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17 Overlooked Content Marketing Promotion Ideas To Try in 2017

Recommended for You<p><b>Landing Page</b> – Maximize the web visibility of your content with a dedicated landing page. Landing page basics include: 1) Does …

Improve Your Analytics Skills With These 9 Tips

Looking for a worthwhile New Year’s resolution? A resolution that will help your career? A resolution you can keep? Resolve to become a better analyst in 2017.<p>How can you become better at your work? You know the old standbys like attending a class, taking on a challenging project, and networking …

The Workout That Helped Jessica Alba Shake Off Her Baby Weight

Looking to tone up after having a baby (or two)? We tapped celebrity fitness trainer, Ramona Braganza, who helped both Jessica Alba and Zoe Saldana get back in shape after having kids, to create a workout for new moms. Based on Ramona's Baby Bulge Be Gone diet and fitness plan, this 20-minute …

Most Anticipated: The Great Second-Half 2016 Book Preview

This year is already proving to be an excellent one for book lovers. Since our last preview, we’ve gotten new titles by <b>Don DeLillo</b>, <b>Alexander Chee</b>,</b> …

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The Subversive New Generation of Asian American Writers

Real talk between writers Jenny Zhang, Tanwi Nandini Islam, and Karan Mahajan on race, writing, parents, sex, and the ongoing creation of the Asian American canon.<p>Asian American writers occupy a weirdly marginal space in American letters: a few successes, like Jhumpa Lahiri or Amy Tan, go …

CrossFit-Inspired 200-Rep Bodyweight Workout

You don't need heavy-duty barbells, a box, or a pull-up bar for this intense workout, but it's still fast-paced, full-body, and effective. It's just four basic moves, 10 reps each, repeated five times for a total of 200 reps. Aim to do this workout AQAP (as quickly as possible), finishing in under …

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This Japanese ‘Ghostbusters’ Burger Looks Like Pure Insanity, But Also Pretty Tasty

In a world of movie tie-ins that span from simple advertisements to all sorts of varying foodstuffs, Japan seems to have the edge in this matter with the new <i>Ghostbusters</i>. Sure, America gets its precious Hi-C Ecto Cooler back, so that it can collectively reminisce about school lunches from the 90’s, …

Women Are Writing the Best Crime Novels

They don’t seem to believe in heroes as much as their male counterparts, which in some ways makes their storytelling a better fit for the times.<p>Once upon a time, in the smoky, violent neverland of crime fiction, there were seductive creatures we called femmes fatales, hard women who lured sad men …

Here Are the Best Books of 2016 So Far

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This Video of Japanese Papermaking Is the Calmest Thing You'll See All Day

No words, just paper.<p><i>Washi</i> is the oldest style of making paper known to Japan. It's over 1,300 years old, having come to Japan from China in the 7th century along with Buddhism. This video, filmmaker Kuroyanagi Takashi, shows exactly how it's done.<p>With his still, calm shots, Takashi emphasizes the …

Ken Burns Offers Blistering Takedown Of Donald Trump In Stanford Commencement Speech

"Asking this man to assume the highest office in the land would be like asking a newly minted car driver to fly a 747."<p>Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns spent more than 10 minutes of his Stanford University commencement speech Sunday demolishing everything about presumptive Republican presidential …

Most YA fiction is grown-up fiction in disguise

The boom in Young Adult fiction is fuelled by adult stories, told by adults in a grown-up fashion – but where does that leave teen readers?<p>The director of the children’s programme at the Edinburgh international book festival is worried. According to Janet Smythe: “YA fiction, the major publishing …

The Magic of the Book: Hermann Hesse on Why We Read and Always Will

“If anyone wants to try to enclose in a small space, in a single house or a single room, the history of the human spirit and to make it his own, he can only do this in the form of a collection of books.”<p>I recently decided to teach myself to write with my left hand. This unorthodox pastime was …

9 Excellent Memes About Donald Trump's Hair

When it comes to attention-grabbing elements of the 2016 election, Donald Trump’s hair may fall behind his ideas about policy and Clinton’s emails – …

Ben Kingsley: why I now know that women make the best directors of men

The veteran actor’s new film, Learning to Drive, is directed, written and produced by women. He explains why it’s an experience he’s keen to repeat<p>He has won world renown – and an Oscar – for his roles in films by some of the greatest male directors. Now Sir Ben Kingsley, star of <i>Gandhi</i> and <i>Sexy …

How to get published: ‘Read the classics, read the canon and edit, edit, edit’

Sigrid Rausing, the editor of ‘Granta’, whose latest issue is a New Irish Writing special, has some advice for aspiring writers<p>Sat, Jun 4, 2016, 04:00<p>…

Longlists Announced for the 2015 PEN Literary Awards - PEN America

• Home<br>• Longlists Announced for the 2015 PEN Literary Awards<p>Today, PEN is thrilled to announced the longlists for the 2015 PEN Literary Awards, spanning …

10 reasons 'Star Trek' is better than 'Star Wars'

<i>"Trekonomics" author, Manu Saadia, gives "Star Trek" fans 10 reasons to defend themselves against that other franchise.</i>

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The A.V. Club’s summer reading guide

The words “summer reading” have become synonymous with fluffy garbage, easily digested and disposed of in one sitting. But there’s no reason beach …

’80s Short Fiction That Demands to Be Read Again

Even those of us just old enough to remember the 1980s tend to misremember them. If it was an era of bravado and bombast, of Ronald Reagan and Oliver Stone, power anthems and mall hair, it was also the decade of AIDS and identity politics. Delicate tendrils took root in opposition to mainstream …

Geek book of the week: Enter the messy mind of Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is an understated genius. That much is clear to the readers who have followed his dry wit and dark imaginings from <i>Sandman</i> to <i>Stardust</i>, …

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Total Body Strength, Balance and Stability Workout

This total body workout targets strength, balance, and stability by focusing on both traditional exercises and unilateral moves, which are often more …

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What We’re Reading with Our Kids This Summer

I read to our twins at breakfast, which has the advantage of the “Time for school!” hard out. (Bedtime is a boggy netherworld of “Just one more!” special pleading.) Now that the twins are nearly ten, we’re assaying “Johnny Tremaine,” by Esther Forbes—a book I loved as a kid. It’s even better than I …

The Power of Cautionary Questions: Neil Gaiman on Ray Bradbury’s ‘Fahrenheit 451,’ Why We Read, and How Speculative Storytelling Enlarges Our Humanity

“Ideas, written ideas, are special. They are the way we transmit our stories … from one generation to the next. If we lose them, we lose our shared history. We lose much of what makes us human.”<p><i>“The important thing,”</i> Ursula K. Le Guin wrote in contemplating the cultural role of speculative fiction …

This Week in Fiction: Discovering an Unpublished Story by Langston Hughes

<i>A conversation with Arnold Rampersad, the author of “The Life of Langston Hughes” and editor of “Collected Poems of Langston Hughes.”</i><p><i>“Seven People Dancing” is a story by Langston Hughes that was written, most likely, in the early sixties, but was never published. Can you tell me what you know about</i> …

Mike Brooks On How He Created a Well-Worn Universe for His Novel Dark Run

There’s a category of science fiction that we really like: the well-worn space opera. Spaceships, crews, mysterious cargos, smuggling runs across the …

A Low-Impact Barre Workout That Targets Your Core and Butt

Despite the fact that barre workouts are inspired by ballet, you definitely don’t have to be a dancer to do them. This low-impact sequence doesn’t …

This 400-Year-Old Story Might Be The First-Ever Sci-Fi Book

"The Chemical Wedding," originally discovered in the 1600s, is being republished by Small Beer Press.<p>Science fiction is a vast expanse. It covers powerful spells, man-made monsters, jaunts through space, and pessimistic speculations about the future ahead. It’s a tradition with a rich history, full …

10 Fashion, Design & Retail Companies to Watch - Entrepreneur's Brilliant 100

This story appears in the June 2016 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Be inspired by this year's Brilliant 100 companies pushing the envelope in fashion, retail and design.<p><b>1.</b> To fix fit in swimwear shopping, <b>Bikyni</b>surveyed more than 5,000 women about things mass retailers often overlook.<p><b>2.</b> <b>Campaign</b> …