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10 Rules of Success.

Best Advice I Ever Got: Your Mindset Is Everything

What's the value of a great idea if you don't do something with it?<p><i>Raymond Kishk is the founder of Interstate Air Conditioning & Heating. In business for more than three decades, Interstate Air Conditioning & Heating provides professional HVAC services in NYC. Bringing a true passion for the</i> …

Business Strategy

Life's Stories

How you arrange the plot points of your life into a narrative can shape who you are—and is a fundamental part of being human.<p>In Paul Murray's novel <i>Skippy Dies,</i> there’s a point where the main character, Howard, has an existential crisis.“‘It’s just not how I expected my life would be,'" he …

Psychology

Science says your “gut feeling” isn’t a metaphor

The brain’s powers are a little overrated. To keep your body going, you don’t need a functioning brain, but you do need something to provide energy. Enter the gut.<p>We may not give it much thought—because, literally, it happens without conscious thought—but the process of extracting energy from food …

Microbiology

Delaying marriage, educating the next generation

Every year millions of adolescent girls marry young in South Asia. They are burdened with responsibilities as young wives and teenage mothers. In …

Surprising Facts About Willpower and Self-Control

In 1996, psychologist Roy Baumeister, PhD, conducted a cruel experiment. With some of his former Case Western Reserve University colleagues, he …

How Unconscious Thinking Impacts Conscious Decision Making

A trio of researchers with the University of New South Wales, has found evidence to support the notion that unconscious thinking does impact …

The simplest way to get — and stay — happy, according to psychologists

In other words, when was the last time you were truly happy?<p>It's an amazing, but often fleeting, feeling. And many of us don't get enough of it.<p>What's more, there's a common belief that if we seek out things like a better career, more money, and meaningful companionship, we'll be happier as a …

Happiness

4 Powerful Mantras to Help You Deal with Fear and Anxiety

<b>“Trust that, when you are not holding yourself together so tightly, you will not fall apart. Trust that it is more important to fulfill your</b> …

Self-help

5 ways to overcome challenges

<b>1. Think big</b><p>The biggest barrier to achieving success is often ourselves and those around us. How often have you thought about doing something …

How Writing Down Specific Goals Can Empower Struggling Students

Goal-setting closed achievement gaps in a recent experiment. The key element? Students put their thoughts in writing.<br>[[ This is a content summary …

Jordan Peterson

Here's An Exclusive First Look At The New Dr. Seuss Book

One Book Two Book Red Book New Book. Take a sneak peek at What Pet Should I Get?, which will hit shelves July 28.

RSC and Samsung Bring Shakespeare to Smartphones

Royal Shakespeare Company and Samsung launch RE:Shakespeare app to inspire a new generation with the Bard’s work<p>The works of William Shakespeare have been described as unaccessible, but now the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) aims to change that.<p>The theatre company has teamed up with Samsung to …

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French Food

Literary Agent Maria Ribas Explains How to Use Platform to Sell Your Books

When you hear the word “platform,” do you feel dread or excitement? Do you see social media and blogs as forced self-promotion or as an opportunity …

Writing

Staging a revolution: Malawi's sex workers seize their rights with theatre

An innovative project by and for sex workers in Malawi is helping bring about much-needed change<p>Mercy was just 16 when her mother was taken ill and she found herself with five young siblings to support. She accepted help from a friend who dressed her in uncomfortable clothing and took her to a club …

How to Improve Your Writing: 5 Secrets From Hollywood

Thanks to the internet, people are reading and writing more than ever. But is it me, or does it seem like the quality of that writing has gotten <i>worse</i>?<p>…

How to Write a Short Story from Start to Finish

by Joe BuntingI’m working on a new short story. However, it’s been a while, and I’m feeling out of practice, like I have to figure out how to write a …

Creative Writing

The productivity trick one author used to write over 40 books

Over the next 38 years, he published 47 novels, 18 works of non-fiction, 12 short stories, 2 plays, and an assortment of articles and letters.<p>Trollope achieved his incredible productivity by writing in 15-minute intervals for three hours per day.<p>His strategy is explained in Mason Currey's book, …

Time Management

4 Things to Consider When Finding an Acting Teacher

The teachers you choose to train with will be a major influence in the development of your craft, and thus will have a strong impact on your career. …

Al Pacino interview: Hollywood's go-to gangster on why he has no regrets - not even Godfather III

Al Pacino has so much chutzpah that he commands every room, every film set, and every theatre stage on or in which he appears. “I am a movie star,” …

How to Be the Kind of Influential Leader That You Would Like to Follow

Are you the kind of leader that you would like to follow? If not, then you've got some work to do.<p>Leadership is not about titles. Leadership doesn't necessarily imply having a position at the highest executive level within a company, or being the boss. There are any many types of leadership, and …

Leadership

How to Co-Lead a Team

We don’t lead alone. We lead with others. The days of the ‘Great Man’ theory of Leadership – where one sole leader rules over the masses from their ivory tower, are long gone.<p>Some of us quite literally lead with another person – we co-lead a project, a team, or an organization with a peer. A study …