Katrina Colvin

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How to Start Yoga When You're Bigger Bodied

Starting a yoga practice can be intimidating for anyone: you’re ready to enjoy the benefits of yoga, but how do you make the leap to actually doing …

Yoga

A Bodyweight Ab Workout From Simone De La Rue You Can Do Anywhere

If you're looking to shape up your core and tone your abs, we've got just the workout for you. Simone De La Rue, celebrity trainer who's known for her chiseled abs, recently posted a bodyweight ab workout that you can do anywhere — gym, living room, even on the sidewalk. And, lucky for all of us, …

Workouts

The Flourless Chocolate Torte Recipe You'll Make Again and Again

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)<p>Calories 419<p>Fat 32g<p>Carbs 32g<p>Protein 7g<p>Nutrition Facts<p>Servings: 8<p>Amount per serving<p>Calories<p>419<p>% Daily Value*<p><b>Total …

This map shows what your neighborhood would look like if a nuclear bomb hit it

It's 2018, and there's one thing on the back of everyone's minds — nuclear warfare.<p>If it isn't, it should be. In January of this year, the doomsday …

Quick Vegan Enchiladas with Sweet Potato Sauce Recipe - 101 Cookbooks

A weeknight-friendly enchilada has to check a lot of boxes for me. You ready for the short list? Here we go. These enchiladas need to be knock-out …

Cooking

Hearts of Palm Fill in for Shellfish in These Delish Vegan Crab Cakes

<i>iStock/LauriPatterson</i><i>Vegan crab cakes sound like an impossible feat, but alas, this recipe manages to capture the flavors of the traditional Maryland</i> …

Food

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

An Introduction to Literary Nonfiction

<i>Literary nonfiction</i> is a type of prose that employs the literary techniques usually associated with fiction or poetry to report on persons, places, …

First time in 99 years: US total solar eclipse on 21 August excites scientists

The sun, moon and Earth will line up perfectly in the cosmos on 21 August, turning day into night for a few wondrous minutes, its path crossing the US from sea to shining sea for the first time in nearly a century.<p>Never will a total solar eclipse be so heavily viewed and studied or …

Astronomy

Professional romance novelists can write 3,000 words a day. Here’s how they do it

Writing is not a sexy business. It’s not a rare butterfly that floats down and gently kisses you on the nose with a brilliant idea that conjures a hurricane of cash. It’s frustrating, and it’s lonely, and for most people, it doesn’t pay.<p>But one genre consistently makes it work. Romance writers who …

Creative Writing

What to read from the Man Booker shortlist?

We answer the impossible question: who to read from the Man Booker Prize 2016?<p>This year the Man Booker Prize went to Paul Beatty – the first US …

A 15-Minute Workout That’ll Help You Crush Your Next Cardio Session

If you want to get better at cardio workouts spend some time doing plyometric exercises, explains Sara Lewis, trainer and owner of XO Fitness in …

How to Write a Screenplay: The Basics

<i>The information below is meant to be a general guideline on how to properly format a screenplay. Industry standards may vary slightly and many</i> …

Filmmaking

Pros and cons of the gig economy

When Sam Burke, 32, decided to quit her job last January and launch her dog-care business Pugs of Anarchy, from her Toronto home, she went through the same process many budding entrepreneurs do.<p>"I made my website," she said, "and publicized my business with flyers, on Craigslist, Kijiji, a Facebook …

The 8 Best YA Novels For People Who Don't Like YA Novels

Think YA novels aren't for you? Meet Maggie Stiefvater, Rainbowl Rowell, or Neal Shusterman<p>Although the market for Young Adult novels has never been …

9 books all introverts need to read immediately

Autumn is the best time to curl up with a good book. The chilly weather has us busting out the hot lattes, warm sweaters, and cozy blankets — all …

10 terrifying books to read when you’re feeling spooky

Horror movies are on every Halloween fan’s to-do list during the month of October. It’s fun to have a reason for a re-watch.<p>But it’s also an …

How to Outline a Novel Chapter by Chapter

Writing a novel is a massive undertaking that often requires planning before you start putting words on paper. In particular, a chapter-by-chapter …

Creative Writing

Writers - 5 Reasons You Should Write for an Audience of One

<b>"Don't try to visualize the great mass audience. There is no such audience, every reader is a different person." ― William Zinsser (from On Writing Well)</b><p>One of the things we often forget as writers, is that essentially we are writing for an audience of one.<p>However many people end up reading our …

Let It Flow: 10 of the Best Books on Creativity

The best books about creativity can simultaneously spark new ideas in the reader while also giving them a compelling narrative to follow. Sometimes this can come from writers or artists taking a step back and recounting the ways in which their craft comes together; in other cases, it might involve …

Creativity

MashReads Podcast: 'Underground Airlines' tackles racism by imaging America where slavery still exists

The Civil War indelibly shaped the course of American history. But what would the United States look like if the war never happened?<p>This week on the</i> …

12 actions you need to do right now to be a better writer

You <b>can</b> be a better writer. So many posts offer you advice. Most of it you just look it, kind of file it away, and never return to it. That’s why I’m …

21 Amazing Science Fiction and Fantasy Books to Add to Your October Reading List

October is nearly here, which means it’s time to re-up your pile of reading material for a new month. And there is some excellent subject matter …

8 Surprising Things At The Gym That Burn An Insane Amount Of Calories

Looking for better cardio workouts at the gym? We've got your back. When it's time to hit the gym, most of us have two rules: Get in and out as fast …

This 5-Minute Workout Will Leave You Breathless

This workout is a quickie, but there's something about short workouts that make them that much more intense. It's only two moves, but because you're jumping the entire five minutes, you'll feel your heart thumping and your muscles burning.<p><b>Directions:</b> Set a timer for five minutes and do as many sets …

Workouts

Marisa Silver on 5 Unconventional Works that Inspire Her

<i>Little Nothing</i> tells the story of Pavla, a dwarf girl born to peasants in an unnamed country in Eastern Europe in the early part of the 20th Century. As Pavla grows, she undergoes a series of uncanny transformations in and out of human form. Despite the strange and mystifying events that drive the …

The Long and Winding Road to Finding a Literary Agent

This summer, one of my writing dreams came true -- I signed with a literary agent!<p>I've been writing my entire adult life, so this wasn't my first attempt at attracting representation, but this time, I succeeded. I thought I'd share some reflections on the process that might help other aspiring …