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Know thyself… by writing your first novel

Don’t worry what others think. You are writing for yourself<p>Once you find the sweet spot, your story will flow out of you<p>Writing a novel is a scary prospect. They’re so long and winding, they can seem never-ending. The main obstacle might seem to be starting – the terror of the blank page – but the …

Self-confidence

Blindspotting Is a Boldly Sincere Love Letter to Oakland

Daveed Diggs co-wrote and stars in a buzzy, funny, and often unsubtle look at race relations and gentrification in the Bay Area.<p>There’s perhaps no type of movie that’s harder to make than a sincere one. Not a film that’s sappy or cheerful or relentlessly emotional, but one that tries to make a …

Police Shootings

This musical pillow lies between headphones and speakers, and it's kind of a trip

Pillows haven’t fundamentally changed much over the millenia. They’re soft, squishy things you put your head on. But do you know what pillows have been missing? <i>Sound.</i><p>Fret no more, for the $300 Flexound Humu solves this glaring omission. Fully funded on Indiegogo and expected to ship in September, …

Wow Your Book Club With 1 of These 50 New Book Suggestions

Want to impress your book club with a read everyone will like? We're here to help you find a book that every member will rave about. We've rounded up a list of 50 new books to bring to the table, all ripe for discussion and many that might be totally new to your members.<p>Whether your group favors …

7 Things I Wish I Had Known Sooner in Life

You can make millions and still be poor.<p><i>What is something you wish you had known sooner? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Andrew Ferebee, Founder of Knowledge For Men | 3x Best</b> …

Author who studies millionaires: 240 minutes a day separates the rich from everyone else

There are 1,440 minutes in each day. That is the one common denominator we all share. With respect to time, we are all on equal footing. And most …

Self-improvement

Bio of Psychologist Robert Sternberg

Robert Jeffrey Sternberg is an American psychologist known for his theories on love, intelligence and creativity. He was born in New Jersey on …

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with Herbed Tahini Dip

Tahini is the power ingredient that does it all, from adding nutty flavor to chocolate chip cookies to giving hummus its classic taste. And we're …

Recipes

Books to Read if You Love Greek or Roman Mythology

This list of books about Greek or Roman mythology is sponsored by Little, Brown and Company, publisher of <i>Circe</i> by Madeline Miller.<p>In the house of …

Books

Why Daughters of Unloving Mothers Struggle to Find a Partner

<i>Three marriages, three therapists, and I’ve done it again — another bad guy. I am so done with this. It is so depressing.</i><p><i>I think about dating, and</i> …

9 Motivating Before-and-Afters That Might Convince You to Try Intermittent Fasting

If you didn't already know, Instagram is one of the best places to be when you're looking for for inspiring before-and-after weight-loss stories. Every diet and fitness trend has its own community of experts and beginners, all willing to share their failures, lessons, and successes.<p>There's a …

Does Recovery Kill Great Writing?

The first time I felt it — the buzz — I was almost 13. I didn’t vomit or black out or even embarrass myself. I just loved it. I loved the crackle of Champagne, its hot pine needles down my throat. We were celebrating my brother’s college graduation, and I wore a long muslin dress that made me feel …

Literature

This 6-Step Routine Will Get Your Glutes in Shape

Having a weak backside can slow your run and lead to injuries. Here’s how to get your butt moving.<p>Want to know one of the top reasons runners end up hurt? Look at your backside. Underutilized gluteal muscles are to blame for a large percentage of injuries, says Nirav Pandya, M.D., assistant …

The Wound in the Willows

EVERY FAMOUS STORY inspires fan fiction, but Kenneth Grahame’s <i>The Wind in the Willows</i> (1908) has inspired an unusual number of book-length extensions …

The Brain-Boosting Tonic This Neurologist Drinks Every Morning

It may sound like hyperbole, but this morning juice recipe really did change my life. What we do first thing in the morning to feed our bodies can …

Running Could Help Mitigate The Negative Cognitive Effects Of Stress On The Brain

Exercise, such as running, could mitigate the negative effects of stress and protect learning and memory mechanisms on the brain.<p>Running is a form of …

The Brain

How to Tone Your Muscles When You’re Doing Nothing

If there’s a savior of the Pilatespocalypse, it’s Julie Erickson. The first official Pilates trainer of the Knicks, Erickson is a staunch believer in …

Here's What Introverts Find So Annoying About What Extroverts Think

If you're someone who clearly identifies with being on either side of the personality fence, you know how challenging it can be living and working with people who can be so different from you.<p>Anywhere from a third to half of the population fits the definition of being introverted, meaning these …

How to lose weight around your stomach, fast

There's a reason Men's Health has become synonymous with internet-breaking transformations. A rite of passage for staff members and our fitness …

Exercise

10 Simple Ways to Actually Enjoy Running

A few easy tweaks and handy tools can shift your entire attitude toward your workouts.<p>Though he’s now a pro trail runner—a two-time national …

Marathons

The Real Nanny Diaries

“His name is No-No, so I didn’t think I needed an explanation of his character.”<p>Claire, who asked that her last name not be used, is discussing a contrarian goat that’s the protagonist of a children’s story she has written. Like the dozen other women gathered in a back corner of the public library …

This debut novel is an incisive portrait of gentrifying Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

Naima Coster’s Halsey Street is an aching family drama.<p><i>Halsey Street</i>, a debut novel from Naima Coster, is a story about family, a story about art, and a story about gentrification; more specifically, it is a story about family splintering and evolving and art cracking and expanding under the …

Dominican Republic

Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Win – and Neither Did His Campaign

On the afternoon of November 8, 2016, Kellyanne Conway settled into her glass office at Trump Tower. Right up until the last weeks of the race, the …

Zadie Smith's Swing Time

Zadie Smith writes novels with people as complicated as the ones we know in real life; her characters emerge from a stew of race, class, and culture. …

The black celebrity from Hollywood’s Golden Age who revealed the complexities of passing for white

Fredi Washington negotiated bigotry and made her way in the movies<p>When African American actress Fredi Washington played a black girl passing for …

How to Stop 5 Types of Emotional Vampires from Destroying Your Career

Slow, rational thought is the key to protecting yourself.<p>Some people consistently make you want to crawl under a rock and hibernate. These people, as psychologist Albert J. Bernstein outlines in <i>Emotional Vampires at Work: Dealing With Bosses and Coworkers Who Drain You Dry</i>, come in five major …

Eat This Carb and You Won't Gain Weight

Carbohydrates sound so innocent: mere starches, sugar and fiber that the body uses for energy. Yet health-conscious Americans despise them, designing …