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How to Write an Excellent Sex Scene

I don't sit in my office and go, "I'm going to write a really cool sex scene." I hope we leave behind forever the idea of the sex scene on page 49, …

Elena Ferrante: ‘If you feel the urge to write, there’s no good reason to put it off’

When writing is our way of being in the world, it continuously asserts itself over the countless other aspects of life: love, study, a job<p>If you feel the need to write, you absolutely should write. Don’t trust those who say: I’m telling you for your own good, don’t waste time on that. The art of …

Books

3 Soft Skills CEOs Can't Ignore

The inability to deftly communicate with a company's many stakeholders can doom a CEO from day one<p>What impairs most CEOs? The "soft stuff," according to former Campbell Soup CEO Douglas Conant. Many surprises await first-time CEOs, but the biggest in my experience is one that requires multiple soft …

Want to Be a Successful Leader? Stop Reading About What They Do and Start Applying These 5 Success Habits Instead

Dr. John Stahl-Wert, best-selling author of 'The Serving Leader,' reveals what leaders worldwide do to succeed.<p>Are you a sucker for articles or books enticing you with the latest lists of behaviors that successful leaders supposedly share? You've probably picked up a few themes by now, …

Your Secret Weapon: Writing With Guts Will Make You Succeed As A Writer — A Why and How

If we feed our brains with knowledge, why can’t we do the same with guts?<b>Writing with guts</b>It is a cliché that means to be brave, to jump into the …

How to keep writing when you have a full-time job

Because it’s not impossible to pursue your side hustleI’ve never held a job as a full-time Writer. My full-time work —<i> the work that pays for my</i> …

Think Your Writing Is Brilliant One Day and Horrible the Next? Here’s Why.

I recall the frustration I felt when, after having worked on my first novel for over two years, I was still able to sit with my printed pages and …

How to Write and Self-Publish Your Book

Writing Tips and Self-Publishing and Sell your Book on Amazon<p>Learn writing tips to enhance your manuscript.<p>Learn how to self-publish your book – …

A Framework That Will Help You Tell Amazing Stories

There is a class of entertainment that is underrated, in spite of its external success: stories about telling stories. Hit shows like <i>How I Met Your</i> …

Remodeling 101: A Guide to the Only 6 Wood Flooring Styles You Need to Know

Recently an architect friend of Julie’s was telling her that his dark and dramatic ebonized floors showed every speck of dust and strand of pet …

Google explains how its Chrome ad filter will work

Tomorrow, Chrome will deploy its built-in ad filter that can keep the most annoying types of ads on the internet out of sight even if you don't use an ad blocker. In a post on the Chromium blog, Google has revealed more details about the filter before it drops, going under the hood to explain how …

Internet

3 Sex Moves To Try During The Super Blue Blood Moon That'll Have You Seeing Stars

We're all about to witness something incredible this month: the extremely rare super blue blood moon (SBBM) on Jan. 31. How rare? Well, the last time …

This is how democracies die

Defending our constitution requires more than outrage<p>Blatant dictatorship – in the form of fascism, communism, or military rule – has disappeared across much of the world. Military coups and other violent seizures of power are rare. Most countries hold regular elections. Democracies still die, but …

Political Science

Introduction to the Book of Habakkuk

Come to Terms With Injustice in This Introduction to Habakkuk<p>The Old Testament book of Habakkuk, written 2,600 years ago, is yet another ancient …

Stunning Images of the Solar Eclipse

Outdoors

To be a creativity machine, arrange your time and tasks according to these seven categories

Art is hard. Creative insights are hard to predict, and just when it gets difficult, your mind immediately jumps to a distraction: something easier to do, an excuse, a scapegoat.<p>To get the most out of your creative energy, carve out space for creative work. To make that space, you need to make …

Creativity

Want to Be a Great Leader? A Navy SEAL Commander Says You Must Adopt This 1 Key Habit | Inc.com

If there's one thing Admiral William McRaven knows a lot about, it's failure.<p>Not that he is a failure himself, of course. McRaven is the retired Navy SEAL commander who headed the effort to kill Osama bin Laden. He's now the chancellor of the University of Texas, a best-selling author, and a lot of …

Self-improvement

Top 10 Best Cameras For Travel Photography of 2018

Choosing the best camera for travel photography can make all the difference between returning home with wonderful memories of your trip or awful …

Republican lawmakers bemoan latest 'drama' from White House

Republicans on Capitol Hill have decried the “drama” emanating from the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue but remained characteristically tight-lipped in response to the reports that Donald Trump divulged “highly classified” information to senior Russian officials. It’s a chain of reaction that has …

Donald Trump

27 Ways to Learn to Program Online

Whether you are looking to switch careers and become a full-time programmer, want to try to build a website or app on the side, or are just looking to round out your skill set, learning to code has certainly been something a lot of people have started to do lately. And while being a programmer …

Programming

3 Stocks to Invest in Healthcare

Masimo, CVS Health, and Ligand Pharmaceuticals stand out as great healthcare stock picks for long-term investors.<p>If you're looking to invest in the …

The Exposure Triangle: Making Sense of Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO

How important is exposure in photography? What are the components of exposure? What is the “Exposure Triangle”? These are the questions I will …

Shutter Speed

9 Ways to Recognize a Real Leader

Look closely and you'll see who they really are.<p>Writer and Personal Branding Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Leadership is a trait many are quick to claim but few truly deserve.<p>To be a leader does not mean wearing the title of "leader." It's not something you …

This One Quality Will Make Managers Line Up To Hire You | Inc.com

Rod Marinelli, the defensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys, said something to this effect: "When recruiting college athletes you have to look into why they are successful. When you enter the pros, your skills are stymied. It becomes less about your abilities and more about how coachable you …

Leadership

Why Powerful People Only Make Important Decisions in the Morning (and You Should Too) | Inc.com

Picture the last time you had an important decision to make. When did you make it? At night? In the morning? Midday?<p>Is there a best time to make important decisions?<p>What if you are a night owl? A morning person? Does it vary from person to person?<p>Researchers in Argentina sought to find the answer …

How to make your kid good at anything, according to a world expert on peak performance

K. Anders Ericsson has spent 30 years studying people who are exceptional at what they do, and trying to figure out how they got to be so good. His conclusion: in most cases, talent doesn’t matter—practice does.<p>The practice he advocates is not hitting 100,000 golf balls or spending 10,000 hours …

Self-improvement

The Surprising Secret to a Successful Marriage: Do This 1 Thing | Inc.com

Do you want a long-lasting, successful marriage, one that keeps you fulfilled for years after the wedding guests have gone home and the first blush of romance has worn off? Here's one great way to achieve that: You and your spouse should work together toward a mutual goal or goals that both of you …

Marriage

10 Simple Ways to Develop Leadership Skills in Your Children | Inc.com

Every child has the potential to be a leader. Some may have more traits associated with leadership, but any child's leadership ability, at whatever level, can be groomed and nurtured.<p>Here are some simple things parents (and grandparents, teachers, coaches, aunts, uncles, and neighbors) can do to …

Team Building

These 10 Leadership Habits Have Been Found in the World's Best Leaders | Inc.com

If you're not familiar with the leadership movement known as servant leadership, you might want to grab a cup of java and pull up a chair. This may just transform how you lead your tribe moving forward.<p>What we are finding is that organizations around the world are changing their attitudes toward …

Leadership