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The 21 most popular novels of the year so far

The beauty of fiction writing is its ability to take the reader into captivating imagined worlds, from fantasy-like environments to tales set back in time.<p>Every year, Amazon pulls together its most popular print books of the year​. Based on sales numbers and updated daily, the list is a good …

Books

Important signs that your love is true

I am a huge proponent of the word “love.” A lot of people claim that using the word a lot diminishes its meaning, but I completely disagree. Language …

Five films that deserve a huge cult following

There are pockets of fans for literally everything, from <i>Troll 2</i> to <i>Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me</i>. Conventions are held for flagging celebs whose complete retirement income is made sitting behind a plastic table at an off-strip Vegas hotel chortling on about their time on the set of <i>Birdemic: Shock</i> …

Kill Bill

Emily Gibson of 'Curious London' chooses her five secret London spots

<i>We’re launching a new Blog Network that involves getting a bunch of cool bloggers to write for us, such as Emily from Curious London. Here are</i> …

53 Books That Will Definitely Make You Cry

*grabs Kleenex*<p><i>Note: Some entries have been edited for clarity and/or length.</i>

9 Jim Rohn Quotes That Will Inspire You To Work Harder on Yourself

<b></b>I love Jim Rohn! I can’t seriously tell you how many times I listen to his audiotapes. After meeting with his mentor at the age of 25, Jim Rohn …

10 of the best ways to enjoy Istanbul on a budget

Photograph: Alamy<p>The Blue Mosque.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/18/1439916416477/9f65743a-986a-48b7-876f-ff9c7830f21d-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>The Blue …

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Astronauts have captured a troubling new trend in images of cities from space

These aren't the only cities affected.<p>Others around the world have been replacing energy-guzzling streetlights with brighter and whiter energy-saving …

Chain bracelets: the wish list – in pictures

The delicate chain charm bracelet is the grown up version of the festival thread bracelet. Layer a few or wear alone for an elegant style statement

Bedtime phenomenon: scientist develops book to send children to sleep in minutes

For most authors the prospect of their books sending readers to sleep would be horrifying.<p>But the latest publishing phenomenon which is topping the Amazon charts is a book which promises to do just that, at least for children.<p>The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep, has been created by Swedish …

Get into the great outdoors: five great winter Australian walks

From fern-filled gullies to waterfalls and stunning coastal paths, winter doesn’t have to mean staying indoors. These five walks are perfect for a cold, dry day<p>Although the temptation is to stay indoors, winter is an ideal time to walk. Crisp air, lack of humidity and relatively quiet tracks make …

Trey Ratcliff Designed an Ultimate Camera Bag, and Now It’s Blowing Up

It seems that when the Internet’s most followed photographer designs a camera bag, the world of photography listens. Travel photographer Trey …

15 Blackboard Signs That Will Teach You Important Lessons About Life

"Farts are the ghosts of the things we eat."

35 Books Everyone Should Read in Their Lifetime

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30 Amazing Photography Links to Tutorials, Special Features and Great Photography

With another very exciting week passing us by in the world of photography, Toad Hollow Photography has been actively searching all corners of the …

10 of 2015's Most Highly Anticipated Albums

With 2014 officially over, it is time to start looking forward at what we can expect from this coming year. There are plenty of big names planning on releasing albums we can all expect to be rather large, and a handful of newer stars that have a lot to prove with upcoming works. Here are ten albums …

Music

20 Most Overlooked Movies of 2014

WATCH THIS!<p>From The Immigrant, boasting an Oscar-worthy turn by Marion Cotillard, to a post-apocalyptic take on class warfare in Snowpiercer, all the …

Writers pick the best books of 2014: part one

Photograph: Marion Coutts<p>Marion Coutts with her husband Tom Lubbock and their son Ev.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/11/28/1417173973677/43ea6b8d-d19f-4696-9b90-5987a57645fa-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Marion Coutts<p>Marion Coutts with her husband Tom Lubbock and …

3 Lightroom Tweaks to Get Your Landscape Photographs to Sing

Although originally developed as a image management tool, Adobe’s Lightroom has evolved into a powerful post production application. For many …

Tutorial: How to Capture a Motion Time-Lapse of the Milky Way from Start to Finish

Ian Norman, the astrophotographer behind Lonely Speck, is a good friend of the blog and an incredibly generous photographers when it comes to sharing …

How To Photograph The Northern Lights

<b>Dave Morrow</b> <i>is a landscape photographer, workshop instructor, and word slinger with a passion for travel, the truth, and all things strange. He …

25 Breathtaking Night Sky Photos Around The World

From the milky way galaxy in France to the Northern Lights in Norway, these 25 spectacular shots of the night sky around the world remind us of the …

31 Undeniably Fantastic Photography Links of the Week

The photography universe continues to expand at an astounding rate with great new artists joining the established ones to create and deliver great …

How to Get Creative with Long-Exposure Photography

Pulitzer Winning Photographer David Turnley’s Advice to a Class of Photojournalism Students

I had a wonderful opportunity today in that I got to enjoy the company of Pulitzer Prize-winner photojournalist David Turnley in the setting of my …

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014

NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of November 6, 2014 : NPR