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The Many Futuristic Predictions of H.G. Wells That Came True

Born 150 years ago, H.G. Wells predicted, and inspired, inventions from the laser to email<p>Comment on this Story

Science Fiction

40 High-Impact Books for Entrepreneurs [Giveaway] – Shopify

We love to encourage learning here at Shopify. That’s why we started Ecommerce University, and it’s also a big part of what this blog is about. Today …

Success

Problems Keeping Up? 10 Apps to Make You Highly Organized

Getting your business day organized and not forgetting anything can be tricky, but these apps can help you out.

A hundred years on from Agatha Christie’s first novel, crime fiction is going cosy again

Hercule Poirot and Miss Marples are among golden age sleuths giving new inspiration to a genre tired of alcoholic divorcees and goth hackers<p>Forget domestic noir and put down all those books with “Girl” in the title. Crime fiction is turning back the clock to its golden age with a host of books that …

Books

5 Reasons Why You Should Write a Novella

Over the past several weeks or so, I’ve been experimenting with a form of fiction I’ve never tried before: the novella. If you don’t already know, a …

Writing

Science fiction icon David Gerrold reflects on 50 years of 'Star Trek'

I was 9 years old, prowling through the Van Nuys public library, when I discovered a book called “Rocket Ship Galileo,” by some guy named Robert A. …

Star Trek

Q&A with Ian McEwan: The art of writing, the writer's life

Ian McEwan was ranked by the Times of London among the 50 greatest British writers since 1945. His novels, including <i>Amsterdam</i>, which won the 1998 Man …

Authors

Eleanor of Aquitaine by Alison Weir

Author Q&A<p>A conversation with Alison Weir<p>Sheri Holman grew up in rural Virginia and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. Her novel, The Dress Lodger, was …

Books

Goodbye to Wasted Time: My 3 Hour/Day "Power Work" Plan

When I scroll through my past scribbles on Elise & Thomas, I realize how far we have come, both professionally and as a couple. Whilst I do whine …

Productivity

8 Consistent Behaviors of Highly Authentic Leaders

Authentic leaders that truly walk the walk engage in these 8 behaviors every day. With intention, you too can step into your greatest authenticity.<p>In an era where virtually everyone is calling themselves a leader or entrepreneur, how can we distinguish the truly great ones from everyone else? And …

5 Simple Steps To Help You Overcome Procrastination, Focus And Be Productive

You know that dirty feeling you get when you wake up and find you’re <i>deeeep</i> in your ex’s finance’s photos of a family trip to Paris in 2013? Just <i>click click click</i>ing through in a trance-like state? Then you give your head a shake and refocus, yet five minutes later you’re on BuzzFeed reading an …

Procrastination

I Changed 5 Jobs In A Year. Here’s What I Learnt As A Creative Person On A Hunt For That ‘Perfect Job’

My degree certifies me as an Electronics and Communication engineer. Because, like many others, I too fell into the ugly Indian trap of 'job …

Employment
Employment

3 words that could kill your job interview

Job interviews are terrifying for most people. So much is at stake, and a few wrong words could kill your chances of getting that coveted job offer. But how are you supposed to know which words to avoid?<p>In my experience, there are three in particular that interviewers don't want to hear. These …

Employment

These Are the 10 Highest-Paying, Least-Stressful Jobs

Thinking about a career change? Consider these career fields that can pad your wallet without long hours or too much anxiety.<p>Recently, <i>Business Insider</i> consulted the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Occupational Information Network (or O*NET, a database that ranks professions on a scale of zero …

5 Ways To Drive Employees Crazy And How To Prevent Them

Congruence is the pragmatic correspondence between what people think, feel, say and do. This is the key to effective leadership and sustainable success. By being congruent, leaders define organizational values and help weave the fabric of organizational culture. By the same token, they are able to …

Management

How to Avoid the 3 Most Dangerous Roles in Leadership (and Life)

In life and leadership, you likely have played 3 dangerous roles. Here is how to shift your mindset and behavior to never play them again.<p>There is a dangerous triangle of roles that even the best leaders may unknowingly adapt at one time or another in an effort to quickly solve problems.<p>Although …

Want to Be a Good Boss? Start by Understanding Why You Want to Lead: Research explores the pros and cons of two distinct leadership styles.

Kids on the playground and military generals both know that there are two ways to hold onto power. You either dominate everyone and demand their …

Leadership

How to Stay Organized During a Revision

Hi, everyone! Becca and I are back from our break and ready to rumble. We spent the week visiting with relatives, hosting dinner parties, catching up …

Writing

How Great Book Descriptions Sell More Books

No matter which site you’re using to sell your books, book descriptions are more important to sales than most authors realize. Many times I’ll see …

Publishing

Characters Don't Change, but Readers Do

The novelist and poet Alice Mattison discusses finding inspiration in the unconventional short stories of Grace Paley.<p>In the 1970s, Alice Mattison made a decision that would transform her life: She hired a babysitter to care for her infant son, which gave her two two-hour shifts a week in which to …

Literature