Tracy Clark

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A guide to the best creative writing blogs and vlogs of 2017

For writers, it’s often best to consume information through the written word — but sometimes, video makes a healthy change. Without further ado, …

Which budget DSLR should budding photographers buy?

Photo Fairs are quite common in Mumbai, and with one of my friends having recently been to one, I was inundated with his questions about cameras. …

Morning ritual: The 7 steps that will make you happy all day

We read a lot about this or that morning ritual that will make you productive. But what about one that makes you happy?<p>Research shows that being …

86 Books Barack Obama Recommended During His Presidency

The entries were pulled from places like Obama’s summer reading lists, his childhood favorites, and recommendations made for his daughter, Malia. …

5 mental tricks to help you manage stress and be more 'mindful' in 2017

If there's one thing that 2016 has taught many of us, it's that it helps to have a way to calm our minds and quiet our hearts. Just how do you do that? Try "mindfulness."<p>That, essentially, means being more attuned to what's going on around you and inside of you. "Mindfulness is an open-hearted way …

The 10 Most Inspiring Quotes from Michelle Obama's Final Speech as First Lady

"Being your First Lady has been the greatest honor of my life, and I hope I've made you proud."<p>This morning, Michelle Obama delivered her final public speech as First Lady of the United States.<p>Obama spoke at the 2017 School Counselor of the Year Event—which she organized in 2015 as a part of her …

5 Simple Mindsets Powerful Enough to Assure Your Success

Life is filled with obstacles but none are so onerous as the ones in our own minds. Remove those and nothing will stop you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Unless we choose to be great, we will be mediocre at best. What does it take to be great? It takes an empowered …

Self-improvement

This Is the Key to Happiness, According to Psychotherapists

The story you tell yourself about your life.<p>When your vision of your life story is inadequate, depression can result.<p>Psychotherapists actually help …

Easy Peanut Sauce Recipe!

Back to basics recipe today. Because peanut sauce makes everything better. Happy Friday everyone! I hope you are having a happy, productive day! Or a …

Writing Contests - Enter or Submit Writing Contests - Earn Prizes!

Are you interested in entering a writing contest, but don’t know how to win? After reading these seven tips, you’ll become a surefire contender for …

Writing your first novel: what you should know

Want to get published? The author behind this autumn's feted new crime series gives us the lowdown on how its done...<p><b>My 7 writing commandments</b><p><b>Ex</b> …

Neuroscience Of Mindfulness: How To Make Your Mind Happy

Everybody is talking about mindfulness… but nobody seems to be able to explain clearly what the heck it really is. Ask people and you’ll hear, “Umm, …

New Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.Actually, don’t trust …

A Wildlife Conservationist’s Intimate Photos of Sloths

Wildlife conservationist and photographer Sam Trull gave up life in the States for an adventure in the wilds of Costa Rica. That’s where she fell in …

Book Review: “Stretch” Shows How to Future-Proof Your Career

Something really frightening happened to me the other day. I was exploring some of the new job sites out there like Indeed and FlexJobs when it hit …

Book Reviews

9 Books You Should Read Before They Become Movies This Year

Get to them before the directors do!<p>1. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them<p>Apart from all you Potterheads out there, the majority of people might not know <i>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them</i> is actually a mini-book released by Newt Scamander a.k.a. J.K. Rowling in 2001. What you most likely …

7 Mindfulness Habits That Lead To 365 Days of Happiness

We’ve all got our enemies; people who take pleasure in causing us pain and misery. Sometimes, the development of an enemy is due to certain …

This holiday season, 34 long reads to explore

Post-feast, pour another glass of wine and savor some of 2015’s best long reads, published on the Guardian and elsewhere<p>You’ve made it: your belly is full, and you’re now sitting on the couch with a glass of scotch in hand.<p>You now have a few hours to kill, so here’s a list of incredible features …

Sitting

40 Christmas Desserts for an Especially Sweet Holiday

Go ahead and add hot chocolate fudge to your holiday to-do list.<p>Visions of cakes, cookies and tarts will dance in your head this holiday season. Satisfy everyone's sweet tooth with these festive and sugary treats.

3 Spiritual Practices for Anxiety-Packed Moments

Modern life brings more stress than ever, and a natural reaction to stress is anxiety. It's a multidimensional response that originates, physically …

Mindfulness

The 50 Most Powerful Pictures In American History

Since its invention, photography has provided a window into the events that have changed the course of our nation. Here are the images that have shocked, inspired, and moved us as a country.

23 Things You Probably Shouldn't Say To Someone With Depression

We know your intentions are good, but no.<p>But don't do that. Your friends need you now more than ever. Just keep in mind that some of these well-meaning phrases might have a completely different meaning for someone with depression.

How to Improve Your Relationships With Mindfulness

"Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay." -- Dalai Lama<p>Do you have trouble understanding relationships? If so, then you're not alone. Relationships can be one of the most difficult challenges of the human existence. Whether they are relationships with family …

Mindfulness

The Simple Way to Living A Mindful Life Today

<b>For a long time I didn't understand what mindfulness was.</b><p>I used to think that meditating was all about entering a blissful trance state. I used to think that mindfulness was all about making your mind totally silent. And whenever I was meditating I thought I was doing it wrong, because, well, I …

Mindfulness

Where is God?

Where is God?<p>It seems like a child's question, a theological query during bedtime prayers or following a holy day at church or synagogue. Usually, the first answer we learned was simple, certain, and reliable: God is in heaven.<p>But "Where is God?" is not really a child's question. It is a question …