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20 Simple Tips That Will Dramatically Improve Your Writing

Knowing what separates good writing from bad writing is a challenge that every author faces at one time or another in his or her career. With an overwhelming amount of advice available on how to improve writing, it can be hard to decipher what is truly helpful. Below are the top twenty pieces of advice on how to improve writing from Reddit users.

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1. Read your work out loud.When we read our work out loud, we might hear things that don’t sound right that we wouldn’t have noticed if we had only done our editing in our heads. This advice comes from Esvadude.

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10 Valuable Business Lessons I Learned From Jeff Bezos

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If you know anything about Jeff Bezos, you know that he is an extraordinary man. He, a technology entrepreneur, is the founder and CEO of, as well as the owner of The Washington Post newspaper. He is also ranked as the 20th wealthiest person in the world with an estimated 30.2 billion net worth, and has been thus ranked as the second best CEO by Harvard Business Review, after the late Steve Jobs of Apple, of course.

Jeff Bezos has led the world in a strong and unforgettable direction with his accomplishments, and is clearly an expert in business. I have learned quite a number of things from him that I feel the need to share.

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Find What Matters: Creating a Purpose for Your Life

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If you find yourself at a crossroads and are unsure of your life’s purpose; do not fret. After all, understanding ourselves is one of the most difficult things in life. It is important to remember that because we are always changing, the path to self-awareness, enlightenment, and acceptance often need to be retaken and reexamined. Life comes with its challenges, and even if you may be having a difficult time, there is always hope.

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The Packing List: 20 Essential Items for Travelers

During all the excitement of planning a holiday, packing is often left as an afterthought and done in a frenzied rush the night before the flight. This common ritual of unpreparedness is sometimes harmless, but often leads to a dreaded “oh no” moment when you’re thousands of miles away from home in a foreign land. In some bad cases, it can even ruin a holiday experience or become costly to fix the issue.

So before your next packing frenzy, be sure to check the following 20 essentials are tucked away safely in your travel bag. That way you’ll be prepared for any situation!

Master Lock

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Not exactly the first thing that comes to mind, but you can see why a lock (or many) would be an essential for travel. Keep your possessions safe and don’t worry about misplacing the keys by using a combination lock for easy access and inspection.

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20 Productivity Hacks of Successful Startup CEOs

We all envy those men and women who seem to have it all – business savvy, professionalism, and a successful company they started themselves. Sadly, the lives these people lead often seem well out of our grasp. But that doesn’t have to be the whole story. Many of these successful startup CEOs have little tips and tricks that they’ve learned to help them be more productive and more successful.

By getting more things done in the day, they’ve learned how to balance life and work while enjoying a career they crafted themselves. Interested in having your own successful startup? Try out a few of these productivity hacks and see how much more you can accomplish in a day.

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1. Prioritize at the beginning of every morning.

Spend a few minutes before you get started by listing out the most important things you need to get done today. This will get you focused for the tasks ahead and keep you from being overwhelmed and sidetracked by the less important items.

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16 Luxurious Sofa and Couch Designs

Instead of purchasing the mundane, why not acquire a work of art, a focal point that has your guests talking? A sofa can be an object to inspire, enjoy and impress. Browse the following list and find one that inspires you or grabs your attention.

Canape by Lila Lang

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Short on space but want that old fashioned style? Look no further than the Canape by Lila Lang – it is perfection. The symmetrical design fits either way up a corner wall, blending function and style. And bragging rights include the design that was featured at the Parcours Saint Germaine exhibition in Paris, France.

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40 Small Lifestyle Changes That Will Have a Huge Impact on Your Life

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Humans are often creatures of habit: we bite our nails, we exercise, take showers before nighttime, etc. Many of these habits go unnoticed by ourselves, until, suddenly, they get in the way or something, which prevents us from being happy, being healthy, or accomplishing any of the goals we wish to pursue in life. Sometimes they go unnoticed until something great is achieved, and we are the ones to try to figure out which practices got us there.

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Simplicity is Beauty: 15 Beautiful Watches for Minimalists

Who doesn’t love a beautiful watch? They’re a great way to show that you value functionality while expressing your own individual style. Options are seemingly endless, but if your style is more on the minimalist side of things, you may find it difficult to avoid the flashy styles that seem to be prominent these days. However, if you’re looking hard enough, you’ll find plenty of refined styles that aren’t too over the top. If you’re in the market for a new watch, take a look at these fifteen options that give a polished and professional look without losing any of the style.

Alessi Men’s AL13001

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20 Breath-Taking Photos Taken From an Airplane

I still have to pinch myself sometimes when I realize that humans are flying in giant metal birds. If you were to tell somebody 120 years ago that humans would fly in the future, you’d get laughed at. It’s incredible to sit back and think about how far we’ve technologically advanced in the last century.

Seriously, think how crazy it is. Let’s say you had a bad week at work. You feel tired, you feel stressed, and you just want to get away from it all. Well, you can! You can book a plane ticket on Friday evening, fly to the Bahamas just for the weekend, and be back in time for work on Monday. I don’t know about you, but thinking about how that’s possible is mind blowing (obviously you’d have to have the financial resources available).

Today we have an incredible collection of photographs taken from an airplane. I hope they’ll give you a rush of excitement and encourage you to take out your camera next time you find yourself near an airplane window. Enjoy!

Amazing Alpes From Airplane

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Sell a Story, Not a Brand

Throughout time there have been many kinds of advertising strategies, and as these practices evolve we have found out the things that work, and the things that do not. The tendency to make the consumer feel more worthy if they have a particular product, for example, has proved to be very effective.

At the same time, making a consumer feel bad about themselves has also been found to work very well, although the former of these two methods is more positive. When testing the effectiveness of selling a brand versus selling a story, we found that the latter of the two is much more efficient. Here are the reasons why.

Stories inspire people

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Similar to praising customers, telling stories has a positive effect. If a story is well told, it can have the potential to touch many people. If a story is related to a cause or issue, then there is a high chance that those viewers will feel encouraged to share the information with anyone that they know. Word of mouth is still, in this day and age, one of the most powerful (if not the most powerful) methods to spread the word. Besides people buying the product, that’s the most important thing to your brand’s success.

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Top 5 Smartwatches Available Right Now

In the modern world, easy access to digital communications, planning, and notifications has never been more important. Although smart phones today come with all sorts of powerful capabilities that help you organize your world like never before, sometimes you need even more assistance. If you are walking in a busy street, out on the road, or on a run, it may not be practical for you to hold a device. If you are thinking about finding a way to do all of the things you need without the hassle of handling a device at all times, it may be time to consider the purchase of a smart watch.

A smart watch is a watch that connects to your devices and has the capability to handle your notifications, calendar events, message, and more. Managing all these things has never been easier, especially when you are on the go. The problem is, although there are many smart watches out there, they may not be manufactured well, or they may have limited options and abilities. If you are looking for a smart watch to work in the best way possible with your device, you may not be able to afford purchasing anything short of the very best. Here is a list of the top five smart watches available right now.

Pebble Steel

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Pebble Steel is a stainless steel smart watch by Pebble, which means it’s also compatible with Pebble’s apps and Apple devices. The watch’s front is crafted of Corning Gorilla Glass, making it very difficult to scratch or break. Plus, it is really resistant. Although an advanced device, its tactile metal buttons will make you feel right at home. It’s also waterproof up to 160 feet of water. Now that’s impressive!

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12 Creative and Innovative Tree House Designs

A house is a house: a home a home. If you are fortunate enough to have either, chances are you won’t discriminate against its style. Sometimes, though, fun and unconventional style homes are extremely great to look at, especially tree houses. Not only do they break the mold of traditional architecture, they remind us of childhood tales, and that there is no set way of doing anything. Their aesthetics alone are very inspiring, even if you don’t use them for your own dream tree house ideas.

HemLoft Treehouse

 12 Creative and Innovative Tree House Designs

The HemLoft Treehouse is a quaint, sphere-shaped tree house with bridge-suspended, circular steps that lead up to the door. Unlike other tree houses that build the house notched into a cranny between a branch and the trunk, this house completely surrounds the trunk only. It is complete with windows and even a staircase!

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12 Benefits of Co-working Spaces

Working at home, in a cubicle, or at a café all have their own perks. Working at home allows you the freedom to not have to leave the house, a cubicle helps you to focus on your work, and a café allows private work time in a relaxing environment, plus coffee. However, there are also downsides to these as well: at home, you may succumb to lazy behavior, and in a cubicle one can become antisocial. A café may have all the resources you need, but you may feel it necessary to buy something every time you work.

A co-working space, however, solves all of these problems. Why, you may ask?

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20 Reasons You Should Start Your Business Now!

So you have a dream, but may you be too afraid to pursue it. A dream to start a business can be particularly scary, because in some cases your financial security depends on it. Whether or not you may realize it, thoughts like these are based on fear. After all, your dream is unique and important to you, so you should not push it away. Here are 20 reasons why you should start your business now.

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Do not let fear run your life

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Organize your Brain: The Best Tools for Writers

Here is a very random list of tools and resources you can use when you are writing. There are tools for helping to organize your thoughts, days, your workload, and your research. There are even websites that help you cite, write, fact check, and even organize some help for your work by having others do it for you. Let’s take a look.


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You can organize your research with InfoPlease. It is a research resource where you can get all your information in one place. It is an almanac, encyclopedia, dictionary, thesaurus, biography reference and an atlas all in one place.

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