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The next time you have work that’s ready to submit, why not send it to us?<p><i>The Sun</i> is a reader-supported ad-free magazine. We’ve been described in …

Creative Writing

The Supreme Court Just Helped Chipotle Boot 2,814 Workers From A Wage Theft Lawsuit

A judge’s order shows the real-world effects of the court’s decision to let employers force workers to give up their right to class-action lawsuits.<p>Nearly 3,000 current and former Chipotle employees just became some of the first low-wage workers to get stiffed by the Supreme Court’s landmark …

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Trump’s Desperate Attempts to Weaponize His Followers Will Not End Well

Trump’s Desperate Attempts to Weaponize His Followers Will Not End Well<p>August 5, 2018 by Susan Wright<p>This is one of those points I have continuously …

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Lawmakers seek investigation of Interior boss' land deal

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers called for an investigation Thursday into U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's involvement in a land deal with the chairman of an energy services company that does business with his agency.<p>A foundation created by Zinke and run by his wife, Lola, has been …

Infographic: Timeless tips to make you a better writer

Writing is darn near impossible to master, but there are methods to ease our editorial madness.<p>An infographic posted by GrammarCheck serves up eight …

I've Been to 26 Countries in Europe—These Are the 5 I Always Recommend

My first trip to Europe was a heady mix of excitement, nerves, and total awe. At 19, I wandered the streets of Le Marais wide-eyed, marveled at the …

4 ways to freshen up your writing

<i>This article originally appeared on</i> PR Daily <i>in May of 2017.</i><p>PR pros write, edit, review and rewrite dozens of documents each day.<p>Sometimes, all that …

Creative Writing

The One Decorating Mistake Designers Always Notice

There are countless small choices to make when decorating a room—from flooring and paint to lighting and furniture, it’s all important. But being …

What Happens When Writing Becomes Effortless?

Imagine that there is just one truth about yourself, the world and the Universe. The Universe is universal, as the name indicates. And so are you, …

5 Ways to Hook Your Reader In Every Scene

Many writing books talk about the importance of the first line, first paragraph and first page of a novel.<p>If you don’t grab the reader early in your …

Combat Shoulder Pain With This One Simple Exercise

Whoever developed the blueprint for the human shoulder joint didn't really have stability in mind. Take a look at an anatomical view of the shoulder …

Conflicting Characters Sell Stories

A study in conflicting characters: A performance of Ghosts in Berlin, 1983, with Inge Keller, Ulrich Mühe, and Simone von Zglinicki.The noted teacher …

Top 6 Online Resources for Short Story Markets

It is received wisdom that in order to get a book published you should start by placing short stories in literary magazines.Like most received …

Fiction Archetypes that Sell Like Wildfire

Contrary to common belief, authors don’t have the loneliest job. In fact, we continue to walk on the paths previously paved for us. In fiction …

15 Low-Light Houseplants That Are Easy to Maintain and (Nearly) Impossible to Kill

It is important that the home is not just a place where we survive, but where we live. People don’t just like their home to be functional—some really …

Get a Summer Shred in 21 Days with Bobby Maximus

Getting your summer abs won't be easy. It will be worth it.<p>So: You want to get ripped in less than a month?<p>It’s a big goal, especially if you're aiming to get in beach-worthy shape for the quickly approaching summer sun. And big goals require big commitments—which is exactly why you need this …

Workouts

You CAN Write a Publishable First Novel: 10 Do's and Don'ts

<i>Not every first novel is a practice novel.</i><p><b>by Anne R. Allen</b><p>It’s a sad truth that most first novels never see print. Editors call them “practice …

A VERY healthy 5.30am drink, SEVEN meals a day and minimal cardio: Personal trainer Camilla Akerberg, 28, shares the diet and exercise regime behind her incredible physique

Personal trainer and model Camilla Akerberg, 28, is used to fans asking for details about her go-to meal choices and exercise regime.<p>Now, to settle …

8-Week Online Nonfiction Workshop: Building a Writing Career on the Internet - Michele Filgate

“The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them,” Elizabeth Gilbert writes in <i>Big Magic</i>, her …

I want to supercharge my writing. Can you help?

Can you help me?<p>I need to develop ways to speed up my <i>actual</i> writing. I’d like to get faster at:<p>coming up with ideas<br>• researching<br>• writing compelling, …

This Plank Variation Will Set Your Abs on Fire

<b>WE HAVE NOTHING BAD</b> to say about the standard plank. It helps develop strength through your hips, glutes, and core. And it’s a challenging move.<p>What …

Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower 2018 Peak: When To See Shooting Stars

Fast and bright, the Eta Aquarids can produce up to 30 meteors an hour, including fireballs with trails lasting several seconds or minutes.<p>The Eta …

PTSD veterans 'cured' with ecstasy treatment in weeks, say scientists

Treating soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with the party drug ecstasy effectively cures the condition within weeks, according to a new study.<p>Scientists found that administering the illegal MDMA improved veterans’ receptiveness to traditional psychotherapy.<p>Published in …

This Trainer's Booty Workout Will Make Cable Machines Your New Favorite Thing

When it comes to booty gains, there is a lot of focus squats and deadlifts. But there's one piece of equipment that we're probably not using to its fullest potential if at all: the cable machine. Fitness influencer and trainer Stefanie Williams shared some of her favorite butt exercises using the …

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The Art of Rewriting: Tips For Tackling Your Next Draft

It’s a daunting question for writers: once the rough draft of your script is complete, how do you even <i>begin</i> to re-write it? On April 17, Film …

Mistakes Indie Authors Constantly Make

A couple of weeks back, I was on Skype with a potential client and as the conversation moved forward, I asked her about her website. And this is how …

Here's how we know the Big Bang happened

At 13.8 billion years ago, our entire observable universe was the size of a peach and had a temperature of over a trillion degrees.<p>That's a pretty simple, but very bold statement to make, and it's not a statement that's made lightly or easily. Indeed, even a hundred years ago, it would've sounded …

Mystery novelist Gail Bowen on how to write engaging fiction

Gail Bowen has written 17 Joanne Kilbourn mystery novels before her latest entry, <i>The Winners' Circle</i>. Yet, she says every time she opens her laptop …

Here’s the one crucial thing you must do before you write

Here are the mistakes most writers make:• They use passive voice too much, hiding the “actor” of the sentence. (For example, “Mistakes were made.”)<br>• They …

Creative Writing

Let's silence the creative writing course snobs

These days, it is normal for authors to go to writing workshops – or teach them. So why does the idea they produce derivative writers persist?<p>What makes a writer? How do you become one? When I was younger, even asking those questions seemed to disqualify me: a writer isn’t something one becomes, I …

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