Seán Mistéil

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Why Authors Are Earning Less Even As Book Sales Rise

HarperCollins reported $490 million in sales for the last quarter on Thursday, up $83 million from the same quarter in 2017, partially due to rising digital audiobook and ebook sales. It’s just the latest confirmation that traditional book publishers are doing well for themselves: The Publishers …

Writing

Butterscotch-Toasted Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 375°F. Spread oats in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 10 …

Dessert

Social Learning: Introduction

I’m writing a guest chapter for a book today, aiming for 6,000 words, as an overview of Social Learning: it explores the ‘context of the Social Age’, …

Pedagogy

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Most of All, Reduce.

About 4.5 pounds. That’s the amount of trash—banana peels, frayed toothbrushes, busted electronics, plastic wrappers, greasy pizza boxes—that the …

Sustainability

Don’t put plastic containers in microwave or dishwasher, new research says

Do you regularly heat up leftovers in plastic food-storage containers? Do you put plastic reusable water bottles in the dishwasher when they need a …

Immune System

The truth about income inequality, in six amazing charts

It has become fashionable in recent years to downplay the growth of income and wealth inequality in the developed world, especially in the United States — and also its consequences.<p>It’s not surprising that the naysaying comes mostly from spokespersons for the 1%, who, after all, are the chief …

Economics

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely claims economy, jobs best ever

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is grossly overstating the extent of U.S. economic and job gains.<p>In a tweet Monday, he declares that the economy has "never been better" and jobs are at the "best point in history."<p>In fact, the economy and jobs are nowhere close to historic bests based on …

Donald Trump

7 Reusable Items You Should Always Have Around (Because Recycling Isn't Enough)

Reusing something is almost always easier on the planet than choosing a disposable—but recyclable—version, especially when you consider that …

Sustainability

‘I Used to Get Out of Breath at Half a Mile. Now I Crush Ultras’

Martha Phillips used to get a side stitch after just 20 seconds. Now she finds ultramarathons easier than marathons.<p>In 2013, I was 25 years old and inactive. I had recently moved to a new city, and even though I had a gym membership, I wasn’t inspired to go. I didn’t know anyone, and my main …

Marathons

Barack Obama, Where Are You?

Barack Obama was six months into his post–White House life when Donald Trump found a new way to grab his attention. It was a Tuesday morning deep in …

Barack Obama

People with depression use language differently – here's how to spot it

From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the …

Depression

These 2 Hot Trainers Share a Beginner Dumbbell Workout Literally Anyone Can Do

Eric Leija, senior kettlebell trainer at Onnit who's also known as primal.swoledier on Instagram, and Jay Maryniak, NASM-CPT, CES, have teamed up to bless the world with their abs and full-body dumbbell workout. You might take one look at these guys and think, "There's no way I can keep up with …

Workouts

Here’s What Foam Rolling Is Actually Doing When It Hurts So Good

Roll through the pain. We’ve all done it—in that it “hurts so bad I want to stop, but I know if I stop I’ll regret it” sort of way. Maybe before a …

Massage Therapy

15 Climate Change Facts That You'll Know Are True If You're Not An Idiot

1. Let's clear this up: the overwhelming majority of climate scientists — aka the experts — believe that climate change is REAL, happening, and is …

Climate Change

Age grading: how masters runners level the playing field

Photo: USATF/Instagram.<p>If you’re a masters runner who can’t shake a creeping sense of disappointment with your running performance as you age, take …

Marathons

6 Workout Tips That Will Build You Stronger, Faster Legs

You have to do more than log miles if you want to see some serious results.<p>Having strong legs is essential for making you a faster and more efficient runner. That’s why you should regularly incorporate lower-body exercises into your routine in addition to logging your weekly miles.<p>Not sure where to …

Workouts

List of 100+ Reputable Book Publishing Companies

Are you looking to get your book published?<p>Here’s our list of reputable book publishing companies you might consider working with.<p>We’ve organized the …

How An Editing App Can Increase Writing Productivity

By BookBaby author Jennifer XueUsing an editing app can reduce your editing time significantly. You also improve writing productivity when you use an …

Writing

Six things they say you should probably do if you want to be a writer

1. Write. Just do it.Okay, so I’m doing it. I’m writing.It is early morning. The heat wave finally broke and it feels actually cold compared to the …

Writing

Rick Steves: Top towns of coastal Ireland

When someone asks me about visiting Ireland, I tell them not to miss the southwest coast. This is the place to experience the wonders of the Gaelic language and old Irish civilization, as well as the country's contemporary charms. It's the most mystical, Celtic, spiritual and rugged region of …

European Travel

The Secret to Perfectly Fried Fish Is an Ingredient You Probably Have in Your Pantry

The universally loved fish fry—from Lenten Fridays to slaw- and hush puppy-filled summer gatherings—transforms flaky white fillets into golden-fried …

How To Make the Easiest Pasta Salad — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Is there a more quintessential summer side dish than pasta salad? This cool salad keeps well for picnics and potlucks, you can make a big batch to …

Calories and macros and BMI don’t count. Here are the numbers that really matter.

Health often seems like a numbers game. What’s your blood-sugar level? How many calories are you eating? And are you getting the right percentage of macros (or macronutrients)? The problem is that sometimes we track, count and obsess over numbers that don’t matter very much for our overall health. …

Nutrition

2 quick ways to clean your grill without a grill brush

Now that it's summer, it's time to break out the grill. Not only to enjoy cooking outdoors, but also to keep from heating up the house and dirtying up the entire kitchen for a single meal.<p>While you should deep-clean your grill before you start using it for the season and when you put it away come …

Don’t Have One To-Do List — Have Three

A to-do list can help you stay organized and focused, but it can also become overwhelming when it gets too long and you’re not sure what to tackle next. Try keeping three lists — and a calendar. To start off, think about all of the tasks assigned to you. Which of them truly have to get done …

5 Anti-Inflammatory Foods You Should Try This Week To Burn Stubborn Belly Fat

If you are what you eat, then we want to eat healthy (with a few pieces of dark chocolate on the side). Eating is what will help you lose weight – …

4 Foods You Should Eat Right After You Wake Up For A Better Day

Your diet affects you more than you may realize. In fact, the foods you eat have a major impact on how your day will play out. Think about it: If you …

Is Your Company Ready for the Rise of Smart Cities?

The movement to make cities smarter is transforming municipal governments worldwide. But that’s only one side of the story. For companies, smart cities represent major business opportunities — and not only for tech firms selling systems to government agencies.<p>Technology is reconfiguring traditional …

500 Ways To Be A Better Writer

Overview<p>500 Ways To Be A Better Writer by Chuck Wendig<p>“If it weren't for Chuck Wendig's advice, I'd have fallen off the writing map long ago.” -- …

Researchers Reveal The Three Ways Human Civilization Could End

A full-blown collapse will occur when the planet becomes too sensitive to recover from damage caused by human beings.<p>Civilization on Earth is most …