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Timeless Advice on Writing: The Collected Wisdom of Great Writers

Hemingway, Didion, Baldwin, Fitzgerald, Sontag, Vonnegut, Bradbury, Morrison, Orwell, and other literary icons.<p>By popular demand, I’ve put together a periodically updated reading list of all the famous advice on writing presented here over the years, featuring words of wisdom from such masters of …

Science says happier people have these 9 things in common

REUTERS/Sean YongEverybody wants to be happy. That's why the science of happiness has taken off in recent years, with the skyrocketing popularity of …

Awake: The Life of Yogananda - Movie Review

AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda is an unconventional biography in documentary form about the spiritual guru who made Vedic teachings accessible to a …

Think Fully

“Plato regarded philosophy as the greatest good ever imparted by Divinity to man. In the twentieth century, however, it has become a ponderous and …

Top 10 Behavioral Interview Questions (And How to Answer Them)

One cliché we’ve all heard is that past behavior predicts future behavior. That may or may not be psychologically sound, but it is the theory behind …

Managing emotions: stop shame, stress and fear from running your life

If you prefer to listen, here’s the podcast version of this post on iTunes and Soundcloud.<p><i>Oh no. This is bad. There’s no way out. I wish I never met</i> …

6 Obstacles Sabotaging Your Creative Potential

Your actions can impact your creativity, for good or for bad.<p>It doesn't matter what your job is; you might be a graphic designer with ample freedom or an accountant with a niche role. Almost every job requires at least some degree of creativity, whether that's creating something new and artistic in …

A top psychologist says there's only one way to become the best in your field — but not everyone agrees

As a teenager in Sweden, Anders Ericsson used to play chess against one of his classmates, a boy considerably worse at the game than Ericsson. Every time they'd play, Ericsson would trounce him.<p>Then one day, the classmate beat him.<p>Ericsson wanted to know: What exactly had the boy done to improve …

10 Things to Remember When You’ve Lost Your Motivation

<i>The biggest and most complex obstacle you’ll ever have to overcome is your mind. If you can overcome that, you can overcome anything.</i>Have you ever …

The Man Who Made the Novel

Loving and loathing Samuel Richardson.<p>It’s hard to imagine a more unlikely novelist than Samuel Richardson. The son of a carpenter, he attended school only intermittently until he was seventeen, when his formal education ended and he was apprenticed to a printer. He didn’t publish his first novel …

22 Quotes From Salvador Dali That Creatively Inspire Success

For success today, you have to be creative or get passed by. Dali was an expert in thinking differently and teaches you his approach.<p>If you are simply doing business the same as everyone else you are destined for mediocrity. Whether you are a CEO building a company or trying to achieve top …

8 Tips To Help You Boost Your Self-Confidence And Achieve Greater Success

Credit<p>Being self-confident can lead to greater success and happiness in life while having low self-confidence can have a damaging effect on your mental health, relationships, and career. A lack of obvious success in your career for instance can affect your self-confidence negatively and low …

25 American classics everyone should read at least once

Miriam Tuliao, the assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us create a list of 25 American classics everyone should read. From John Steinbeck's masterpiece to Jack Kerouac's "On the Road," these 25 titles are worth your time.<p><i>Do you think another</i> …

37 books we’ve loved so far in 2016

History, Current Event & Pop Culture<p>The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu,<p>By Joshua Hammer<p>Part travelogue, part intellectual history, part geopolitical tract and part thriller, Hammer tells the remarkable story of the librarian who oversaw a plot to smuggle ancient manuscripts out of Timbuktu, Mali, …

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