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Writing Books: Fiction, Creative Writing & Getting Published

Writer’s Market Deluxe Edition 2018 includes everything you expect in a regular edition of Writer’s Market, PLUS a one-year subscription to …

7 Easy Hacks to Make Your Eyes Look Bigger + Brighter

There is something so dreamy about big Bambi eyes! The way you can gaze into those feathery eyelashes batting your way for what seems like eternity… there’s just something so intriguing about larger than life eyes. If you got ’em, you owe major kudos to your momma and papa for that. But if not, …

Makeup

5 Items That Look Insanely Good On Pretty Much Anyone

We typically stand by the idea that every woman should dress according to her body type (trends aside). Still, there are some items that look insanely good on pretty much anyone. Here, the top five pieces you already own that will make you look as svelte as hell.<p><b>Black Cropped Pants</b>. <b>How to wear them</b>.<p>…

Foods That Will Make You Happy And Foods That Will Make You Depressed

Wellness

Why Rachel Dolezal Needed To Construct Her Own Black Narrative

In order to pass as black, Dolezal took advantage of the black community's long tradition of inclusion regardless of skin tone.<p>In 1895, when Justice Henry Billings Brown ruled that Louisiana's law segregating train cars was constitutional, he didn't want to get into the messy business of …

10 skills that are hard to learn but pay off forever

That's especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills.<p>In an effort to ascertain which talents are worth the investment, one Quora reader posed the question: What are the hardest and most useful skills to learn?<p>We've highlighted our favorite takeaways.<p>Effective time management …

7 steps to take when you don't know what to do with your life after college

Then someone asks you, "So, what do you want to do with your life?"<p>Panic strikes, and your mere moment of bliss is deflated by your lack of retort. You have no idea what you want to do with your life.<p>Luckily for you, this crushing realization isn't the end of the world.<p>Ryan Kahn, a career coach, …

22 Creative Ways to Make Money (Simple and Effective)

This is how you can get a few hundred extra bucks without much time or efforts spent - this list of creative ways to make money will open your eyes.

Five Tips to Keep You Passionate About Your Writing

<i>Tap, tap, tap</i> -- that is the sound of your creative fingertips hitting the keyboard.<p>As writers, we spend our days and nights hovering over our keyboards, pouring our ideas into a machine that will hopefully make sense of all that is going on in our brains. And don't get me wrong -- it is a …

27 Seriously Underrated Books Every Book Lover Should Read

You've read Harry Potter 12 times now. Put it down, and read these instead.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

13 Facts About Sleep Paralysis That Will Keep You Up At Night

Let's talk about what really happens when you wake up and can't move. Spoiler alert: It's scary AF.

15 Netflix Movies That Will Help You Beat a Creativity Slump

Everyone loves a good Netflix binge. From <i>Friends</i> to <i>Orange is the New Black</i>, we’ve all spent a good amount of our Friday nights watching our favorite TV shows and movies. But while Netflix can get a bad rap for only providing mindless entertainment, they’ve got a ton of inspiring documentaries, …

10 Things You Should Always Order on Amazon

I love Amazon. The prices they charge run from competitive, to "how can they stay in business charging so little!?" And like many of my friends, I …

By Studying Skinny Apes, Science Figured Out Why Humans Are So Fat

It involves our evolutionary ancestors learning to sweat and having weak arms.<p>A new study published in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i> explains how humans became, as <i>Science</i> magazine puts it, "the fat primate." Over the course of about 30 years, two scientists studied the …

This personality trait may get you hired — but it won't necessarily get you promoted

On the one hand, research suggests that niceness — the scientific term is "agreeableness," or being cooperative, flexible, tolerant, and forgiving — can help you land a job.<p>On the other hand, research also indicates that agreeable people are less likely to assume leadership roles.<p>One study, …

Best Money Tips: 27 Good Financial Habits for Ultimate Success

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on good financial habits for ultimate success, what it’s really …

12 Free Tools That Every Freelancer Should Be Using

Freelancers can't do enough to bring structure and efficiency into their routines.<p>Freelancers often work in isolation, communicating only through email or by phone. In addition to completing assignments on time, they're responsible for keeping up with income and expenses for tax purposes, invoicing …

Small Business

21 things you should do on your first day of work

"Most of us remember our first days at every job because of the heightened pressure to impress," says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job<i>.</i>" "But you can reduce your anxiety by being as …

8 Great Books the 1 Percent Are Reading

America's wealthiest employees provide their list of the books you should be reading this summer.<p>Last month, I published Bill Gates's summer reading list. Since, in terms of personal wealth, Gates is in the .0000000001 percent, I couldn't help wondering whether the comparative hoi polloi--the …

Books

25 Famous Authors' Favorite Books

One key to being a good writer is to always keep reading—and that doesn't stop after you've been published. Here are 25 authors's favorite reads. Who …

Better than Before: A Psychological Field Guide to Harnessing the Transformative Power of Habit

How to lay a steadfast foundation for “the invisible architecture of daily life.”<p><i>“We are spinning our own fates, good or evil… Every smallest stroke of virtue or of vice leaves its never so little scar,”</i> William James wrote in his seminal 1887 treatise on habit, the bundle of behavior he called the …

13 Bad Habits to Break for an Amazing Life

When you were a kid, did you want to grow up to be an astronaut, a singer or an engineer? If so, how’s that working out for you? Hopefully, it’s …

3 Tips for Trimming Your 2015 Tax Bill Now

Sell before you lose the chance.<p><i>This is the third installment in Money’s Midyear Financial Checkup. You can read our first installment, on how to</i> …

Investing

7 free tools for anyone who wants to become a better writer

The awesome (and scary) thing about being a writer is that you can always improve. It's why people can sit on a draft for weeks — every time they …

The 11 best new iPhone and Android apps you might have missed recently

Luckily, we've collected the best apps of the past month so you can find something new to try out.<p>There's a beautiful new calendar app from Moleskine that's as elegant as their notebooks, a fun new game that's addicting but doesn't require much time, and a new app from Google that everyone is …

Marie Kondo: KonMarie Folding Clothes, Organizing; How to Kondo Clothes

As I mentioned last month, I'm tackling Marie Kondo's best-selling <i>The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing</i> in baby steps. (Hey, it's going to take a while to work through thirtysomething years of clutter.) I guessed in last month's post that I wouldn't …

Interview Test Prep: 6 Common Personality Assessments -- And How Employers Use Them

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>Once upon a time all you needed to land a new job was a typo-free résumé, some interview smarts, and a few good references.<p>But these days more and more candidates are finding that getting the gig may very well come down to … your innate …