Valeska Davis

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Writing Is Like Sex

As a writing coach, I often hear people say that they want to begin working on the book they've been thinking about for a long time.<p>They think that if they "take time off from work," they might be able to get started. Sometimes they do this -- and yet the book never really gets rolling.<p>You don't …

The Curse of Perfectionism (And What to Do About It)

I was born with the curse of perfectionism.<p>My mom tells me that when I was only a few months old, I was sitting in my crib, playing with my Disney Busy Box (a toy with various dials to turn and buttons to press).<p>I had successful maneuvered through all the functions of the Busy Box -- except one. It …

From Snoopy to Shark Bait: The Top Slang Word in Each State

When you have grandparents that survived the depression it means they saved everything. And while the extended family may have chuckled at the mounds …

There Is No Left Brain/Right Brain Divide

You are hardly alone if you believe that humanity is divided into two great camps: the left-brain and the right-brain thinkers — those who are …

Never push a loyal person to the point where they no longer care

No!<p>It’s a simple fact that you can never be productive if you take on too many commitments — you simply spread yourself too thin and will not be able …

R2-D2 USB Car Charger

Bleep boop, charge you up. Everyone’s favorite Star Wars hero helped Luke, helped Obi-Wan, helped Anakin, and now he can help you- charge up stuff in …

15 Things You Should Know About Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Have you ever wondered what chemical processes occur in the oven, as your cookies are baking? Of course you haven't, which is exactly why you'll find …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

thepensivebrony: “you shouldn’t be depressed,...

“you shouldn’t be depressed, people have it worse than you”<p>finally, after years of searching, the person with the worst life ever is found. formally, …

3 Reasons for Syllabically Ambiguous Words

Do you say car-a-mel or car-mel? Is your “fire” closer to fah-yer or fayr? There is a group of words in English that can be pronounced with two …

How Do Skyscrapers Keep Getting Taller?

Taking a good photo is harder than you think. After all, there’s a reason your latest camera phone snap hasn’t landed in any museum yet. Take your …

Best Gift Websites - Consumer Reports

We know what you’re thinking: Nice gifts for $25 and less? No way! But it can be done. The websites listed here offer holiday gifts at a wide range …

From Snoopy to Shark Bait: The Top Slang Word in Each State

If you love design and you love words, chances are you get excited about a well-designed font. Here are a handful of terms to get you started as a …

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What Does "The" Mean?

It’s the most frequent word in the English language, accounting for around 4 percent of all the words we write or speak. It’s everywhere, all the …

Language

Procrastinate!

Procrastinate by Bamboota<p>Exterminate nakedness and satiate your need for cool T-shirt with this cool T-shirt design by Bamboota. But whatever you do, …

Gut Bacteria May Be Implicated in Rheumatoid Arthritis

The bacteria that live in your intestines are a mixed blessing. Scientists have known for decades that this so-called microbiota helps us digest our …

1,000-Year-Old Arrows Pulled From Thawing Tundra In Sweden (PHOTOS)

A major thaw has enabled a rare find in Sweden: A man recently stumbled upon a cache of remarkably preserved, 1,000-year-old arrows in a mountainous area once covered by snow.<p>Jalle Henriksson unearthed the ancient weapons in the Lake Torne region of northwest Sweden, according to the Ájtte Museum, …

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Soft Kitty Pajama Bottoms

Kittens on Your Legs<p>Fuzzy and grey but not a kitten<br>• Great for Pajama Day at work, if you have that. And if not, perfect for Get Yourself Fired …

Regional Differences In Personalities Confirmed In New Study

The old trope that Midwesterners are the friendliest people might actually be rooted in truth, according to a new study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.<p>Researchers from the University of Cambridge analyzed personality traits through the use of Facebook, surveys and other methods …

Bottles Reused as Soap Dispensers • Recyclart

Marathoner Sets Record for Knitting While Running

I am capable of walking while knitting. I am not a runner, but even if I were I don’t think I would ever consider trying to combine the two …

Kiehl's Ultimate Man Soap-On-A-Rope

Fight back against the damaging effects the dry fall and winter weather has on your skin with Kiehl's Ultimate Man Soap-On-A-Rope ($15). It's made …

Doctor Who Tardis Silicone Mold

Create yummy Tardis shaped goodies, may it be cake, gelatin, chocolate or anything you can come up with, using this set of Tardis silicone molds. …

Star Wars R2-D2 Talking Bank

Bleep and bloop your savings to intergalactic levels with the R2-D2 Talking Bank. Place a coin into this 7.5″ tall bank and Artoo makes some of his …

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Jawa Sandcrawler Soap

Rolling around the sand and rocks of Tatooine all day searching for scrap machinery and robots to resell probably isn’t the cleanest of all jobs. But …

Shoelace Duct Tape

Duct tape is one of those things that you can hardly get excited about. But this really fun Shoelace duct tape will have you taping everything in …

Firefly Kaylee-Inspired Messenger Bag

Best bag in the verse<p>Messenger bag inspired by Kaylee's work clothes<br>• Canvas exterior with floral print interior<br>• Store strawberries, engine parts, and …