Writing
How To Play Fantasy Football, Only With Authors

all over the country, in suites at the Bellagio, party rooms at Hooter's, and your mom's basement, groups of nerds will gather for a sacred annual autumn ritual: the fantasy football draft.

But what if you could play fantasy "sports" with something less concussion-causing? Like, for instance, books!? Gather your friends, because now you you can!

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bookriot
44 minutes ago

In my life, I came out as a gay man and as a person with bipolar disorder. Both were difficult.

I tried to hide [my bipolar disorder] from all but my closest friends and family. I didn’t want to appear lazy when depressed or crazy when manic.

Eventually, I did choose to come out as a man with bipolar disorder for the same reason I came out as a gay man. It was time to be who I am.

Posted By
bradley
2 hours ago
Self
Human Without God: "How about money?"

"No matter how rich you are, you have only one ass sitting in one chair." --- A guy interviewed by Bloomberg today.

The other day a friend called me, telling me that her new house construction had just finished.

Posted By
yunyi2009
2 hours ago
Business
Working for Yourself : Understanding The Signals

There are sometimes when you feel everything conspires against you...

Struggling to wake up every morning to arrive on time to that same job you've been hating for years? Still experiencing money issues every single month? Feeling mad, frustrated and depressed? Nothing comes out the way you've expected and you're losing control?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions you better be careful with walking through the park, dogs may confuse you with a tree... as for today, you are a good target!

Posted By
CashPowerWoman
2 hours ago

Sometimes you want a room with a view. Sometimes you want a bunker that's walled-off to the world. Why not have both? The Sharifi-ha House can shape-shift based on the amount of sun or level of privacy that its residents need at that particular moment.

Posted By
gizmodo
6 hours ago

We recently sat down with Lita and chatted about all sorts of things in Lita’s fantasy worlds. It was time to talk a bit about the magic behind the curtain.

Here are a few excerpts from the interview:

Blog Catalog: “Lita’s Worlds” … places like elsewheres. This is major fantasy speak. Please…

Posted By
LitaBurke
7 hours ago
VIB Journals
Are there any good movies today?

Has anyone seen any good movies lately? I have not. I love Redbox but lately it's not even worth the $1.50. I think that the last good one was Captain Phelps but I don't know if I have ever seen Tom Hanks in a bad movie.

Posted By
tmumble
7 hours ago
VIB Journals
Raising Drama: A Memory

The dining room window is open wide. The smell of summer wafts in on a breeze, fresh cut grass. My mother is leaning out the window, hanging the laundry on the clothes line that stretches across our backyard.

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RaisingDrama
7 hours ago
VIB Self
Are you Getting what you Want in Life?

I love reading articles from Time Magazine because they usually deal with "hot" or controversial topics. The kind of topics that make you think about fundamental life issues. I've just read one of those articles, "How Can I get What I Want in Life".

According to the article, there are 2 reasons why you haven’t done the stuff you ‘want’ to do in your life:

1. You can't because of something external,
or
2. You won't because of something internal

Which one is your reason? Or is there the possibility of another one?

Posted By
tmumble
16 hours ago
Music
Tom Petty "Hypnotic Eye" CD Review (Track by Track)

With a goal of keeping true rock and roll alive, Petty's 13th studio album, is raw, angry, exciting, and energetic.

You've got to give Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers credit for never settling down and keeping their swagger.

Posted By
mpflwi
16 hours ago

The Seventh Birthday Wish by Bruce E. Arrington and Florence Jayne is a fantasy picture book for ages 4-8 about Wesley and his magical adventure on his birthday. In a faraway land lived Wesley, and when he turned four, a door without a handle appeared in his castle home. Wait he must until seven years…

Posted By
LitaBurke
19 hours ago

Sam Van Aken is working on a project that literally bears fruit. Forty different kinds. The Tree of 40 Fruit is a single tree, that is grafted to produce 40 different varieties of fruit.

Posted By
TonyB
20 hours ago