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Read 'The Cabin At The End Of The World' And You Won't Sleep For A Week

The worst kind of horror plays for shock — for extremes of blood and gore and screaming nonsense. It is instantly recognizable for existing in a universe too far gone from our own to truly haunt anyone still tethered to the everyday.<p>The best kind of horror is soft. Quiet. Almost gentle in its …

Books

11 Ways You're Wasting Time Instead of Doing What You Need to be Successful

When was the last time you found anything on social media that moved your life forward?<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s the end of another busy day, and you look back and wonder “Where did the time go?” Most likely, part of your time was eaten up with …

Productivity

20 of the best group trips for solo travellers

<b>Sailing and socialising in the</b> Mediterranean<p>Med Sailors runs skippered sailing holidays for 20- to 35-year-olds, many of whom travel solo. Everyone shares a bunkbed cabin with someone else of the same gender; each yacht sleeps eight and travels in a flotilla of up to eight boats, so there is plenty …

Travel

Invest Your Time in People to Get More Hours Out of Your Day

Scheduling a coffee date, outside of work, will actually make you more productive.<p>As someone who sometimes isn't the shining star example of either work-life balance or productivity and organization, I am always on the search for strategies to help me use my time better and get more out of each day.<p>…

Work-life Balance

8 Bad Habits That Leave a Terrible First Impression Over the Phone--And How to Change Them

You don't have your charming physical demeanor to help with first impressions over the phone. Avoid these mistakes and you can still leave a great first impression.<p>Making a great first impression on the phone may seem easier than doing so in person, but that's not necessarily true. With the absence …

Self-help

Four Steps Successful People Take To Overcome Fear Of Failure

Fear of failure can stop you in your tracks, even if you are after something that will bring you joy and excitement. As writer Suzy Kassem says, “Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.” Fear can cause people to miss out on opportunities that allow them to reach their full …

Success

Why Procrastinators Keep Putting Everything Off, According to Psychology

It's typically a whole lot more complicated than just being lazy.<p>These days, every deadline seems to have a rush. So if procrastinators were driving you up the wall before, they've probably got you five seconds from mental explosion now. Why do they put you through such misery, and how do you …

Mental Health

Straightforward techniques to improve your writing

<i>This article originally ran on</i> PR Daily <i>in June of 2017.</i><p>Whatever you write, you want to get your thoughts across as clearly and effectively as …

Creative Writing

5 Proven Ways To Improve Your Writing Instantly

These five proven ways will improve your writing instantly.Most articles are littered with words or phrases which are not only unnecessary but make …

Creative Writing

10 Classic Fantasy Books You Need to Read

<i>The Hero and the Crown</i> tells the story of Aerin – born to a witchwoman who had enthralled the king. She was unwanted, her story told and her value …

Books

10 Dalai Lama Quotes to Make You Happier, Stronger and More Successful

Some words of wisdom from one of today's most influential spiritual figures.<p>From happiness to personal growth and empowerment, Tenzin Gyatso, better recognized as the 14th Dalai Lama, has much to teach the rest of us. Beyond his presence in Asia, throughout his life the Dalai Lama has spread his …

Hinduism

22 Books Highly Recommended by Successful People

People who achieve the most in life are often voracious readers.<p>People who achieve the most in life are keen on self-improvement, which is why they're also often voracious readers. Here are some excellent titles to check out, recommended by nearly two dozen successful executives.<p>1. <i>You Are a Badass</i> …

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How to create rare and life-changing relationships with anyone (even your heroes)

There are two types of relationships:<p>Transactional<br>• Transformational<p><b>Transactional relationships</b> are economic and functional. They’re based on exchange …

Communication Skills

This Is Why You Should Never, Ever Leave a Water Bottle in a Hot Car

It has nothing to do with drinking icky warm water.<p>In the summer, you’re more likely than ever to carry a water bottle around in your car. After all, …

Catchfire

Facts don’t change people’s minds. Here’s what does

If you had asked me this question – How do you change a mind? – two years ago, I would have given you a different answer.<p>As a former scientist, I …

Al Gore

15 Things You Should Disclose on a First Date

Are you a cop?<p>Dating is tricky. You wanna present your best self while remaining true to said self. A first date is not the time to air every bit of dirty laundry in your proverbial hamper, but there are some things you <i>should</i> cover early on. Your date should be able to set expectations and decide …

Relationships

These are the 20 best trips to take if you have work burnout

Burnout is a real problem for American workers. One of the solutions to help relieve some of your stress would be to take a vacation and yet people …

Insiders Swear By This Google Hack Every Time They Travel

Traveling to a new city can be exhilarating, but coordinating the logistics can be a pain if you're not prepared. Bustling airports, unfamiliar …

We Are All Getting Dumber, New Science Proves, and No One Is Sure Why

Are our terrible diets, bad schools, tech obsession, or even increasingly trashy media to blame?<p>Whatever incredibly dumb things humanity got up to in the 20th century (and there were, as you know, some doozies), we all had at least one thing to crow about: as measured by IQ tests humans were at …

dumber

These 10 Thought-Provoking Documentaries on Hulu Are Actually Worth Your Time

By now, it should come as no surprise that we're fans of documentaries here at MyDomaine headquarters. We've previously shared the travel …

15 Mistakes that Beginner Gardeners make

Save time and effort by avoiding common gardening mistakes<br>This year I’m taking on a second plot at my allotment (community garden) which means double …

Run/Walk 10K Training Program

This 10-week 10K training program is designed for beginner run/walkers who want to run/walk a 10K race (6.2 miles). Even if you're not training for a …

Extreme Sports

13 Horror Movie Sequels That Are Better Than The Original

Movie sequels are rarely better than the original films, and this is especially true of the horror genre. Horror thrives on sequels, prequels, reboots, and remakes--it's not unusual for a popular franchise to reach double figures, with the basic formula endlessly recycled for maximum profit--but …

7 Habits Of Highly-Effective Runners

Make these habits work for you and become a more motivated, happier and fitter athlete.The post 7 Habits Of Highly-Effective Runners appeared first …

The reading brain (why your brain needs you to read every day)

Reading puts your brain to work.<p>Reading is to the mind what exercise is to your body.<p>It gives us freedom to roam the expanse of space, time, history, …

This Is the Best Park in Every U.S. State

And how much it costs to visit.<p>This summer, get yourself, your family, or even your pet outdoors and explore the hidden natural wonders in your own …

Four cybersecurity tips for travelers

Do you sacrifice convenience for security when you’re traveling on vacation or on business? A University of Phoenix survey says very few people take precautions to safeguard their data while traveling.<p>“You need to practice the same cybersecurity precautions that you take at home or at work when you …

How to Stay Comfortable on Long Drives

Long car trips can literally be a pain. But you can remain physically comfortable on long drives with these tips.<p><b>Stay alert.</b> Drowsy driving can be …

10 Famous Authors With Second Novels That Are As Good As Their First

Jane Austen<p>As far as second novels go, Jane Austen’s <i>Pride and Prejudice</i> sets a pretty high bar. While it is almost certainly her most famous novel, it is also arguably her best. Austen’s savagely astute observations and wit are on full display with <i>Pride and Prejudice</i>. When you take into account the …

How to Learn a New Language in 90 Days

Fluency need not be a long process. This one tactic will prove that.<p>With summer rolling around, many of us are planning our holidays abroad. The easiest part is booking the tickets, but how about getting around the foreign city once you arrive?<p>While speaking the local language is not mandatory, …

Language Learning