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Paranoid Obsession with Guns: A Satire

Without any logical motivation that would have become globally popular -- what's really behind this peculiar national passion of Americans to possess guns.

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Tales of the Death Whisperer

I will share my personal life experiences surrounded around death.

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How Natalia, a Single Mom Soared High in Life

This is the story of a single mom who raises her son in the right way despite all challenges and obstacles. It is interesting to note how they both found happiness, stability, and peace. Read on.

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Have You Ever Had Anxiety Because of Popcorn?

This is in response to Brenda'a latest prompt. It has been a while since I have written a creative piece, so I hope I have captured the essence of anxiety in this piece. The inspiration for this came from overhearing another mom as I was leaving the theatre.

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Is Progress Always Good - An Essay

We were taught from childhood that “progress,” is good. Today, progress is leading to a unified way of life thanks to the phenomenon of globalization. But today the simplistic storytelling of progress needs to be rethought.

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When Is Enough.... Enough? Through the Looking Lens of Rationality.

A look through a rational lens of a sensible man in his 20's as he takes a look at how society is losing a grip on the values we once held so near and dear to our hearts. An awareness that was once handed from mother to daughter, father to son, generation to generation known as Sensibility.

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Thoughts on Thanksgiving

This article will go through my personal thoughts on the holiday where many people give thanks. You will also find poetry dedicated towards Thanksgiving.

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My Passion for Writing!

Writing is a form of expression and like every other form of creative art, writing needs practice and nurturing. But that needs to have love for writing. This article speaks about the authors' growing love and passion for writing over the years

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The Fiction of Science Fiction

A critical perspective on the rules of science fiction.

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Winning in Life Without Trying Hard

Contrary to the instincts dictated by this materialistically oriented world that it's a hard work as a must in pursuing any worthwhile goals -- life may actually be more rewarding by our surrendering to a happy expectation.

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Why We Cannot Follow Teachings of Jesus and Buddha

In a contrast to all monumental cathedrals, temples, and statues erected in honor of Jesus and Buddha, so little is evident in this world that would point at a genuine attempt to follow their respective teachings. Let us try to figure why that is so.

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One Day I Suddenly Got Old

One day life showed me what was slowly happening all along and then I suddenly "got old".

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That Creepy Feeling of Being Watched While Taking Shower

See how nakedness of body may trigger nakedness of mind in which some phantoms of collective consciousness surface to spoil the simplicity of taking shower.

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Family Is Precious.

True stories and myself and family. Our trust issues and love for each other include the respect we need to have for one another. Everybody is fighting a battle of their own. It is just how strong we can get out once done fighting.

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How I Made Good Use of My Favorite Color, Cyan

My brother always gifted me cyan stuff. What was the mystery behind it? Was it his favorite color, or did he know it was my favorite one? The story unwinds to show how I made good use of my favorite color. Interested? Read on.

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Stubborness Is Not an Issue

Someone once told me that life will throw things that I can definitely handle. I'm not fully convinced but I still take it on with conviction.

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The Need To Experiment

Our life revolves around experimenting, whether it’s educational, personal, social, cooking etc. The more experiments, we make, the better experience of life we have.

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Life is a Box of Chocolates

The article is written in response to Brenda Arledge's word prompt challenge week 37. This week's word prompt is 'Experiment.' Do you believe that life is an experiment and you are a scientist?

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Yes, Education Can Change The World, But First, We Must Change Education

If we want creative and critically thinking students, we have to change the education system. We have to put students in charge and remind the adults what imagination is — the ability to access cosmic consciousness and create what is not yet real but can be. Imagination is futurising.

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Futurist: The Wearable Cellphone

In the future, after the cellphone has replaced the laptop, the cell phone will become wearable.

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The Disheveled Reality of Our World is Confusing

What would happen if we devoted as much time to make this world an equal, peaceful place to live? Let every race, color, creed, and belief structure have an equal presence among us. What would happen if we developed a way to remove hatred and bigotry from our world?

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The Ins, the Outs, the Ups, and the Downs of the Adult Entertainment Indusrty

34 y/o mother of one, 2 bachelors degrees, making a full time 6 figure income as a member of the adult entertainment industry. Here is my story.

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Being a Gym Addict

The article speaks about the author turning into a gym addict from not working out at all. And the journey that took place in the due time. It is a peek into the author's health and fitness world.

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Travels With Maggie: Circumstances Beyond My Control

Would you like to join me for a cyber walk with my two dogs? We would love it if you joined us on this crisp, lovely Fall day.

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Erica's Thought on Hollywood, Dreams, and the Good Doctor

I was 14 ounces when I was born in SC. I have cerebral palsy. My thoughts on Hollywood are that there is not enough representation for disability in Hollywood. I've seen an actor, Micah Fowler, star in Speechless. He was in a wheelchair and had cerebral palsy like me. You saw it in on Facts of Life

Memoir: Encounters in Manila and Bulacan Philippines

Travel experiences when in Bulacan and in Manila. Struggles of a commuter in the busy streets of Bulacan. Living alone in Manila: How to Survive? Tips to dealing and negotiating with other people on the streets. Always have faith till you make it!

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The Changing Colours of Autumn

Fall has always been an intense season of colours with Nature at its peak before it goes to rest. It is as if Nature is telling us it has reached its peak for the year, and it is giving its beauty in full.

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Senior Citizen Dating Is Like High School Dating

Do you remember your high school and college dating experiences with fondness? After the age of 60, you can relive your high school dating action on internet dating websites for senior citizens!

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Why do Computer Wallpapers Feature the Beach?

White sand beaches with pine trees and crystal-blue waters are all-too common for desktop wallpapers. They sometimes offer hope for better days, but often no meaning.

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What Has Travel Taught Me!

The article talks about the experiences of the author and the knowledge and lessons the author learnt as a traveler, both on the personal front as well as on the logistics of being a traveler.

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I Use a Diary for 30 Days (And Counting): This is What I Learned

One night, I decided to just own a diary and start writing in it again. But unlike high school me, I'm going to take it seriously. And so far, it's working in my favor. "How?" you might ask. Well, let me tell you how journaling for 30 days (and more) has helped me grow.

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Can We Live Without Technology?

For thousands of years, humans created different marvelous inventions for us to achieve unforeseen breakthrough. Human sharpened their one and only weapon. Our one and only sword and that is technology. But we become too dependent in this mechanical existence we're living on.

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What's Happening? Suddenly Everyone Is an Expert on Every Subject

Our community has all of the answers to none of the questions — yes, including me! We give black and white answers to gray questions, with no forethought given to any other possibility. Why? Because we know it worked for us, so suddenly that makes us an expert. We give credit to no one but ourselves

People and Night Sky

A nice analogy of how we interact with each other

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The Heartless, Lifeless Icicle

Arguably the coldest creation on earth.

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Really, What's Wrong With This Picture?

Sometimes, it's the confusing images that make the best memories.

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Honor Your Commitments: The Words Of My Father

Lessons learned a lifetime ago are still valid today. Join me on a trip back in time and a lesson I learned in 1963.

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How I Learned To Hate the Hammer

Why do people always choose to hammer loudly in the wee hours of the morning on weekends? They have to know that others are still in bed and are trying to sleep. The sound of a hammer on Saturday morning has to be the biggest noise nuisance there is, and the law seldom ever does anything about it.

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Welcome to the Autumnal Equinox

A tribute to the seasons and planting time, as the writer tries to decide which season is her favorite.

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Before Time Defeats Us

In ten thousands years our idea of time and our progress through universe might be very different to our idea of time of today. In many ways it is challenge and what kind of time systems and time cultures we want to have in ten thousands years but also in in hundred years or ten years?

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What if I Was an Earthworm?

I do wish sometimes that I was an earthworm.

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The 7 Hardest Truths in Life Everyone Must Accept

What are the hardest truths in life? You'll be surprised to find out.

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Churning Butter Was Misery Defined

In order to eat, you have to work. Simple as that.

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To My Violin Teacher

I had a recent loss, and I wasn't sure how to get through it. It felt unreal, almost as if it had never happened. How did I cope? I used heartache as fuel to excel in what he did the best- playing music.

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Travels With Maggie: Saying Hello To Blessed Fall

Take a walk with us. Let's chat about life and love and all that is important in life. We would love it if you joined us.

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Express Yourself: The Benefits of Writing as You Age

Self expression through writing will add pleasure to your life as you age.

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"Old" is Fine Because I Never Complain

It happens. Even while this is being wrritten.