1. Writing From A Place Of Fear Versus From A Place Of Love

    “And instead of pointing yourself in the unknown direction, into the dark forest, into the layers of fog — you set forth onto the well-lit, well-marked path. The worn path…. And it’s fear that put you there.” On his blog Terrible Minds, Chuck Wendig gives sound advice to writers: chase what you love.

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    Photo via Terrible Minds
  2. Toni Morrison on Reality TV, Black Lives Matter, and Meeting Jeff Bezos

    In an interview at Literary Hub, Toni Morrison says she wasn’t interested in writing at an early age. “No, I didn’t think about writing until I was 39. I read all the time. I could read when I was three years old and that’s what I did. At some point, I realized that there was […]

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  3. Canada’s forgotten rainforest

    “These old-growth forests are not renewable. They’re not coming back after you log them.” Dive into this longread at The Narhwal about a rainforest deep in the interior of British Columbia that is being clear-cut as fast as the Amazon.

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  4. The Hidden Gem in Istanbul

    “Istanbul really is a place like no other.” Twin sisters and travel and lifestyle bloggers Hermon and Heroda document a last-minute trip to Istanbul.

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  5. I finally took a social media break

    “I deserve to have a healthy relationship with social media. And I’m working on it.” Writer, producer, and director Nida Chowdhry shares insights on her social media use after deactivating her Instagram account.

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  6. Art of Friendship

    In this photo essay, photographer Steve McCurry shares inspiring quotes and stunning images of friendship from around the world, including India, France, and Afghanistan.

    Exploration
  7. Appalachian Trail Redemption

    “I’ve come to believe that a long hike has a biological cycle. Like almost everything—life, relationships, civilizations, songs, stories, stars—it is born in explosive uncertainty.” At Appalachia Journal, Ben Montgomery writes on divorce, loss, and taking his kids on a 244-mile walk to make sense of it all.

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    Photo via Ben Montgomery
  8. Hot Fudge Sundae Cake

    “It’s The Summer Cake to End All Summer Cakes; you might as well just swan dive in.” Looking for a delicious sweet treat? Deb Perelman’s Smitten Kitchen recipe for a hot fudge sundae cake will certainly satisfy your craving.

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  9. Thyme Roasted Peach and Mascarpone Ice Cream with Toasted Brioche Crumbles

    “Behold: my attempt at a fancy, cheesy, artisan ice cream.” At If the Spoon Fits, Lindsay shares her recipe for a rich mascarpone and vanilla cream with thyme flavor, a ripple of summer peach, and swirls of toasted brioche crumbles.

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  10. Wanderlust

    Wanderlust is a wonderful hub of travel writing from a range of contributors. From finding petrified lava in Iceland to how to explore the Northwest with two dogs and a cat called Stevie — explore a vast array of different stories.

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