Here are this week’s handpicked selections…
How to take the perfect holiday photograph
Discover a host of great travel photography tips from top photographers. Some of the quotes are a wee bit ‘arty farty’ but the videos are very informative. Tip: you don’t actually need to be on holiday for these…
How to self-publish a bestseller
Fancy becoming an overnight literary sensation? (without writing 8,000 begging letters to a bunch of cash strapped publishers). James Altucher, whose latest book sold more than 44,000 in it’s first month, explains how anyone can self-publish a bestseller. You just have to think a little differently…
How to start your own brewery
A lot of folk dream of owning their own pub… well how about going one further and setting up your own brewery? Micro Breweries are HUGELY popular at the moment – this is big business – and there are twice as many in Britain as there were a decade ago. Many consumers are looking for a more unique flavour (than than the mass marketed dishwater that’s traditionally on offer) and this trend is showing no signs of slowing down. Here’s an interesting interview with a small brewer from South London who’s successfully broken into the market.
7 ways to start a 21st century tribe
Sound advice for anyone looking to setup and own their own online niche. It’s not enough just to have an idea anymore, you need to collaborate, shock and intrigue. Don’t worry about trying to please everyone all of the time. On the Internet, “if your fan is one in a million, then there could be 2,500 of them”.
How to survive a lightning strike
Around 240,000 people a year are injured by lightning and as many as 24,000 are killed. We always worry about what to do in the event of rain, but rarely plan ahead for lightning. Discover the 30/30 rule and find out what to do if you find yourself caught in a storm.
Better than English
Wish you knew a word to describe that “feeling of sadness equatable to the cold of winter” – now you do (it’s “wintercearig”). This is a great little website where the international community can write in with words and phrases that don’t have any direct modern English translations. I did spot one or two slightly risqué in there as well, so proceed with caution.
Infographic: The effects of flip flops on your body
Infographic with some slightly horrifying stats on the effect flip flops can have on your body – plus some tips to avoid the worst of them.