Cheryl Hopkins

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How to finish a novel: tracking a book's progress from idea to completion

Data from an app Wyl Menmuir used to help him write his Booker-longlisted debut gives insights into how it was done

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These are the probiotics gut experts actually take

In case you haven’t heard, the microbiome pretty much runs the show when it comes to overall health. Not enough good bacteria in your digestive tract …

Skip the Isles and Athens: 3 New Ways to Do Greece This Spring

Northern Greece<p>A far cry from the traffic of Athens and the high season island tourism, Northern Greece is noteworthy year-round for its diverse landscapes, ancient history, and innumerable activities both hedonistic and adventurous. The continuous flux of immigrants from Eastern Europe and the …

The Science Behind the Power of Storytelling

The “Nigerian Prince” Email Scams and the Power of Storytelling<p>Last August, Interpol arrested a 40-year-old Nigerian con artist, known only as …

Nigerian Artist Spends Up to 200 Hours Creating Hyperrealistic Pencil Portraits

Nigerian artist Arinze Stanley creates hyperrealistic pencil art that captures the spirit of his subjects. His incredible portraits, which can take up to 200 hours to complete, are nuanced artworks that tell as much about Stanley’s patience and dedication as they do about the sitter.<p>Stanley’s …

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5 Favorite Quotes from Octavia E. Butler

Octavia E. Butler is no longer with us, but her novels like <i>Fledgling</i>, <i>Wild Seed</i>, and <i>Parable of the Sower</i> continues to be discovered by new generations …

You are living in a unique time on planet Earth — mineralogically speaking

You are living in an amazing time on planet Earth — mineralogically speaking.<p>Scientists say there are more unique minerals on our planet than ever before in its 4.5-billion-year history, and it's thanks in part to us.<p>In a paper published this week in American Mineralogist, a team of researchers …

20 Hypnotizing Works Of Art That Pay Homage To Notorious B.I.G.

Long live Biggie.<p>March 9 marks the anniversary of the death of Christopher Wallace, aka The Notorious B.I.G.<p>From his lyrical genius to his vibrant Coogi sweaters, Biggie Smalls was a standout MC and a true icon. It’s not hard to see why so many creatives honor the late legend with their art.<p>We’ve …

Biggie Smalls, the Notorious B.I.G, in Pictures

10 things you have to see in Harriet Tubman's birthplace

“When the good old ship of Zion comes along, be ready to step aboard.” - Harriet Tubman<p>Maryland’s Eastern Shore, like many towns of the South, has a …

The Most Visually Stunning National Parks According to a Former National Geographic Photographer

One of the best parts about visiting national parks is seeing preserved natural wonders, and each park offers unique views. Recently a former …

Book Marketing Can Be Fun | Alliance of Independent Authors: Self-Publishing Advice Center

By onFebruary 20, 2017 in Book Promotion & Marketing, Debate & Opinion<p>Ben Cameron helps you learn to love book marketing<p><i>Many indie authors view the</i> …

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28 Black Fitness Pros You Should Be Following on Instagram

As a black woman, I'm often discouraged scrolling through #fitspo accounts on Instagram because my body type is more muscular—and if I'm being …

Fitness

Once an orphan, Nadja West will become the 1st black female three-star general

On Tuesday, February 9, Lt. Gen Nadja West will be honored in an official ceremony formalizing her promotion to three-star general, making her the …

Holy Tight Hamstrings! This Yoga Sequence Will Loosen Those Right Up

You're not alone. Tight hamstrings are as common as having to wear glasses, but you can do something about it. Stretching regularly actually does make them more flexible, and this sequence is all you need. As a bonus, it'll target the muscles in the lower back and hips as well. Complete this …

10 Swim Spots So Stunning You Should Plan Your Entire Trip Around Them

Dive on in at these natural wonders! 💦<p>When the weather outside is frightful, a body of perfect blue water starts to sound especially enticing. And there’s no reason NOT to plan an entire trip around the perfect swimming spot, just like you’d set your sights on an incredible hike or dreamy …

LinkedIn Just Stole an Idea From Facebook - And it's Tremendous

LinkedIn recently released new tool that makes it far easier to hyper-focus and customize your marketing approach on the platform.<p>LinkedIn just channeled its inner Facebook, making a move to leverage more of its users' personal data so marketers can connect and engage in a more personalized fashion.<p>…

Marketing

Elizabeth Blackburn on the telomere effect: ‘It’s about keeping healthier for longer’

The Nobel winner says keeping telomeres – the ends of our chromosomes – in prime condition can stave off diseases associated with ageing<p><b>You won your Nobel prize for medicine for your discoveries concerning telomeres, found at the ends of chromosomes. What are telomeres and what happens to them as</b> …

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10 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When They Write a Book

You have a story to tell. Tell it, profitably.<p>Books can make, break or elevate a brand. For an entrepreneur, a book is the ultimate business card and a creative way to expand your voice. Most of all, publishing a book is a powerful way to share your story and expertise in a way that can change …

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Your First Online Lead Generation Funnel

If you don't have clear online lead generation funnels on your website, then you have some serious work to do. Here's how to get started.<p>A sales funnel is a sales strategy that gets its name from the way people draw it in a diagram. At the top is a group consisting of all possible customers. At the …

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What Do You Do Once You've Hit $100M In Sales? This CEO Is Building His Personal Brand

"People relate to people."<p>I am a firm believer that resumés are out the door and that employment, and even collaboration, is going to be entirely dependent upon your audience. It's not about what you've done, it's about what you're currently doing. And that means building a personal brand.<p>This idea …

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“Hidden Figures”: The True Story of the Black Women at NASA Daring “Fearlessly to Pursue Their Dreams”

<i>MARGOT LEE SHETTERLY’S</i> Hidden Figures <i>is the story and celebration of the four dozen unsung black women who worked as computers, mathematicians,</i> …

UFOs, Psychics, and Spies: The CIA Just Put 12M Pages of Files Online. Start Here

This week, the Central Intelligence Agency posted its CIA Records Search Tool database online, making roughly 930,000 declassified documents—over 12 …

Which Types of Facebook Posts Get the Most Likes, Comments, and Shares? [Infographic]

Consumers interact most with very short Facebook posts, according to recent research from BuzzSumo.<p>The report was based on an analysis of data from …

Infographics

How 3 Social Superstars Built Huge Followings Fast

Build an audience of millions in record time with these secrets.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Bodyguards, supercars, models, playboy mansions, helicopters, private jets, and "baller" lifestyles. Sound like a movie—or the dream of every 16-year-old teenage …

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Love, sex and death: What my fiancé’s death taught me about the afterlife

<b>(Thomas Spayth via Shutterstock)</b><p>“He isn’t dead, he’s right beside me” doesn’t go over well, but this isn’t grief-induced delirium, it’s a full life<p>Karen F. McCarthy<p>January 16, 2017 12:30am (UTC)<p>Seeing the spirits of the dearly departed didn't bode well for me living a normal childhood. While it …

Part 2: These Three Websites Are Invaluable In Helping You Research Hotels, Cruises And Rail Travel

Earlier today I posted about Flyertalk, a website that is the ultimate place to check-in before you decide which airline or hotel program you want to accumulate miles and points, and more importantly, how to navigate the seemingly complicated range of policies and products the airlines offer. Below …

Why You Need a Personal Brand and How to Build it on Social Media

It can make the difference between an average career and one that involves more opportunities, a robust network of people who will open doors as well as greater achievement.<p>Companies, products and services need strong brands, yes. But you, as an individual? In case you hadn't considered it, an …

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The MLK History Forgot

During his last three years on Earth, Martin Luther King went through hell.<p>In January 1966, Martin Luther King Jr.—founding president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Nobel laureate and the nation’s most prominent civil rights activist—moved his family into a squalid tenement …

Black History