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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]




At 91, Marvel creator Stan Lee continues to expand his Universe

By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Marvel Entertainment's chief emeritus Stan Lee may be in his ninth decade, but it hasn't stopped him from adding outposts to his creative empire as he hopes to interest a new generation of children in super heroes of all shapes and sizes. Lee, 91, the creator of comic book franchises and box-office behemoths such as Spider-Man, Avengers and... [Read more]


Fedoras share tips on food-beer pairings in new cookbook

By Richard Leong NEW YORK (Reuters) – Husband and wife team Brooke and Luther Fedora show how beer adds complexity to a dish and why selecting the right brew can elevate any meal in their debut cookbook, “The Foodie’s Beer Book.” The culinary couple has been creating beer-inspired dinners for four years at their popular gastropub, the Horse & Hound in Charlottesville, North... [Read more]


Inside the Bowe Bergdahl book proposal: Soldier’s platoon mates speak out

While the U.S. Army weighs whether to bring charges against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was freed earlier this year after spending nearly five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, six of his former platoon mates are shopping proposals for a book and movie that would render their own harsh verdicts. Original post:  Inside the Bowe Bergdahl book proposal: Soldier’s platoon mates speak out  Read More →


For Afro-vegan chef Bryant Terry recipes are political

By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) – Cookbook writing is a form of food justice for activist chef Bryant Terry, author of “Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean and Southern Flavors Re-mixed.” The 100 recipes in Terry’s fourth book, all devoid of meat and meat products, reach pointedly back to before the prepackaged, processed food that he says characterizes too many modern African-American... [Read more]


Amazon picks on Orwell in latest ebook salvo against Hachette

Amazon is asking readers to help in its running dispute with Hachette Book Group by emailing Hachette’s CEO. In a message from the Amazon Books Team on a website on Friday evening, Amazon.com Inc reiterated its arguments for cheaper ebooks, and suggested people email Hachette CEO Michael Pietsch. In its message, also emailed to writers who publish directly on its Kindle e-readers, Amazon compared... [Read more]