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To Hell with the Hamptons: Stay in North Fork, Long Island Instead

We have all heard about the Hamptons, both good and bad. What was once an idyllic farming community, where old New York had big cozy beach houses, …

New England

New Furniture Arrivals from Taylor B

At Least 1, and up to 5 Containers Arriving Daily!<p>Upholstered Sofas, Chairs, Ottomans, Beds,Living Room, Bedroom, Dining Room, Home Office, …

2016

Article #1 of 100<p>United States Health Care Reform: Progress to Date and Next Steps<p>Special Communication in <b>JAMA</b><p>In the first academic paper to be …

Social Media

11 Must-Watch TED Talks That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Spend a little time watching these talks now and you'll save a lot of time in the long run.<p>You know the old saying, "It takes money to make money." Well, the same can be said of time.<p>Sure, you'll spend somewhere between five and 20 minutes not working while you watch the TED talks below, but each …

Time Management

5 Useful Magazines for Professional Bloggers

Bloggers might come in all shapes and sizes, but when it comes to the business of blogging, most have learned their craft the same way: on the job. Yes, of course, there are now entire college tracks dedicated to shaping future content providers, but the first generation of online writers learned …

The complete guide to listening to music at work

If you’re reading this article at work, there’s a decent chance you’re wearing headphones.<p>It has never been easier to tune in to your own customized soundtrack—or more necessary to tune out your open-office coworkers, cubicle mates, and fellow coffee-shop denizens. But not all music is created …

Flute

The 7 Sexiest Colognes for Men by Male Standard

Christian Dior Homme Sport Eau De Toilette Spray for Men<p>Spices, herbs, and citrus fruits collide to make this sexy, manly cologne stand out in a …

Beauty

Tom Ford's Five Commandments For Gentlemanly Gentlemen

<b>Tom Ford</b> is possibly the paragon of a gentleman in our eyes, whose own mix of thoughtfulness, style, skill, and criminal looks is the kind of deathly …

The Four Most Common Stumbling Blocks for Writers: How to Overcome Them and Keep that New Year's Resolution to Write Your Novel

"I'm going to finally write that book," you vowed on New Year's Eve. Maybe you whispered it to your partner in bed, or brazenly trumpeted out your resolution at a party, champagne in hand.<p>Either way, now what? How can you start writing that novel or, more importantly, finish it?<p>As I head into 2014, …

Writing

40 Modern Nonfiction Books Everyone Should Read

<b>The Road Less Traveled</b> by M. Scott Peck – Pretty much the granddaddy of all self-improvement books, it’s easily one of the best nonfiction works I’ve …

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

Books

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The 9 Best Books for Meaningful Change

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes...<p>Yes, its that time again: New Year's is almost upon us. Regardless of where you stand on New Year's resolutions, the new calendar can serve as a helpful reminder about the only true constant in all of our lives: <i>change</i>.<p>Like it or not, we are all always changing and adapting to …

Self-improvement

11 Books that Every Leader Should Read

I have been maintaining – and occasionally updating -- a list of “11 Books That Every Leader Should Read” on my <i>Work Matters</i> blog since 2011. These …

Books

12 business books you will need to read in 2014

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Adam Grant here.</i><p>One of the highlights of becoming an author is getting to read some exciting books in advance, and hearing early buzz about others. It’s the book nerd’s version of seeing sneak previews of movies before they hit the silver …

Success

What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day

Many successful people schedule themselves a kind of grown-up home room at the start of every day. You should, too–here’s how.<p>Remember when you used to have a period at the beginning of every day to think about your schedule, catch up with friends, maybe knock out a few tasks? It was called home …

Time Management

A Successful Writer is a Prolific Writer

All the writers I know that have been successful are the ones that have been completely committed to just the art of writing and who write, or are …

The One Thing These Crazy Successful People Do Every Morning

Benjamin Franklin -- the original guru of self-control and productivity -- once said, “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” Fast forward to today and rising early is still considered a common quality of highly successful people.<p>Much has been made of the benefits of …

How to Write a Book in 30 Days

• <b>Author:</b> Karen Weisner<p>Imagine you could write the first draft of a novel in only 30 days. Imagine you could figure out how long it would take to complete each step down to the day – that you could set realistic and accurate goals that would allow you to maintain a constant momentum.<p>This 30-day …

5 Easiest Ways to Make Everyone Around You Comfortable

Once upon a time, I was not-at-all comfortable in my own skin. I suffered from shyness so severe that meeting new people was a stressful ordeal that …

7 Little Tricks To Speak In Public With No Fear

There was once a time when I had no fear. I was 11 years old and I entered a story telling competition. I was confidently telling the story and …

How You Can Make Your Brain Smarter Every Day

<b>By Michael Merzenich, Ph.D., Next Avenue Contributor</b><p><i>“Smarter Brains,” which reports on the latest research and discoveries in neuroscience and how we can apply them to our daily lives to boost our brain power at any age, airs on PBS stations nationwide in August. (Check local listings.) Michael</i> …

Why You Need To Unplug Every 90 Minutes

You’re an organism. And organisms run in cycles. Here’s how to work with yours.<p>Since sprints get us to focus in and finish our tasks with crisp consciousness, we know they’re the most effective way of working. But what’s fascinating is <i>why</i> they make us work so well.<p>For Leo Widrich at Buffer, it’s in …

Top 10

Salon’s ultimate book guide for 2013

Got gift certificates to spend? James McBride, Elizabeth Gilbert, Junot Diaz and many more have suggestions<p>Salon reached out to a bunch of writers who had new books out this year to find out what their favorite book of the year was. We saw a lot of books by big-name writers: Donna Tartt, Jonathan …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

18 (Free) Books Ernest Hemingway Wished He Could Read Again for the First Time

In the 1930s, Ernest Hemingway wrote a series of short pieces for <i>Esquire</i> magazine called the “Key West Letters.” One of those pieces, the 1935 …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Twelve Time Management Habits to Master in 2013

Nearly three hundred years ago, Benjamin Franklin came up with an approach to changing habits that has yet to be surpassed. A young adult seeking to straighten out his act, Franklin developed a list of thirteen virtues, jotting down a brief definition of each. These were character traits he took to …