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100 Writing Practice Lessons & Exercises

by Joe BuntingWant to become a better writer? Perhaps you want to write novels, or maybe you just want to get better grades in your essay writing …

Creative Writing

Is your favorite novel on this PBS list of 100 popular books? Get ready to vote

What's your favorite novel? Is it on the list below?<p>On May 22, PBS launches <i>The Great American Read</i> series, inviting Americans to vote for their favorite book (or books) from the list of 100 finalists below.<p>"America's Most Beloved Book" will be revealed by PBS on Oct. 23. USA TODAY has a first look …

Literature

17 Charts That'll Make Buying Makeup So Much Easier

Makeup 101.

I tried a genetics test that told me how I should eat and work out based on my DNA — and it was frighteningly accurate

All that information I got from those tests was just the beginning. More recently, I wanted to take my genes a step further.<p>Pathway Genomics, which has been around since 2008, offers tests that cover everything from liquid biopsies (tests that look for circulating tumor cells in the blood) to tests …

Genetics

19 books that librarians say changed their lives

Who better to take book advice from than a librarian?<p>In a recent blog post, the librarians of the New York Public Library revealed the books they're most thankful for.<p>The NYPL team rounded up the 19 books that made them laugh, cry, and everything in between. The list includes something for …

Books

Europe's 20 most beautiful hotels | CNN Travel

(CNN) — With so many iconic cities and diverse landscapes, beautiful hotels in Europe are commonplace. But some are, quite simply, more beautiful than others.<p>From clifftop luxury retreats on Italy's Amalfi Coast to art nouveau masterpieces in the heart of Budapest, we've handpicked Europe's 20 most …

European Travel

Top 20 Macro Photos on 500px So Far This Year

At the end of every year we do a “Best of *inset year here*” series, in which we count down the top 10 most popular photos in every single category. …

The Important Habit of Just Starting

Every single day, my to-do list is a reminder of all the <i>other</i> projects I haven’t started. The passion projects that I ‘just don’t have time’ to do. …

Women’s Everyday Problems Illustrated By Romanian Artist

Life can get real tough when a Youtube “smokey eyes” make-up tutorial turns you into a raccoon instead of a dazzling beauty. Or when you wake up in …

Chewbacca

101 Motivational Quotes to Start 2016 Off Right | Inc.com

Another year has passed. It's time to start over with a clean slate. Maybe 2015 didn't go the way you planned; you didn't follow through with your great ideas and your goals weren't met. Well it's a new year and a can be new you on January 1.<p>Or maybe 2015 was amazing and you need to keep the …

Motivation

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed light on the mysteries of the brain …

The Brain

Heartwarming Photos of the Amazing Friendship Between a Dog and an Owl

Dogs may be man's best friend, but Ingo the shepherd dog's special buddy is Poldi, a little owl who loves to pose for pictures and cozy up to his canine pal. Germany-based animal photographer and collage artist Tanja Brandt documents their unlikely friendship in heartwarming portraits that show the …

Pets

Four Core Reasons Why Your Empathy May Be Missing

You tear up when you see commercials for abused and neglected animals. You cry with a friend who shared her feelings about a recent breakup. You even feel "touched" when you meet a stranger who hints at being lonely. You are seemingly compassionate and moved when it relates to those outside your …

Empathy

Marketing To A High-End Consumer, Using The Luxury Strategy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>40 years ago, a group of European luxury brands, famous but small at the time, decided to use the opportunity of globalization to grow significantly …

Marketing

35 beautiful cities you must see in your lifetime

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do Not Do

Emotional intelligence is probably the most powerful yet undervalued trait in our society.<p>We believe in rooting our everyday functions in logic and reason, yet we come to the same conclusions after long periods of contemplation as we do in the blink of an eye. Our leaders sorely overlook the human …

Emotional Intelligence

How to be a Badass in Every Aspect of Your Life: 10 Tips From Motivational Coach Jen Sincero

(Photo: Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images)<p>Let’s be honest—self-help books can get annoyingly fluffy, often to the point where trying to decipher the …

12 Recipes to Make With Grapes, Because They're One of the Greatest Things About Fall

Console yourself about the end of tomato season (sad!) by eating your weight in juicy fall grapes.<p><b>Sweet and juicy grapes are one</b> of the best things about the beginning of fall, when so many amazing varietals start making their way to the farmers' market. And although there are few snacks more …

Ice Cream

9 Tips You Should Really Do When You Want To Lose Weight Fast

Weight loss is a touchy subject for most people. Speaking as a person who’s had to deal with weight issues, I can tell you right now that it’s both a …

Taylor Swift Is Coming for Kim Kardashian

How will this affect #KanTay2020?<p>A few weeks ago, we reported Beyoncé's surprising (but, really, not all that surprising) dethroning as queen of Instagram by Kim Kardashian. This morning, a similar phenomenon nearly shook us to our core: Taylor Swift surpassed Kimmy as the most followed person on …

Kim Kardashian

The best thing to eat in every country around the world

In Argentina, you must try the grilled meats.Shutterstock<p>What is the single dish visitors should not miss when visiting a foreign country?<p>Quora users set out to answer that question in a thread on the question-and-answer-based website, singling out the most iconic thing to eat in their homelands. …

Quora

Read These 7 Books Before You Quit Your Job | Inc.com

You have a great business idea. You have a passionate need to escape cubicle life. You even have an outstanding work ethic and a healthy dose of risk tolerance. You're all set to quit your gig and be an entrepreneur--except for one thing.<p>You don't have an MBA. Or any idea really about the nuts and …

Entrepreneurship

4 Exercises to Lift Your Boobs

Exercise 1 Dumbbell Bench Press<p>Lie faceup on a bench with your arms straight, a dumbbell in each hand <b>(A)</b>. Lower the dumbbells until they’re close to the sides of your chest <b>(B)</b>, then press them back up to the starting position. That's one rep. Do 10 reps, then go to move 2 without rest.<p>Exercise 2 …

15 Awesome Tools Organized People Use

It's time to take back your life. Leverage a combination of technology and proven practices from organized people to help you take control of the …

10 Free Online Courses To Make You More Successful

Success is not an act; it is a slow process that involves growth, change and failure. It involves all aspects of your life, from how you manage your …

Learn the Workout That Got Khloé Kardashian Her 'Revenge Body'

Exercise 1 Single-Dumbbell Clean and Press<p>Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and a dumbbell between your feet on the floor. Push your hips back as you squat to grab the dumbbell with your right hand, arm fully extended <b>(A)</b>. In one smooth movement, pull the dumbbell up and "catch" it at …

30 Healthy Breakfast Ideas To Start Your Morning Off Right

There's no denying the allure of French toast, pancakes and waffles, but more often than not those breakfast options will weigh you down rather than fill you with good energy to tackle the day ahead (though we have found one or two exceptions to that rule). Smoothies, oats and eggs -- to name a few …

Breakfast