Tiffany Ates

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What Exactly Is A Coffee Bloom, Anyway?

Whether you're a coffee addict or just a casual drinker, you've probably heard the term "coffee bloom" at some point. Most likely, if you were in the presence of a holier-than-thou barista or a serious coffee snob, you weren't only subjected to this jargon. You were expected to understand what it …

Coffee

Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes That'll Feed You For Days

We all know that some very decadent recipes can be made in the slow cooker. Between the hot chocolate and nachos, it's easy to forget about dinner altogether and go for the comfort foods that slow cookers do best. But guys, the slow cooker is good at putting together a wholesome meal too -- it does …

Cooking

Use Short Fiction to Help Your Novel Writing

I don’t know about other novel writers, but something happens to my brain between drafts. It’s tired, but it’s too revved up to stop. The state …

Best Credit Cards for Every Type of Traveler

<i>Photo via Shutterstock</i><p>For a long time, we here at SmarterTravel have been recommending plastic as the best way for travelers to spend money: credit cards for big-ticket purchases, debit (ATM) cards for cash. But which cards to choose? Clearly there is no single best card. What's best for you …

How Writing Fiction Masters Fear

When novelist Harriet Lane received a serious diagnosis, she started telling stories that let her meet anxiety on her own terms.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b> <b>See entries from Jonathan Franzen, Amy Tan, Khaled Hosseini, and</b> …

Literature

Call For Writers: Unlikeable Women

Our theme week for February 2015 will be <b>Unlikeable Women</b>.<p>Representations of female antiheroines are on the rise. Contemporary audiences love morally …

Homemade Ranch Mix Is A Revelation For Dressing Lovers

The simple combination of buttermilk, herbs and spices has long been a favorite recipe. It's made salads that much more glorious, chicken wings something to write home about, and crudites worth eating. Ranch dressing has made many of our lives happier.<p>We will always have a soft spot for …

Want to Be Inspired and Authentic? Start Writing More

When I was a kid, I wanted to become an entrepreneur, engineer, and an inventor. And I have been passionately pursuing that dream since my teenage days. What I did not realize then is how much personal gratification I would get from writing.<p>I regularly write articles, blogs, and papers on Sunday …

Communication Skills

I Needed to Create a Writing Portfolio; Let Me Show You How I Did It

Last year, with the help of two sample writing assignments (and a great interview), I convinced a Fortune 60 company to hire me to write the bulk of its digital content. A big career change from the last 14 years of my professional life — and an exciting one.<p>While happy in my role, big companies …

A Goal Plan for Writers Designed to Guarantee Success

<i>Editor’s Note: The following content is provided to Writer’s Digest by a writing community partner.</i> <i>This content is sponsored by American Writers &</i> …

3 Tips for Becoming a Better Professional Writer

<i>This article originally appeared on Levo.com.</i><p>Writing effectively in a professional setting is a key skill to learn early–and it requires discipline. …

How to Make Flavorful, Healthy Vegetarian Meals

Vegetarian cooking is awesome—once you master the tricks of the trade.<p>Cooking great vegetarian food is not rocket science. In fact, some of our favorite chefs—like <b>Yotam Ottelenghi</b>—embrace a veggie-forward menu, proving that we don't <i>need</i> meat for flavor or substance. Whether you're a full-time …

Here's The Secret To Saving Almost $400 On Your Next Plane Ticket

Fortunately, we just got a lot more science to offset the art.<p>The good folks over at Expedia have just released a study on when you should buy your next plane ticket.<p>Using data from Airline Reporting Corporation, Expedia determined that "while it's impossible to guarantee when travelers can find …

Expedia

5 Madly Delicious Ways to Make Meatballs

<b>1. Swedish Meatballs</b><p>Delicate, bite-sized and covered in a light cream gravy -- what's not to love about Swedish meatballs? Spear them with toothpicks for a party or spoon them over lightly buttered egg noodles for dinner. Either way, make extra -- they disappear quickly! <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Chicken</b> …

A Guide to Making Your Ultimate Manhattan

With the holidays behind us and the roughest part of winter still ahead, this is the time of year when I keep my head down and just try to survive until baseball season. So when cocktail hour rolls around that means sticking to tried and true staples. Which for me, means manhattans, pound for pound …

Whiskey

ITA Matrix Is The Magic Cheap Flights Site You've Never Heard Of

When shopping for plane tickets, we won't settle for anything but the cheapest deal. We've got our usual lineup of fare-finding sites to check, yet a nagging feeling always leaves us wondering if we <i>really</i> found the lowest price possible. Is there any way to know for sure?<p>Yes, there is. <b>ITA Matrix is</b> …

Air Travel

The Productivity Hacks I Used To Write A 93,000-Word Book In 6 Weeks

One question people ask me a lot is how long did the book take to write.<p>There are a few answers to that.<p>I took book leave in May 2014 and I turned in my first draft in the middle of August 2014.<p>So you could say four months.<p>But I signed my book contract in September 2013, so maybe the answer is a …

Time Management

Monday Markets for Writers: No Fees. Paying Gigs.

Monday brings the weekly batch of no-fee competitions/contests, paying submission calls, and jobs for those of us who write (especially those of us …

Age of Aquemini: “Spook” magazine, Afrofuturism, and confronting publishing’s white problem

<b>(Spook Magazine/Ivan Forde)</b><p>The literary magazine is bringing a more nuanced, careful, thoughtful, complete vision of blackness into publishing<p>Ian Blair<p>January 19, 2015 1:30pm (UTC)<p>In 2013, Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, eloquently described the burden of writing as a person of color in America: "We battle …

5 Places That Keep Austin Weird

<i>Photo credit: Franck Fotos / Alamy</i><p>You'll see the slogan "Keep Austin Weird" pop up everywhere around this town, but what does it really mean? Here's my take: The best, weirdest places around Austin aren't really <i>trying</i> to be weird. They're more focused on following their own spirit. They don't care …

Film Festivals

Authentic Paella, Simplified

I don't know about you, but come Christmas, my Facebook feed is filled with pictures of people making paella. And yet, the best paella I ever had was on a sunny day at an outdoor café in Barcelona, Spain. In other words -- why make it only once a year? In winter?<p>Fortunately, I've known a true …

Recipes

Moleskine Monday: Notebook Nostalgia

I absolutely loved this blog post– one man’s tale of developing the habit of writing in old diaries and journals, including original small-m …

6 Essential Reasons To Book A Trip With A Travel Agent

When booking a vacation, we're obviously always trying to get the lowest prices possible on airline tickets, hotels and rental cars. But aside from the usual tips (book trips 54 days in advance, choose the right day of the week, etc.), there's one secret weapon to nearly always ensuring a good …

Travel Industry

Do You Need a Place to Write?

Posted by Melissa Donovan on January 13, 2015 ·<p>Do you need a place to write?<p>Today’s post is an excerpt from <i>10 Core Practices for Better Writing.</i> This …

The Compact Guide to Grammar for Busy People

Let’s get real here.You’re a creative thinker, not a nitpicky grammar geek.When you sit down to write you like to <i>write</i>, not dither around with …

Linguistics

50 Awesome Resources to Help You Be a Better Writer (and Content Marketer)

An epic list of resources, and something for everyone, regardless of experience or role.<p>Content. Every business wants content. Every business needs content (especially those that embrace content marketing to find and engage potential customers).<p>But that means you have to create content, and that …

The Best Quick Soups for Winter

When you get home exhausted and hungry from the gym or after-work bevs or running errands, sometimes it just seems too cold and overwhelming to cook …

Cooking