Monthly Archives: December 2013

Top 10 Blogs for Writers 2013 – The Winners

Top 10 Blogs for Writers 2013 – The Winners. When we asked you to nominate your favorite writing blog as one of the top 10 blogs for writers, we got over 1,100 nominations! Wonderful to see how passionate readers are about

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The Best Books on Writing and Creativity of 2013 | Brain Pickings

The Best Books on Writing and Creativity of 2013 | Brain Pickings. by Maria Popova Timeless wisdom and practical advice on the pleasures and perils of the written word and the creative life. After the year’s best books in photography,

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World’s leading authors: state surveillance of personal data is theft | World news | The Guardian

World’s leading authors: state surveillance of personal data is theft | World news | The Guardian. (10 Dec 2013) More than 500 of the world’s leading authors, including five Nobel prize winners, have condemned the scale of state surveillance revealed

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New Theme: Twenty Fourteen

Originally posted on The WordPress.com Blog:
For the first time ever, the yearly default theme for WordPress is ready to go before its namesake year begins. Consider it an early holiday gift from the WordPress community to you, a…

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Your phone is the perfect surveillance tool | Futurity

Your phone is the perfect surveillance tool | Futurity. Posted by Bill Steele-Cornell on December 4, 2013   If you carry a smartphone, the world can spy on you.   Surveillance is a fundamental part of the cellular network, writes

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The 13 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2013 | Brain Pickings

The 13 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2013 | Brain Pickings. How to think like Sherlock Holmes, make better mistakes, master the pace of productivity, find fulfilling work, stay sane, and more. After the best biographies, memoirs, and history

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Alberto Manguel, A History of Reading, and our “essential function”

Originally posted on Other Sashas:
There is nowhere to begin with A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel when you’ve got a mind as speckle-y and inane as mine. Faced with this kind of book-dorkery-in-a-book, the tendency is to quote…

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