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Writing a novel? Nine tips to make sure it's a bestseller

What makes a novel hit <i>The New York Times</i> Best Sellers list? Jodie Archer and Matthew L Jockers, authors of <i>The Bestseller Code</i>, built an algorithm to …

Raising My Daughter To Be A Warrior Of Love And Justice

In my family, we ain’t raising no princess.<p>My daughter started taking martial arts when she was five years old. I think it’s helped teach her confidence, self-discipline, and self-reliance. Life isn’t always cream puffs and unicorns. When dire circumstances warrant acute awareness, hyper-focus, and …

Staff Picks

Anatomy of a Miracle<p>By Jonathan Miles<p>Confined to a wheelchair after a paralyzing injury, an Afghanistan War veteran spontaneously regains his ability …

15 Books that Shaped My Mind and Changed My Outlook on Life

The title says it all, doesn’t it? I see people put up their book lists from time to time and while I’m generally not a big list person, they do …

5 Books That Will Make You Happier, According to Bibliotherapists

A book a day keeps the doctor away?<p>We're all familiar with the way a book can help us temporarily escape from reality, but did you know that reading books can literally act as therapy?<p>That's right: Reading therapy, aka bibliotherapy, is the latest psychological fad. According to bibliotherapist …

The 10 Sexiest Books That Are Also Really Well Written

It’s lit<p>Most sex writing is notoriously terrible. For the most part, the reason we blush when reading a sex scene is not because we’re getting all hot and bothered, but rather because we’re embarrassed—for the author, for ourselves, for, like, <i>literature</i>.<p>And yet, when sex writing is good, there is …

10 books you absolutely need to read before they come out in theaters

Hey, book lovers! (That’s all of us, right?)<p>There’s nothing quite like seeing one of our favorite reads hit the big screen. We’re still recovering …

3 New Books to Help You Escape the World RN

We all know that responsibilities (those things that make you get out of bed) are terrible. Work piles up, loved ones (and not-so-loved ones) demand our help and attention and sometimes you just can’t even. In this week’s book club, we turn to three escapist fantasies: three stories starring women …

Mindfulness and Creativity

Do mindfulness meditation techniques make people more creative?<p>Meditation techniques are quite old. Almost every religion has developed processes to help people to calm their minds and to tune out distractions from the outside world. In the past 20 years, there has been a growing recognition that …

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Creativity Hacks: 6 Proven Ways to Be More Creative [INFOGRAPHIC]

Being creative means coming up with new ideas and perspectives all the time. All of us would love to get a creativity boost, whether it’s at work or …

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Why Am I Seeing This?<p>A 404 error means that the requested file cannot be found. This can be due to an incorrect URL, a misnamed file, an improper …

How to Create Your Own Blog - 4 Simple Steps to Get Started

Learn how to create your own blog<p>If you are interested in blogging or starting your own blog then you will learn how to create your own blog …

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Ways YOU Can Help Protect Endangered Species

Ways YOU Can Help Protect Endangered Species<p>Updated on May 28, 2018<p>Published May 31, 2012.<p>Protecting endangered species is important in maintaining …

52 Ways to Reinvigorate Your Creativity

If we’re honest as church communications professionals, we don’t always show up ready and raring to go. Our creativity flags. We have ideas, but they …

3 Tips to Boost Your Creativity, Revive a Project and Spark Something New

Maybe you’re stuck with your memoir, poem, blog post, painting, presentation or product. Maybe you haven’t even gotten to step one: You don’t know …

7 Surprising Facts About Creativity, According To Science

The brain’s creative circuitry holds some unexpected secrets that scientists are only just beginning to understand.<p>Daydreaming. Horsing around. Aimless wandering. A sudden, traumatic loss. So many things that seem to conjure an automatic, negative connotation can actually have an …

How to Break Your Procrastination Habit and Get Real Work Done

Do you ever wake up in the morning and say, “Today, I am going to spend the day in reactive mode — running around putting out fires, constantly …

Challenge your perceptions with these 9 groundbreaking YA novels

We all have our favorite books from our childhood and teen years, those novels that stuck with us, inspired us, forced us to ask difficult questions …