Boredom, Globetrotting and Your Great American Novel

Curating the very best reads weekly from our daily recommendation engine, We Heart This.

Why Boredom is Essential for Creativity
by Martin Lindstrom at Fast Company

11 Reasons to Stop Dreaming and Start Planning Your Round the World Trip
by Adam Seper at BootsnAll

How Did Japan Come to Prefer Wheat Over Rice
by Nadia Arumugam at Slate

It’s Time to Make Sustainable Food Less Elitist
by Sarah Parsons at GOOD

11 Steps for Writing The Great American Novel
by Jim Behrle at The Awl

Mike Sowden

Mike Sowden is a freelance writer based in the north of England, obsessed with travel, storytelling and terrifyingly strong coffee. He has written for online & offline publications including Mashable, Matador Network and the San Francisco Chronicle, and his work has been linked to by Lonely Planet, World Hum and Lifehacker. If all the world is a stage, he keeps tripping over scenery & getting tangled in the curtain - but he's just fine with that.