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"a strong opening doesn’t have to grab the reader by the throat and throw them into the middle of the action. ... Instead, we are often most drawn in by those authors who can calmly promise us a compelling story and invite us along for the ride."

#writingtips #writingadvice #books  
Read and discuss articles on craft, critique, career advice, publishing, teaching, choosing an agent, or choosing the best creative writing program
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"Creativity is a result of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that allow you to be a problem-solver." - Tina Seelig

#creativity #innovation  
Tina Seelig has taught innovation and creativity for the past 15 years . We interviewed her at the recent Visionary Awards.
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"Though #Hamburg isn't planning to ban cars from its city center (as has been misreported elsewhere), the city is making it easier and easier not to drive. A new green network, which will be completed in the next 15 to 20 years, will connect parks across the city, making it possible to bike or walk anywhere."

Related > Hamburg's plan to hide its highway underground and cover it with green space: http://www.fastcoexist.com/3040310/theyre-going-to-bury-a-stretch-of-german-autobahn-and-cover-it-in-parks
Urban planners are finally recognizing that streets should be designed for people, not careening hunks of deadly metal.
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Replay now available! #TourismTL session on SEO and travel marketing (+TrainingAid +Ferdinand Weps) http://bit.ly/TourismTL-SEO
 
A big thank-you to those of you who joined the #TourismTL live session yesterday on SEO and Travel Marketing. If you've missed it, you can watch the reply here: http://bit.ly/TourismTL-SEO

Learn more about SEO for travel marketing: http://bit.ly/ta-c503
Stay up-to-date on future Tourism Training Live events: http://bit.ly/TourismTL

#SEO #travelmarketing #tourism #tourismindustry  
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Rather than sustainable growth, we need "sustainable harmony" - Matthieu Ricard #altruism #tedtalks  
What is altruism? Put simply, it's the wish that other people may be happy. And, says Matthieu Ricard, a happiness researcher and a Buddhist monk, altruism is also a great lens for making decisions, both for the short and long term, in work and in life.
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Next Monday: Join the free & live training session on SEO for travel marketing http://bit.ly/TourismTL-SEO #TourismTL
 
Upcoming free & live short #TourismTL training session for tourism professionals: "SEO Strategies and Best Practices for Travel Brands"

RSVP for this Tourism Training Live event: https://www.trainingaid.org/tourism-training-live/seo-travel-marketing
Learn more about Tourism Training Live: https://www.trainingaid.org/tourism-training-live

#tourism #travelprofessionals #travelmarketing #SEO  
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You can download now for free! "Adventures Less Ordinary" a new e-guide to responsible #voluntourism  
"Adventures Less Ordinary: How to Travel and Do Good," a free e-guide to travel that makes a positive and sustainable impact on local communities, is now available for download. The eBook offers practical advice to ethically-minded travelers about how to be sure of making a positive impact.
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Weapon Of Mass Instruction: Artist Creates A Tank That Delivers Free Books
Raul Lemesoff, an eccentric artist in Buenos Aires, Argentina, has created a bizarre tank-like 'Weapon Of Mass Instruction' (Arma de Instruccion Masiva) that he intends to use to battle ignorance and spread knowledge. Lemesoff converted a 1979 Ford Falcon into a bizarre tank-like vehicle complete with a swiveling turret, a non-functioning gun, and space to store about 900 books.
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How about a 7-day (or even longer) "complaining cleanse" for a healthier and less stressful life?

(And good advice: If you're complaining to someone about their behavior, “sandwich” the complaint between two positive statements.)

#stressmanagement   #healthyliving  
I tried really, really hard, anyway. Here’s what happened.
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"It's not just about: How can we save the oceans? But we also need to flip our way of thinking and ask: How can the oceans save us? " - a former industrial fisherman on thinking beyond aquafarming and restoring the ocean while farming it through efficient and sustainable vertical ocean food-columns.

#ocean #environment #sustainability  
"It’s not just about: How can we save the oceans? But we also need to flip our way of thinking and ask: How can the oceans save us?"
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Cycling keeps people happy and local economies healthy.

Capital Region of Denmark Regional Cycling Report: http://www.regionh.dk/NR/rdonlyres/D6FB02B1-5777-48E9-B774-DC3953D699E3/0/17751Cykelregnskab_UK.pdf
Cycling Embassy of Denmark: http://www.cycling-embassy.dk/

#cycling #copenhagen #denmark  
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"The things we frequently choose to reduce stress are often the least effective" #happiness  
What’s the research have to say about making Friday through Sunday that much better…? For The Most Part, Don’t Trust Your Instincts Ever eat or…
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I think that the glass is half full, and that the other half is for those who need it most.
Introduction
I like to learn new things, and these days I'm learning a lot about learning, and about how people read, think, and connect with each other. I think that one of the most important ways for us to learn about our world and about ourselves is traveling.
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I can say a few things in German.
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training design, content development and management
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writing, editing, communications, project planning