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  • Read about my experience learning about social norms and cultural prescriptions concerning gendered verbal communication, and how masculine speech differs from feminine speech.

    Verbal Communication Along Gender Lines

    Verbal Communication Along Gender Lines

    by glassvisage7

  • When you sympathize with others, the feeling is temporary as the feeling goes once the problem is solved.But empathy means seeing problems from other people's shoes and you share their viewpoint.

    Top reasons why empathy is better than sympathy

    Top reasons why empathy is better than sympathy

    by mathira0

  • It is remarkable how far women have come in the last 50 years and how far we have to go. From my personal experience, these are the things I could not do at the age of 18 and what I can do now as a woman.

    Women’s Rights for the Last 50 Years

    Women’s Rights for the Last 50 Years

    by Denise McGill16

  • "Oh, I thought we were friends..." Has this thought ever crossed your mind when you were interacting with a friend whom you trusted? Perhaps that friend was unresponsive to what you had said or done or was unexpectedly cold and distant. At any...

    "I Thought We Were Friends"

    "I Thought We Were Friends"

    by Takako Komori4

  • This personal essay expolores how reading is a journey of self-discovery. This essay explores the impact texts such as Frankenstein, Metamorphosis, and The Thing Around Your Neck has impacted my reading experiences. It also Franz Kafka, Castano & Kidd, and Romain Rolland's perspectives on reading.

    How Reading is a Journey of Self-Discovery

    How Reading is a Journey of Self-Discovery

    by Simran Singh0

  • This hub and poem is me diving deeper into who I am as a person. Discussing my personality traits and the way I think about life. The personality test link is posted at the end if interested...:)

    INFP-A Personality Type. That's Me! (The Mediator)

    INFP-A Personality Type. That's Me! (The Mediator)

    by Missy Smith17

  • A number of entries in an autograph album, 1910-11, follow particular themes, such as Christian and Moral, Friendship and Funny. The album includes illustrations in some entries, a number of signatures and addresses from people living in the Daylesford and Chewton areas of Victoria and also in Melbourne.

    Wise Sayings: An Old Autograph Album

    Wise Sayings: An Old Autograph Album

    by Bronwen Scott-Branagan55

  • My boyfriend's dog is the most needy, most clingy animal I have ever met in my life. Here's why I generally don't enjoy her presence. P.S. Their names are not really Stumpy and Ears.

    Why I Hate My Boyfriend's Dog

    Why I Hate My Boyfriend's Dog

    by Samantha4

  • What is the balance between censorship and family standards? Should we encourage children to read books that don't agree with our views on religion, politics, ethics, or public policy? Where does a parent's role begin and end in the media selection process? This article was first published in 2008.

    Censorship: A Parent's Thoughts on The Golden Compass and Other Banned Books

    Censorship: A Parent's Thoughts on The Golden Compass and Other Banned Books

    by Carolyn Augustine13

  • Parental alienation is often a topic that is ignored and many stories go overlooked and quickly forgotten. As a child of parental alienation and a mother robbed of motherhood, I share my story in hopes to bring awareness to the silent crime no one wants to speak about.

    A Childhood Lost, A Motherhood Robbed: Overcoming Parental Alienation

    A Childhood Lost, A Motherhood Robbed: Overcoming Parental Alienation

    by Christina Celeste0

  • These are just some of the little things that annoy us as humans. Can you relate to any of them?

    100 Pet Peeves

    100 Pet Peeves

    by Erin Bower14

  • I came to a remote place where nature thrived and man, if he stayed, would have to survive. There was plenty to please the eye and challenge the mind, but to get there was a challenge to the whole being. In the end he was not king of the hill, but an attentive student, an inspired artist.

    The Fourth Plateau: An Essay

    The Fourth Plateau: An Essay

    by Chris Mills14

  • We need to get some exercise, my dogs and me, and you are invited to join us. It's not raining right now so hurry up, put your walking shoes on, and let's learn about life together.

    Travels With Maggie: The Circle of Life

    Travels With Maggie: The Circle of Life

    by Bill Holland51

  • I think about death and dying all the time. I am not afraid of death. I don't want my friends and family to mourn my death because my soul is ready whenever God calls me home.

    My Views About Death, Dying, and Heaven

    My Views About Death, Dying, and Heaven

    by Margaret Minnicks18

  • Mila would be turning six years old on February 4th, the anniversary’s like this after child loss are never easy hurdles.

    I Can’t Believe You Would Be Six

    I Can’t Believe You Would Be Six

    by Tayler Rich0

  • Spending final moments with a loved one can be at once uplifting and heart-wrenching.

    Walking Through the Valley

    Walking Through the Valley

    by Patricia Scott36

  • I grew up in a mill town. It was a different time back then. Most people didn’t lock their doors, and didn’t worry at all about their kids playing outside unattended. I share some memories of my childhood growing up near the mill. Also included, my watermelon seed story.

    Growing Up in a Mill Town in a House by the Railroad Tracks

    Growing Up in a Mill Town in a House by the Railroad Tracks

    by rmcrayne1

  • I have survived wearing glasses, contact lenses, LASIK surgery and a cataract operation. I am forever grateful to modern science. technology and the amazing people who made this possible.

    Seeing the World Wearing Glasses

    Seeing the World Wearing Glasses

    by Sally Gulbrandsen38

  • If we live long enough, each of us will experience the heartbreaking loss of someone we love. The sudden void is made all the worse by the knowledge that we will never see that person again. That is, unless they find a way to let us know that they have made it to the other side and are at peace.

    Visitations:  Can Our Lost Loved Ones Make Contact After Death

    Visitations: Can Our Lost Loved Ones Make Contact After Death

    by Cindy Parmiter6

  • Supermarket shopping in modern times can be an extremely frustrating business. Do you ever find yourself mentally and physically drained after a simple visit to the supermarket? This page takes a tongue in cheek look at some of the issues we are likely to encounter on a daily basis at the supermarket.

    Supermarket Shopping: Every Day Problems, Hazards, and Frustrations

    Supermarket Shopping: Every Day Problems, Hazards, and Frustrations

    by Gordon Hamilton16

  • In this article, you'll learn about Earth skills communities and why they're important! I'll explain my extremely expansive and amazing experiences from my visit to this particular Earth skills community known as Wildroots. For anyone interested in hiking and travel, this is for you!

    What is Wildroots Earth Skills Community?

    What is Wildroots Earth Skills Community?

    by Don Akasha0

  • I grew up in a community in Ringgold, Virginia known as the Sonshine Farm. "The Farm" had a lot of notoriety in the Ringgold and Danville area, many people believing it was a cult. While it was not a cult, it was started by a group of Christian...

    In Memory of Patty Jo

    In Memory of Patty Jo

    by cocomoonbeams35

  • We would love it if you joined us, we being my dog Maggie and me. What say? Just fall into step beside us and let's get to know each other.

    Travels With Maggie: Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes!

    Travels With Maggie: Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes!

    by Bill Holland62

  • I think mice are cute, but I don't want them in my house. Here are some stories of my travails trying to evict them.

    My Adventures Getting Rid of Mice

    My Adventures Getting Rid of Mice

    by Ronald E Franklin13

  • The staircase has been the subject of poems for centuries, some mystic, some mundane. Titles include "The Winding Stair" by William Butler Yeats, rapping and dancing poems, musical poems, even Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven"...

    Best Poems About Staircases

    Best Poems About Staircases

    by Patty Inglish MS12

  • Growing up reading "hot or not" features in magazines and hastily adapting to a world where such content would be considered trolling was a quick shift. While it was a thousand miles in the right direction, it left an impact behind.

    The Only Person You Should Compete With Is You

    The Only Person You Should Compete With Is You

    by Karla Taylor0

  • Some call it the ugliest daffodil in the world, but others think it is beautiful. How did this once thought extinct native of Wales get into the Tennessee hills in the USA?

    The Ugliest Daffodil in the World: The Derwydd

    The Ugliest Daffodil in the World: The Derwydd

    by Doris James MizBejabbers89

  • In my lifetime, I have visited countries in North America, East Asia, and Southeast Asia. Now retired, I still have states and countries on my bucket list to see.

    A Lifetime of Travel

    A Lifetime of Travel

    by Paul Richard Kuehn11

  • The death of a child, even an adult child, is always traumatic. It's even more so when that death is a suicide. This is a mother's story of her adopted daughter's life for as long as we knew it.

    Sarah: The Suicide of Our Adult Child

    Sarah: The Suicide of Our Adult Child

    by Barbara Radisavljevic203

  • Monsters are real. They don't hide under our beds nor inside our closets. They are always with us wherever we go and whatever we do. Interested? Check out this hub!

    The Monsters Within

    The Monsters Within

    by Maria Megio2

  • What is it about an attractive or intriguing woman that turns an ordinary man into a creative whirlwind? What magical process enables him to invent, to sculpt, to paint, to write or to compose a masterpiece out of thin air simply by concentrating on...

    Why Men Love a Muse

    Why Men Love a Muse

    by Winsome77

  • How do you encourage children to read? Especially these days when movies, TV and electronic games vie for all your children’s attention? Do you have ideas? Here is what I did.

    Encouraging Reading in Children

    Encouraging Reading in Children

    by Denise McGill23

  • A consideration of what it's like to live without the technology so many have come to depend on. Could we as a people survive and if we did, how would it change us? Do you think you would make it?

    What Would People Do If We No Longer Had Technology?

    What Would People Do If We No Longer Had Technology?

    by Jody Cope11

  • For my son's birthday, I wanted to give him a special gift - some words of wisdom that he can reflect on as he grows. I know he's too young to understand it all now but one day he will.

    Words of Wisdom From a Mother to Her Son

    Words of Wisdom From a Mother to Her Son

    by Bernadyn6

  • Helping other writers spread their wings to fly in new horizon is very difficult task to do.But not impossible.Lots of patience and a kind heart is required to get the job done.

    How to Help Writers Spread Their Wings and Fly

    How to Help Writers Spread Their Wings and Fly

    by Nikki Khan32

  • According to European folklore, some wells were called Wishing Wells because it was believed that any wish spoken near them would be granted.

    How to Make a Wish in a Wishing Well

    How to Make a Wish in a Wishing Well

    by Randi Benlulu49

  • A happy-go-lucky dog and his overly-anxious-for-a-weekend-adventure owner embark on an afternoon hike that quickly becomes much more than they had anticipated. The scenery of the western Montana wilderness enhances this story of an afternoon walk which quickly becomes a struggle to stay alive.

    Hiking Up a Mountain, My Dog and I: A True Adventure

    Hiking Up a Mountain, My Dog and I: A True Adventure

    by Chris Mills31

  • This is a true story about a UFO and alien encounter in the Nevada desert that was related to me many years ago. Only this UFO sighting has a rare distinction from other UFO reports as the visitors explained the meaning of life and death. We all have a purpose for being here.

    Mormon UFO Encounter Near Las Vegas Reveals Secret of Life and Death

    Mormon UFO Encounter Near Las Vegas Reveals Secret of Life and Death

    by Tim Anderson6

  • I am 49 and will be 50 shortly. I can't tell you how agonizing that is for me. Why? Well, I believe that I miss the Maiden. When I was a young Mother, I carried many of my Maiden attributes well into my 30's. Beauty mattered. Weight mattered. I...

    Maiden-Mother-Crone; the Challenges of Transition

    Maiden-Mother-Crone; the Challenges of Transition

    by Lorri Woodmansee3

  • How many of you have seen Animal House? That wonderful scene where Kevin Bacon is attempting to join the fraternity and is "willingly" receiving swats to prove his worth? Why do we do the same thing?

    Thank You Sir! May I Have Another?

    Thank You Sir! May I Have Another?

    by Mr Archer6

  • My husband died suddenly two months ago. It was so very cold that night and we had just gone to bed. I was snuggled safely beside him, my hand on his chest and his arm around me. Then his breathing changed. I could not wake him. I called to...

    The Things I Learned From My Husband's Death

    The Things I Learned From My Husband's Death

    by womanNshadows66

  • I met my second husband in high school, we drifted apart, and met again after 28 years. This time, we fell in love and got married, and are grateful that we found each other again. This is a great story for people who want to look up a love from their past.

    How I Met The Love of My Life...Again...and Married Him!

    How I Met The Love of My Life...Again...and Married Him!

    by Karen Hellier23

  • Into every life a little rain must fall. Much like our spring and summer, my life has been filled with heavy rain this year. Circumstances have forced us to move and with the move comes the end of my working for Silver Dollar City, that little jewel of a theme park nestled in the Ozarks.

    The End of the Innocence: Leaving the Employment of Silver Dollar City

    The End of the Innocence: Leaving the Employment of Silver Dollar City

    by Mr Archer6

  • Buddha said "The trouble is, you think you have time". This is true for pretty much all of us. We put things off believing that there will always be time to do them later, that it is never too late. But one day it will be. What better reason to do the things we have always wanted to do, NOW.

    It's Never Too Late - Until It Is

    It's Never Too Late - Until It Is

    by Stephen Barnes4

  • Everyday home and public technologies can really be lame. They can make a Hubble telescope but they can't make a hair dryer cord that doesn't curl up in knots.

    Technology Predicaments in Everyday Life

    Technology Predicaments in Everyday Life

    by Lori Colbo29

  • I just want to share how I dealt with a sudden death when it happened to my family. I hope my tips will help others cope better in times of sudden death. It is very hard indeed to deal with sudden death but staying strong and positive helps a lot.

    How I Dealt With Sudden Death

    How I Dealt With Sudden Death

    by Linda Bryen32

  • Music has that unmistakable way of dragging us back to a time or place even from decades ago. Sometimes it happens when we least expect it and emotions aren't always easily checked. Anything by Nat King Cole can do that to me. My Dad loved him and no matter where I am, I react.

    Nat King Cole and Remembering My Dad

    Nat King Cole and Remembering My Dad

    by Sallie Mullinger0

  • As soon as we made our way into the tower mall, I immediately felt this strange wave of oppression. From the pit of my stomach came this feeling and it traveled to my heart, and I felt a huge burden, and one that I'd never felt so powerful before.

    A Psychic Premonition of a Fateful Day: 9/11

    A Psychic Premonition of a Fateful Day: 9/11

    by ziyena0

  • Knowing that everyone must die and everything is temporary, the real purpose of our lives should not be achieving success or getting rich. It also is not eating, drinking, and being merry. In preparing for life after death, our purpose of life should be to love and worship God and love one another

    What Is the Purpose of My Life on Earth?

    What Is the Purpose of My Life on Earth?

    by Paul Richard Kuehn10

  • If you knew you had only 3 months to live, would it change the way you conducted yourself? These are things I would do if I had limited time and why I would do them.

    3 Months to Live

    3 Months to Live

    by Denise McGill21

  • Reading for pleasure and writing in a journal can have a positive impact on your health and well-being. Learn more about what researchers have discovered about reading and writing.

    The Health Benefits of Reading and Writing

    The Health Benefits of Reading and Writing

    by Sadie Holloway0

  • If you're petite and are now living somewhere in Holland, you will surely relate to this article. Don't worry you are not alone in your struggle and though there may be a lot of perks to living in Holland, it sure does offer some very awkward moments that only us, petite girls would understand...

    6 Common Struggles Only a Petite Woman Would Understand

    6 Common Struggles Only a Petite Woman Would Understand

    by Jennifer Gonzales2

  • I love Betta fish and hate more then anything to see these beautifully made creatures live in a small plastic cup waiting to be sold. Seeing them in flthy water makes me want to hit the ceiling because they do not deserve that kind of treatment.

    How I made a difference to neglected Betta Fish

    How I made a difference to neglected Betta Fish

    by Cheryl A Whitsett6

  • Something strange happened to me a few Sundays ago at church. I might say ‘strange’, but it’s probably something that happened to you. It’s probably something that actually made you want to stay away from church, or God, or Jesus, or the Christianity faith altogether.

    Demons, Pigs, & Exorcism: Are Tattoos Satanic?

    Demons, Pigs, & Exorcism: Are Tattoos Satanic?

    by Reformed Eve7

  • Near the top of the hill, we make a preliminary gratitude list, beginning with: The View from the Mountaintop, The Mountain Guides, The Scars, Strength: Outer and Inner, and The Supernatural.

    Becoming Seventy: Five Reasons to Celebrate

    Becoming Seventy: Five Reasons to Celebrate

    by Dora Weithers46

  • It is important to take into account that you will always be your harshest critic, and to not let your harshest critic bring you down. Let the audience and stats speak more for your work than your insecurities.

    Amateur Writing Isn't as Daunting as It Seems

    Amateur Writing Isn't as Daunting as It Seems

    by Kyler J Falk15

  • Things were a little different on Halloween back in the 1950s. If you were a kid back then this may jog your memory. If you weren't then maybe you would like to see how different it was.

    A 1950's Halloween Celebration

    A 1950's Halloween Celebration

    by Ellen Gregory25

  • Focusing on your blessings, instead of obsessing over your problems, can help put things in perspective. Remember to pause and reflect on the little things.

    Thanksgiving: 10 Expressions of Gratitude

    Thanksgiving: 10 Expressions of Gratitude

    by Sara Krentz7

  • We all benefit from a few wise words now and again. Sometimes the sincerity of family and friends adds weight to the advice being given. Occasionally, little snippets of unintended wisdom can be funny. These received words of advice have all had an impact on me - sometimes heeded - sometimes not.

    Words of Wisdom Home Truths From Family and Friends

    Words of Wisdom Home Truths From Family and Friends

    by Ben Reed0

  • I recently had a rather profound experience that caused me to once again contemplate life and time.

    We Think We Have Time

    We Think We Have Time

    by Shannon Henry36

  • I describe how I purchased, painted, and installed my little free library which I use to swap books with neighborhood visitors.

    My Little Free Library

    My Little Free Library

    by Laura Smith4

  • This is my true story of a lovely little visitor I had on Mother's Day in 2014, and how it will never leave my mind. Have you ever had a Cardinal Experience? Please enjoy!

    My Mother's Day Cardinal Experience

    My Mother's Day Cardinal Experience

    by Faith Reaper95

  • People find love in many places--the supermarket, the clubs, dating services, etc. But I found love playing Scrabble on-line from a game called Wordfeud.

    How to Find Love Playing Wordfeud

    How to Find Love Playing Wordfeud

    by Mark Tulin2

  • We live in an area which has a Home Owners Association (HOA). We have no experience with this, but we have had a rude awakening to the control the HOA has over the freedoms we took for granted in the past.

    When a Shed Is Not a Shed

    When a Shed Is Not a Shed

    by Elayne4

  • ‘He who plants trees, loves others, besides himself.’-Thomas Fuller. ‘Forests, jungles, trees, plants, provide the oxygen, we breathe. They are the lungs of the Earth. If we destroy them, we destroy ourselves.’ There are countless benefits of trees. Here are some quotes and my clicked pictures.

    21 Best Tree Quotes and Beautiful Tree Pictures (My Photography)

    21 Best Tree Quotes and Beautiful Tree Pictures (My Photography)

    by Chitrangada Sharan34

  • A simple car camping outing presented me with a critical choice. Would I use good sense or throw caution to the wind and go on with my plans. A silly mistake and a foolish decision afterward could have put me in a life threatening position.

    Dinner By the Campfire: A Personal Essay

    Dinner By the Campfire: A Personal Essay

    by Chris Mills6

  • Blended families have so may obstacles to overcome, having extended family become a problem makes things even harder. Here are a few of my experiences and suggestions.

    Extended Family Problems in Blended Families

    Extended Family Problems in Blended Families

    by Denise McGill10

  • Despite the negative things about winter that people don't like, there are still things about winter that I like and enjoy. I know that winter can be miserable and bleak but I do enjoy the winter time when it comes. I like the whiteness of everything that is covered in snow.

    Something About the Winter That I Like

    Something About the Winter That I Like

    by Linda Bryen45

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  • From Egyptian hieroglyphics to current emoticons, the urge to communicate with as many people as can be reached has been a primal human need. Formatting and presenting intriguing written work will capture your reader.

    Improve Your Writing Skills

    Improve Your Writing Skills

    by Colleen Swan8

  • What does a woman want in a husband? More than looks and finances, she wants to be secure in his love and devotion and she wants to laugh. That's what I think and what I tell about my husband and our relationship.

    My Husband Makes Me Laugh

    My Husband Makes Me Laugh

    by Denise McGill27

  • Books are slowly being replaced by the electronic reader. But will they become obsolete? Let's explore this question.

    Will Books Become Obsolete?

    Will Books Become Obsolete?

    by Sharon Bellissimo74

  • Are you an introvert, extrovert, or ambivert? Read this to find out, and take our easy quizzes to see which label fits you best.

    Extrovert, Introvert, Or Ambivert?

    Extrovert, Introvert, Or Ambivert?

    by Barbara Radisavljevic68

  • If you suffer from a water bottle addiction or obsession, you are not alone. Please join me as I try to beat my addiction and give you tips on overcoming your own water bottle obsession.

    Confessions of a Water Bottle Addict

    Confessions of a Water Bottle Addict

    by Jeannie Marie22

  • I am considering a tiny house in my future. I am trying out a studio apartment. The transition was simple enough as far as the move was concerned, but how valuable is having your own space?

    Living Down:  A Tiny House in the Future?

    Living Down: A Tiny House in the Future?

    by Finnegan Williams2

  • Forgiving others for hurts they have caused isn't an easy thing to do. Forgiving ourselves for past mistakes can be even more difficult. Here are some tips and help to get you started.

    Forgiveness And Letting Go - Tips And Help

    Forgiveness And Letting Go - Tips And Help

    by Audrey Hunt63

  • Memories of the Newbridge Inn which was located North Bellmore, New York. Pizza, beer, airplanes, and bar fights. A personal recollection.

    The Long Island Newbridge Inn

    The Long Island Newbridge Inn

    by Bill Yovino21

  • Stereotype and cliché imply that all are the same. That's fine if we're talking about auto parts, but when applied to humanity, the result is a dead society. Oneness is unique people working together.

    Being Unique: The Fight Against Clichéd Humanity

    Being Unique: The Fight Against Clichéd Humanity

    by Chris Mills16

  • This article highlights the importance of books in our academic and social lives. With the advent of electronic books and internet the superiority of books is being challenged.

    Why Do We Need Books?

    Why Do We Need Books?

    by Fawad ul Hassan8

  • This is my experience of moving into a newly constructed house. This was our first newly built home, and I expected that everything would be perfect. I found that my expectations were unrealistic. This is how I learned to not sweat the small stuff.

    A Perfect New House?

    A Perfect New House?

    by Ron Grimes6

  • An awe-inspiring sunset has much to say about life and the ways in which we should live. Don't let another breathtaking moment pass you by!

    5 Life Lessons Taught By a Sunset

    5 Life Lessons Taught By a Sunset

    by Liz Davis6

  • Each and every person in this world is afraid of something. And one of the most common is the fear of failure. But to achieve success we need to overcome our fears and be confident in ourselves. With self-confidence comes success.

    Overcoming Fear

    Overcoming Fear

    by Random Thoughts2

  • Rochelle Frank’s Hub called Survival in the 1930's is an eye opening account of survival that many people born after 1960 probably cannot imagine -- Unless they were born into the poverty of the poorest Appalachian regions, the most destitute part of a rundown inner city, or a third world country. I have only a few stories to contribute.

    Ghosts Of The Great Depression - 1930s Poverty

    Ghosts Of The Great Depression - 1930s Poverty

    by Patty Inglish MS31

  • In the late '80s, I volunteered as a "buddy" to five different men who had full-blown AIDS. Other than a short poem, I never wrote about them because there was too much emotion attached to even consider it. When I began writing on Hub Pages, I decided to try. I would like to think that writing about each of them would give them a bit of immortality. They all deserved better than they got in their last days here on earth.

    AIDS Volunteerism in the '8Os

    AIDS Volunteerism in the '8Os

    by Sue Pratt13

  • Throughout my life, I've received signs from someone or something, a watching presence that is somehow aware of what happens with me and when I need help. Some will say they are mere conincidences. I chose to continue to live a mystical life and believe that "this" is not all there is; it is only one tiny part of something divine.

    Send Me a Sign!

    Send Me a Sign!

    by Sue Pratt15

  • This article is Part 2 of my story in trying to find my mother's birth parents. My mother passed away in 1999 not long after finding out she was adopted. She never learned the truth prior to her death and I'm closer than I've ever been before.

    30 Years of Waiting for My Mom's Birth Parents - Part 2

    30 Years of Waiting for My Mom's Birth Parents - Part 2

    by Kasey Kolosh1

  • My husband and I found out early on that there were unforeseen problems with our blended family that needed to be addressed. We could find very few resources and books on the subject back then and our church didn’t want to openly support our need. We learned many things by trial and error.

    3 Ways to Fix Your Blended Family

    3 Ways to Fix Your Blended Family

    by Denise McGill10

  • I decided to become a tourist in my own town of Marlow Bucks just for a day. These are my thoughts and photos.

    A Tourist in My Own Town

    A Tourist in My Own Town

    by Nell Rose51

  • My personal struggle with trying to hang on to a ridiculously handsome, charming man that has many, many female friends on Facebook, Instagram and in person. The struggle is read, the struggle is riddled with anxiety, and the struggle lives on as I try to hold on to love and our castles in the sky.

    Social Media Is Ruining My Relationship

    Social Media Is Ruining My Relationship

    by Charlotte Doyle3

  •         The most inimitable place to be, besides in my husband’s arms, is Harrogate, Tennessee. The rolling hills, clean crisp air, and spaciousness all surpass the city life. The memories and joy I experience when I am there will always...

    Descriptive Essay Example: My Hometown Is Still in My Heart

    Descriptive Essay Example: My Hometown Is Still in My Heart

    by mrscb201062

  • Much of the time, people cannot seem to eloquently state logical advice, and instead reach in the bag of horrendous inspirational quotes. This adds nothing to the discussion. Let's explore examples.

    13 Inspirational Quotes and Why They Are Bullshit

    13 Inspirational Quotes and Why They Are Bullshit

    by Luke M. Simmons34

  • In an interesting manner, I received guidance that my Sadhana should be to see God in all and realize the God within. Though the Sadhana seems esoteric and fantastic, there are practical problems. How can I see God in someone I don't like or someone I detest?

    Seeing God in everyone - A Practical approach

    Seeing God in everyone - A Practical approach

    by Aravind Balasubramanya30

  • A humorous look at growing up on Long Island in the 1970's, highlighting the role that the Long Island Oak beach Inn played in that process.

    The Long Island Oak Beach Inn

    The Long Island Oak Beach Inn

    by Bill Yovino19

  • Times have changed. Today's average woman in her seventieth year is still becoming old, although her grandmother at that same age was already very old. We look briefly at some issues in her new world.

    Becoming Seventy: The Age of New Beginnings

    Becoming Seventy: The Age of New Beginnings

    by Dora Weithers80

  • A broken tree on Mt. Petit Jean, golden droplets of resin could become pure amber in centuries. There's a common myth that artists, writers and people in creative professions suffer from mental illness. Specific famous artists like Van Gogh and...

    Creativity, Isolation and Mental Illness

    Creativity, Isolation and Mental Illness

    by robertsloan220

  • I have my superstitions and this is my little tale of a certain New Year's Eve superstition which I stumbled upon as a child and one which there unfortunately seems to be absolutely no way to forget.

    New Years Eve Superstitions

    New Years Eve Superstitions

    by Lorelei Cohen41

  • See your mind's eye to a new identity. Find yourself away from the rat race built of your own accord, but easy to leave and start over again. Take the steps, see were you end up, let me know.

    How to Run Away and Never Be Found!

    How to Run Away and Never Be Found!

    by Katie Seagal2

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