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How the story you tell about yourself affects your life

<b>We’ve all created our own personal histories, marked by highs and lows, that we share with the world — and we can shape them to live with more</b> …

Ask the Editor: Dealing with Rejection

Editor Betty Kelly Sargent answers writing questions submitted by readers. This month, she takes a look at how to handle rejection.<p><i>Dear Editor:</i><p><i>How</i> …

Writing

How Long Will it Take to Publish Your Writing?

A Case Study<p>When I first started submitting poems in 2014, I wanted to know how long I had to wait to get something accepted. I was eager to prove …

Writing

All Writers End Up Accepting This Advice One Day

When I started writing on Medium, I didn’t know where it would take me.All I knew was that I enjoyed getting words to appear on the laptop screen in …

Creative Writing

Physicists Say There Could Be a Strange Source of 'Negative Gravity' All Around Us

It moves upwards against gravity.<p>The macro world as we know it is governed by Newton's laws of motion and gravity - what goes up, must come down.<p>But …

Physics

The secret to getting the life you’ve always dreamed of

We are going to do something kind of risky. For the next few weeks, I will be sharing with you 10 lessons I’ve learned about life, dreams, and …

Harry Potter

This May Be the Secret to Feeling Younger and Living Longer

Studies suggest that feeling younger may actually help you live to be older. Now, new research points to a way to keep that youthful state of mind, …

Psychology

Google Tracks You Even If Location History's Off. Here's How to Stop It

If, like most people, you thought Google stopped tracking your location once you turned off Location History in your account settings, you were …

Privacy

A student accidentally created a rechargeable battery that could last 400 years.

There’s an old saying that luck happens when preparation meets opportunity.<p>There’s no better example of that than a 2016 discovery at the University …

Rechargeable Batteries

Egyptian students design car that runs on air

CAIRO (Reuters) - A group of Egyptian students has designed a vehicle they say will battle rising energy prices and promote clean energy by running on nothing but air.<p>The undergraduate students, who built the vehicle as part of their graduation project from Helwan University just outside Cairo, are …

Engineering

How to Side Hustle your Writing Career While Working Full-Time — #1: Making Time

<i>Part 1: 5 Tips for Finding the Time to Work on Your Side Hustle</i>Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped …

5 Proven Ways To Improve Your Writing Instantly

These five proven ways will improve your writing instantly.Most articles are littered with words or phrases which are not only unnecessary but make …

This fancy device turns your entire room into a screen

Augmented reality for the design-minded<p>Screen fatigue is real. Between phones and laptops and TVs, it seems as if the world is covered in glowing glass boxes.<p>At first glance it might seems as if Lightform, a new projector system that casts light onto any surface, is part of the problem. Then you …

25 Writing Contests in July 2018 — No entry fees

There are more than two dozen free writing contests in July, some of which offer substantial prizes. Every genre, form, and style is covered, from …

Infographic: How to make money by writing and editing

Writing and editing remain highly marketable skills.With the internet’s insatiable appetite for content, many organizations are putting serious money …

An Award-Winning Author Says This Should Be the Goal of Everything You Write

Methods may differ, but the goal is the same.<p>George Saunders is an American author who contributes essays and short stories to <i>The New Yorker</i> and several other publications. Saunders has published several volumes of his short stories, for which he's received prestigious writing awards, including the …

Creative Writing

Psychedelic Drugs Reshape Cells to "Repair" Neurons in Our Brains

Psychedelics could show the way to a new generation of medicine.<p>Psychedelic drugs like LSD, DMT, and psilocybin (the chemical in magic mushrooms) …

Neuroscience

'My Research Shows If You Use Cannabis In Low Doses In Your 40s And 50s, You Probably Don’t Get Alzheimer’s': Dr. Gary Wenk

It may be time to talk to your parents about marijuana. Smoking it every day could save their lives, according to Dr. Gary Wenk - a researcher at …

Eight Proven Steps To Write, Publish, Promote And Profit From A Book

Anyone can write a book, but almost nobody does. It’s hard.<p>If you choose to write a book — as well as publish, promote and profit from it — understand two things: First, it’s going to be a slog, so you’ll need to be mentally prepared. Second, most authors tend to throw the literary equivalent of …

Writing

Murder mystery author Jane Harper has six tips for writing a bestselling novel

It's the kind of success story writers dream of.<p>In 2014, Jane Harper decided she was finally going to do it — she was going to write a book.<p>She …

Become the creative you’ve always wanted to be by embracing these seven habits

The most commonly held belief about creativity is that it’s elusive, esoteric and unique only to the anointed few.<p>The ancient Greeks believed that creativity was a divine attendant spirit that came to human beings from some distant and unknowable source, for distant and unknowable reasons. They …

This is the exact amount of exercise you need to keep your brain in good shape

Whether we like it or not, exercise is so good for us. It helps keeps us healthy, both mentally and physically, and studies show that it also helps …

How to Create a Sustainable Writing Practice that Yields Results

In 2016 I brought my first domain name. I remember spending weeks trying to come up with my website name.After I finally came up with a name and set …

5 Tips To Help Develop Charisma

Have you ever wondered how a certain family member, friend or colleague never meets a stranger? They can just walk into a room, and easily make friends? People are not born with charisma and likability, like most skills they are learned. They are the product of thousands of conversations and …

Self-confidence

Should You Form An LLC Or An S-Corp, And What's The Difference?

Limited liability company (LLC) or S corporation (S-corp)? What do these business structures mean? As a business attorney, I always get the age-old question as to which one is best for you as a budding entrepreneur, balancing issues such as liability and taxation? Simply put, an LLC is a business …

Small Business

What Is Ezekiel Bread, and Is it Healthier than Other Bread? — Wellness

You know that bread in the colorful bag in the grocery store freezer section — the one with the Bible verse on it? It's called Ezekiel bread or, …

14 Best DIY Self-Watering Container Garden Ideas

If you forget to water your plants due to a busy schedule, check out some of the best DIY self-watering container garden ideas.<p>1. DIY Wicking Bed<p>A …

Descriptive / Creative Writing Practice

An easy-to-use lesson with differentiated worksheets that allows students to practise their descriptive writing skills. Useful for more able KS3 …

21 DIY Wind Turbine Designs To Generate Off Grid Power

A DIY wind turbine is an easy and inexpensive way to convert wind power into electricity. Due to high cost of electricity many people are looking for …

Writing Ideas are Everywhere!

I know what you must be thinking. If ideas are everywhere, why is “writer’s block” so rampant? Bear with me as I try to explain this seeming …