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12 Powerful Mini Habits To Practice Daily – Be Yourself

1. Before you go to bed at night, tell your brain, “wake me up at __ a.m.”<p>Unless you got drunk the night before, you’ll likely start waking up right …

Happiness

15 Great Movies They Won’t Show You in Film School (But Should)

8. Sherman’s March<p>Sherman’s March shows the journey of filmmaking. Originally intended as a Civil War documentary, Sherman’s March was derailed after …

French Government

15 Motivational Posters to Kick Start Your Creativity

If you feel like you're stuck in a rut, check out these motivational posters by Be Happy. The company believes that “Words are Powerful” and they've put inspirational sentences on everything from posters and t-shirts to cards and mugs. Like Ira Glass's great advice for creatives, these powerful …

Posters

10 Gorgeous Love Words That Have No English Equivalent

Kilig! Firgun! Mo chuisle mo chroí!<p>Inspired by love~* and all the beautiful feelings that come with it, U.K. illustrator Emma Block created drawings of untranslatable lovey words from a bunch of different languages for Vashi. The words are beautiful mouthfuls, the illustrations are pretty stories, …

#TheList: Gothic Chic

Take a walk on the dark side.<p>With Halloween just around the corner, now is the time to embrace the return of gothic chic. From vampy beauty looks to seductive lace, take a look at the most spookishly stylish moments on our radar.

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The future of cards in Web design

According to The Complete Guide to an Effective Card-Style Interface Design: “The best card design is simple. It also features a rich content experience. For a successful card-style project, both of these elements must be present. But there are plenty of other design techniques that can add to …

The future of flat design

Flat will also continue to evolve to incorporate more images.<p>Many of the flat or almost flat sites hitting the web today include photos, something very few early flat sites had. Flat-style colors and typography paired with great images reflect hints of a flat aesthetic that is comfortable with …

How to say hello in 12 countries around the world

Knowing how to greet someone when visiting another country can help you avoid an awkward encounter.<p>From bowing in Japan to kissing on the cheek three times in the Ukraine, here is how you say hello in 12 countries around the world.<p>France: Kiss on each cheek<p>Japan: A bow<p>Argentina: Kiss on the right …

Wikimedia

The 10 Apps You Need to Win Fashion Week

From managing our finances to tracking our fitness, is there anything that apps can’t do? Seemingly not: During Fashion Week, apps have come to serve an increasingly essential purpose, from connecting users with the latest runway images (more on that in a moment) and helping attendees work their …

12 Money Hacks You Must Learn Now Or Regret It In 20 Years

If you’re a young professional, the lifestyle of your 40s will be dictated by your choices in the coming years, and even in the coming months. They …

Personal Finance

Sizing Your Dog for Clothes - PetSmart

I write stories as a way of asking questions

<b>by Felicia Low-Jimenez, Interviews Editor, Kitaab</b><p>The first time I read a story written by Zen Cho was in <i>LONTAR #1: The Journal of Southeast Asian</i> …

Books

A platform game that's invisible until you paint it

The world of <i>Ink</i> begins in darkness. You're a little white square surrounded by what appears to be nothing—until you start painting.<p>As you move, …

Indie Gaming

Beautiful Illustrations of Words with No English Equivalent

Artist Marija Tiurina has illustrated a beautiful series of posters that visually describe words from other languages that do not have an English …

Language

When To Use ‘That’ And When To Use ‘Which’

Knowing when to use ‘that’ and when to use ‘which’ is a tricky business. Use this helpful rule to find your way. <b><br>Rule of thumb</b> <br>If the part of the …

Cape Town

10 Ways to Tighten Your Writing

I’ve talked about the importance of writing tight before, but here are a few tricks that will help you tighten your manuscript without having to …

8 Fun Facts About the Valyrian Language of Game of Thrones

In the first two seasons of <i>Game of Thrones</i>, we heard the language of the horse-riding warrior Dothraki people (and here are seven fun facts about …

Alice In Wonderland

9 Simple Ways to Write Stronger Introductions

Learn how to write powerful introductions that will help you retain readers' attention -- and ultimately get you more promoters, subscribers, leads, …

50 Things You Might Not Know About Star Wars

The best way to celebrate Star Wars Day is to learn something new about a galaxy far, far away. So here are 50 fascinating facts about Hollywood's …

Create Ridiculously Good Content with "Everybody Writes"

Here’s why the book “Everybody Writes” matters:<p>“Actually, writing matters more now, not less. In an online world, our online words are our …

Writing

25 Kahlil Gibran Quotes to Leave you Speechless.

Some words pass through us quickly and vanish into the air; others burrow into our very flesh and change the way we think, speak and feel.<p>For me, the …

Spirituality

77 Books That Changed My Life and 3 Recommendations to Read More Books

The books you read, the friends you have, and, how you choose focus your time and attention each day - these things change your life. This is my …

So You Want to Be A Writer? Cool. Here's How to Write

aNewDomain — Writers gotta write.<p>In fact, when you embark upon a career as a writer, federal law requires you write a blog post about writing. It’s …

10 Writing Tips to Help You “Sound Smart”

“How can I write better?” I’ve heard this question from workmates many times. People in the business world are often plenty smart but, when it comes …

Ten words to cut from your writing

As Mark Twain famously wrote, "I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead." His point? Strong writing is lean writing.<p>When you want to make your writing more powerful, cut out words you don't need – such as the 10 included in this post:<p><b>1. Just:</b> The word "just" is a …

How to write | Books | The Guardian

You've collected all your information, all you need to do now is follow a plan and adhere to the style guidelines, says <b>Peter Cole</b><p>Published: 7:01 PM<p>Are journalists born or made? According to <b>Simon Jenkins</b>, while the basics can be taught, first there has to be an intense curiosity about the world and …

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