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2 Checklists for Flashbacks and Backstory

Flashback Versus Backstory<p>A <b>flashback</b> takes the reader from the current time to a previous time. This usually happens quickly, and then they are …

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

• Their focus shifts from <i>why</i> they’re writing music to <i>what</i> their music has brought them. Consequently, they are either satisfied with their results and no longer have the drive to write more. Or, they desire to make more music but the fire (their “why”) is gone, and thus, they can’t create the same …

5 Formulas To Write 500 Words A Day

In November 2016, I embarked on a goal to write five hundred words per day, forever. No time limit. I learned a hard truth. Sitting down in front of …

Do These 9 Things And You'll Never Need Couples' Therapy

Marriage counselors spill their secrets (and save you a fortune on therapy bills).<p>The honeymoon may be over, but there are ways to keep the good feelings and fun times rolling—and to weather the inevitable storms without totally sinking. We talked to relationship experts who have tons of experience …

Northwestern University

Brain 'can be trained to prefer healthy food'

<b>The brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods, using a diet which does not leave people hungry, suggests a study from the US.</b><p>Scientists from Tufts University say food addictions can be changed in this way even if they are well-established.<p>They scanned the …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Easy Marinades with 5 Ingredients or Less

*And* we have a fool-proof formula for developing your own<p>We know that our columnists, the Canal House ladies, love a good dry rub. But in the <i>BA</i> Test Kitchen, sometimes we like to wet things down with a flavor-packed marinade. Smash some garlic cloves, toss in some fresh herbs, add a splash of oil …

Cooking

The Ultimate Boot Camp Workout

The 3 Essential Tips for Making a Restaurant-Quality Dish at Home

There are three keys to making a successful restaurant-level dish at home. Here's how to get it done.<p><i>Welcome to Out of the Kitchen, our ongoing exploration of the people and relationships that built and sustain Andrew Tarlow’s Brooklyn restaurant mini-empire. Today we get a lesson on how to make</i> …

The Men's Fitness Food Pyramid

12 Kitchen Swaps All Athletes Make

You’ve probably figured this out by now, but it’s not easy to get fit if you have a fridge full of fatty and high-carb foods. However, it’s a lot …

How to run right

A strict regimen of treadmill running won’t sustain the endurance you built up last summer. You can’t help but lose a step—literally. “When you run …

3 easy-to-make, better-for-you breakfast recipes

There are easy ways to shave calories from traditional heavyweights, like pancakes and muffins, while still enjoying a decent serving size. The …

Perfect Running Form

It’s easier to learn proper running mechanics if you start by standing still. First master the action your arms and legs should take, then simply …