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Target Back Fat and Tone Up Fast With These 9 Exercises

As the weather gets warmer, your wardrobe gets small and it's all about showing some skin. And while you may not be able to see your back in a mirror, it will be on display with backless dresses, halter tops, and bikinis.<p>If you're looking to target back fat specifically, you will have to take a …

Workouts

Neil Pasricha On Selling A Million Books, The “Gorilla” Writing Mindset, and Sativa for Creativity

<b>Name:</b> Neil Pasricha<p><b>Claim to Fame</b>: Neil is the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The Book of Awesome</i>, <i>The Happiness Equation</i>, and three other books. …

Writing

6 Pilates moves that will transform your whole body

If you think of slow, quiet, no-sweat sessions on a Reformer when you think of Pilates, you haven’t yet encountered Cassey Ho.<p>The bubbly, inspiring …

Yoga

5 Tips Marketers Can Glean From Hemingway to Improve Their Storytelling Strategy

Why do so many brands botch their storytelling? Stories are a powerful tool. By making us feel something—not just think something—they make …

Creative Writing

Tony Robbins Burns a Staggering Number of Calories During Live Events. I Tried His Fitness and Diet Routine to Find Out How

Tony Robbins gave me the his comprehensive workout and diet regimen. I followed it precisely for a week, and tried to match the 11,000 calories he burns at live events. Suffering ensued.<p>Many successful people see health and fitness as more than just a hobby; they feel health and fitness play a …

Jimmie Johnson

The Only Guide You’ll Need If You Want To Finish Your Novel In 3 Months

The Five Rules You’ll Need To SucceedThese days it seems the internet is filled with life hacks and guides to help you live your best life ever. I …

Productivity

The Strange Case of the Missing Joyce Scholar

<b>S</b>ome 16 years ago, The Boston Globe published an article about a jobless man who haunted Marsh Plaza, at the center of Boston University. The picture showed a curious figure in a long overcoat, hunched beneath a black fedora near the central sculpture. He spent his days talking with pigeons to whom …

Literature

Awards

Since 1963, the PEN America Literary Awards have honored outstanding voices in translation, fiction, poetry, science writing, essay, sports writing, …

Writing

Podcast: An Inside Look At The Writing And Creative Process Of Video Games

SUBSCRIBE TO THE FEDERALIST RADIO HOUR HERE. On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Ben Domenech talks to Erik Wolpaw, a video game writer who …

Writing

The 10 Books Most Readers Would Want When Stranded On A Deserted Island

It’s the kind of question that comes up in late-night summer camp convos, during those dreaded “getting to know you” icebreaking games, and in the …

Books

10 songs you need in your life this week

Tracks we love right now. In no particular order.<p><i>Each week The FADER staff rounds up the songs we can't stop playing. Here they are, in no particular</i> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The 16-Minute Zero-Equipment Workout I Do When There's No Time for the Gym

As a person who genuinely enjoys working out, I'm happy to spend an entire evening at a steamy hot yoga class or outside on a long run. However, my …

Exercise

How To Have a Love Affair With Your Writing

Instead, I like to think of my writing more as a torrid love affair. It’s as if I were meeting a new love in a cafe, sitting in the corner and …

Writing

What Is Chekhov's Gun and How to Use It • The Reedsy Blog

May 28, 2018 - Perfecting your Craft - 2 Comments<p>The term "Chekhov's Gun" refers to the words of the early 20th Century playwright and author Anton …

Creative Writing

Nine Traits Of Effective Grant Writers Who Write Great Proposals

When looking for a candidate to fill a grant writing position, what is one key trait or skill you seek and why is it important?<p>Grant writing isn’t like other types of writing. It requires a unique combination of skills that must meld in a certain way in order to be most effective. Grant writers are …

Leadership

I Want to Move Abroad. Where Do I Start?

“When I do research about moving abroad, I get overwhelmed by all the information. Where do I start?” I used to get variations on this question every …

Costa Rica

Experience old school Americana at Michigan’s Grand Hotel, an iconic lake escape on Mackinac Island | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

<b>What is it?</b> For generations of Midwestern Americans, summer has meant a stay at the Grand Hotel, an iconic lake retreat on Mackinac Island, …

Dining Rooms

So You Want to Read Viking Fantasy Fiction: Here’s Where to Start

Guy Gavriel Kay’s <i>The Last Light of the Sun</i> is a tale set in a fantasy world very much like western Europe during the height of the Viking era: a time …

Fantasy Fiction

21 Writing Prompts To Help You Finish An Entire Novel This Summer

Summer is officially here, and it's the perfect time to start writing a novel. There's no school and plenty of sunshine — which means it's the …

Creative Writing

The 100 stories that shaped the world

BBC Culture asked writers around the globe to pick stories that have endured across generations and continents – and changed society.<p>“I rarely find someone, really anyone, who doesn’t know some part of this story – the idea of the lost man who can’t get home after the war… the woman at home with …

Literature

There are three levels of self-awareness you need to hit before you know yourself

Self-awareness is like great sex: everyone thinks they have a ton of it, but in reality no one knows what the fuck they’re doing.<p>The fact is that the majority of our thoughts and actions are on autopilot. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing either. Our habits, routines, impulses, and reactions carry …

Neuroscience shows listening to music has kind of the same effect as meditation

What do the Dalai Lama and a bass-music fanatic getting low at 3am at Burning Man have in common?<p>A surprising amount, actually.<p>From mood enhancement and relaxation to full-blown oneness with the cosmos, music has the ability to powerfully shift our state of mind. Meditation is not that different. …

Meditation

The Best New Rock Albums That Dropped This Week

As we round out the first half of 2018, it’s frankly astounding how many great rock records we’ve received thus far this year. From indie artists on the come-up to classic acts padding their already-impressive discographies, it’s not just the amount, but the range of different sounds and textures …

This Is Why Molly Makes You Grind Your Teeth

This bizarre side effect of MDMA has some people walking around raves with pacifiers.<p>In June 2016, I was rolling at a club in Ibiza when a man with beautiful arms appeared on my left. “Can I bite you?” I asked him without thinking, then dug my teeth into his shoulder. We’re still together two years …

Weight training can help shape the body and also the mind, studies show

An analysis published in JAMA looked at 33 studies on depression.

11 Underrated Movies To Watch On Netflix When You Feel Like You've Already Seen It All

The weekend may feel too far away, but if you're lacking formal plans, a Netflix marathon session is always a good idea. If you're an avid viewer, …

7 Things We Can Learn From Jerry Seinfeld About Writing

writing advice<p>7 Things We Can Learn From Jerry Seinfeld About Writing<p>Yada, yada, yada isn’t one of them.<p>You can call me a Jerry Seinfeld fanboy. I …

May 01 – Seen from the Outside, Guest Prompt from Tadzio Koelb

Today’s guest post comes from Tadzio Koelb. I love this prompt, because it provides a great roadmap for a strong start to StoryADay May but you can …

Ernest Hemingway Creates a Reading List for a Young Writer (1934)

In the spring of 1934, a young man who wanted to be a writer hitchhiked to Florida to meet his idol, Ernest Hemingway.<p>Arnold Samuelson was an …