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Learn How to Pick Locks With This Transparent Tutorial

In the movies, picking a lock looks like a matter of sticking a bobby pin through a keyhole and twisting it around a little. In reality, it’s a …

Harry Potter

Stealing Books in the Age of Self-Publishing

Many authors who sell their work directly on platforms like Amazon are having their stories plagiarized, which can take an emotional and financial toll.<p>One day two years ago Rachel Ann Nunes, who writes Mormon fiction and romance novels, received an email from a reader asking a strange question: …

Writing

Look with Your Brain, as well as Your Eyes, to Avoid a Costly Mistaken Identity

Canvas for surgical wallets has been used for more than 100 years. And this style of wallet has been used for more than 200 years.I was wandering …

The Sweetest 'Sesame Street' Moment

On November 19, 1973, young Joey Calvan and Kermit the Frog shared a song on <i>Sesame Street</i>. Though it started as a simple version of "The Alphabet …

Science Explains Why You're Not a Morning Person

Can't get out of bed in the morning? Allow science to tell you why—and whether or not you can change that.<p>I’m awful in the mornings. Can science fix …

50 Eclectic Living Rooms for a Delightfully Creative Home

The misconception among many homeowners is that by not committing to any particular style and by randomly putting together your favorite pieces of …

11 Pixar Short Films That Are Guaranteed To Brighten Up Your Day

All the emotion of Toy Story or Wall-E, but in just a few minutes.

50 Articles on Writing to Help You in 2015

Over the past year I posted articles on this blog that covered everything—from grammar to writing better characters to getting published and more. …

How to Be a Writer Literary Agents Want

All agents, admittedly or not, have a wish list—markers that help us determine which writers are primed for our representation. With hundreds of …

Justice Scalia Is a Homophobe

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people won two victories in the Supreme Court today. We expected the big one: the fourth in a series of opinions by Justice Anthony Kennedy—one of the last sitting Reagan appointees—vindicating our right to legal equality. The unexpected one was smaller in …

Antonin Scalia

15 Facts About A Sunday on La Grande Jatte — 1884

At first glance, Georges-Pierre Seurat's <i>A Sunday on La Grande Jatte —1884</i> seems a warm portrait of a sunny day in a lovely park. But a closer look at …

Arthur C. Clarke Predicts the Future in 1964

In 1964, author Sir Arthur C. Clarke (best known for <i>2001</i>) was asked to predict the future 50 years hence. As a science fiction author, he was pretty …

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Kamala Harris makes the case against inequality in Democratic convention speech

Addressing the state Democratic Party convention Saturday, California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris laid out a sweeping case for an overhaul of federal policies that she said foster inequity.<p>For Harris, whose juggernaut campaign to succeed Barbara Boxer in the U.S. Senate has so far been light on policy …

Democratic Convention

Peek Inside This Boarded-Up NYC Mansion

The Germania Bank building in New York City is a bit of an enigma. Built in 1898, the six-story Renaissance Revival structure is now best known as …

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

This a Cappella Version of Lorde's "Royals" Gives Us Chills

If <i>Pitch Perfect</i>'s Barden Bellas really existed, we're sure Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, and the gang would be scheming up strategies on how to beat the Florida State University AcaBelles in a sing-off. This real-life a cappella girl group is fierce—and their gorgeous rendition of Lorde's catchy …