Mark Twain

A Three-Step Preliminary Acid Test of Whether You Might Be a Good Fiction Writer

<i>Don’t miss the deals in the Writer’s Digest store—coming Black Friday, 11/24.</i><p><b>By Joel Gordonson, Author of The Atwelle Confession</b><p>Anyone who has …

Writing

A Digital Archive of 1,800+ Children’s Books from UCLA

In the early 18th century, the novel was seen as a frivolous and trivial form at best, a morally corrupting one at worst. Given that the primary …

Culture

Forget turkey, these are the most popular alternatives for your thanksgiving bird

Did you know that turkey—today's Thanksgiving staple—may not have been served at the first celebration in 1621? Instead, the Pilgrims feasted on …

Thanksgiving

BLACK FRIDAY SALE: 2 for 1 Tickets on Untapped Cities Tours!

Happy Thanksgiving readers! To celebrate, we’re offering 2 for 1 tickets on Untapped Cities tours! Use code BLACKFRIDAYUC at checkout.<p>Buy a ticket, …

Grand Central Station

26 Football Instagram Captions For The Thanksgiving Day Game With Your Home Squad

Once you've reached the end zone of Thanksgiving dinner, it's time to relax at home with your family and watch some football. You may also be …

Aaron Rodgers

Murder count in St. Louis hits 185 after early November shooting becomes homicide

<b>ST. LOUIS •</b> An early November shooting has officially been reclassified as a homicide after a St. Louis man's death Saturday.<p>Christopher N. …

Policing

Zero One: Can Data Predict Customer Behavior?

From soothsayers to fortune tellers to data scientists, business leaders have been trying to predict the future since the dawn of the deal. If …

Big Data

Mystery solved: How flies “scuba dive” at California’s famed Mono Lake

In 1862, Mark Twain visited Mono Lake, the vast, ancient landmark east of Yosemite National Park famous for its craggy limestone rock formations. …

Yosemite National Park

The Inevitable Consequences of Travel

Photo via flickrBy: Ayesha Habib“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things can not be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the …

furious

Reporter

Community News Group is seeking a hard-working reporter who can cover several neighborhoods in Brooklyn and is willing to work on extraordinarily …

Cover Letters

How odd flies prized by Mark Twain dive and thrive in super-salty lake

MIAMI: In California's super-salty Mono Lake, a strange kind of fly, once celebrated by novelist Mark Twain, has learned to thrive by building its …

Fishing

These flies make their own wet suits and once fascinated Mark Twain

Fish cannot survive the harsh salt and alkaline content of Mono Lake in Yosemite, but the alkali fly braves the murky waters with the help of its own …

Fishing

The beginning of the end of Angela Merkel as chancellor

Reports of the end of the Merkel era, like those of Mark Twain’s death, have long been greatly exaggerated. Not anymore.<p>Published on November 20, …

Germany

25 – The wait is over

Today, I took my wife and my Isuzu Vehicross past the pavement for the first since I purchased it at the end of June. It was a short day trip, …

Rising Risks Of ETFs

Wolves of Wall Street – The wolves are are on the hunt, this time with ETFs.<p>Dancing With Fire – Flaws in the ETF.<p>BOJ and Moby Dick – The impact of …

Business

No, The House Tax Bill Won't Destroy Graduate Education

The tax reform bill passed by Republicans in the House of Representatives on Thursday contains a provision that would, according to various news outlets and op-ed writers, “bankrupt graduate students,” “be a disaster for PhD students,” and “hit grad students with a massive tax hike.” To modify a …

Opinion

Journalist/General Manager

Resolve this new year to make a better life for yourself and others. Live, work and play in the temperate climate of the western slope of the Idaho …

Cover Letters

Goldman Sachs' Top Trades (Or Are They Fades?) For 2018

Rounding up some analyst predictions for next year.<p>A word of warning about the trade recommendations.<p>At least we have a yardstick for what the market …

Economy

Harvard University Press Blog

<i>Russia’s energy wealth has long been the main pillar of the country’s economy, but what’s the long-term future of that financial security in a world</i> …

Oil

iPhone X: Bargain! You've just bagged yourself a cheap AR device

If you take the Apple shaped pill, you'll see things <i>different(ly)</i>Apple fanbois being fanbois, Apple's new iPhone X isn’t "super expensive" but rather …

Augmented Reality

Staff Reporter/Photographer

The Cordova Times, Prince William Sound’s oldest newspaper, located in Cordova, Alaska is accepting applications for a Full Time Staff …

Journalism

News Producer

<b>KMTR NEWS</b> has an immediate opening for a creative News Producer. As the News Producer, you will be responsible for the day-to-day production of our …

Determine

Is This the Easiest Way to Beat the Stock Market?

According to multiple studies...yes.<p>As an investor, you're always looking for a way to outperform the overall stock market. If not, why even attempt …

Stocks

Mauritius named a top 10 travel spot

If you are wondering why, it’s because this Indian Ocean tropical island has been named among the Top 10 countries to visit in Lonely Planet’s …

News (South Africa)

'Tom Sawyer' was a self-conscious show

Most of us have encountered Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” at some time in our lives. It is an American classic, after all. Perhaps you …

Globe editorial: Will the Olympics do the right thing, and punish Russian doping?

Mark Twain quipped that one should always try to do the right thing, because "it will gratify some people and astonish the rest."<p>If only the International Olympic Committee, which long ago lost its capacity to amaze when it comes to moral probity, could tap an as-yet undiscovered ethical reserve …

Thomas Bach

The 20 St. Louis neighborhoods where crime is growing the fastest

A look at which neighborhoods are having the biggest crime increases.

St. Louis

A Connecticut Christmas Carol Puts a New Spin on a Holiday Favorite

Featuring a book by L.J. Fecho, with music and lyrics by Michael O'Flaherty, the show is described as follows: "Some of the most beloved storytellers …

Christmas

Features Intern

The Las Vegas Review-Journal is offering a Features internship. Our team needs a dynamic storyteller who can cover the entertainment capital of the …

Cover Letters