Gut Bacteria Affects Fat Absorption
A recent study shows that gut bacteria may have social structures similar to plants and animals, and may affect fat absorption.
The Book Designer — Practical Advice to Help Self-Publishers...
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RJ Ellory: fake book reviews are rife on internet, authors...
Fake book reviews are rife on the internet and readers should be aware of the "fraudulent" practices of some writers, a group of leading British authors warn tonight.
The Definitive Guide to KDP Select Free Giveaways
So, you've slaved for a long long time over your manuscript. You've written, re-written, edited, chopped bits out, added bits in, written a blurb, formatted like there's no tomorrow, designed a cov...
Christians and demons: Can a believer have a demon or evil...
KDP Select — FREE DAYS Promo Sites
Here is a list of sites to notify whenever you plan to list your book for free through KDP Select. Make sure to read the websites' and Facebook pages' guidelines before submitting your...
In pictures: the world's most romantic travel destinations...
Some of the world's most romantic travel destinations in pictures...
Publishing Is Broken, We're Drowning In Indie Books
I love books. Physical books. Books that sit in my lap and warm it like a sleeping pup. Three and a half years ago, I had an e-reader unwillingly thrust upon me. I ignored it at first; shunned it. Then one day I was packing for a long trip and [...
Kindle ecosystem - the very best Kindle sites, tools, blogs...
Here are my picks for the best Kindle sites in the Kindle ecosystem. Kindle Blogs Kindle World - Lots of good tips for the Kindle and coverage of Kindle news and issues. Andrys does a great job of ...
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38 of the most surreal beaches and coastlines on the planet...
Iconic limestone stack formations, the "12 Apostles," of Australia's Great Ocean Road, which has made several of our roundups.
How 163 People Helped A New Author (#Top100Challenge Results)...
In this in-depth study, a new author looks at how through the help of friends, family and strangers he was able to increase awareness of his book.
Mix and match these six pieces to create lots of color blocking outfits: Crewnecks & ScoopnecksMid-length Skirts
The Self Published Author
Finding the right jeans - a quiz
More Levi's! It seems to me that the Curve ID line would be ideal for women over 40, because it takes (the presence of) hips into account when sizing their jeans. Curious? Here's a fit guide provided by Levi's to help you decide which Curve jeans are
The Top 10 iPhone Camera Apps Of All Time
Guess which one took the top spot?
Amanda Peet's Place - Magazine
Amanda Peet has created an oasis of outdoor living for her family in Los Angeles.
New Adult: What Is It?
Maximize Your KDP Select Free Days
Promoting Ebooks with KDP Select
During the month of February, I did four free promotions with KDP Select, and I've started to get the hang of it. After the freebies, my ebooks have bounced into the top 100 Paid in their cat...
How Amazon Saved My Life
How did I end up on my own? It began when I couldn't get my first YA book, Relatively Famous, published, despite getting stellar feedback from editors and nearly selling the film rights to a teen pop star. I was at a loss for what to do. I couldn't ...
How To Create Your First iPhone Application
My Name Is Not Bob: Best Blogs for Writers to Read in 2012...
Dresses for Date Night
Happy Valentine's Day! Cocktail Dresses at ModClothPumps by Ivanka Trump
Ally McBeal flashback
Remember this look?? I have to admit, I had a pair of Nick and Nora pajamas myself (blue cloud pattern of course). Now it looks like the same brand is at Target and still as cute as ever: Pajamas by Nick & Nora
Over 40 Style
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25 Reasons Why Google Hates Your Blog : @ProBlogger
This guest post is by Belinda of The Copy Detective. Your blog is a good read. Everyone says so. Although ...
How Successful Blogging is Just Like Surviving Highschool...
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Kiva - Loans that change lives
Make a loan to an entrepreneur across the globe for as little as $25. Kiva is the world's first online lending platform connecting online lenders to entrepreneurs across the globe.
Cozy Up To 12 Beef Stew Recipes
Cold winter weather warrants hot, comforting meals. And what fits that category better than beef stew?
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Sport Tops by NikeWatches by Timex
What are the names of these castles?
If you install the theme and then go to C => Users => (user name) => AppData (you need to enable hidden files to see AppData folder) => Local => Microsoft => Windows => Themes and then click on the theme folder it will show you all of the included p...
More celebs in Red
> I combined these pictures of Heidi Klum and Kate Winslet because they show how versatile the color red is. It can make a woman look powerful for business yet feminine and sexy when worn in evening wear. The originals, from Michael Kors and
Cocktail Dresses at ModClothSandals by Banana Republic
What are the best thriller scripts for screenwriters to...
Answer: There are so many, but here are a few to study... Head over to www.mypdfscripts.com and see if they are available. This is the best script site to go to because you're usually getting authentic drafts and not the transcripts that can be f...
Gifts under $25
Stationery by HorchowSalt & Pepper Shakers by Pottery Barn
Katie Holmes blazer-jean combo
She may not be over 40, but I love how Katie Holmes puts jeans outfits together! Polished, even on an outing with her daughter to Chelsea Piers in New York, she shows that casual doesn't have to mean sloppy.
Anne Hathaway's look for less
An interesting post from Over 40 Style, check it out!
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Macaroni and Cheese alla Carbonara Recipe
Marcus Samuelsson's mac and cheese gets a twist from traditional ingredients in carbonara, including bacon, cream and eggs.
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Vanilla Cupcake Recipe - The Ultimate Vanilla Cupcake Test...
I just made vanilla cupcakes yesterday and was thinking about how I wished you had already crowned one. Looks like I'll need to try to make some more! They look delicious - and 50 bakers can't be wrong :)
Cupcake Bakeshop by Chockylit
These cupcakes make an impressive presentation. For sure. But they are also somewhat impractical.
Best of 2010: 10 Apps for Writers - The Next Web
A week of outfits from Claudia Schiffer
Forty-two year old Claudia Schiffer shows what a supermodel wears for everyday. See the full slideshow on modelinia.com
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Monday Inspiration: Sharon Stone
I'm going to look at this picture whenever I think that looking casual means an excuse to look sloppy, and being over 40 (or in Sharon Stone's case, over 50) means I can no longer walk with a strut... Shorts by J.CrewBoots by Me Too
Until there's a cure...
Longsleeve Tops by Style&co.Fragrances by Marc Jacobs
The Epi-Log on Epicurious.com: The Altered Diet
Google Changes PageRank Toolbar URL: Disabling 3rd Party...
Short Ribs with Tagliatelle
Uma Thurman's look for less
I can't believe Uma Thurman is 41! It doesn't seem that long ago when she was playing a young girl in "Dangerous Liasons". Anyway, if you look beyond her six-foot tall, blond-goddess fabulousness, and the fact that she is wearing thousands
Fall 2011 fashion trend colors - Pantone Fashion Color Report...
What You Need to Know About the Design of Your Blog
Cindy Crawford's jeans look
What a difference the color shade makes! Imagine this same outfit; but with light blue jeans and a baby pink shirt...ok, it's Cindy Crawford and she would still look great, but perhaps not as trendy and chic as she does here. If you don't have a pa...
Cooks.com - Recipe - Miniature Cheesecakes
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Culinary highlights of S.F.'s 49 square miles
Culinary highlights of S.F.'s 49 square miles While restaurants get the most publicity and seem to be on the tip of everyone's tongue, scores of other enterprises have built the foundation and contributed to the city's culinary depth. To illustrate...
The PS1 look for less
Proenza Schouler PS1 MEDIUM LEATHER SATCHEL $1,515.00 by Proenza Schouler at mytheresa One of the most popular posts on this blog, and one that still brings a lot of traffic from online
Trend Report: Go Mod This Fall in Sunny '60s-Inspired Pieces...
Swing into a sunshine state of mind in the season's mod minishifts and brocade bell-bottoms
What Are You Reading?
Check out this blog post by Nathan Bransford, the author of JACOB WONDERBAR AND THE COSMIC SPACE KAPOW
Work jackets under $40
It seems somehow age inappropriate to highlight Forever 21 in this blog. Obviously their target market is about twenty five years younger, but I do like their accessories which are trendy and super cheap. I also tend to get overwhelmed in the
Variations on a Tartan Theme: Emma Watson and Sophie Dahl...
They're keeping each other in check.
Fashion Week Street Style
The stylish and colorful scene on the streets during New York Fashion Week!
The Menswear trend
Somehow, I've never been able to shake the epitome of the "menswear trend" as Dianne Keaton in Annie Hall. It sparked a craze back then, but how aging would it be to dress like a character in a 70s movie now? With a few tweaks, I think it's
Angelina Jolie's look for less
V-Neck Sweaters by Old NavyBoots by Matisse
Favorite Looks from the Fall Runways
Just thought I'd post a few of my favorite looks from the Fall Ready-to-Wear shows. It looks as though boots will continue to be popular, and the pendulum is beginning to swing away from wearing denim 24x7 towards pretty, ladylike looks.
Hits and Misses
In looking through the Fall 2011 runway pictures, I was struck by the contrast in the following two pictures. Both are looks from designers I admire (although I guess I can kiss off any free Balceniaga bags coming in the mail now) so it isn't a matt...
Small adjustments, big changes
How to wear a wardrobe staple: roll up your khakis, belt them and wear with a tank top. Pair with a denim jacket (roll those cuffs, too). Result? Less soccer mom, more supermodel, just like Heidi Klum.
What to wear with your Sheath Dress
Dress up or dress down this wardrobe basic. Black Dresses by T TahariPumps by Calvin Klein
Blake Lively's Topshop shoes
British retailer Topshop became a cult favorite several years ago when Kate Moss was seen wearing their fashionable, but reasonably priced clothes. The fact that the brand wasn't available in the U.S., probably enhanced it's appeal. Eventually, you
Katie Holmes' Azzarro dress
When it comes to dressing to hide figure flaws (or what I call camoflauge dressing), the most common solution is to wear a long top over a fitted bottom. This solution not only works, but is the easiest to shop for. Long jackets, tunics, and
Old Navy Sale: Today only
Another sale! For those of you ready to go Fall shopping, Old Navy is having a 15% sale, today only. Use coupon code: ONSCHOOL More Old Navy...
Every now and then I'll make a shopping discovery that will remind me that good buys are everywhere. An example of this is Torrid. Torrid is a plus size store, but I've recently discovered that they have an amazing selection of accessories, especia...
Big sale at Famous Footwear
They may not have yesterday's Fendi shoes available :-), but Famous Footwear is having a buy-one-get-the-second at 50%, WITH an additional 20% your purchase. Just use code "LOCKER11" Here are a few options: More Aerosoles...
Fall Trend: Platform Loafers
The Fendi loafers, below, may be what started the trend towards platform loafers. Fendi taupe leather tassel loafer pumps $688.00 by Fendi at Bluefly Below are some lower priced
Celebrity denim skirts outfits
In a retro nod to the 70s, socialite Lauren Santo Domingo and supermodel Claudia Schiffer wear high waisted denim skirts with light blue button front shirts. Button Front Tops by MICHAEL Michael KorsSandals by Sam Edelman
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Miranda Kerr's midi dress look for less
While I was writing yesterday's post, I ran into yet another picture of Miranda Kerr. I love this look, because it's put together so well. A midi length can look frumpy and dowdy, but belted and worn with just the right shoes, it looks great!
Celebrities in shorts suits
If I looked as good as Eva Longoria and Gwyneth Paltrow in short-shorts, I would wear them all the time, especially in this weather...Now, while both women are almost-but-not-quite 40 (36 and 39, respectively) the difference between them and the rest...
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Sale Alert: Ann Taylor
Take an additional 25% off sale items at Ann Taylor by using code: EXTRA25 More Ann Taylor...
Heidi Klum's high waist skirt look-for-less
Sleeveless Tops by Ann TaylorPumps by Nine West
Fall preview: IT bags
Magazines, blogs and look books are coming out with the "What's Hot" for Fall lists, and it looks like the "Marcie" tote by Chloe is still very popular. Other trends are ostrich embossed and bucket bags (which Furla does in one bag),
Sale Alert: 25% off at Old Navy
I love Old Navy the same way I love 99 cent stores. Sometimes, I'll find something I really need---cheap earphones to replace the ones I always lose at the gym, and sometimes I can find something I didn't know I needed, like a cupcake holder for
Sale Alert: 25% off at GAP
After making up 75% off my casual wardrobe in my 20s, it's hard for me to wean myself off GAP. It's inexpensive and it's everywhere, but that doesn't overcome the fact that these clothes are still meant for young women, and I have...matured. BUT,
A Simple Novel Outline - 9 questions for 25 chapters «...
Just as every tree is different but still recognizably a tree, every story is different but contains elements that make it a story. By defining those before you begin you clarify the scope of your work, identify your themes, and create the story you ...
Self-publishing - cover design
calibre - E-book management
calibre: The one stop solution for all your e-book needs. Comprehensive e-book software.
With Traditional Publishing Dies the Passive Writer-Victim...
With today's tools, the idea of waiting for approval from the minions of a multinational sounds as lazy and self-defeating as a band that won't burn CDs until they get a major label record deal.
Kate Middleton's Alberta outfit
Kate Middleton wears the Smythe one-button blazer in blue, and J. Brand's 811 mid rise skinny jeans. Get the original, or recreate the look for less: More Theory...
Combating the Stigma of Self-Publishing
There are more than one reason for approaching book publishing as an entrepreneur and very few of them have to do with revenge on the traditional publishing industry for their shortsightedness.
Publishing Perspectives : The New Midlist: Self-published...
Everyone knows the superstars of self-publishing, but there are numerous others earning a living, selling foreign rights, and being courted by traditional publishers.
I have to admit: some trends I just don't get and this is one of them. I read about black watches being the new accessory for the summer and thought it meant a watch with a black strap. Actually...no. Just like the white-on-white trend was big in
The Perfect LWD - for $24.99
Just like an LBD (Little Black Dress), this summer version can be dressed up or down. The sheath cut is figure friendly and can be worn to a wedding (match it with a navy blazer, like in the previous Bridesmaids post), to work (under a cotton cardig...
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Jeans on sale at Macy's
In keeping with this All-American weekend, today's bargain is...jeans. Use code "FOURTH" at checkout for an additional 15% off these prices. More Levi's...
J. Crew sale
J.Crew is just one of my favorite retailers that's having a big sale this weekend. BUT, their outlet is having a bigger sale, where everything is up to 50% off. Just click on the "FACTORY" tab on their home page. Shortsleeve Tops by
Color blocking---combining big blocks of strong color together---has been big for the past two seasons. I've been wary of this trend; it seemed too gimmicky, and judging from all the color block sweaters still on the sale rack, I don't think it's be...
Windows Mail: setting up an account from start to finish...
Check all your e-mail in one program with Windows Mail.
The Best and Worst Products at Trader Joe's Volume 2
Readers weigh in with their picks
Just add water! More Straw Studios...
I keep finding these bargains online, and can't resist posting about it. It's not really the focus of this blog, but anything that can help us stretch our wardrobe budgets a little further is fine with me! One other thing, if you order these pants
Magnolia Bakery/Sprinkles Cupcakes Hybrid Red Velvet Cupcake...
I wanted to do an East Coast vs. West Coast throwdown of these two cupcake institutions. NYC\'s Magnolia Bakery (red velvet recipe) vs. LA\'s Sprinkle\'s Cupcakes (cream cheese frosting recipe) all r..