Kelly McCarty

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The Best Drawing Paper For Graphite Pencil

Reviews of the Best and Worst Drawing Papers With Examples<p>The surface of the paper determines the fineness of detail and the range of value a …

People with this personality type are more likely to become entrepreneurs — here's why

Science suggests there's one personality type that's more likely to ditch the corporate structure and work for themselves.<p>A new report from Truity Psychometrics, a provider of online personality and career assessments, found in its ranking of the personality types most likely to be self-employed …

Psychology

I read more than 50 scientific studies about yoga. Here's what I learned. - Vox

I’m a yogi. I'm also a skeptic. Sometimes I wonder if the two can go together. I cringe whenever an instructor claims I'm "wringing the toxins" out of my organs with a twisting pose, for instance. Still, after eight years, I keep going back. Post-yoga, I feel calmer and more aware of my body, and …

Yoga

Read Like Mad

A Dash of Style: The Art and Mastery of Punctuation<p>by Noah Lukeman<p>Adventures in the Screen Trade<p>by William Goldman<p>APE: Author, Publisher, …

Writing

Self Publishing and Free Distribution for Books, CD, DVD

Independent Publishing with CreateSpace<p>Free and Easy Tools<p>Do-it-yourself and finish fast with tools like Interior Reviewer, Cover Creator, Preview, …

Day Counter - How many days and/or weeks are there between two dates

Enter earlier date information at "From:"<br>Enter later date information at "To:"<br>Select a month and a date. Enter a year.<br>The year entered must be a …

Speedy Route - The Delivery Route Planner

A route cannot be calculated because at least one of your start or route locations is either empty or has not been fully set and confirmed.<p>When …

Want to Learn a Language? Don't Try So Hard

A new study from MIT shows that trying harder can actually make some aspects of learning a new language more difficult. While researchers have known …

Language Learning

The Secret to Learning a Foreign Language as an Adult

<i>Answer by David Bailey, CEO of Spotnight, on Quora.</i><p>I’ve learned several foreign languages as an adult. I was able to learn French to conversation …

Language Learning

A Struggling Novelist Reinvents Himself as a Successful Literary Podcaster

Listi, 39, is a writer whose debut novel, <i>Attention. Deficit. Disorder.</i>, came out in 2006 and appeared for one shining week on the <i>L.A. Times</i>' …

Writing

Ecorazzi

I have to question if those who have hurled this criticism in my direction have ever stopped to consider whether they themselves care about …

Overkill

An avalanche of unnecessary medical care is harming patients physically and financially. What can we do about it?<p>It was lunchtime before my afternoon surgery clinic, which meant that I was at my desk, eating a ham-and-cheese sandwich and clicking through medical articles. Among those which caught …

How the language you speak changes your view of the world

Bilinguals get all the perks. Better job prospects, a cognitive boost and even protection against dementia. Now new research shows that they can also …

Language

23 Tips for Keeping the House Cool

Puzzling out how to keep your house as cool as possible during these hot summer months? Trying to remember the conventional wisdom but not quite sure …

E.B. White on Idea-Incubation and the Two Faces of Discipline

How to ride the “wave of emotion” in creative work on a raft of conscientious revision.<p><i>“One must continually watch what one is doing, without being carried away by it … [but] another kind of discipline is needed for using the mind with support from the imagination,”</i> Simone Weil wrote in …

Literature

A Writer’s Work is the Product of Laziness

A Dash of Style: The Art and Mastery of Punctuation<p>by Noah Lukeman<p>Adventures in the Screen Trade<p>by William Goldman<p>APE: Author, Publisher, …

Creating a to do list

Time management series<p>The what, why and how of to-do lists<p><b>Developing time management skills is a journey</b> <br>that may begin with this Guide, but needs …

10 ways to better use the Google Maps app

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Do you use Google Maps on your phone or tablet? Of course you do. But if you’re anything like me, you probably install the …

Gabriel García Márquez’s Formative Reading List: 24 Books That Shaped One of Humanity’s Greatest Writers

“Life is not what one lived, but what one remembers and how one remembers it in order to recount it.”<p>The most reliable portal into another’s psyche is the mental library of that person’s favorite books — those foundational idea-bricks of which we build the home for our interior lives, the integral …

So Meta! Reasons to Flip a Magazine into Another

Your Flipboard magazines can house articles, photos and tweets, but did you know you could flip whole magazines as well? We informally call these “metazines” around Flipboard.<p>To do this on mobile, tap the share icon to bring up a menu and select “+ Flip this into a Magazine.”<p>On the Web, click on …

The Zahir: A Novel of Obsession Kindle Edition

The narrator of <i>The Zahir</i> is a bestselling novelist who lives in Paris and enjoys all the privileges money and celebrity bring. His wife of ten years, …

Executive Functions Deficits

<i>Our treatment approach to Executive Function</i> will teach the child to apply compensatory strategies in order to identify a problem, recognize a cause, …

Want To Write For Book Riot?

We here at the good ship Book Riot are looking for a few new contributors. Sound cool? Here’s how to know if this might be a good fit:<p><i>If you like to</i> …

20 Great Writers on Motivating Yourself To Write, No Matter What

As April ushers in sunshine and flowers, and the spring holidays have adherents talking about new beginnings, the writing world is overflowing with …

Literature

Career Advice - Tips for Job Interviews, Resume & Career Development

Strategies to Strengthen Executive Function

A reader of my last post agreed with the points made about self-regulation failure, but noted, “when the [procrastination] habit has been 'cemented,' …

Time Management

Self-regulation Failure (Part 1): Goal Setting and Monitoring

The simplest way to think about a self-regulating system is how your thermostat functions with your furnace. As simple as this may be, this model …

Procrastination

If you Drink Warm Lemon Water Every Morning for a Year (Here’s What Will Happen)

Adding lemon to water not only quenches thirst better than any other beverage, but it also nourishes our body with vitamins, minerals and trace …