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15 Slow Cooker Meal Prep Ideas You'll Want to Master ASAP

A slow cooker is an essential item every cook needs in their kitchen, especially those with busy schedules and a lot of mouths to feed. They can be timed to cook your food throughout the day (or at night while you snooze), helping you whip something up with minimal effort. And since meal prepping …

Cooking

How to make your carpets look new again (without steam cleaning)

If you don't own a steam cleaner, renting one and dragging it home to clean your carpets can be a pain. Plus, you have to do the deed, <i>then</i> wait for the carpet to dry. If you don't have time or funds for all that, you can freshen up your carpet in around an hour with a few low-cost items you …

3 Simple Ways to Stay Tick-Free This Summer

As the weather gets warmer, you no doubt want to don your favorite shorts and get out in the sunshine. Unfortunately, shorts season coincides with …

Why 'Wonderbook' By Jeff VanderMeer Is The One Book About Worldbuilding Every Writer Needs To Read

As any writer of science fiction or fantasy will tell you, worldbuilding is the most arduous part of composing a new story. It can be tough to know …

Here Are Some Essential Rules and Tips for Living Life as a Writer

Over the years, this Book Publishing Expert has listened to, read about, and polled many successful authors about their writerly habits and their …

Writing

So You Want to Write a Book

You’ve felt for awhile now that you have it in you; you see all these books lining the shelves and none of them seem to bring to light the things you …

A platform that allows you to write short stories for money, like an Airbnb for writers.

Everyday, for each and every one of us, there are new events that could be another narrative. We tell them in different ways that serve a purpose, …

Writing

5 easy tips to quickly help you become a better writer

So you have just started writing and you have your eyes set on your name being mentioned in the same sentence as the great writers of old. That is …

I Know a Lotta Things ’Cause I’ve Seen a Lotta Things

and why I write them down<p>That quip from an insurance company expresses how I think about myself. Maybe other septuagenarian great-grandmothers see it …

When Do You Need an Agent? A Novelist Reveals All

Burning questions about finding an agent, when and how to query, and more answered by a novelist.<p>The standard how-to-find-an-agent advice goes …

How to make your writing simple and understandable

Writing for the general public means leaving certain notions behind<p>If you’ve ever had to explain a complicated subject to the general public, whether …

Writing

Is “Passive Voice” Passé?

Way back in high school English, you were taught how to write active sentences instead of passive sentences. Do you remember that particular lesson? …

Writing Tips: How to Craft Convincing Dialogue

As an English teacher, working with students to craft convincing dialogue is a key aspect of any creative writing unit. Dialogue should sound …

Critical Thinking: The 5 Factors That Earn 5-Star Book Reviews

ILLUSTRATION © GETTY IMAGES: OIVIND HOVLANDNovelists live and die by reviews, yet uncovering what garners a gushing ovation or blistering takedown is …

I Went From $4k to $8k Per Month in Writing Income with These Essential Skills

When I decided I wanted to become a full-time freelance writer, I was honest with myself about which industries and skills would earn me decent money.<p>…

The Ultimate Guide to Building a Writing Habit (That Sticks Like Superglue)

You <i>know</i> you need to write often to have a successful writing career.<p>You <i>want</i> to build a writing habit so you can unleash the ideas, words, and stories …

Obsession: Nudes by Klimt, Schiele, and Picasso from the Scofield Thayer Collection

Exhibition Overview<p>This exhibition at The Met Breuer presents a selection of some fifty works from The Met's Scofield Thayer Collection—a collection …

Art

Home remedies to get rid of yellow teeth

It is natural for a person's teeth to become less white as they age. Many people turn to home remedies to try to get rid of yellow teeth. But which …

These Three Hacks Will Make Your First Book Write Itself

So, you want to get your message out. And you sure do have a lot of knowledge in your area. You spent countless hours diving deep, learning it in theory and practice. Years of excellent work are a great testimonial to your knowledge — at least for your colleagues. However, if you are thinking of …

Writing

What Is the Difference Between Kimchi and Sauerkraut? - Chowhound

If you’re the type of person who has a kit on hand so you can pickle everything from green beans to eggplant to figs, then you’re likely familiar …

Zelda's Link Is Gatecrashing A Phantasy Star Title, But Only In Japan

Breath of fresh (wild) air?

Why the A Wrinkle in Time Movie Will Change Hollywood

<i>Hollywood’s Once and Future Classic</i><p>Why it took 54 years to turn <i>A Wrinkle in Time</i> into a movie<p>By <b>Eliza Berman</b> | Photograph by <b>Michal Pudelka for …

Books

The Nintendo Switch turned its lack of power into a strength

What the Switch’s strange game library is bringing to the system<p>The Nintendo Switch has one of the strangest, and most interesting, libraries in modern gaming. That wouldn’t have happened if it were closer to its competition in terms of hardware power.<p>Nintendo has always been comfortable doing its …

How to turn ideas into a cohesive written piece

A guide on executing your thoughts and ideas from a fellow word-vomit writer.<p>I am terrible at concisely explaining my thoughts. I never seem to know …

The 21 best games on PS4

How to use rhythm when creating emotion in your writing

Writing starts with reading. The single most important thing for a writer is to read constantly <b>and when you’re not reading, you should be writing.</b> …

How to build muscle as age tears it down

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you are in your 40s or 50s, chances are that you are starting to notice some changes in your body, including muscle loss and diminishing strength, even if you exercise fairly regularly.<p>Reduced levels of physical activity, increases in sedentary behavior and doing less intense exercise …

Nutrition

How to Get Paid to Learn How to Become a Better Writer

What if I told you people would <i>pay you</i> to become a better writer?<p>What if I also told you people would pay you higher amounts to <i>keep learning</i> how to …