“Ignorance Leads To Fear, Fear Leads To Hatred, And Hatred Leads To Violence. This Is The Equation.” ~ Ibn

Knowledge is power and applied knowledge is freedom.

Intelligence is about brainpower, whereas rational thinking is about control. Critical thinking skills are more important than IQ. Having a creative mind is not the same as intelligence. An individual can be far more creative than he or she is intelligent, or far more intelligent than creative. Applying the conventional thinking strategies of creative geniuses will make you more creative in your work and personal life.

Build Your Book
In this step-by-step video guide, we walk you through formatting a paperback manuscript in Microsoft Word. The information is specific to the 2016 version of Word, but the steps are similar in most versions. → Click Here

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Style and Writing

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In this step-by-step tutorial video, learn how and why to use Styles in Microsoft Word. With Styles, you can easily format and change the format of a document, take advantage of themes, quickly insert a table of contents, and effortlessly navigate throughout your document.

Kevin Stratvert

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Character List

Make a Character List

It can be helpful to keep track of a book’s characters from the beginning. Get a blank character list ready when you begin reading and fill it in as you go. In the first column (Character) write down a character’s name when they first appear in the story. The second column (Page) is where you write down the page number of every page where something important happens to the character. In the third column (Details) write down what you learn about the character throughout the book. Think in terms of who the character is related to, where they live, what their personality is like, etc.

Keep in mind that characters don’t have to be people. Sure, characters can be animals if that’s how the book is written, but characters can also be symbols that reappear throughout the story. In your Character List, write down everything that takes on a life of its own in the story. If you later decide that what you thought was a “character” is really not one, then remove it from the list.

Keep this Character List with you as a reference as you read and add to it as needed. You can also revise the list as you go because sometimes we make assumptions about a characters (he’s bad!) but later find out we were wrong (he’s actually the hero!).

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O’Neill Cylinders

A look at O’Neill Cylinders, immense space habitats.
Far larger than any conventional Space Station, O’Neill Cylinders could potentially serve as entire city-states or nature preserves. Today we will review how these megastructures might be built and how they may represent a superior option to terraforming planets.

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Life in a Space

Life in a Space Colony, ep1: Extraterrestrial Colonies

Life in a Space Colony, ep2: Colony Spaceships

Life in a Space Colony, ep3: Early Interstellar Colonies

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