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  1. The Map Room

    All about maps! The Map Room is a blog by Jonathan Crowe that covers everything from antique map collecting to the latest in geospatial technology.

    Commentary
  2. Behavioral Scientist

    Behavioral science seeks to understand why we do the things we do and act the way we act, and Behavioral Scientist magazine publishes original reports, columns, essays, and even cartoons from the front lines of behavioral science “to make the valuable insights gathered from behavioral science accessible and useful to all.”

    Journals & Magazines
  3. Pick a piece of sky

    “Reluctant to give up the exclamatory joy of seeing, I have built a life at the untranslated point of an outstretched finger.” Roxani Krystalli writes about exploring the Scottish landscape and learning to see differently.

    Essay
  4. Years ago I trained to be a doula for the dying, a companion for those in the last stages of life, visiting an hour or so a week or a day. That did not prepare me for living with someone who tells me regularly she only has two weeks to live.  

    Family
  5. Around the World with WordPress: Jamaica

    Today, we’re highlighting five sites from the island paradise of Jamaica.

    Exploration
    Adventures with Elle
  6. The Statesider

    “We’re only selling one thing: the idea that our country is immense, diverse, and infinitely interesting.” Co-founded by travel writers Pam Mandel and Andy Murdock, The Statesider newsletter compiles the most interesting stories about U.S. travel, culture, food, landscapes, and more.  

    Culture
  7. Rendered Impressions: The Art of Catherine Martzloff

    Catherine has loved painting her entire life and is now an established artist who uses her WordPress.com site as a fundamental part of her business.

    Art
    "Summertime Marina"
  8. Great Canadian Longform

    The Great Canadian Longform team curates well-crafted stories from and about Canada. It invites readers to explore less-known aspects of the world’s second-largest country, covering culture, crime, and sports (among other topics).

    Culture
  9. Blogs from the Natural History Museum

    In this blog, curators, researchers, librarians, staff, and volunteers from the Natural History Museum in London offer a behind-the-scenes look at what they do to inspire a love of the natural world.

    Academia
  10. ALAMORE

    “Putting the two sets of letters together – 96 in total – with my diaries, I realised I had invaluable source material which covered social attitudes of the time together with national and international events…. Throughout there is a love story and the building of a relationship.” At Alamore, Maureen Blake publishes letters and diary […]

    Current Events
  11. The Possessed: Dispatches from the Third Trimester

    “The impulse to see pregnancy as a sci-fi curiosity turns pregnant people into something that is not human, or at least adds an asterisk to their humanity.” In this longread, Sara Fredman writes about pregnancy, demons, and Stranger Things.

    Essay
  12. Beer Samples By State

    Love craft beer? There are over 6,300 breweries across the U.S. and more than 150 different styles. On this list at BREWS ‘N’ BBQ, explore craft beers by state. All the beers have been consumed by the writers!

    Exploration
  13. Reasons to be Cheerful

    Reasons to be Cheerful is an editorial project dedicated to “stories of hope, rooted in evidence.” A project spearheaded by David Byrne of Talking Heads fame, Reasons to be Cheerful reports stories that “balance a sense of healthy optimism with journalistic rigor, and find cause for hope.”

    Commentary
  14. The Big Issue

    The mission of The Big Issue is to dismantle poverty by creating opportunity, through self-help, social trading and business solutions.

    Journals & Magazines
  15. From Blog to Book to TV Show: The Journey of an Uber Driver

    “Each story was about a real person, where they were at in their lives, and the impact their worlds had on mine.” Writer and Uber driver Ben Phillips shares the wild ride of transforming his blog into a television series.

    Authors
    Image courtesy of Ben Phillips