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20 Years Ago This Week, Michelle Kwan Did Not Win Olympic Gold In Nagano

This Olympics marks the 20th anniversary of Michelle Kwan not winning the gold medal in ladies figure skating in Nagano. I’m sure that Tara Lipinski, …

Home Invasion

The Easiest Ways To Build A Personal Website That Looks Professional

If a LinkedIn profile is the amuse-bouche for recruiters or hiring managers in search of the right talent, a personal website is the entree. That's …

Marketing

Photos of People Matching Paintings in Museums

Photographer Stefan Draschan visited museums across Europe and spent hours looking for curious coincidences in which other visitors matched the …

The One Thing You're Forgetting to Clean During Cold Season

Fall is finally in full swing, but unfortunately, that also means that cold and flu season is upon us. You've likely been hearing strangers coughing …

Flu Vaccine

20 essential Mac keyboard shortcuts to save you a click

Power to your fingertips.<p>The right keyboard shortcuts can save you a huge amount of time. Whether you're browsing the web or editing a document, these commands will cut the precious moments you spend reaching for the mouse and sifting through menus. Over hours, days, and weeks, that saved time …

Operating Systems

The Best Books Based in Every State

We’re taking you on a page-by-page book tour of the United States.<p>An extraordinary book has been written about, or set in, every single state in the …

Literature

Jane Austen’s Editor on the Benefits of Editing the Beloved Novelist

Jane Austen and Shakespeare are often compared, especially with respect to their astuteness of characterization and their ingenious use of language. Shakespeare’s exuberant inventiveness with English words, combined with four hundred years of changes in usage, can cause great opacity for today’s …

Literature

10 Reasons Writers and Readers Adore Jane Austen

It’s been two hundred years since Jane Austen died, and during that time, countless books have been written about her, and countless authors have written their own homages to her novels (myself included). So just what is it about Austen’s work that’s so endearing – and enduring?<p><b>She’s an …

Literature

How You Can Make Extra Cash Online

These days, it feels like everyone is trying to find ways to earn extra money on the side.<p>Some of that is out of necessity: You might be underpaid at …

15 Small Ways to Make a Big Difference in Your Neighborhood

Have a weekend? An afternoon? An hour? Improving where you live can start with the smallest step. Local leaders and accidental activists share 15 …

New York City

The UK attractions every Jane Austen fan should visit

It’s her writing table that really sets the pulses racing apparently – the 12-sided walnut surface (scarcely big enough for an iPad and a latte) on which Jane Austen wrote Emma, Persuasion and Mansfield Park. And revised and brought to perfection Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility and …

7 New Books to Commemorate the Life of Jane Austen

The 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death is on July 18, 2017. Janeites have been celebrating their favorite novelist all year at Austen-themed …

Jane Austen

How To Clean the Grout In Your Bathroom

Grout is no fun. The word even sounds unhappy. And the bright white stuff shows Every. Little. Blemish. It's porous, hard to get to, easily …

Hacking

Here’s How to Make an Awesome Personal Website to Boost Your Career

When you’re busy climbing the corporate ladder or paving the way as your own #girlboss, remembering to do the little things to advance your career can be tough. Maybe it’s hitting up happy hour for a networking session or making sure you’re rocking your resume (or, TBH, keeping it up to date!), but …

Employment

The Budgeting Methods Smart Finance Bloggers Swear By

Maintaining a budget is one of those things everyone knows they have to do, but not everyone actually understands how to do it (or rather, how to do …

Personal Finance

The Shot: The Day Bevo Photobombed the Rest Stop

While driving along historic Route 66 on a solo trip from California to Austin, photographer Ryann Ford was struck by a recurring sight: a series of humble, solitary rest stops built for motorists during the golden age of car travel. Intrigued by the mock adobe dwellings in New Mexico and faux oil …

Cats in Hats: Costume Portraits for an Animal Rescue

Photographer Shaina Fishman and stylist Ryen Blaschke recently collaborated on a project to help rescue cats get adopted. The lighthearted series …

21 Signs That Prove Booksellers Are The Absolute Best

Books on books on books.<p>H/T mysharona1987

The 100 greatest novels of all time

<b>Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkein (1954-55)</b><p>Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying a cursed ring, in Tolkein's epic trilogy. WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures …

Literature

What To Do With Those Hundreds of Travel Photos

Even if you aren't the type who regularly takes photos of life's everyday moments with your phone, chances are you still snap pics while on vacation. …

Minimalism

5 of the Hottest New Decorating Trends According to Cats

Interior design expert Mr. Schnoogums, contemplating some of the newest trends.<p>(Image credit: Monica Wang)<p>So many of the decorating ideas on this …

The man who ‘invented’ Impressionism

It’s hard to believe that Monet, Degas and Renoir once faced hostility from the art world. Alastair Sooke reveals how one man changed everything.<p>Few movements in the history of art feel as familiar as Impressionism. Barely a week goes by without Monet and his contemporaries generating headlines for …

Art

The Photoshop Playbook: 50 Short Video Tutorials on Fundamental Skills in Photoshop

Back in 2013, Adobe began posting a series of short video tutorials on YouTube called the “Photoshop Playbook.” The series has since grown to contain …

Tutorials

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

How to Raise a Museum-Loving Kid

Something strange happens to us when we become parents: we forget how boring “adult thinking” can be.<p>When I was a kid, the idea of spending hours at a museum or art gallery was enough for me to tighten my fluorescent Madonna-esque head tie and demand that someone “gag me with a spoon.”<p>And yet, time …

Mobile Photography Tips Part 2

Today, more than ever, mobile photography is redefining the way we see and share our worlds, whether online or in print. Back by popular demand, we …

10 Mobile Photography Tips to Better Mobile Photos

Tip 01<p>Look for Leading Lines<p>With Pei Ketron<p>Pei's Advice:<p>When composing, look for lines (literal or figurative) that will provide a sense of movement …

Photoshop Artist Creates Wacky Animal Hybrids that are Mostly Cute and Sometimes Terrifying

Photoshop artist and photographer Sarah DeRemer likes animals, but she doesn’t like them just the way they are. Sure, a seal is cute… and a pug is …

How to Take Good Photos in Bad Weather

Planning a trip can be daunting. Agonizing over where and when to travel, researching places to stay, and making lists of things to do–all while trying to keep within budget–sounds and is exhausting.<p>Even with flawless planning, things can still go wrong in real time. Bags can get lost, hotels that …