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Edit Your Work by Reading It Backwards

Editing your work is very important. It’s very sad that so many authors don’t realize this. This is one of the most critical stages of getting your …

Writing

Anthony Horowitz is committing (and solving) literary crimes in his new meta-mystery

Anthony Horowitz has a murder to solve.<p>In <i>The Word is Murder</i>, one of the author’s most audacious experiments to date, a brilliant but nettlesome …

Books

The 5 differences between amateurs and true professionals

The only way to become better at anything is to spend time working on it.<p>But, how can you put in your ‘reps’ if you’re not consistent enough?<p>And, why …

Motivation

It's All in the Hips | Runner's World

Watch a video of Kenenisa Bekele winning a 5,000m or 10,000m, and it is quickly apparent that he and the rest of the world-class pack with him are doing something different from what most of us do every day. They float around the track, hardly seeming to touch it. They accelerate smoothly and …

Workouts

Helpful strategies for people who are new to networking

Many people will tell you that you should be networking, and that it’s really important in your career. In reality, <b>forced networking is rarely</b> …

Employment

How to Do Guest Blogging for Natural Looking Link Building by @annaleacrowe

Here's how to use guest posting to earn more links, brand awareness, SEO authority, website traffic, and leads.The post How to Do Guest Blogging for …

13 Dating Commandments Grown Women Follow To Avoid Toxic Guys

Once you get to a certain point in your life, you realize a few things: carbs are worth every single pound, most things are far more simple that we …

17 Inspiring Quotes From Stephen Hawking

Sadly, Stephen Hawking died today at the age of 76. But his words are timeless.<p>Stephen Hawking was one of the most famous and influential scientists of our time. Sadly, this morning Hawking passed away at the age of 76 -- fully 55 years after doctors gave him just two years to live after he was …

The Value of Giving Back to Those Who Can Help Themselves

Don't waste your time on the people who aren't showing up in their own lives.<p><i>By Fabrizio Moreira, CEO of The Moreira Organization, LLC.</i><p>I love successful entrepreneurs who dedicate time to motivating others. Particularly, author and famed speaker Gary Vaynerchuk (Gary Vee) finds ways to break down …

These Lower Ab Exercises Will Make You So Sore, It'll Hurt to Laugh!

Work your core with these intense moves that specifically target the lower abs. Um, we're sorry, but you'll definitely be sore tomorrow. Avoid anything funny at all costs, because it'll hurt to laugh!

Workouts

9 breakout Sundance movies to watch for in 2018

Movies about teenage girls, racism, infertility, demons, and the apocalypse were the festival’s highlights.<p>The 2018 Sundance Film Festival didn’t yield any true standouts — nothing like last year’s <i>Call Me By Your Name</i> or <i>The Big Sick</i>— but a general lack of buzz doesn’t mean there weren’t plenty of …

Film Festivals

Beyond Unsalted: Our Butter Field Guide

A favorite Julia Child quote: "If you're afraid of butter, use cream."<p>In her heyday—<i>Mastering the Art of French Cooking</i> was published in 1961—a lot of people <i>were</i> afraid of butter. When margarine was <b>invented in the late 1800s</b>, it was made with, of all things, beef fat. But by Child's time, margarine …

Four apps that will help you learn to play music

Pick up an instrument, learn your favorite songs, and practice a bit of music theory.<p>I'm a musician, and I learned the tricks of the trade the expensive and slow way: with private guitar lessons, summer music programs, and more theory books than I'd like to admit. Thankfully, in 2018 you can get …

17 Smart Tips for People Who Work From Home | Inc.com

We've heard this advice over and over again--from Richard Branson, from a Stanford professor, from--well, everyone: If you want to be more successful and happier, work from home.<p>With that in mind, I asked people who work from home now to give me their best tips. How do you overcome the loneliness …

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

I asked some of the most successful people what books they give as gifts — and there were 5 winners

"What's your favorite book?" seems like a good question. So innocent, so simple. In practice, it's terrible. I interviewed more than 100 of the most successful entrepreneurs, athletes, actors, writers, and other experts for my book, "Tribe of Mentors." These are people who have often read hundreds …

Crazy Tarmac Dancer is Back Guiding Planes and Busting Moves

In October the story of JetStream Ground Services employee Kyran Ashford went viral. He was discovered having fun directing planes on the tarmac as a …

When a piece of fiction went viral, readers queued up to claim they recognised themselves in the heroine<p>Possibly not since Dickens fans in New York shouted, at disembarking English passengers, “Is Little Nell dead?”, has any piece of fiction aroused as much interest, as speedily, as <i>Cat Person</i>, a …

Literature

The Sexiest Books You'll Ever Have The Pleasure Of Reading

A few years ago, people around the world were completely incapacitated by a literary phenomenon. I saw rows of mothers reading the book in chaise …

Books

6 Things You Should Never Stop Asking For In Your Relationship

Relationships are give and take. You give your time, thoughts, consideration, care and love to your partner -- and then you expect something in …

Tony Robbins started out as a broke janitor — then he saved a week's worth of pay, and the way he spent it changed his life

Tony Robbins is the world's premiere "performance coach," a job that entails selling out stadiums with life coaching seminars and serving as a sort of leadership consultant to clients like billionaire investor Paul Tudor Jones and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff. It's also a career path he carved out …

Writing Rituals and Routines

How to Become a More Disciplined Writer<p>Some of us follow routines that help us <i>avoid</i> writing—visiting YouTube, checking text messages, peering inside …

A professor who studied relationships for 50 years says this is how you make love last

A professor has analysed more than 1,100 studies on relationships to compile a list of strategies to making love last.<p>Brian Ogolsky, professor in human development and family studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, looked at every piece of academic research published on the topic of …

The Number One Reason People Find It Hard to Be Affectionate

Expressing affection and gratitude for your partner not only increases your relationship satisfaction, but also strengthens your partner’s …

How getting rid of my smartphone revolutionised my life

How long would you last doing a simple cognitive task without checking your smartphone or social media feed, before you get fidgety and bored? Ten …

Social Media

A Little-Known Cause of Burnout

In 1957, McGill University psychology professor Donald Hebb paid college students to lie on a bed in a room the size of a cubicle day and night. They …

Medium – Read, write and share stories that matter

7 Travel Habits That Frequent Fliers Swear By

Here’s what you need to know to fly like a pro in the era of long airport security lines.<p>Remember how George Clooney’s ultra-slick character in “Up …

MashReads Podcast: For narrative nonfiction at its best, read 'The Devil in the White City'

Sometimes the best time machine you can find is a good book.<p>This week on the <i>MashReads Podcast</i>, we take a deep dive into American history by reading …

Books

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Audible.com best-sellers for week ending August 18:<p>Fiction<p>1. A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, narrated by Roy …