Greg Leonov

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This Spy Survived Torture to Make the Nazis Pay for Their Crimes

Wearing a gray flannel suit and a thick scarf around her head, Odette Sansom shielded her eyes from the salty ocean spray as the fishing boat scudded …

The Best Men’s Fragrances Of All Time

These are the best men's fragrances ever created - from Calvin Klein and Jean-Paul Gaultier to Tom Ford and Chanel - as well as advice from fragrance …

I Took Notes on Every Chapter of a Stephen King Novel

Here’s what I found.I’m a fiction writer, and like many fiction writers out there I am always trying to refine my craft. One of my favorite authors …

Use These Prompts If You Need Help Journaling

Like any habit, journaling is easier said than done. I tried for years (all of the half-empty notebooks in my childhood bedroom can attest to this) …

Creative Writing

Teaching Topic Sentences Using Models

Crafting Good Topic Sentences that Focus the Reader<p>Topic sentences can be likened to miniature thesis statements for individual paragraphs. The topic …

15 Books That Will Inspire You to Travel to Amazing Locations Around the World

There's nothing like a good book to take you on a virtual journey to an exotic land long before you have your passport stamped. And there's no better way to get acquainted with a country or culture than by reading literature set against the pulse of a city.<p>Writers have long used their words to …

I Swear By Meditation Apps Now—Here Are 9 You Should Try

The Secret to Deeper Happiness Is Simpler Than You Might Think

Winning the lottery or nabbing a promotion doesn’t actually bring us lasting bliss, research shows. The new thinking: Joy comes from doing more of …

Getting Things Done, Ten Years In

You don’t hear a lot of people talk about the <i>Getting Things Done</i> productivity system anymore. It’s not as colorful or Insta-friendly as the Bullet …

Why You Should Schedule for Energy, Not Time | Inc.com

Most of us schedule our tasks based on when we're free.<p>When you forget to complete a task, you schedule it for first thing in the morning. When there's free time in the afternoon, you use it to write a new article.<p>You're probably thinking, this seems like I'm making the most use of my <i>time</i>. And …

8 mistakes that make good employees leave

It’s tough to hold on to good employees, but it shouldn’t be. Most of the mistakes that companies make are easily avoided. When you do make mistakes, …

The Secret to Finding Your Passion Is the Opposite of What You've Been Told | Inc.com

Like many Millennials, I was told I could become whatever I wanted to be when I grew up. Before the age of ten I cycled through dreams of acting, singing, and becoming a veterinary pharmacist (true story).<p>Trying to find my passion was a near-obsession that followed me into adulthood. Ironically, …

Self-Reflection

I figured out the secret to gaining confidence after being rejected

Once in high school, I was talking about a recent rejection with one of my teachers. She had helped me try to achieve a goal, and despite her thinking I deserved it, I didn't make it. I was telling her that I'd seemed to be getting rejected from things more than most people I know did, but that I …

Why Are Atheists Generally Smarter Than Religious People?

For more than a millennium, scholars have noticed a curious correlation: Atheists tend to be more intelligent than religious people.<p>It's unclear why …

The Meditation You Need to Be Doing Regularly, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

<i>Starting to meditate can be, well, stressful. Our friends at YourTango break it down by zodiac sign to help you find your perfect practice.</i><p><b>Find your zen.</b><p>No matter who you are, there's been a time when you feel like you're having a major mental breakdown. Whether it's work, school, family, friends; …

Mindfulness

22 Books to Help You Get Ahead in Business and Life | Inc.com

If you're the kind of person perpetually on a mission to improve yourself, a good book can provide stellar inspiration and guidance. Here are top picks from nearly two dozen high-achieving executives.<p>1. <i>Swim With the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive</i> by Harvey Mackay<p>"Very few business books provide …

Customer Service

The transformative power of doing absolutely nothing

On a recent Sunday, I found myself overwhelmed. It was my last free day between several consecutive weekends of travel, visitors, and weddings. The morning had ticked away, and my boyfriend and I had groceries to buy, paperwork to file, a house to tidy, and something to do at Home Depot. As I …

Hello Cassette My Old Friend…

On rare occasions, I come across a product that stops me in my tracks, and makes me all starry eyed like a little child. After a long time, the Elbow …

When Communism Inspired Americans

At a rally in New York City in 1962, the famously liberal journalist Murray Kempton said to an audience full of old Reds: “I have known many Communists in my life. I have not known them as criminals. I knew them once as activists — and we had our quarrels. But while this country has not been kind …

The retail apocalypse is accelerating

But ecommerce sales are booming, including online sales by some brick-and-mortar retailers, such as Walmart and Macy's:<p>Over-indebted retailers are notoriously difficult to restructure and many end up being liquidated. Unsecured creditors, such as suppliers and junior bond holders, are often left …

Origins of Spirituality and Religion: 4 Astonishing Facts

In recent years, it has become increasingly more popular to distinguish between spirituality and religion. By definition, spirituality is “the …

How to Trust That You'll Be Okay No Matter What

<b>“The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.” ~Ursula K. Le Guin</b><p>Did you play with …

How Judaism and Christianity originated from Ancient Egyptian Mystic Sect

Professor Godini G. Darah of Department of English and Literary Studies, Delta State University, Abraka, has argued that Egyptian Mystery System gave …

A History of Philosophy in 81 Video Lectures: From Ancient Greece to Modern Times

Above, you can watch 81 video lectures tracing the history of philosophy, moving from Ancient Greece to modern times. Arthur Holmes presented this …

Sinclair Lewis Predicted Trump—And Us

In his 1935 novel, It Can’t Happen Here, the Nobel prize winning author created a demagogue remarkably similar to Trump. He also nailed America’s …

The Horror of Lynchings Lives On

The time when African-Americans were publicly hanged, burned and dismembered for insisting on their rights or for merely talking back to whites is nearer in history than many Americans understand. The horror of these crimes still weighs heavily on black communities in the South, where lynching …

A 70-year-old existential text captures the psychology behind the alt-right troll

The emergence of a white supremacist “alt-right” movement is a deeply disturbing moment in US politics, and commentators are struggling to make sense of what motivates and how to define the group. But for insightful analysis on the psychology behind the alt-right’s trolling and bigotry, some of the …

The 7 Habits Young Millionaires Possess | Inc.com

Do you have your sights on one day becoming a millionaire and enjoying the benefits of a lifestyle that's characterized by financial freedom? Well, you aren't alone. You'll be hard-pressed to find anyone who doesn't want to become a millionaire. Why, then, do so few ever achieve this status? Well, …

Self-improvement

Want to Raise Your IQ by 23 Percent? Neuroscience Says Take Up This Simple Habit | Inc.com

There are two types of intelligence: crystallized intelligence and fluid intelligence.<p>Crystallized intelligence is your ability to utilize information, skills, and experience already learned -- basically, it's cerebral knowledge. This tends to build as you age, and is emphasized in most Western …