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Setting Our Sights on New Approaches: A Lesson on Gun Control from Germany and Japan

In recent years, the vigorous debate over gun control in the U.S. has been sparked by increasingly distressing reports of senseless deaths. Two …

Guns

Shakespeare Gets Another Original Twist In Matias Piñeiro’s New York Drama ‘Hermia & Helena’ — Locarno Review

The filmmaker's first English-language effort is another clever riff on classic literature.<p>There are endless ways to adapt Shakespeare to film, but …

On Rediscovering My Dream of Writing

I started writing my first novel about twenty years ago. It took more than half a decade to complete. Back then, I used to spend my lunch break in a tiny bookstore near my job (I worked as an administrative assistant for a busy medical practice). I'd buy the latest issue of Writer's Digest Magazine …

Top 10 Books That Will Change Your Life in 2016

Photograph courtesy Getty Images<p>These titles will make you reflect, say yes and choose joy in the year ahead.<p>Our preview of 10 carefully selected …

Self-improvement

Worlds Best 42 Timeless Self-Improvement Quotes

Our life is a continuous process, an interesting book to learn. starting from the birth to death. Every bit of a second is a lesson. Such as, broken …

Motivation

How to tell if you're magnesium deficient (and what to do about it)

Are you constantly exhausted? You could be magnesium deficit.<p>Magnesium is an essential mineral for vibrant health and wellness.<p>As the fourth most …

Year's Best Crime Novels: 2016, by Bill Ott

<b>The Year’s Best Crime Novels: 2016.</b><p>Ott, Bill (author).<p>FEATURE. First published May 1, 2016 (<i>Booklist</i>).<p>Comic caper novels, psychological thrillers, …

Anthony Rizzo is quietly having a solid year.

<i>The original version of this aricle appeared on Baseball Prospectus Wrigleyville.</i><p><b>By Cat Garcia</b><p>Among the many new and exciting things to talk about on …

The Brand Marketer’s Guide to Social Media Advertising

What are you doing to ensure you're getting the most from your social ad dollars? Brands are spending more than ever on social media advertising—it …

Mindfulness for kids: Could an app make your children happier?

A bedtime miracle. Instead of chatting late into the night with his 11-year-old brother, my youngest, aged nine, has just conked out within seconds of climbing into his bunk. At first I’m convinced he's pretending. But the gentle rise and fall of his chest tells me that, yes, he's fast …

Mindfulness

Ernest M. Hemingway

"The writer's job is to tell the truth," Ernest Hemingway once said. When he was having difficulty writing he reminded himself of this, as he …

Literature

Getting Things Done: How to Use David Allen’s GTD System

Want to be more productive (and successful?) Here's what you need to know to get started using David Allen's productivity system Getting Things Done.<p>The chances are you've heard of productivity consultant David Allen's Getting Things Done productivity methodology (and the best-selling book where he …

This Viral Disney Mash-up Video Will Inspire You to Finish Your Weekend To-Do List

"Close your eyes and jump!"<p>As soon as we heard Dick Van Dyke say those magical <i>Mary Poppins</i> lines in this viral Disney mash-up, followed by the unexpected backbeat of snapping fingers and well, whatever happened next, it was obvious that the last push through our weekend chores just got WAY more fun.<p>…

5 Things Startups Must Know About Logo Design

A logo establishes some semblance of professionalism. While your startup may be working out of your mom's basement, a logo shows customers that you're an actual business.<p>As an entrepreneur, there's always a defining moment where an idea becomes more than an idea. You know, that moment when you say …

A Reading Guide to Stephen King's Dark Tower Universe

<i>Editor's Note: This guide tries to keep it light on the spoilers, but there are some, gunslinger.</i><p>For the past four decades, Stephen King, an American …

Books

Putting Down the Arrow

Attachment and anger are two sides of the same coin. Because of ignorance, and the mind’s split into object-subject duality, we grasp at or push away …

Weekend Workshop: How to build a coffee table that’s also a universal TV remote

<i>Need something to keep you busy this weekend? Look no further. The Weekend Workshop is our weekly column where we showcase a badass DIY project that</i> …

Brand Storytelling – a Step by Step Guide

The Multifaceted Benefits of Keeping a Mindfulness Journal

We’ve been hearing more and more about the importance of mindfulness from mental health experts and spiritual guides around the world. From Western …

Ursula Le Guin's advice for aspiring writers: 'There are no recipes'

The acclaimed science fiction novelist Ursula Le Guin, revealing that she no longer has the “vigour and stamina” to write another novel, has launched an online fiction writing workshop – and has been inundated with questions from aspiring writers.<p>The award-winning author of novels including The …

Creative Writing

How To Make Yourself Work When You Don't Want To

Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they're tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction. They avoid all day the work that is right in front of them, only to go home and toil late into the night, frantically trying to finish what they …

7 Ways To Perfect Your Email Newsletter

In an era dominated by cutting-edge platforms like Instagram and SnapChat, email may seem like an archaic digital medium (an oxymoron, to many of us). Yet, thousands of marketers continue to claim that email marketing isn’t just effective—but that it’s the highest-ROI strategy they use. In a recent …

Marketing

The 10 best note-taking apps compared: OneNote, Zoho, Quip, and more

Evernote is dialing back the free version of its service and pushing key features to its premium tiers, so as a result, we declared OneNote the best …

The Only 3 Things to Do (Over and Over) to Make Your Brand Stand Out

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Customers want more than an experience. They want emotion.<p>Customers want a brand that they feel they need in their lives, according to the “The Brand Gap” by Marty Neumeier. The definition of a “brand is a person’s gut feeling about a …

The best books for summer 2016

From Essex serpents to chimpanzees, political satire to the best new thrillers … leading writers reveal which books they will be taking to the beach<p>Julian Barnes<p>I recently reread <b>Anita Brookner</b>’s first novel <i>A Start in Life</i>(Penguin), and it left me thinking that maybe all novelists should be …

Books

6 Proven Strategies for Successfully Promoting Content Across Social Media

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>You’ve crafted the perfect blog post: Well-researched, SEO optimized, contains the ideal keyword ratio with trustworthy outbound and internal links, and it even has a nifty infographic that you spent hours to create.<p>All you have to do is queue it up in Buffer …

5 Examples Of Rebranding Done Right

No matter how much you love your brand, eventually it may come time to change things up. Your target market may grow uninterested, you may develop a questionable reputation, or new competitive forces may put pressure on you to adapt. When you face these challenges, you only have two viable options; …

McDonald's

Samuel Beckett, the maestro of failure

Better known for his plays, Beckett felt his prose fiction was his central work, and his fearlessly bleak short stories are among the 20th century’s greatest<p>Fifty years ago, in the summer of 1966, Samuel Beckett wrote a short story called Ping. It begins:<p>All known all white bare white body fixed …

Literature

5 ways to market your personal brand

You—not your company, not your company’s product or service, YOU—are a brand.<p>And though you‘re employed, you never know when that will change, so …

Public Relations

New Data Analysis Suggests Only Six Book Plots Exist

Everyone who secretly thought that all novels have the same plot can feel vindicated by new research supporting that suspicion. Sort of.<p>Researchers …