Tom Cruise is going to space to film an action movie

The 57-year-old is teaming up with NASA and SpaceX for the film project, which is to be set aboard the International Space Station.

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  • NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine confirmed the project on Tuesday via Twitter.
  • The project — an action-adventure movie — would be the first narrative film shot in space.
  • It's unclear how Cruise will get to the space station. Later this May, SpaceX and NASA plan to send American astronauts to the ISS aboard a SpaceX vehicle.
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10 courses that can turn you into a better writer

From travel blogging to novel writing, creative writing is a skill you can apply anywhere.

  • Reading has been shown to increase intelligence and empathy, making writing a powerful communication tool.
  • There are methods that can help you become a stronger writer, such as creating outlines and reading lists, and editing.
  • Transmitting ideas from your head onto the page helps you to organize your thinking process.
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How to become a masterful storyteller

From novels to screenwriting, storytelling is one of our most powerful forms of communication.

  • Reading has been shown to make you more intelligent and empathic, a trait that good writers learn to master.
  • Storytelling is one of the most important forms of communication that humans engage in.
  • While "finding your voice" is what writers crave, beginning with the basics is an essential step on any writer's path.
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Guess what? We go to libraries more often than movies.

Gallup found that in 2019, movie attendance didn't even come close to library visits.

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  • Of all public cultural destinations, libraries are the most often visited.
  • Libraries' expanded offerings make them more attractive than ever, especially to lower-income groups.
  • Women are far more likely than men to visit a library.
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10 essential new skills you can start learning today

From career changes to just picking up a new leisure activity, all of these skill bundles are hundreds of dollars off their regular price right now.

  • These 10 skills training bundles will have you mastering a new talent.
  • Subjects range from music producing and graphic design to electrical engineering and stock trading.
  • Each skill training bundle is currently at least 95% off.
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