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Freelance Writing Jobs Online: Leads & Legitimate Places to Find Work

How to Find a Freelance Writing Job Online<p>Leads and Legitimate Places to Find Work<p>Updated August 27, 2017<p>With the growing necessity of small, medium, …

Writing

3 creative writing exercises to help you read like an author – at Reedsy

<b>Very Important re-blog today…</b>Nail Your NovelWant to learn some ninja plotting skills? Try these exercises at Reedsy.Reedsy is principally known as a …

Creative Writing

How to Use Foreshadowing Like a Master Storyteller

Foreshadowing is a task writers have to approach with the same careful precision they use when threading a needle. It’s not always easy, but when …

Creative Writing

How to Write a Short Story from Start to Finish

by Joe BuntingI’m working on a new short story. However, it’s been a while, and I’m feeling out of practice, like I have to figure out how to write a …

Creative Writing

Woman Claims She Is A Time Traveler Hired By U.S. Government, Reveals Future President

A woman named Mona claims that she is a time traveler from the year 2100. <i>Apex TV</i> posted a video of a woman, her identity concealed, who claimed that …

Solar Panels

4 Nighttime Habits That Will Keep You More Rested, Motivated, and Productive (and They Only Take 5 Minutes) | Inc.com

You've had a long and hopefully productive day. You're ready to unwind and relax until you fall asleep at some point.<p>However, doing that is leaving a lot of potential growth on the table, along with quality sleep. After a long day at work, most people unfortunately fall on autopilot, execute a …

Productivity

19 must-read books made into movies this year

Every year, Hollywood plucks great stories from books to turn them into big-screen experiences.<p>Whether they're a true story based on a biography or a sci-fi extravaganza based on a novel, adaptations often end up being Hollywood's best movies.<p>But before the movies come out, do yourself a favor and …

Books

Elon Musk shares first full-body photo of SpaceX’s spacesuit

Elon Musk has shared a photo of the SpaceX spacesuit the company has designed in-house. This is the second photo shared by Musk of the new spacesuit design created by the company, and the first to feature the suit’s full-body look.<p>The first photo focused on the head and shoulders of the outfit, …

Elon Musk

Game of Thrones Season 8: Release date, casting, trailers and theories

Get set for The Long Night<p><i>Spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 7 below</i><p>Got Season 7 GIF by Game of Thrones – Find & Share on GIPHY<p>Discover & share this …

Star-Lord and Iron Man's 'Infinity War' Bromance Will Be Beautiful

A<i>vengers: Infinity War</i> will finally bring together characters from all over the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and of course, some heroes will hit it off …

Comics

In the Game of Thrones Season Finale, Everything Happened

So let’s talk about everything. IMMEDIATELY.<p>Everyone in Westeros had a conference meeting that went exactly like we all expected, but was nail-biting …

The Meaning Behind Jon Snow's Real Name in Game of Thrones

<b>Warning:</b> This post contains spoilers for season seven of <i>Game of Thrones</i>.<p>Following the long-awaited confirmation that Jon Snow is the trueborn son of …

TV Series

Ed Skrein pulls out of 'Hellboy' film after backlash

NEW YORK (AP) — British actor Ed Skrein has withdrawn from the upcoming "Hellboy" reboot a week after his casting sparked outcries of whitewashing.<p>In a lengthy post on his social media channels Monday, Skrein said he accepted the role of Ben Daimio unaware of its Asian heritage. The character …

Ed Skrein

How a 24-year-old and a recent Indian immigrant built a billion-pound business with just £34,000

"You think, 'oh my God I'm just increasing my debt and who knows what's going to happen,'" Davdra told Business Insider, recalling the early days of his businesses.<p>Davdra cofounded RationalFX in 2005 when he was just 24 years old, a recent university graduate with student loans to pay off.<p>His …

Entrepreneurship

'Game of Thrones' Star Reacts to 'Humiliating' Finale Death Scene

<i>Spoilers ahead from the "Game of Thrones" Season 7 finale.</i><p>How do you answer these charges ... Lord Baelish?<p>Sansa and Arya Stark had a tense reunion in "Game of Thrones" Season 7, but that Episode 7 finale scene with Littlefinger made it all worth it. Fans cheered on Twitter, with several reactions …

TV Series

A First Look at the Spacesuits of the Future

After years of anticipation, Elon Musk has finally revealed the design that could take humans to a new level of space exploration.<p>In true Elon Musk fashion, the latest SpaceX creation has been revealed with dramatic flair.<p>Posting on his Instagram account early Wednesday morning, Musk unveiled the …

80 Books Every Person Should Read

1 of 88<p>Michiko Kakutani, @michikokakutani<p>Chief book critic for <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i>, Pulitzer Prize winner, and perhaps the only person on earth with the …

Literature

7 Odd Things Successful People Do Over the Summer That Lazy People Do Not | Inc.com

What does it take to become successful--at anything?<p>I'll tell you what. It doesn't start with taking the summer off. That's for sure.<p>Summer is nothing more than a change in temperature--and if you live somewhere like California, then summer is even less noticeable. Sure, there might be once-a-year …

Success

Idris Elba slays in new preview for Stephen King's The Dark Tower

The first bullseye <i>The Dark Tower</i> movie hit was casting its lead: Idris Elba as Roland Deschain, the last of the knights known as gunslingers, a lost …

Good managers give constructive criticism—but truly masterful leaders offer constructive praise

Getting feedback from your coworkers is scary. A leader at one of my previous jobs once said that my emotional stability fell somewhere between that of a squalling infant and pubescent teen. (Cool, cool.) Now research shows that not only are most managers bad at giving constructive …

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Reactions: The Best in the Franchise Since ‘Spider-Man 2’?

Find out for yourself on July 7.<p>“Spider-Man: Homecoming” reviews are embargoed until this week, but early reactions to the latest take on everyone’s …

Construction

'Wonder Woman' Based Chris Pine's Character on Lois Lane

One of the most epic scenes in the new <i>Wonder Woman</i> film is when Diana Prince (a.k.a Wonder Woman a.k.a Gal Gadot) prevents a bullet from killing Steve (Chris Pine) using just her bracelet. A back-alley battle between Diana and the gun-wielding villains ensues, which she (obviously) wins, leaving …

Why You Should Schedule for Energy, Not Time | Inc.com

Most of us schedule our tasks based on when we're free.<p>When you forget to complete a task, you schedule it for first thing in the morning. When there's free time in the afternoon, you use it to write a new article.<p>You're probably thinking, this seems like I'm making the most use of my <i>time</i>. And …

Time Management

How the 'Wonder Woman' box office gross compares to other superhero movies

But it also performed well compared to other superhero films outside of the DC Universe. While the opening weekend domestic box office numbers (according to Box Office Mojo) didn't surpass massive hits like "The Avengers" (2012), "The Dark Knight" (2008), or "Deadpool" (2016), the movie's gross did …

Box Office

Joss Whedon Is Exactly What's Needed to Fix the DC Universe

Back in March, it was announced that Joss Whedon would be directing a standalone <i>Batgirl</i> film for the DC Cinematic Universe. At the time, I speculated …

From Nothing To $25 Million In Less Than 12 Months

It is customary for friendly golfers to give each other a “Mulligan” when a bad t-shot goes awry. I’m beginning to think we should all get a business Mulligan too—an early business failure, preferably right out of school, where we learn the tricks of the entrepreneurial trade.<p>Some people say you …

Startups

Sony’s Marvel Universe won’t actually connect to the Marvel Universe

It’s a world of Spider-Man, and that’s pretty good<p>With Tom Hardy set to play the villainous Venom in a stand-alone movie for Sony, the studio has officially launched its own attempt to jump on the success of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe.<p>Following <i>Spider-Man: Homecoming,</i> which will be released in the …

Marvel Universe

Arnold Schwarzenegger Will Reteam With James Cameron for the Next Terminator Movie

Arnold Schwarzenegger has just announced he’ll be starring in the next <i>Terminator</i> movie, which is not at all a big deal. It’s definitely less exciting …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …