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Bach Cello Suite 6: Sarabande - 3 Cellos (Break of Reality)

This Is The Best Time To Buy Plane Tickets For Thanksgiving

Set a reminder on your iCal, stat.<p>If heading home for Thanksgiving means flying across the country, you'll want to put a note in your iCal to buy your tickets in three weeks<i>.</i><p>Smarter Travel looked at data from several travel booking sites, including Orbitz, Kayak, Cheap Tickets, and Skyscanner, to …

These 360 Photos Show What Life Is Like For Refugees

Immersive images show the whole picture.<p>Post from RICOH THETA. - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA<p><i>Police and refugees on the Greece-Macedonia border.</i><p>Modern 2D photography is a great tool to document the struggles around the world, but sometimes it feels like we only see half of the story.<p>The following …

Ricoh

Teen writers find publishing success

Jake Marcionette was never much of a reader.<p>“My mom always screamed at me to read, but I never really enjoyed it,” says the 13-year-old, lacrosse-playing Maryland resident — whose debut novel just got picked up by Penguin.<p>"A lot of middle school books are too babyish," he says. "Almost Disney-like. …

How To Self-Publish Your Book Through Amazon

<i>Not so long ago, the first hurdle for an aspiring book author was to get past the gatekeepers. First you would have to spend weeks or months writing a book proposal and sample chapters. Then you might contact a bunch of agents to see if they would be interested in pitching your book to major</i> …

Write a Winning Book Proposal and Land a Book Contract

<b>Can Someone Tell Me What BS Means?</b><p>Before teaching college theology/religious studies, I taught college academic ESL (English as a second language) writing for twenty-four years. I taught students whose first or best language is not English. One day at the start of class, I wrote on the board: "You …

Writing

How I Write (Better Than You)

A great writer never reveals their process, for fear it will lose its magic power. Today, I share my writing process with you. My hope isn't that it inspires you, but that you realize I am a tortured genius who is also hip.<p>Remember that writing processes are like snowflakes: cold, temperamental, …

Magic

Why I'm Writing And Publishing 9 New Books This Year

When you first read that headline, you probably thought I was going to say I'm doing it because I'm dying and want to rush and get my books out there before I kick the bucket. And well, you wouldn't be totally wrong.<p>I am dying.<p>But so are you.<p>And that's what I realized a few months ago. I was …

Writing

Photos From Greece's Refugee Camps Show The Importance Of World Refugee Day

This year's World Refugee Day comes as the number of refugees across the world is at a record high, according to the United Nations refugee agency, …

Teach your children how to think, not just what to think & A Great Giveaway!

Six Things Every Freshman Needs to Know

In 1903, George Horace Lorimer published a book entitled <i>Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son</i>. The letters were written by John Graham, the …

College & University

Homeschool Encouragement for the New Year

What Will You Do When the End Comes?

<i>An appalling and horrible thing</i> <i><br>has happened in the land:</i> <i><br>the prophets prophesy falsely,</i> <i><br>and the priests rule at their direction;</i> <i><br>my people love to have</i> …

United Kingdom

Isn’t She Beautiful?

How significant should physical attraction be in the pursuit of marriage? Or, what role, if any, should physical appearance play in Christian …

5 Favorite Practical Homeschool Resources (My Kids Love)

I’ve mentioned in passing several times in webinars and videos that I learned to speed read in middle school and that it is, to this day, one of the …

Homeschooling

Revive '13: God's Plan for Your Relationships (Paul David Tripp)

Homeschooling is the smartest way to teach kids in the 21st century

Alison Davis doesn't see homeschooling as some strange alternative to traditional school.<p>If anything, says the mom from Williamstown, New Jersey, …

Education

Expert Travel Tips You've Never Thought Of

• Popsugar<br>• Living<br>• Budget Travel<p>Expert Travel Tips You've Never Thought Of<p>Shares<p>Wouldn't it be nice, before every trip, to call up an expert and get her …

Talking About “Man-Boys”

She was a single Christian friend (totally just friends), venting her frustration about immature men. It was casual, because that kind of venting is …

Jesus

Secret Wisdom in the Wake of Suffering

Wisdom may be as basic a human need as air, water, or shelter.<p>We all need guidance and direction, and we need it today and every day. If you don’t …

Four Warnings for Your Twenties

How far do you get into the Old Testament when you start to feel the friction of daily Bible reading? We know the resistance is good for us, like we …

Theology

The Ultimate Harry Potter Travel Bucket List

Did you know that you can actually take magic lessons in a castle or sign a wall in the cafe where J.K. Rowling began to write her famous series? Potterheads who love history, fun book and movie facts, and endless amounts of Harry Potter memorabilia should — no, <i>must</i> — visit these themed spots all …

John MacArthur Wants Us to Grow Up

John MacArthur is in the midst of penning a series of articles that will address (and encourage and scold) the Young, Restless, Reformed …

Theology

3 Practical Steps to Resist the Tyranny of Tolerance

Sponsor<p>Show Your Support<p><i>This sponsored post was provided by Jonathan Morrow, impact360.org || @Jonathan_Morrow @impact360</i><p>Is it OK to disagree with …

Take a Gaffication! The Complete Guide to Jim Gaffigan's New York

New Yorkers love a movie or TV series that makes the city a character, and The Jim Gaffigan Show gives big love to the city, its restaurants, hotels, …

New York City

You Don’t Have to Know God’s Will

Provided by<p>You don’t have to know God’s will if you are confident in God’s word.<p>If that raises objections, trust me, I understand. Like you, I have …

Faith

A Model of Determination

Today I want us to travel together into the past, to England in the late 1700’s. King George III is on the throne, though this is before the madness …

10 of the best cycling holidays for families

It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best,” Ernest Hemingway once observed. That doesn’t have to change once you have children in tow – but even the most intrepid parents would be wise to consider their route a little more carefully than before. Now may not be the time …