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So you want to be a writer? Essential tips for aspiring novelists

How to write a killer opening line. Why Google is not research. When to rip it up and start again. Whatever you do, just write! Lessons from acclaimed novelist and creative writing professor Colum McCann<p>“Nobody can advise you and help you, nobody,” said Rainer Maria Rilke in <i>Letters to a Young Poet</i> …

Creative Writing

9 Uncomfortable Habits That Are Hard to Adopt But WIll Pay Off Forever

Most of us tend to avoid uncomfortable situations like the plague.<p>We don’t like to be put in uncomfortable positions, because most of the time we …

This adorable device might be the world’s smallest 4G smartphone — check it out

As most other smartphones get bigger, a new phone is headed in the opposite direction.<p>Called Jelly, the tiny 4G smartphone is one of the world's smallest. Seriously, it's itsy-bitsy.<p>Look:<p>Jelly has a 2.45-inch display, and is about 3.6 inches tall and about 1.7 inches wide. Despite its small size, …

5 Ways Sadness is Good for You

Sadness is not usually valued in our current culture. Self-help books promote the benefits of positive thinking, positive attitude, and positive …

A Guide to Job Hunting As an Introvert

You can do this!<p><i>This piece originally appeared on The Well, Jopwell's editorial hub. It is by Amma Marfo.</i><p>As a speaker and consultant who spends much of her time interacting with large crowds and meeting new people, it surprises many when they find out I’m an introvert. The term has long been …

Employment

9 Creative Skills You Can Learn in a Weekend

Finding time in our hectic schedule for dedicated creative time can be mega difficult. While updating our Pinterest boards with creativity quotes and DIY inspos can definitely work in a pinch, we’ve decided to make challenging ourselves creatively a priority this spring. One of the ways we’re …

11 Habits of Mentally Strong People

Mental strength is a choice and a discipline, not an innate quality bestowed upon the lucky.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a difficult friend or colleague, a dead-end …

Self-help

How to Really Sharpen a Pencil

David Rees thinks he knows how to sharpen pencils. He says people have entrusted 1,500 pencil points to his sharpening business. I know a little …

Woodworking

A Buddhist Master Explains What Karma Really Means and How It Can Be Used for Personal Growth

Just about everyone’s heard of karma. You’ve probably heard someone say “She must have some good/bad karma!”<p>Some people think it’s almost fate.<p>But …

Scientists Found a New Window Into the Hellish Ancient Earth

Four and a half billion years ago, some dust from a cloud orbiting around a star coalesced into a rocky planet. But unlike most of the dusty balls in …

Earth Science