Sharon Cook

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The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature

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Painting Walkthrough: My India Ink and Gouache Resist Technique

The following scene was sketched while on holiday in Suffolk, sitting on the village green overlooking some wonderful wonky houses and a general …

Art

Using Your Sketchbook to Jump-start Your Painting

I don't think it's unusual for artists to feel anxious when they begin a painting. As Ann K. Lindsay, my teacher and mentor expressed it: "Art is our …

The 35+ Best RV Must Haves Told By Seasoned RV Owners

Regardless of the type of RVing or camping you enjoy, everyone has something that they simply will not camp without. These “RV Must Haves” take the …

RVs

Airstream Life FALL 2014

Follow<p>Airstream Life FALL 2014<p>Airstream Life's free Online Edition brings you a sample of the full print edition. For the full issue, subscribe …

The 7 essential Airstream websites

Featured<p>The 7 essential Airstream websites<p>August 4, 2008 ⋅ Post a comment<p>Airstream travel trailers attract attention like no other RV: they’re the …

RVs

The Fallacy of 'Giving Up'

The importance of talking with a doctor about values and priorities in life—at any age<p>At 30 years old, a person's brain weighs about three pounds. In its capaciousness it wears the skull like a well-tailored suit. So notes Harvard professor and surgeon Atul Gawande in his most recent book <i>Being</i> …

Medicine

7 Ways to Stay Motivated and Accomplish Anything

Motivation comes--and it goes. Here's how to hold onto it, even when things get tough.<p>Does the start of a New Year renew your energy and motivation to achieve change? For most it does, but let's face it, no matter how driven you are, there will be times when your energy and commitment will ebb. …

The Hidden Language Of The ~Tilde~

The simple punctuation mark that speaks a thousand words.<p>Last month in <i>New York</i>, Adam Sternbergh began his long cultural history of emojis by contrasting Face With Tears of Joy, the world's most popular emoji, with the tilde, the venerable squiggle that is surfed on QWERTY keyboards by the ESC key …

20 podcasts you need to hear in 2015

Twitter just made every public tweet findable … here's how to delete yours

Twitter has made every public tweet made since the service started in 2006 available through its search engine, making everyone’s first, second and third embarrassing tweets viewable by anyone.<p>The search index includes 100s of billions of tweets growing by several billion more each week. Tweets …

Blessed or Cursed? Child Prodigies Reveal All

Are child prodigies genuinely gifted? And, if they are, do they become even more gifted as time goes on? We track the fortunes of a clutch of child …

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'Paid to learn': Facing skills shortage, manufacturers invest in training youth

Young people may be wrestling with a tough jobs market, but the news isn't all glum: Some employers are experimenting with new ways to hire, train and invest in them.<p>A cluster of Canadian manufacturers has banded together to tap young workers – even if they have no experience – for highly skilled, …

The First Paintings Of 14 Famous Artists

Before they hit the Louvre, they were just like us. Okay, except they painted brilliant works of art.