Alan McFall

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How To Be Someone People Love To Talk To

When do we really learn good conversation skills? Well, we don’t. We’re just kind of expected to pick them up…And we wonder why people aren’t better …

Self-help

James Joyce Reads From Ulysses and Finnegans Wake In His Only Two Recordings (1924/1929)

As much as it is about every part of Dublin that ever passed by James Joyce’s once-young eyes, <i>Ulysses</i> is also a book about books, and about writing …

Recommended Books For Writing, Self-Publishing, Book Marketing And Creative Entrepreneurship

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88 quotes to help you finish your novel

Writing a novel through the Now Novel system makes it easy to structure your work and keep track of where you are in telling your story, yet even …

Writing

Ray Bradbury Gives 12 Pieces of Writing Advice to Young Authors (2001)

Like fellow genre icon Stephen King, Ray Bradbury has reached far beyond his established audience by offering writing advice to anyone who puts pen …

30 High-Impact Ways to Level Up Your Writing

<i>This is a guest contribution from freelance blogger and email copywriter Hassan Ud-deen.</i><p>Ever feel like your writing could be better?<p>If you’re a …

Creative Writing

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So You’re New to Flipboard? Here’s What You Need to Know

Ah, Flipboard. So much information to read. So many topics to explore. Flipping through beautiful magazines, you’re thinking, “I could never do that.” Well, wrong. With all the tools Flipboard provides, even beginners don’t have to look like newbies. Here are some ways to ensure your Flipboard …

Long Island

The Week in Review: Greek Debt Crisis Dominates

On Tuesday, after shutting down all of its banks, Greece defaulted on a payment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), marking the first time a developed country had done so. The day also marked the end of Greece’s ongoing bailout, with the IMF and other eurozone countries demanding economic …

Europe

Wilmore Hails ‘TV’s Top Journalist’ Don Lemon for Nailing Trump

Just like <b>Jon Stewart</b>, <b>Larry Wilmore</b> dedicated the opening segment of his show last night to <b>Donald Trump’</b>s utterly disastrous week (when it came to …

Secret Ingredient Blueberry Pie | Shauna Sever | The Next Door Baker

I used to be the queen of multitasking. Before children, I had the awesome ability to keep all kinds of balls in the air–thoughts, plans, chores, …

Baking

All About Group Magazines

Group magazines are great for uniting communities and teams around content. For example, best friends or family can share memories in one place, a class may collect articles for a project or a company can privately share updates with employees.<p>Here’s how to create a group mag in 3 easy steps:<p>Visit …

Employment

Australia Barely Keeps Great Barrier Reef Off Most Endangered Sites List

Australia has kept the Great Barrier Reef from being listed as endangered after Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s government boosted efforts to protect …

5 Healthy BBQ Tips For Your Best Holiday Grilling Yet

Time to dust off that backyard grill -- it's officially barbecue season!<p>With that sweet summer weather in tow, there's nothing better than gathering your favorite group of friends outdoors and indulging in some seriously savory eats. All of those smoky plates can come with a high caloric price tag, …

10 Healthy Ways to Get More Kale in Your Day

2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.<p>FN_FN Kitchens Kale and Tomato Eggs Benedict.tif<p>This member of the cabbage family is now in …

Anxious? This Mindfulness Website Animates Letting Go of Your...

Past hurts and emotional triggers have a way of keeping us stuck. It can be difficult not to ruminate on negative thoughts.<p>Pixel Thoughts asks you to …

Mindfulness

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

13 Ways You Could Be Sabotaging Your Own Happiness

We all want our own bit of happiness independent of outside events or the stars aligning right. We know that happiness is down to how with think and …

15 foods you need to start eating immediately that can lower your risk of cancer, diabetes and more

<b>1. Avocado</b><p>Avocados, which are actually classified as a fruit, are low in fructose and rich in healthy monounsaturated fat and potassium, and research …

How Washington Derailed Amtrak

Thirty-nine minutes in­to his south­bound ride from Wilm­ing­ton, Delaware, to Wash­ing­ton, D.C., Joseph H. Board­man, pres­id­ent and CEO of …

10 decadent chocolate dessert recipes for Valentine's Day from around the USA

Nothing says I love you quite like a homemade chocolate dessert. We asked the editors of Edible magazines across the country for their favorite Valentine’s Day chocolate dessert recipes. From rich, spicy hot chocolate to gluten-free ricotta brownies with cherries, these indulgent treats are sure to …

Seven Habits of Optimistic People

Happy people live longer and feel better. But how do they stay so upbeat?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Optimists aren’t just people who see the glass half full. They also make more money than pessimists and …

The Two Best Pieces of Advice David Carr Ever Gave Me

Over the last decade David Carr poured buckets of advice on me. He counseled me through my first and second book. Helped me find a hidden path in The …

Journalism

8 Fun, Non-Cheesy Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day

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Six David Carr Pieces to Remember Him By

Our editors collected some of Carr’s finest journalism.<p><i>The New York Times</i> media critic David Carr died on Thursday night, prompting a flood of remembrances from his colleagues, musicians, tech entrepreneurs, and a host of other well-deserved fans. As the world says goodbye to the rarest of …

The history of measles: A scourge for centuries

Measles has been a scourge for centuries, afflicting millions of people. It has been blamed, in part, for decimating native populations of the Americas as Europeans explored the New World. In modern times, before a vaccine was developed, nearly every American contracted the virus, with its telltale …

Public Health