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13 Writing Lessons From Stephen King’s On Writing

Stephen King is an American author of horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy, who has sold more than 350 million books. King has received many …

Stephen King
Language

So Now Muslims Can Be Fired for Praying?

A Cargill plant in Colorado had always permitted its Muslim employees prayer breaks. But why were 190 of them suddenly fired?<p>If 190 Christians were …

China Abandons One-Child Policy

Limit on families is raised to two children, ending a 35-year-old policy that led to myriad social and economic ills in China<p>BEIJING—China will abandon its one-child policy, perhaps the most notorious of the Communist Party’s intrusions into Chinese lives, amid a looming demographic crunch that …

China

With Some Creativity, These $200 Films Attract Thousands of Fans

Ugandan filmmaker Isaac Nabwana's movies cost about $200 each to make, but they manage to attract hundreds of thousands of fans around the world.

The long, incredibly tortuous, and fascinating process of creating a Chinese font

The story of Chinese characters begins with, of all things, turtle bellies.<p>The kings of the Shang Dynasty—which ruled from the 16th to the 11th centuries BC—had questions. Questions about what the king should do, like whether to “perform a ritual for Father Ding and offer to him thirty captives …

Typography

Math, Language & 7 Other Intelligence Types You Need

If math or linguistics came easily to you, school was probably a far more enjoyable experience for you than others.<p>After all, these two types of …

NASA just released an unbelievable new image of the Earth rising over the Moon

One of the most — if not <i>the</i> most — famous images taken in space is "Earthrise," a photo of the Earth taken by the Apollo 8 crew as they rounded the back side of the Moon. Today, NASA has released an incredible new version of that same type of image, this time taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance …

Astronomy

Professor Faces Firing Over Belief Sandy Hook Was a Hoax

A university in Florida made efforts Wednesday to fire a professor who upset many by calling the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School a …

Tracy

9 Times Rita Skeeter Actually Told The Truth

Most of the time, Rita Skeeter was an irresponsible journalist and a horrible human being in the "Harry Potter" books, a fictional representation of …

Books

'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them' Trailer Has 'Harry Potter' Fans Ecstatic (VIDEO)

The first trailer for 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' has landed, showing the Wizarding World for the first time since the last 'Harry …

Film Industry

Evangelical college suspends tenured professor for saying Christians & Muslims “worship the same God,” echoing pope

Wheaton College put the hijab-wearing Dr. Larycia Hawkins on administrative leave citing “theological implications”<p>An Evangelical Christian college suspended a tenured professor for insisting that Christians and Muslims "worship the same God," echoing the pope.<p>Dr. Larycia Alaine Hawkins is an …

Religion

These Illustrations Of "Harry Potter" Locations Are Magical

Amanda Penley's "Harry Potter & Magical Places" project will bring you back into J.K. Rowling's world.

12 Painfully Beautiful Poems That Will Give You So Many Feelings

"Come when the nights are bright with stars / Or when the moon is mellow"

Trump to Muslims: Come Stay at My U.S. Hotels

Donald Trump operates a highly acclaimed hotel management company with luxury hotels all over the United States, including New York, Las Vegas and Miami.<p>As many of his guests are Arabs and Muslims, he operates an Arabic-language website in an unabashed marketing effort to get Arabs and Muslims to …

Donald Trump

Shockingly Surreal Self-Portraits (10 photos)

Born in Madrid, Spain, Manu Pombrol is a 35-year-old artist and photographer whose self-portraits are nothing short of extraordinary. Pombrol first started down a creative path when, at a very young age, he painted pictures or portraits in pastels. Then, as computers started making their way into …

Photography

100 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter, Better, and Wiser | Inc.com

Podcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, leadership, business, creativity, or just learning and expanding your mind, here are 100 podcasts that …

Entrepreneurship

China has created a monster it can’t control

Beijing is desperate for further growth – but that would involve loosening the power of the state<p>When in trouble, shoot the messenger. This time-honoured approach to dealing with unwelcome news was much in evidence in China this week when nearly 200 people were rounded up and criminally charged …

Stock Markets

This Professor Can Teach Anyone Calculus Using These Simple, Beautiful Animations

Calculus: A word that triggers involuntary fear spasms in the best of us. But the days of slogging through tedious textbook derivatives are over, if …

Valuing Languages

We are moving toward one tongue: 97% of the world speaks only 4% of the world's languages. Once we realized that plant and animal species were disappearing from the earth, we worked to protect them out of concern that losing even a single species may have dire consequences for the well-being of the …

Mark Zuckerberg does a public Q&A session — in Mandarin Chinese

Mark Zuckerberg did a public Q&A session today — in Mandarin Chinese. Yes, the Facebook CEO set out to learn the (very difficult) language in 2010, in his spare time.<p>“On Wednesday I did my first ever public Q&A in Chinese at Tsinghua University in Beijing!” Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook after the …

Stereotypes

How to Make Our Communication in Chinese Better?

Learn Chinese<p>As a Chinese teacher, I always enjoy teaching Chinese in my class with the standard curriculum. However, I also notice there are …