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How to write blogs humans want to read

Here are 10 steps to take before every blog post:<p><b>1.</b> <b>Just start writing (or recording).</b><p>The first thing you want to do is sit down and write.<p>If you have …

These 10 Breakfasts Are Faster than the Drive-Thru Window

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)<p>Mornings can feel like a constant rush to get out the door and get everyone to school or work, so it's no wonder it can …

23 Motivational Quotes to Help You Overcome Anxiety

A lack of emotional self-management has serious health ramifications -- and can jeopardize your career.<p>Stress. We all experience it -- some more intensely than others. Without a doubt, stress and anxiety in the workplace is becoming rampant as numerous studies show that job stress continues to rise …

5 Public-Speaking Tips From Seasoned Experts

Here's a tip you probably haven't heard: Speak so slowly that it actually feels strange.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What are you most afraid of? If you're like most Americans, public speaking bothers you more than heights, bugs, snakes, enclosed spaces, flying, …

Lessons I Learned on My Path to Becoming a Plant Lady

I live in New York City, where green space comes at a hefty premium, and, being a city girl through and through, living in my hovel of brick, concrete, and plaster never bothered me much — that is, until the houseplant trend hit. Scrolling through Pinterest and magazines, I found myself deeply …

Plants

6 Easy Exercises to Strengthen Your Core

The Routine<p>Okay, perhaps you’re enough of a realist to know that you’ll never have a six-pack. But exercising your core is still important: Strong …

9 Kitchen Organizing Tips That Will Make You a Better Cook

Confidence in the kitchen starts before you reach for any ingredients. Where you store your spoons, spices or spatulas could be the difference …

Kitchens

5 Ways To Grow Your Creativity And Productivity At The Same Time

You don’t need to choose one or the other. By implementing these tactics, you can learn to work smarter as you see your creativity flourish.<p>Creativity and productivity are too often seen as opposing forces battling for your time and the soul of your work. But working longer and harder isn’t the …

The Surprising Way to Be More Effective at Storytelling | Inc.com

By now, most of us are familiar with "the irresistible power of storytelling as a business tool" (as <i>Harvard Business Review</i> describes it) to get people's attention, involve them emotionally and help them remember the content you're trying to convey.<p>But you may not know that the traditional way we …

Star Wars

Beyoncé Is Bonkers for This Woman’s Lace Jewelry

You may for a moment think Monika Knutsson’s jewelry is filigree or repoussé. But no, it’s lace — antique and vintage lace, coated with 18- and 24-karat gold and silver to preserve and enhance its intricate patterns. Even the threads show through.<p>Ms. Knutsson, 59, is repurposing a traditional …

Los Angeles

How to be more creative, according to science

Whether you get mesmerized by Vincent van Gogh's painting The Starry Night or Albert Einstein's theories about spacetime, you'll probably agree that both pieces of work are products of mind-blowing creativity.<p>Imagination is what propels us forward as a species — it expands our worlds and brings us …

The extraordinary life of Nikola Tesla, a virgin inventor who spoke 8 languages

Match the following figures – Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Guglielmo Marconi, Alfred Nobel and Nikola Tesla – with these biographical facts:<p>Spoke eight languages<br>• Produced the first motor that ran on AC current<br>• Developed the underlying technology for wireless communication over long distances<br>• Held …

Long Hairstyle Inspiration You Must See Before Going Short

Taking hair goals to new lengths.<p>It can be hard to keep up with hair trends these days. One second it's all about the super long, curly ponytail and …

If You Can’t Do These 9 Things Together With Your Partner, Then They’re Not "The One"

Is there reallyone person out there who's perfect for you? Tons of people really think so. According to a poll conducted by Monmouth University in …

30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

FDA

4 things that will make you more motivated, happy, and creative at work

Harvard’s Teresa Amabile gave office workers something very simple: diaries. Then she reviewed their ups and downs and drew connections. What she …

Mystic who ‘predicted’ ISIS, 9/11 had two prophecies for 2018

A blind mystic who many claim predicted 9/11, the rise of ISIS, the Boxing Day tsumani and Brexit also foresaw two major events in 2018.<p>Bulgarian …

How To Know When Your Relationship Is Over

Marriage experts say there are eight tell-tale signs.<p>Who you choose to spend your life with is an incredibly important decision ― and sometimes, you realize the person you thought was “the one” isn’t the right choice anymore.<p>But that doesn’t stop people from staying put in dead-end relationships, …

The 20 Essential Recipes for Christmas Morning

If you're making a checklist for Christmas morning, it should include cozy pajamas and slippers, a good Christmas playlist, maybe a cracking fire, …

4 Revolutions Made Possible by the Blockchain Economy | Inc.com

Blockchain has quickly become a polarizing figurehead for a new generation of optimistic innovators. And though much of the attention is stuck covering the transient, yet lucrative financial returns found in cryptocurrency markets, the long-term implications of the backend technology may turn out …

Blockchain

20 under-the-radar travel destinations to visit before they get too popular

Every year, the United Nations World Tourism Organization tracks travel trends to predict the newest up-and-coming destinations.<p>The organization tracks international visitors and presents information about which countries are spiking interest. And over the past year, some unlikely countries have …

Science says kids who become successful have parents who teach them 8 things

All the extremely successful people I know — and all the great leaders I know — are exceptionally good at persuading other people to follow them.<p>(Maybe that's why Mark Cuban says knowing how to sell is the one skill everyone needs to be successful.)<p>But being persuasive doesn't mean you have to …

Instagram Founder Kevin Systrom's 5-Minute Cure for Procrastination | Inc.com

Five minutes doesn't seem like enough time to accomplish anything of real importance. That's why, when we have these little scraps of time to spare, we often just throw them away on social media or cat videos.<p>But according to Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom, five minutes is actually all the time …

Procrastination

6 Questions with The Wire's GBenga Akinnagbe on Building a Creative Career Beyond Acting

05 Min Read Time - Gbenga Akinnagbe didn’t tap into his creativity until he was an adult. Now it’s his entire vocabulary.

Creativity

Neil deGrasse Tyson called out flat-earthers — here's what would happen if the Earth were actually flat

Neil deGrasse Tyson recently called out flat-earthers in one tweet:<p>It's not just lunar eclipses that would look different if Earth were actually flat. Sports, plants, and even the oceans would be radically different. With help from Caleb Scharf — author of "The Zoomable Universe" and director of …

How to Give and Receive Feedback About Creative Work

Feedback is crucial for learning and improving, but it’s rarely fun to be on the receiving end of it when it’s critical. Many people have a negative reaction to feedback, especially feedback on their creative work. In a study of seven companies and 11,471 days of creative work, researchers found …

Take Our 2018 Relationship Challenge For Your Best Year Yet!

No matter where you stand as a couple, there's always room for improvement. You can probably think of something you can do more or less of, what kind …

19 Farro Recipes That Make You Wonder Why It's Taken You So Long to Eat It

Once upon a time, a titan named quinoa swept across the globe and started dominating all kinds of recipes. We understand why: It's full of protein, …

Healthy Eating

This Coconut Curry Chicken & Rice Cooks in One Pan

When you don't have a ton of time to dedicate to cooking a main dish and sides for dinner, a one-pan meal is the perfect solution. In this case, …

These 5 Easy Dinners Will Give You the Coziest Fall Feels

Now that we are squarely settled into fall, there is nothing I want more than a meal plan full of dinners that are hearty, warming, and above all …