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How to Create and Stick to a Writing Schedule

Don’t like math? Skip this article, then, because figuring out a writing schedule to stay productive involves a few numbers.<p>The key to a productive …

Writing

What you need to know before buying a magnesium supplement

Magnesium is all the rage right now, and for good reason. Nutritionist Adrienne Dowd, RD, of Parsley Health explains, “In general, magnesium is a …

Wellness

1 hour per day doing this mental exercise will exponentially increase your success

<b>“Remember, dreams without goals are just dreams and they ultimately fuel disappointment. Have dreams, but have goals, life goals, yearly goals,</b> …

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Pierce Brosnan Is Dressing Exactly How You Wish Your Dad Would Dress

He might not be as polished as his 007 days but Pierce Brosnan is still fighting the good fight when it comes to dressing for his age. Much like his …

Men's Fashion

'Carbohydrates are killing us'

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>This year, more than 610,000 Americans will die from heart disease. It’s the leading cause of death for both men and women.<p>For …

Diabetes

The 15-minute dish that will wow weeknight dinner guests

Presented by Perdue<p>Hosting your monthly book club or women’s circle at your place always <i>sounds</i> like a good idea—until it’s the night before and …

Food

Unlock your character’s inner voice. Write top dialogue with this simple trick.

I use this method to flip my dialogue from clumsy and turgid into something more raw and compelling.There are hundreds of ways of accessing the …

Creative Writing

Want Instant Motivation? Read This Book Now.

Recently, I started reading it again. Immediately, my workouts got more intense. I began thinking bigger about my goals and my vision for my future.<p>I've read hundreds (potentially thousands) of self-help and business books over the past decade. Very few have the <i>it-factor</i>. Some of them do, though. …

Motivation

How Your Shorts Should Fit: What the 3 Key Inseams Look Like on 3 Real Guys

Here's everything you need to know for summer '18.<p>When the dog days of summer roll in, shorts are an absolute essential. Forget all the hand-wringing about when and where to wear them—you’ll know. It might be a backyard barbecue. Or a particularly balmy evening at the bar. Or, in this particular …

Men's Fashion

The Key to Good Camera Movement: Motivation

Good camera movement doesn't have to be fancy, it just has to be motivated.Everyone loves a unique, complicated camera movement. The centrifuge scene …

Cinematography

Here's What Scott Adams Says About Goals

Goals are for losers.<p>That’s according to Scott Adams, the creator of <i>Dilbert.</i> He puts his success down to an alternative approach to goal setting.<p>Early in his career, Adams built a system whereby he created in public—and gauged how the public reacted. Examples of his creations include businesses, …

Comic Strips

These Are HBO's 9 Best Comedies Ever

HBO has built its legacy on tentpole series like <i>The Sopranos</i> and <i>Game of Thrones</i>, but you could make the most out of your subscription by just …

Comedy

The neuroscience of change: How to train your brain to create better habits

“The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” — Samuel Johnson<p>A lot of our daily actions are automatic. Your …

accountabilitypartner

3 Stretches That Un-Slouch Your Back—All You Need Is A Doorway

Are you sitting up straight right now? You probably are now that I reminded you. Sitting at a desk or hunching over a computer all day is horrible for your neck, back, and overall posture. If you feel tight in your chest and shoulders, do this series of stretches a few times a week to loosen up. …

Yoga

This hydration schedule will help you sleep like a baby, experts say

Do you frequently feel sluggish and irritated for no good reason when you wake up in the morning, instead of feeling rested and refreshed?<p>You might …

Wellness

A Lost Secret: How To Get Kids To Pay Attention

Fifteen years ago, psychologists Barbara Rogoff and Maricela Correa-Chavez ran a simple experiment. They wanted to see how well kids pay attention — even if they don't have to.<p>They would bring two kids, between the ages 5 to 11, into a room and have them sit at two tables.<p>Then they had a research …

Parenting

5 Carbs That Will Help You Burn Fat Quicker, According To Nutritionists

Carbs can and should be your friends. In fact, you need them to help shed belly fat. Everyone needs carbohydrates in their diets and the right ones …

The best writing advice I have ever received

After failing so hard the first time, the person who gave it to me isn’t even a writer.I have been struggling to write for a very long time.In truth, …

Writing

25 Basic Camera Terms All Beginner Filmmakers Should Know

If you want to use a camera, you're gonna want to know this terminology.Filmmaking might be a creative art form, but it's also incredibly technical, …

The 10 best movies of 2018 (so far)

The 10 best movies of 2018 (so far)

Swimming Pools

‘Gotti’ Gets Whacked With 0% Rotten Tomatoes Score: A Deeper Look

For the handful of critics who went out of their way to watch <i>Gotti,</i> the John Travolta pic should sleep with the fishes.<p>As of this morning, the …

The Best Summer Reads of All Time

Entertaining does not have to be synonymous with trash. Some on this list are serious, some are funny, and some will keep you up all night. But all …

4 Amazing Movies Critics Were Completely Wrong About [Opinion]

Sometimes the world just isn’t ready for a masterpiece. Here are some examples.<p>It’s not that uncommon for movie critics to completely miss the boat …

5 Anti-Inflammatory Drinks You Should Try To Blast Belly Fat

It’s really easy to get dehydrated. You might think you’re drinking enough water over the course of a day but maybe you’re not. Being dehydrated can …

Wellness

This Cold Noodle Situation Is the Only Pasta Salad Any Picnic Actually Wants

By Emily Schultz<p>Catch me at every picnic with this silky, crunchy, zingy cold noodle salad (and my own folding chair).<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a weekly column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down.</i><p>In a recent <i>Bon Appétit</i> ideas meeting, we got on the subject of how lame …

Cooking

Low vitamin D levels may raise bowel cancer risk

In the largest study of its kind, low levels of vitamin D are linked with a significant increase in colorectal cancer risk. Conversely, higher levels …

4 things every child needs before breakfast

“The way you see [a child] is the way you treat them and the way you treat them is [who] they [will] become.” — adapted a quote from Goethe<p>Most …

Parenting

How to Turn Great Ideas into Exciting Plots

This is the one thing you need.Eureka!…Now what?Ever so often you get that flash of inspiration, the lightning bolt of FUN IDEA, the quirky character …

Creative Writing

The Persian Salmon That Knocked the Socks Off My Norwegian In-Laws

When I first moved to the U.S., I settled in Seattle with my husband’s parents, and one of the foods that always seemed appetizing to me was the pink salmon that his mom used to buy. One day, we had my husband’s grandparents over for dinner and had a side of salmon to cook, so I offered to make it …

41 Comics About The Ups And Downs Of Fatherhood

Life is always an adventure if you're a dad.<p>“Two words: Frustratingly wonderful.” That’s how dad and cartoonist Brian Gordon describes fatherhood.<p>Indeed, fatherhood is full of chaos, confusion and a whole lotta love. From pool tosses and Lego projects to bathroom disasters and mealtime fails, there …