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Fiction Writing: Improve Your Story Skills by Cross-Genre Study

Fiction Writing: Improve Your Story Skills by Cross-Genre StudyHere’s a grid I found that might be useful:<b>Improving Your Writing Skills (from</b> …

Creative Writing

This 'metastasis-blocking' compound may stop the spread of cancer

Using a new approach, scientists have located a compound that stops the spread of breast, pancreatic, and prostate cancers in mice.<p>The compound — …

Cancer

Even The Most Advanced Computer Programmers Have Probably Never Heard Of This Concept

<i>What are some advanced concepts in programming that most average programmers have never heard of? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Tikhon Jelvis, studied programming languages and did</b> …

Machine Learning

International group of scientists suggest that octopuses might actually be aliens

Normally when you see a story about someone claiming that aliens are hanging out here on Earth its origins can be traced to a misguided conspiracy …

Biology

Why Adobe is giving designers its UX design software for free

Starting today, Adobe is making its interface design software free to anyone in the world. The XD CC Starter kit includes desktop and mobile versions of Adobe XD, a program that enables designers to create and share prototypes of websites, apps, and other user interfaces.<p>Since moving to a …

UX Design

The 3 Writing Worlds. Which World Do you Live In?

Hint: When you read this, you’ll know right awayWe only ever can do as well as we think we are allowed toWhen you are a writer you live in the first, …

Writing

How to save your home WiFi from weak signals and evil hackers

Everybody seems to love Wi-Fi. So do I. After all, who doesn’t want to have seamless internet access, across different devices, while roaming around their house? But this apparent ease of installation and usefulness can make your Wi-Fi network slow and vulnerable to attacks. To help you out, here’s …

Wi-Fi

Want to Write a Book? Here Are 5 Powerfully Effective Ways to Find the Time You Need to Do It

Writing a book is not an easy thing to do, but the rewards for you and your business can make it well worth your time.<p>Don't let anyone tell you that writing a book is easy--it's not. Writing a book is hard work. My very first book--<i>Negotiating to Win</i>--was published in 1991, and I have written, …

Writing

Face Yoga 101: 4 Anti-Aging Exercises to Do Instead of Facelifts

<i>Ommm.</i> That’s the sound we want to make whenever we start this workout. It’s yoga, but unlike any yoga sequence we’ve tried before—no downward dogs or …

Yoga

5 Brilliant Ways to Deal With Toxic People at Work

These toxic manipulators are tough to deal with, until you change the rules of the game.<p>If you've ever worked with toxic people, you know that dealing with them can be mentally, emotionally, and physically taxing.<p>One recent poll of 800 managers and employees in 17 industries, as reported by <i>Harvard</i> …

Self-help

Six Surefire Tips to Improve Your Writing

Laptop to Bookstore #2Birthing a novel is a daunting task and getting your baby published can be even harder.Once you’ve come up with your great idea …

Writing

With record number of job openings, hiring and retention strategies need a reboot

The labor market is hot. Really hot. LeBron James hot.<p>The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its “Employment Situation” report last week, and it shows the number of job openings recently hit an all-time high of 6.6 million. Relatedly, the unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent, the lowest level …

Employment

These Collagen Supplements Deliver Plumper, Better-Looking Skin

Collagen has been a hot topic in the world of wellness and beauty for years now. Here's what we know about it. First off, it's a protein that occurs …

Skin Care

Searching for a Job? Here's How to Stay Positive While You Wait for the Right Opportunity.

One of the steps is to be honest about your strengths and weaknesses.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Searching for a job can be a job in itself and is not truly finished until you are offered employment. Entrepreneur Network partner Brian Tracy offers a few tips on how …

Business Strategy

The first principles of programming

It’s often said that there are two ways the human mind views growth: either the fixed mentality or the growth mentality. In the fixed mentality, human growth is a function of destiny: no matter how hard you try, you can never grow beyond what innate factors have prescribed for you. The growth …

Stack Overflow

How I Outwit Writer’s Block with 4 Simple Questions

The wonderful thing about writing is that there is always a blank page waiting. The terrifying thing about writing is that there is always a blank …

Creative Writing

Want to Learn How to Tell a Story? Watch This Perfectly Told Ad Campaign

Storytelling is about knowing when and how to surprise.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>What distinguishes a wonderful storyteller from someone who merely thinks they're a wonderful storyteller?<p>Is it their timing? Is it the tone …

Jeff Bezos

Mobile App Testing Mnemonic

<i>Reminders & Tips For Testing Mobile Apps</i><p>By Daniel Knott<p>Performing a quick research on the Internet with the search term "list of testing mnemonics", …

Apps

10 essential career lessons to embrace before it’s too late

Keep your head down and your nose to the grindstone—or so we’ve been taught.<p>Is that really the best career guidance?<p>People often take this sort of …

Public Relations

From Banana to Oats: Here Are 5 Foods to Eat Before a Workout

Sweating it out in the gym isn’t enough. You need the right food to support your workout. After all, the idea behind exercise is to gain health and …

Nutrition

Self-Published YA Debut Novel Gets Six-Figure Deal: How did Scott Bergstrom Do It?

Scott Bergstrom made publishing news when his debut novel, <i>The Cruelty</i>, got a six-figure advance with attached movie rights.<br>Scott originally …

Writing

13 things to tweak when setting up a Windows 10 laptop

Got a new laptop? Start out by checking or changing these settings.<p>Get your new laptop set up just the way you want it. Here's a baker's dozen of settings to check or change. And when you are done here, be sure to check out the best new features of Windows 10 April 2018 Update, its hidden gems and …

Apps

Everything You Should Know About the Beauty Benefits of Castor Oil

I’ve been using castor oil for as long as I can remember … or whenever my mom started sending me to the beauty supply store for lip gloss and …

Hair Care

5 Tips for Writing About Politics in Fiction

<b>Politics can be a contentious topic to address in any scenario these days—but that doesn’t mean you should avoid including politics in fiction if the</b> …

Creative Writing

How to write a captivating short story

<i>Sign up for our weekly newsletter, full of tips, reviews and more!</i><p>Whether a successful published novelist or a creative writing student, all writers …

Creative Writing

Signature's 2018 Compact Guide to Writing Short Stories

Short stories may be compact, but they still take time to write. Nailing down your character, story arc, and message in a limited number of pages is a challenge.<p>We want to help, so we reached out to some of our favorite short story writers, including Tadzio Koelb, Karin Tidbeck, Joseph O’Neill, and …

Creative Writing

5 Life-Changing Drugstore Moisturizers That Will Make You Look 10 Years Younger

Here at SHEfinds, we are big fans of drugstore beauty products that work just as well as the expensive stuff. Why spend the extra cash if you don’t …

Skin Care

Why This Lunge Series from Candace Cameron-Bure’s Trainer is Such a Good Leg Workout

Lunges are a great lower-body exercise—and they needn’t be boring.<p>That’s the philosophy of trainer Kira Stokes, NYC-based founder of the Stoked …

Workouts

11 Best Derma Rollers for Glowing Skin

A cream or serum that reduces wrinkles, prevents blemishes, boosts collagen, and removes under-eye bags might not exist, but the best derma rollers …

Skin Care

18 Dystopian Novels That Will Definitely, 100% Blow Your Mind

The future is dark, disturbing, and thrilling to read.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Books