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Batman Ninja Is Ridiculously Fun, and Also Utterly Ridiculous

<i>Batman Ninja</i> is a gorgeous, almighty mess. Its frenetic incoherence is matched only by its desire to top itself again and again with vivid, striking …

Comic Books

How to start Using Personal Stories

You start your day — thinking about 10 different ways you would write your story. Then you discard all of it. Because it is risky to try different …

Writing

4 common reasons you might consider changing careers

Changing careers often involves using your honed skills and experience and making a switch to a career or workplace that’s completely different. …

Career Development

Smart Entrepreneurs Use Third-Grade Words. Steve Jobs Did and You Should, Too

Billionaires like Elon Musk and Richard Branson use simple words to express complex ideas.<p>Steve Jobs once said, "Simple can be harder than complex." It's true, which is why it's hard to express your ideas simply. Anyone can write long, confusing sentences. Anyone can speak in esoteric jargon. But …

Hung Up

10 career tips that are also great to apply to your life

We get it, building a successful career is tough work. And not only that – how are you also supposed to have work-life balance if most of your waking …

Self-improvement

How I wrote a 100,000-word novel in four weeks and what it did for my copywriting

We were on holiday when it happened.<p>What happened?<p>I discovered I was a novelist. Here’s how it went down.<p>“You know,” my wife said, “the difference …

Writing

Why You Should be Reading Books Every Day, According to Science

It's a habit that's beneficial on several levels.<p>According to the Pew Research Center, more than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults have not read even part of a book within the past year. It's a shame considering that researchers have found reading is beneficial in many ways.<p>1. Reading …

University of London

A Love Supreme

It is undoubtedly one of the most influential, spiritual, and important jazz albums ever recorded. And the inside story on just how this album came into being, as told by many of those who were there, is a story that makes for two great hours of radio.<p>How did Coltrane with drummer Elvin Jones, …

Soul Music

8 vitamins and supplements that are a waste of money — and could even be dangerous

Vitamins and minerals are essential to health, but that doesn't mean megadoses will keep you out of the hospital or make you live longer. Some may be harmful. In most cases, it's preferable to get these nutrients from a balanced diet. High doses of certain vitamins and minerals may be appropriate …

Wellness

40 Easy, Healthy Recipes That Anyone Can Cook

A big part of feeling great is learning how to feed yourself in a way that's delicious, energizing, and stress-free. Getting into a regular cooking …

Vegan

Corn, Buttermilk and Chive Biscuits

Ingredients<p>1 corncob husked<br>• 2 cups all-purpose flour<br>• 1 tablespoon baking powder<br>• 1 tablespoon granulated sugar<br>• 1/2 teaspoon salt<br>• pinch pepper<br>• 1/4 cup cold …

Food

A Grandfather's Advice Is Priceless. Mine Taught Me to Make the Most of This Short Life.

He confronted each day as if it were a barn that needed raising.<p>My grandfather, Dwight Archibald Garner, known to everyone as Archie, spent most of his early life working in the coal mines in and around Marion County, West Virginia. He quickly rose to become a foreman. Later he branched out and in …

Great Depression

Stop Buying Tangerines. Plant Them In A Flowerpot And You Will Always Have Hundreds Of Organic Tangerines!

Citrus reticulat is the Latin name for tangerines, or Mandarin oranges. This fruit is rich in nutrients, including vitamin C, B12, A, potassium, and …

Gardening

13 Foods Scientifically Proven to Boost Testosterone Levels: Science

<b>13 Foods Scientifically Proven to Boost Testosterone Levels</b><p>Concerned about your testosterone levels dropping as you age? These 13 foods are …

Nutrition

Ginger Page is the 24/7 writing tutor you need on any device

Ever fielded a text or email so chock full of typos and grammar errors that it felt less like reading and more like code breaking? The sad fact is that the advent of quick, on-the-fly digital communication has done its fair share of damage to the English language.<p>Unfortunately, if you suffer from a …

39 Morning People Share the Extremely Productive Things They Do While You’re Still Sleeping

Waking up early has never come naturally to me. One summer in high school, I managed to sleep until 7 P.M., a feat my dad found both absurd and …

Time Management

This 3D-printed house aims to end homelessness. Could it work?

A printing company and a nonprofit think they’ve found a solution to global poverty: 3D-printed houses. But activists warn the solution might not be as simple as it sounds.<p>New Story, a charity dedicated to providing shelter for impoverished and distressed communities, and printing company ICON …

Housing

Five Smart And Doable Ways To Eat Less Sugar

From breakfast cereal and cookies to salad dressings and smoothies – sugar has a sneaky way of creeping into our daily diet. And even though your taste buds love the sweet stuff, your body might beg to differ.<p>“A diet high in sugar can contribute to a wide range of health conditions , including …

Nutrition

Writing without making money

Reflections on being a freelance writer versus writing for the sake of writingI started “officially” blogging just over five years ago. I created my …

Writing

Forget That Product You're Working On. What's Really Going to Sell in the Future Is ... Services.

"Do-it-for-me" is the next evolution of the on-demand economy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Today’s consumers value their time more than ever. With the proliferation of on-demand apps, there is virtually no need to wait in lines or even to leave your house if you’re …

Action Movies

How To Buy John Coltrane: The 10 Albums Every Jazz Newcomer Needs

In jazz circles, the smallest mention of <b>John Coltrane</b> usually invokes a mood of hushed reverence. That’s because Trane – as his disciples refer to …

Universal Music

How to throw a punch

Without hurting yourself more than your opponent.<p>The punching-bag game at the arcade or county fair always looks so tempting. After all, punching seems like the easiest thing in the world: You ball up your fist and hurl it toward your target, just like in the movies. In reality, however, there’s a …

Martial Arts

How to do the 30 day squat challenge – and why it works so well

A month might seem like a long time, or it might seem like no time at all.<p>However long it is, it's enough time to begin, do, and finish the <b>30 day</b> …

Exercise

Want to Keep Boomers and Gen-Xers from Quitting? Offer Them the Same 6 Things You Give to Your Millennial Employees

What does each generation want from their bosses? Turns out, much of the same things.<p>In a massive study by the Hay Group, a global management consulting firm, researchers analyzed data from over 5 million employees across the world to make comparisons across different generations.<p>Surprisingly, they …

Employee Engagement

14 Literary Agents Seeking Science Fiction

Here are 14 agents currently seeking science fiction manuscripts. All are from reputable agencies.If you want to know more about a particular agent, …

Writing

Drafts 5 for iOS goes free, adds fantastic pro features

Drafts 5 has launched, the sequel to Drafts 4, and you may be a little confused as too what it actually new. Should you upgrade, for example? After all, it’s just the same old note-creating app with a lick of paint, right? Well, the definitive answer to that is “Hmmm, kinda…” While Drafts 5 doesn’t …

Apps

This Is What Couples Need to Do to Keep Their Sex Life Exciting, According to an Expert

Remember when you and your partner couldn't keep your hands off each other? You'd fit in quickies when you could because waiting any longer was unbearable, and you couldn't imagine the honeymoon phase ever fizzling out? If all that now sounds like a distant memory and you want it back, it's a lot …

Relationships

10 free tools for creating infographics, images and more

In the world of PR and marketing, visuals rule.You can boost interest and engagement with your social media and blog posts by adding compelling …

Infographics

If You Hate Drinking Water, This Is A Much Easier Way To Stay Hydrated

Not everyone likes to drink water, especially at the rate and volume it's suggested you do so. I mean, eight freakin' cups a day? When are you …

Wellness