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To write better, edit out these filler phrases

The biggest improvement in my writing skills happened when I became an editor.Writers are often too familiar with their own ideas to spot mistakes …

Public Relations

6 Full-Body Stretching Exercises

The Routine<p>When you can barely squeeze a workout into your day, taking time to focus on flexibility may feel like, well, a stretch. But stretching is …

21 Harsh But Eye-Opening Writing Tips From Great Authors

A lot of people think they can write or paint or draw or sing or make movies or what-have-you, but having an artistic temperament doth not make one …

4 Ways To Simplify Your Writing Process

You can make it hard for yourself, or you can make it simple.I used to have very specific expectations of my articles. They all needed to be of the …

The best jazz clubs in Chicago

Chicago can't claim to be the birthplace of jazz, but it's undeniably a city where the genre is thriving and evolving. The home of <i>Down Beat Magazine</i> …

Vonnegut's 8 Rules for the Short Story

1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.2. Give the reader at least one character he or …

Kurt Vonnegut

I Just Made Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, and I Might Never Order Takeout Again

Though I’ll eat pretty much any vegetable tossed in oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, and roasted in a hot oven, adding a little something extra …

6 Reasons Really Smart People Make Really Dumb Decisions, According to Science | Inc.com

Think about a decision you've made that you were totally convinced was the right way to go... but in retrospect realize was really dumb.<p>What happened? We're human. That's why consumers aren't always rational. That's why markets aren't always rational. That's why some middle-aged men think …

Self-improvement

10 Secret Sauces That Will Change Your Life

Sauce simply makes foods more succulent. Though it's tempting to just crank open a tin of tomato or butterscotch sauce, nothing beats homemade. These …

11 Natural Remedies to Treat Hair Loss You Should Try

Photo: Shutterstock<p>Jojoba oil<p>A scalp that has experienced severe and prolonged dryness often results in dandruff, poor hair lustre and increased hair …

Suspended – Medium

The Best Ab Exercises You’re Not Doing

These calorie-burning moves need to be part of your core routine.<p>After a sculpted stomach, but having trouble making progress? Too often, we work our …

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve is science-fiction's brave new hope

There were two events that were to change the life of 49-year-old French-Canadian film-maker Denis Villeneuve. The first was the arrival of three …

The Invisible Forces That Make Writing Work

A couple of years ago, in an essay in The New Yorker, the critic and writer Kathryn Schulz pointed out that we cannot see most of the things that rule our lives. Magnetic fields, electric currents, the force of gravity all work unseen, as do our interior arbiters of thoughts, inclinations, …

Literature

Bernard MacLaverty: ‘Just try to write. You can do it better tomorrow’

The novelist on the privilege of working from home, the benefits of eavesdropping and why he and his grandson love to play ‘throwing writers at the radiator’<p>Sometimes I think I am very privileged. Setting my own hours. No traffic jams going to work. Just walk down the carpeted hall to the study. …

Creative Writing

6 Secrets Nobody Tells You About Personal Branding - Lena Khalid | Digital Business Consultant | Digital Marketing | Mobile Solutions

<b>Personal branding</b> is one of the most effective strategies available for modern businesses. Because consumers generally distrust corporate brands, …

The 15 best day trips from Chicago

Caught with a bad case of wanderlust and a short supply of vacation time? Luckily, Chicago is the perfect launching spot for a host of fun one-day …

The best things to do on a first date in Chicago

There's no getting around it: First dates are awkward. It's tough to tell what activities are too boring, too much or too intimate. Just because …

Beer Festivals

This 2 Minute Read Will Make You Write Better Forever

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” <br>― Maya Angelou<p>The following 4 tips took me 3 years of writing to collect, but …

6 Dirty Secrets: How to Make Money as a Filmmaker

A new video series from Zacuto spills the secrets to making a living as an emerging filmmaker.<p>"The single least talked-about thing in our industry is …

Keep Pickled Onions in Your Fridge at All Times

By Carey Polis<p>Red onions quick-pickled in apple cider vinegar will save your grain bowls, breakfast tacos, and more.<p>Amongst various jams, mustards, and unidentifiable leftovers I should have already thrown out, there's often a pint container of quick pickled onions in my fridge. That may sound …

Onions

10 Fitness YouTube Channels That Will Get You Ripped For Free

From boutique boxing gyms to rage yoga, fitness is becoming increasingly niche – and increasingly expensive to match. We all want the celebrity body …

7 things a trainer wishes you knew about building a booty

Your key to a peachy butt<p>Aside from getting stronger, fitter and healthier, a lot of people have aesthetic goals too when they hit the gym - like sculpting a booty.<p>But there's a lot of BS floating around on the internet about how to actually 'get' a bigger booty by working out - and following the …

Here's What to Know to Learn How to Build Your Own Personal Brand

How to Build Your Own Personal Brand<p>Tips on Personal Marketing and Strategy<p>Updated June 26, 2017<p>In this day in age, you need to build your own brand. …

5 Ways to Build Your Business Brand on LinkedIn

LinkedIn: 5 Ways to Build Your Business Brand on LinkedIn<p>Updated October 29, 2017<p>LinkedIn can be an important part of your social media marketing …

Yes, Branding Yourself Is More Important Than Ever

You’re awesome. You know it. People close to you know it. But does your professional community know it?When you think about it, your personal brand …

Marketing

How to Write Thought-Provoking and Attention-Grabbing Email Copy

Writing email copy is not an easy process but it is something you can learn. Make the tone of your correspondence warm and friendly, as if you are writing to one person. In this article, you are going to learn about the different types of email and some creative writing techniques that should help …

Creative Writing

How To Write A Stellar LinkedIn Summary

Several years ago, I posted an article on the three steps to writing the perfect LinkedIn summary. A lot has changed since then. LinkedIn has made many updates and revisions, and they recently launched an entirely new interface. In addition, the world of work has evolved even more into a place …

Writing