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The Best Time to Write and Get Ideas, According to Science

What does your ideal day look like? Would you believe there’s a scientifically correct answer to the question?<p>Research into the human body—its …

7 Simple Techniques to Unleash Creativity

If you are prone to creative work, you know that inspiration hits you naturally. Sometimes you fall into a dark spot, so you think that waiting is …

Creativity

Paul Auster

Since his debut in 1982, Paul Auster has consistently produced some of the most original work of any American novelist, while defiantly resisting …

Four Books Every Novelist Should Read

Here are the four books I’m recommending to students in my Novel Writing Master Class. These are essential reading for anyone interested in narrative …

Do children still need to read the classics of English literature?

<b>Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has called for a return to the classics of English literature in schools, but are they still relevant and appropriate for today's children?</b><p>A quick scan of any list of the most read children's books will reveal that today's youngsters are growing up in a very …

Books

Le secret de la persuasion en 59 secondes.

<b>Le professeur Richard Wiseman</b> enseigne la psychologie à l’Université britannique de Hertfordshire et il est également l’auteur de plusieurs livres, …

Graphisme

El miedo que atormentaba al "Chapo" Guzmán en prisión

Joaquín "el Chapo" Guzmán, líder del cártel de Sinaloa, estaba preocupado. <b>Tenía información de que "mercenarios extranjeros" habían sido contratados</b> …

The 15 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix, however, that it can be hard to sort through them all.<p>The streaming site does a great job picking up films beyond mainstream hits. A diverse number of overlooked films are available to just about anybody. Now is a better time than ever to catch films that may …

Horror

Ebooks are changing the way we read, and the way novelists write

Our attention spans have shortened, we’re distracted, and authors have changed their style to suit, but these changes are part of the wider digital transformation<p>If you hand me the original paperback edition of Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow I can, quickly and without too much scrabbling, find …

Writing
Books

33 Unusual Tips To Being A Better Writer

Chuck Palahniuk's Greatest Treasures Are His Past Mistakes

The Fight Club author talked to BuzzFeed about his new short story collection, Make Something Up, his experience as a writer, and what he wishes he could tell his younger self.<p>When Chuck Palahniuk published his first book in August 1996 — you might’ve heard of it before, it’s titled <i>Fight Club</i> — he …

Creative Writing

Latin American authors reshaping world literature, Stanford literary scholar says

Stanford scholar Héctor Hoyos' research goes beyond famed writers to uncover a whole generation of Latin American authors who are contributing novel …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

26 Contemporary Books That Should Be Taught In High School

"I was born with a reading list I will never finish." —Maud Casey

Books

38 Beautifully Heartbreaking Quotes From Literature

"Always." —J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows<p>1. "For Beatrice, when we first met, I was lonely, and you were pretty. Now I am pretty lonely."<p>—Lemony Snicket, <i>A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Slippery Slope</i><p>2. "So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad …

Books

Flashback: Make a Potluck Dish Cozy from an Old Sweater

<b>By Diane Gilleland</b><p>I got this idea from my Mom—when she brings a hot dish to a potluck, she usually wraps it in old towels so it stays warm in transit. So I decided to refashion a felted wool sweater into a kind of padded envelope to carry potluck dishes in. The food will stay warm, and when you get …

Flashback: Upcycled Sweater Stocking

<b>By Tiffany Threadgould</b><p>Old sweaters are a great fabric for new projects. Take your favorite striped, argyle, or plain old sweater and reconstruct it into a holiday stocking!<p>This makes a great personalized project and a fun way to preserve sweaters that have holes or stains. Simply cut around that …

How-To: Turn a Sweater into a Hat

Now that the cold weather is upon us, it’s time to bundle up, and that includes your noggin! This tutorial from A Beautiful Mess takes an old ill fitting sweater and upcycles it into something you would actually wear again! The addition of the pom-pom in a contrasting color really completes the …

50 Things You Should Stop Buying & Start Making

<i>Published with permission from Natural Living Ideas</i><p>You might be realizing that most of the products out there that aren’t made organically or …

Homemade

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …

Sleep

The Fine Art of Ambiguous Writing

The author Reif Larsen says Joseph Conrad and Anselm Kiefer taught him how to practice omission without infuriating his readers.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b> <b>See entries from Jonathan Franzen, Amy Tan, Khaled Hosseini, and</b> …

Literature

Luxurious Shipping Container Home Under Construction in Texas

When it came time to build a new home, Matt Mooney and his partner Barbara, opted to construct it using shipping containers. Matt drew up all the …

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

The Epilogue - Photographs by Laia Abril | LensCulture

Who was Cammy Robinson?<p>The cover of <i>The Epilogue</i> doesn’t answer our question: what appears to be a portrait of a young woman has a blue square taken out. And what if we could see the whole portrait? Would a single picture really be able to reveal who this young, troubled woman really was?<p>The story, …

Photography

The Easy 4-Day Detox: Grooming & Health

Baseball<p>We're as surprised as you are that mirrored shades and embroidered mocknecks are cool again.<p>By Megan Gustashaw2 days agoView More<p>Editors' …

Authors’ favorite books: The ultimate literary guide to 2014

From Roxane Gay on Lindsay Hunter to Knausgaard on Donald Antrim, authors share the books they loved most this year<p><b>Karen Abbott, author of “Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy” (Harper)</b><p><i>“Euphoria,” by Lily King (Atlantic Monthly Press)</i><p>I was wholly captivated by Lily King’s “Euphoria,” drawn from the life …