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Kurt Vonnegut’s Life-Advice to His Children

<b>Kurt Vonnegut</b> (November 11, 1922–April 11, 2007) endures as one of modern history’s most beloved authors, a wiseman of storytelling and a shaman of style. He was also, however, one great dad: In <b>Kurt Vonnegut: Letters</b> (<i>public library</i>) — which also gave us the author’s priceless daily routine, his …

Ukip suspends councillor who claimed floods were caused by gay marriage

A Ukip councillor who blamed the Christmas and new year floods on the passage of gay marriage laws has been suspended from the party, Ukip said on Sunday, reversing an earlier view that he was entitled to his opinion.<p>Henley-on-Thames councillor David Silvester, who defected from the Tories in …

The Bridge fans elevate detective Saga's Porsche to cult following

For avid viewers of <i>The Killing</i>, it was Detective Inspector Sarah Lund's Faroe Isle jumper that was the object of their unbridled envy. Fans of its Nordic noir rival, <i>The Bridge</i>, however, appear to be obsessing over something rather more turbo-charged.<p>As the second series of the joint Danish/Swedish …

Stainless: Hypnotizing Slow-Motion Footage from Trains Pulling into Stations | Colossal

<p>These videos by Adam Magyar are one of those things that are difficult to explain verbally, but as soon as you see it, you realize how completely …

Mother’s Heartwarming Photos of Sons with Farm Animals

Russian photographer and mother of two boys Elena Shumilova captures heartwarming images of her sons interacting with various animals on their farm, including dogs, rabbits, cats, and ducklings. She manages to transport the viewer into a fairy tale-like world with her photos of these little guys …

Large School of Fish Frozen in Place near the Coast of Norway

This winter’s been a rough one so far. There are so many pictures online of frozen cities and towns. The season has been bad for Canada and the US, …

10 Tips on Writing from David Ogilvy

How is your New Year’s resolution to read more and write better holding up? After tracing the fascinating story of the most influential writing style guide of all time and absorbing advice on writing from some of modern history’s most celebrated writers, here comes some priceless and pricelessly …