David Stucki

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To all writers who need encouragement. Read it.

If you don’t write for you —• your goals that you originally started with, will be gone<br>• other people will influence your writing more than you …

Is sex the answer to your relationship woes?

Michele Weiner-Davis, the marriage-guidance counsellor, explains why she thinks having sex – even if you don’t feel like it – is the foundation of a happy relationship<p>How does it make you feel when your partner is cold and distant? Or when they’re critical and prickly? Does it make you want to rip …

TED Talks

The Invasion of the German Board Games

Their peaceful premises and intricate rule systems are changing the way Americans play—and helping shape an industry in the process.<p>In a development that would have been hard to imagine a generation ago, when video games were poised to take over living rooms, board games are thriving. Overall, the …

Board Games

16 Practical Tips For Anyone Who Wants To Write A Book

If you want to write, you've got to read.

13 sci-fi series starters to break in your new ebook reader

Visit other worlds<p>So you just got a new ebook reader for the holidays this year. Nice! Now, it’s time to find books to load it up with, which should give you plenty to read on your trip home, or if you need an excuse to avoid relatives for a couple of hours.<p>Here’s 13 science-fiction books that kick …

The System I Used to Write 5 Books and Over 1,000 Blog Posts

Most writers struggle with getting their writing done for one surprising reason. They think writing is a one-step process, when in fact, it’s a …

14 Epic Fantasy Series You Need To Read That Aren't 'A Song Of Ice And Fire'

Look, I love <i>Game of Thrones</i> as much as the next nerd<i>.</i> I am all about dragons, zombies, and dragon-zombies. But A Song of Ice and Fire is not the <i>only</i> …

Get all the stock images you need for under $40

Getting assets for a design project can be a huge pain in the ass. But before you pull your hair out and swear off design projects forever, there’s a …

How to Plot a Complex Novel in One Day

<i>Hi Lizard… Do you know what would help if you hate your own writing so much it actually keeps you from writing at all? Like you can’t even think</i> …

Read A Chapter Of Mark Twain’s Previously Unpublished Children’s Book

"The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine" is based on notes the author took after telling a bedtime story to his daughters.<p>Earlier this year, Penguin Random House announced it would take Mark Twain’s ephemera and transform it into a full-fledged children’s story. The resulting chapter book ― <i>The</i> …

Six Directors Pick Their Favorite Films of the 21st-Century

After our chief film critics named their top 25 movies of the 21st century (so far), we asked some notable filmmakers for their favorite movies since 2000. In phone interviews and emails, they spoke about what touched them as fans or taught them as directors. Here are edited excerpts from their …

Slumdog Millionaire

How rich hippies and developers went to war over Instagram’s favourite beach

With its Mayan ruins and moonlight raves, Tulum has become Mexico’s hippest holiday destination. But a spate of violent evictions reveals a darker side<p>Reviews of Uno Astrolodge, a boutique new age-style hotel on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, lean heavily on words such as “magic”, “paradise” and …

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10 Writing Lessons I Learned From Interviewing 30 Best-Selling Authors

Stay focused and get more writing done<p>Having interviewed more than 30 bestselling authors over the past year on my podcast, I've learned a lot about how they overcome distractions and mental blocks and get down to work each day.<p>I like to ask them about their writing process: How they get started …

Creative Writing

A New LinkedIn Feature Makes Job Hunting A Whole Lot Easier

One of the biggest challenges in launching a stealth job search (a job search you conduct while you’re working) is letting recruiters know you’re open to new opportunities.<p>You can’t very well update your LinkedIn profile to say “I’m looking for a new job” while you’re still working at your current …

Employment

Stanford Study Reveals This Brain Booster Increases Creativity by 60 Percent

Many business people are now looking for brain-enhancing substances and techniques that increase creativity and focus. This Stanford University study reveals the secret prescription you need to know.<p>A new form of "cognitive enhancing" drugs called nootropics are sweeping through the business world. …

Creativity

To Be An Effective Leader Keep A Leadership Journal

Teddy Roosevelt did it. Harry Truman did it. Want to be an outstanding leader? Keep a leadership journal. As part of my executive coaching work, one of the most effective tools I recommend that powers up the coaching process is a leadership journal. The exercise of leadership is not unlike a sport …

Mindfulness

What in the World Is Causing the Retail Meltdown of 2017?

In the middle of an economic recovery, hundreds of shops and malls are shuttering. The reasons why go far beyond Amazon.<p>From rural strip-malls to Manhattan’s avenues, it has been a disastrous two years for retail.<p>There have been nine retail bankruptcies in 2017—as many as all of 2016. J.C. Penney, …

Could Time-Blocking Replace Your To-Do List?

This is how to schedule your workday to get the most done.<p>A few years ago, my to-do list was an endless source of frustration. At the end of every day, it seemed like it had more items on it than when I started. I never seemed to get it all done.<p>So, in an effort to understand what was going on, I …

Time Management

The Management Myth

Most of management theory is inane, writes our correspondent, the founder of a consulting firm. If you want to succeed in business, don’t get an M.B.A. Study philosophy instead<p>During the seven years that I worked as a management consultant, I spent a lot of time trying to look older than I was. I …

The Jihadi Who Turned to Jesus

ISTANBUL — When 22 Christian refugees gathered in the basement of an apartment in Istanbul early on a recent Sunday afternoon, it was quickly clear that this was no ordinary prayer meeting. Several of them had Islamic names. There was an Abdelrahman and even a couple of Mohammads. Strangest of all, …

Islam

5 Books That Recruiters Say You Must Read — Even if You Don't Need a Job

Headhunters say books by Malcolm Gladwell, Phil Knight, Martin Ford, and ex-Navy Seals will help you find a job and navigate any career field.<p>Whether …

Employment

Brene Brown on the 1 Question You Need to Ask About People You Truly Dislike

Emotional intelligence expert and TED speaker Brene Brown knows 1 simple question that will help you connect with others--even if you truly dislike them.<p>Every entrepreneur learns quickly that creating your own path doesn't make you less reliant on others. In fact, it is the reverse: While a …

Emotional Intelligence

Is Richard Simmons missing? Or is he just dearly missed?

LOS ANGELES — Richard Simmons is gone.<p>His fitness studio in Beverly Hills is shuttered. On its stoop is a sun-bleached edition of the Beverly Hills Courier from January. Inside is the wreckage of a livelihood: piles of debris, tongues of pink insulation, a dusting of pulverized drywall on the …

Richard Simmons

Feeling Sluggish? These Are the Best Juicing Recipes for Energy

Trying to boost your energy without the caffeine? The key to upping energy levels through food lies in a diet with plenty of B vitamins. B6, B9, …

The Compost King of New York

On an overcast winter morning, Charles Vigliotti, chief executive of American Organic Energy, drove me to his 62-acre lot in rural Yaphank, N.Y., 60 miles east of Manhattan, to show me his vision of the future of alternative energy. He snaked his company Jeep around tall piles of wood chips, sandy …

Inside Jack White’s New Vinyl-Pressing Paradise

There was never a plan for a vinyl record pressing plant.<p>But in 2015, when Jack White‘s Third Man Records launched its second retail store, in …

Jack White

INSIDE MEDIUM'S MELTDOWN: How an idealistic Silicon Valley founder raised $134 million to change journalism, then crashed into reality

Four days into 2017, Medium's employees came to work and were told that one-third of them — 50 people — were being let go.<p>They were shocked. Their adored boss, billionaire CEO Ev Williams, best known as the cofounder of Twitter, seemed to care so deeply for each of them.<p>But he told the world about …

So You Want to Read Epic Fantasy: Here’s Where to Start

In this unsettled world, the death of the ruler of the desert princedom becomes the catalyst for power games of magical treachery as rival factions – …

So You Want to Read High Fantasy: Here’s Where to Start

Alexander must be on this list because he is the person who coined the term “high fantasy” in 1971. <i>The Book of Three</i> is the first book in the Prydain …

Books