Rebecca Hardcastle

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Meet Kangaroo, a $99 Windows 10 desktop PC as small as a smartphone

Desktop PCs aren’t exactly en vogue right now. In fact, PC sales are still in decline across the board and Windows 10 hasn’t been the sales boost …

The 5 Worst Things a Writer Can Say

This past week, I launched my fifth novel, Chance Harbor, provoking a friend to exclaim, "Wow, you're popping out books like Tic Tacs, aren't you?"<p>She has a point. Six years ago, I hadn't even published one book. It took me a quarter century to land a traditional publishing deal, so nobody could be …

19 Facts About The Deindustrialization Of America That Will Make You Weep

AP<p>See Also<p>The United States is rapidly becoming the very first "post-industrial" nation on the globe. All great economic empires eventually become fat and lazy and squander the great wealth that their forefathers have left them, but the pace at which America is accomplishing this is absolutely …

19 tricks stores use to make you spend more money

From supermarkets to department stores, retailers employ clever techniques designed to get you to spend more.<p>Stores are carefully engineered, and every aspect of the design has a highly specific purpose — from the background music to the interior wall color.<p>To become more of a savvy shopper — and …

The 10 best U.S. cities to build wealth

Many Americans, intent on building their fortune, think of heading to New York or San Francisco. But it turns out neither are the best U.S. city to …

6 Habits Of People Who Accomplish Everything On Their To-Do Lists

Does your to-do list take days to complete? Some people have figured out the secrets to getting everything done on time.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Few things are quite as fulfilling as scratching that …

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Author Explains Why Mysterious Archeological Find Blew Him Away and Sent an ‘Earthquake’ Through the Biblical Studies World

An author and Bible expert who has spent a great deal of time analyzing recent archaeological discoveries said that he has been “blown away” by an ancient tablet that was discovered back in 2000 — one that has caused an “earthquake” in the biblical studies field.<p>“The one [find] that really blew me …

3 Mind-Blowing Truths About Creativity

Best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert will make you reconsider what you thought you knew about creativity.<p>There is no shortage of people out there offering creativity advice. Whether you're willing to invest a Google search or a hefty portion of your training budget, entrepreneurs who want help …

Creativity

The Number of Drones Expected to Sell During the Holidays Is Scaring the Government

As many as one million drones could be sold during this year’s holiday season, FAA official Rich Swayze has told ATW Online.<p>Unmanned aerial vehicles …

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8 of the Best Secrets to Self-Improvement

It may sound challenging, but if you follow this advice every day, you'll be well on your way to self-improvement.<p>It's one thing to complain, whine, and vent at our frustrations in life. But does that really get you anywhere? No matter how much you complain, nothing will change if you don't take …

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The Hot 5 -- Books People Are Talking About This Week, or Should Be

The following article first appeared in The National Book Review<p>1. <i>Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights</i> by Salman Rushdie (Random House)<p>The title of Rushdie's 12th novel is a mischievous reference to Scheherazade's <i>1,001 Nights</i>, and the Satanic Verses author channels the eastern tradition …

30-Second Habits That Can Help Boost Your Career And Finances

You don’t need to commit a lot of time to make a big difference in your career path and financial future.<p>We get it—you’re crazy busy.<p>But what if we told you that you could do wonders for your career and even finances . . . in 30 seconds flat?<p>The truth is that you can get a lot done in half a …

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A financial planner says the best strategy to grow your wealth is something you can start doing today

According to certified financial planner Neal Frankle, the best thing you can do to increase your net worth is something anyone can do — and something anyone can start doing today.<p>"The absolute best advice I can provide for anyone who wants to start growing their net worth is to automate their …

How to Live By Faith and Not By Fear

What would happen if you let go of the need to have faith? Instead you were in complete connection with your source?<p>I would love to share with you the principles that have helped me in times where life has been thrown up in the air or I simply desire to experience more connection with God.<p><b>Acceptance</b><p>…

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The 10 Most Important Books You Need To Read To Expand Your Brain

Books suck. No question about it, almost everyone who writes a book is a crappy writer.<p>And this is a good thing.<p>It’s because the writer spent his …

The 15-Minute Routine This Man Used to Write More Than 40 Books

5 min read<p>This story originally appeared on JamesClear.com<p>Beginning with his first novel in 1847, Anthony Trollope wrote at an incredible pace. Over the next 38 years, he published 47 novels, 18 works of non-fiction, 12 short stories, two plays, and an assortment of articles and letters.<p>Trollope …

Time Management

25 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Want to expand your mind? A little bit of effort every day goes a long way.<p>In the Quora thread, “What would you do to be a little smarter every …

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What I Learned From Self-Publishing My Book

In 2006, I came up with (what I felt was) a brilliant idea for a novel. After letting the idea swim in my head for a few years, I finally got the chutzpah to write (and finish) it. After countless read-throughs and edits, I declared my book done and facetiously exclaimed: "Time to get money!"<p>Well, …

Harvard linguist points out the 58 most commonly misused words and phrases

In his latest book, "The Sense of Style," Harvard cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker explores the most common words and phrases that people stumble over.<p>The book is like a modern version of Strunk and White's classic "The Elements of Style," but one based on linguistics and updated for …

Surprising New Color Trends For Fall '15

Like clockwork each fall, the same colorways sweep through our favorite stores and e-comm sites en masse. You know 'em well: jewel tones like deep …

Stephen Colbert Opens Up About His Devout Christian Faith, Islam, Pope Francis, and More

In a surprisingly candid interview, the new Late Show host discussed the role his faith plays in his comedy, Charlie Hebdo, and what he’d ask Pope …

17 Depressingly Real Struggles Of Dating In Generation Text

Some Feelings is a collection of highly relevant fragments by artist Lydo Le.

How to Avoid the Worst Writing Tropes with Author and Literary Agent Jennie Goloboy

Comcastrodors, please welcome Jennie Goloboy. Jennie, an author of both fiction and non-fiction, has a PhD in the History of the American …

26 Things To Remember If You Want To Be Truly Happy

If you’ve asked yourself how to become a happier person, this is already a very good sign. Happiness is not something that happens to us by chance. …

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Anxious brains are inherited, study finds

The brain function that underlies anxiety and depression is inherited, a new study finds — but there is still plenty of space for experience and environment to reduce the risk of a full-blown mental disorder.<p>The research focused on rhesus monkeys. Like humans, some young rhesus monkeys have what's …

8 Simple DIY Ideas for Smartphone Photography

COOPH just released this fun little 3-minute video that shares 8 tips, tricks, and ideas for smartphone photography. It’s a dose of inspiration for …

Joyce Carol Oates On The Blurred Line Between Fiction And Reality

The author recently spoke to BuzzFeed about the true story behind her latest novel, Jack of Spades. Here's what she had to say.<p>When Joyce Carol Oates moved to Princeton, New Jersey, a few years ago, she never thought she'd find herself at the center of a stalking mystery drama in real life. But as …