Christine Mendonca

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The Only 3 Types of Writing People Actually Want to Read

I remember the first time a piece I wrote was rejected by an editor.The piece I wrote was about my porn addiction in my early teens. It was deeply …


7 Things You Must Give Up to Become a Successful Writer

Can you hear that?<i>Pop.</i>It’s the sound of me bursting your bubble.I started a blog to help other writers because I know it’s possible to …

Creative Writing

My First Year of Writing

I tip-toed around the idea of writing for quite sometime.When I went back to school to pursue a degree — after a decade out of the classroom — I …

Creative Writing

15 Books Every First-Time Manager Should Read

Just got promoted to your first leadership role? Here's what you need to read now.<p>What's social media good for? That might be a hotly debated topic at the moment, but one thing's for sure -- your online friends and followers are certainly a great place to turn if you need book recommendations.<p>Just …

Research Shows the Best Resumes and Cover Letters Use These Words and Phrases (In Moderation)

If you want to land an interview, create resumes and cover letters that are light on self-promotion and heavy on ingratiation.<p>While your resume won't get you the job you really want, if you're following a standard hiring process, a good cover letter and resume is necessary to get you to the next …

How to cook delicious rice in your Instant Pot

New Instant Pot? Here's how to whip up tasty steamed rice in it every time.<p>Instant Pot multicookers are capable, time-saving gadgets. Right out the box though, they're not as convenient for prepping basic white rice. The printed manual and bundled recipe book give only vague instructions. Instant …

Instant Pot

Chocolate Bourbon Truffles

<i>Chocolate bourbon truffles are a brilliant and boozy gift for the chocolate lover who has everything.</i> Adapted from Elisabet der Nederlanden | Holiday …


The 15 best business books of all time

We've gone through our existing "best-of" lists and others to determine which business histories and management and investing guides have been most critically acclaimed.<p>We stayed away from academic books and biographies, and by limiting ourselves to just 15 titles, the final list is not …


These Moves Won't Give You a Butt Like J.Lo's, but They Will Tone Your Glutes

No matter what the state of your—err—ass-ets, we can all agree that better booty is a commonly coveted thing. Of course, “better” is a relative word, …


Are You Taking the 2017 Reading Challenge? Here Are 100+ Book Ideas to Help You Out!

Need a good book rec? You've come to the right place. Goodreads users have been actively tracking their progress and sharing their book lists for our 2017 reading challenge. So if you're plotting your 2017 reading game plan or you're just looking for a good weekend or vacation read, here are more …


72 Insanely Popular Dinners You Have To Try In 2017

Everything you need for a delicious year.


27 Brilliant New Books You Need To Read This Winter

Recommended reading from January to March. UK release dates.


The 10 best books of 2016

From novels spanning centuries to a history of existentialism, Jane Ciabattari chooses the best titles the year had to offer.

Giada De Laurentiis's 20 Most Popular Pasta Recipes You Need in Your Life

Fact: Giada De Laurentiis is queen of pasta. If you need proof, look no further than her 20 most popular pasta recipes on Food Network, from classic …

Now On YouTube: Stanford University’s Series of Talks on Buddhism

A little while back, we published exciting news of a free online course in Buddhism offered by Harvard University. The archived course introduces …

Do This Workout 3 Days Per Week To See Results

Whether you’re just starting a fitness regimen or trying to keep up with one, finding the time to work out is half the battle. In a perfect world, …