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How to cultivate winning writing habits

As many professional writers will tell you, good habits are everything.<p>If procrastination or writer’s block sets in, the writer’s bank account might …

What’s Inside An Introvert’s Head (6 Pics)

Some of you may have seen a post we did recently about the various differences between introverts and extroverts. Well now we’re back to show you …

INFOGRAPHIC: How To Write Screenplay Outlines, Beat Sheets And Treatments

As any long term Bang2writer knows, I’m a big fan of planning. But yeah, I get why *you* might not be. Planning can be boring. You don’t want to do …

Writing

5 exercises to improve your storytelling skills

<i>This article was previously published on PR Daily in April 2016.</i> <br>Football players practice ballet. Pianists repeat small sections of music until it's …

Inspirational writing advice from Louisa May Alcott and 26 other great women authors

School Calls This Prom Dress "Too Revealing" — We Call It Body-Shaming

This is seriously messed up: A teen faced suspension for what administrators claim was a dress-code violation.<p>Alexus Miller-Wigfall and her mother Alisha Sneed designed her dream prom dress: a stunning red lace gown to wear to Sci Tech Harrisburg High School's prom in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, this …

Why A Lot More People Are Introverts Than We Think

New research suggests that most people often aren’t as social as we think and introverts can be more inclusive and tolerant.<p>We are all guilty of holding some kind of biases, and most of the time we aren’t even aware of their effect on our decisions.<p>But some situations stimulate the unconscious …

Psychology

Self-Portrait Of The Artist As Ungrateful Black Writer

No, I'm not happy to "just be here." Racism doesn't vanish the moment we set foot into the ivory towers and glittering soirees of the literati.<p>The November weekend after author Daniel Handler made a watermelon joke onstage at the National Book Awards, I got lost in the literal dark in Miami. "The …

For Americans, European Travel is Getting a Whole Lot Cheaper

There’s a battle afoot between low-cost and legacy carriers, and travelers are the winners.<p>After years of putting up with fares to Europe upwards of …

To Predict Future Diseases, Doctors Will Map Newborns' Genes

The crystal ball of science<p>If you could find out your baby’s future health problems right after he or she was born, would you want to know? Some new parents will get to make that decision soon. This month, doctors in Boston will begin the BabySeq project, in which they will sequence the genomes of …

Genetics

Food Poisoning: An Untrackable Illness In A Globalized World

About this time of year, 4 years ago, people in Germany began falling ill with diarrhea, nausea and fever. At first it looked like a small outbreak, though a troubling one: One out of every three victims needed to be admitted to the hospital. Then the outbreak expanded, and expanded again. By June, …

10 Simple Qualities That Can Help You Achieve Professional Success and Satisfaction in Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The two biggest things people search for are simple: the desire to be happy and the desire to feel satisfied with life. To attain these goals and to achieve great satisfaction and personal satisfaction in your life and career, consider …

Motivation

Gene therapy breakthrough: 'Editing' human DNA key to cure diabetes and Alzheimer's

Gene-therapy researchers use a virus called AAV to "shuttle" foreign genes into human cells where they target the DNA.<p>Until now CRISPR has been …

Gather all ye tweets: Poetweet turns them into instant verse

You may be a poet without even realising it. There's one easy way to find out: Poetweet, a website that turns your everyday proclamations into meditations on the nature of breakfast, rain, public transport and the myriad other ordinary observations you make about ordinary occurrences.<p>It's real easy …

How Steve Blank Weaves Entrepreneurship Into Journalism with ‘Lean LaunchPad’

With rapid changes in technology, journalists are working harder than ever to keep up with cutting-edge developments. It can feel like a scary and …

Entrepreneurship