Shiyin Chan

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Seven Tips From Ernest Hemingway on How to Write Fiction

Before he was a big game hunter, before he was a deep-sea fisherman, Ernest Hemingway was a craftsman who would rise very early in the morning and …

Who edited Shakespeare?

Sometime in 1623, seven years after Shakespeare's death, the actors John Heminges and Henry Condell published <i>Mr William Shakespeares Comedies,</i> …

5 Famous Books That Were Originally Self-Published

The reputation of self-publishing—at least in the pre-internet era—wasn’t that great. There’s a reason that publishing houses catering to …

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What Is Love? Famous Definitions from 400 Years of Literary History

After those collections of notable definitions of art, science, and philosophy, here comes a selection of poetic definitions of a peculiar phenomenon that is at once more amorphous than art, more single-minded than science, and more philosophical than philosophy itself. Gathered here are some of …

Bertrand Russell on Human Nature, Construction vs. Destruction, and Science as a Key to Democracy

In 1926, British philosopher, mathematician, historian, and social critic <b>Bertrand Russell</b> (May 18, 1872–February 2, 1970) — whose ten commandments of teaching endure as a timeless manifesto for education, whose poignant admonition is among history’s greatest insights on love, whose message to …

Time To Get A New Clock? This One Slows Down And Messes With Your Head

For those who are always wanting more hours in the day, this wall clock may make you careful what you wish for.<p>A long weekend is a precious thing. Looking back on it now–from the unpopular Monday after July 4–you’re probably wondering how it all went by so quickly. The Slow Clock won’t stop time, …

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Malala Yousafzai receives standing ovation at UN

The 16-year-old female activist who survived an attack by the Taliban spoke to the UN about education<p>Female activist Malala Yousafzai, who in October was shot in the head during an assassination attempt by the Taliban, addressed the United Nations assembly Friday -- her 16th birthday.<p>Despite her …

Culinary School: The Pros and Cons of Culinary Education

The best-known culinary schools in the country come with price tags that range anywhere from <b>$35,000 to $54,000</b> for a two-year associate's degree or up to about <b>$109,000</b> for a bachelor's degree. All this for a career path that traditionally starts with a $10 an hour job doing back-breaking work for …

Thoreau, born on this day in 1817, on friendship, sympathy, and animal consciousness: http://j.mp/1drAUxW