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10 Signs Your Dog Loves You & Isn’t Just Pretending Because You’re The One With The Treats

There's a lot to love about dogs. They're loyal, cuddly, and bring their fair share of laughs into any home. They make for the perfect walking …

Pets

10 Questions for Creating Believable Fictional Characters

How Do I Create Believe Characters?<p>Updated February 03, 2017<p>Creating the more complex round characters takes time -- time spent thinking about how …

5 ways to start a story: Choosing a bold beginning

Great authors show us there are many ways to start a story. You could begin a novel with a narrator/character introducing himself, like Salinger’s …

7 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes You Could Be Making Without Even Realizing It

They're the writing equivalent of having spinach in your teeth.<p>As Silicon Valley headhunter Nick Corcidolos says, "The way you use language reveals who you are, how you think, and how you work .... You can pretend otherwise, but you can also walk around buck-naked believing you're invisible because …

9 Tools That Will Help You Become a Better Writer

If one of your goals for 2017 is to become a better or more frequent writer, there are plenty of tools you can use to help you along the way. We …

Creative Writing

Things you were taught at school that are wrong

Do you remember being taught you should never start your sentences with "And" or "But"?<p>What if I told you that your teachers were wrong and there are …

13 Cognitive Biases That Really Screw Things Up For You

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of processing power, you would think our judgment would be highly accurate, but that's far from the case.<p>Our judgments are often inaccurate because the …

15 Grammar Tips to Make You Smarter, From the World's Coolest Word Nerd | Inc.com

Does this sentence need another comma?<p>What's the difference between emoticons and emoji?<p>How do I make product names (like the iPhone 7 or 6s) plural?<p>That's a sample of questions that Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. Grammar Girl, answers on a weekly basis.<p>Fogarty is the founder and managing director of Quick …

Stupid Writing Rules: 12 Dumb Things New Writers Tell Each Other

Shares 12<p><i>Stupid writing rules–Beware the Dunning-Kruger Effect.</i><p><b>by Anne R. Allen</b><p>Fake news isn’t our only problem in the era of social media. Fake …

8 Extraordinary Examples of Constrained Writing

Constrained writing is a catch-all literary term for a whole host of written forms or techniques that limit what or how authors or poets write by …

This dog is "campaigning" against vacuums and it's as hilariously cute as it sounds

As Americans across the country make their way to the polls to cast a vote for their U.S. Presidential Election pick, another smaller, but no less …

Pets

8 Things You Might Not Know About Vowels

A, E, I, O, U and sometimes Y is not all you need to know about vowels. There's more to these workhorse members of our linguistics inventory than you …

19 Places Animal Lovers Should Visit Before They Die

Swim with pigs, scope out sloths, watch seal pups play, and more.<p><i>Note: While these places are great to see animals, visitors should be respectful and cautious. Unless informed otherwise at the attraction, keep an appropriate distance from wild animals and don't feed them, no matter how freakin'</i> …

Day-by-Day NaNoWriMo Outline: Characters & Themes Cheatsheet

<b>World Building: Describe type of society for “good guys”: World Building: 5 Types of Societies for Your Novel.</b><p>Choose a type of “society” for a group …

Things I Saw As A Psych Ward Nurse Too Dark For Horror Films

Hearing about the abuse of the mentally handicapped makes you want to put on a skull T-shirt and dispense full-metal justice straight into someone's …

Mental Health

In Cambodia, 'Lucky' Iron Fish For The Cooking Pot Could Fight Anemia

In 2008, Canadian student Christopher Charles was working in rural Cambodia, living in a typical Cambodian house on stilts. He had no electricity, no running water and, he says, a lot of time to sit around and think.<p>"I was looking at the prevalence of anemia and parasite infection in the region and …

World Bank

Clever Teacher Jazzes Up Students' Doodles With Own Hilarious Drawings

Someone needs to give this teacher a gold star in creativity.<p>Many teachers probably agree that grading assignments can be a long and tedious task. But John Zadrozny, a former science instructor in Thailand found a way to spice things up, turning his students' doodles into hilarious masterpieces. …

19 Tumblr Posts That Prove Cats Are Actually Perfect

We don't deserve cats.

This Couple Chose Puppies Over Bouquets For Their Wedding Photos

Do you take this pup to be your pup?

19 Animal Snapchats That Will Make You Laugh For No Reason

They should call it SnapCAT honestly.

Overachieving Corgi Graduates From UCLA With His Human

Some of us might have donned a cap and gown this year for our own graduations, but the cutest graduate of 2016 is Pavlov the Corgi:<p>Dog parents and …

College & University

10 Grammar Mistakes People Love To Correct (That Aren't Actually Wrong)

Are you the sort of person who just loves correcting other people's grammar? Are you sure that you're doing it right? Some things that people have …