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The Best Podcasts for Budding Authors
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The Best Podcasts for Budding Authors

BY Cooper Berkmoyer

Once a novelty of sorts, the podcast has recently asserted itself as a medium to be reckoned with, most notably led by Serial, which became a bonafide...

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5 Enjoyable Ways to Spend 30 Minutes When You’re Snowed In

BY Sehba Mohammad

Sick of staring at the (disappointingly small) snowscape outside your window? You've already cleaned your apartment, all social media outlets have been...

The 13 Female Authors Who Won the Nobel Prize in Literature
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The 13 Female Authors Who Won the Nobel Prize in Literature

BY Sehba Mohammad

Of the 111 Nobel Laureates awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature since its inception in 1901, a mere 13 have been female authors. The Nobel Prize for...

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