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Suck at Writing? 9 Quick Fixes to Turn You Into a Writing Pro | Inc.com

Business writing is extremely powerful.<p>The right words can drive business and your success plan. The right content can lead to all sorts or positive outcomes. Great writing can boost website performance or a social media campaign. A killer press release can lead to a great media opportunity. And, …

Creative Writing

13 books Ernest Hemingway thought every young writer should read

In 1934, a young man named Arnold Samuelson was fresh out of journalism school at the University of Minnesota when he read "One Way Across," a short story by Ernest Hemingway.<p>The story later became part of Hemingway's fourth novel "To Have and Have Not."<p>Samuelson admired the story so much that he …

Educational Christmas gifts for children

Play time; it really is a crucial factor in the development of your child's cognitive ability. Not only does play time help develop good social skills through bonding with parents and friends, it can also improve decision-making skills and subject specific knowledge, depending on the toy or …

Kids

5 Ways to Tell Your Story So People Actually Care

One of the most common challenges I hear from business leaders and marketers is this: “We have a hard time telling our story”. They have a desire to …

Roman bullets tell story of 1,800-year-old attack on Scottish fort

A bloody assault by Roman legions on a hill fort in Scotland around 1,800 years ago is being pieced together using the remains of Roman missile weapons that were used in the attack.<p>The excavations at Burnswark Hill, in the Dumfries region of southwest Scotland, have unearthed the largest cache of …

The 8 most impressive social good innovations from September

Innovations are constantly improving our world, especially when it comes to tackling global inequality.<p>With brainpower and skill, inventors are …

Penn State

15 Basic Drawing Techniques for Beginners

Have you always enjoyed sketching and doodling, but you’ve never actually tried your hand at real drawing techniques before? Drawing is something …

8 Amazing U.S. Forests to Write Your Own 'Jungle Book'

Disney’s “The Jungle Book,” inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s iconic novel, is sure to awaken the adventurous side in all of us, but taking a trip to the …

Hiking

Stress Literally Shrinks Your Brain (7 Ways To Reverse The Damage)

Stress is terrible for your brain. Here are seven strategies you can use to fix the damage and get your stress under control today.<p>We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious emotional, even physical, consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our …

Emotional Intelligence

Woman captures incredible weight loss transformation in selfies

A New Zealand woman who lost an incredible 14 stone in two years has shared a Facebook video of her amazing weight loss transformation.<p>Simone Anderson, a 25-year-old from New Zealand, has been documenting her story on Instagram and Facebook, amassing hundreds of thousands of fans along the way.<p>To …

Fitness

Elevation Burger to Egypt; Magnum Salute at Slate

<b>September 2, 2016</b><p><i>EXPANSIONS—</i>Falls Church-based organic burger chain Elevation Burger has a new market to conquer. The company has 20 new restaurants on the way...to Egypt. [EaterWire]<p><i>GLOVER PARK—</i> Slate Wine Bar is hosting a magnum tasting on Sept. 15 starting at 5 p.m. To play on words, they're …

30 off-the-beaten-path destinations you should travel to in 2017

To celebrate its 30-year anniversary, CheapTickets came up with a list of 30 cities around the US that are bound to become travel favorites in the next several years.<p>From Cocoa Beach, Florida, to Fairbanks, Alaska, here are the places you should visit before all your friends do.

Hiking Checklist

I have provided a more detailed information under preparing your pack but wanted to summarise what I believe to be the minimum items you should carry …

Welcome to The Skyline Trail -The Most Scenic Hike on an Epic Drive

The Skyline Trail of Cape Breton is the most scenic hike on one of Canada's most scenic driving routes. If you are planning on doing only one hike …

An Illustrated Guide to Writing Scenes and Stories

Jeff VanderMeer explains the ins and outs of using scenes in imaginative fiction<p><i>The writing workshop/lecture</i> Wonderbook: Scenes <i>is an edited version,</i> …

Vancouver’s homeless not adhering to antipsychotic medication regimens: study

Only 12 per cent of the homeless adults in Vancouver participating in a Simon Fraser University study, who had been diagnosed with a severe mental illness, took their antipsychotic medication at or above the level needed to be effective.<p>And the researcher who led the study said it shows the need …

Do these eight things and you will be more creative and insightful, neuroscientists say

Tests of human intelligence show that even as IQ, the measure of our analytical thinking skills, appears to be on the rise, our more expansive, creative thinking skills may be on the wane as our hyper-busy world promotes more narrow, analytical thought. Neuroscientist John Kounios, a professor of …

Creativity