The Hidden Horror Behind Being Awesome: Please Don’t Abuse the Twitter List

I was recently reading an interesting article by Social Quant called, “16 Ninja Marketing Strategies on Twitter for Business Owners who are Local Entrepreneurs”.  Now, don’t get me wrong.  I like Social Quant’s product and I agreed with most of their strategies, but one of their strategies, the one about …

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List of Uses for WD-40 and Information about Snopes.com

Several lists of uses for WD-40 have circulated, but, according to Snopes.com, who contacted WD-40, only the following (from the original circulating lists) were sanctioned by the manufacturer: 1. Protects silver from tarnishing. 2. Removes road tar and grime from cars. 3. Loosens stubborn zippers. 4. Untangles jewelry chains. 5. …

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Father’s Day Release Letter

Some people have regrets and sadness surrounding their fathers and Father’s Day. Maybe your father passed away or you are not speaking to him or he is not speaking to you. Or maybe something awful happened that you find hard (or currently impossible) to forgive. This article is not about …

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Word of the Whenever: Jeremiad

jeremiad “jer·e·mi·ad\ˌjer-ə-ˈmī-əd, -ˌad\ noun : a prolonged lamentation or complaint; also : a cautionary or angry harangue Examples: a jeremiad against the political apathy shown by so many young people Origin: French jérémiade, from Jérémie Jeremiah, from Late Latin Jeremias. First use: 1780” (cited from Merriam-Webster on-line dictionary) Synonyms: diatribe, …

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Quote of the Whenever: Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear

“The Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye …

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Prank Your Future Self by Wasting Your Life

Prank your future self by wasting your life. This made me laugh out loud.  I think the reason I found this funny is partially because I think the concept of “wasting” one’s life is actually ridiculous. What is the purpose of life?  Who is to say?  Is it to gather …

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University of Alberta Spoon-Bending Course for Med Students Cancelled

A CBC News Article discussed the cancellation of a spoon-bending workshop on the University of Alberta campus.  The workshop, whose target audience is medical students, was apparently designed to help future doctors gain an appreciation for “complementary” medical techniques. Critics have made scathing remarks about the University even considering allotting funds to …

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9 Crucial Guidelines for Teenaged Girls and their Parents

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According to a recent article by Slate, the U.S. teen birth rate dropped again, hitting a new all time low of 22 births per thousand women between ages 15 to 19 years of age. by Rachelle Megan This is still way too high.  This works out to 2% of US …

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