Lara Szott

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This 12-Step Process Will Train Your Brain to Write More Every Day

Can you reprogram your brain to develop a consistent writing habit? Yes, you can, says this programmer and bestselling author.<p>Whether you're a professional writer trying to meet a deadline or word count target, or you're trying to write that first great novel during the in-between moments of your …

Back in 2000, the CIA made 8 predictions on what life would be like in 2015

We're now halfway through the year and it turns out that several of these predictions were on the money.<p>Here's a rundown of some of the predictions, according to a December 2000 story from The Telegraph.<p><b>"International affairs are increasingly determined by large and powerful organizations rather</b> …

George W. Bush

13 Ways to Upgrade Your Ice Cubes

The heat is here, and it’s time to get creative with how to cool down. Ice is a no-brainer, but did you know about all the different possibilities that can be accomplished with that chilly cube? From herbs to berries to caffeinated cubes, these 13 creative ideas are perfect for busting out the …

Chai

Gratitude: the latest self-help trend that could change your life

What if you could de-stress and double your energy with just two little words? Anna Hart says 'thank you' to the new self-help trend taking the world by storm<p>When was the last time you popped a cork to celebrate something? In my decade as a journalist, I’ve never once gone out with friends to …

Happiness
Abdulaziz Al Saud

How America 'Won' Its Independence 2 Years After July 4, 1776

I'm sure several of you are shaking your heads, wondering if I got the title wrong. But while American political figures officially declared their independence on July 4, 1776, winning it was another matter. And that came on a hot day in June, instead of a cold day in December.<p>There's nothing wrong …