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Book Corner: We Were Mothers

You know that feeling when you are surrounded by your girlfriends, sharing secrets and confessions, worries and fears, and above all, laughs over a sparkling glass of wine? That feeling of support - that you have a clan that's got your back? That's the feeling you get as you dive into reading We Were Mothers…
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Speechwriting Tips

  Public speaking is a fear shared by many, and unfortunately, most have to face it at some point or another. It's important to first realize that writing a speech is different than writing an essay or story. By following these tips, you can get your speech to be the best it can be, thereby…
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Overcoming Indecision

Making decisions can be hard, and making the right decision can be even harder. Whether it’s a simple question of what you want to have for lunch, or a potentially life-changing decision like determining your career, the following methods can help you overcome your indecision.   Acknowledge the Consequences: Taking time to analyze the situation…
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Developing Fictional Characters

  Strong characters are a cornerstone of any successful story, but creating them is easier said than done. Here are a few things every character needs in order to come to life on the page.   Relatability: Whether hero or villain, human or otherwise, it is important to make your character relatable to the reader.…
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5 Ways to Stimulate Creativity in Your Everyday Life

Many don’t realize that creativity is a skill, and like all skills, it requires practice. The best way to hone your creativity is to try creating something every day – whether it’s writing, painting, or just about anything. But we’ve all experienced a creative roadblock at one point or another. Whether you have no idea…
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Reading in a Technological Era

Once upon a time, books were the primary form of entertainment for people. But with the technological renaissance came other, easier ways to pass the time. Slowly but surely, books have become scarcer and scarcer. There are a few culprits behind the increasing disappearance of the physical book, the most guilty of which is the…
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How to Self-Motivate

We all have those days where we wake up and just can’t get ourselves out of bed. Maybe you’re just tired, or maybe it’s just easier to stay under the covers rather than face the daunting tasks of the day. Knowing how to motivate yourself is a valuable skill regardless of your profession, but motivation…
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Tips for Writing a Business Email

In an era where almost everyone constantly has access to a smartphone, tablet, or computer, email has become the primary form of professional communication. With just a few clicks, you can instantaneously send word to your co-workers or employer. As a result, people, particularly in the business world, are constantly sending and receiving emails, and…
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Why You Shouldn’t Shy Away From Opportunity

  Making decisions with long-term consequences is scary. Choosing to make a big change to one’s life or keep things the same are both hauntingly ambiguous options. Some opportunities are too easily swayed by irrational fear, while others are obvious answers. But for the ones that seem to shake us to the core, even if…
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How to Start a Mini-Garden ANYWHERE!

A few months ago my housemate and I decided to dedicate a corner of our house to a garden. We live in a small loft apartment with about 70% of the day’s sun beaming over our house; the sun’s rays just slightly missing our windows. We get 5 hours of direct sunlight into our living…
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