Megan Taylor

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Here’s a better way to reuse your old Amazon boxes

‘Tis the season—for Amazon Prime boxes to start to piling up in your apartment. If your recycling container is full, or your cat has an entire suite …

San Francisco Bay Area

An Evernote Guide for Writers: 5 Ways to Use it for All Your Projects

The first thing I do when I start a new writing project isn’t outlining or researching. Nope — first, I set up an Evernote folder expressly for that …

Artist Turns Trash Into Animals To Remind Us About Pollution

To spread his message about endless waste production, Portuguese street artist Bordalo II (Artur Bordalo) creates stunning animal sculptures. …

Media and Journalism Fellowships: Sept. 28 Edition

<i>Here’s a list of current media and journalism fellowship programs, including the deadlines for applying. If we’re missing any major programs, or you</i> …

Journalism

Must Reads in Media & Technology: Sept. 29

<i>Must Reads is MediaShift’s daily curation of the big stories about media and technology from across the web. Sign up here to get these delivered</i> …

GeekWire Summit panel to feature New York Times, Wall Street Journal and ZDNet journalists

We’ll be kicking off the 2016 GeekWire Summit next Tuesday morning, Oct. 4, with something new: a panel of veteran technology journalists discussing …

Wall Street

What Kind of Writer Are You?

Almost 9 years ago, I received an email out of the blue from Denise Tanton asking if I wanted to write about infertility for BlogHer. I had been …

The Reviews Are In: 101 Creative Writing Exercises

<i></i>When I set out to write <i>101 Creative Writing Exercises</i>, the goal was simple: give writers the tools they need to succeed.Many of the writing exercises …

The Write Geek: Writing is Not Hard But Is Hard Work - GeekMom

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>“Writing is hard.”<p>“I’m bad at writing.”<p>“I can’t write.”<p>“I don’t know how to write.”<p>Every three months, for the last 12 years, …

Creative Writing

The Little Word That Destroys Your Writing Life

There was a little word in my life.<br>A little word that could. Literally.<br>You see when I spoke this word I could do all sorts of things. Make others …

A Word, Please: Six punctuation mistakes you're probably making

National Punctuation Day, cooked up by Northern California punctuation enthusiast Jeff Rubin, aims to help kids get a better grasp of punctuation. But the Sept. 24 holiday is a good excuse for adults to brush up, too. So here are six punctuation mistakes you're probably making.<p>You write the 90's …

How headline writing and SEO collide

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) includes techniques (both editorial and technological) to ensure relevant content ranks well in search results on …

Your Head Space is your Creativity Zone, what Happens in there Directs Your Writing!

My head space is full of adventures waiting to come out in a form that others can hopefully enjoy! As words flow creatively from my finger tips, I …

5 Free Writing Contests that Pay $5,000+

The following is a list of free writing contests that pay the winners $5,000 or more. All of the contests are free to enter.<p>Included is an essay …

5 Inspiring TED Talks to Help You Learn to Be a Better Writer

A comedian, an "aphorist" and a poetry critic all have lessons to offer on how to write well.<p>Is writing part of your job? The answer is probably yes. From a compelling email to a visionary business plan to the shareable content that will help your website earn high search rankings, the things you …

Creative Writing

Moleskine's Two-Go notebook is a multipurpose marvel

The quest for the perfect notebook is often long and fraught with difficulty. Do you choose a journal with rounded corners? Should you choose a hard …

Public Relations news and marketing in the age of social media

The PR Industry<p>7 graduation speeches to inspire your communications As a new crop of fresh graduates enters the workforce, PR pros can take wisdom …

What medical spending on pets explains about the cost of human health care

If you follow me on Twitter, you’ve probably picked up on the fact I really love two things: health policy and my dog Spencer.<p>So it was especially thrilling to see an economics paper right at the intersection of the two, which uses data about health care to explain why American health care for …

Health Care

This Is The Scariest Thing About Health Care In America Today

What's happening is a prescription for financial ruin -- and there's nothing you can do about it.<p>I got an email from my husband’s nephrologist the other day that said: “I honestly do not think he will recover.” Before you gasp in horror and go to your dark place, just know that he and I have made …

What Your Love of Funny Cat Videos Says About Your Personality, According to Science

Apparently, your preference for cute animals vs. inspirational content says a lot about your personality.<p>Scroll through your Facebook feed and what do you see?<p>Ignoring the current and hopefully temporary barrage of highly partisan election posts (just stop, people! You're not swaying anyone), most …

Psychology

The Amount Of Money Nike, Adidas, And Under Armour Pay Universities Will Blow You Away

Since 2013, the Business Journal has published an annual database of the deals between sportswear companies and the universities they sponsor. The study was conducted by using copies of contracts collected through public records requests.<p>The biggest deal of the power five conferences is between …

Under Armour

A Killer List of 200+ Startups That Hire Remote Workers (and 3 Open Jobs!)

The Neuroscience of Storytelling

It’s a simple question: “How do you write an effective, engaging story?”Lisa CronAsk Lisa Cron. An accomplished author and story coach, she has just …

The Neuroscience Behind Bad Decisions

Irrationality may be a consequence of the brain’s ravenous energy needs.<p>Humans often make bad decisions. If you like Snickers more than Milky Way, it …

New Poll Finds 80% Of Americans Would Just Fucking Destroy Pan Of Brownies

ASBURY PARK, NJ—Saying their findings were consistent across all demographic groups, researchers at Rasmussen Reports published the results of a new …

Smarter Faster Better: How to Apply the Science of Productivity to Your Own Habits

Productivity isn’t just about getting things done. At its core, it’s about being resourceful with your time. In a recent interview with author …