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The 28 Best Seattle Day-Trip and Getaway Ideas

Whether you are a visitor looking to add on to your Seattle vacation experience, or a local looking for a quick escape, there are many day trips and …

National Parks

How To Grow Ginger in Pots : Care, Uses and Benefits

Are you looking for easy tips on how to grow ginger in pots? If so, you are lucky as today, we are about to show you how one can grow this amazing</b> …

Gardening

Don't run out of money in retirement: Here's how much to use per year, and why

<b>Dear Liz:</b> I am confused about "safe withdrawal rates" from retirement accounts. I've read that withdrawing 4% of savings each year is the gold standard that financial planners utilize to ensure that life savings are preserved in retirement.<p>However, if the Standard & Poor's 500 index returns on …

Retirement

10 Night Blooming Flowers To Help You Create A Magical Moon Garden

What if you could duplicate a starry night sky, but in your garden instead? These 10 night blooming flowers show off their beauty at night so you can …

Flowers

How inflammation and gut bacteria influence autism

A new study investigates the relationship between autism, the immune system, gastrointestinal issues, and gut bacteria. The story is a complex one …

Autism

Variants in non-coding DNA contribute to inherited autism risk: These regulatory elements heighten risk -- and are inherited predominantly from the father

These regulatory elements heighten risk -- and are inherited predominantly from the father<p>In recent years, researchers have firmly established that …

Autism

The Writer’s Muscle

This month I decided I was going to take the plunge and self-publish my very own novel.Things had been going well with my writing and I thought it …

Writing

How to purge all your search histories

Asking for a friend...<p>Every time you run a search online, the websites where you maintain an account can record that information. This data—collected and stored by search engines like Google, social media networks like Facebook, and retail giants like Amazon—won't disappear when you erase your …

Operating Systems

Takeaways from a Year of Writing

Well, I haven’t written a book yet. Every month I published at least a piece on Medium and had a freelance gig on writing about cryptocurrencies. …

Creative Writing

Luxury travel guide Tuscany, Italy | CN Traveller

Places To Stay<p>Tuscany's ultimate party mansion<p>Boutique Hotels<p>Fabulous hotels for under £150 a night<p>Places To Stay<p>The most insanely romantic hotels in …

Italy

6 Weird But Brilliant Tricks We Can Learn From Gardeners Around The World

It is time to start planning the season of 2018. Holidays are coming and you are probably spending your free time snuggled in with some seed …

Gardening

Pint-sized picks and ideas for a miniature plant garden

It was an enchanting hosta garden that got me thinking about the possibilities of displaying miniature outdoor plants. Tiny hostas were displayed …

Plants

How do you write a novel? Leading Irish writers including Sebastian Barry and Louise O'Neill explain...

We all have a book in us, but just how do you get it out on paper? Some of Ireland's best writers tell Caomhan Keane what it takes to get the job done<p>…

Writing

Seven Types of Atheism by John Gray review – fascinating study of disbelief

The British philosopher has produced a thought-provoking account of the tradition of atheism and the problems with it<p>There is an old story of two atheists in Northern Ireland who expressed relief that they had risen above the religious rivalry of their contemporaries. Then one defined himself as a …

Atheism

How important is the first draft of your novel?

If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two things that I’m …

Writing

How to Ride the Tram in Lisbon

Lisbon’s trams are a backdrop to any visit to the Portuguese capital, their distinctive squeaks and rattles alerting to their presence throughout the …

European Travel

10 free apps that will make you a better gardener

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Gardening is a tricky …

Gardening

Man Booker festival: Peter Carey, Kazuo Ishiguro and Hilary Mantel among lineup

‘Once-in-a-lifetime’ gathering of winners in London in July will include rare joint appearance from mother-daughter honorees Anita and Kiran Desai<p>From Hilary Mantel to Kazuo Ishiguro, 15 past winners of the Man Booker prize will be uniting for the first time to take part in a festival this summer …

Books

34 Writing Contests in April 2018 — No entry fees

34 Writing Contests in April 2018 — No entry fees<p>There are nearly three dozen free writing contests in April. As always, every form and genre is …

Creative Writing

Science Is Getting Closer to Understanding What Goes on Inside The Mind When We Dream

Here's why dreams matter.<p>Dreams are so strange and carry so much significance to us that we often feel the need to tell people about our nocturnal …

The Brain

How controlling your gut bacteria could help you avoid a host of illnesses from diabetes to Parkinson's

Ever had a funny feeling in your stomach that tells you something is wrong? Or butterflies in your tummy when nervous? What about that bout of …

Wellness

How plotting will make you a better writer

I’ll be honest, I’ve never been too keen on plotting. I was always concerned that it would take out the spontaneity of writing, something I truly …

Writing

Writing Advice from 3 Famous Authors

Stephen King, Anne Lamott, and Natalie GoldbergStart Writing“The scariest moment is always just before you start. After that, things can only get …

Creative Writing

What Happens After Death? New Theory Suggests Consciousness Moves To Another Universe

A book titled “<i>Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe</i>“ has stirred up the internet, because …

Consciousness

The End Is Often The Beginning. Thoughts On Writing Your First Draft

Have you completed the first draft of your screenplay yet? First off, congratulations are in order. Many writers don’t get this far.<p>Now what? Reread …

Writing

So You Want To Be A Writer? Don’t Try.

Charles Bukowski on ‘trying’ to create artAfter decades of failure, Charles Bukowski — an alcoholic, womanizer and man who <i>Time</i> magazine described as …

Creative Writing

This is how to increase your attention span: 5 secrets from neuroscience

The human brain is the most amazing thing in the universe. It got us to the moon, built the pyramids, cured smallpox … <i>And it also can’t seem to go 6</i> …

Humanity

Nonfiction Book Review: Asperger’s Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna by Edith Sheffer. Norton, $27.95 (288p) ISBN 978-0-393-60964-6

Asperger’s Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna<p>Edith Sheffer. Norton, $27.95 (288p) ISBN 978-0-393-60964-6<p>Historian Sheffer (<i>Burned Bridge:</i> …

Autism

'It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you': How Toto made Africa, and why we still love it now

Take an early-Eighties band in need of hits, a mid-tempo song about a conflicted missionary on a parched savanna, a catchy-as-hell keyboard hook and one of the most syllable-heavy lines in pop music. What have you got? A bonafide pop classic.<p>Africa by Toto, released 36 years ago, is a song whose …

Whitney Houston

Scientists Discover Biophotons In The Brain That Could Hint Our Consciousness is Directly Linked to Light!

Scientists found that neurons in mammalian brains were capable of producing photons of light, or “Biophotons”!<p>The photons, strangely enough, appear …

Consciousness