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When to use a hyphen, an en dash or an em dash

As experienced writers and editors, many <i>PR Daily</i> readers harbor a dislike for the hyphen.It’s a punctuation mark that’s supposed to help writers …

Public Relations

Infographic: Timeless tips to make you a better writer

Writing is darn near impossible to master, but there are methods to ease our editorial madness.An infographic posted by GrammarCheck serves up eight …

Public Relations

A Beginner's Guide to Reading Palms

<i>Welcome, cosmic warriors. I'm astrologer Aliza Kelly Faragher, and this is Allure Astrology, a column dedicated to all things magick. Quick, grab my hand — today we're exploring the art of reading palms.</i><p>Of all divination practices, <b>palm reading</b>, also known as chiromancy or palmistry, is one of the …

Spirituality

Report: Online Lenders Empower Small Businesses To Create Jobs, Economic Growth

Small businesses make up 99.9 percent of all businesses in America. I quote this statistic often, and for good reason. There’s nothing small about the impact these types of businesses have on our economy. Yet they routinely report difficulty in accessing the capital they need to start, maintain and …

Small Business

3 Tips You Can Use to Start, Fund and Run a Nonprofit

Serial entrepreneur Concetta Mantinan breaks down a few important business strategies.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Knife Skills</i>, an Oscar-nominated documentary, describes the opening of a unique restaurant. Edwins, a fine French dining establishment, …

Entrepreneurship

Why America Is So Obsessed with Dead Girls

In her new collection of essays, "Dead Girls," author Alice Bolin examines entertainment about dead women to help us understand how misogyny shapes media—and how media feeds misogyny.<p>During a year when male resentment toward women is violently coming to a head—a school shooting brought on by jilted …

Feminism

The Ivy Lee Method: A 100-year old, 15-minute routine for stress-free productivity

In the early 1900s, Charles M. Schwab, President of Bethlehem Steel Corporation — a steel and shipping company — wanted to increase the efficiency of …

Time Management

The 100 Best Fantasy Novels of All Time - Unbound Worlds

<b>1.</b><p>Dubbed the “Nigerian Harry Potter,” Okorafor’s YA crossover novel of a Nigerian-American girl with albino skin and a deep well of magical talent is …

Books

30 behaviors that will make you unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A select few are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own …

Motivation

New Deloitte Study of 10,455 Millennials Says Employers Are Failing to Help Young People Develop 4 Crucial Skills

A new Deloitte study reveals younger employees speaking up about where they need help in skill development--you'll want to take note.<p>Exactly how to attract and retain Millennials and avoid creating unnecessary tension with them has become an art form, and important new context just splashed onto …

Mark Twain

15 Budget Apps That Are Basically a Financial Adviser in Your Phone

Budgeting was once the stuff of meticulously detailed spreadsheets and carefully organized notebooks. But technology has come, conquered, and …

When buying a home is—and isn’t—a good investment

<b>For decades, homeownership as a path to wealth has been unquestioned conventional wisdom. In addition to appreciating home values, mortgages offer</b> …

Bad with money? Tell me about your mother

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>When certified financial planner Christina Empedocles leads money workshops, she doesn’t …

The Mindset Game: What to Do if You’re an Entrepreneur on the Outside and An Employee on the Inside

I’ve seen countless entrepreneurs inflicted by - what I like to call - the Body Snatcher syndrome. It’s when you look and act like an entrepreneur on …

18 Dystopian Novels That Will Definitely, 100% Blow Your Mind

The future is dark, disturbing, and thrilling to read.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Books

Aloe Bud is the adorable self-care app you’ve been waiting for

The buzz or chime of a push notification on your phone is, at best, a distraction, and at worst, a source of stress and anxiety. A new app called Aloe Bud wants to make those push notifications into something more welcome: gentle reminders to take care of yourself and your own needs. With its …

How 3 Entrepreneurs Came up With Their Business Ideas

When the right idea comes along, are you going to just dip a toe into the pool or do a cannonball into the deep end?<p>5 min read<p>Entrepreneurs are people who dare to dream and concoct ideas that can be translated into a successful business. Over 550,000 people jump into the entrepreneur pool each …

The Difference Between Good and Bad Writers

You’re currently living in the best possible time in history to be a writer. You have no excuses.With an internet connection and a keyboard, the …

27 Things You're Probably Wasting Money On

Source: Getty Images<p>1 of 29<p>It all adds up<p>Americans work more hours, take less vacation, and retire later than anyone else in the industrialized …

Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk Just Taught a Master Class in How to Run a Company

Two innovative thinkers. Two extremely detailed communiqus. Many invaluable lessons.<p>Jeff Bezos. Elon Musk.<p>These two tech visionaries share a lot in common. They're both known as extremely innovative thinkers. They're both trying to change the world, one by altering the way people buy products and …

Jeff Bezos

You Should Collaborate Regularly With Other Photographers

At this point in time, I have lost track how many photographers I have run into who view other photographers around them as mortal enemies. Don't be …

100 Ways White People Can Make Life Less Frustrating For People of Color

Just a few suggestions to start with.<p>As someone with very low tolerance for racist bullshit, I’ve managed to surround myself with white people who are cognizant of their privilege and strive to make the world a less terrifying and frustrating place for people of color. This means that I often deal …

How To Feel Like You Have A Steady Paycheck Even If You Don't

Self-employment is on the rise and independent workers now make up 31% of the private workforce. While being your own boss and having a flexible schedule is appealing, having unpredictable income can make reaching financial goals extremely challenging.<p>Whether you run your own business, freelance, …

Personal Finance

A Growing Cult of Millennials Is Obsessed With Early Retirement. This 72-Year-Old Is Their Unlikely Inspiration

Vicki Robin literally wrote the book on retiring happy.<p>Vicki Robin had no idea she’d become a millennial icon.<p>The 72-year-old coauthor of the 1992 …

Retirement

Follow These 10 Yogis On YouTube If You Want To Take Your Practice To The Next Level

If you've been bitten by the yoga bug, then you probably hate the thought of going a single day without rolling out your mat, even if it's just for a …

The Timeless Myth of Medusa, a Rape Victim Turned Into a Monster

Since Ancient Greece, the snake-haired Gorgon has been a sexualized symbol of women's rage.<p>Hanging on the esteemed walls of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, there is a painting by Caravaggio depicting a feminine creature with slithering locks. Its subject is so majestic and terrifying that the 16th …

Why 'Wonderbook' By Jeff VanderMeer Is The One Book About Worldbuilding Every Writer Needs To Read

As any writer of science fiction or fantasy will tell you, worldbuilding is the most arduous part of composing a new story. It can be tough to know …

The right’s Parkland problem: A symptom of authoritarian parenting

<b>Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez gathers with other students on stage during the March for Our Lives Rally in Washington, DC on March 24, 2018. (Getty/Nicholas Kamm)</b><p>Conservatives see the Parkland students as disrespectful and dangerous — and those feelings stem from primal …