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Want To Feel Good? Gratitude Might Just Be the Answer

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 10.08.2015 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

According to a national study on gratitude, funded by the John Templeton Foundation, it seems that 94% of Americans believe that people who are grateful are more fulfilled and lead a richer life, but less than half of us express gratitude on a regular basis.

Herta Müller: On Inger Christensen

Louisiana Channel | Posted 10.08.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Herta Müller (b. 1953) is a German-Romanian novelist, poet and essayist. Müller is noted for her works depicting the effects of violence, cruelty and terror, typically set in communist Romania during the Nicolae Ceausescu regime, which she herself experienced.

The Only Question

William Kenower | Posted 10.05.2015 | Books
William Kenower

I don't think I am the only one writing so often about unconditional love. The more I write about it and think about it, the more I hear a question being asked in every conversation I enter, and in every television show or movie I watch or book I read.

Midlife Creates the Right Time to Write

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 09.24.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

Instead of moaning and groaning about empty nests, expanding waistlines, and lost libidos, midlife women should write something. Now is the time to release the passionate muse that has languished for years beneath responsibilities for raising children, establishing careers, maintaining homes, retaining happy marriages, and campaigning for political causes and charities.

6 Hacks To Organize Your Office Space

Rachel Hollis | Posted 09.24.2015 | HuffPost Home
Rachel Hollis

I don't know about you, but I cannot work in a cluttered environment. I like my desk to be tidy, my to-do list to be written and my office space to be well kept. If you're like me, you will find these tips very useful!

18 Things Only Writers Struggling To Get A Novel Published Can Possibly Understand

Lauren Cahn | Posted 09.15.2015 | Comedy
Lauren Cahn

You've always wanted to write that novel, and now you're finally deep in the weeds. You tweet "#amwriting" and suddenly you've got a slew of new followers, all of whom are doing the exact same thing. Here's a snapshot of what that pain looks like.

Five Ways to Deploy a 21st Century Workforce

Jamie Merisotis | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Jamie Merisotis

In our dynamic and global economy, we need to ask whether our workforce is equipped to meet the increasingly complex demands of the 21st century. The answer, as it stands today, is a decisive no.

The Rich Employee

James Altucher | Posted 09.01.2015 | Books
James Altucher

I'm an employee. I only write about what I experience. I can't stand articles that rant from a pedestal where the author has no experience. Advice is always autobiography. I hope you read my advice. I hope you like me.

Let's Talk Heartbreak

Lodro Rinzler | Posted 08.31.2015 | New York
Lodro Rinzler

The thing about heartbreak is that it's a devastating but very honest emotion. Try to name another that straight up tells you what it feels like. With heartbreak it's aptly named: It literally feels like your heart is being torn asunder.

9 Ways to Strengthen and Protect Your Online Credibility

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

You may not realize it but if you are engaged in social media you are building a reputation. In fact you are quite possibly building one that will last a lifetime.

10 Things I've Learned as a Debut Novelist

Victoria Namkung | Posted 08.20.2015 | Books
Victoria Namkung

I have been a professional journalist and writer my entire adult life, but self-doubt is very real when you're stepping out of your comfort zone and writing 85,000 words of fiction versus an 800-word essay.

Q&A With Best-Selling Author Renee Carlino

Heather Hummel | Posted 08.18.2015 | Books
Heather Hummel

If you love a good New York City love story, you will fall in love with Matt and Grace. Before We Were Strangers by Renee Carlino is a complicated love story of missed opportunities and the influence that outside factors have on a couple's journey... or is it all really just part of their journey?

Corruption Officer: A Man's Story From Guard to Inmate

Kelsey Minor | Posted 08.18.2015 | Books
Kelsey Minor

Take the journey with Gary Heyward and you will learn things that you maybe did not know about the jail system but most importantly you will leave fully committed to the fact that there is such thing as second chances.

Q&A with Best-Selling Author K.A. Tucker

Heather Hummel | Posted 08.14.2015 | Books
Heather Hummel

I caught up with K.A. just before Chasing River's release to chase down some answers about her fascination with Ireland, the depth of her characters, and her dream automobile.

How Susan Cain Quit Her Job to Write

Quiet Revolution | Susan Cain | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living

When at age 33 I quit corporate law to become a writer, most people I knew, including my very own self, thought I was nuts. I’d dreamed of being a w...

Egyptian Humor Sails Across New Suez Canal

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.07.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

One must hand it to Egyptians. Their legendary sense of humor has sustained them through the millennia, coming in handy to mark this week's inaugurati...

The Power of Re-Thinking Happiness -- TEDx Talk

Kristi Ling | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristi Ling

If you're willing to try a new approach by actively practicing and cultivating your own happiness each day, you can create wonderful results that are sustainable, as well as create an empowering foundation for your very best life.

The Best Way to Deal With Criticism

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Many of my clients deal with fear of criticism. I see it in several aspects of their lives. At work people fear criticism from their managers and co...

How to Disarm the Bully at Work in 9 Steps

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

According to an American Psychological Association (APA) poll, three-quarters of those surveyed list work issues as the source of the most stress in t...

Confessions of a War Child: A Trilogy

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 07.13.2015 | Books
Chaker Khazaal

For the past three years, I have been writing a series of novels, published as a trilogy - Confessions of a War Child. As the final installment - Sa...

It's Time to Get Your Thriller on -- at ThrillerFest X

Jennifer S. Wilkov | Posted 07.10.2015 | Books
Jennifer S. Wilkov

For many interested in the book publishing industry, conferences are some of the best ways to keep up with the changes occurring in this field, get the latest inside information about new technologies and new upcoming publications, and keep in contact with existing colleagues and meet new ones.

Maybe in Another Life: A Conversation With Author Taylor Jenkins Reid

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 07.24.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Taylor Jenkins Reid's latest novel, Maybe in Another Life, tackles one of the big riddles of life: what if? What if I went home with this man? What if I went home with my friends instead? Maybe in Another Life leaves together the two big what if threads of Hannah Martin's life as she finds love and her way in the world.

Why I Became a Writer

Charlie Vázquez | Posted 06.30.2015 | Latino Voices
Charlie Vázquez

A variety of experiences out West broadened my Bronx Puerto Rican working-class perspective, but navigating the shark-filled waters between my private and familial lives was an oppressive burden I'd endure for many years after coming out at age 21 -- a terrifying tightrope walk.

7 Tips for Making the Most of Your Summer

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Summer is officially here after what for many people was a long and difficult winter. Temperatures are warm at last, sun shining bright, and air condi...

Book Trailers: More Fun Than Writing The Book?

Ben Tripp | Posted 06.16.2015 | Books
Ben Tripp

I didn't know book trailers were a thing until it was suggested I should make my own. Book trailers, also known as bookreels, are like movie trailers -- except they're made to promote books. I'll bet you guessed that already. They're almost exclusively found online.