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The 20 Best Places to Go in 2018

These destinations are spectacular—and affordable.<p><b>The 20 Best Places to Go in 2018</b><p><b>By Megan Leonhardt and Kerri Anne Renzulli</b><p>Whether you dream of …

15 Tips for Getting the Best Price on an RV or Camper

Everyone wants a good deal, especially when making an expensive purchase like a home or car. An RV or camper has the potential to cost you tens of …

RVs

Use positive psychology to transform your relationship in four steps, authors suggest

Everlasting love can be more than just something you see in Disney movies - if you master four habits from the field of positive psychology.<p>That’s …

8 High Protein Crockpot Recipes You Should Make For Weight Loss

Losing weight can be difficult — but it’s a lot less of a challenge when you plan your meals carefully and keep things as simple as possible. Since …

What an Erotica Writer Taught Me about Writing and the Diversity of Desire

When I first met erotica editor Rachel Kramer Bussel, I had already been inundated by mountains of misconceptions. I had been taught that all erotica …

Creative Writing

How to Publish a Short Story: Write Your First and Second Drafts

Two weeks ago, I urged you to come on a publication journey with me, one where I walk you through the process of planning, writing, and submitting a …

Writing

Start In the Dirt: On Writing ‘Unlikable’ Characters

When people ask me about the unlikable characters in my new novel <i>The Sky Is Yours</i>, I’m always torn. One part of me instantly says – yes! The novel is set in a dystopia, a futuristic version of New York called Empire Island, plagued by pollution, income inequality, mass incarceration… and dragons. …

Writing is easy

Is it, though?Writing is not easy. It takes commitment, desire, hard work, and a lot of hours spent attempting to focus on adding words to the blank …

Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 62: Head-Hopping POV - Helping Writers Become Authors

Take a look at what "head-hopping" means, why it creates problematic POVs, and how you can correct it to create a stronger story.

7 Things You Must Give Up to Become a Successful Writer

Can you hear that?<i>Pop.</i>It’s the sound of me bursting your bubble.I started a blog to help other writers because I know it’s possible to …

Top 50 Writing Blogs

Congratulations to the Top 50 Writing Blogs of 2018! Writers: This is a fantastic list to bookmark. Visit each blog at your leisure to take your …

Writing

Infographic: 20 ways to conquer writer’s block

Every writer has faced a moment when the words failed to appear.<p>The yawning whiteness of a blank word document can stymie even the most prolific …

14 Stephen King quotes about writing you totally need to hang on your wall

The first Stephen King book I ever read was <i>The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon</i>. I was still in my teens, and my gran — a huge King fan herself — thought it …

49 Unforgettable Bucket List Trips You Can Do On A Budget

If you like to travel, you probably have a bucket list of places you want to hit throughout your lifetime. If you've been under the impression that …

21 Wild Group Sex Fantasies People Actually Have

Threesomes and foursomes and moresomes, oh my.<p>Keep in mind: Your sexual fantasies are not bad or shameful. It's perfectly natural to fantasize about some wild scenarios — even ones that you have no desire or intention to carry out IRL.<p>Take a look at what some other people are fantasizing about …

Zayn Malik

​Five highly-paid and in-demand programming languages to learn in 2018

These are the languages that not only attract a decent pay packet, but that are also in demand, or whose use is expected to take off next year.<p>If you …

These are the Destinations You Should Avoid Visiting in 2018

When faced with the numbing cold and increased potential for flu come winter, most Canadians can’t wait to begin planning their getaways for the …

I'm a psychologist, and I've found one of the biggest relationship problems people have always boils down to the same thing

"I wish he would just bring me flowers once in a while."<p>Does he know how much you would like that, or what your favorite kind of flowers are?<p>"No, but it should be obvious—who doesn't want flowers? And anyway, I don't want to <i>tell</i> him to do it, that ruins it!"<p>If you haven't said or heard some version …

Write Stronger Sentences With the 2-3-1 Trick

In my six semesters as an English major, this is the best thing I learned: When in doubt, put the best bit of a sentence at the end, the next-best …

Creative Writing

25 Things About Sex That All Men Would Like Their Women To Know

Have you ever wondered why the sex lives of most couples fall in a rut after some time? There's a lot of action, yes, but not the kind they'd really, …

There are 4 different attachment styles — and they can determine how you act in every relationship

Ever wonder why you always seem to be the one who's more clingy in relationships, or why you kill a connection off early if someone doesn't demonstrate excessively reassuring signals to you? In yet another thing to blame your parents for discover about yourself, there are four main attachment …

Self-awareness

Scot given three-month jail sentence for touching Dubai man's hip

A British man has been sentenced to three months in prison in Dubai for touching a man's hip in a bar, according to campaigners.<p>Jamie Harron, from Stirling, was arrested in July over the incident in which he said he put his hand on a man's hip to avoid spilling a drink in a crowded bar.<p>The …

Lawsuits

This Neuroscientist Shares How to Hack Your Brain So You Can Reach Peak Success | Inc.com

Recently, my editor invited me to write an advice letter to my 17-year-old self. It was an opportunity to reflect on the many benefits of 50+ years life experience. Of course, the flip side was realizing lost benefits of youth. The mature brain may be wiser, but even my simple "senior moments" like …

The Brain

50 Iconic Buildings Around the World You Need to See Before You Die

From the Taj Mahal to Fallingwater, how many of these have you seen?<p>Perhaps one of the greatest joys of traveling is drinking in the local culture. Its essence is all around: reflected in the food, the textiles, the dialects, and of course, the architecture. Each destination's local flair infuses …

A professor who studied relationships for 50 years says this is how you make love last

A professor has analysed more than 1,100 studies on relationships to compile a list of strategies to making love last.<p>Brian Ogolsky, professor in human development and family studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, looked at every piece of academic research published on the topic of …

Why Happy People Cheat

A good marriage is no guarantee against infidelity.<p>“Most descriptions of troubled marriages don’t seem to fit my situation,” Priya insists. “Colin and I have a wonderful relationship. Great kids, no financial stresses, careers we love, great friends. He is a phenom at work, fucking handsome, …

These 25 Study Tricks Are Sure To Help You Pass All Of Your Tests This Year

Pure genius.<p><i>Some responses have been lightly edited for length or clarity.</i>

Productivity

10 Websites to Use When You Want Luxury Hotel Rooms for Cheap

Having a five-star taste can be quite a burden on your wallet, especially when trying to plan extravagant trips to far off places. One of the most …

Hospitality

4 Ways to Learn Anything in 20 Hours

<i>“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”</i> — Mahatma Gandhi<p>What if you could learn anything in 20 hours, what would …

Self-improvement

You should write a book and here’s how

You should write a book. Yes, you. Whether you’re a young 18-year-old off to college with little free time or a 60-year-old corporate executive with …