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How to Get Paid for your Articles

How to Get Paid for your Articles

If you have a way with words, why not invest in it? More and more people are discovering the joys and rewards of freelance writing. Instead of writing for yourself, write for other people who will enjoy reading your articles. Best of all, you have be a freelance writer without disrupting your current lifestyle, or you could say goodbye to your place behind the desk and work conveniently from home.... [Read more]

Mistakes to Avoid when Freelance Writing

Mistakes to Avoid when Freelance Writing

Once you have made a decision to become a freelance writer, you will need to learn how to make your writing business gain positive light. Freelance writing newbies often commit mistakes that send their chances spiraling down the drain. Here are just some of them: Plagiarizing This is the mortal sin of all writing, freelance or not. This basically happens when you steal someone else’s ideas and make... [Read more]



What to Look for in a Photographer

There’s a misconception by many people that anyone with a camera can be a photographer. This is an especially risky thought to have if you’re looking for a commercial photographer in New York City. Per capita, it’s hard to imagine any city in the world having more photographers than New York and they are definitely not all created the same.  If you’re looking for NYC fashion photographers,... [Read more]


Selecting the Best Photographer in New York

New York does not lack for artists or creative types. So if you need a photographer, you won’t have any problem finding options. Of course, not all photographers in New York are going to be up to the task. Here are some easy ways to cut through all our options. First, figure out what kind of photography you want. Is this a shoot for business reasons? Then you need a commercial photographer. Are you... [Read more]


An Interesting Take on the Matrix – By Phin Upham

“Existential Phenomenology and the Brave New World of The Matrix” is an essay written by Hubert L. Dreyfus and Stephen D. Dreyfus, included in Phin Upham’s book Space of Love and Garbage. Hubert Dreyfus is Professor of Philosophy in the graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests bridge the analytic and Continental traditions in 20th-century philosophy,... [Read more]


Is It Time to Put an End to the Word Literally?

By Phin Upham It’s a sociological truth that language evolves over time, with societies having their own interpretation on the meaning of a word. In some cases, this can mean that its meaning is subverted entirely. But according to Martha Gill in The Guardian, this isn’t always a good thing. Her example: the current dual usage of the word “literally.” The original definition of “literally”... [Read more]


Teen Rehab Centers for troubled youth

Almost everyone goes through a phase in their lives when they feel troubled and perhaps cause trouble for their loved ones, especially their parents. And while parents need to do a balancing act between their work, children, and friends, dealing with children who are troubled can be a big cause for concern. One solution that has worked for some children has come in the form of teen rehab centers which... [Read more]




Murakami’s new book unveiled in Japan

Haruki Murakami's first collection of short stories in nine years hit the shelves in Japan on Friday with some excited fans queuing for the midnight launch. Around 70 fans took part in a countdown ceremony at Kinokuniya bookstore in Tokyo's entertainment and shopping district of Shinjuku, where firecrackers were set off as the clock ticked to the witching hour. “Murakami is definitely... [Read more]


Four more ‘Walking Dead’ books greenlit by Kirkman

Robert Kirkman, creator of “The Walking Dead,” has given the go-ahead to another spin-off storyline from novelist Jay Bonansinga. See the original post:  Four more ‘Walking Dead’ books greenlit by Kirkman  Read More →


‘Million Orchid’ project to revive native Florida flowers

By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) – Inside a small bright lab, nestled behind sprawling Banyan trees in Miami's Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, scientists and volunteers tend to tens of thousands of just-germinated orchids tucked in glass bottles. In the coming weeks, crews in bucket trucks, usually used to fix power lines, will lift the fragile plants onto trees that line south Florida's... [Read more]


Final book in ‘Divergent’ trilogy to be split into two films

The final book in the “Divergent” trilogy will be split into two movies, Lions Gate said on Friday, following the same formula the studio used for the upcoming final installments of “The Hunger Games” series. “Divergent,” a dystopian thriller based on the young adult book series by author Veronica Roth, stars Shailene Woodley and was released last month, grossing... [Read more]


Adrian Mole author Sue Townsend dies aged 68: son

Sue Townsend, the British author responsible for the multi-million selling Adrian Mole series documenting the hum-drum life of an awkward teenager, has died aged 68, her son told the BBC on Friday. According to the broadcaster, her son Danny Townsend confirmed that the novelist had died at home on Thursday after a short illness. After writing a series of well-received plays, Sue Townsend was catapulted... [Read more]