Inspiration

By Lidy Wilks | Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "All my best thoughts were stolen by the ancients." If so, then all my best thoughts, sources of inspiration is siphoned from everything around me.

Why Writers Should Write Poetry

Today’s post is a copy of an old post from my Weebly blog IHeartAllStories that I wrote for April’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. As this week …

Authors

NaNoWriMo Novel Reveal & October Update

Really, I think I should have done this post yesterday. Oh well…anyways Happy day two of NaNoWriMo!<p>As you know, I spent October trying to decide on a …

Writing

Getting Things Done Guru David Allen's Productive Workspace

Getting Things Done (GTD) guru David Allen knows a thing or two about working efficiently and productively. That’s why we can’t help peeking at his …

Time Management

How (and Why) You Should Read More

Book by Mike Ashley from the Noun ProjectThere’s no question that reading enriches your life. Reading imparts fresh inspiration, keeps your brain …

Handy

8 Little Changes You Should Make Now For Lifelong Success

Do you want to change your life so you can achieve lifelong success? Many people want to improve their lives but are unsure where they should start. …

Happiness

George RR Martin: our long obsession with Mars

The author behind Game of Thrones spent his childhood reading stories about Mars and hoping to write one himself. As new discoveries on the red planet capture the world’s attention, he surveys a rich Martian literature<p>Once upon a time there was a planet called Mars, a world of red sands, canals and …

Planets

Brave new world: why iAuthor exists

<i>“The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar, and familiar things new” — </i><b>Samuel Johnson</b><p>What the 18th century …

7 Famous Novelists ... Who Only Published One Novel

When it was announced earlier this year that Harper Lee was to release a new novel, <i>Go Set A Watchman</i>, in July 2015, her readers and fans were quite rightly astonished. For fifty-five years, since the publication of <i>To Kill A Mockingbird</i> in 1960, Lee had remained one of the most famous names on a …

Literature

5 Ways to Cure Chronic Procrastination

Here's how to start redirecting your energy from mood-fixing, goal-derailing activities and get yourself back on track.<p>New research from Stockholm University has confirmed that procrastination isn’t just a time-management issue. In this study, researchers found that emotional reasons are often a …

Procrastination

How to pick the perfect workout based on your 9-to-5 life

Head to a 5 a.m. Soulcycle class on any given weekday and it's bound to be filled with high-powered execs, dynamic entrepreneurs, and successful …

Fitness

15 Qualities You Need to Develop Mental Toughness

Mental toughness is a huge indicator of success. Here's how to know if you've got it.<p>We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be because of a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to …

Self-improvement

How to Steal a Democracy

Imagine that you are a group of rich and powerful people eager to be still richer and more powerful. But you live in a democratic society that gives each citizen an equal vote and thus sets sets limit on how much power you can amass. So you decide to steal the people's democracy.<p>How can this be …

Scientific Research

10 Mysterious Ancient Civilizations Modern Science Cannot Explain | Watercooler

<b>Story Views</b><p><b>BE SURE TO GO MY PROFILE’S BELOW AT OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA:</b><p><b>Do you ask a lot of questions? Do the things you were taught growing up just not</b> …

Archaeology

Leader or Manager? These 10 Important Distinctions Can Help You Out

There's a difference between leadership and management. Understanding these 10 key differences can improve your abilities to lead and to manage.<p>Last week's article The Leadership Checklist: 10 Principles That Make Leading Easier, generated some interesting thoughts as shared through various social …

Leadership

Temperatures soar in deadly Egypt heatwave

At least 21 people have died and 66 others have been hospitalised with exhaustion as soaring temperatures and high humidity hit Cairo and other parts of Egypt, according to the health ministry.<p>The victims, who all died on Sunday, succumbed as temperatures reached highs of 42C - in conditions made …

Climate Change

Want to write a book? You can if you've got 75 minutes spare

A group of people will attempt to write a book in a little over an hour at Nine Worlds Geekfest this weekend. Don’t expect it to be in next year’s Booker longlist<p>Every year, writers across the world struggle through the month of November to hit a seemingly impossible target: write a whole novel in …

Authors

Will machines eventually take on every job?

Automation will continue to transform the global workforce, but taking an active role in that process will help us reduce the damages and increase the gains, finds Rachel Nuwer.<p>It’s a booming time to be a truck driver. According to data NPR compiled from the US Census Bureau, truck driving is …

Intelligence

7 Simple Tweaks That Make Your Brain Work Remarkably Well

Your brain is influenced by a wide array of factors. Here's how to get it working at its best.<p>Have you gotten through all the important tasks you need or hope to get done today? Neither have I. Yet with ever-more-loaded schedules, tight deadlines, and the constant flow of new opportunities, most of …

Productivity

Charles Dickens’s annotations reveal the 'Rosetta Stone' of Victorian literature

Charles Dickens’s own notes in newly discovered copies of his literary magazine reveal the authors or anonymously published short stories<p>Victorian authors often published in magazines anonymously. But notes by Charles Dickens himself have revealed the illustrious authors behind many of the pieces …

Literature

Sense Of Self in Psychology: Definition & Development - Video & Lesson Transcript

Definition of Sense of Self<p>How do <i>you</i> define who you are? Do you rely on the different roles and relationships you have, such as being a mother, a …

Psychology

The Myth of The Lazy Writer

The hardest part of getting a book published is the actual writing. All it takes to see this is the number of people who dream of publishing a book …

The Psychology of Procrastination and How to Avoid It

Paul is a productivity blogger who loves helping people improve their productivity so they can get more out of life. Learn more about how Paul works …

Procrastination

Entrepreneur Summer Reading List

This summer reading list for tech entrepreneurs will bring you up to speed with the hottest new ideas and trends and reintroduce you to a few …

Lean Startups

10 Ways to Gain Real Super Powers That Will Change Your Life

You Can Gain Real Super Powers<p>No gamma radiation, spider bites or mutations necessary.<p>A few simple tips from the blog can have you performing heroic …

How to Avoid the Worst Writing Tropes with Author and Literary Agent Jennie Goloboy

Comcastrodors, please welcome Jennie Goloboy. Jennie, an author of both fiction and non-fiction, has a PhD in the History of the American …

Publishing

The Best Free Software of 2017

Your phone is full of apps, but don't neglect the desktop. These programs can make your life better.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may …