Gareth Wood

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Eva Chen's 5 tips for Instagram success

As director of fashion partnerships at Instagram - and with 800k plus followers of her own - Eva Chen is well placed to give advice on how to be successful on the social-media platform.<p>The former magazine editor is now just as well known for her back-seat pictures (you know the ones) as she is for …

9 Tips For Writing Irresistible Leads – And The One Thing You Must Avoid

I should be up front with you: I have a complicated relationship with leads (also known as an article’s hook or introduction). As a professional …

10 popular grammar myths debunked by a Harvard linguist

It's why many teachers ingrain in their students a combination of white lies and formal habits that are meant to keep their writing focused but aren't actually based on rules of the English language.<p>As the students grow into adults, these habits result in plenty of incorrectly worded but …

Language
Creative Writing

10 Success Books That People In Their Thirties Should Read

A guide to Vietnamese coffee

Strong and flavourful Vietnamese coffee makes converts as quickly as it raises pulses. French colonists might have introduced coffee to Vietnam, but the morning cup of <i>ca phe</i> soon became a local habit. With variations that make use of yoghurt, eggs and even fruit, Vietnamese coffee has developed a …

Vietnam

6 Small Shifts to the Way You Talk That Will Make You (and Everyone Else) Happier at Work

Ask us how we're doing at the end of a long, stressful workday, and chances are you’ll hear, “I’ve been better” or some equally snippy response. …

Happiness

Most Popular MultiPurpose WordPress Themes 2017

10 Best WordPress Membership Plugins

So you want to start a membership site, huh? It’s a daunting task, but one that pays off if you choose the right niche and execute the plan properly. …

eCommerce

Beyond the Cronut: 15 Frankenpastries to Make at Home

Cupcakes are old news. The newest sugary sensation to sweep our fair city is the Cronut -- the croissant-doughnut hybrid created by Dominque Ansel at his SoHo bakery last month. With production of the pastry limited to 300 a day, Cronut mania has created long lines and even given rise to a seedy …

Doughnuts

Creating a Strong Mentor Character

<b>By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy</b><p>Today's question:<p><b>Q: Do you have any tips for creating a strong mentor character?</b><p>The Mentor is one of the common …

Do You Have Too Much Dialogue?

<b>By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy</b><p>I received a lot of fantastic questions on Friday, so I have plenty of topics to keep me busy this month, and possibly …

How J.K. Rowling Plotted Harry Potter with a Hand-Drawn Spreadsheet

At the height of the Harry Potter novels' popularity, I asked a number of people why those books in particular enjoyed such a devoted readership. …

6 Ways To Create Satisfying Scene Endings

A great song plays on the radio. As soon as the last chorus fades, we wish we could hear it again. A plane touches down on the runway and we’re …

4 Approaches for the First Chapter of Your Novel

How, strategically speaking, should you begin your novel? When a reader reads your first chapter, what should she find?<p>There are four primary …

Writing

How 5 Great Writers Got Started on Their First Books

While working on my book <i>Process: The Writing Lives of Great Authors</i>, I found that even for the best writers in the world, getting started can be the …

The Value of Remembering Ordinary Moments

Though writing down daily events may seem mundane, participants in a recent study were happy to have records of them in the future.<p>At Christmastime, my brother, my father, and our chocolate Labrador pile into the car to drive across the state of Washington to see my grandparents. We’ve been doing …

Living Rooms

13 Tips for Writing a Novel

Writing is one of the greatest forms of communication. It brings people of different eras, countries, and languages together. It reveals the bonds that unite humanity and expresses the universal plights and pleasures of the human condition.<p>For me, completing a final chapter heralds the last few …

Creative Writing

Posture perfect: How to text and work at a desk without destroying your body

Electronics are slowly turning humanity into a humpback species. Poor posture is a major contributor to back pain and can even negatively affect our emotions. Fortunately, there’s a an easy way to remedy the situation. At VentureBeat’s Healthbeat conference this week, Crossfit San Francisco Founder …

10 Inspiring Quotes That Reduce Stress | Inc.com

Few emotional states are more dangerous--both to yourself and to your team--than stress. If you're stressed, you make poor decisions, you get sick more easily, and you spread your stress to those around you.<p>Fortunately, there's a timeless way to get stress back under control: Draw upon the wisdom …

Spirituality

6 Productivity Tools Every Entrepreneur Should Use | Inc.com

Every entrepreneur needs a solid set of tools to conduct their business with. However, many will spend quite a bit of time looking for the perfect tool for them, usually falling into a trap of not knowing which tool is the best to grab. We have done you the favor of going through that entire …

Small Business

6 Tips to Keep in Mind When Hiring Your First Employees

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs start out as a one-man band, add devout followers and then add skilled technicians. It’s the normal evolution of an entrepreneurial business.<p>At this stage, the new business owner needs people who will serve as an extension …

Employment

The Secret Art of the Follow-up Email | Inc.com

For years I'd been doing something that just came naturally to me when sending (or responding to) sales or pitch emails. That thing was sending a follow-up email. And I recently realized that more than 75 percent of the 2,000 deals I've landed over the years have come from sending follow-up …

Productivity

Chicken Pot Pie Crumble - My Favorite Pot Pie

Heat olive oil over medium high heat. Once hot, add diced carrots, onion and celery. Saute vegetables, stirring occasionally until lightly golden and …

Web Design Trends 2014

At Creative Spark, we encourage our employees to host sharing sessions with the rest of the team about new trends and updates within the industry. Recently, Ltisch Amos, our senior Digital Designer, shared her knowledge in a sharing session on current and upcoming web design trends. We liked it so …

15 Twitter Hacks to Turn You Into a Tweeting Ninja

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Admit it. Sometimes, your Twitter life is messy. You follow hundreds of people — maybe thousands. Staring at your timeline is about as intelligible as reading a stock ticker.<p>How do you bring organization to your Twitter life? How do you rise above …

Here's how to find out if your cloud startup has product-market fit

When I talk to entrepreneurs who are developing cloud solutions for business, I am regularly asked about how to define product-market fit for business cloud companies. The ability to identify if you have product-market fit is imperative to the success of your company, and the sooner you can …