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Stephen King Used These 8 Writing Strategies To Sell 350 Million Books

The bestselling novelist shares his secrets to selling so many books.<p>Stephen King is one of the most prolific and commercially successful authors of the past half century, with more than 70 books of horror, science fiction, and fantasy to his name. Estimates put the total sales of his books at …

This teenage photographer shoots the natural beauty of one of the world’s densest cities

Kelvin Yuen, a 19-year-old university student from Hong Kong, first picked up a camera seriously in 2014, and has been taking photos of the city in his free time ever since. But unlike many photographers who shoot Hong Kong’s manmade attributes like skyscrapers and trams, or the city’s seven …

Hong Kong

11 tough truths about leadership that no one talks about

Ever wondered how the greatest leaders are able to handle being at the top so effortlessly?<p>The truth is, these highly successful people do stumble, worry, and doubt themselves.<p>"Great leaders know that every step they take, every decision they make, matters in the end," says author and public …

Success

11 Tools for Productive Individuals

There are hundreds of thousands of productivity tools to choose from. Auditing each of them is the hardest part of the selection process.<p>Just …

Apps

iPhone 'subscription' is Apple's most diabolical business plan yet

Who loves iPhones? Who loves <i>new</i> iPhones? Who wants to have the latest and greatest iPhone in their hands every time an Apple iPhone launch event …

What You Didn't Know About the Act of Reading Books

Finding time to read has never been an issue for me. I read different books at different levels — you don’t put the same effort into Harry Potter as …

These are Europe's 24 best cities to live in

The index brings together five different elements to decide how liveable each place is. Here's how they're weighted:<p>22 cities in Europe are found in the top 50 globally, and there's been quite a bit of movement for several cities since the index was last published in 2014. Take a look at the …

European Travel

10 things you can learn in 10 minutes that will change your life

In fact, more than two-thirds of employees reported being overloaded at work, according to Cornerstone's 2014 State Of Workplace Productivity Report. And 84% think the overload won't be letting up anytime soon — it's increasing.<p>In light of this reality, you're probably searching for the best …

Countries that no longer exist

A map of Ceylon, now known as Sri Lanka. Wikimedia<p>There's nothing quite like the bragging rights of a new, exotic stamp in your passport. However, that won't be happening with the following countries, which, as of astonishingly recently, no longer exist.<p>Whether they lost wars, were adopted by other …

World History

7 surprising facts that can help you learn anything faster

But some people keep studying — and thinking — the same way all their lives.<p>Thankfully, cognitive science has taken a look at how people actually learn. The results are surprising and super helpful.

This one-minute morning routine can improve your productivity all day long

Just finding time to eat can be difficult, even though eating breakfast has been correlated with increased energy and productivity, better overall health, and a better mood.<p>But there's an easier, less time-consuming way to start the day off right, and it only takes a minute: Make your bed.<p>When your …

7 everyday ways you are ruining your IQ

Are you taking Thomas Piketty’s Capital on holiday with you? Do you do sudoku for the promised brain work-out it provides? Have you forced yourself to sit through improving documentaries on BBC Four when you would rather have been watching Come Dine With Me? Bad news: it may all be for …

Reality TV

10 gadgets to boost your creativity

up your creative game<p>Long, long ago, all you needed to do to create a masterpiece was manifest an ethereal muse, obtain a piece of graphite, and befriend a member of the Medici family. Nowadays, it's a lot easier to express your creativity. With more artistic mediums than ever, and a bevy of tools …

Vault startup uses AI to predict Hollywood film hits and flops

Vault<p>There’s a lot of literature that claims a successful Hollywood script can be broken down into a formula.<p>The most famous is the screenplay guide <i>Save the Cat!</i> by guru Blake Snyder, which has swept through the screenwriting world with its minute-by-minute formula for how to wow the audience.<p>Now …

Artificial Intelligence

Giant air-sucking machines could be the solution to Earth's scary carbon dioxide problem

Canadian company Carbon Engineering is building machines that suck carbon dioxide out of the air by pulling it through a fluid, where it can either be discarded or recycled to be used as fuel.<p>Trees do the same thing, but the fan machines would ideally be built in areas where you couldn't plant …

The CEO of a $2.8 billion startup says this is the most important quality a job candidate can have

For Stewart Butterfield, the cofounder of Flickr and CEO of Slack, it's <b>empathy</b> that keeps his company running smoothly and succinctly.<p>In a recent interview with Adam Bryan of The New York Times, the CEO of what may be the fastest-growing business app of all time revealed that he likes to hire …

12 psychological tricks to winning people over

When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you …

Body Language

A space rock worth $5.4 trillion is flying by Earth this weekend — here's how to watch

Underneath the surface of some asteroids is a treasure trove of a type of mineral, called platinum, that is rare on Earth but extremely lucrative — 1,000 cubic centimeters of platinum is worth close to $1 million. And asteroids have a lot more than that in addition to other rare and precious …

Top Ten Hot Careers for College Grads

Marketing your career is crucial. However, not all careers are created equal. Some careers may be in high demand, but others offer more rewards. It pays to shop around.<p>To help newly minted graduates identify their best bets for rewarding employment, the University of California, San Diego Extension …

Career Development

Snowden documentary director is suing the US government

Poitras, 51, released a statement yesterday through the Electronic Frontier Foundation, whose lawyers are representing her in her lawsuit, saying that she is suing the Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. transportation security agencies demanding they release records detailing a six-year period …

Mexican gov't reticent to make changes after Chapo escape

MEXICO CITY (AP) — For those who remember Colombia in the dark days of the 1990s, it's all too familiar: The world's most powerful drug lord slips …

Mexico

50 groundbreaking scientists who are changing the way we see the world

We compiled a list of 50 scientists from across the globe who are doing just that — changing the world for the better.<p>These scientists' revolutionary research in human happiness, evolutionary biology, neutrino physics, biotechnology, archeology, and other fields is helping to advance our lives in …

Millionaires Don't Use To-Do Lists

Do you really think Richard Branson and Bill Gates write a long to-do list and prioritize items as A1, A2, B1, B2, B3, C1 and on and on?<p>In my research into time management and productivity, I’ve interviewed over 200 billionaires, Olympians, straight-A students and entrepreneurs. I always ask them …

Time Management

No One Is Safe: $300 Gadget Steals Encryption Keys out of the Air, and It’s Nearly Unstoppable

Just when you thought you were safe, a new hacking toy comes along and rocks your world. Imagine a tool exists that lets hackers pluck encryption …

Watch this artist make 5 paintings in 17 hours on 1 laptop

Rather than spending months working away in a studio, one renowned Japanese artist has challenged himself to sit on a plane and create an entire …

Art

Beginning Runners: 7 Myths You Should Know

If you're thinking about taking up running for fitness or for something fun to do, you might have already started to prepare.<p>Perhaps you searched websites and purchased a few specialty running magazines to help you get off to a strong start. That's generally a solid approach when it comes to …

10 Important Qualities For Success That Are Often Overlooked

When talking about success, people are more focused on strategy, character, and hard work. But they fail to realize that success is absolute, and …

Self-improvement

Revolutionary flying car prototype crashes

Technically Incorrect: A test flight for the AeroMobil 3.0 flying car ends in disaster in Slovakia, though its pilot walks away with only minor injuries.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>It's not easy to perfect a car that can fly.<p>On …

Flying Car