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15 Tips For Sounding Much More Professional At The Office

A little bit of rephrasing goes a long way.<p>"Using positive language in a negative situation can have a big impact on how you're remembered." —yourmate155<p>"It'll make them respect you more." —Inebriatedclusterfuk<p>"The phrase 'I assumed...' has a very negative connotation, and people will view it as …

100 Books You Should Read Now: An English Professor's List

"We are all refugees from our childhoods. And so we turn, among other things, to stories. To write a story, to read a story, is to be a refugee from …

11 Coconut Oil Beauty Hacks We Love for Fall

Is there anything coconut oil can’t do? From your head to your toes, the superfood and green beauty’s “holy grail” oil remains one of the healthiest ways to treat yo’ self to some much-deserved pampering. Here are 11 coconut oil beauty hacks, products, and uses that we’re so here for this …

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Best books of 2017: 24 stand-out novels from last year

With new releases from literary giants such as Arundhati Roy and Paula Hawkins, as well as much-hyped debuts from a clutch of exciting young authors, …

100 Great Works of Dystopian Fiction

Vulture has compiled a list of 100 Great Works of Dystopian Fiction, “tales about a world gone wrong”. Entries on the list include some of the …

How to Empower Your Writing With a Brilliant Epigraph

Today’s guest post is by John MacIlroy. “Mac” is a retired attorney, CEO, and adjunct professor, now writing short fiction. His co-authored …

Mystery Solved: Why Literature’s Greatest Detectives Are All Obsessed With Food

One day, while scrolling through Twitter, a post from Kitchen Arts & Letters caught my eye. The renowned New York City bookstore was selling a “Nancy Drew Cookbook” from the ’70s, written by Nancy Drew author Carolyn Keene “herself.” (Keene was the pseudonym of several ghostwriters, male and …

Partition, 70 years on: Salman Rushdie, Kamila Shamsie and other writers reflect

Pankaj Mishra<p>To think about partition on its 70th anniversary is to think, unavoidably, about the extraordinary crisis in India today. The 50th and 60th anniversaries of one of the 20th century’s biggest calamities were leavened with the possibility that India, liberal-democratic, secular and …

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Successful People Swear By These Morning Habits

You could argue there are two types of people in this world: the morning person who’s inexplicably chipper at 5 a.m., and the person who hits snooze …

17 Charts That'll Make Buying Makeup So Much Easier

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The Daily Habits that Every Aspiring Author Must Develop

1. Write Daily<p>I had aspirations of writing a book ever since I started my very first blog. But it wasn’t until I got into the habit of writing 1000 …

You Will Do Something Incredible With Your Life if You Embrace These Mindsets

The world is full of amazing people. We look up to the most successful and incredible people. Some of them probably didn’t even realize how much …

18 Proven Ways to Be More Confident

No famous quotes, no lofty ideas. Just actions that lead to greater confidence and greater success.<p>There are some people -- I'm sure you know a few -- who seem to possess genuine confidence. It's as if they were born that way.<p>The rest of us are not as confident as we'd like to be -- especially in …

Is Nathan Hill a new Dickens? John Irving thinks he might be

FICTION<p>The Nix<p>By Nathan Hill<p>Knopf<p>628 pages, $24.95<p>Of course, John Irving likes "The Nix" and compares Nathan Hill to Dickens. How could he not? …

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Percy Bysshe Shelley Timeline

How It All Went Down<p>Aug 4, 1792<p>Percy Bysshe Shelley Born<p>Percy Bysshe Shelley is born in Horsham, England. He is the first of seven children of the …

What is Mary Shelley's narrative style in Frankenstein?In other words, how does Shelley tell the story, i.e. what remains concealed/revealed and...

Mary Shelley uses a multiple narrative in <i>Frankenstein</i>. A multiple narrative (sometimes referred to as an epistolary narrative) uses the voices of …

You Need to Give Up These Toxic Habits If You Want to Be Exceptionally Successful

<b>These common habits are standing in the way of your ultimate success.</b><p>The internet is chock full of daily habits that will help your routine (I’ve …

12 Free Resources to Help You Get More Organized In 2017

We are all guilty of procrastinating from time to time—there’s <i>always</i> something more interesting than the work in hand. We usually think it’s no big …