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10 Underrated Science Fiction Books To Read When You Want Something Off-The-Beaten Path

It's hard to claim that science fiction is an "underrated" genre. Our big budget movies are full of space expeditions and alien invasions, our TV …

How to Write an Ode

Writing an ode is a fun task for anyone who wants to exercise both their creativity and their analytical mind. The form follows a prescribed format …

Literature

How to Save your Story Ending

IN his influential book, <i>Save the Cat,</i> Blake Snyder<br>offers an approach to writing <b>your story</b> that comprises of a beat sheet of fifteen dramatic …

Setup

Fiction Writing Contests Worth Your Time (Fall 2017 Edition)

Inspired by Lit Hub’s 100 rejections per year post, my goal was to make at least 50 submissions in 2017. Since my last contest roundup, I’m at 78 …

Creative Writing

How to write a prize-winning short story

Short story writing takes great skill. You have to engage your reader and get them invested in your characters – all in under 4,000 words. Here are …

Writing

8 fantasy novels to read while you wait for the next season of Game of Thrones

More fantastic worlds to dive into<p>The latest season of <i>Game of Thrones</i> is coming to an end this weekend, which means that you’re going to need to get your epic fantasy fix somewhere else, possibly until 2019. You could go back and re-read the entire <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> series, but you could also …

Books

I've adopted a '2-hour rule' based on the habit that led Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche to brilliance — and it's had the highest ROI of anything I've done

Albert Einstein was 16 years old when he first flirted with the idea of special relativity.<p>He was a daydreamer. The pioneering theory that lead him to establish the foundation of modern physics was actually envisioned in one of his many famous thought experiments.<p>He wondered, specifically, what …

Creativity

8 Infographics That Will Help You Improve Your Writing

1) 10 Tips To Improve Your GrammarI always find it interesting when writers will pledge a commitment to their craft, but shrug their shoulders when I …

Creative Writing

Not Cooling Down After Your Workout? Here's How That Messes With Your Body

It's hard enough to fit a full workout into your busy schedule, so if you're in a hurry, you might forget (or simply skip over) the cooldown after your sweat session is all said and done. After all, you're just trying to save yourself some time. But failing to give your body some TLC after a tough …

8 Writing Tips I Wish I Knew Before I Started Blogging

I wrote my first blog post two summers ago. And I wish I could erase it from the internet. Reading it is like looking at my middle school Facebook …

Writing

Rotation Training for Athletes & Lifters

The 7th Functional Movement Pattern<p>The 7th Movement Pattern<p>Rotation is actually NOT one of the 6 foundational movement patterns (squat, hinge, lunge, …

Tip: The Best Way to Do Flyes

Make this exercise work even better for pecs. Here's how.<p>Get your upper back off the top of the bench. This allows the scapula to move with more …

5 “Laws” of Muscle Building You Should Forget

Unless you’re browsing the annuls of PubMed, you’re going to be hard pressed to find anything remotely new and unique in the fitness world.<p>Sure, …

Fitness

Tip: Flye, Push-Up Drop Set on Rings

For this mechanical drop set, you go from the hardest to easiest movement to match your fatigue level: wide flyes, bent-arm flyes, push-ups.<p>Start …

Tip: Flip Your Grip and Banish Elbow Pain

If your elbows are cranky, it may be a sign of weakness. Use these two exercises to get stronger, build your arms, and squash pain.<p>The Poor Elbow<p>It's …

Pain

10 Fitness YouTube Channels That Will Get You Ripped For Free

From boutique boxing gyms to rage yoga, fitness is becoming increasingly niche – and increasingly expensive to match. We all want the celebrity body …

Fitness

100 Great Works of Dystopian Fiction

We may or may not be living in a dystopian age, but we are certainly living in an age of dystopias. At every turn in a bookstore aisle, you’re …

Books

#6 Websites Which Can be a Book Lover's Paradise

Now, read a book on your smartphone for free<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Whether it's a lazy sunny afternoon or a rainy day, you are travelling or are at leisure, books have always been a much loved resort for many. While the love for a …

Books

6 Resistance Band Exercises That Will Make You Stronger

​Feel the burn—without the back pain.<p>There are few things less sexy than having back problems (something I know all too well). You feel old. You feel out of commission. You feel totally and utterly hopeless. But what if we were to tell you that there’s a way to alleviate some of that pain and …

Workouts

Tip: Strong Grip, Mobile Wrists

Fix your wrist and hand mobility issues to make front squats, push-ups, and Olympic lifts easier.<p>It's All in the Wrist<p>Your wrists and hands take a …

Yoga

4 elbow-friendly moves for bigger triceps

I can’t tell you how many times I see people at the gym machining through skullcrushers, only to stand up between sets and rub their elbows. Other …

4 Powerful Daily Mobility Drills

<b>Athletes inevitably get tight and achy.</b> They need effective mobilization techniques to not only keep their bodies supple, but also combat the ill …

Workouts

10 Utterly Unique Books That Will Make You Question The "Rules" Of Writing

When you read a lot of books, you start to notice a few familiar patterns. Like... those two characters who hate each other on page one? They're …

Thinking About Writing a Book? Here Are 4 Tips. | Inc.com

<i>By Tiana Laurence, co-founder and CMO of Factom.</i><p>I wrote a book. That might be hard for some to believe given that I'm a technology executive. In many ways, it's even harder for me to believe. Writing has not come naturally (more on that below), but this journey has shown that inspiration and grit …

Writing

5 Apps That Will Help You Finish Writing Your Book | Inc.com

Authors are not immune to procrastination, nor to distraction. To write a book requires dedication and a consistent writing schedule, but any author will tell you that the kind of focus needed to finish something as long as a book doesn't come naturally. It's a skill that they have developed over …

Writing

23 Little Internet Browsing Tricks That Will Make Your Life Better

Save money, increase productivity, and look at more cute dogs and cats.

Google

What Is an Unreliable Narrator and How Can I Identify One?

How to Recognize and Create an Unreliable Narrator<p>Trust Issues With the Narrator Character<p>Updated November 10, 2017<p>In fiction, as in life, the …

Creative Writing

Total-Body Sled Training

17 Exercises You Gotta Try<p>Photo Credit: Rogue Fitness<p>Sled training may have started with high level athletes, but today everyone is doing it, from …