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How Long Should a Book Be? Word Count Guidelines

<i>Follow word count guidelines to keep from snoozifying your reader.</i><p><b>by Anne R. Allen</b><p>A constant complaint I hear from agents, editors, writing teachers, …

Writing

Intelligence Isn't Something You're Born With. It's Acquired When You Learn How To Do These 5 Things

Intelligence is earned.<p>Outliers have a tendency to give the masses the wrong ideas.<p>When we hear stories about a seven year old who can speak 14 different languages, or see a video of someone with a photographic memory repeating back every single person's name in a fifty person auditorium, we sit …

Self-improvement

School District’s Gender Neutral Dress Code Finally Gets It Right

Thanks to student activism, this school district has changed its outdated dress code policy<p>School dress codes are often a “hot topic” throughout the …

Gender-Neutral

How to Cross 'Writing a Book' Off Your Bucket List

Here are 3 surprising tips to help you start writing daily (and keep doing it).<p>Writing a book is a high-ranking bucket list goal for many people. One of the reasons that this goal tends to stay on our bucket lists for far too long is that we're out of practice in the art of writing. Like any other …

Creative Writing

You should write a book and here’s how

You should write a book. Yes, you. Whether you’re a young 18-year-old off to college with little free time or a 60-year-old corporate executive with …

Writing

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

Satan in a Sunday Hat

Donald Trump’s foul-mouthed, preening, narcissistic flack, Anthony Scaramucci, made a string of jaw-dropping statements last week — including accusing chief strategist Steve Bannon of using the president for rapacious self-aggrandizement, comparing this impulse in Bannon to autofellatio — but …

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The Past 5 GOP Presidents Have Used Fraud and Treason to Steer Themselves to Electoral Victory

From Alternet<p>- Advertisement -<p><b>The deception started long before Donald Trump.</b><p>(Image by Photo Credit: Marion Doss / Flickr) Permission Details …

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25 Raised Garden Beds That Will Inspire You to Actually Grow Veggies This Year

Teachers, leave them kids alone

On my home planet, everyone learns basic algebra. Earth seems to be different.<p>People are actually discussing whether to remove algebra requirements …

Education

Deeply unpopular, DeVos and ALEC in lockstep in trying to destroy public education

<b>(AP/Susan Walsh)</b><p>Teachers, parents and business leaders are rising up to resist DeVos and ALEC’s extreme agenda<p>Jennifer Berkshire<p>July 22, 2017 9:58am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ speech to the American Legislative Exchange Council met with …

Education

LISTEN: Embracing feminine leadership could save humanity from itself

<b>Nina Simons, co-founder Bioneers (Genevieve Russell)</b><p>Bioneers co-founder Nina Simons talks to “Inflection Point” about feminine leadership, “The Burning Times” and more<p>Lauren Schiller<p>July 8, 2017 7:00pm (UTC)<p>Social entrepreneur Nina Simons has held many impressive titles throughout her career: …

Open-Mindedness

The day democracy got hacked: To this “old spy,” all signs in the DNC email leak pointed to Russia

<b>Hillary Clinton (AP/Matt Rourke)</b><p>Someone was playing 3-dimensional chess with our democracy. Experience taught me there could be only one source<p>Malcolm Nance<p>July 8, 2017 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted with permission from “The Plot to Hack America” by Malcolm Nance. Copyright 2016, Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. …

10-Minute Vegan Pesto Sauce Recipe

This simple vegan pesto recipe without cheese tastes surprisingly like the real thing! The secret? Nutritional yeast to replace the Parmesan cheese - …

Recipes

Why the Republican Party's climate policy obstruction is indefensible | Dana Nuccitelli

Climate change,Climate change scepticism,Greenhouse gas emissions,Carbon tax,Environment,Climate change,Science,Trump administration,Economic policy,Paris climate agreement,COP 21: UN climate change conference | Paris,Global climate talks,Politics,Republicans<p>It’s unscientific, fails basic risk …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

New Florida law lets any resident challenge what’s taught in science classes

Any resident in Florida can now challenge what kids learn in public schools, thanks to a new law that science education advocates worry will make it harder to teach evolution and climate change.<p>The legislation, which was signed by Gov. Rick Scott (R) this week and goes into effect Saturday, …

Education

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

Starbucks continues to grow relentlessly, with CEO Howard Schultz planning to open 500 new stores a year over the next five years. Much of this …

Time Management

6 Powerfully Effective Hacks to Get Organized Right Now

Getting organized doesn't just happen all by itself--it takes a concerted effort over a period of time.<p>No matter what we're doing, getting organized is always one thing we never seem to completely achieve, and it's something most all of us could use a little more of. But getting organized doesn't …

Productivity

How This 14-Year-Old Got Free Pads & Tampons in Her Middle School

"Nothing's going to change unless you do it yourself."<p>One day in April, Cordelia Longo left a class at Islander Middle School in Washington to go find a pad or tampon, NBC reports. But no machine in her school bathrooms worked. After 20 minutes, all she'd accomplished was losing all her change. …

9 Signs You're A Perfectionist (And That's Not A Good Thing)

“I’m a bit of a perfectionist.” Phrases like that are often a bit of a humble brag said by individuals who insist that although their pursuit of excellence can be a bit of a drag, it’s also a badge of honor.<p>And while the drive excellence can be the key to success — elite athletes, groundbreaking …

Mental Health

20 inspirational pieces of advice for writers on National Writing Day

June 21st is National Writing Day, a celebration of writing creatively that aims to encourage people of all ages to 'put pen to paper, unleash their imagination and make their voices heard'.<p>A number of events marking the occasion are being held across the UK, details of which can be found on the …

Snoop Dogg narrates baby iguana's narrow escape from hungry snakes

I'm pretty sure Snoop Dogg could narrate nearly <i>anything</i> and I would still laugh my head off.<p>His <i>Plizzanet Earth</i> bit on Jimmy Kimmel's show last night …

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If You Want to Write a Book, Write Every Day or Quit Now

The key to getting your book written, says Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Hunter, isn’t talent or luck or inspiration. It’s the act of sitting down …

Trump Is One Step Away From Dumping Obamacare’s Copay-Free Birth Control

Senate Obamacare proponents are urging Mick Mulvaney to stop chipping away at birth-control access after the OMB posted a new rule governing ‘certain …

7 Google hacks to use on your next vacation

Just a few days before embarking on a road trip through Northern Spain, my brother (who does not work for Google, but is a computer nerd), informed …

Google Maps

Super Moist Vegan Carrot Cake

This super easy vegan carrot cake is made with cinnamon applesauce to keep it nice and moist, which means that you don't need an egg-replacer or an …

Dessert

What to know if your child fails out of college

When I was a graduate student teaching English 101, one of my students came to me in late May to beg for a higher grade to avoid dismissal in June. We went over remaining assignments for the term, and I determined he would be unlikely to be able to raise his grade in the time left.<p>“What have you …

Planet Earth II’s snake vs iguana wins Best TV Moment Of The Year at TV Baftas

<b>Sorry, this video isn't available any more.</b><p><b>Planet Earth II: Snake Vs Iguana took home the Best TV Moment Of The Year award at the 2017 TV Baftas,</b> …

Dead man lying

<b>(AP/Alex Brandon)</b><p>Unyielding dishonesty and belligerence have landed Trump one investigation away from impeachment<p>Lucian K. Truscott IV<p>May 13, 2017 12:00pm (UTC)<p>We’ve reached a magical time in the great story unfolding before us, the time when everybody knows that Trump is guilty, but the verdict is …

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