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7 books that will inspire you to make a change

When you need a little extra motivation...<p>The start of a new year is always a good time to reflect on our lives and consider the things we might like …

Self-improvement

Scorsese's 'Silence': A Clash of Cultures — And Creeds — In 16th Century Japan

Spiritual quandaries — or at least questions of guilt — lace most of Martin Scorsese's films. Yet despite his Catholic upbringing, the director worships primarily at the church of cinema. Thus his stately if not quite transcendent adaptation of Shusaku Endo's 1966 novel <i>Silence</i> is as much a chance …

How to Write a Book - 7 Steps to Writing a Book That's Ready to Be Professionally Published

Every author has a unique writing process.<p>That means there are millions of ways to write a book…<p>But there are 7 key steps every writer can follow to …

Writing

5 hacks to have superb memory and active mind

These days, you feel like a robot.<p><i>You drag your feet into work and you have to deal with your boss. You’re hustling this year yet again to try and</i> …

Michael Lewis's 3 Rules of Storytelling

“Sometimes the better stories are messier. Don’t be afraid to see the complexity.”<p><b>Michael Lewis</b> is the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of multiple …

Self-improvement

Why time management is ruining our lives | Oliver Burkeman

All of our efforts to be more productive backfire – and only make us feel even busier and more stressed<p>The eternal human struggle to live meaningfully in the face of inevitable death entered its newest phase one Monday in the summer of 2007, when employees of Google gathered to hear a talk by a …

Time Management

10 Habits Of People In The Happiest Relationships

A kiss hello and a kiss goodbye go a long way.<p><i>The HuffPost Lifestyle newsletter will make you happier and healthier, one email at a time. Sign up here.</i><p>Happy relationships don’t happen by accident. It takes two emotionally healthy, loving people who are committed to being the best partners they can …

Communication Skills

How Practicing Forgiveness Actually Boosts Your Productivity (and Health)

So why don't more people make this a regular habit? That's a complicated question.<p>Have you ever been hurt by the actions or words of someone at work? Nearly everyone has, including me.<p>Perhaps a business partner was caught stealing money, a colleague falsely accused you of something, or your CEO …

How 5 Post-It Notes Can Make You Happy, Confident and Successful

Little Reminders Create Big Changes<p>You know why older people are happier?<p>Research shows as we age we remember the good and forget the bad:<p>…older …

4 Ways to Make Yourself More Productive, According to an Expert

Ever needed to be productive… but you just don’t <i>feel</i> like it? And you literally end up negotiating with yourself in order to get things done?<p>I end up …

Squat Jacks: The Butt And Legs Exercise That Burns Major Calories

Exercises that combine cardio and strength training are a one-way ticket to a more efficient workout, and squat jacks are one of the best moves …

The Only Way to Stay in Love

Most of us have experienced this scenario. Someone, perhaps a friend or relative, is venting to us about their partner. They're registering an endless list of complaints and qualities their partner has that drive them crazy. They tell stories of shouting, insulting, accusing, and stonewalling. Yet, …

Relationships

111 Portrait Looks with Different Lights and Modifiers

German photographer Michael Quack has created a helpful resource for photographers getting started with portrait lighting equipment. It’s a look at …

The 50 Free Apps We're Most Thankful For

It’s the time of year where we all give thanks, and among many other things, we here at Lifehacker are thankful for all the free apps out there that …

Apps

How complaining rewires your brain for negativity

Research shows that most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation. Complaining is tempting because it feels good, but like many other things that are enjoyable -- such as smoking or eating a pound of bacon for breakfast -- complaining isn't good for you.<p>Your brain loves …

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Should You Tell Work About Your Mental Health Condition?

It can still be dangerous to disclose your condition to your line manager, so how can we change work culture to protect the mentally ill?<p>Most people I know with an ongoing mental health condition haven't told their employer about it. We'll send each other memes about panic attacks and joke about …

3 digital publishing tools to give your storytelling a boost

• Specialized Reporting<br>• Digital Journalism<br>• Writing and Editing<br>Three publishing tools to help your digital stories grab readers' attention in this week's …

Journalism

8 at-home workouts to get rid of love handles—based on the time you have

This Specific Type of Exercise Will Keep Your Brain Young, Study Says

Do this type of exercise twice a week and your brain will thank you.<p>Exercise doesn't just make you fitter. It also makes you smarter. Don't believe me? A whole host of studies prove that moving more leads to thinking better, which is a phenomenal thing to know if you're looking for a little …

5 tips for Scrivener for iOS

You wouldn't think something as mundane as a word processor could inspire a cult following, but that's pretty much the story of Literature & Latte's Scrivener -- a tool built with long documents (novels, screenplays, research papers, etc.) in mind.<p>For a long time, it was strictly a desktop program, …

The Tricks and Treats of Scrivener for iOS

I’m pretty sure I can frighten more writers with the word “Scrivener,” than by yelling “Boo!” while jumping out from behind a tree dressed as a …

Scrivener

How it feels to live in a sexless marriage – readers respond

We had an unexpected reaction to last week’s tips on how to cope when the passion has gone. Here are some of the many thoughtful replies – from all over the world – which you sent us<p>Sex is an important part of any relationship, but what happens if it stops? This is more common than you may imagine: …