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How to Write a Story that Gets Published

Writing a book or even a story isn’t easy if you can’t explain it in a few words to your readers, your fans, your prospective publishers or editors. …

Unwelcoming Gluttony from the Table of Sophia

The proverbial imagination pictures Wisdom as a noble lady who prepares a feast and invites any who would come: “Wisdom has built her house; she has …

Old Testament

6 Ways to Early Years You Won't Regret - Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

One of the (many) benefits of having children spread across several years is the gift of perspective. With our first three, I felt like I had just …

3 Key Things Skeptics Will Say to Shame Your Kids for Being Christians

I haven’t blogged in the last couple of weeks because my family and I were on vacation. We went on a wonderful trip to the island of Grand Cayman! I …

Critical Thinking

Should You Refrigerate Tomatoes? Further Testing Says...

<b>Note:</b> This article is a follow-up to two previous articles on tomato storage. Click through to read the first and second parts.<p>If you haven't been following Tomatogate—my name for the minor controversy I caused with two previous articles that challenged the commonly held belief that refrigeration …

Coconut Lime Cupcakes

• 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour<br>• 1 tsp baking powder<br>• 1/2 tsp baking soda<br>• 1/2 tsp salt<br>• 2 large eggs<br>• 3/4 cup granulated sugar<br>• 1/2 cup oil (canola/vegetable)<br>• 2 to 3 …

Why 30 is the decade friends disappear — and what to do about it - Vox

Next month, I turn 30. There’s a good chance I’ll spend my birthday at home with my husband and dog, eating Betty Crocker chocolate cupcakes I made myself.<p>To plenty of people, that sounds like a perfect way to celebrate — a night in with family I love. Instead, I worry that it’s a glimpse into a …

Relationships

Cleveland Indians equal franchise-best 14th straight win after 19-inning epic

Carlos Santana homered in the 19th inning as Indians beat Toronto 2-1 Streak is longest in AL since Oakland won 20 in a row in 2002<p>A franchise-best 14th straight win sure didn’t come easy for the Cleveland Indians. Carlos Santana homered in the 19th inning off infielder Darwin Barney and the …

Baseball

Learning to make Korean food with a graphic cookbook

"We are a very 100-percent-or-nothing culture," says Robin Ha, the author of a new graphic cookbook <i>Cook Korean!</i> Cold noodles may be served with ice …

Clean Rusty Grill Grates With Some Oil, Salt, and a Potato

If you don’t grill very often that probably means you don’t clean your grill regularly either. If your grill grates are covered in burnt food and …

Cooking

How to write a book and get it published in 10 steps

Learning how to write a book and get it published is a process of many parts, so it’s wise to be systematic. Here are 10 steps to write your own …

Writing

13 Adulting Tips For A Clean Home That Will Impress Your Parents

Just because you're on your own doesn't mean you know how to "adult." But you can trick your parents into believing you do during their next visit by cleaning your home like a grown-up. Make sure you have Clorox Bleach for a very adult cleanup.

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

College Football

Kids bored with Facebook? What to know about their new favorite sites

Gone are the days of Facebook as a one-stop shop for all social-networking needs. While it may seem more complicated to post photos on Instagram, share casual moments on Snapchat, text on WhatsApp, and check your Twitter feed throughout the day, tweens and teens love the variety.<p>You don't need to …

Social Media

Ten rules for writing fiction

Get an accountant, abstain from sex and similes, cut, rewrite, then cut and rewrite again – if all else fails, pray. Inspired by Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing, we asked authors for their personal dos and don'ts<p>Read the second part of the article here<p><b>Elmore Leonard: Using adverbs is a mortal</b> …

Paper Airplanes: How To Fold An Origami X-Wing Fighter

This is a video demonstration created by Youtuber Joe_Tutorials of how to fold your very own origami x-wing fighter plane out of a single sheet of …

People are falling in love with a simple productivity system that just uses pen and paper

I’m one of those people who is constantly testing out new productivity apps in the hopes that <i>this</i> is the technology that will transform my life for good. Each new app promises to make me more efficient than the last.<p>But I’ve never been able to find a method that quite beats the flexibility and …

Productivity

Bringing Up Bebe Review: Why French Parenting Helps Kids Eat Normal Foods, Behave Themselves, And Sleep All Night

By<p>May 01 2015, 7:16 PM<p>If you’ve recently faked your way through a conversation about the latest, greatest parenting book that you didn’t actually …

Parenting

10 Healthy Fruit Smoothies All Under 300 Calories

Fruit smoothies are easy to make and they add so much good nutrition to your daily diet. But, if you need to watch your calorie intake, you need to …

15 Ingenious Cooking Tips You Can Copy From Chef Tyler Florence

If you're an avid Food Network watcher, you already know who Tyler Florence is. If not, allow me to introduce you to the TV host and chef, who just happens to have as many good cooking tips as he does good looks. Tyler is from Greenville, SC, and now lives in San Francisco with his wife and two …

Parenting

Hidden in plain sight: Signs that your teen may be using drugs

Ohio is under siege as opiate addiction kills as many as 5 people every day. In fact, Ohio has the 12th highest heroin overdose rate in the country, …

Drug Addiction

Fact: It Only Takes One Minute of Intense Fitness to Get Results | Women's Health

<b>Sign up for Women's Health's new newsletter,</b> <b>So This Happened</b><b>, to get the day’s trending stories and health studies.</b><p>The study, published in <i>PLOS ONE</i>, divided 27 sedentary men into two groups. (Yep, one downside of this study is that it was only done on a small group of men.) The first group did …

22 of the Best Single Sentences on Writing

<i>If good writing is succinct and concise, then shouldn't the same be true of writing advice?</i><b>Column</b> by <b>Christopher Shultz</b>There have been entire articles …

Creative Writing

Six Things You Should Know About How Your Brain Learns

Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know …

Parenting

Almost all great science fiction and fantasy comes back to this simple idea

Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox<p>Almost all science fiction and fantasy stories are, at their core, about the economics of scarcity and abundance.<p>That's …

Are Today's Parents Getting a Raw Deal?

<b>Summer 1974.</b> I'm 9 years old. By 7:30 a.m., I'm up and out of the house, or if it's Saturday I'm up and doing exactly what my father, Big Jerry, has told me to do. Might be raking, mowing, digging holes or washing cars.<p><b>Summer 2016.</b> I'm tiptoeing out of the house, on my way to work, in an effort not …

Parenting

Avocado Recipes: Stuffed Baked Avocados Are So Simple and Yet So Good - Great Ideas : People.com

<b>Stuffed Breakfast Avocados</b><p>4 avocados<br>5 oz. smoked salmon, cut into thin strips<br>16 baby spinach leaves<br>8 eggs<br>Kosher salt, to taste<br>Freshly cracked black …