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How to set up a foolproof note-taking system for writers and other nerds (Part 1)

I started writing stories this year – short fiction and a couple of novellas so far – and I’ve found I need to make a lot of notes. The iPhone is pretty great for this, as you’d expect, but not always: Sometimes it’s just not appropriate to tap away on a cellphone, and sometimes you might want to …

Note-Taking

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7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

50 Influential Photographs That Changed Human History

1 of 51<p>Family members pass Kosovar refugee Agim Shala, 2, through a barbed wire fence into the hands of grandparents at an Albania camp, March 1999.<p>2 …

Photographers

How to Make Sweetleaf's Iced Chicory-Coffee 'Rocket Fuel'

For those who didn't get their fill of Mardi Gras, or perhaps <i>over</i>filled, a tall glass of chicory coffee may be just the thematic antidote. At Serious Drinks we've been eager to document chicory coffee's legacy. But far from the French Quarter, in the outer boroughs of New York City, you'll find a …

18 Lessons Richard Kalvar Has Taught Me About Street Photography

<i>All photographs in this article are copyrighted by Richard Kalvar / Magnum Photos</i><p><b>Richard Kalvar</b> is one of the contemporary masters in street …

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> …

Creativity

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What I'm Reading: Photographer Bill Rose

What I’m Reading: Photographer Bill Rose<p>Inside Flipboard / November 6, 2013<p>Photographer Bill Rose is on a mission to document the last signs of …

On the Red Couch with Travel Journalist and Author Porter Fox

Inside Flipboard / November 14, 2013<p>Porter Fox was a travel journalist for many years before he decided to shake it up. Tired of the demand to …

17 Heavenly Slab Pies That Can Feed The Whole Family

AKA: The crust lover's pie. (And if you're not a crust lover please see yourself out.)

Baking

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

Overdosing on Hype: The Danger of Uncontrolled Expectations

A Bohemian-looking man stands in a picturesque Scottish glen. Wild grasses sway in the wind, green hills loom to either side and moody, dark clouds …

Want to Create Great Images? Stop Waiting to Get Lucky

We all get lucky sometimes, it’s a part of life. And some people are certainly luckier than others it seems, but depending on luck to get you through …

8 Great Websites about Mirrorless Cameras You Shouldn’t Miss

It only takes a few minutes of browsing the Web to discover popular websites such as <b>DPreview</b>, <b>Steve Huff Photo</b> or <b>the Phoblographer</b>, but what about …

Backlight: Weekly Photography Challenge

This week we explored the technique of back lighting subjects in a blog post so thought it might make a good challenge topic. Backlighting is …

Landscape Photography

Speedlight Lit Portraits: Weekly Photography Challenge

This week we’re continuing our themed challenges in the Portraits Direction to celebrate the launch of our Portraits: Lighting the Shot eBook by …