Lori Dennis

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Most Difficult things about Blogging…

Writing is not easy. You get an idea, and you now started writing, you were good with your words when suddenly the flow or the rhythm of writing …

Writing

10 Under-the-Radar Beach Destinations That Are About To Be Huge

1 of 10<p>Kapaa, Hawaii<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Ishigaki, Japan<p>3 of 10<p>Halifax, Nova Scotia<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 10<p>Gdansk, Poland<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 10<p>Rovinj, …

Nova Scotia

How to Be a Better, More Efficient Editor of Your Own Writing

We need to edit our own writing — even if we have real editors — but we don’t have to take all day on it.Ideally, behind every great writer is an …

Writing

How to write a book: 11 tips on creating a bestseller from published authors

While it's easy to romanticise writing a novel on the side, knowing how to actually write a book and where the F to start can be a little daunting. Here, 11 published authors, who will be at Hay Festival between 24 May - 3 June, share their tips and tricks for starting your next masterpiece. And …

Writing

How Writing Everyday For The Past Year Drastically Changed My Life

Unlikely lessons I learned in finding success with writing so you don’t have to.Iremember it like it was yesterday.I was working at a fine dining …

Creative Writing

How to write conflicting characters that create story interest

A study in conflicting characters: A performance of Ghosts in Berlin, 1983, with Inge Keller, Ulrich Mühe, and Simone von Zglinicki.<p>The noted teacher …

Creative Writing

The 10 Best Senior Discounts in America, According to Seniors

Earmark these now.<p>Word is, early bird specials are going the way of VHS tapes and flip phones. But plenty of deals remain for folks who were alive …

National Parks

The Connection Between Sugar and Depression

Image by Brook Lark<p>Food can have many effects on your mood and emotions. When you’re hungry and want food, you can be grumpy, upset, or even angry. …

Nutrition

How a Freelance Writer Paid Off $22,000 of Credit Card Debt in 6 Months

When writer Nicole Hardy embarked on a year-long, round-the-world sailing trip at age 42, she wasn’t worried about money. The final installment of …

Personal Finance

5 Paint Trends We’re Loving Right Now

Why do we love paint so much, you ask? Because it’s hands down the cheapest and simplest way to <i>tooootally</i> transform a space. And switching things up …

Home Decorating

Paleo Zucchini Carbonara {Whole30, DF, Low Carb}

Heat a large heavy skillet over med-high heat, then add bacon pieces. Cook until crisp, stirring to evenly brown. Remove with slotted spoon to a …

Paleo Diet

15 Nutritionist-Approved Trader Joe's Foods for $5 or Less

Trader Joe's is one of the best spots to find staples at low prices. Not only is the food generally delicious, but they're constantly adding new …

Healthy Eating

Woman ‘kills husband’s mistress and herself in vengeful act after discovering affair’

When Jennair Gerardot found out her husband was cheating on her, she came up with a plan of revenge, one that would lead to a bloody murder-suicide …

Crime

How to Give Feedback That's Actually Helpful and Effective

You should never tell someone, "Good job in that meeting!"<p>Too many companies still give feedback in a very old-school way.<p>When I was working at Google from 2010-2012, every six months we had to do an exhaustive, 360-feedback process. I absolutely dreaded the three full days it took to write reviews …

Employment

7 Signs You're Belittling Your Partner, Even Though You Think You're Helping Them

Sometimes, when you try to give your partner friendly advice or constructive criticism, it may come out differently than you intended. For instance, …

Self-help

Sculpt your abs with this equipment-free plank series from Carrie Underwood’s trainer

Want to get the most out of an at-home abs workout? Then don’t forget your obliques—you know, those muscles along the sides of your stomach that fire …

Workouts

9 Signs Your Running Shoes Are the Wrong Size

If you’ve never been fitted at a running store, chances are you buy your sneakers solely based on how they look.<p>When it comes to strutting around the …

Running

Doubting Yourself Can Stifle Your Career. Overcome Your Anxiety With These 2 Simple Words

Don't let your mistakes define you.<p>We've all made mistakes that have haunted us. If the misstep wasn't bad enough, the subsequent feelings of self-doubt cause us to second-guess ourselves from that point on and stymies our progress. We chastise and criticize ourselves until our confidence is …

Self-confidence

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

16 Things Every Leader Should Know

Leadership books are helpful, but sometimes your leadership approach can pivot on a simple quotation.<p>Having spent the past 25 years both serving leaders and leading others myself, I've accumulated some practical perspectives on leadership. Your time is valuable, so I've boiled them down to …

Leadership

The 8 Secrets to Get Your Team to "Own" Their Jobs (Which of these principles of effective leadership are you ignoring?)

Do you feel like your staff comes to you to solve problems and put out fires they should be able to handle themselves? Here are 8 simple steps to get them to actually "own" their own job and free up your time...<p>Wouldn't it be nice if your staff could handle things by themselves without asking you …

Leadership

9x13 Chicken Recipes So Delicious You’ll Make Them Again and Again

Crowd-pleasing chicken recipes you can rely on—every time.<p>The best thing about a chicken casserole—other than its gloriously creamy and cheesy …

Cooking

18 small changes you can make every day to lose weight

1/<p>1. Invest in a water bottle.<p>Getty<p>When you don't drink enough water, your body can confuse hunger with thirst. This is why "upping the water intake …

Nutrition

8 proven habits for ultimate success

We are the result of our repeated behavior. Or as Aristotle put it, "Success is not an action, but a habit."<p>Here, top entrepreneurs and members of …

Entrepreneurship

Turkey Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie - Taste and Tell

Instructions<p>Place the sweet potatoes in a large pan and add enough cold water to cover the potatoes by about an inch. Bring to a boil, salt the …

Sweet Potatoes

Easy Skillet Lasagna

Shares 2K<p>By SkinnyMs.<p>We know what you’re thinking. Making a traditional lasagna is not exactly simple to accomplish on a busy weeknight. Classic …

Cooking

Sweet Potato and Turkey Skillet

Sweet Potato and Turkey Skillet<p>Yields: 6 servings | Calories: 211 | Total Fat: 11 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Sodium: 338 mg | …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

4 Impressive Ways Great Leaders Handle Their Mistakes

One of the ways you can define a good leader from a great leaders, is how they handle their mistakes.<p>Mistakes are one of the ways you can tell a good leader from a great one. All leaders make mistakes--to be human means messing up once in a while--but the difference lies in how they handle those …

Self-improvement

4 Trailblazing Women Get Real About Being a Leader

Though the path to success looks different across different fields and industries, there are a few common denominators, like aspiring to "get to the …

Breast Cancer

How to Develop Empathy for Someone Who Annoys You

When someone you work with annoys you, it’s tempting to avoid the person as much as possible. But this isn’t always feasible and often only makes the situation worse. You’re better off cultivating some empathy. How can you do that with a colleague who rubs you the wrong way? How can you foster …

Self-help