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Know your gompas

One of the most surprising things about the Himalaya is how this desolate, almost monochrome landscape has produced so much vivid colour. From Kathmandu to Dharamsala and Lhasa to Ladakh, Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, or gompas, guard a treasure trove of religious art, executed in an almost …

Hinduism

The 3 Ingredients in Our Best Selling eBook Titles

Over the last few days in Facebook groups I participate in, I’ve seen a number of people ask for advice on coming up with titles for new eBooks, …

Scientists find secret to writing a best-selling novel

Computer scientists have developed an algorithm which can predict with 84 per cent accuracy whether a book will be a commercial success - and the secret is to avoid cliches and excessive use of verbs<p>Scientists have developed an algorithm which can analyse a book and predict with 84 per cent …

Writing

Should you quit without a backup plan?

How to Grow 100 Pounds of Potatoes in 4 Square Feet

On many occasions, we've been tempted to grow our own potatoes. They're fairly low maintenance, can be grown in a pot or in the ground, last a fairly …

10 Reasons Why Traveling Makes You A Better Person

If you have the opportunity to pack your bags and go, do it. Go alone if you have to.<p>Don’t do it for vacation. Don’t do it for luxury. Don’t do it to …

MNsure adds outreach grants after heavy criticism

The board of Minnesota's new insurance exchange is freeing up as much as $750,000 to help people sign up for coverage in response to criticism that …

Health Care

5 Things to Know About Miss America 2014, Nina Davuluri

More by Vi-An<p>Miss America 2014, Nina Davuluri. Her "platform issue" is "celebrating diversity through cultural competency."<p>There she is! Sunday …

Poverty saps mental capacity to deal with complex tasks, say scientists

Poor people spend so much mental energy on the immediate problems of paying bills and cutting costs that they are left with less capacity to deal with other complex but important tasks, including education, training or managing their time, suggests research published on Thursday.<p>The cognitive …

How to Set Up a Self-Hosted WordPress Blog

College-bound freshmen get electronic nudges to help them get ready

John Fernandez admits that he was a little nervous about starting his freshman year this fall at Bemidji State University.<p>One of the first in his …

College & University

The Last 500 Feet

Developing practical and profitable new ways to cross the last 500 feet to the remote rural places where poor families now live and work is the first …

Slow Ideas

Some innovations spread fast. How do you speed the ones that don’t?<p>Why do some innovations spread so swiftly and others so slowly? Consider the very different trajectories of surgical anesthesia and antiseptics, both of which were discovered in the nineteenth century. The first public demonstration …

Vocabulary in Hindi – Family

How about describing family and relations in Hindi? Do you know the vocabulary that you need? let me show you the necessary vocabulary.<p>The following …

Language Learning

Why You Should Blog to Get Your Next Job

Think of the word “blog” and what comes to mind? Mommy bloggers? People posting funny cat videos? Well, no more. Today’s savvy job seekers are …