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Let yourself cry: Jennifer Niven's inspirational top writing tips

The author of All The Bright Places put together this powerful writing advice with her mum, who always wrote even in the saddest times, to offer inspiration for every occasion and so here presents… A Niven guide to writing<p>Find out more about All The Bright Places and why you should enter the …

Creative Writing

Solar Impulse Plane Lands in Nanjing: Next Stop, Hawaii

Apr.21.2015 / 4:24 PM ET<p>After a three-week-long delay due to weather, the Solar Impulse 2 airplane made a dawn-to-midnight flight to the Chinese city of Nanjing on Tuesday — with a perilous Pacific crossing next on the itinerary.<p>"Finally in the air again!" pilot Bertrand Piccard, co-founder and …

Solar Impulse

Sprint-RadioShack stores to open Friday

Sprint said it will open 27 additional locations in the Chicago area Friday, all to be within RadioShack stores.<p>The Overland Park, Kan.-based mobile-service provider is expanding across the country, with plans to open smaller shops inside the troubled electronics retailer.<p>In all, Sprint will open …

20 Self-Help Books To Better Your Life In All Aspects

This list of 20 self-help books is broken down into subjects ranging from dating to business. Find out how each can help you become a stronger person!

Dating

Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

Text Messaging

Control iTunes on your Mac by wagging your finger

ControlAir lets you skip songs, adjust volume and pause music with a simple movement of your hand.<p>There are a lot of different ways to control media playback on your Mac. You can use the built-in keys on the keyboard, the Today widget, the mini-player, an app on your iOS device, and the list goes …

The music industry's best-known production app will soon be free

You've probably heard the output of Avid's Pro Tools audio production software, even if you don't know what it's like -- it's virtually a staple of the music industry, and spawned now-famous (or infamous) effects like Auto Tune. There hasn't been a cheap way to try it for nearly 15 years, however, …

Backpacking Overland From Thailand To South Africa

Jarryd Salem and Alesha Bradford are 13 months into what could be five-year backpacking journey, trekking their way across Asia and into Africa. The catch? In a Paul Thereoux-esque move, the Australian couple is traveling only overland from Thailand to South Africa. Which means, no planes for the …

Asia Travel

How to Beat Writer's Block and Make Your Writing More Creative

The only way to become more creative is to force yourself to do it. It's like starting a fitness routine: You'll loathe it at first, but eventually, …

Creative Writing

How to identify weaknesses in your writing

<i>This story was originally published on PR Daily in November 2014.</i> <br>I spoke with a coaching client last week about bad writing.<p>Here's what we</b> …

5 Tests That Will Measure Your Strength

See how you match up to these standards<p>If you’ve ever spent any time on Internet fitness forums, it’s pretty easy to feel like every guy in the world is stronger than you are. You’ll read about how “any bro who lifts” should be able to bench press more than 300 pounds and deadlift at least 500.<p>But …

The Science Behind Why Writing Helps You Overcome Anxiety And Stress

James Pennebaker has had a number of people say this to him over the years.<p>In the early '80s he came across a study showing that people who experienced personal traumas but didn't discuss them were more likely to get sick.<p>He wondered if just <i>writing</i> about their emotional upheavals could help people …

Self-help

The ultimate travel bucket list: 31 things to do in your lifetime

Mount Everest

University writing programs deliver, so let's turn the page

Whether creative writing can be taught is a question that has been debated on and off for decades. Are writers born, is the question, or can they be …

Creative Writing

The Lower-Body Move That Blasts Your Abs

Combine an isometric exercise with a dynamic weight to build strength and incinerate calories<p>The isometric split squat is a simple technique to build serious lower-body muscle. It increases the time your glutes, hamstrings, and quads are under tension at the most difficult portion of the move—the …

Autonomous Cars May Change Our Lives In Unexpected Ways

A detailed report lists dozens of great and terrible possibilities.<p>One of the test vehicles for Google's Self-Driving Car project.<p>In the future, we may not be dealing with the hassles and frustrations that come with driving cars everyday. Autonomous automobiles can make our lives better! But are …

You Get 25,000 Mornings: Here Are 8 Ways Not to Waste Them

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>You’ll wake up for about 25,000 mornings in your adult life, give or take a …

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