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10 of the Greatest First Lines in Literature (and what you can learn about writing from them)

Never judge a book by its cover, but what about its first line?Writing is not about only plot, it is about the actual <i>art</i> of writing …

Literature

Elephants Have a Secret Weapon Against Cancer

The biggest animals should have the highest risks of developing tumors, but they don’t.<p>In 2012, on a whim, Vincent Lynch decided to search the genome of the African elephant to see if it had extra anti-cancer genes. Cancers happen when cells build up mutations in their DNA that allow them to grow …

Cancer

The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>Betsy Lerner<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates …

Modern Calligraphy 101

<i>Modern Calligraphy 101: The Basic Supplies you’ll need to get started with practicing + free practice sheets!</i><p>Modern Calligraphy 101 + Free Practice …

6 Trees Every Survivalist Should Know | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This guest post by Creek Stewart first appeared at willowhavenoutdoor.com</i>.<p>“Living in the open in this way, and making friends of the …

Write, Then Write Some More: Writing Tips From 29 Authors

If you’ve ever wanted to sit down with your favorite author, grab him or her by the shoulders, and ask <i>How?</i>, you’re not alone.<p>Plenty of people want to know exactly how authors do it — grind through the doubt, become inspired, write, get published, and start all over again. In fact, so many people …

Writing

Working with EVA Foam for Costume Construction

Yesterday, I went down a rabbit hole of EVA cosplay videos on YouTube. No, that’s not some weird… proclivity, EVA (Ethylene-vinyl Acetate) is an extremely versatile foam material (think: the material used in yoga mats) that’s used for all sorts of costuming and prop applications. It is …

6 One-Day Preparedness Projects & Skills

Written by R. Ann Parris on The Prepper Journal. <i></i> <i></i> <i></i> <i></i> <i></i> 4.48/5 (118) A ton of preparedness projects and skills can be completed in as little as an …

This DIY Glow-In-The-Dark Chalk Makes Nighttime More Fun

Write on.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>Glow-in-the-dark paint<br>Water<p>Plaster Of Paris<br>Spoon<p>Ice tray<p>Paper towels<p>1. Mix 1 part glow in the dark paint and 2 parts water, then mix in enough plaster to achieve a thick, creamy consistency.<p>2. Scoop mixture into ice cube tray. Let dry for 24 hours.<p>3. Use bright …

Crafting

The Average Cost of Different Transportation Methods in Popular European Destinations

It’s fairly easy to travel between most European countries, and you typically have a few options for transportation: plane, train, or bus. GoEuro’s …

19 Instagrams You Should Follow If You're Slightly Obsessed With Pretty Handwriting

Say yes to penmanship porn.

Calligraphy

This Data Scientist Has Mapped the Ultimate National Parks Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

Build Muscle & Burn Fat | A Beginner's Supplement Guide

<b>By Edd Oldfield |</b><p><b>Bodybuilder and Personal Trainer</b><p>In the present day, the fitness industry is saturated with 1000’s of supplements ranging from simple …

How to Make a Shop Stool in 10 Minutes, Build a DIY BBQ Grill Stand and Transform Your Cutting Table Into a Coffee Table

<b>Cutting Table to Coffee Table</b><p>This week Laura Kampf builds a very cool coffee table, using mortise-and-tenons for the joinery and what looks like a …

Modern Calligraphy 101

<i>Modern Calligraphy 101: The Basic Supplies you’ll need to get started with practicing + free practice sheets!</i><i>This post may contain affiliate links.</i> …

Molding and Casting Tiny Prop Parts

I don't know about you, but I tend to jump from one project obsession to another. Just as I was getting over my space gun prop obsession I slipped …

10 Stories Behind The World's Most Iconic Travel Photos

Put your selfie stick down. These next ten travellers, globetrotters and wanderlusters all have one special thing in common.<p>Besides a passion for …

New 3D Calligraphy Exercises by Tolga Girgin | Colossal

<p>Istanbul-based graphic designer Tolga Girgin (previously) continues to experiment with 3D calligraphic letterforms by adding shading and …

10 Amazing Treehouses You Can Actually Stay In

There’s something magical about a treehouse. And we’re not talking about your run-of-the-mill backyard hideaway filled with kids’ toys. These 10 examples are architectural gems that offer forest views and a cozy night’s sleep. And the best part? You can actually book them.<p>Treehouse Point<p><b>Issaquah,</b> …

How to Make Beef Jerky | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from Tim Ferriss‘ new book,</i> The Four Hour Chef<i>.</i><p><b>An Introduction to Dehydrating Food</b><p>Dehydration is all about removing …

Podcast: Epic Heroism in the Korean War | The Art of Manliness

<b>Brett McKay</b>: Brett McKay here. Welcome to another edition of the Art of Manliness Podcast. One of my favorite writers is a guy by the name of Adam …

Composition tips for photographing forests

<b>Photo Tips & Tutorials</b>"><p>Blending with Light – 50% OFF<p>Create stunning natural looking HDR images in just few minutes!!<p>For Limited Time …

Make a Party-Sized Batch of Fizzy, Carbonated Fruit In a Drink Cooler

If you’re looking for the perfect snack to bring to a party, this fizzy, carbonated fruit will be a real crowd-pleaser. All you need to make it is …

He Took A Needle And Thread And Made Something You Use Every Day

They say you should never judge a book by its cover -- but I can't help it! If you're like me, you've always appreciated the art of a quality …

How To Make A 3D Hologram With Stuff You Already Own

It's simply brilliant.<p>Feel like resurrecting Tupac in your own home? No problem. <b></b><p>U.K.-based tech enthusiast Mrwhosetheboss posted a now-viral tutorial on YouTube that shows how to turn any smartphone into a hologram projector. The video was inspired by another, very similar YouTube tutorial by …

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Perfect French Toast: A Classic Recipe | The Art of Manliness

“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.” –John Gunther<p>I couldn’t agree more with Mr. Gunther. Some of my favorite moments at home are spent …

Packing Tips: 6 Hacks Every Man Should Have in His Arsenal

Packing Tips: 6 Hacks Every Man Should Have in His Arsenal

GIFs Reveal the Visually Satisfying Process of a Hand-Lettering Expert

Despite the evolution of typography, with the advent of technology and various software, UK-based graphic designer Seb Lester proves that the art of hand-lettering is not dead. The artist's experience and skill with simple tools like calligraphy pens and paper leave digital renderings unnecessary. …