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Robin Hobb: ‘Fantasy has become something you don’t have to be embarrassed about’

The US author on the art of choosing a pseudonym, the success of Game of Thrones and finishing Assassin’s Fate, the finale of her 16-book epic<p>As George RR Martin takes his time over a new instalment from the <i>Game of Thrones</i> world, much to the frustration of his legions of fans, fellow fantasy writer …

Game of Thrones

100 Must-Read, Best Books On Writing And The Writer's Life

If you’re a working or aspiring writer, you already likely know about the classic best books on writing–King’s <i>On Writing,</i> Strunk and White’s <i>Elements</i> …

Why Michael Connelly Says It Took Him 30 Books to Finally Write a Female Heroine

Best-selling author Michael Connelly has sold over 60 million books worldwide, featuring his famed characters, LAPD homicide detective Hieronymus …

Tip: The Healthiest Coffee to Drink

We know now that coffee can be a health food. But what kind of coffee? Here's the science.<p>Live Longer, Drink Coffee<p>The positive studies on coffee are …

Suspended – Medium

The Specifics: 5 Unconventional Exercises for Massive Arms

You’re absolutely going to want to rock your sleeveless T-shirt to the gym for this one.<p>Don’t own a sleeveless? Well, after a weeks of incorporating …

If Running Isn't Helping You Lose Weight, Do This 30-Minute Workout Instead

I know what it's like to exercise like crazy and not get the results you're after. I ran for years and years, and it wasn't until I started CrossFit …

5 Best Squat Variations for Building Leg Muscle

No one wants to be that guy.<p>The dude wearing the stringer tank to show off his huge upper body, but sweat pants to hide the pair of toothpicks he …

20 Things the Most Valued Employees Do Every Day

From buying into the leader's vision to sharing good information, here are the essential traits of the best employees.<p>Think about the best boss you've ever had. Now, think about the kind of employee that boss valued most.<p>Regardless of who that employee was, I think I can probably describe him or …

7 reasons why HIIT is still worth the sweat

While people are rediscovering the joy of slow exercise this year and trading a run for a walk, there's still no doubt that HIIT (high intensity …

11 Yoga Moves You Can Do at Your Desk

We've heard it time and again: "sitting is the new smoking," so if you find yourself spending the majority of your day (and especially your workday) sitting at a desk, it's time to make a change.<p><i>Looking to supplement your yoga with some core-building? Check out these moves:</i><p>Advertisement - Continue …

The role of nerves in building strength

Those trying to become stronger by putting in extra hours at the gym may be getting it all wrong, according to new research.<p>Researchers have found …

Muscle

Octavia Butler: Writing Herself Into The Story

Octavia Butler used to say she remembers exactly when she decided to become a science fiction writer. She was 9 years old and saw a 1954 B-movie called <i>Devil Girl from Mars,</i> and two things struck her. First: "Geez, I can write a better story than that!" And second: "Somebody got <i>paid</i> for writing that …

Bestselling books the week of 7/4/17, according to IndieBound

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.<p>1. Camino Island, by John Grisham, Doubleday<br>2. Into the Water, by Paula Hawkins, …

Best new science fiction for summer

By Everdeen Mason<p>, Editor<p>David Burr Gerrard’s new novel, <b>The Epiphany Machine</b> , is hilarious. It’s a razor-sharp alternate history that imagines the United States — mainly New York — shaped by a mysterious piece of technology. This odd sewing machine-like device tattoos a short, pithy truth on each …

Books

13 Of The Best Summer Reads Of All Time

Filled with road trips, beachy weekends, and backyard barbecues, summer has always been one of my favorite times of year, (second only to autumn, if …

10 Nonfiction Books That Take You To Faraway Lands

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p><b>My European Family: The First 54,000 Years</b> by Karin Bojs<p>“A book to consult before swabbing, full of insight into the uses and abuses of genetics.” A science journalist searches deep for roots and finds them in the deepest helixes of …

Books

5 Ways to Rewire Your Brain to Be Positive

How to train yourself to be happier.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you realize it or not, the negative experiences you have lived through often influence your decisions. Your brain learns from difficult situations and painful memories, and these experiences get …

Happiness

Apps for Writers, Summer Weekend Reads, and More

StaffDaily NewsThe history of a hoax poetry movement; the ethics of cultural appropriation in art; Paddington Bear as refugee; and other news.

Cultural Appropriation

Aiming for perfection in writing

and falling well short<p>I remember when I used to think, “man, I can’t share this article I just wrote to social media, people will criticize me, …

Today's Workout 86: The powerhouse dumbbell circuit for a total-body pump

<b>Duration</b> 30-45<p><b>Exercises</b> 4<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Every fit guy knows there's no better way to launch the day than with a sweat-drenching, muscle-pumping …

The Most Important Work Relationship To Work On

One of the main reasons I like Twitter is the opportunity it provides to gain insights into fields that interest me. Twitter is where I happened across Dr. John Ballard and his book, published by Praeger in 2015, <i>Decoding the Workplace: 50 Keys to Understanding People in Organizations</i>.<p>I took a …

Academic Research

60 Great Business and Leadership Books, All Written by Women

Looking for a great leadership or business book that will provide new perspectives? Look no further.<p>We're all looking for great books to read: Books on leadership, books on strategy, books on managing and inspiring and motivating people...<p>And while there are certainly classic books on those …

Leaders: Here's How You Can Make Your Workplace Joyful

Does your team feel pure joy when they come into work?<p>As a leader you not only need to maintain a vision of your goals, but you also set the tone for the workplace. Without clear expectations or proper feedback, your office can quickly devolve into a confused and toxic environment. So what steps do …

20 inspirational pieces of advice for writers on National Writing Day

June 21st is National Writing Day, a celebration of writing creatively that aims to encourage people of all ages to 'put pen to paper, unleash their imagination and make their voices heard'.<p>A number of events marking the occasion are being held across the UK, details of which can be found on the …

Creative Writing

Loving Leadership: Why It's Time To Start Genuinely Caring For Your Team

Have you ever felt like you were at war in your business? That shouldn’t come as a surprise, given that leadership models were originally based on military models. Military academies still focus on developing leaders.<p>You may have heard the idea that everything is based on either fear or love. In …

25 books that will blow your mind

We've put together a list of 25 such books — taking inspiration from Amazon's list of 100 books to read in your lifetime, recommendations from Goodreads users, as well as some of our own personal favorites.<p>These books' exploration of politics, history, and the human condition are so insightful, …

Literature

10 Signs of a Greatness, Listed in Order of Importance

Watch for the signs. Listen to the conversations. Pay attention to the indicators.<p>Greatness is hard to define and even harder to attain.<p>Still, we know greatness when we see it. Sometimes, it's a brilliant new gadget. Or maybe it's a book that rises above the rest. A football star like Tom Brady, …