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Writing a Book or Article? Now’s the Time to Create Your ‘Author Platform’

An author platform means you are seeking the right readers for your work and putting yourself forward as an authority.

Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

13 grammar myths you should stop believing

Myth 1 — Never start a sentence with 'and,' 'but' or 'so'<p>According to the grammar experts at the 'Chicago Manual of Style,' you don't have to do mental gymnastics to avoid starting a sentence with a conjunction. "There is a widespread belief — one with no historical or grammatical foundation — that …

Linguistics

The Ultimate Guide to Building a Writing Habit (That Sticks Like Superglue)

You <i>know</i> you need to write often to have a successful writing career.<p>You <i>want</i> to build a writing habit so you can unleash the ideas, words, and stories …

Michio Kaku picks five books to help you understand the future

From medicine to space travel, these works explore how the newest wave of science will transform society<p>Science is the engine of prosperity. From the industrial revolution (powered by the steam engine), to the electric revolution (which lit up our cities), to the current computer revolution (which …

Nanotech

13 books Ernest Hemingway thought every young writer should read

In 1934, a young man named Arnold Samuelson was fresh out of journalism school at the University of Minnesota when he read "One Way Across," a short story by Ernest Hemingway.<p>The story later became part of Hemingway's fourth novel "To Have and Have Not."<p>Samuelson admired the story so much that he …

Literature

The Case for Genre Fiction: A Guide to Literary Science Fiction and Fantasy

Is there such a thing as literary science fiction? It’s not a sub-genre that you’d find in a bookshop. In 2015, <b>Neil Gaiman</b> and <b>Kazuo Ishiguro</b> debated …

Are book collectors real readers, or just cultural snobs? – Frank Furedi

It is Saturday, 1 November 2014. I am book-browsing at Barnes and Noble on FifthAvenue in New York City when my attention is caught by a collection …

Books

Science sheds light on 250-year-old literary controversy

The social networks behind one of the most famous literary controversies of all time have been uncovered using modern networks science.<p>Since James …

On Self-education: Reading With Purpose. – Student Voices

<b>On Self-education: Reading With Purpose.</b><p>Our education system is beginning to crumble before our eyes. With a devalued four degree, students racking …

The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>Betsy Lerner<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates …

How to Criticize with Kindness: Philosopher Daniel Dennett on the Four Steps to Arguing Intelligently

<i>“In disputes upon moral or scientific points,”</i> Arthur Martine counseled in his magnificent 1866 guide to the art of conversation, <i>“let your aim be to come at truth, not to conquer your opponent. So you never shall be at a loss in losing the argument, and gaining a new discovery.”</i> Of course, this …

11 Gorgeous Literary Tattoos for Book Lovers

One of the best things about tattoos, from traditional to abstract, is that no matter what the style, you can pretty much always count on beautiful imagery. But, while a picture’s worth a thousand words, sometimes words just do it best. Here are some booky beauties that take a cue from some of our …

10 Anime Series You Need To Watch Before You Die

You'll be glad you did.

3 ways you can learn economics without going back to school

Perhaps you've gone to university and don't want to go back, or perhaps you haven't but still yearn to know more about the subject.<p>The good news is that there are plenty of ways to pick up a self-made education in economics, even if you don't want to learn the maths or go back to school.<p>Here are …

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do Not Do

Emotional intelligence is probably the most powerful yet undervalued trait in our society.<p>We believe in rooting our everyday functions in logic and reason, yet we come to the same conclusions after long periods of contemplation as we do in the blink of an eye. Our leaders sorely overlook the human …

Emotional Intelligence

The Ten Most Important Books to Expand Your Brain

Books suck. No question about it, almost everyone who writes a book is a crappy writer.<p>And this is a good thing.<p>It's because the writer spent his life getting GOOD at what he was writing about. He didn't spend his life being good at writing.<p>He didn't spend his life typing. He ran a country. Or …

Books

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Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Health<p>According to an ophthalmologist.<p>By Adam Hurly3 days agoView More<p>New Arrivals<p>GQ’s editors select the menswear, accessories, sneakers, and more …

How Successful People Handle Toxic People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress.<p>Studies …

How to Put Your Writing in Public

You’d think that after 8 years of public blogging and writing books, I’d be completely free of fear when it comes to putting my writing out in public.<p>…

How to make tea correctly (according to science): milk first

Tea is better than coffee. Let’s just get that out of the way before we start. Many Most ALL British people think this. Even those who say the exact opposite agree really, they’re just trying to be provocative and confrontational due to consuming too much caffeine. Yes, it may look like pretty much …

10 research tips for finding answers online

Before Danielle Thomson was our TED Prize researcher, she wrote trivia for <i>Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?</i> and spent years finding difficult-to-source …

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be six months before he saw daylight again.<p>Siffre was a French scientist and a pioneer in chronobiology, which is the study of biological rhythms. The …

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Neil Gaiman’s Advice to Aspiring Writers

<b>Neil Gaiman</b> knows a thing or two about the secret of the creative life. In this mashup of Gaiman’s Nerdist podcast interview and scenes from films about writers, video-monger Brandon Farley captures the essence of Gaiman’s philosophy on writing and his advice to aspiring writers — a fine addition …

How To Fail At Having A Book Club In 29 Easy Steps

Everyone loves the idea of a book club, but actually <i>having</i> one can be kind of a drag. Here are 29 totally foolproof steps to ensure that your book clubs are short-lived and generally unsuccessful.<p>Befriend people who, like you, profess to enjoy reading.<p>Mention at some point that you feel you never …

The Week in Review: Obamacare For All

Inside Flipboard / April 18, 2014<p>Tuesday marked the deadline for most Americans without healthcare to sign up for coverage under the Patient …