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7 Methods for Writing Your First Draft

<b>Introduction</b> <b><br>The Seed</b>Every story is—at the beginning—<br>the same opening of a door<br>onto a completely unknown space. <i><br>–Margaret Atwood</i>Every work of fiction …

Writing

33 Sephora employees reveal the one product you should buy

With its many gleaming rows of beauty products, Sephora is a makeup lover's heaven. But it can also be a nightmare — with so many options, it's hard to know what's really worth spending money on.<p>To narrow down the beauty chain's must-have products, INSIDER asked store employees, as well as Sephora …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

These Are the 10 Best-Selling Fragrances at Sephora Right Now

<i>This content originally appeared on People.</i>

The coolest places in NYC right now

In a city as big and overwhelming as Gotham, you might be struggling to find the absolute coolest places in NYC. Well, you’ve come to the right …

West Village

9 Great American Train Journeys too Epic to miss

There’s no need to get on an anti-septic flight or a tiring driving trip to get an amazing travel experience. Why not make the most of the best kept …

The Common Foods Dogs Can and Can’t Eat

Most dogs will happily chow down on human food, whether you give them a treat or they sneakily steal something off the counter. But some foods can be …

Nutrition

12 Terrifically Glamorous Camping Options

While we might prefer to avoid the awkward sounding neologism "glamping," there's no doubt that this modern trend of retiring to remote places while maintaining the trappings of luxury is now extremely popular.<p>Here are a few destinations and suggestions that allow one to camp out indulgently.<p>1. …

National Parks

25 secret European villages everyone should visit in their lifetime

A few winters ago, my family and I checked into a restored 17th-century estate in the tiny town of Lower Monferrato, in Piedmont, Italy. Our bay window looked out onto rolling hills covered in grapevines and, far, far in the landscape, the snow-topped Alps. No cars passed the cypress-dotted …

Where have all the female travel writers gone?

Only a quarter of the titles submitted to this year’s Dolman Travel Book award were women, despite Mary Kingsley and Matha Gellhorn demonstrating that women make excellent travellers<p>A Lady an explorer? A traveller in skirts?The notion’s just a trifle too seraphic:Let them stay and mind the babies, …

Books

6 Tips to Make the Most of your New York City Photography

New York City is a complicated place to photograph. On one hand, it is one of the grandest, most awe-inspiring, fastest moving, and most diverse …

Meditation for Beginners: 7 Tips For Those Who Say They Can't Meditate

One of the most healthy habits you can develop for yourself is meditation, hands down.<p>Countless research studies have shown its benefits, ranging …

Ecotourism in Costa Rica: The Ultimate Visitor's Guide

Shares 1K<p>Ecotourism in <b>Costa Rica</b> is a robust industry because the country was one of the earliest adopters of connecting nature/wildlife conservation …

Central America

10 Daily Habits That Will Radically Improve Your Life

Practical daily things to bring real positive change in your life.<p>Platitudes won't help you. I know, I've tried to implement them all. They're frustrating.<p>Go for it! Live for today! Stay motivated!<p>No kidding.<p>I'm more interested in how we can radically improve our lives. How can we stay truly …

Self-improvement

7 steps to a more productive morning

When you hear someone talk about mornings, what comes to mind? Do you picture peace and serenity with a warm cup of coffee in one hand and a computer …

The most unique date ideas in NYC

Grabbing a drink might be fine for the first time you go out with someone, but second, third or fourth dates call for some much more unique date …

Staten Island

How Do You Start a Blog?

How Do You Start a Blog?<p>Updated November 20, 2016<p>Maybe because I am a marketing consultant and I have started and written for many blogs, many times …

7 Easy Dinners That Basically Make Themselves

Minimum effort, maximum payoff.

Cooking

Seven incredible adventures you can have in a weekend

Have your weekends been a little lacklustre of late? You don't need to use up all your annual leave to have a real adventure – you'd be surprised how much you can squeeze into a couple of days.<p>From bear watching to bobsledding, these trips will do the trick. They start on a Thursday or Friday and …

Travel

The 20 Most Comforting Ina Garten Recipes to Make in This Lifetime

If you're searching for comfort foods, you'll likely end up landing on Ina Garten's recipes. The Barefoot Contessa has developed a well-deserved reputation as the queen of doable, crowd-pleasing, and comforting recipes, both savory and sweet. Consider this your official Ina Garten bucket list of …

9 questions about the global refugee crisis you were too embarrassed to ask

On World Refugee Day, looking at a 65 million person crisis.<p>“We don’t want them here,” President Donald Trump said on January 27, just before he signed his controversial executive order on immigrants and refugees. “We want to make sure we are not admitting into our country the very threats our …

Immigration

Trump’s America, where even park employees have become enemies of the state

Last Tuesday, for a few hours, Badlands National Park defied presidential orders. “Today, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is higher than at any time in the last 650,000 years #climate,” it tweeted. The account went on to discuss ocean acidity, carbon dioxide and the founding mission …

Donald Trump

This Enchanting English B&B Has Been Crowned the Best in the World

Take a look at what makes it so special.<p>Beating competition from across the globe, five English guest houses have emerged victorious in the World's Best Bread and Breakfast category at TripAdvisor's 2017 Travellers' Choice awards.<p>The number one spot went to Bindon Bottom B&B in the village of West …

English country houses you can stay in: get the Downton Abbey treatment

Become Lord or Lady of the Manor for the weekend by booking a room in one of these English country houses you can stay in…<p>If you’ve ever dreamed of …

Filipino Food With Subtlety, and a Splash of 7Up, at F.O.B.

At F.O.B., the shrimp arrive in full armor, with kinked feelers and eyes like capers. Shucked, they taste as if bred on garlic, butter and soy: delicious and familiar.<p>What makes the dish Filipino — what draws a line from this restaurant in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, to the Philippines, where the …

Dining Rooms

44 of the best long hiking trails in the continental US all on one map

So many trails, so little time. That’s sure how it feels sometimes when you’re trying to pick a new adventure to go on. It can be difficult deciding …

5 Mantras to Help You Become Calm and Confident

Can one simple phrase actually make a difference in your life? According to Sherianna Boyle, the answer is most definitely yes. She is the author of</i> …

Welcome To The Incredible Rainbow Mountains Of Peru

“The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive.” - Thich Nhat Hanh<p>One of the most magnificent geologic features in the world is the Ausangate Mountain of the Peruvian Andes. The mountain is striped with …

South America

6 Tips for Packing Light for a Trek

<b>Authored by Susan Guillory</b><p>When it comes to luggage, my preference is to travel with a suitcase, with enough clothing options to satisfy my whim. So …

Backpacking