Jen Faichney

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David Bowie’s 100 favorite books

“David Bowie Is” is a traveling art exhibition featuring over 300 pieces from David Bowie’s personal archives of instruments, sketches, stage …

Letters to a Young Writer review – sound advice for novelists

Despite the occasional misstep, Colum McCann’s book of guidance for writers is full of clarity, wit and forceful instruction<p>Oscar Wilde once said with characteristic breeziness: “The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.” Rilke, quoted at the start …

11 Struggles Only Book Lovers Will Understand

The life of a book lover isn’t always as simple as falling in love with your best friend, taking down the evil government, and they all live happily …

101 Places to Find Freelance Writing Jobs

Freelance writing is no more lucrative than ever but at least it's getting easier to find work.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re an expert looking to make some extra cash or are a full-time journalist or blogger, there’s never been a better time to find …

Employment

9 Things Successful People Won't Do

My last post, How Successful People Stay Calm, really struck a nerve. The trick is that managing your emotions is as much about what you <b>won’t do</b> as it is about what you <b>will do</b>.<p>TalentSmart has tested more than a million people and found that the upper echelons of top performance are filled with …

Emotional Intelligence

The Secret to Finding Your Passion Is the Opposite of What You've Been Told

To discover your future, look to the past.<p>Like many Millennials, I was told I could become whatever I wanted to be when I grew up. Before the age of ten I cycled through dreams of acting, singing, and becoming a veterinary pharmacist (true story).<p>Trying to find my passion was a near-obsession that …

Europe Travel: 10 Charming Villages for a Romantic Getaway

Europe’s most charming villages are at the heart of a fairytale story—gorgeous views, colorful scenery, and port-side, romantic stays against a …

Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Barack Obama all recommend this book — here's what it's about

<i>_ This post is part of Blinkist's books-in-blinks series.</i><i>The series provides key messages from books that you might not have time to read in their entirety.</i><p><i>Here are the key messages from Sapiens</i> <i>by Yuval Noah Harari.</i><i>Last year, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Barack Obama all recommended the</b> …

Bill Gates

Could Our Pursuit of Happiness Really Be the Reason We're Not Happy?

As a society, we devote a lot of time and attention to pursuing happiness. It makes sense—at the end of the day, if we aren’t happy, what’s the …

8 Habits of Incredibly Interesting People

Interesting people have a profound impact upon everyone they encounter. Here are the unique habits that draw people to them like ants to a picnic.<p>Interesting people have a special magnetism. They tell incredible stories and lead unusual lives. But what exactly makes them so captivating?<p>They're …

11 Skills That Will Make You Super Successful

Once you have defined success for yourself your path there will become apparent.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How does someone become off-the-charts successful? Some say it’s luck. Others say it’s hustle. The truth is, success only comes with a combination of both-, …

Self-improvement

The Founder of Bumble Reveals How the 'Question of Nine' Can Help You Stay Focused

Only pay attention to things that will matter in the long term.<p><i>Editor's Note: Entrepreneur's</i> <i>"20 Questions"</i> <i>series features both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a number of questions about what makes them tick, their everyday success strategies and advice for aspiring</i> …

Work-life Balance

3 Contrarian Hacks for Achieving Work-Life Balance

How to bend the rules of productivity to create work-life harmony<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is a rule I follow that serves me well: <i>To be successful, look at what everyone else is doing and do the exact opposite.</i> I call this the “Contrarian’s Guide to …

Work-life Balance

How to Buckle Down and Write Your Book

Every solid business has a mission statement and a vision, and a book is no different.<p>The idea of writing a book is a daunting one. We hear from would-be authors every day who tell us that they've been thinking about it for years, but just can't get started. There are many things that can get in …

9 Effective writing habits to help you succeed as a blogger

Effective writing is something I always used to long for as a blogger. When I started out, I used to admire those big blogs and the content they have.<p>…

Old-School and New-School Boston in One Long Weekend

Yes, it's Home to the Red Sox, Cheers, Hah-vard Yahd, and a hell of lot of college students who aced their SATs. But this historically rich city is also evolving: ushering in hip restaurants, new cultural institutions, and a few more bars you can order a perfect Manhattan at when you’re tired of …

Why you haven't seen London until you've done this pub crawl

Rich in tall tales and superlative ales, these pubs deliver some of London’s most fascinating historical nuggets. Take an afternoon to wend your way around them, soaking up the atmosphere while you partake of a pint or two.<p><i>This walk features in Camra’s excellent new London Pub Walks guide – out</i> …

Europe’s hidden coasts: Costa de Prata, Portugal

Central Portugal’s pristine beaches are pounded by the Atlantic and dotted with simple restaurants, but barely touched by tourists, making them havens for those who crave space – and great seafood<p>Theo and I saunter along the road from Aveiro that crosses its wide, shiny, tame lagoon, and arrive in …

4 Lessons on Achieving Your Goals

The bigger the goal, the more small steps are required to reach it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all have goals. How to achieve those goals is the number one question I receive about becoming a millionaire and succeeding in life. It’s not as complex as you might …

Motivation

Want to Be Fearless? Use These Proven Steps to Turn Self-Doubt Into Unshakable Confidence

You've got the guts to go for it; now it's time to get out of your own way<p>Fear compromises progress. Whether we want to admit it or not, it is lurking around every big decision, life changing circumstance and new opportunity. It can keep you stuck in a bad relationship, tied to a job you hate and …

4 Epic Fantasy Novels Written Before The Lord of the Rings

Artist, social reformer, and author William Morris wrote this epic inspired by the medieval romances of Thomas Malory. Four sons of a medieval king …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

What the World Got Wrong About the Russian Revolution

Like 1789, when the French Revolution erupted, 1917 has entered the lexicon of world-historical dates all educated citizens are expected to know and …

The 6 Habits of the World's Most Creative People

Looking for tricks to expand your creative productivity? Here are 6 strategies by history’s most creative minds.<p>I expend a huge amount of my time and …

John Grisham’s Do’s and Don’ts for Writing Popular Fiction

<i>Since advice is usually ignored and rules are routinely broken, I refer to these little pearls as merely “suggestions.”</i><p><i>There is nothing original about this list. It has all been said before by writers much smarter than me. I’ve just arranged things differently, and I keep changing them as the years</i> …

Creative Writing

8 Things Successful People Do Every Day That Most People Ignore

Success is powered by the habits that most people don't even notice.<p>During the four-year process of starting and scaling SkyBell, I have had the pleasure of meeting some remarkably successful people. Whether it's a potential investor or the CEO of a company with which we could become partners, I'm …

5 Summer Safety Tips Every Dog Owner Should Know

Warmer months don’t just bring sunshine—they can also present serious health hazards for our favorite furry friends. “Summer is the busiest time of …

Rich people don’t make these 5 money mistakes

Ever wondered how the uber-rich—the Warren Buffetts and Mark Cubans of the world—live day to day? Sure, they may have some extravagant habits, but …

9 things smart people do after they screw up at work

It happens to the best of us: No matter how much you plan or prepare, there are times when you just spectacularly mess up a pitch, proposal or gasp, …

24 Tumblr Posts Every Cat Owner Will Immediately Recognize

cat: *touches me with its small hand* me: *eyes tearing up* thank you