Adam Wagner

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50 Productive Things You Can Do Right This Minute

"I have nothing to do!!!" Bitch, you thought.<p>2. Back up your phone and computer so you can stop clicking "Remind me tomorrow" when they remind you that it's been 152 days since you last did it.<p>3. Watch an inspiring TED Talk. Like this one. Or this one. Or this one.<p>4. Make a wishlist on Amazon.<p>5. …

Productivity

I Tried Chrissy Teigen's Banana Bread Recipe & It Was Seriously Unreal

<i>You've been there before: You're scrolling through your Instagram feed when you see your favorite celeb post about their favorite new product — a</i> …

Breakfast

Writing dialogue: 7 ways to write better conversations

Writing dialogue presents a unique set of challenges. A single italicized word can change the whole tone and meaning of an exchange, for example. …

Writing

Winter is for epics, summer for beach page-turners. How to read in the spring

You’ve made it out of the deep, irritable slumber of winter. You’re leaving your windows cracked and have put your humidifier back into storage. Sunlight, at last, cuts across your bare, pale knees.<p>If you live somewhere with seasonal weather, the emergence from winter’s SAD shadow is a glorious …

Books

How to write conflicting characters that create story interest

A study in conflicting characters: A performance of Ghosts in Berlin, 1983, with Inge Keller, Ulrich Mühe, and Simone von Zglinicki.<p>The noted teacher …

Creative Writing

How to worry less, ease anxiety and tame toxic thoughts

The average person spends almost 80 percent of the time focused on regret about the past or anxiety about the future. How to get a handle on your worries.<p>Life would be so much different without a wall of worry in the way.<p>May is Mental Health Awareness Month, bringing attention to the one in five …

Self-help

Chocolate French Silk Pie

Creamy, chocolatey, and rich this French silk chocolate pie is so delicious and nice! And as I mentioned many times, I really love a dessert that …

Baking

10 of the world’s best book towns

Bellprat, Catalonia, Spain<p>In many ways, this small village is the ideal book town. It is in a beautiful rural setting in Catalonia’s Anoia region, yet only 90km from Barcelona. It has an appealing medieval centre and its population is enthusiastic about throwing open its doors to book-loving …

Books

7 Drinks Inspired by Literature to Curl Up With This Winter

I can’t open a book without wanting to eat (or drink) along with the characters on the page. There is endless culinary inspiration in the feasts, …

A Brilliant 1895 Novel on the Emptiness of Literary Fame

The Croatian writer Dubravka Ugrešić, in an essay on the fickleness of the literary marketplace, discusses how she would dress up the classics of modern literature and submit them as book proposals to U.S. publishers. She makes a few alterations to “The Old Man and the Sea,” including stressing …

Literature

Six of the best healthy breakfasts

<b>Ashura cereal with yoghurt and fresh fruit (pictured above)</b><p>Prep <b>15 min</b><br>Cook <b>20 min</b><br>Serves <b>4-6</b><p><b>95ml vegetable oil</b><b><br>110g honey</b><b><br>110g dark brown soft sugar</b><b><br>1 tsp table salt</b><b><br>1 tsp ground cinnamon</b><b><br>½ tsp ground</b> <b>mahlab seeds</b><b><br>½ tsp ground cardamom</b> <b><br>160g puffed wheat</b><b><br>85g pecans</b>,halved<b><br>40g sunflower seeds</b><b><br>50g pumpkin seeds</b><b><br>30g</b> …

Breakfast

34 Writing Contests in April 2018 — No entry fees

34 Writing Contests in April 2018 — No entry fees<p>There are nearly three dozen free writing contests in April. As always, every form and genre is …

9 Works of Contemporary Post-Soviet Fiction and Nonfiction

Stories<p>Tatyana Tolstaya’s fiction frequently moves in unexpected directions–her novel <i>The</i> <i>Slynx</i> is a post-apocalyptic dystopia unlike any other, both absurdist and chilling, with some brilliantly bizarre imagery. The stories collected in her new book <i>Aetherial Worlds</i> encompass a range of moods, and …

Books

10 Books About Race To Read Instead Of Asking A Person Of Color To Explain Things To You

In today's current political and cultural climate, it's crucial that everyday Americans are engaging in important conversations about race, bias, …

25 Unique Writing Prompts To Keep Your Pen Moving Over Spring Break

For me, spring break vacation has always been a double-edged sword. True, I finally have time to write. But, I don't have school to force me to …

The Ultimate Guide to Building a Writing Habit (That Sticks Like Superglue)

You <i>know</i> you need to write often to have a successful writing career.<p>You <i>want</i> to build a writing habit so you can unleash the ideas, words, and stories …

26 Small Changes To Make In 2018 That'll Actually Improve Your Life

From little things, big things grow.

Productivity

7 Tips, Tricks and Reminders For Becoming a Better Writer

The fastest way to become the person you want to be — is to write about the person you really are.<p>Prior to giving a briefing in Vietnam in front of a …

This Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Soup Is Like a Warm Hug

There are some dishes that just evoke coziness — mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, and this creamy chicken soup. Made in the slow cooker, with help …

6 Morning Routines That Are Hard to Adopt But Will Pay Off For Life

To start your day right, you've got to get into some good habits.<p>The early birds will inherit the earth.<p>At least that’s what a 2009 University of …

Tony Robbins Has 1 Question That Can Turn Your Worst Day Around | Inc.com

I erupted out of sleep only to be jerked back by the handcuffs and leg cuffs that held me to the wooden bench. It took a few minutes of drunken processing to realize I was in a Boston jail cell with zero recollection of how I got there.<p>Which version should I tell? The funny blackout version where I …

Tony Robbins

I Started Saying 'No' to These 6 Things. My Life and My Business Got a Lot Better.

The most difficult obstacles to get past are the ones we place in front of ourselves.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m a people pleaser. It’s hard for me to say "no" to people who ask for something -- despite a reluctance inside of me. This has gotten me into trouble …

60 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Curl up with #12 this weekend.<p>When you've had your fill of beach reads, broaden your horizons with a selection from this list of literary masterpieces that range from moving memoirs to hilarious essays. (And okay, okay — we have some "beach" reads in here too.)

The books every new graduate should read, according to a dozen business leaders

New graduates may think they’re ready for the world, but even after all that learning, there’s still room in their heads for some wisdom. We asked a dozen business leaders—from CEOs of big companies and startups, to deans of leading business schools—what books they would put in the hands of a newly …

Books

10 Cult Classics That Are Worth The Read

It's a question that keeps book nerds up at night: what makes a book a <i>cult</i> book? Usually, a "cult" book isn't actually a book about cults. Rather, …

How to improve anything you write in 2 minutes

Following are the simplest tips I can give you to easily — and forever — improve the quality of your writing.<p>Delete the word "that"<p>The word "that" can be removed from your writing at least 90% of the time, and it will instantly make your sentence stronger.<p><b>Example:</b> "You believe that I'm lying, but …

16 Dystopian Novels To Read When You Need A Break From the News

The canon of Western literature has never been stingy when it comes to trying to scare the pants off readers with nearly believable situations that …

8 Ways to Read (a Lot) More Books This Year

How much do you read?<p>For most of my adult life I read maybe five books a year — if I was lucky. I’d read a couple on vacation and I’d always have a few slow burners hanging around the bedside table for months.<p>And then last year I surprised myself by reading 50 books. This year I’m on pace for 100. …

Wise Ancient Philosopher Reveals the Ultimate Secret to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

It’s human nature to compare yourself to others. But for many people, comparing all the time can become overbearing to the point that you find it …

Mindfulness

So You Want to Read Dystopian Fiction: Here’s Where to Start

Consider this book your introduction to dystopiana. Believe it or not, <i>1984</i> is totally hot right now. There have been reports of retailers actually …