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8 steps you should take if you want to write a book

But publishing isn't the hardest part of writing a book. Not even close. It's the writing.<p>If you're not a full-time writer, living in a cabin in the woods, how will you actually write your book?<p>How will you do the work of writing when the demands of real life threaten to overwhelm your already busy …

Writing

Everything You Need to Build the Perfect Apartment Gym

Gyms are big business, pulling in around $22 billion annually as an industry. It helps that the average membership runs $58 per month, and that figure skyrockets if you live in a city. Brooklynites, for example, pay about $135 a month to hit the gym, while people who live in Austin pay $88. Here’s …

6 skills of self-made millionaires — and how to develop them yourself

1. Be able to identify fruitful opportunities.<p>Carlos Slim Helu, Mexican business magnate and philanthropist, said, "When there is a crisis, that's when some are interested in getting out, and that's when we are interested in getting in."<p>Learn to identify open doors when they appear, then consider …

Self-improvement

11 Life-Changing Books To Help You Build Better Habits

When you woke up this morning, what did you do first?Did you hop in the shower, check your email or grab a doughnut from the kitchen counter?Did you …

11 tough truths about leadership that no one talks about

Ever wondered how the greatest leaders are able to handle being at the top so effortlessly?<p>The truth is, these highly successful people do stumble, worry, and doubt themselves.<p>"Great leaders know that every step they take, every decision they make, matters in the end," says author and public …

Success

3 Vegan Moms Share Tips for Raising Veggie-Loving Kids

Most moms know that getting kiddos to eat their veggies can be a bit tricky. Whether you’re making a creative plate of cut veggies into animals or turning your healthy green smoothie into a fun monster face, you know that a daily serving of fresh fruits and veggies does your children’s body good. …

The 15 most influential business books of 2015

This year's top business books come from journalists, economists, and academics and explore the opportunities and dangers presented by rapidly changing technology — from the first full-length biography of tech mogul Elon Musk to the ways robots could replace workers in industries around the …

Richard Thaler

Generators ~ Everything You Need to Know about Generators

When you hear the word generators, what is the first thing that comes to mind?<p>It’s likely you would think of the small appliance that you turn to …

Determine How Many Seats You Should Have In Your Living Room with This Rule

When you have people over at your place, it’s nice if everyone has a place to sit that isn’t the floor. This basic home design rule of thumb will …

15 books to read in your 20s if you want to get rich

However, it can be difficult to know where or how to start, especially if your parents didn't teach you much about money or if you've never taken a personal finance class.<p>The good news is that there are a bunch of resources out there designed to jump start you on a path to financial success, and …

Personal Finance

8 Garden Flowers That Chase Away Vegetable-Eating Bugs

Image source: athomefc.com<p>It’s no secret that I love to spend time planning, planting, tending to and harvesting from my vegetable garden. My …

Articles about 6-modern-lounge-chairs-we-love on Dwell.com - Dwell

This San Francisco storefront presents modern design from a roster of independent makers and locally-based talents.<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron explains the thinking behind our annual issue dedicated to interior design.<p>Single mod-loving gal seeks North Jersey split-level for a match made in …

San Francisco

Articles about 7-modern-shoe-storage-ideas on Dwell.com - Dwell

Build a simple, modern shoe rack to declutter your home with this clear-cut video and guide.<p>We've come a long way since the clawfoot.<p>Architectural designer Chris Greenawalt's Boston kitchen renovation includes a striking approach to spice storage: a back-lit...<p>When Peter J. Lassen first developed …

Logging

15 Fantastic Green Gardening Ideas and Hacks

Now that we are in the thick of the spring growing season, it’s time for us garden geeks to turn our time and attention to planning and growing the …

27 People Share The One Cool Internet Or Computer Trick They Know

By Charlie Shaw,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1kPgDXD<p>Found on AskReddit.<p>1. A shortcut to any website.<p>Whatever you type into the URL bar can be …

This Chart Shows the "Superfoods" Backed with Some Scientific Evidence

If you're doing some research on popular "superfoods" and you're wondering which ones may have some credibility, this interactive chart shows which …

10 Things To Never EVER Do Before You Start A Renovation

A pro contractor and kitchen designer weigh in on what you should absolutely NOT do before starting the remodeling process<p>"There's no such thing," says Stephen Fanuka, a high-end contractor who's worked alongside designers from Jacques Grange to Thom Filicia. "Painting and tiling and brickwork …

How to Prolong the Lifespan of 6 Items You Care About

We live in a world where disposable culture is now the norm, but that doesn't mean YOU have to be an advocate of all things disposable. Making your …

Cleaning

6 Reasons to Avoid GMOs

We recently received a blog post titled "6 Reasons to Stop Worrying About GMOs and Learn to Love Them," written by Daniel Walton, a research …

10 Simple Hacks For Packing A Suitcase

Packing for a long trip can be problematic: you don't want to bring along too much and have to lug around a heavy bag, but you also don't want to pack too little and end up forgetting a crucial item.<p>Here are 10 tips to make packing easy.<p>1. Roll clothing up and then use air-compression plastic bags …

Backpacking

The Food That Tons of Slim People Eat at Least Twice a Day

And no, it's not something leafy or green.<p>Your mother probably told you to drink a glass of milk a day—but we're guessing it was for the benefit of your bones, not your waistline. Well, we have good news if you followed her advice: Eating dairy at least twice a day may reduce your odds of being …

6 Subtle Things Highly Productive People Do Every Day

<b>Know how many days a week you're actually productive?</b><p><b>About three:</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours a week; they consider about 17 of those hours to be unproductive (U.S.: 45 hours a week; 16 hours are considered unproductive).<p>We could all be accomplishing a lot more — but then again, none of us …

Time Management

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

17 things that make this the perfect résumé

After all, your résumé is your key to new and exciting job opportunities.<p>Business Insider and Amanda Augustine — who currently works as TopResume's careers expert and previously worked in the same capacity as Ladders— put together the following résumé for all current and future job seekers.<p>While …

Employment

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

People Were Stunned When She Chose to Marry Him. They Said it Could Never Work. 3 Years Later, Things Couldn’t Be Better.

<b>Watch their original video here.</b> Trust us, it’s worth it.<p>They met in college and fell in love. They talked about getting married, and he started …

10 Phrases Great Speakers Never Say

Want to ruin a presentation in seconds? Just drop in one of these sentences.<p>While it's really hard to immediately win over a crowd, it's really easy for a speaker to lose the room within the first few minutes of a presentation.<p>To make sure you don't lose your audience, here's Boris Veldhuijzen van …

Tiny Robot's Farewell to Astronaut Friend

The little guy knows how to be broken up with.<p>Astronaut Koichi Wakata said a gritty goodbye to his little, floating companion Kirobo this week after six months together aboard the International Space Station. If this video does not make you cry, you are a robot.<p>If it does, you might also be a …