Experience Romeo and Juliet’s World in Verona, Italy 

Italy is known for its many romantic cities, and you can't get any more romantic than the city of Romeo and Juliet. Located near Venice in northern Italy, Verona is most famous for serving as the setting for the 1968 film Romeo and Juliet. Dating back to Roman times, Verona is packed with many historic and artistic … Continue reading Experience Romeo and Juliet’s World in Verona, Italy 

Steven Hawking – The Man Behind The Computerized Voice

The name Steven Hawking is synonymous with precise information and an ability to communicate despite a profound handicap. It is this spirit of scientific curiosity and indomitable will to share his knowledge with others that have made him not only a respected teacher but also a cultural icon.  Hawking’s Early Years Born during World War … Continue reading Steven Hawking – The Man Behind The Computerized Voice

Where to Find Inspiration for Writing Poetry

Poetry is a beautiful and expressive literary form. Unlike prose, it offers a way to express feelings, thoughts, and ideas uniquely. Poetry can also mean different things to different people, depending on how the poet presents the concepts and how the reader interprets them. That makes it look as if it might seem difficult to … Continue reading Where to Find Inspiration for Writing Poetry

Oscar Wilde: Interesting Facts & Trivia

Oscar WildeOutside of literary circles, Oscar Wilde’s once-flamboyant lifestyle sometimes outshines his great span of work in the field of literature.  However, this famous author has penned some of classic literature’s best-loved tales.  The following are some interesting facts and trivia about life and famous works. Oscar Wilde was born in October of 1854 in … Continue reading Oscar Wilde: Interesting Facts & Trivia

Short Review of Henry David Thoreau’s Walden; or, Life in the Woods

The United States was treated with two major, influential novels in 1854 and 1855. Which was Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, the former Henry David Thoreau's Walden, both books involved new ideas, efforts, attempts to restore the relationship between man and nature. It is two great novels for aspiring writers and poets, to escape from … Continue reading Short Review of Henry David Thoreau’s Walden; or, Life in the Woods

Five Incredible Novels With Twists That You Should Read Today

If you love reading, why don't you check out these novels with twists that are bound to surprise you? From literary fiction to young adult novels and domestic thrillers, this list has an idea for every reader out there. Fingersmith by Sarah Waters About The Author: Welsh novelist Sarah Waters is best known for her … Continue reading Five Incredible Novels With Twists That You Should Read Today

10 Successful Entertainers Who Never Gave Up

If at first, you don't succeed, try again. Or in some cases, try 20 or 30 times. Many successful people, including authors, celebrities, and entertainers, failed multiple times before they finally made it. Here are 10 inspirational people who never gave up in the face of adversity:   J.K. Rowlinghas one of the greatest rags-to-riches … Continue reading 10 Successful Entertainers Who Never Gave Up

Cheap Presents for Smart People: Finding Book Bargains

  Finding Book Bargains Bookstores satisfy your ultimate fantasy: one-stop, affordable shopping for relaxing entertainment for yourself and presents for everyone else including your gamer niece, indie rock-fan nephew, hockey-playing son, DIY-obsessed spouse, vegan cousin, dog-breeding parents, opera-buff step-parents, and UFO-abductee aunt. No matter what the interests, hobbies, or bizarre obsessions of your relatives and … Continue reading Cheap Presents for Smart People: Finding Book Bargains

Tapping the Vein of Inspiration as a Writer or Artist

There is a divine channel that weaves within itself mystery and beauty. Sometimes, we're allowed to tap into it...but it's not always because we've chosen to. It's as if out of nowhere we are chosen and we must relay the message. Whether poet or painter, as artists we are filled with an immensity that must spill itself … Continue reading Tapping the Vein of Inspiration as a Writer or Artist

4 Creative Thinking Techniques to Keep You Focused On Your Goals 

Staying focused on long-term goals can be extremely difficult, especially when attempting large or complex goals, such as starting a new business. Once the initial motivation has worn off, it's easy to get wrapped up in the small details and forget the bigger picture. Creative thinking techniques are highly useful tools that can help to … Continue reading 4 Creative Thinking Techniques to Keep You Focused On Your Goals 

5 More Times You Quoted Shakespeare Without Knowing It     

 Have you gone on a "wild goose chase" for the "apple of [your] eye," and felt like it took "forever and a day"? Believe it or not, all of those are quotes from Shakespeare's plays. We quote him every day, often without realizing it. Here are five more idioms that you likely use at least … Continue reading 5 More Times You Quoted Shakespeare Without Knowing It     

Inspirational People Throughout History

Below you find a list of inspirational people throughout history.  These people push themselves to achieve greatness and made significant changes in history. They were not afraid to step out of their comfort zones, make sacrifices, take risks and believe in themselves. They are filled with passion, enthusiasm and are optimistic about their journey. This … Continue reading Inspirational People Throughout History

10 Written Exercises That Can Make You Happier  

Psychologists have developed numerous written exercises that you can do at home to increase your happiness. Here are 10 of the best ones. These exercises can be done on paper or electronically, and all are based on at least one research study.  Make a "good things" log At the end of each day, write down … Continue reading 10 Written Exercises That Can Make You Happier