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How To Write A Novel: Step By Step

Thinking about writing a novel? Don’t know where to start? It’s not that hard, if you really want to do it. I guess that really is the first step. …

Creative Writing

A platform that allows you to write short stories for money, like an Airbnb for writers.

Everyday, for each and every one of us, there are new events that could be another narrative. We tell them in different ways that serve a purpose, …

Creative Writing

Best travel-friendly, wrinkle-resistant work clothes for women

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>MM. LaFleur<p>Traveling for work can be the perfect storm of limited luggage space and an obligation to wear structured clothes in temperamental …

Clothing

The Pain of Loving Old Dogs

NASHVILLE — It’s 2 in the morning, and it has just started to rain. It’s a gentle rain, with no threat of high winds or lightning. I know this without having to get up to peer into the dark night or put on my glasses to check the weather app on my phone. I know the facts of this meteorological …

Pets

So, You Say You Want to Do the Splits?

If you’ve ever harbored the desire to do the splits, this desire probably left you around age 13, eclipsed by equally brutal preoccupations like romance or acne. But the breakout success in Japan of “Even the Stiffest People Can Do the Splits: A Four-Week Stretching Plan to Achieve Amazing Health,” …

Living Rooms

10 Egg Recipes That Will Make You Skip the Snooze Button

Breakfast

14 reasons you must visit vibrant Venice for the Carnival

The Venice Carnival starts tomorrow, but this fabled city on the water has plenty to offer all year round.<p>1. See the original carnival<p>Venice was already a tourist honeypot by the 18th century. But visitors were also drawn by the courtesans, gambling dens and the original carnival. The party …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Anime

7 Netflix Tricks That'll Change How You Watch Your Favorite Shows

The period between Christmas and New Year’s Day could end up being the most popular time for streaming all year, according to Amazon and Netflix data shared with HuffPost.<p>Maybe you’re off work and in search of easy family bonding. Maybe it just lifts your spirits to watch the depressed, …

4 Secrets to Being More Productive, According to Ancient Philosophers

Everybody would like to get more of the right things done. But how does Stoicism fit into all of this?<p>The word “productivity” seems new and sleek and …

Time Management

20 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Separates Living an Exceptional Life From an Average One | Inc.com

Steve Jobs set extremely high expectations. He wanted things done a certain way, challenging other people to work harder, work longer, and sometimes to do more than they thought was possible.<p>Steve Jobs had high standards. He wanted things to be done his way.<p>But he also believed in the power of …

Self-improvement

7 Tips, Tricks and Reminders For Becoming a Better Writer

The fastest way to become the person you want to be — is to write about the person you really are.<p>Prior to giving a briefing in Vietnam in front of a …

Mark Twain

11 Little Ways to Know If You’re Fit

You take breaks hauling groceries and can't touch your toes. But you kill it in cycling class, and the scale number has stayed pretty steady for a …

San Diego

It Only Took Steve Jobs 5 Words to Give the Best Career Advice You'll Hear Today | Inc.com

The power of focus.<p>Without it, you're doomed to a life of distraction. A life in which others' priorities dictate on what you spend your time. As you move from one shiny object to another, you may get lots of things done--but few things ever get done well.<p>Or, you may find your life is ruled by …

Self-improvement

17 wonderful small pool ideas for small home spaces

When we think of having a pool, the first thing that comes to mind is a lavish inground pool in the garden. Inground pools are quite popular as is …

Outdoor Spaces

Don't Make This Mistake in French: 'Je Suis 25 Ans'

In French, you 'have' an age, so 'J'ai 25 ans' is the correct phrase<p>If you are 25 years old and someone asks you in French how old you are, you …

France

Best Foods to Stockpile for an Emergency

Fueling your body during an emergency is very different from your everyday diet. Because you’ll probably expend more energy than you normally would, …

Nutrition

Want to write a bestselling novel? Use an algorithm

In the first of a four-part series on earning money, we look at the fast-track route to a chartbusting book – with a little help from a computer<p>It’s the multimillion pound question that publishers and writers have been pondering for decades: what makes a bestseller? Attempting to write one could …

Writing

10 Words You're Probably Using Wrong -- and What to Say Instead

To save yourself some embarrassment, here are the definitions of 10 tricky word pairs.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Is your new co-worker antisocial or asocial? Is your spouse jealous or envious? Not sure? Don’t worry -- most of us get confused by these similar …

Psychology

What you missed on 'Game of Thrones': Tyrion is basically responsible for everything

Tyrion Lannister doesn't get enough respect. That's a common theme on <i>Game of Thrones</i>, but it's also true among <i>Game of Thrones</i> viewers — even among …

TV Series

The Best Retinol Creams You Can Buy Without a Prescription

Apple finally unveils the iPhone 8 in all its glory

Apple announced today the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus devices at the Steve Jobs Theater near its "spaceship" headquarters in California.<p>The new phones …

Want to boost your credit score? Break it down.

You probably know a higher credit score can make it easier for you to get a loan. But what really goes into your score—and how can you improve …

Mark Twain Quotes

Funny Mark Twain Quotes on Politics, Religion, and the Human Condition<p>Mark Twain had a way with words beyond his books and stories. He was also quite …

Literature

3 Women on What They’ve Learned in Their 70+ Years of Life

9 PHOTOS click for more<p><b>When Emily, 77, told me that as long as I had enough money to pay my rent and feed myself, I should stop worrying, it was like</b> …

Breast Cancer

10 Apps I have Gathered To Help With My Travels | Inc.com

I've been all around.<p>I've been to Europe, Central America, Middle East and North America. As time passes, I find myself dependent on my smartphone more and more. For instance, I don't think I would have ever survived my first trip to NYC without using Google Maps.<p>So battery-drain aside, there's no …

Apps

These Supplements Slash Your Risk of Dementia in Half

It’s official: A new study proves that just taking the right supplement could slash your risk of ever developing dementia 50 percent or more. Which …

Dementia

The Pope’s New Message: Quit Your Whining

Thou shalt not whine.<p>Pope Francis has posted a sign on the door of his residence at Casa Santa Marta in the Vatican warning complainers to cut it out and get busy making things better:<p>The sign, written in Italian, warns that people who violate the “no whining” policy are “subject to a syndrome of …

Christianity

Julia Child Reveals The Secret To Making The Best Potato Salad

There’s no disputing the fact that Julia Child is a great resource for cooking advice, even after her death. The woman knew her way around some of the most challenging French dishes. But that doesn’t mean she hadn’t also mastered the American classics ― the woman could make a mean potato salad.<p>She …

Potatoes

Here's how one beauty writer uses liquid drops to get an ethereal glow

When it comes to beauty, my DIY ethos is robust. I cut and dye my own hair with flagrant disregard for the professionals, and I’ll happily glue …