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8 Books Every Manager Should Read to Become a Better Leader

There's a worthwhile book out there for whatever you need to move forward on your leadership journey.<p>6 min read<p>It is okay to admit that managing other people is challenging. It requires monitoring multiple emotional energies, personalities and preferences while also caring about yourself. Even …

Self-improvement

How to write conflicting characters that create story interest

A study in conflicting characters: A performance of Ghosts in Berlin, 1983, with Inge Keller, Ulrich Mühe, and Simone von Zglinicki.<p>The noted teacher …

Creative Writing

Stop buying potatoes. Use this super easy method to get an endless supply at home!

If you eat a lot of potatoes, you’ll want to read this one. This super easy afternoon project can end up feeding you and your family for weeks and …

Gardening

7 Agonizing 2-minute Workouts That’ll Torch Every Muscle in Your Body

You can’t step foot in a gym these days without hearing rabid talk about the VersaClimber. Thanks to the excruciating full-body workout it provides, …

Exercise

Vegetables That You Can Regrow Again And Again

No time or space for your own vegetable garden? No worries! You can still enjoy growing vegetables at home. There are some vegetables that you can …

Gardening

Five Tips to Improve Your Writing

Isn’t it about time you got serious about your writing?Five months ago I got serious about my writing.This has to be the only New Year resolution I …

Creative Writing

Do These 3 Things and You'll Have a Happy Marriage, According to Neuroscience

Brain scans of happily married couples provide clues about making long-term relationships work.<p>What's the secret to a happy marriage or long-term relationship? Many married people believe they know. Psychologists and marriage counselors are trained to dispense expert advice. But then there's brain …

Love

10 tips for writing and polishing a speech

You probably wouldn’t read an essay aloud and call it a “speech.”Writing a speech and producing an essay have much in common, however. One is …

Public Speaking

How to turn your idea into a full-fledged novel

Salon Marketplace<p>April 16, 2018 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Do you keep a little notebook by your bed for those moments you have a brilliant idea for a short story? Or maybe you've been toying with writing a novel for years? This Basic Creative Writing Skills for Beginners course helps you develop the skills you …

Creative Writing

20 Free DIY Raised Garden Bed Plans & Ideas You Can Build in a Day

​Planting on raised garden beds brings many benefits compared to planting on the ground. But the most crucial one is you can grow a garden even in a …

Gardening

The Pec Pumper: Workout to Blow Up Your Chest

Workout Summary<p>Main Goal<p>Build Muscle<p>Workout Type<p>Single Muscle Group<p>Training Level<p>Intermediate<p>Program Duration8 weeks<p>Days Per Week<p>1<p>Time Per …

Workouts

The Fine Art of Mastering Originality

39 essential rules to living a stylish, true-to-yourself life.<p>1. Of Course, There Are No Rules to Being an Original<p>Let’s get right to the point—being an original and follow-ing rules? That doesn’t quite add up, does it? Pharrell? Steve Jobs? Elon Musk? Friggin’ Karl Ove Knausgaard? You’re right: …

Middle School

A Word About Villains

A word about villains. You want to know your villains very well indeed or you’re better advised not to go inside their heads at all. A villain, by …

Paradoxes

How to Write Essential Backstory Elements

Backstory in Saving Private RyanONE of the potential problems of expositional backstory in a novel or movie is that it may slow the action down to a …

Writing

Fit over 40: midlife fitness and nutrition tips from Matt Roberts

At the age of 44, Matt Roberts is in the same shape as the day he turned 20: the same body fat, same weight, same size clothes.<p>If you’ve resigned yourself to the inevitability of midlife spread, you need look no further for fitness inspiration than his sculpted abdominals. The ­personal trainer who …

11 classes taught by best-selling writers and authors that will improve your writing skills

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Ninja Writing: The Four Levels Of Writing Mastery is one of the bestselling writing courses on Udemy. Shutterstock Good writing skills can …

Bless This Designer for Remaking Famous Logos to Teach Us Which Fonts They Use

You know the logos, but do you know the fonts?<p>That was the question that clearly obsessed Emanuele Abrate, an Italian graphic designer and educator. …

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Nonprofits

How to Get Rid of "Man Boobs"

It’s one of every guy's worst nightmares: man boobs. You saw it on the <i>Seinfeld</i> episode “The Mansierre,” in which Kramer developed a bra for guys who …

7 Insanely Useful Books That Helped My Writing Career in Many Ways

I eat people’s brains…I love to crack open their skulls and peek into the inner workings of their mind.Metaphorically, of course.Reading feeds your …

Writing

Native Americans Left A Code Of 20 Rules For Mankind To Live By. #11 Is The Most Important!

<b>4. Treat the guests in your home with much consideration.</b> Serve them the best food, give them the best bed and treat them with respect and honor.<p><b>5.</b> …

Native Americans

3 myths that will keep you from becoming a better writer

Becoming a better writer is pretty simple. Write a lot and read a lot. But stay with me here because there are some myths surrounding the idea of …

7 Rules for White People With Black Friends

Congratulations!<p>If you’re here, that means you probably have a newly acquired black friend and you are looking for a few tips. You should be aware …

Eric Edson's Top 23 Screenwriting Lessons

CSUN Professor Eric Edson‘s Top 23 Screenwriting Lessons<p>1) 00:05 – First Life Lesson<br>2) 02:14 – Drawer Full Of Scripts<br>3) 04:58 – Typical Screenwriting …

How To Write A Novel: Step By Step

Thinking about writing a novel? Don’t know where to start? It’s not that hard, if you really want to do it. I guess that really is the first step. …

20 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences Ever Written In Literature

<b>We asked our community to recommend some of the most beautiful sentences they have ever read. Here are our 20 favourites from the submissions we</b> …

Character Conflict in Stories

Character conflict in Silence of the Lambs..We’ve heard it again and again, character conflict is essential to writing stories that are page turners. …

Creative Writing

Essential Rules for Living Life As a Writer

Living the Writing Life - Essential Rules for Authors<p>Updated February 26, 2017<p>How do you live the writer's life?<p>Over the years, this Book Publishing …

5 Ways to Hook Your Reader In Every Scene

Many writing books talk about the importance of the first line, first paragraph and first page of a novel.If you don’t grab the reader early in your …

3 creative writing exercises to help you read like an author – at Reedsy

<b>Very Important re-blog today…</b>Nail Your NovelWant to learn some ninja plotting skills? Try these exercises at Reedsy.Reedsy is principally known as a …

Creative Writing