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Writing a novel? Here are four things you need to know.

This month, more than 300,000 souls will participate in National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, an annual ritual in which, as the name suggests, one attempts to write an entire novel in a month that doesn't even have 31 days. If you are one of the hardy (or foolhardy) individuals embarking on …

Creative Writing

Business Startup Tools: A Curated List of Our Favorite Tools and Resources to Build Your Company

These are the tools that we know, love, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend—many of them we use ourselves. Use them to propel your startup into …

Small Business

5 sneaky ways to uncover the truth about work-life balance in a job interview

The problem is, it's hard to know before you actually start working in any given job how much work-life balance it offers.<p>Of course, you can outright ask the interviewer about it — but there's no guarantee they'll be completely honest, says Matt Mickiewicz, cofounder of Hired, a site for finding …

Employment

The Millennial’s Guide to Holiday Budgeting When You Live Paycheck to Paycheck

I love the beginning of fall as much as the next girl (give me crazy leaf colors, scary movies and chili recipes and I’m a happy camper), but the second November 1 rolls around, I snap out of my autumnal haze. It’s like an alarm goes off that starts screeching “the holidays are coming and it’s time …

10 'French Fry' Recipes That Aren't Super-Bad for You

Aside from maybe having a slumber party with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, there is little in life that can compare with French fries. But before you run out to the nearest Mickey D's, consider these ten healthier alternatives.<p><b>Zucchini "Fries"</b><p>Crispy, salty and delicious. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Baked Sweet</b> …

Cooking

15 Signs You're in a Healthy Relationship

Being in love is great and all, but what you really need for a lasting, healthy relationship is a solid, compatible partner. Here, experts share 15 things that happy, thriving...

University of Illinois

Dieting By the Numbers: Lose Weight and Build Muscle to Transform Your Body

In order for a weight loss program to be successful, the end product should be a "transformed" physique; drastic decreases in body fat accompanied by …

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SAP Startup Focus Program Launches In The MENA Region

You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>After having engaged over 2,000 startups in 57 countries around the world, enterprise application software giant SAP has now kicked off its SAP Startup Focus Program in the MENA region as well. The 12-month …

Startups

5 Easy Swaps to Get More Fiber and Boost Weight Loss

When you think about “slimming” foods beans probably don’t spring to mind. Most people think of green salads and lean proteins as the keys to …

Five ways to maintain a long-term relationship

What does it take to make a long-term relationship work? We spoke to relationship professionals about the science behind matching systems on dating websites for their top tips<p>Just what does it take to have a long-term relationship? After dating website eHarmony.co.uk carried out a psychological …

EHarmony

10 Ways to Make Time for Exercise -- Even When You Don't Have Time

I am passionate (and perhaps slightly fanatic!) about encouraging women to exercise as part of their daily lives. It's not that I'm training for a triathlon or getting ready to run a marathon (believe me, those things will never happen!). It's just that I've learned the power of regular physical …

How to Make 3-Ingredient Banana and Nutella Spring Rolls

Banana and Nutella -- a match made in heaven. From a delicious granola mix to a satisfying and creamy smoothie, this delectable combination is everywhere. Just when you thought these flavors couldn't be incorporated into any other food, the banana and Nutella spring roll is born.<p>The crispiness of …

One Way to Keep Relationships Happy: 'Performance Reviews'

I watch the <i>Today Show</i> every morning. And not too long ago, they had a really interesting segment that discussed whether or not people in marriages should undergo a "performance review." While you might be shaking your head and doubling over with uncontrollable laughter at the mere thought of it, I …

World Peace

12 Ways to Burn More Calories During ANY Workout

Calorie torching on-fleek.<p>When you're trying to drop pounds, your workouts aren’t just a great way to blow off steam after a tough day; they're also a key part of reaching your goal weight. So what’s going to give you the most bang for your calorie-burning buck?<p>As it turns out, a …

5 Ways to Improve Your Work-Life Balance Right Now

Genetics science tells us that life itself thrives via diversity. Your company does too.<p>Within your company, very different people with amazingly …

The Workplace

Zero Belly Recipe: Easy Chicken and Rice Soup

This delicious recipe for a lunchtime (or anytime) soup couldn't be easier. It's just one of the 150+ belly-flattening recipes in the best-selling …

Recipes

Time Block to Stay Focused and Motivated

Although having a flexible schedule can seem like a dream, it can soon turn into a nightmare! That's why as a time coach and trainer, I recommend people set up a structure that helps them to align with their priorities.<p>Here's how to time block your schedule to stay focused and motivated:<p><b>Decide on</b> …

Time Management

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Why You Should Exercise Every Day: 14 Reasons That Will Get Your Butt To The Gym

The number on the scale isn’t the only reason to exercise. If your only goal is to lose weight, you might not stick with your workout regimen. I'm a …

Exercise

The 10 Best Honeymoon Destinations -- For ANY Budget

<i>By Amanda Chatel</i><p>After the madness of the wedding is over, it's time to relax. Traditionally, that relaxation comes in the form of a nice long honeymoon in some exotic place, of which both you and your partner have dreamed.<p><b>Unfortunately, after the big event and the amount of money you spent on it,</b> …

Dominican Republic

The 25 Best Jobs for Work-Life Balance

A new ranking suggests tech isn't only for workaholics and confirms your suspicions -- the juggle really is getting harder.<p>Choosing a job you love isn't just about matching your skills to the market to land an in-demand gig with an adequate salary. Where you work affects your whole life, shaping …