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Your Brain Likes Plain Old Paper More Than It Likes E-Readers

Your Brain Likes Plain Old Paper More Than It Likes E-Readers

The physical act of turning pages may help us recall plot events, a new study finds.
5 Tips for Writing Faster and Better

5 Tips for Writing Faster and Better

How you can cast aside your writer's block and write more prolifically.
189 Words That Get Your Customer's Attention Every Time

189 Words That Get Your Customer's Attention Every Time

Bottom line: Using these words can help you convert readers into paying customers.
Write Headlines That Make Your Customers Take Notice

Write Headlines That Make Your Customers Take Notice

Headlines are often the first thing customers read, and if they're boring, they'll move on faster than you can blink. Learn how to create attention-grabbing headlines.
Tom Hanks Seeks iTunes Stardom With Typewriter App

Tom Hanks Seeks iTunes Stardom With Typewriter App

The typewriter obsessive, who once boasted a collection numbering 200, has created an app that mimics the look, feel and sound of the bygone gadgets.
2 Tips for Getting More People to Read Your Blog Posts

2 Tips for Getting More People to Read Your Blog Posts

Here's a hint: It's all about social media.
An Expert Guide to Idea Curation: How to Get More Ideas for Great Content

An Expert Guide to Idea Curation: How to Get More Ideas for Great Content

How can we get more ideas more consistently? There’s inspiration everywhere. We’ve just got to keep our eyes open.
The 4 Elements of a Stellar Sales Piece

The 4 Elements of a Stellar Sales Piece

The most effective direct mail sales pieces follow a formula in format and length. Discover the secret to direct mail success.
The 3 Most Important Elements of a Great Blog Post

The 3 Most Important Elements of a Great Blog Post

Entrepreneur and online marketing expert Neil Patel discusses what every successful blog posts needs.
Amazon Blocks Disney DVD Orders as Pricing War With Hachette Rages On

Amazon Blocks Disney DVD Orders as Pricing War With Hachette Rages On

Amid divisive contract disputes, the Walt Disney Company is the latest multimedia giant to find itself in Amazon's crosshairs.
How to Find Inspiration for Your Next Blog Post

How to Find Inspiration for Your Next Blog Post

Online marketing expert Neil Patel offers some useful tips and resources for determining what you should write about online.
Why I Stopped Using 'Actually' and 'But' In My Customer Service Emails

Why I Stopped Using 'Actually' and 'But' In My Customer Service Emails

Some words can detract from your message. Avoid them if you want to achieve more powerful and pointed communication.
To Write a Best-selling Business Book, Hold Nothing Back

To Write a Best-selling Business Book, Hold Nothing Back

It's one thing to author a smash hit, but it's quite another to pen a best-seller that stands the test of time on the business shelves.
5 Steps to Writing a Best-Selling Book

5 Steps to Writing a Best-Selling Book

Author of book on inventing shares his secrets that landed his book near the top of an Amazon chart.
Become a Better Blogger Today With These 4 Actions

Become a Better Blogger Today With These 4 Actions

To get attention on the crowded Internet, you have to devote time to your craft and plan well.
Struggling to Write? Take a Break from Modern Tech, Like These Famous Writers Do (Infographic)

Struggling to Write? Take a Break from Modern Tech, Like These Famous Writers Do (Infographic)

Perhaps your greatest creative ideas will happen away from the keyboard, pen in hand.
The Hardest -- and Easiest -- Punctuation Marks to Use (Infographic)

The Hardest -- and Easiest -- Punctuation Marks to Use (Infographic)

A ranking of 15 punctuation marks according to how difficult they are to learn and use. Do you agree with these ratings?
Weird Al's 'Word Crimes' Could Actually Make You a Better Communicator

Weird Al's 'Word Crimes' Could Actually Make You a Better Communicator

The curly-haired songwriter's parody of 'Blurred Lines' provides some important grammar tips.
Maximize the Impact of Handwritten Notes With These 6 Tips

Maximize the Impact of Handwritten Notes With These 6 Tips

Want to make an impression and differentiate yourself and your company? Do it in writing.
One World, One Font? Why Bic Wants Your One-of-a-Kind Handwriting.

One World, One Font? Why Bic Wants Your One-of-a-Kind Handwriting.

The French pen maker is collecting handwriting from all over the planet to build a universal typeface. Here's how you can have a hand in the cool experiment.
The 7 Critical Success Factors for a Services Business

The 7 Critical Success Factors for a Services Business

Unlike with products, whether your business thrives depends almost entirely on you and your skills.
What to Do When You Want to Build Better Habits (But Can’t Get Started)

What to Do When You Want to Build Better Habits (But Can’t Get Started)

How can you change your bad habits if you’re not aware of them in the first place? Here's how.
The Psychological Benefits of Writing: Why Richard Branson and Warren Buffett Write Regularly

The Psychological Benefits of Writing: Why Richard Branson and Warren Buffett Write Regularly

Writing is thought put to page, which makes all of us writers -- even if we don’t have the chops to spin beautiful prose.
21 Ways to Make Your Boring Trade Blog Interesting

21 Ways to Make Your Boring Trade Blog Interesting

When it comes to content marketing, this is your definitive guide to creating content that will engage your readers and endear them to your brand.
Stumped? 4 Innovative Ways to Come Up With Blog Topics.

Stumped? 4 Innovative Ways to Come Up With Blog Topics.

Often entrepreneurs want to blog to help boost their online presence but are unsure what to write about. To get the wheels turning, here are four thought-provoking questions.

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