Melisa Martin

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Chilling Releases: The Top 20 Thrillers to Read This Winter Season

Lexie Elliott<p>This exhilarating debut <b></b>follows six college students as they embark on a summer getaway to a farmhouse. Everything goes well until they meet Severine, the girl next door. Kate Channing, one of the students, finds Severine to be a nuisance. One thing leads to another, and there is a huge …

6 Netflix Original Movies Released During 2017 Scored A Perfect 100% Fresh Rotten Tomatoes Rating

Critics are really savaging Netflix’s $90 million original film <i>Bright</i> (although audiences seem to be enjoying it just fine), but that doesn’t mean …

I visited two destinations on most people's bucket lists — and it changed how I think about travel

Over the past couple years, I had the opportunity to knock off two of the biggest items on most people's bucket lists: seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland and going on African safari in Kenya.<p>The experiences were both letdowns, and I've gained some valuable wisdom from having suffered the …

Tim Ferriss Says That Goal-Setting is Important, but Fear-Setting is Critical to Success

Tim Ferriss developed this exercise in fear-setting to help him make the hardest decisions of his life.<p>We know that Tim Ferriss is a New York Times best-selling author. We know that he's an extraordinarily successful entrepreneur, and an investor. What many don't know about Tim Ferriss is that he …

The Sin City Bucket List: 50 Things You Have to Do in Vegas Before You Die

With Las Vegas casinos offering so many over-the-top gambling, dining, and entertainment options now, you can take a trip there and never feel a need …

Travel

7 Steps For Adapting Your Novel Into A Screenplay

<i>Look at the Amazon Charts or the New York Times fiction list and you will likely see books that have been made into movies or TV shows.</i> <i>If you</i> …

Writing

The 1 Thing Nobody Understands About Suffering (and How To Overcome It)

Hint: it's how you respond that matters most.<p>Everyone experiences suffering. No matter who you are--regardless of your identities, political affiliation, age, or income--you will suffer in this lifetime.<p>Physical pain. Mental anguish. Psychological torment. Excruciating emotional turmoil. In this …

Yoga poses you can do at work for your neck, shoulders, and upper back

As you read this, take note of your posture. Right now. If your habits are like that of most Quartz readers, you’re reading this on your phone, with your head bent down and your neck tilted forward. Chances are high that your shoulder blades are distancing themselves from your spine, like two …

Yoga

How to Love Someone, Even If You Don't Really Like Them | Heleo

“It doesn’t mean that you’ll give them money or spend time with them. But there’s that sense of connection.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>Why love is not just</i> …

'We all hear voices in our heads,' but why? Study investigates

The brain treats talking inside of our heads as essentially the same thing as talking out loud, according to new research published in the journal</i> …

This Is the Last Chocolate Cookie Recipe You'll Ever Need

(Image credit: Leela Cyd)<p>If your ideal cookie has thin, crispy edges that enclose a thick, fudgy middle with just a touch of chewiness in between, …

Dessert

How to Find a Literary Agent for Your Book

by freeside510 / via Flickr<i>This post is one of the most popular at my site and is regularly updated.</i>In today’s market, probably 80 percent of books …

Writing

He Showed Me His Tiles, So I Showed Him Mine

“I bet you’re good at Scrabble,” I said to my therapist.<p>For almost a decade I had watched him synthesize our group’s emotional themes, quote ancient Hebrew law and do complex math in his head. He had undergraduate and medical degrees from Yale. This guy could definitely play Scrabble.<p>He smiled, but …

Watch: How to Write Dialogue for a Normal Person, Not a Movie Character

Nerdwriter is back to explore Noah Baumbach and the nature of human conversation.<p>We may have lost some of the finest voices in the video essay …

Creative Writing

This Twitter Thread Perfectly Sums Up What Self-Care Is Like for People With Mental Illnesses

“Self-care” has become a buzzy word in the past few years, and it means something different to everyone. At its core, self-care is knowing your needs …

How to Make Caramel Sauce That You'll Want to Put on Everything

By Claire Saffitz<p>This smooth, salty caramel sauce will make your holidays extra sweet.<p>We can all agree that sauce makes just about every savory food better, and the same most definitely goes for dessert. Enter homemade caramel sauce, an irresistibly delicious substance able to improve everything …

Where Are Top Chef’s Past Winners Now?

As Top Chef starts the competition to find its 15th winner, we check in on how past champions are doing.<p>As <i>Top Chef</i> Colorado prepares to kick off this …

13 Pieces Of Indispensable Wisdom From Ursula K. Le Guin

"The hell with The Great American Novel."<p><b>In her new</b> collection of essays, beloved fantasy and science fiction writer Ursula K. Le Guin meditates on aging, literature, human nature, and, of course, cats. Pulled from her blog, her short pieces are as funny as they are thought-provoking — little …

10 Steps to Self-Publish Your Book Like a Bestseller

People do judge a book by its cover and content, which influences sales and your reputation.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Self-published books are springing up all over the place. If you are an entrepreneur, having a book under your belt can boost your income …

Writing

5 Quick Steps to Change Any Behavior

You're reading 5 Quick Steps to Change Any Behavior, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, …

Self-help

The Best Festive Attractions in Every U.S. State, Mapped

Walk through most streets in America and it's pretty hard to find one that isn't decked with thousands of twinkling lights, filled with towering …

‘Rick And Morty’ Creator Dan Harmon Had The Best Advice For A Fan Who Asked Him About Depression

Although Dan Harmon has had some creatively volatile moments, he is largely acknowledged to be a Good Dude. The creator of <i>Community</i>, <i>Rick And Morty</i>, and the podcast Harmontown was recently contacted by a fan on Twitter who asked him for advice on coping with depression.<p>While many would have simply …

The best science fiction and fantasy of 2017

Adam Roberts finds floods in Manhattan, magic in Paris and a shortage of electricity across the world<p>A year ago, Amitav Ghosh usefully stirred things up with his rebuke to “realist” modes of writing. Where, he asked, is all the fiction about climate change? Well, it turns out that the answer is …

Science Fiction

I Will Not Be Put in a Box: I Am Not What I Do, Own, Think, or Feel

<b>“All that I seek is already in me. “ ~Louise Hay</b><p>My world collapsed the day I became unemployed. After a successful thirteen-year career in a …

Take Your Story up Several Levels by Editor Jodie Renner

I have a passion for editing, and since I write about the editing process, I want to share a little story with you.<p>This story involves <b>Jodie Renner</b>, …

This Technique Can Help You Meditate in Less Than a Minute

While most of us can probably agree that meditating regularly is a great idea in theory, actually putting it into practice might seem like too much …

The Best Way to Accelerate Your Success According to James Altucher

I recently interviewed author and serial entrepreneur James Altucher and asked him a simple question: What is the best way to accelerate success in …

37 Joe Rogan Quotes That Will Motivate You to Greatness

Joe Rogan is a stand-up comedian, a figure in the MMA space, and former host of Fear Factor. But Rogan is more recognized his famous podcast The Joe …

Motivation

The One Thing That Finally Helped Me Stop Overeating After Decades of Yo-Yo Dieting

This lifelong dieter finally found body peace.<p>Let’s just say zen would not be the first word I’d use to describe myself. I fall more into the …