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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Mies is a trademark. When Ludwig Mies van der Rohe came to the Bauhaus as its director, he was already the preeminent figure of German avant-garde …

Forget About Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.

We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives — getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, …

22 Websites That Will Pay You to Write for Them

You'd like to get paid to write online, but many websites are looking for contributors with experience. If you don't have significant experience, …

Writing a novel: 7 tips from bestselling authors

Writing a novel requires that you pay attention to the many elements of a book that factor into whether or not it is an excellent read. Great writing …

Research Supports Your Longing to Read Fiction

Whether they believe it or not, every work of fiction a dedicated reader picks up to read in their free time benefits them significantly, at least in …

10 Mistakes I Made as a Successful First Time Kindle Author (So You Don’t Have To)

<i>Over the last two years one of the biggest trends I’ve seen, is people having success self-publishing books on Kindle. I have friends that are making</i> …

How to Grow 100 Pounds Of Potatoes In A Barrel

Advertisement:<p>Container gardening opens up a variety of options as something that both apartment dwellers and homeowners can do. When one thinks of …

Gardening

The Essential Guide To Growing Veggies Indoors. No Garden Needed.

Potatoes, carrots, and more. Oh my!<p>Apartment dwellers know the challenges of growing a garden. Without a yard, it's hard to play in the dirt. But that doesn't mean that it's not possible. It just requires a little bit of determination and research -- lots of research. With those two things in hand, …

Gardening

5 Ways I Read More Than 50 Books Last Year

Everyone wants to read more books, but we don’t spend the time required to do so. Reading is difficult in an environment based on feed refreshes and …

Books

The surprising benefits of reading before bed

Our eyes pingpong back and forth from Facebook posts to open chat boxes, unclicked emails to GIFs of dancing cats, scanning for keywords but barely digesting what we see. Average time spent on an online article is 15 seconds.<p>In 2014, the Pew Research Center revealed that one-quarter of American …

Pew Research Center

First wild grey wolf pack in nearly a century sighted in California

California’s first grey wolf pack since wild wolves disappeared from the state nearly a century ago has been spotted in the woods in the northern part of the state, wildlife officials said on Thursday.<p>Wolves in eastern Oregon are returning home – and it's started a culture war<p>Read more<p>The pack …

6 Reasons Your Vagina Hurts

Your lady parts will thank you for reading this.<p>There’s the kind of down-there pain that follows over-zealous sex—but then there are other types that are a bit more serious. And unlike diagnosing, say, high cholesterol, identifying what's causing your hoo-ha to hurt isn't always easy. Mary Jane …

5 Things All Authors Must Know About Book Publishing in the Digital Age

I always knew that the book world was a tough one, but it is one that I've immersed myself in since I was a girl. I loved escaping into a good book. I always knew that I was going to be a writer. I didn't know what kind of writer, but I knew that this was the industry I belonged in. I couldn't even …

Nutrients and health benefits

Why is it important to eat vegetables?<p>Eating vegetables provides health benefits – people who eat more vegetables and fruits as part of an overall …

Reader Question: “What about screenplay page count?”

A reader question from jmay:<p>We’ve all heard a page a minute as long as we’ve been writing. We’ve also heard Courier New is the correct font, but …

My 90 Day Strategy To Building A Profitable Blog

I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say this:<i>Starting a blog is confusing.</i>There are so many sites telling you what you should and shouldn’t be doing …

Marketing

Why some novels are better than journalism: Mallick | The Star

If columns had names, I’d want mine to be called <i>The Way We Live Now</i>, after the Trollope novel of that title. He was writing an “issue” novel about …

One Secret to Write a Classic Children’s Book—Or Any Book

by Pamela HodgesWould you like to write a classic children’s book? One that will be read my millions of children? I think you would like to. However, …

From Blog to Book: The Complete Guide to Writing, Editing and Publishing Your First eBook

It's not enough to write compelling content. Author the shortest and sweetest post—or the longest longform—and it's still only <i>one post</i>. A one-time …

Writing

Ask A Blogger: Exactly How Do Fashion Bloggers Make Money?

The 6 most common ways that bloggers earn their paycheck.<p><i>Our new column, Ask A Blogger, with Marianna Hewitt of LifeWithMe.com, will explore the fascinating world of fashion bloggers—from behind-the-scenes of picture-perfect Instagrams to how to successfully grow your social media following. This</i> …

Public Relations

How To Be More Productive With Your Spare Time

If there’s one thing most bloggers know about writing it’s that it’s very time consuming.<p>And when time is money, you certainly can’t afford to waste …

5 steps for making blogging as full time career

If you want to become an entrepreneur but do not have enough resources for starting your company, you could start with blogging. Blogging is not just …

9 Habits of Bloggers Who Have Huge Audiences

<i>This is a guest contribution from Jeff Foster.</i>If you’re just starting out as a blogger, you’re probably wondering how to grow your audience.The good …

Marketing

Meet the Kindlepreneurs

The bestselling authors you've never heard of<p>Swapping a high-flying career in law to become the author of romantic thrillers was a change of gear that surprised even Louise Ross. Nevertheless, while on maternity leave with her son Ethan, now two, the 30-year-old from Hertfordshire decided to give …