Chris Roe

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How to Develop Story Ideas Into Amazing Stories

I often hear practicing writers ask, “What if I can’t think of anything to write about?” Sometimes they even have notebooks full of observations, but …

Creative Writing

The Buddhist monk who went viral as 'the happiest man in the world' says you can learn to meditate in 5 minutes at a time

"Mindfulness" may be a buzzword and meditation a fad across both Wall Street and Silicon Valley, but that certainly doesn't mean they are worth ignoring.<p>We recently spoke with Tibetan Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard for Business Insider's podcast "Success! How I Did It" around the launch of his new …

Meditation

11 Shocking Things That Happen To Your Brain When You Suffer From Even Mild Anxiety

If you have an anxiety disorder, then you already know how it can impact your brain, cause you to worry, and totally mess with your day. But did you …

17 'healthy' habits that aren't doing you any good

Sometimes, age-old wellness wisdom isn't very wise.<p>Over the years, myths and misinformation have given rise to a swath of "healthy" habits that are popular but not actually backed up by science. At best, these habits are an ineffective waste of money. At worst, they could actually backfire and harm …

The 21 Best Thanksgiving Party Appetizers of All Time

Don’t get us wrong—we <i>love</i> a traditional Thanksgiving feast. But we pretty much know what to expect every year (turkey, mashed potatoes, you know the …

The single best type of exercise for your brain, according to scientists

Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including two new studies published this spring, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your heart rate and gets you moving and sweating for a sustained period of time — known as aerobic exercise— has a significant, overwhelmingly beneficial impact on …

Always angry or stressed? Here are six exercises to bring back happiness into your life

“I choose to be happy today,” is easier said than done. But, if we adjust how we perceive things, life can be a lot better.<p>Paul Emery, a master …

The art of Storytelling

Recently I happened to see a movie called “Tamasha” in which the central theme of the film was around the protagonist who was influenced by …

The simple, 3-step formula that made Steve Jobs' speeches so compelling

He transformed the often unimaginative product launch into a theatrical production, complete with a cast, sets, props, and music.<p>At the center of it all, Jobs was the showman who used the classic components of narrative to inspire his audiences.<p>Remarkably, Jobs used the same 3-act storytelling …

The Future Of Branding Is Debranding

Branded content camouflages what companies have been trying to do since time immemorial: Sell you stuff. Here’s a better idea.<p>As digital media blunts the impact of advertising, brands are looking for new ways to lure consumers. The latest, buzziest effort has been to publish stories that look and …

Branded Content

5 Storytelling Archetypes and How to Use Them in Marketing

Storytelling has become a good technique for building strong relationships with customers and a booming community of loyalists over time. Business …

Create Compelling Content: 21 Ways Writers Can Find Creative Inspiration

Coming up with ideas for new posts, articles, and even books can be tough. Here's a list of ways to find the inspiration you need.<p>Want to write more posts? Want to write more articles? Want to write a book?<p>If so, you're not alone (here's looking at you, LinkedIn Pulse), but coming up with …

Writing

Story Starters: 50 Days of Inspiration

By<p>Fiction Attic Press<p>Purveyors of excellent prose. Featuring flash fiction, short stories, and novels, as well as inspiring workbooks and writing …

30 Easy and Delicious Whole30 Breakfast Recipes

Not familiar with the Whole30? Well, it's pretty much what it sounds like: For 30 days, you'll eat only <i>whole</i> foods—meat, seafood, veggies, fruits, …

Breakfast

These Space Tourism Posters From NASA Will Make You Want To Visit Space

Ever wish you could travel through space? NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is here to make your dreams come true with three outer space tours, accompanied by some gorgeous, vintage style posters. NASA JPL commissioned the posters from Don and Ryan Clark’s design firm Invisible Creatures. The …

16-minute no-equipment workout to bust boredom

Forget the fancy-pants gym. Follow this quick bodyweight-only routine from Emily Cook Harris, certified personal trainer and head coach of EMpowered in New York City.<p>“These moves allow you to get in a high-intensity, super-effective workout no matter where you are,” Harris said. “Whether you’re …