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16 Incredibly Useful Resources for Aspiring Authors

…You’ll Wish You Knew About These EarlierThroughout the process of writing my book and helping clients with theirs, I’ve curated a list of tools that …

How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be</b> <b>happy</b><b>.</b><p><i>…</i><b>the well-being of</b> …

7 Sex Therapists on How to Fix a Sexless Marriage

Some words of wisdom from experienced sex therapists.<p>Let’s talk about an inevitable truth: The longer you’re together with someone, the less sex …

Pitching an Investor? This Is Exactly How Many Slides You Should Have in Your Pitch Deck

A killer investor presentation only needs to convey these key things.<p>When I sit down with new startup founders, most ask me about one thing: raising money.<p>This is smart of them, because, as I've stated previously, fundraising needs to be one of the core competencies of any young company. Yet for …

Investing

How sex every day for a month saved my marriage

Was it the famous seven-year itch setting in? Am I that much of a cliche?<p>We were flatmates rather than partners, and we generally slept with at least …

I'm a Millennial Millionaire. Here's How I Got So Rich

By any definition, becoming a millionaire by your 30s isn’t easy, unless you happen to come from a lot of money. Tips abound on how you can …

The 4-Letter Trick Fighter Pilots Use to Make Tough Decisions Fast

How to make good decisions when you're under the gun -- literally or metaphorically.<p>If you have infinite time to decide, it's relatively easy to make good choices. You gather every applicable detail, weigh the pros and cons, consult your values and your gut, and finally make a call. But as we all …

Blend-if: One of the Most Useful Features in Photoshop

The Blend-if feature is easy to miss if you're not looking for it in Photoshop, but it's one of the most useful tools you can have in your …

5 Things Super-Organized People Do Every Day

They're simple, but can save you time and money.<p>We all have those super-organized people in our lives: the ones who always seem to get things done …

Benjamin Franklin built his character around 13 virtues — and following his weekly plan could change your life

<b>• Founding father Benjamin Franklin sought to live his life based on 13 virtues.</b><p><b>• He even kept a chart to record which virtues he was actually living by on a weekly basis.</b><p><b>• Tracking and reflecting on these traits could help you lead a more virtuous life.</b><p>Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 into a …

The ‘Secret’ Sliders for Getting Fast, Smooth Selections in Photoshop

Want to improve your selection game in Photoshop? Here’s an 8-minute video from PiXimperfect that points out some “secret” sliders in Adobe Photoshop …

Tutorials

Researchers just accidentally found an effective Alzheimer’s treatment while trying to cure diabetes

Developing new treatments for ailments can be a tedious and frustrating process for scientists. Oftentimes, newly developed drugs just don’t work the …

Dementia

The Number One Predictor of Divorce, According to 7 Therapists and Relationship Experts

Take note and up your game.<p>No two marriages end in the same way. But when looking at the larger picture, patterns emerge. And, prior to divorce, …

In Just 2 Words, Sheryl Sandberg Said 1 Thing Separates Those Who Achieve From Those Who Only Dream

How you work matters, but what you work on matters a lot more.<p>Want to achieve more? Take a page from Sheryl Sandberg, and start ruthlessly prioritizing.<p>Here's why.<p>Many people get things done. They consistently check items off their to-do lists. They're extremely busy -- but are they accomplishing …

How I Shoot Dancers: 4 Simple Tips

I spent close to a decade of my life as a sports photographer and during this time it never crossed my mind to shoot dance. My dance photography all …

A professional career coach shares 12 affordable online courses that'll help you advance your career

<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>Whether you're a college senior starting to look into your post-grad prospects or a working professional with years of experience under …

Employment

Signs you're raising a child genius - all 17 of them

Most parents, it's probably fair to say, would love it if their son or daughter was slightly ahead of the average kid.<p>They're your flesh and blood …

The science of how much sleep you actually need

Getting plenty of sleep each night is important to maintaining a healthy and productive life. But how much sleep do you actually need?<p>Joe Avella and Jessica Orwig tackle this question on the Facebook series "Science the $#!* out of it."<p>For the average adult, the National Sleep Foundation recommends …

Sleep

How to Create a Plot From Nothing in 5 Steps

Many writers will tell you that the most difficult part about writing a story is the plot itself: what should you write? I have long believed that …

Creative Writing

Don’t press send … The new rules for good writing in the 21st century

Entertain, don’t be afraid of a bit of filth, but be cautious with your XXXs – the essential guide to getting your message across while avoiding the pitfalls of communication<p>The person who gets your letter will seldom be the one who wronged you. At least to start with, they have no skin in the game …

Writing

Dad Gets Real About How Terrible Weekends Are For Parents

Parenting is hard work—but on the weekends, we are our own worst enemies.<p>Every since my kids hit school age, I've been trying to make TGIM a thing. As in Thank God it's Monday. Why? Because on Mondays the kids go back to school.<p>Sure, I have to set my alarm for 6:00 am so I can drag the little ones …

You'll Want to Steal This Mom's Brilliant 'Hug Button' Idea

Sniff. So sweet, and totally worth trying out with your school-bound child.<p>Every morning I watch my six-year-old's bus pull away from her stop, and her little face peers out at me from the window, her lower lip pushed out in a sad face. She waves as if we are to be separated for weeks. It breaks my …

10 potty training hacks every parent should know

It's a rite of passage every parent dreads but with a sensitive approach, helping your child transition from nappies to potty to toilet can be a calm …

25 Hilarious Quotes About Parenting From Louis C.K.

The comedian has made a name for himself with his parenting-themed humor.<p>Louis C.K. has made a name for himself with his parenting-themed humor.<p>The comedian rose to international fame with his stand-up comedy specials, which often feature material about being a dad to two daughters.<p>In honor of his …

9 Signs You Are Genuinely Confident, Without Seeming Cocky at All

The best confidence is quiet confidence. Here's how to know if you have real confidence -- and if not, how you can develop it.<p>Like most people's, my confidence level ebbs and flows. I'm what I call situationally confident. Depending on the setting, sometimes I'm extremely assured. Other times I'm …

15 Tips to Help You Write Faster [Infographic]

Marketers and content creators have various options for getting more work done. Unfortunately, adding extra hours to a day requires tweaking some …

3 Body Language Hacks to Improve Your Portrait Photography

I’m going to ask you to put your camera down for now. I know it’s a lot to ask, but the secret I’ve discovered to better portrait photography has, in …

Collective #288

Inspirational Website of the Week: Thaddé MéneurAn interesting slideshow and some smooth effects combined with some nice typography. Our pick this …

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How to Reset the System Management Controller (SMC) on Your Mac

- Feb 8, 2017<p>While your Mac will most likely give you years of service with no problems, you may find that from time to time you experience issues …

One-Light Portrait Lighting Techniques That Will Make Your Images Pop

One of the things that make a professional photographer’s images more impactful than those that everyday joes take is the lighting. The pros …

Portrait Photography