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You Really Can Make a Living as a Writer. Here's What You Need to Know.

Would you like to make a real living without leaving home? Writers can work full or part time, and earn a supplemental income to help cover the bills or generate a lucrative primary income. If you have the skills and the motivation, you get to define your own career.<p><i>Photo source: studiostoks</i><p>My …

8 critical things successful people do before 8 a.m.

Starbucks continues to grow relentlessly, with CEO Howard Schultz just announcing plans to open 500 new stores a year over the next five years.<p>Much of this growth will happen in China, where Schulz is undeterred by the recent economic slowdown.<p>While many factors contribute to Starbucks' immunity to …

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

9 science-backed ways to immediately boost your mood

And as it turns out, there are a bunch of healthy things you can do to lift your spirits.<p>We've scoured the research to find some of the best ways to improve your mood — no pill or special elixir required.<p>Here are a few:

It’s official: Japan’s population is dramatically shrinking

It's finally happened. After years, if not decades, of warnings about Japan's aging population and its low birth rate, the day is here. Japan's official census shows that the country's population has shrunk.<p>And not by an inconsiderable amount either: The 2010 census showed a population of …

The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do To Make Your Writing More Awesome

There’s no magic bullet for being a decent writer, or making people bond with your characters or fall in love with your story. Writing is a million …

10 things you can learn in 10 minutes that will change your life

In fact, more than two-thirds of employees reported being overloaded at work, according to Cornerstone's 2014 State Of Workplace Productivity Report. And 84% think the overload won't be letting up anytime soon — it's increasing.<p>In light of this reality, you're probably searching for the best …

Stop Tossing Your Pineapple Peels: Turn Them Into Tea, Instead

Prepping a pineapple produces <i>a lot</i> of waste, from its tough skin to its spiky crown to its fibrous core.<p>On a large scale, the waste from pineapple production has exciting potential: It can be used to produce energy; the enzyme bromelain can be extracted from pineapple plant stems as well as these …

Don't Worry, Be Grumpy

• <b>Auteur:</b> Ajahn Brahm<p>Laugh aloud even as you look at life anew with these stories from the bestselling author of <i>Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung?</i><p>In 108 brief stories with titles like "The Bad Elephant," "Girlfriend Power," and "The Happiness License," Ajahn Brahm offers up more timeless wisdom that …

How Much is Enough?

• <b>Auteur:</b> Edward Skidelsky en Robert Skidelsky<p>In 1930 the great economist Keynes predicted that, over the next century, income would rise steadily, people's basic needs would be met and no one would have to work more than fifteen hours a week. Why was he wrong?<p>Robert and Edward Skidelsky argue that …

Religion for Atheists

• <b>Auteur:</b> Alain de Botton<p><b>Alain de Botton's Religion for Atheists looks at the God debate with fresh eyes</b><p>All of us, whether religious, agnostic or atheist, are searching for meaning. And in this wise and life-affirming book, non-believer Alain de Botton both rejects the supernatural claims of the …

The Reason I Jump

• <b>Auteur:</b> Naoki Higashida en anderen<p><b>The No. 1 Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller.</b><p>Written by Naoki Higashida when he was only thirteen, this remarkable book provides a rare insight into the often baffling behaviour of autistic children. Using a question and answer format, Naoki explains things …

What Money Can't Buy

• <b>Auteur:</b> Michael Sandel<p>Should we pay children to read books or to get good grades? Is it ethical to pay people to test risky new drugs or to donate their organs? What about hiring mercenaries to fight our wars, outsourcing inmates to for-profit prisons, auctioning admission to elite universities, or …

An Anthropologist on Mars

• <b>Auteur:</b> Oliver Sacks<p>'An inexhaustible tourist at the farther reaches of the mind, Sacks presents, in sparse, unsentimental prose, the stories of seven of his patients. The result is as rich, vivid and compelling as any collection of short fictional stories' <i>Independent on Sunday</i><p>As with his previous …