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The Secret To A Meaningful Life In Just 7 Words

Sometimes, it's the most fantastical, fictional characters that do the best job of teaching us about reality.<p>New York Times bestselling author T.A. Barron spent decades creating the magical image of Merlin the wizard and sharing his wisdom with children and young adults through the beloved 12-book …

17 Of The Most Powerful Excerpts From Poetry

I have chosen some of my favourite lines of poetry to celebrate World Poetry Day, which is celebrated on 21 March each year. These are lines that I …

A Curious Friendship by Anna Thomasson review – a 20-year celibate romance

The intense but platonic relationship between the artist Rex Whistler and writer Edith Olivier provides a window into a fascinating section of society<p>In 1925, the 19-year-old artist Rex Whistler met the 52-year-old Edith Olivier at a house party in Italy. Within hours, they were arguing spiritedly …

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What Amazon Fails to Understand About Readers (...and Authors)

I recently bought a friend's first novel. It was so exciting, launching my Kindle Reader and clicking on the cover in my ebook library, then boom -- there I was, on the first page of Chapter One, thrust right into the first line of her smart, funny story.<p>Except when I start a new book, I don't want …

Writing

Why God Makes More Sense than Atheism

After two centuries of the tug-of-war between science and religion, it's clear science occupies the dominant position. It has passed the "So what?" test, meaning that science as applied to practical daily life has been immensely more important to modern people than God. This has given atheism, both …

17 Shady Booty Call Texts Every Girl Has Received At Least Once

By Crissy Milazzo,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1vtBIAW<p>Text messages are much like throwing a rock at someone’s window: you know that they …

Understand Your Body's Timetable

It's important to organize your day around your body's natural rhythms, says Carson Tate, founder and managing partner of management consultancy Working Simply. Tackle complex tasks when your energy's at its highest level. For many this may mean first thing in the morning, after you've rested and …

Quiz: Which Celeb Memoir Speaks Directly To Your Soul?

Not that we’re complaining, but the market is currently saturated with memoirs (for lack of a more catch-all term) from our favorite smart, witty, …

Celebrity Gossip

What London Is REALLY Like In Your 20s

Chaka Khan once said, "When I was in my 20s, it felt like I was riding wild horses, and I was hoping I didn't go over a cliff." I feel the same way, …

Relationships

21 Genius Hacks for Fixing Ruined Clothes

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, easy tricks for salvaging those damaged goods you just can't seem to part with.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Stop your sweaters from shedding by sticking them in the freezer overnight.</b><p>If you have a cashmere or wool sweater that won't stop shedding, toss it in the freezer before each …

5 Genius Decor Ideas For Those Books You'll Never Read Again

Remember when home decor wasn't complete without a full set of encyclopedias in the living room or a stack of overdue library books on the entryway console? You know, a generation ago or so, when actual books abounded and decorating with them wasn't just a prop styling trick you employed for …

These Are The Children's Book Characters That Millennials Need

Children of the 1980s fondly remember Squeezits, the Iran-Contra affair, and those adorable Little Miss and Mr. Men books penned by Roger …

No More Scatterbrain — Yoga Poses That Help Your Focus

In the Ayurveda tradition, fall is known as Vata season. When the wind picks up and we transition towards to winter, we can sometimes feel uncentered …

18 Bad Sleeping Habits To Break Now

From the editors of Cosmpolitan.com, correct these common sleeping mistakes for a better night's rest.<p>Even if you eat kale and exercise and somehow resist the office cupcakes, it won't matter much if you don't get a decent amount of sleep. Your body and mind desperately needs rest to function …

10 Apps Every Entrepreneur Needs

If you're an entrepreneur who is running your own company, chances are you have experience with the product you're building or selling. You probably do not have expertise with invoicing, analytics, or payments, among other things. That's why a good app can be so handy.<p>Just because you're a sole …

5 Ways To Improve Your Photography Without Touching Your Camera

We've all been there. You're clicking through the pages of a website like Light Stalking and you are bombarded with so many beautiful top quality …

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5 Steps to Train Yourself to Be Your Authentic Self With Everyone

Do you find you act differently among those with much more or less power than you? A biz school professor offers a program to get over this common issue.<p>When Inc.com Founders Forum asked designer Mark Ecko what the most important trait for entrepreneurs is, he didn't hesitate. His answer: …

4 Techniques to Deal With Difficult People

None of us is perfect; most of us are doing the best we can. So keep searching for a part of someone that you can empathize with, even when it's a stretch. You may not always succeed, but keep trying.<p>Many of us spend an inordinate amount of time and energy contending with difficult people or …

Communication Skills

How to Pronounce Designer Names 101

Bazaar's A-Z cheat sheet to help you tackle Moschino, Hermes, Miu Miu and more. Plus, see round two.<p>Ever found yourself stuck for words when trying to pronounce some of the trickier names in the fashion lexicon? Us too. And, we figured, if we find it hard, then pity the poor woman who has a normal …

Richard Branson to Young Entrepreneurs: 'Just Do It'

Richard Branson talks about starting an empire in his early 20s and learning to take calculated risks.<p>Through the decades, entrepreneur Richard Branson has not lost that certain wunderkind vibe about him and the way he runs his brand. This aura makes him especially inspiring to entrepreneurs who …

Entrepreneurship

1 Word That Kills Your Credibility

This one word in a presentation is a dead giveaway that something isn't as it appears.<p>I have watched more salespeople and companies pitch their ideas over the years than I care to count. And during thousands of interviews with consumers about how they use different products and services and respond …

5 Photos Every Photographer Must Know How to Create

Did you know that there are five basic photographs that every photographer must learn how to create? All other camera techniques in photography are …

26 Reasons Why 'Personal Brand' Is NOT a Dirty Phrase (Infographic)

Your personal brand is your most valuable marketing asset. Here's how to to build it.<p>"Personal brand" is far more than just another buzzword--it's one of your most valuable assets. Your personal brand is also much more than just how you are perceived in your industry. A strong personal brand can …

Why It’s So Hard To Detect Emotion In Emails And Texts

Short answer: we’re selfish. But there are things we can do about it.<p>Earlier this year, in a story on enigmatic email, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> shared an awkward exchange between a consultant named Jill Campen and her boss, Marty Finkle. Campen sent a detailed email outlining a broad business …

The Art of Rejection: Win Respect at Work by Saying 'No'

What I didn’t know earlier in my career was that it’s entirely possible to say no in a way that builds a relationship rather than tearing it down. If you turn down an assignment, it’s important to thoroughly explain your reasons for doing so, and then offer an alternative.<p>If you present your …

What Are the Three Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Happy?

You can train your mind to be unhappy and you can train it to be happy.<p>Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like …

What Books Do for the Human Spirit: The Four Psychological Functions of Great Literature

The question of what reading does for the human soul is an eternal one and its answer largely ineffable, but this hasn’t stopped minds big and small from tussling with it — we have Kafka’s exquisite letter to his childhood friend, Maurice Sendak’s visual manifestos for the joy of reading, and even …

15 Ways You're Wasting Time and Don't Even Know It

You know games and videos are wastes of time, but the most insidious ways to throw away your life are activities you don't even realize are pointless.<p>Wasting time can be a great thing. Taking breaks and indulging in distractions gives your body and brain a chance to refresh and actually increases …

Time Management