no one can …

Articles about 8 solutions tiny kitchens on Dwell.com - Dwell

What’s the secret to successfully wedging a kitchen into a 258-square-foot apartment? A visual balancing act.<p>Batiik Studio fashions a minimalist black box that integrates the bedroom, bathroom, and storage to save space in this small...<p>In some sense, the kitchen is the center of the home—a warm, …

Interior Design

12 Ways to Use Mason Jars in Your Halloween Decor

In our minds, it’s never too early to get ready for Halloween. We’re already thinking up some neat ways to make over our homes for fright night. Next up? We’ve got some crafty DIYs for you to get in the Halloween spirit. Upcycle your used and empty mason jars with these awesome (and easy!) ideas.<p>1. …

Decorations

Why terrariums are the greenest home decor trend this season – and how to take care of them

<b>Plantpedia:</b> Choose plants you
 can tame and easily tend to. Cacti, desert and tropical succulents are the go-to choices. Not only do they stay small …

13 Brilliant Ways to Decorate a Blank Wall

A blank wall is like a blank canvas — it's filled with possibilities. In this empty space, try showcasing the treasures of your collection, making a statement with decals or dimensional elements, or upcycling unused antiques into modern art decor. You are the artist of your home — the decision is …

Home Decorating

How To Incorporate Vintage Decor Into Every Room

Everything old really can be new again if you only look at it in a new way.<p>Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, authors of <i>Beekman 1802 Style: The Attraction of Opposites</i>, offer their best tips to integrate old decor with new finds throughout your home.

Interior Design

9 Smart Ways to Make an Old Home Feel New

There are ways to keep the character, but also make it feel fresh.<p>In my ideal world, I would have a new home filled with old-home charm. Apparently, a knock-down is not in my family's budget, and neither are the high-quality building materials that I would want to use. The solution? Finding ways to …

7 Styling Secrets to Steal From a Home Stager

They're pros at tricking the eye — whether you're selling your house or not.<p>As a designer and home stager to the stars, Meridith Baer has helped A-listers like Madonna and Brooklyn Decker sell their houses. While she often has the luxury of a large budget to work with, Baer notes that it takes more …

How To Decorate Your Home, According To Science

And if science says it, that means it's true.<p>Fun fact: if you move your couch, it might make you happier. Don't believe us? Just ask science.<p>Or rather, consult the study that is known as neuroscience-architecture, which investigates how the mind interacts with design. Who. Knew.<p>Wimdu, a …

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

How French Women Curb Cravings: This 5-Minute Breakfast

All it takes is six easy ingredients and some je ne sais quoi<p>For a best-selling author who writes books with sharp titles like <i>French Women Don't Get Fat</i> and <i>French Women Don't Get Facelifts</i>, 67-year-old Mireille Guiliano isn't what you'd expect. The former Veuve Clicquot CEO is instantly warm and …

12 Superfoods For Spring

These nutrient-packed foods are not only in season, they're sure to become staples in your countdown-to-summer meal plan.<p><b>Sea Buckthorn</b><p>"This super food has been linked to youthful skin," says Brooke Alpert, RD, founder of B-Nutrititous in NYC. "It contains the highest natural source of omega-7 fatty …

I Heart My City: Jill’s San Francisco

<b>Jill Schneider</b>‘s career as a photojournalist takes her all around the world, but her hometown of San Francisco always calls her back. A high school photography teacher and leader for National Geographic Student Expeditions, Jill is also a frequent Intelligent Travel contributor. Here are some of …

San Francisco Bay Area