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30 great one-liners

15 Things To Give Up If You Want To Be Happy

53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

What happens next? There's only one way to find out.<p><i>Some entries have been lightly edited for clarity and length.</i>

8 Mistakes That Will Kill Your Comedy Screenplay DEAD

Being gifted at comedy always makes people popular. Why? Because no one EVER says, <i>“You know what I need to do LESS in my life?? Laugh.”</i><p>On this basis …

Comedy

The new platform luring readers into short fiction

Manchester’s Comma Press has launched MacGuffin, which not only allows authors to self-publish in text and audio, but also gives detailed analytics showing when readers get bored<p>It remains one of the paradoxes of publishing that while the popularity of essays and shortform writing (or longform …

A San Francisco apartment that blocks cell phone radiation is up for grabs for $8.6 million

The 3 bedroom, 4.5 bath co-op was last on the market in 2007 for $2.7 million, according to CurbedSF, who first spotted the unusual listing. It needed remodeling, and the buyers apparently went a step beyond installing a stainless steel six-range stove top and double ovens, transforming it into a …

San Francisco

The 15 hottest tech jobs that pay over $100,000

But EVERY company has IT needs.<p>And as demand grows, so do the salaries for the IT pros who work in every industry.<p>Computerworld recently surveyed 4,800 IT pros nationwide to find out what they were paid. Not every job was paid over $100,000, but many were.

Employment

5 Must-Read Books From Around the World

A few years ago, I made a shock discovery: Although I thought of myself as a fairly cosmopolitan, cultured person, my bookshelves told a rather different story about me. Pretty much everything on them was by British and North American writers and there was almost nothing in translation.<p>Baffled …

How to get away with calling your wife a “sex kitten” in print

Writing about family is tricky business, especially if they are alive and can actually read. Here’s how to do it<p>I have written on many themes, but none is so rewarding as my family, who have two qualities I look for in all my subjects, which is that they are both insane and nearby. I firmly believe …

Girl with a Pearl Earring

Here they are, in no particular order: the books we passed on to our closest friends, fought over at book club, lugged with us on every move and …

Books

10 Reasons to Workshop | Fantasy-Faction

People learn to write in many different ways, some by reading masterpieces, some by going to classes, some just pick up a pen and get on with it. You …

11 Tips on Getting Your Book Published

Becoming an author is a bit like becoming an acrobat. Few people know how to go about either; fewer bother to attempt, and fewer still succeed.<p>There is no single "correct" path to getting a book published. Every author, every book and every career is different. I've worked with and without agents; …

Publishing

One Trick Every Entrepreneur Should Know Before Starting

<b>"I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened"</b><p><i>Mark Twain</i><p>"What if, after pouring all my resources and my soul into this new venture for the next two years, I end up failing? What if after all the effort and suffering I end up with nothing, what will I do then …

The 100 best novels: No 81 – The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing (1962)

Hailed as one of the key texts of the women’s movement of the 1960s, this study of a divorced single mother’s search for personal and political identity remains a defiant, ambitious tour de force<p>“Everything’s cracking up”, says Anna, the protagonist of Lessing’s masterpiece, a novel that takes its …

6 Insanely Powerful Blog CTAs You Should Start Using Now

The call to action is where your blog makes money. All your idea generation, research, writing, editing, posting — it all boils down to a call to …

26 Blogging Tools to Simplify Your Life: An A-Z List

Shares 13K<p>Do you have a company blog?<p>Are you looking for ways to improve it?<p>Everything counts in blogging.<p>In this article I’ll share some must-have …

Infographics

How to Locate Your Weird (and Better Your Writing)

Writing, of course, can be taught. This is obvious. My six-year-old daughter is in kindergarten and learning to do it now. It’s all about letters and …

De-Victorianized Pac Heights Victorian takes a $500K price cut to $5.995 million

Some people buy a San Francisco Victorian with dreams of restoring its wainscoting and moldings to gleaming grandeur, refinishing the original hardwood floors, and updating kitchens and bathrooms with a nod to period details. Then there’s the owners of 2807 Clay St. in Pacific Heights, who bought a …

Real Estate

East Coast principal announces snow day with ‘Let It Go’ parody

Matt Glendinning, the head of Moses Brown School in Providence, R.I., is trending on Facebook today after creating an impressive YouTube video announcing a snow day with a ‘Let It Go’ parody.<p>Even if you’ve tired of the signature song from Disney’s 2013 animated feature film <i>Frozen</i>, this video is …

Trends

Here's What Median Rent Will Get You In Silicon Valley

39 Blogging Tools to Help You Work Faster

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>When you’re finding amazing content to share on social media—the kind of thing that grabs attention and gets people to click, share, and comment—one of the most valuable, most original places to turn is your own blog and the content you personally …

15 Startup Podcasters You Need To Follow

Some of the best entrepreneurial stories are found in these online podcasts.<p>As an entrepreneur you will never stop learning. While there are plenty of articles, webinars, infographics, eBooks, etc. out there to assist with helping your startup grow, too many people are overlooking one of the most …

12 Literary Magazines for New & Unpublished Writers

Providing news and helpful information for emerging writers was one of the major motivations for starting the Aerogramme Writers’ Studio website. One …

What Male Stanford B-School Students Learned When They Took A Female Entrepreneurship Class

When a few men decided to take a course about entrepreneurship from women’s perspective, they learned what their MBAs were lacking.<p>Some men aren’t afraid of participating in something that seems aimed at women.<p>When Johnson Ci Yu Fung, Elliot Greenwald, and Andrew Yaffe signed up for …