Hester Bennett

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5 Apps To Help Students Organize What They Learn

<b>5 Apps To Help Students Organize What They Learn</b><p>by <b>Justin Boyle</b><p>Most students need all the help they can get when it comes to planning big projects. …

15 Packing Tips That Will Forever Change Your Toiletry Bag

We're always in for a good packing hack, whether it's the lazy way to stockpile shampoo or the brilliant carry-on bag that feels like you're carrying nothing at all.<p>One of the biggest packing headaches we face is, well, the stuff for our face (and hair, and nails...). Toiletries and bathroom …

9 Restaurants to Visit the Next Time You’re in Paris

Creative director and man-about-town @aguynamedpatrick shares Paris restaurant recommendations.

France

Sub-Saharan Africa Is Fastest-Growing Region for Wellness Tourism

Tourists increasingly factor wellness into their travel plans, from indulging at a farm-to-table restaurant to regenerating themselves at a spa or in …

The 5 Best Street Eats in Bangkok

Thailand is one of the best places in the world to eat on the street. It's cheap, it's fresh, and the mix of distinctive southeastern flavors -- chili, lime, lemongrass, mmm -- reaches an unparalleled peak of covetable deliciousness in the simmering pots and hand-pushed carts of bustling Bangkok. …

Small Loft in Manhattan, New York by Specht Harpman

The clever and beautifully furnished Manhattan Micro-Loft.<p>The team of Specht Harpman had to deal with a very special challenge. The renovation of …

The Best Meditation Retreats in the U.S.

You don’t have to journey to an exotic ashram in India a la <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i> for an exclusive, life-changing meditation retreat. Whether you’re traveling solo, want to reconnect as a couple, or take an unforgettable trip with friends, some incredible resorts and getaways in the States are geared to …

5 Surefire Ways to Maximize Your Life, Starting This Morning

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many of us have heard the adage, “How you spend your day, is how you spend your life.” I believe it’s even more micro than that. How you spend the first two hours of your day will determine how you live your life and how …

Weight Loss

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

18 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be six months before he saw daylight again.<p>Siffre was a French scientist and a pioneer in chronobiology, which is the study of biological …

Immune System

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

California's best coastal walks

From its wild and rocky coast in the north to the south coast’s vast, sandy shores, the California coastline lures many to walk along the edge of the continent to gaze at the ocean. Sweeping coastal views are blocked in many cities, but wide-open hiking spaces abound nearby where anyone willing to …

Hiking

Why Writers Are the Worst Procrastinators

The psychological origins of waiting (... and waiting, and waiting) to work<p>Like most writers, I am an inveterate procrastinator. In the course of writing this one article, I have checked my e-mail approximately 3,000 times, made and discarded multiple grocery lists, conducted a lengthy Twitter …

This Italian Chicken Salad Sandwich Is Your New Lazy Dinner

<b>Make the chicken salad:</b> Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 425°F. Place the chicken on a rimmed baking sheet. Rub some olive oil …

How To Write Less And Say More | WTD

“The happiness of too many days is often destroyed by trying to accomplish too much in one day. We would do well to follow a common rule for our …

Looking for the Renegade Writer Blog?

<b>The Renegade Writer Blog is no more…except that it’s now an e-book!</b><p>The book is called The Renegade Writer OMNIBUS: Best of the Renegade Writer Blog …

Make Your Characters Want Something Right Away

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, …

Five Manifestos for the Creative Life

Some days everyone needs a little extra encouragement. The words or lines or colors don’t want to come, or worse, we don’t even want to sit down to create. That’s when we turn to these inspiring manifestos, any one of which is guaranteed to give our uncooperative creativity a sharp kick in the …

How to Make Your Writing (a Little Bit) Better

Trending Stories<p>Our Favorite Kitchen Organizing Ideas Ever<p>7 of Our Healthiest Slow-Cooker Recipes<p>7 Slenderizing Fashion Strategies<p>The Very Best …

Creative Writing

22 Rules of Storytelling by a Pixar Storyboard Artist

Former Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats tweeted a number of valuable storytelling rules during her time at the animation studio.<p>You admire a …

Animation

Start With the Villain

I’m a huge fan of Villain Speeches. There’s nothing better in a movie or a book than the moment when the stage is cleared and Satan gets to say his …

The 5 Essential Parts Of A Powerful Book Introduction

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS<p><b>Synopsis</b> <i><br>Buyers of your book don’t care why you wrote your book. They just want to know how your book can</i> …

How to Create Amazing Characters

Everyone wants to create those characters that have people talking about them long after they close the book; real people having real conversations …

Freud on Creative Writing and Daydreaming

<i>“Writing is a little door,”</i> Susan Sontag wrote in her diary. <i>“Some fantasies, like big pieces of furniture, won’t come through.”</i> <b>Sigmund Freud</b> (May 6, 1856–September 23, 1939) — a key figure in the making of consumer culture, deft architect of his own myth, modern plaything — set out to peek through …

Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet: Why is it so loved?

<b>Kahlil Gibran is said to be one of the world's bestselling poets, and his life has inspired a play touring the UK and the Middle East. But many critics have been lukewarm about his merits. Why, then, has his seminal work, The Prophet, struck such a chord with generations of readers?</b><p>Since it was …

Find & Register for Races, Local Events & Things to Do

HIIT workouts are guaranteed to torch calories and get you in shape fast. But when a seasoned runner throws tabata into her routine, the results got …