Dr. Robert Daylin Brown

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You've Turned 18, Now What? Important Legal Documents Every Young Adult Should Have

It’s September, summer is winding down and kids of all ages are heading back to school. For young adults heading to college, it’s a very exciting time where a gradual transition from dependent childhood to independent young adulthood starts to take place.<p>Parents send their kids off to college with …

6 Easy Ways To Hang Your Frames Without Needing a Single Nail

<b>* How to hang art, photos and decor without nails</b><b><br>* Easy installation, and less clean up when you re-arrange or move</b><b><br>* Low-priced products for every</b> …

Wall Art

Quit Your Job: 5 Countries Where You Can Live For Under $1,500 A Month

More Americans than ever are quitting their jobs and moving abroad or retiring overseas — 8.7 million, to be exact, according to State Department figures. And one of the biggest driving factors is the lower cost of living in other countries.<p>The editors at International Living recently came out with …

Costa Rica

25 Tips Every Married Couple Needs To Hear

The "last-bite" rule is a must.<p>These serious and silly suggestions will make your marriage stronger.

Relationships

All You Need to Know About the ‘Learning Styles’ Myth, in Two Minutes

ON A SUNNY hike along a Madeiran levada a couple of years ago, I got chatting to a retired school teacher and I told him about the brain myths book I …

The booming business of luxury chicken diapers

It’s Instagram’s fault.<p>Julie Baker never intended to become a figurehead of the luxury chicken-diaper industry. Before she launched her brand …

Chickens

Is a vegan diet healthy? Only if you do it right

Veganism, the plant-based diet which shuns meat and dairy, is having its time in the sun. Since 2008, there has been a 350% increase in the number of self-described vegans in the UK alone. Where this motivation stems from is varied, but includes concerns about animal welfare, worries about the …

Wellness

Life doesn’t reward you for what you know, but for what you do

Most people have adapted to consuming low-level information on the internet. This is the equivalent of filling your car with water or eating …

22 Storytelling Techniques from Pixar

Back in 2012, Pixar’s Emma Coats (@lawnrocket) tweeted 22 amazing tips for storytelling and they have been guiding writers of all kinds ever since. …

This Piece Of Writing Advice From 'Ron Carlson Writes A Story' Transformed My Creative Process For The Better

For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to be a writer in some capacity or another. Growing up, I spent all the free time I had working …

8 struggles only self-aware people experience

To be self-aware is to feel like you're equal parts cursed and blessed.<p>On one hand, you're insightful and committed to personal growth. On the other, …

Why I Give My Husband A BJ Every Day

In my house, a blowjob is a near-daily occurrence.<p>Now, before you click furiously away in a fit of rage, let me explain the most important factor in …

Florida cops say apparent murder was really suicide, accomplished with a handgun and a weather balloon

At first it appeared to be a murder case when a 71-year-old man was found dead in a field next to his country club home in southern Florida with a bullet wound to his chest.<p>But on Thursday, after a six-month investigation, police released a report that concluded Alan Jay Abrahamson killed himself …

6 things the happiest families all have in common

Family life is hectic. Most of us play it by ear and hope it works out well. Or maybe you haven’t started a family yet but when you do you want to do …

Retirement planning: Go abroad and you can live nicely on just $30,000 a year

If you've been racking your brain about where to retire on a budget, it might be time to think outside the U.S.<p>A new report by International Living, which publishes information about living abroad, ranks the five best places to retire and coast on $30,000 a year.<p>To be sure, retiring in a new …

Retirement

Do the Hard Things. Writing About Sex.

“Hard subjects train the mind. Hard exercise trains the body. Hard people train the heart. Hard times train the spirit. Do the hard things.” Ed …

According to Oprah, All Your Arguments Come Down to These 3 Questions

If the answers are no, there's likely going to be a problem.<p>Conflict is complicated.<p>Most of the time, it involves feelings that are both logical and illogical. That thing you're fighting about, whether at home or at work, is about both what's being stated and what's not being stated. It's about …

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 …

If it wasn’t for our kids, my husband and I wouldn’t be married | Dear Mariella

If you want me to tell you to leave, you’ve written to the wrong agony aunt, says Mariella Frostrup<p><b>The dilemma</b> I’ve been married for 18 years and the last three have been difficult. My interests differ very much from my husband’s. I want to be surrounded by people who understand me better. I have …

Compensation

When to use a hyphen, an en dash or an em dash | Articles | Writing & Editing

As experienced writers and editors, many <i>PR Daily</i> readers harbor a dislike for the hyphen.<p>It’s a punctuation mark that’s supposed to help writers …

The 8 best books on writing:

Essential reading for aspiring writers.

Here’s How Higher Education Dies

A futurist says the industry may have nowhere to go but down. What does the slide look like?<p>Maybe higher education has reached its peak. Not the Harvards and Yales of the world, but the institutions that make up the rest of the industry—the regional public schools who saw decades of growth and are …

How to develop mastery, make millions, and be happy

Idea #1: You don’t have a preexisting passion (nor should you want one).<p>Idea #2: Becoming really good at something and generously using your skills …

Self-improvement

How to Outline a Plot for Pantsers

The terms ‘plotter’ and ‘pantser’ may ring a bell to you. These words are known to forever divide the writing world into two distinct factions that …

Writing

5 Fundamental Tactics for Making Your First 6 Figures, No Matter What Industry You're In

Whatever your service or product, there are only so many ways to connect, build trust and make that all-important first sale.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With billions of people using the internet and social media every day, there has never been a better time to …

Something important was different about this shooting

<b>(CNN) —</b> This newest shooting seems, sadly, familiar, but it is important that we pay attention to what is different here.<p>The deadly attack Friday in Santa Fe, Texas, left at least 10 dead. Terrified kids, shocked parents, authoritative law enforcement, inquisitive reporters, and somber politicians …

Gun Control

The three levels of self-awareness you need to hit before you know yourself

Self-awareness is like great sex: everyone thinks they have a ton of it, but in reality no one knows what the fuck they’re doing.<p>The fact is that the majority of our thoughts and actions are on autopilot. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing either. Our habits, routines, impulses, and reactions carry …

3 New Literary Agents Actively Seeking Memoir, Kidlit, Adult Fiction & more

Here are three agents seeking to expand their client lists. Leslie Zampetti is interested in middle grade and young adult novels, especially mystery …

Non-fiction

5 Ways to Handle Disrespectful Behavior from Children

Whether your child rolls her eyes and says, "Whatever Mom!" when you tell her to start her homework or she pretends she can't hear you when you tell …

Self-help