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Why You Need an Author Platform (and how to build it)

Your sales potential is on your author platform<p>Each author has their own definition of success, but sales are always included.<p>Apart from successful …

Writing

Meet Heracleion: A city thought to be a myth, found after 1,200 years under the sea

<b>There is a thin line which divides mythology from reality. In fact, we have learned this in the past and proof of that are archaeologists who firmly</b> …

Ancient History

Why Does White Fragility Show Up at Workplace Diversity Trainings?

One way that whites protect their positions when challenged on race is to invoke the discourse of self-defense.As a former professor and current …

Race & Ethnicity

Hekate As A Tutelary Deity: Magic And Spirit Work In Hellenism

June 4, 2018 by Scarlet Magdalene<p>A lot of excellent writers here have written about the Greek goddess Hekate, and I have hesitated writing about her …

Eight Proven Steps To Write, Publish, Promote And Profit From A Book

Anyone can write a book, but almost nobody does. It’s hard.<p>If you choose to write a book — as well as publish, promote and profit from it — understand two things: First, it’s going to be a slog, so you’ll need to be mentally prepared. Second, most authors tend to throw the literary equivalent of …

Writing

How Frida Kahlo's Husband Tried to Lock Away Her Letters to Other Lovers

Diego Rivera hid Kahlo's personal possessions in a bathroom and instructed a friend not to release them until 15 years after his death. Now the rediscovered objects are the subject of a new exhibition in London.<p>A bathroom might seem like an unusual beginning for an exhibition about Frida Kahlo, but …

The rhetoric around obesity is toxic. So I created a new language for fat people | Charlotte Cooper

I like to call myself and be called fat. I think fat is a political subject, and as such it feels powerful to reclaim words that are frequently used pejoratively<p>There are lots of words used to describe people such as me. Medics and their allies will use some Latin or Greek to make their language …

Cookbook Tells The Story Of Sri Lanka's Civil War Through Food

Even if you knew nothing about Vijaya, her haunting portrait would likely give you pause. She peers out of the page, unsmiling, her silver hair pulled back and her eyes conveying an unspoken anguish. From the accompanying narrative, we learn that a few years ago, almost overnight, Vijaya became her …

Understanding The Weird Anatomy Of An Octopus

We talk all things octopus with Rich Ross, senior aquarium biologist at the California Academy of Sciences.<p>Get tickets to <b>DNews After Dark</b> by clicking …

10 Mind-Bending Theoretical Dimensions In Space And Time

Most of us are familiar with the ideas of length, depth, width, and time. These dimensions allow us to experience the world in the way that we do, …

List-Worthy

Lace, leather or metal: What’s your choker style?  | fashion and trends

Stick your neck out for this season’s fashion trend, chokers. The versatile and popular ’90s accessory can be found around everyone’s necks. They’re …

Jewelry

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Breakthrough in understanding how stem cells become specialized: Pluripotency factor primes genes involved in differentiation

Pluripotency factor primes genes involved in differentiation<p>Scientists have made a major advance in understanding how the cells of an organism, which …

Science fiction has ancient roots in Africa. Why shouldn’t it also have a future there?

The Dogon people of Mali believe they are the descendants of an extra-terrestrial race from the Sirius B star system, and the Zulu in South Africa trace their name and origin story to somewhere just beyond the heavens.<p>The African continent is home to a tradition of creation myths that on closer …

Science Fiction

Meet Luca, the Ancestor of All Living Things

A surprisingly specific genetic portrait of the ancestor of all living things has been generated by scientists who say that the likeness sheds considerable light on the mystery of how life first emerged on Earth.<p>This venerable ancestor was a single-cell, bacterium-like organism. But it has a grand …

BBC - History - Loot: Why the Vikings Came to Britain

Terror from the sea<p>A short entry in the 'Anglo-Saxon Chronicle' describes how in 789 three Viking ships arrived on Britain's Wessex shore. The local reeve was sent to greet them, but he was killed on the spot. Unfortunately for the British, this was a harbinger of worse things to come.<p>Four years …

Archaeology

'Witch' prison revealed in 15th-century Scottish chapel

An iron ring set in the stone pillar of a 15th-century chapel in the Scottish city of Aberdeen may not look like much, but historians say it could be a direct link to a dark chapter in the city’s past — the trial and execution of 23 women and one man accused of witchcraft during Aberdeen's "Great …

The enduring mystery of the human body

This Mortal Coil explores the history of anatomy over the centuries —and finds that we still don’t really know how we work<p>It’s not unreasonable to expect that the anatomy syllabus for a medical degree should include breasts.<p>Last year I performed full-body dissection as part of my training to become …

Twelve Tribes: The Church Preached Child Abuse & Slavery

According to ex-members of Twelve Tribes who spoke to The Daily Beast, children are regularly beaten and leaders preached “slavery is …

Pokémon Go Is All the Rage, But Where's the Science?

The <i>Pokémon Go</i> craze is still going strong, as players scamper about the great outdoors trying desperately to catch ‘em all. And amid all the …

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How synthetic biology will make more money than the entire computer industry

An example of synthetic biology is making 'real' milk without rearing cows.<p>Beneath all the fancy talk, economic growth comes down to something quite …

How the Writer Researches: Annie Proulx

Annie Proulx is 80 years old and still not sure where she belongs. Standing in the atrium of her home in the Snoqualmie Valley, the Pulitzer …

Van Gogh Masterpieces Reimagined with Spellbinding Tilt-Shift Effect

Vincent van Gogh is renowned for his Post-Impressionistic paintings, depicting open air scenes with lush color and swirling movement. Using Photoshop, Redditor melonshade has reimagined some of the artist's masterpieces, blurring the backgrounds as if filtering the works through a tilt-shift …

Art

Islamic State tightens grip on captives held as sex slaves

KHANKE, Iraq (AP) — The advertisement on the Telegram app is as chilling as it is incongruous: A girl for sale is "Virgin. Beautiful. 12 years old.... Her price has reached $12,500 and she will be sold soon."<p>The posting in Arabic appeared on an encrypted conversation along with ads for kittens, …

Shakespearean Sass and 580 Hours of Workmanship Make This Couture's Most Amazing Dress

It took 580 hours to embroider "If you love me I'm in your heart, if you hate me I'm in your mind."<p>Haute Couture Fashion Week comes to an end today, and with it quite possibly an era.<p>Expected to take the helm at Dior any day now, Valentino creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, along with Pierpaolo …

White House Gives $55 Million to Build Genetic Database

The Obama Administration is giving out $55 million to a collection of hospitals and companies to uncover links between a person’s genome and disease. …

University of Chicago

11 Addictive Books You Can Tear Through in a Weekend

Short, sweet, and page-turning.<p><b>1. The Girls by Emma Cline</b><p>This mesmerizing novel follows impressionable teenager Evie Boyd as she falls in with a sketchy, cult-like group inspired by the Manson Family. Come for the salacious connections to real life, stay for Cline's haunting depiction of female …

Data Mining Reveals the Six Basic Emotional Arcs of Storytelling - MIT Technology Review

Back in 1995, Kurt Vonnegut gave a lecture in which he described his theory about the shapes of stories. In the process, he plotted several examples …