Jerel James

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You don’t own your writing process. You merely use it (and it uses you too).

The best ideas come to us halfway in the story, that’s when we need to take a break from the writing stream. Our mind needs rest, in order to process …

Creative Writing

The best cheap date ideas in NYC

This city is expensive, so we’ve come up with excellent cheap date ideas that won’t make you look like a stingy loser when you ask babe to Netflix …

Coney Island

Women like to be hugged on the first date, think more than two drinks is too many, and reach their sexual peak at 66, according to a new survey

First dates make everyone nervous. If you're meeting someone from a dating app, it's especially hard becuase you barely know anything about the person you're about to spend time with.<p>Everyone has different boundaries, so it can be difficult to work out what someone else wants from the first date. …

Relationships

How to Wash Pillows: A Chore You Should Do Multiple Times a Year

Need a compelling reason to read up on how to wash pillows? This should do the trick: After two years, dead skin cells, bugs, dust mites, and …

Dogs

The Mindful Notebook helps you think more clearly

popsci shop<p>Live more mindfully with this Kickstarter hit and get 26 percent off.<p>The fast pace of digital life can make it difficult to think clearly at times. The Mindful Notebook is designed to help you focus your mind at the start of each day and concentrate on what matters in your life. It’s …

If You Own a Roku or a Fire TV, You Need This Brilliant $25 Accessory

If you’re one of the millions of people with a Roku or Fire TV, take your streaming experience to the next level for just $25. Find out more from <i>Boy</i> …

How to find love (when all your friends are coupled up)

We find ourselves deep in the party season, when even those who are antisocial the rest of the year feel obliged to enter the fray. Now, if at no other moment, one is compelled to meet people, commune, converse – meaning the suggestion of sex hovers alluringly in the air as surely as the mull and …

9 Top Successful Ways To Talk To Women And Make Them Love You

Men are from Mars, women are from Venus. At least this is what we have been told.<br>There was a book written with that title awhile back and to me, it …

'The Rape of Recy Taylor' is a somber, vital tribute to black women in the Jim Crow era

On Sept. 3, 1944, in the small Alabama town of Abbeville, a 24-year-old black sharecropper named Recy Taylor was walking home from an evening church service with two other worshipers when seven white men pulled up in a Chevrolet.<p>Armed with knives and guns, the men forced Taylor into the back seat …

Recy Taylor

The Ember Ceramic Mug Keeps Your Coffee at the Perfect Temperature

Earlier this year, Ember released a travel mug designed to keep your beverage exactly how you like it. Prefer 133° to 132°? That’s a little weird but …

Coffee

To Write Well, You Don't Have to Be a Genius (but You Do Have to Do This)

One of the most gifted legal writers on the Supreme Court shared his advice for becoming a great writer.<p>In August 2008, Scribes, an organization that "seeks to create an interest in writing about the law and to promote a clear, succinct, and forceful style in legal writing," honored the late …

Antonin Scalia

This wallpaper app makes your iPhone X's notch disappear

Tired of that odd notch on your new iPhone X already? Apple couldn’t seem to find a way around it, as it had to fit multiple hardware components to enable its Face ID security system.<p>Thankfully, there’s a fix – for the home and lock screens, at least. A free iOS app called Notcho comes with a bunch …

Apps

A Smart Coffee Cup? It’s More Useful Than It Sounds

The Ammunition-designed mug lets you choose the exact temperature you’d like your coffee to remain for hours.<p>It’s a chilly Sunday morning. You pour yourself a cup of tea, curl up in a cozy blanket, grab a book, read a few pages, and take a sip only to find that it’s gone cold. This letdown is …

Researchers discover aluminum foil actually does improve your wireless speed

Researchers at Dartmouth University have found that a 3D printed shape covered in aluminum foil can improve wireless range and increase Wi-Fi security. The project, which appeared on Eurekalert, involves placing a reflector on and around a Wi-Fi router’s antennae to shape the beam, increasing range …

The Bourbon Bucket List: 15 Bourbons You Need to Try at Least Once

No other drink is as American as bourbon. Eastern Europeans can carry the vodka flag, the Scottish can bring the best scotch, but we’ll take a bottle …

Whiskey

How The 25th Amendment Actually Works — And What Nobody's Ever Figured Out

In 1967, the 25th Amendment was added to the Constitution, meant to formalize a process for what happens if a president dies in office or becomes disabled — after more than a century of presidents suffering from life-threatening conditions and even undergoing secret surgeries. But the 25th …

10 Texts To Send Your Hookup Buddy At 2 A.M. To Let Them Know You're DTF

Oh "hookup buddies," you are a term that makes me feel like a grandma. I'm nostalgic for the days when I could invite a cutie over for snuggles at 2 …

You can now change your Apple ID from a third-party email to an Apple domain

Apple today has made a notable update to the process of changing the email address associated with your Apple ID. Starting today, you can change your Apple ID from a third-party email service such as Gmail or Yahoo to an Apple domain…<p>Previously, Apple only allowed users to change their Apple ID …

iOS

Here Are the 2 Words You Need to Say to Yourself in Order to Become Unstoppable

The language you use can mean the difference between empowerment and determination, versus disempowerment and giving up.<p>Maybe it's a good idea you watch your mouth.<p>When we decide to acquire new habits and rid ourselves of old, harmful ones, we tend to focus the most on motivation and the logistics …

Motivation

How to Make $2 Million With Just a Laptop and Phone

<b>Content Partner</b> Where brands share their insights. What's This?<p>Josh Harris uses a proven system to take complete novices from zero to six figures a year.<p>The Oracles • Content Provider<p>Plenty of gurus promise proven systems for raking in cash. The problem is that most gurus don’t actually produce …

How Clever Retargeting Persuades Customers Who Looked But Didn't Buy

People rarely purchase the first time they visit a site. Getting them to take a second look is the secret to ecommerce success.<p>Entrepreneur, Growth Hacker and Marketer<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Did you know that nearly 96 percent of your first-time visitors are not …

eCommerce

10 Funny Things To Say On A First Date That'll Make Your Date Laugh So Hard, It Hurts

There's a lot of pressure to find funny things to say on a first date. If you don't know your date's sense of humor, it can be hard to figure out …

Relationships

Ghostface Killah’s “Pretty Toney” Alter Ego Brought To Life In Extra Butter x ASICS Collaboration

In just the second year of its existence, Complex Con has become a hotbed for exclusive sneaker releases. Part of the big-ticket line-up of …

Shoes

Majority Of White Americans Say They Believe Whites Face Discrimination

A majority of whites say discrimination against them exists in America today, according to a poll released Tuesday from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.<p>"If you apply for a job, they seem to give the blacks the first crack at it," said …

Demographics

A Better Way To Deal With The Negative Thoughts In Our Heads

If you’re familiar with contemporary definitions of mindfulness, you’ve probably heard something along the lines of not getting too attached to our thoughts, but letting them arise and subside of their own accord, like clouds. Our job is just to witness them, non-judgmentally, and let them fade …

Mindfulness

The Best Face Washes You Won’t Find at the Grocery Store

We don’t want to make any of you reading this feel old, but the time when we could safely ignore a skincare regimen has passed. It’s time to get …

Skin Care

19 Experts Explain Why Your Website Isn't Bringing in Customers

There's no shortage of reasons your pages aren't finding their target markets or inspiring visitors to convert.<p>Speaker, writer and entrepreneur<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>They told you to build a website, so you did. They told you'd you get customers if you had a …

Marketing

Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together

You can’t spend any amount of time on the Internet without running into at least one piece of information that pokes fun at Millennials for …

Personal Finance

40 Things Women Want Men To Know About Sex, Love And Dating

I really don't understand why men think women are so complicated. Yes, we can absolutely say one thing and mean another, but if you have been in any …

Wondering What to Text After a First Date? We Asked the Experts

Modern technology has undeniably blurred the lines of traditional dating. Let's face it: Phone calls elicit more raised eyebrows than pounding …