Ben Huberman
Ben leads the Editorial team at WordPress.com / Automattic, and contributes to Longreads, Discover, and The Daily Post.
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  1. Ten Poems about Travel

    No matter where your journey takes you in 2019, what better way to kick it off than with 10 travel-themed poems, lovingly collected by the editors at JSTOR Daily?

    Inspiration
  2. Lit Hub’s Most Anticipated Books of 2019

    Start planning your 2019 reading schedule with Literary Hub’s exhaustive list of exciting future releases — including numerous titles by women writers and writers of color.

    Authors
  3. A Year of Great Writing: The Most-Read Editors’ Picks of 2018

    From mental health to writing, these are the posts that have resonated the most with Discover readers.

    Diversity
  4. Red Around the World

    Planning a U.S. adventure in 2019? Megan at Red Around the World is your “friendly guide to national parks, road trips, and all things outdoors.”

    Landscape
  5. Time Gents

    Time Gents is a labor of love by Sydney journalist, blogger, and pub historian Mick Roberts, where he documents the stories, traditions, and images of hotels and pubs all over Australia.

    Architecture
  6. The Cinnaman

    Majid Ali, aka the cinnaman, bakes up a storm of creative, flavorful cakes and confections inspired by the many cultures and influences of his hometown, Dubai.

    Cooking
  7. History Extra

    From Tudor Christmas traditions to 19th-century fashion, History Extra — the blog of the BBC History Magazine — brings the past back to life in all its quirks.

    Culture
  8. foods before dudes

    Food and innovative art — can you think of a better combination? At foods before dudes, kara’s custom 3D models add a distinct visual spin to the recipes she shares.

    Art
  9. Staying Home for the Holidays? You Can Still Eat Your Way Around the World

    Find inspiration in these Saveur Blog Awards-honored sites.

    Cooking
    Ugandan eggrolls, from A Kitchen in Uganda
  10. Why I Can’t Write a Good Personal Essay

    At Tenure, She Wrote, a grad student explains her decision no longer to write narratives of inspiration and gumption: “A little smarts and hard work and luck can’t make my chronically ill body ‘productive.’”

    Academia
  11. 1 in 7

    As Movember draws to a close, here’s Ross Murray’s unexpectedly hilarious post recounting his recent prostate-cancer diagnosis. (While you’re there, do check out Ross’s post-surgery update.)

    Health
  12. CrimeReads

    From thrillers to mystery novels, CrimeReads — created by the Literary Hub team — explores the far reaches of the world of literary suspense with essays, reading lists, and more.

    Books
  13. The Agenda

    Tablet Hotels’ magazine, The Agenda, offers healthy doses of glossy escapism and travel inspiration for jet-setters, couch-surfers, and armchair travellers alike.

    Design
  14. How to Avoid Three Common Website Mistakes When Selling Your Cat-Themed Tarot Decks

    A few simple tweaks can turn a functional website into a lovely, welcoming, and visually coherent one.

    Animals
    Image via The Considerate Cat
  15. Corvid Research

    Dr. Kaeli Swift studies crows, jays, and other bird species in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S., and shares updates and stories that engage an audience of bird-lovers and experts alike.

    Animals