Famous Writers

The vampire in the library

Abraham “Bram” Stoker was born on November 8, 1847 in Clontarf, Ireland, a suburb of Dublin. The third of seven children, he overcame a childhood illness and later became a successful athlete at Trinity College, University of Dublin. After graduation he joined the Irish Civil Service, which allowed him to …

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Can the MasterClass teach you everything?

People sign up to the site to learn from Alicia Keys or Gordon Ramsay, but they renew their subscriptions to adult classes. Of course, being in control of everyday life can in itself be a form of virtuosity. In the book “Mastery,” George Leonard, an Aikido master, notes how difficult …

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Ron and Clint Howard reveal Hollywood success story

The boys by Ron Howard and Clint Howard (William Morrow) “What was it like growing up on television?” It was the question, along with their father’s death in 2017, that prompted Ron Howard and his brother Clint to co-write a memoir about their childhood. “The Boys” is exactly what you …

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Why Stormont kept procrastinating on corporate tax

IN BRAND TERMS, Ireland is a superpower, from world famous writers and musicians to Irish themed pubs scattered across the globe. But for businesses, as his government’s finance ministry cheerfully acknowledges, the 12.5% ​​corporate tax rate introduced in 2003 is “at the center of the ‘Irish brand'”. Irish operations are …

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Women lead the barbecue scene in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – The most stereotypical male role in the food industry is that of pit boss. But in Los Angeles, more and more women are leaning into this role and breaking the mold. Two female pit masters in particular are not only changing the stereotype, but also infusing their …

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