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Bodyweight Workout For Your Morning Routine | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Chad Howse.</i><p>Have you ever intended to work out in the afternoon or evening but didn’t get a chance to and …

20 Must-Read Books for Finance Professionals | Investopedia

The world of finance has provided the backdrop for many dramas, from mergers and acquisitions and Wall Street shenanigans to Tulip Mania, and let's …

The bodyweight workout you can do in your hotel room

1. Bodyweight Squat<p><b>Reps:</b> 10-15<p><b>Set finisher:</b> Hold the bottom of the squat position for 20-30 seconds after you finish the reps.<p><b>Instructions:</b><p>Stand with …

Here are 4 easy moves you should tag on to your run

Running is an important part of any work out and a great way to get your heart pounding and your blood pumping. However, many runners know that it …

20 Crucial Terms Every 21st Century Futurist Should Know

We live in an era of accelerating change, when scientific and technological advancements are arriving rapidly. As a result, we are developing a new …

11 History Books You Should Read Before Writing Your Military SF Novel

So you want to be a military science fiction author. You’ve read the classics from all the major authors, and you’ve got a great idea for a novel. …

10 Books You Pretend to Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books—but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it’s …

What to Expect From Aliens When We Make First Contact

Given the vastness of space, it may only be a matter of time before we make contact with intelligent extraterrestrials. But how might an alien …

The 36 Best Books All Men Should Read | The Art of Manliness

If there is one thing the great men of history have in common it’s this: books. They read, <i>a lot</i>. Theodore Roosevelt carried a dozen books with him on …

Want to Be a Better Writer? Cut These 7 Words

by Joe BuntingIf you’re reading this, then you want to be a better writer. However, becoming a better writer is elusive, isn’t it? It’s more art than …

Creative Writing

When Is the Cheapest Time to Fly Internationally?

Whether you're heading to the romantic cobblestone towns of Europe, the bustling cityscapes of Asia, the wild backcountry of Africa or somewhere else entirely, this breakdown of the most important points to remember when booking international flights from the United States is a must read. It's been …

Advice for Contacting Busy People | The Art of Manliness

Let’s get straight to the point, shall we?<p>Busy people can be incredibly difficult to connect with.<p>You know the drill. You send an email, then you …

Self-improvement
Personal Finance

6 Ways for Authors to Build an Engaging Platform Using Social Media

There's so much out there on platform building for authors. It's a very hot topic right now since traditional publishers are looking to see if your numbers are high enough to reach a significant number of readers before offering you a contract. Some will go past the numbers (although numbers …

Writing

Workflow for iOS Helps Automate Everything on Your Phone

Workflow for iOS takes all those repetitive, annoying tasks you always do on your iPhone and lets you create custom icons or share actions so it’s as easy as one click.<p>Basically, Workflow allows you to quickly wire up multiple services to work together in sequence. For example, a basic workflow …

Why Facebook and Twitter Alone Can't Build Brands

At the 2014 Grammy Awards show, fast-food chain Arby's trended on Twitter when it poked fun at rapper Pharrell Williams. His hat looked like the one in the Arby's logo, so the company tweeted, "Hey, #Pharrell, can we have our hat back?" It was one of the most talked-about moments of the show …

How to Get Your First 1,000 Followers on Every Social Network

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>You’re taking the dive into a new social network, or you’re itching to grow your existing profile. You’ve got a social media strategy in place and a plan in mind. You’re raring to go.<p>What would be one of the most encouraging signs when you’re first …

Just Don't Do That!

• Setting a meeting without a clear agenda or objective;<br>• coming to appointments late;<br>• making no room for daily downtime and reflection;<br>• not exercising;<br>• letting your day get hijacked by impromptu priorities;<br>• saying yes to all (good) opportunities;<br>• cramming your calendar with back-to-back …

Get Your Book into Costco (and other specialty stores)

Authors ask me all the time: How can I get my book into Costco? To tell you the truth, it's really not that complicated. But let's look at the different ways that Costco stocks product:<p><b>Nationally:</b> in order to be considered for national in-store distribution, you need to pass several (many) checks …

7 Completely Logical Reasons to Do Nothing (Ignore These and You'll Succeed)

One of the funniest things about the human brain is how it's able to manipulate surroundings and perceptions to make almost any situation fit our internal dialogue.<p><b>Case in point:</b> the blog you're reading right now.<p>When I started writing in November 2012, I had to actively overcome dozens of excuses …

We Made This Pizza Out of Thanksgiving Leftovers

I’ve been making strange unacceptable pizzas for some time now. If you don’t think Thanksgiving leftovers work as pizza (but trust me, they do!), …

Cooking

5 Fast Rules to Be Bigger, Leaner, and Stronger

<b>1. Lift Big to Grow Big</b><br>The longer you've been lifting weights, the heavier the weights need to be in order for you to see results. On one hand, it's a stupidly obvious point—of course you use bigger weights as you become stronger. But that's not exactly what I'm talking about.<p>When you were a …

Leadership Lessons From Ernest Shakleton | The Art of Manliness

In September of 1914, Anglo-Irish explorer Ernest Shackleton set out on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition with the goal of being the first man …

8 Resources to Build Your Freelance Writing Career

For the past six months to a year, I’ve been working to launch a freelance writing career. During that time, I’ve taken some courses, joined a few …

Writing

Resources for Writers—Microsoft Word

By Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig<p>Microsoft Word is an incredibly useful tool for writers—and one that I think is easy to overlook because we …

“I sold my book for $25,000″: A debut novelist’s experiment with radical honesty

Financial concerns for a writer will never go away — so the key is to decide how you define success<p><b>What has surprised you most about the book business?</b><p>I’ll be honest, I was reluctant to answer this question at first because I confess I’m someone who thinks concentrating too much on the book …

Goodreads offers authors a new way to connect with readers

One of the most intriguing announcements at Book Expo 2014 was about Goodreads’ new “Ask the Author” feature. If you’re signed up as an author on …

Canadian Literature

9 Literary Magazines for New and Unpublished Writers

<i>“The reason 99% of all stories written are not bought by editors is very simple. Editors never buy manuscripts that are left on the closet shelf at</i> …