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10 Ways to Be Happier

A few years ago, on a morning like any other, I had a sudden realization: I was in danger of wasting my life. As I stared out the rain-spattered …

Happiness

Find your perfect player two: These are the best dating sites for gamers

You know what they say: Don't hate the player, hate the game.<p>Let's be honest, dating can be difficult — even at the best of times. Whether its …

Relationships

20 Happiness Tips Therapists Want You to Know

We take self-care pretty seriously around here, researching what that word means around the world, how celebs create realistic wellness routines, and …

Wellness

How to Keep Writing When You Feel Inadequate

Do feelings of inadequacy keep you from writing more often and publishing your work?Do you suspect your friends pity you and only praise your work …

Self-improvement

How to Write a Novel Using The Three

How to Write a Novel Using The Three Act Structure<p>The three act structure is perhaps the most common technique in the English-speaking world for …

Writing

Build Your Confidence In Three Months By Doing These 3 Things Now

Confidence is like a muscle, the more you build it the stronger it will be<p>Confidence, it's something we all want and yet struggle to have consistently. Why? Because building confidence is like learning a new sport, you have to work at it every day. Just like learning tennis, it requires discipline. …

Self-improvement

Feeling stuck in life? How to take your life from stuck to awesome

It sucks to feel stuck.<p>You’re in a rut, and you can’t get unstuck.<p>You’re convinced that something must change, whether in your work or personal life. …

How to Develop Characters Your Readers Won’t Forget • The Reedsy Blog

For any novel to truly connect with readers, the author needs to pay close attention to character development. Even if you’re writing the most …

Adopt These 3 Mindsets and You'll Become an Unstoppable Entrepreneur

The first and biggest step toward getting rich eventually is to give up on getting rich quick.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Despite the difficult circumstances that may happen in your life, there is always an opportunity to overcome them as you build your …

Entrepreneurship

5 Things You Have to Do Differently if You Want to Be a Happier Dude

Embed from Getty Images Recent studies show that happiness is a choice and that an optimistic attitude can be learned pretty fast. There isn’t a …

These 3 habits can completely transform your confidence

Most people misunderstand confidence …<p>They think that people are just naturally confident.<p>This is false.<p>People who have unearned levels of …

Writing a Mystery?

How to Get Readers to Love Your Sleuth<p>The Lure of Mystery Sleuths<p>From Maigret and Poirot to Kinsey Millhone and Bosch, mystery readers love to love …

These free apps will help you type faster

Type faster from home row all the way up that tricky "Q."<p>With so much of our time spent tapping away at a keyboard, a boost in typing speed can make you more productive in almost any line of work—whether it's powering through our inboxes, writing up reports, or staying in touch with team members on …

Bad habits you must immediately break to improve your life in the next 100 days

Habits define us. And nothing sabotages your creativity and productive life quite like bad habits. In the words of <b>Samuel Johnson</b> “The chains of habit …

Self-improvement

Want to improve your writing? Mind the Gap.

Everybody who wants to be a writer has a reason. For some, it’s the idea of “hitting it big” with a bestseller. For others, it’s a desire for …

Swiping sucks, so here are 6 dating sites for guys to find love

Online dating is hard. As a 2017 study points out, we used to end up with people who we were somehow connected to, whether friends of friends, …

How To Create An Audio/Video Recording App With React Native: An In-Depth Tutorial

How To Create An Audio/Video Recording App With React Native: An In-Depth TutorialHow To Create An Audio/Video Recording App With React Native: An …

Software Engineering

4 steps to getting anything you want in life

“Don’t wish it was easier wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge wish for more …

The Importance of Small Details in Fiction Writing

<b>This article is excerpted from the WDU online course: Read Like a Writer: Learn from the Masters with Mark Spencer. Learn more and register today.</b>A …

How to Become An Expert At Just About Anything In Just 45 Minutes A Day

“It takes 10,000 hours to become an “expert in an ultra-competitive field” but to go from “knowing nothing to being pretty good”, actually takes 20 …

How I Made $134,846.40 of Passive Income in One Month

It might be called passive income, but I didn't just make that money by sitting on the couch.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In a previous video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose broke down different ways you can open yourself up to passive income. Many viewers …

7 Useful Writing Lessons You Can Learn From Successful Writers

The Technique, Attitude and Best PracticeIf you want to go somewhere, it is best to find someone who has already been there — Robert KiyosakiYou know …

Two and a half books that changed my life

What did I learn from not writing a book? From preparing to write it? A lot. I knew it wouldn’t work for me to just jump in, I had tried it many …

How to Be a More Confident Person

When I was a kid, we had very little money. This didn't seem like a problem to me until I went to my friends' homes and saw that they had <i>actual …

9 tips for writing your own murder mystery, from a published author

Read, read, read<p>So, you’ve got a great idea for a murder mystery novel – what do you do next? Writing a book can feel daunting, but if you're dead set (wahey) on writing a thriller, AJ Waines, number one bestselling author on Amazon, shares the inside know-how on getting that brilliant story out of …

How This Writing Contest Will Transform Your Writing

If you want to become a better writer and eventually get published, you should join a writing contest. Here’s why: writing contests are one of the …

How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

The Beginner's Guide to Recognizing and Changing Negative Thoughts

This strategy will help you learn to recognize and replace the negative thoughts that can hold you back in life.<p>A pessimistic, dismal outlook can take a toll on your life in more ways than you might think. Research consistently links negative thinking to increased risk of mental health problems, …

This Podcast-Based Writing Course Will Get You Working On Your Dream Novel

Tim Clare's Couch to 80K writing podcast is a delightful, intense, encouraging eight-week journey towards writing a novel. For the best experience, …

Self Publishing 101 - 5 Steps to Building a Successful Author Career

<b>Self Publishing 101:</b> 5 Steps to Building a Successful Author Career<p><i>By Mark Dawson</i><p><b>Now is the Time…</b><p>I’ll probably say it again before I have finished, …