5 Things You Can do During a Digital Detox

There have been a lot of discussions lately on ditching your smart technologies thanks to a recent Vitaminwater contest. Whether or not you can devote an entire year to ditching your smartphone, there is a lot to be said for putting down your digital device. We could all use a break from technology, so if you've decided to cut back or cut out your smartphone completely in 2019, here are a few things you can consider doing while you take a break from technology.

Chilling Winter Mysteries

While most of us think of Christmas and New Years as winter rolls around, why not do something a little different and cozy up with a blanket and a good mystery? These books will reveal that the winter season can bring out the best in some of us and the worst in others. Whether you are reading about cabins in the woods or the isolating Arctic, these mysteries will send chills down your spine as you try to figure out the crime and hope the characters make it out alive.

Five Ways to Avoid Colds this Winter

We are soon coming up on the best time of year. When leaves turn brilliant fall colors, sweaters come out of storage, and boots make their first appearance. However, it's also the time of year where you are more likely to get sick. In fact, a Yale study uncovered that there is a direct connection between chilly weather and catching a cold. Looking to fight that seasonal virus so you can actually ring in the New Year without sneezing or sniffling? We have five ways for you to avoid colds this wi

Social Media tip: How to Successfully Participate in a Twitter Chat (or Twitter Party)

5) Be returning user to Twitter chats and parties. Often times the Twitter user or company that hosted the last event, will host the next one. Also, if it's a Twitter chat, you will most likely see familiar users. This is a great way to get yourself known among the areas that you tweet about or want to become an expert in. You are also more likely to get your tweets mentioned by hosts and other users especially if they recognize you from the last Twitter chat or event. Nicole Pyles

How to Finish Your Novel When You Want to Quit

How to Finish Your Novel When You Want to Quit Yesterday, I came across a job for a writer on Craigslist. The headline read, “Need help from a writer for my manuscript.” It was a cry of desperation. They couldn’t finish editing it, the ad read. They were exhausted and needed help. It struck a chord with me. A part of me was dying to respond to the ad, not with a helping hand  but rather a kind word to the writer. I wanted to remind her to keep going and to not give up. I wanted to tell her: ye