Joshua Michael Lollis

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Story Writing From Start To Finish: Don't Get Lost In The Middle

<i>By Writer's Relief Staff:</i><p>It’s every driver’s road trip nightmare. (We know, this is supposed to be about writing. Stay with us.) You’re trying to get from point A to point B, but somewhere in the middle you take a wrong turn and end up hopelessly lost.<p>Similarly, writers can lose their way. You have …

How to Lose Weight around the Clock

Meals to pack for all-day energy<p><b>Question:</b> I work 12-hour shifts. What are some easy meals I could take with me to make it through the day?<p><i>(from reader Dustin Yesenia Hippensteel)</i><p><b>Answer:</b> Think outside the brown bag. Blend up a smoothie in the a.m. and stash it in the fridge until you need a snack. …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Happiness

A Radical Way of Unleashing a Generation of Geniuses

José Urbina López Primary School sits next to a dump just across the US border in Mexico. The school serves residents of Matamoros, a dusty, sunbaked …

Why Volunteering Is So Good For Your Health

It's one of the first lessons we learn as children -- "sharing means caring." We might not understand why we have to share at first, especially when there are younger siblings involved, but as we grow into adulthood, sharing becomes an essential part of your social and career success.<p>So does it …

Why Making Mistakes is Actually Good

Do you tend to beat yourself up for making mistakes? Do you use personal development sometimes to overanalyze and beat yourself up for doing it …

101 Revolutionary Ways To Be Healthy

• <b>Defy convention</b> Do the healthy thing, even when it’s challenging, inconvenient or considered weird. Take pride in that.• <b><br>Buck trends</b> Just because it’s …

7 Research-Backed Breakfast Tips for Faster Weight Loss

Want to fend off breakfast boredom and lose some pounds? We've rounded up a week's worth of ideas for your a.m. meals.

Why Your Problems Are Not Nearly as Permanent as They Seem

<b>“When we…go back into the past and rake up all the troubles we’ve had, we end up reeling and staggering through life. Stability and peace of mind</b> …

8 Scientifically Proven Ways to Maximize Your Mid-Day Break

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog and has been republished with permission.</i><p>I’ve noticed that the way I spend my lunch break affects how productive I am for the rest of the day: how quickly I get started once I get back to my desk, how effective I am in the first hour after lunch, and …

How To Recover From Strenuous Exercise

The short answer is that exercise hurts your body, prompting a reaction. When you go for a run, lift weights, or play football, any discomfort is like a clarion call to the body, telling it that it needs to be better equipped to deal with the situation. The response - it becomes stronger, bigger, …

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50 Most Inspirational Quotes in Sports

It doesn't matter if your dad owns a professional sports team or if you play squash on the weekends with Rupert Murdoch; if you don't perform as an elite athlete or coach, then you're history.<p>Consequently, the people in this list are uniquely qualified to inspire.<p>Major sports figures have …

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Black and Red Lentil Chili

This is probably the fastest chili I’ve ever made without using canned beans. The secret is black beluga lentils, which cook quickly and keep their …

How to make a wooden planter

Step 1<p>Mark and cut all the pieces of timber to the correct lengths, cutting the ends as squarely as possible for a smooth finish. Using a 3mm drill …

How To Structure A Diet For Fat Loss Or Weight Gain

<i>Brad Borland is a strength & conditioning specialist, cancer survivor and the founder of WorkoutLab.</i><p>Are you confused, frustrated and maybe a bit …

Healthy Banana Bread (Whole Wheat, Vegan, Oil-free & Sugar-free)

After more than a month of mindless eating and indulging I feel like I am finally back to my old self. All the overeating though made me feel great …

Breakfast

7 Rules for Eating Clean When You Eat Out

One Small Change<p>7 Rules for Eating Clean When You Eat Out<p><i>Hello, Vito’s Pizza, can I help you?</i><p><i>Yes, I have a question about your plain pizza. How many</i> …

Geography in the News: Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Remembered

Human Journey<p><i>By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner,</i> <i>Geography in the NewsTM</i><p><b>Geography of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade</b><p>Scholars continue to examine the history of the trans-Atlantic slave trade between Africa and the New World, one of the world’s most dynamic, yet tragic, forced …

Ancient DNA Ties Native Americans From Two Continents To Clovis

Credit: Produced by Magus Film / Linus Dahomé Mørk and photographed by Zachary Halberd and Anders Thormann<p>The mysterious Clovis culture, which appeared in North America about 13,000 years ago, appears to be the forerunner of Native Americans throughout the Americas, according to a study in <i>Nature</i>. …

Why Writers Are the Worst Procrastinators

The psychological origins of waiting (... and waiting, and waiting) to work<p>Like most writers, I am an inveterate procrastinator. In the course of writing this one article, I have checked my e-mail approximately 3,000 times, made and discarded multiple grocery lists, conducted a lengthy Twitter …

Liver Detox Juice Recipes

The liver secretes enzymes for fighting any toxic build-up in the body. This HolisticZine article presents some liver cleansing detox juice recipes. …

Homemade DIY Natural Beauty Recipes

Cosmetics and beauty products are a major source of chemical exposure for most people. An average beauty product contains dozens of harmful …

Seven steps to becoming a better cook

It happens every year about this time. Well stuffed from great holiday feasts, full of the kind of hopeful ambition that a new calendar brings, millions of people resolve that this year, finally, is going to be the one when they learn to cook better.<p>And so they run out and buy the hottest cookbook …

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'You Have to Know History to Actually Teach It'

An interview with Eric Foner, Pulitzer prize-winning author of The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery.<p>It’s tough for a historian to earn the adoration of both academia and popular culture, but Eric Foner has managed to do it. His books on American history are assigned reading at …

Chicken Soup for the Chilly Soul: 20 Comforting, Warm Recipes

Try one of these comforting chicken soups, from classic chicken noodle to khao soi.<p><b>Like sweaters, chicken soup is a warm, wintry comfort.</b> Chicken soup, however, is infinitely tastier. Check out our wildly different takes on chicken soup in the slideshow, and decide which style you're going for …

Doing crossfit and looking like a bodybuilder?

Top crossfit athletes like Annie Thorisdottir and Rich Froning Jr. (pictured below; photos from Crossfitthestables.com and List09.com) look like …

Enjoying Our Passions Instead of Focusing on Status and Approval

<b>“If your number one goal is to make sure that everyone likes and approves of you, then you risk sacrificing your uniqueness, and, therefore, your</b> …