Jamie Payne

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The Ugly Truth About Self-Doubt as a Writer

Today’s topic won’t be a comfortable one. I’m going to address an issue I’m pretty sure you don’t want to hear—but by the time I’m done, you’ll be …

Self-confidence

We May Be on the Brink of a New Age in Human Evolution

Accelerating Evolution<p>Very soon, we could witness an acceleration in human evolution like never seen before, argues Caleb Sharf, director of …

The 7 Smartest Workout Tips of All Time

Get Stronger, Get Bigger, Get Ripped<p>1 – Train Muscles More Frequently<p>Screw body part splits. You know, where Monday is chest day and you don't train …

55 Essential Space Operas from the Last 70 Years

John Harris art equals space opera.<p>What makes a science fiction story a space opera? Well, it needs to take place in space obviously, though not …

This $22 under-bed LED lighting system is our new favorite thing in the world

Remember when we first introduced you to LED backlighting for your TV? Remember how it blew your mind and completely changed your TV viewing …

LED Lighting

How to Write a Compelling Short Story

<i>Written By Stephanie Norman</i><p>Have you ever wondered what makes people so impressed by short stories? There is something magical about the ability of an …

Creative Writing

Use strong nouns to fortify your writing

By now, the writers and editors who read <i>PR Daily</i> are familiar with the advice to use strong verbs.<p>They are the powerhouse of your sentence, and …

Creative Writing

Star Wars Day: The Best ‘Star Wars’ Movie is the One Nobody Talks About — Watch

Genndy Tartakovsky's 130-minute feature doesn't get the credit it deserves for realizing the potential of the Star Wars universe.<p>Most diehard “Star …

Where Do Writers’ Ideas Come From?

If there’s one thing writers like writing about, it’s writing. It’s a topic that has attracted the attention of talents as diverse as Mr Ernest …

Up Your DM Level With The Kobold’s Guide to Game Mastering

The one thing that every game of <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> needs is a Dungeon Master. The <i>Dungeon Master’s Guide</i> has been a great resource throughout every …

Board Games

Please stop spouting nonsense theories about the meaning of consciousness

Why do humans have consciousness? The arguments surrounding this question make it one of the most animated debates in contemporary philosophy.<p>One …

How to Make Money Writing: What’s the True Value of Your Book?

I’ve written several books and published a few of them. I’ve had a great deal of success considering my small status as an independent or …

Eerie 'Fen' Is Full Of Dazzling, Hard-To-Explain Stories

"The land was drained." That's the first sentence in Daisy Johnson's haunting short story collection, <i>Fen</i>, and she wastes no time in establishing a setting. The Fens of eastern England are marshlands — or they were, until the 17th century when Parliament ordered them drained and converted into …

12 Boxing-Inspired Core Exercises for Rock-Solid Abs

You might find it surprising that boxing is one of the most complete, full-body workouts you can do. Your aerobic, anaerobic, and nervous system have …

Magic happens when you combine soy sauce and butter

<i>Umami Issues</i> <i>is The Takeout’s exploration of cooking food with the rich, savory, mysterious taste sensation known as umami.</i><p>These last few weeks I’ve …

The CrossFit-bodybuilding hybrid training program to build a better body

Shutterstock<p>Shutterstock<p><b>Duration</b> 45<p><b>Exercises</b> 5-7<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Bodybuilding makes you big and strong. CrossFit builds power, agility, and …

The Body-Fat Eliminator Workout #2: The 4-move circuit to lean out

Steer Media<p>Steer Media<p><b>Duration</b> 30-45<p><b>Exercises</b> 4<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>If you've been dragging around an extra few pounds for the past few months—and dragging …

Workouts

4 strategies for writing story endings

A writer can face many problems in ending a story. Time may run out, or space on the page, so that the ending really says: “I stopped writing here.” …

Writing

5 Tips on How to Make Your Writing Process Feel Like a Game

<i>By Joan Selby</i>Exhausted. Sleepless. Stressed… Oh, you must be a writer! It’s a tough job, but you do it because it’s the only thing that makes you …

Today's Workout 14: The 3-move routine to grow your glutes

<b>Duration</b> 30-45<p><b>Exercises</b> 3<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>The verdict is in: Women love a man with a nice butt. So beefing up your backside isn't just great for your …

Muscle

Today's Workout 13: The 4-move circuit for massive shoulders

<b>Duration</b> 30-45<p><b>Exercises</b> 4<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>When the weather (finally) warms up and tank-top season arrives, you don't want to be the only guy at the beach …

Where Do You Start Your Short Story?

This is month three of the Short Story Challenge. You should all be busy with your third story now. I am loving the stories that have been posted for …

The Novel That Isn’t a Novel—Do You Really Have a Story?

We have been doing a lot of talking about structure lately because if we as writers don’t grasp structure? We can never deliver story. Sometimes to …

​The Diabolic 7-7-7 Dumbbell Workout

​Do these 7 moves for 7 reps each for 7 rounds and you'll be a different person when you're done<p>A complex is where you flow between a series of movements using a single training tool. There is little to no transition time between moves and you can only rest after all of the moves have been …

An Animated Introduction to Noam Chomsky’s Manufacturing Consent and How the Media Creates the Illusion of Democracy

For nearly as many years as he’s occupied the public eye, famed linguist and anarchist philosopher Noam Chomsky has made claims that might have …

Noam Chomsky

Full Body Training For Advanced Lifters

Where Performance Meets Pump<p>Full Body Routines vs. Bro Splits<p>Full body training has been around since the invention of the barbell, and for good …

Workouts

Humans can try to upgrade themselves to gods in these three ways

<i>This is an excerpt from</i> <i>Yuval Noah Harari’s latest book,</i> Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow<i>, which is out now.</i><p>In seeking bliss and immortality humans are in fact trying to upgrade themselves into gods. Not just because these are divine qualities, but because in order to overcome old age and …

Singularity

5 Exercises Every Fit Guy Must Do

These are the key exercises that you have to be doing, regardless of your specialty.<p>What does it mean to be a “fit guy?” Do you have to bench 300 lbs? Do you have to run a five-minute mile? Do you have to have a six-pack while standing?<p>If it did, I wouldn’t make the cut. Fitness, to me, is being …

​This Deadly 40-Minute Workout Will Shrink Your Belly

Can you handle it?​<p>This routine features a protocol known as AMRAP, or as many rounds as possible. It’s a form of density training where you seek to perform more rounds in the same amount of time from session to session. It’s a race against the clock that is ideal for rapid fat loss and metabolic …

10 Free Writing Apps and Tools

Writing isn’t always the easiest thing. Thankfully, there are all types of apps out there to help you stay organized and focused. Whether you are …