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How to Get Cheap Airfare

More Articles About Finding Cheap Airfare<p>There are incredible travel deals happening all the time. In this post, I share with you where I go to get …

Air Travel

The YouTubers Making Six Figures Off Your Toddlers

Content creators are building channels that take advantage of exhausted parents who offload their kids to digital babysitters.<p>Ms. Hands (who asks I keep her real name private) uploads a video a day to each of her three channels: Fizzy Toy Show, Fizzy Fun Toys, and ZigZag Toys. Today, she is …

Kids

5 Tips for Becoming a Better (and More Consistent) Writer

The world needs to hear what you have to say, so start writing.<p>Three years ago this month, I started to write on LinkedIn.<p>I remember trying to figure out what I wanted to write about, and whether anyone would want to read my stuff. But a post by LinkedIn's Editor in Chief, Dan Roth, helped me get …

Writing

MailChimp Releases Marketing Automation Features For Free

Email marketing service MailChimp has made its suite of marketing automation features free for all users, highlighting the benefits of automation for …

These are the best books ever, according to the Goodreads community

We’re always on the hunt for new books to add to our reading lists. That’s why we use Goodreads. It’s one of the easiest ways to find new titles and …

Literature

Ten rules for writing fiction

Get an accountant, abstain from sex and similes, cut, rewrite, then cut and rewrite again – if all else fails, pray. Inspired by Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing, we asked authors for their personal dos and don'ts<p>Read the second part of the article here<p><b>Elmore Leonard: Using adverbs is a mortal</b> …

Why You've Never Heard of These 7 Geniuses

Scandals, family feuds, and social bias mean that some of the greatest minds in history have gone unrecognized—until now.<p>If someone asked you to name one of the most important historians of all time, Anna Komnene probably wouldn’t spring to mind. But maybe she should. Born a Byzantine princess, she …

Brontë Family

If You Want Success, You Have to Go Out and Get It

Stop researching and wondering, and instead take action to get the experience you want.<p>Derek Halpern is the entrepreneur and master marketer behind Social Triggers, a blog and series of products that give psychological reasons behind why people click, buy, subscribe and more. He is also the creator …

Entrepreneurship

26 Ways to Develop Your Personal Brand Online and Off

You’re a sales and marketing machine. You’re constantly selling yourself and your ideas. You’re attaching your name to a specific area of expertise …

Personal Branding

Prologue, Introduction, Preface, or Foreword: Which Is Right for You?

I’m currently working on my fifth nonfiction book and starting is always the hardest part. There are just so many options. Should I write a preface? …

Writing

If You Want to Build A Brand, Create an Emotional Experience First

Big brands get it, small brands can benefit.<p>Think of your five best friends in this world. If you don't have five add in Myspace Tom, he's always happy to help. Are these relationships transactional or emotional? Do you remember the person or a favorite memory of that person?<p>Emotion plays a …

Marketing

The Top 28 Marketing Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

Learn everything you need to know about marketing, growth and entrepreneurship.<p><i>Entrepreneur has an affiliate partnership with Hurdlr so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he …

Podcasting

How to write a cold email that gets a response from even the busiest people

Sending the right cold email could land you your next client, employee, or even job.<p>But, as you probably know from experience, trying to get in touch with someone you've never met, especially if they're quite busy, can be an exercise in futility.<p>Thankfully, though, there are proven tactics that …

Productivity

20 Protein-Packed Snack Recipes

The afternoon slump is a real-life problem we all face — lunch feels like forever ago, your stomach is begging for something, and dinner is hours …

Snacks

3 Exercises for a Stronger Pelvic Floor (and Lower Abs)

Building and maintaining a strong pelvic floor is crucial for women of all ages. The pelvic floor is a group of muscles at the bottom of your pelvis …

How To Discover What You Really Want To Do

Imagine you had a roadmap to meaningful work.<p>We’re all chasing that one true goal: finding work that <i>feels good</i>. At times, it can seem as though the dream of waking up every day and loving your job has been placed in the rear view mirror. But is there a way to finally get what we want? Can we truly …

Time Management

Writing a Murder Mystery: 7 Tips for Creating an Interesting Detective

This post is part of a series of articles on how to write a murder mystery. I plan to write an article about each character type in a murder mystery: …

Writing

5 Vegan Dinners With As Much Protein As A Chicken Breast

Meatless doesn't necessarily mean protein-free.<p>Do you whip up vegan smoothies for breakfast and hummus six ways for lunch, only to lose your love of plants when dinnertime rolls around? Understandably, it can be harder to get excited about another pasta or rice bowl. Not only does the idea of …

How To Secure Your Social Media Accounts To Protect Yourself From Hackers

With the amount of time and number of social media accounts we have, the risk of getting hacked increases. Cyber criminals are always looking for …

Social Media Marketing

The really weird tricks I use to write and publish bestselling books

Recently I realized my whole process for publishing bestselling books is completely backwards. At a party in Medellin recently, a guy said “wow, …

Publishing

The 100 Best Mysteries of All Time -

<b>The Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time</b> is a list published in book form in 1990 by the British-based Crime Writers’ Association. Five years later, the …

10 High-Protein Lunches With No Meat

Whether you're a full-time vegetarian, or just looking to add a few meatless meals to your routine, it's important to remember that skipping meat …

4 Reasons Why I'm Doubling Down on Instagram Stories and You Should Too

Instagram Stories is a game-changer for entrepreneurs. Here are a few reasons why.<p>When Instagram rolled out Instagram Stories, a Snapchat-esque feature that allows users to post photos and videos that are viewable for 24 hours, it sparked a lot of hype. Bloggers took the news and ran with it, …

Marketing

16 Easy Sauces Every Vegetarian Cook Should Know

I'm not quite sure when the veggie bowl trend sparked, but I rejoiced because with it came a renaissance of sauces. Think about it — before you could …

27 Quotes to Change How You Think About Problems

Great minds give you the benefit of their experience.<p>It happens to even the most seasoned of entrepreneurs. You’ve built momentum for your latest project, you’re excited to embrace new challenges and you’ve visualized success at the end of the road.<p>But all of a sudden an unexpected problem stops …

Motivation

Learning These 7 Tough Skills Will Immediately Improve Your Entire Life

<b>These essential skills are never</b> <b>taught</b> <b>in school, but they will</b> <b>pay dividends</b> <b>for</b> <b>your entire life.</b><p><i>“Anyone who stops learning is old whether at 20 or</i> <i>80.Anyone</i> <i>who</i> <i>keeps</i> <i>learning stays strong.” — Henry Ford</i><p>We often focus only on learning skills that are directly pertinent to our jobs during the busy …

Success

14 Podcasts That Will Make Your Business More Successful

There's something for everyone here, from aspiring entrepreneurs to successful startup founders and everyone in between.<p>If you're starting or growing a business, you need all the help you can get. But you're probably maxed out on your schedule to read another business book, and you need information …

Podcasting

50 Of The Best Healthy Dessert Recipes Of All Time

All the sweetness, without all that extra junk.<p>There’s no getting around it, sooner or later the craving for something sweet is going to hit. And when it does, be ready with the best healthy dessert recipes out there. Sure, a little indulgence here and there doesn’t hurt, but eating these healthy …

Dessert

The best US beaches to visit in your lifetime

No matter where you are in the US, you don't have to travel far to find both surf and sand.<p>From coast to coast, America is home to plenty of beautiful beaches that all offer something different.<p>From the stunning rock formations that dot Washington's Shi Shi Beach, to the crystal clear quartz sand …

Beaches

Show, Don't Tell: How to Inject Drama Into Your Writing

Today’s guest post is by Sarah Juckes. Sarah is a YA writer and blogs for The Writers’ Workshop—the UK’s largest editorial consultancy, and Agent …