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Books to Get You Writing

Is 2017 finally going to be the year when you start that novel, finish your memoir, or journal with more regularity? When I started writing …

Why You Should Start Using Resistance Bands in Every Workout

Over the years, more people have been starting to workout because the emphasis on health has become increasingly important. Nowadays, you have more …

Improve Your Craft With These Point of View Writing Exercises

Learn How to Practice Point of View Writing Exercises<p>Work on Craft and Technique<p>Updated August 28, 2017<p>No matter what stage you're at with your …

9 Rules of Storytelling from Moneyball Writer Michael Lewis

“Have the nerve to be yourself” — and other advice from a master storyteller<p>Michael Lewis is the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of multiple books …

Writing

'The 4-Hour Workweek' author Tim Ferriss shares the 5 books that have influenced him most

Since writing his 2007 book "The 4-Hour Workweek," Tim Ferriss has built a career around collecting the, as he puts it, "tactics, routines, and habits," of the world's top performers, from Navy SEALs to entrepreneurs.<p>His new book "Tools of Titans" is a collection of those lessons, drawn from more …

The screenwriter of Arrival on how hard it was to adapt Ted Chiang for the screen

Eric Heisserer adapted Ted Chiang's novella <i>Story of Your Life</i> as the screenplay <i>Arrival</i>. Both are brilliant, but in different ways. It wasn't easy.<p>In …

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Why You Should Crack an Egg Into Your Coffee Grounds

I remember watching my grandmother make us <b>egg coffee</b> when we’d visit her summertime cabin home on the orange-tinged shores of Lake Esquagama, Minnesota. She’d crack an egg into a small bowl and beat it until thoroughly blended, then mix the egg into dry coffee grounds (we were a Hills Bros. family, …

10 Books That Can Change Your Life in One Long Weekend

After the turkey, feed your mind.<p><i>I want to read 52 books in 52 weeks. Which books changed your life? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Will Chou, Self development blogger who uses</b> …

Self-improvement

How I Became a Morning Person in Just Five Days

It only took a full work week and three alarms (but who's counting?).<p>I've never been a morning person. So when my husband Nathan and I got a dog several years ago, I had it all worked out: Lexie would wake us at 6:30 every morning, eager to hit the dog run, and I'd hop out of bed, ready to start …

15 Tips from Famous Authors to Help You Finally Write That Novel

When setting out to write, it’s hard not to compare yourself to those classic authors whose work has endured for hundreds of years. Don’t let the …

7 Ways to Improve Your Writing, According to Experts

Sometimes you don’t know what you want to say. Other times you don’t know the right way to say it. And very often you can’t get your butt in the …

Creative Writing

Why Gwyneth Paltrow swears by this unpronounceable herb

Say it with us: ash-wa-gan-dha. If you got two syllables in before calling it quits, we don't blame you. But this natural herb is as good for you as …

7 Small Things You Can Do In 10 Minutes That Will Improve Your Health Substantially

Big shifts are the result of small shifts.<p>People seeking change in their lives tend to think that "change" is the result of some big decision.<p>"I need to move cities!"<p>"I need to change careers!"<p>"I need to start a huge project!"<p>And while all those things can be beneficial, it's the small stuff that …

Snacks

Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Tips on How to Write a Good Short Story

When it came to giving advice to writers, Kurt Vonnegut was never dull. He once tried to warn people away from using semicolons by characterizing …

The Most Famous British Painters of Modern Art

Francis Bacon - The Bleak World<p>Known for his bold, grotesque, emotionally charged, and raw imagery, <b>Francis Bacon</b> is one of the most celebrated …

You'll Never Buy Ground Beef Again Once You Learn This Hack

Leave it to America's Test Kitchen to come up with the best burger-making technique. It begins with freshly ground meat. I've never attempted to grind my own meat before, as I don't have a meat grinder, but this recipe doesn't require one! All you need is a food processor. Cubes of meat and butter …

BBQ

New E-book: The Novel-Writing Training Plan

Check out our newest e-book!<p>The Novel-Writing Training Plan: 17 steps to get your ideas in shape for the marathon of writing.<p>So you are ready to …

The strange, rare medical condition that leads people to insist they don’t actually exist

Cotard’s Syndrome—in which a person can believe that they’re dead, that their organs are rotting, or that they don’t exist—was first identified by the French neurologist Jules Cotard more than a century ago, in 1882. But the condition is so rare that it’s still far from fully understood.<p>Though it’s …

Artificial Intelligence

Museum of Modern Art Releases Free Online Archive of Every Exhibit Since 1929

Since the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) started its collection in 1929, thousands of worthwhile projects have made their way through its doors. Now, …

10 TED talks that will teach you how to sound smarter

If you need help figuring out which ones to watch, you're in luck. TED has curated playlists so you can dig into a particular topic.<p>Here are TED talks from linguists, literary critics, psychologists, dictionary editors and the word-obsessed that will pique the interest of any verbivore.

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The best Apple Keynotes to watch before Wednesday’s iPhone 7 Keynote

A few times a year we are treated to unique events that are as much product introductions as fanboy entertainment events. We are talking about Apple Keynotes of course. In a few more days we will be able to enjoy another one of these, and for those of you who want to get in the mood for here is our …

GUIDE: 10 pens to improve your handwriting - Journal

There are common issues facing many of us when it come to our handwriting, such as legibility, consistency or that we just don’t like the way it …

Learn from the Pros | 10 of the Best Writing Advice You’ll Ever Read

What these writers have learned in years, you’ll learn in minutes.<p><b>Medium is truly a godsend</b> — especially for those who just started writing on Medium …

The Most Coveted Restaurant Reservations In NYC Right Now

The Best New Restaurants In NYC<p>Casa Apicii<p>Set in a stunning 19th-century Greenwich Village townhouse, Casa Apicii offers a menu of pan-regional …

Greenwich Village

Lenovo's Yoga Book could make physical keyboards an endangered species

<i>Give up my physical keyboard for a touchscreen phone? I don't think so.</i><p><i>--Any BlackBerry user, circa 2008.</i><p>It wasn't long ago that power users would scoff at the thought of banging out an email on an iPhone, preferring the tactile precision of physical keys.<p>Fast-forward to today, and touchscreen …

Productivity Apps

The 100 best films of the 21st century, according to 177 film critics

David Lynch’s narratively non-linear, néo-noir masterpiece <i>Mulholland Drive</i> has been named the best film of the 21st century to date by 177 film …

Steven Spielberg

How to Get Rid of Yellow Underarm Stains in 20 Seconds Flat

There's nothing worse than putting on your favorite white T-shirt or blouse, only to realize that it's actually unwearable due to not-so-pleasant …

Simplicity or style: what makes a sentence a masterpiece?

A great sentence makes you want to chew it over slowly in your mouth the first time you read it. A great sentence compels you to rehearse it again in …

Literature