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BBC Academy - Journalism - Writing: Fashionable, foreign and superfluous words

Writing: Fashionable, foreign and superfluous words<p>Are you guilty of using superfluous words and superlatives too often? Come on... be honest.<p><i>This page is part of our Writing: The English language section.</i><p>Some people use vogue words because they think it shows they are on the ball. Others believe …

Why Creating A To-Do List Is Derailing Your Success

Most of us make them, but to-do lists make us more stressed and don’t account for how long tasks take. Here are three things to do instead.<p>Nearly two-thirds of professionals write to-do lists, but 41% percent of all to-do list items never actually get done, according to research from the …

12 Fictional Journeys Any World Traveler Will Envy

Visit Marfa, Mallorca, and Paris -- all without canceling your Seamless order.<p>A shift in perspective, or at least a quick, cool dip into the mind of another person, is the objective of travel, and also of reading great books.<p>So if you’re both knowledge-hungry and couch-bound, pick up a road trip …

5 Habits You Should Steal From Other Entrepreneurs' Morning Routines

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your morning affects your entire day. What you do or don’t do each day will influence how productive you are, how energetic you feel, what you accomplish and, ultimately, how successful you are as an entrepreneur.<p>If you’re an entrepreneur …

How Books Influence Authors

As a high school teacher I had always told my students that the one person they should really thank for an incredibly wonderful gift was the person who taught them to read. Whether it was a parent, grandparent, or educator, that person gave them an invaluable tool. When you know how to read you can …

Death of King Ethelbert of Kent

The first English king to be converted to Christianity died on February 24th, 616.<p>Ethelbert was the first English king to be converted to …

Christianity

7 Counterintuitive Tips For Beating Procrastination

From taking more breaks to shifting your focus away from the task at hand, these tips can help you finally get started.<p>Dr. Joseph Ferrari, a psychologist at DePaul University in Chicago and an expert on procrastination, estimates that 20% of Americans are chronic procrastinators. “They delay at …

Paris Review - William Faulkner, The Art of Fiction No. 12

Interviewed by Jean Stein<p>Issue 12, Spring 1956<p>Mr. Faulkner’s self portrait, 1956.<p>William Faulkner was born in 1897 in New Albany, Mississippi, where his father was then working as a conductor on the railroad built by the novelist’s great-grandfather, Colonel William Falkner (without the “u”), …

Confessions of a Ghost Writer: Pay No Attention To That Woman Behind the Curtain

Recently, I appeared on a radio show to promote a literary event. We were talking about my latest novel, but inevitably the host asked, "So you're a ghostwriter, too? Who have you written for?"<p>I laughed and gave my standard answer: "Sorry. If I told you, I'd have to kill you."<p>"But don't you even …

Best Books About Manhood and Masculinity | The Art of Manliness

In every time period, and all across the world, men have been very interested in the question of what it means to be a man. Some of their answers …

Gender

How did Manchester City beat Dynamo Kyiv and is this Champions League tie as good as over?

How did Manchester City beat Dynamo Kyiv?<p>Pellegrini got his tactics spot on<p>After three successive defeats, including one that was largely self-inflicted against Chelsea, Manuel Pellegrini answered his critics in style here.<p><b>Dynamo Kyiv vs Manchester City: as it happened</b><p>The manager’s decision to …

Cruz and Rubio: Divided and almost conquered

Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are desperate for voters and donors to believe that they’re the man to stop Donald Trump.<p>There is little persuasive evidence that it’s true.<p>If the polling is accurate, and it generally has been so far, Donald Trump is poised to roll through the next two sets of contests. …

Michigan's Jim Harbaugh Calls Out Georgia Coach Kirby Smart over Florida Trip

Anybody who has something to say about the way Jim Harbaugh runs his program better not expect to get away with it without hearing from the Michigan Wolverines coach himself.<p>Especially in the social media age.<p>Earlier this year, TheWolverine.com (via Mark Snyder of the <i>Detroit Free Press</i>) reported …

College Football

9 Writers at the Top of Their Game

The nine authors included here prove they're in the prime of their writing careers with their latest books.<p>Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p>Follow Kirkus on Twitter: www.twitter.com/KirkusReviews

These Are the 4 Skills You Need to Master to Be Happy

According to the latest science, you can learn to be happy, just like you can learn to play an instrument.<p>We generally think of happiness as either a matter of chance or circumstance. Some people are born with happy brains--they just naturally seem to see everything in a cheerful light. Others are …

6 Things You Can Say To Someone Who Needs Comfort, Besides 'I Love You'

Just a few simple words can have a powerful impact.<p>When someone you know is going through a trying time, it can be difficult to know what to say. "I love you" is always a beautiful show of support, but it's not the only phrase you can use to offer some comfort.<p>Here, six eloquent authors reveal the …

Ernest Hemingway’s Top 5 Tips for Writing Well - Copyblogger

Who better?<p>Many business people faced with the task of writing for marketing purposes are quick to say:<p><i>Hey, I’m no Hemingway!</i><p>But really, <i>who better</i> …

The Unexpected Antidote to Procrastination

A recent early morning hike in Malibu, California, led me to a beach, where I sat on a rock and watched surfers. I marveled at these courageous men and women who woke before dawn, endured freezing water, paddled through barreling waves, and even risked shark attacks, all for the sake of, maybe, …