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  • 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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  • My daughter is still gone, and I've become numb to emotions.

    Numb & Not Okay

    Numb & Not Okay

    by Danielle Keith1

  • Holy Scripture does not specifically say where the “lake of fire, or hell” lies. This article attempts to place the location of hell. Readers should use their own wisdom in making their determination.

    Where is Hell Located? Will Hell be Hot?

    Where is Hell Located? Will Hell be Hot?

    by Daniel Mollat12

  • Have you ever wondered what would happen if a zombie outbreak happened? Will we be able to survive it or will the human race be pushed to extinction?

    Zombie Apocalypse Survival

    Zombie Apocalypse Survival

    by Sudhir0

  • In my days, from 1960 and on a few years, life was evident and always present at the back of the school bus.

    Life at The Back of The Bus

    Life at The Back of The Bus

    by Kenneth Avery2

  • Considering a fling? Some action on the side? Ashley Madison? What, are you stupid? In adultery, your lover has a severe psychological problem, and so do you.

    Adultery Is Fun--For About 10 Minutes

    Adultery Is Fun--For About 10 Minutes

    by Rula Lenski6

  • The personal impact of a simple in-flight movie and how the compassion of total strangers made this an unforgettable ending to our perfect adventure.

    A Long Flight and a Life Lesson

    A Long Flight and a Life Lesson

    by Debra Roberts1

  • While texting and messaging is a convenient tool to keep in touch, it can often creates daily stress in our lives. Texting allows us more control over talking on the phone and allows us to establish communication boundaries.

    How Texting Affects Our Relationships

    How Texting Affects Our Relationships

    by Debra Roberts4

  • We all want to live longer, healthier lives. But how do we face middle age and beyond with grace, dignity and good health. Reflections on Fifty helps you focus on what's truly important and not worry about the little stuff. And it's all little stuff.

    Reflections on Turning Fifty

    Reflections on Turning Fifty

    by Deborah Demander12

  • 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

  • Also known as Motel Drive, Golden State Served as the major highway between southern California and Sacramento. Now in preparation for the High Speed Rail, much of the area is being razed. These are some images of the old Highway 99

    Golden State Blvd. Fresno, 2016

    Golden State Blvd. Fresno, 2016

    by Finn Liam Cooper3

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  •         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 mrscb201060

  • My personal love of rock hounding is paralleled with spiritual lesson and application in this lesson. Rocks do truly cry out the praises of the One who made them.

    The Stones Cry Out

    The Stones Cry Out

    by Tamarajo8

  • 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

  • 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. Simmons32

  • Dealing with feuding friends, self attention seeking posts, and having several of my social media accounts hacked and sending out spam several times; the thrill of "connecting" became more of a nuisance.

    Why I Finally Left Social Media

    Why I Finally Left Social Media

    by Jennifer B0

  • Many times I have lost my words, given up the pen and thought I had no more stories to share with the world. Then something happens that changes everything and I am back in the role as a scribe, an observer of the events around me. It is my duty.

    The Reason I Write

    The Reason I Write

    by Jennifer B1

  • 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

  • If I had to choose two words that define the ethos of the hillfolk I met during my brief sojourn in Kandbari, they would be simple and contented. This is the fifth in a series of ten Hubs on a holiday in Kandbari. Beauty abounds in the hills of...

    The Hillfolk of Kandbari-A Photo Essay

    The Hillfolk of Kandbari-A Photo Essay

    by sabu singh56

  • 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

  • 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 Cope10

  • 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

  • What? 4th of July is just around the corner? Woohoo! We get a day off!!! The funny thing is, this is what most people of all ages may be thinking. In other words, the 4th of July has lost its meaning, and to the average Joe or Jane, it is just...

    Opinion:  What the 4th of July Means to Me

    Opinion: What the 4th of July Means to Me

    by Juancho Forlanda3

  • I want you to know reader, that I was at the lowest point of discouragement I could be and still call myself a Christian when we started this Utah journey. This is the first installment of being trapped in Utah.

    I, Refugee - The Hero of My Life Story

    I, Refugee - The Hero of My Life Story

    by Rodric Anthony Johnson6

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Throughout my life, I have asked for signs from Spirit. They have always come, often in very peculiar ways, but they have always come. This is the story of a few that were particularly memorable.

    Give Me a Sign

    Give Me a Sign

    by Sue Pratt4

  • How can one know there is a God? What are some of the things I can deduce regarding a creative mind who dwells beyond this material abode and who is able to produce such a place as this universe?

    Big Questions of Life: Is There a God?

    Big Questions of Life: Is There a God?

    by Richard Parr24

  • We all have that one solitary moment that we could never forget...when we go off-the-grid it changes us and it makes us long for that moment again especially nowadays that everything has turned digital..well, here's my story.

    My Off-the-Grid Experience

    My Off-the-Grid Experience

    by Jennifer Gonzales1

  • Not everyone is perfect, but shopping during the holidays becomes easier if you remember two simple words: be kind.

    Christmas Shopping:  Be Kind

    Christmas Shopping: Be Kind

    by Chris St-Jean0

  • Ritche was the second man I was assigned to during the time I worked as a volunteer providing support to people with AIDS. Blaine, the first man I worked with was a gentle soul and had made peace with the world and with his dying. Ritchie was another matter entirely.

    AIDS:  Volunteer Work in the '80s

    AIDS: Volunteer Work in the '80s

    by Sue Pratt10

  • 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 Sudhir2

  • Back in 1987 I overheard my present boss talking to the Diocese regarding him leaving his position as Supervisor of Maintenance in a Catholic High School, to taking on a position as Manager of a 32 acre cemetery is Trenton, New Jersey.

    What Is It Like To Work In A Cemetery?

    What Is It Like To Work In A Cemetery?

    by Mark Bruno3

  • Yes, you were told to make your bed after you get out of it in the morning. Scientists have given a very good reason why you should not make your bed every morning.

    Why You Should Not Make Your Bed Every Morning

    Why You Should Not Make Your Bed Every Morning

    by Margaret Minnicks11

  • 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

  • Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by holding temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.

    The Importance of a Moral Compass.

    The Importance of a Moral Compass.

    by ODEWOYE FRANCIS SUNDAY0

  • 9:25 am, March 30th, 2009, my life as I know it turned upside down! With the sudden death of my child my perfectly healthy three year old daughter Savanna who passed away in her sleep. I'm making this article to maybe help others that may find then...

    Sudden death of a child

    Sudden death of a child

    by satewas62

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 InABottle22

  • 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

  • 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

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  • No one could fathom the hurt and pain I was experiencing. It wasn't physical pain, it was emotional and mental pain that was inflicted by the love of my life.

    The Pain Behind the Pretty Smile

    The Pain Behind the Pretty Smile

    by blessedp4

  • My experience with learning to accept my new normals while rehabilitating from a TBI and dealing with Post Concussive Syndrome.

    Learning to Accept My New Normal

    Learning to Accept My New Normal

    by Ellison Hartley0

  • Although poetry is one of the oldest forms of literature and written expression it is also perhaps the least appreciated. In this article, I try to explain how poetry should be read and enjoyed.

    How to Read Poetry and Enjoy It

    How to Read Poetry and Enjoy It

    by John Hansen41

  • I am a mother of two,A writer,A critic,A speaker of inequality in our Society and Political Observer.Reading and Writing is my Passion.I cannot bear social injustice anywhere in the world.

    A Writer is Examiner of Society

    A Writer is Examiner of Society

    by Nikki Khan52

  • Is is weird to meet couples who are obviously not the same age? Ever find yourself considering such a relationship? In this hub I share my story of finding true love with an older man.

    Married Couples with Big Age Differences

    Married Couples with Big Age Differences

    by Mrs. Obvious24

  • On Friday, December 14, a shooter walked into Sandy Hook Elementary school and killed 20 innocent children and 6 staff members. I live less than 15 miles away, and all morning I received a continual stream of emails and texts regarding the police...

    How to Perform 26 Random Acts of Kindness

    How to Perform 26 Random Acts of Kindness

    by Healthy Life37

  • 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 Seagal0

  • This will not stop all of it, but it will make it harder for the predators to have easy access. As embarrassing as this is for me and others, Me Too.

    Smoke, Games, & Me Too

    Smoke, Games, & Me Too

    by Rodric Anthony Johnson2

  • 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 McGill22

  • 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

  • "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

  • Even though your country may not officially be at war, your soldiers still can face dangers in thier everyday executions of their duties and assignments. One former Peacekeeper's experience...

    Keeping the peace, one day as a UN Peacekeeper...

    Keeping the peace, one day as a UN Peacekeeper...

    by Robin Olsen5

  • As my son grows older, finding a way to stay engaged in his daily life and make his adoptive parents part of my life has its challenges as four busy adults have their own agenda; vowed to always do what is best for him bonding with my toddler gets creative.

    Bonding With A Birth Child

    Bonding With A Birth Child

    by Jennifer B0

  • The creative side of me has been yearning to break through for a very long time. As a young girl, I kept notebook sized diaries in which I would record everything that went on in my household. And, there was plenty material to draw from since I am...

    Writing Poetry As A Hobby

    Writing Poetry As A Hobby

    by MAJohnson0608

  • 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

  • Aging can sometimes be difficult for anyone, but it is a harsh reality. This creative article is about my 30th birthday, with a list of the top 5 reasons why I dreaded celebrating my 30th birthday.

    5 Reasons Why I Dreaded Turning 30

    5 Reasons Why I Dreaded Turning 30

    by Cristale Adams9

  • 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 Ziyena Brazos8

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 years from age 18 to 25 is a crucial yet often trivialized age stage. This article provides information that may be helpful to those transitioning from adolescence into adulthood.

    Early Adulthood:  A Critical But Ignored Age Stage

    Early Adulthood: A Critical But Ignored Age Stage

    by Rosana Clarkson0

  • I was the top student at junior school and was expected to fly through secondary school without a hitch. But I found my all girls' private school too rigid in its discipline and I started to rebel.

    Does Too Much Discipline at School Make Pupils Rebel?

    Does Too Much Discipline at School Make Pupils Rebel?

    by Karen Evans13

  • Sad lines are found in novels, poetry and especially music. What's the saddest line YOU'VE ever heard? Or wrote? Join the "sad line challenge" and see if you can write a line that can make me cry!

    Sad Lines

    Sad Lines

    by Lisa Tippette2

  • How do we age gracefully? Youth is more a state of mind than a number and we are as young as we feel. This article helps put the aging process into perspective, giving you the freedom to feel young and vibrant at any age.

    How To Act Your Age

    How To Act Your Age

    by Deborah Demander19

  • If I could go back in time, would I change some aspects of my life? My answer is unequivocal yes and no! My kids have begged me for years to write about my very unique life, which has involved them, their mother and many others. Now, is the time; to follow me on a journey that even you may be in.

    Gerald (Gerry) Glenn Jones: He Wore Silver and Gold

    Gerald (Gerry) Glenn Jones: He Wore Silver and Gold

    by Gerry Glenn Jones5

  • This is the story of my experience of living with a control freak. I hope it inspires others in the same kind of abusive relationship to get out of it as fast as they can...

    Living With a Control Freak

    Living With a Control Freak

    by Cindy Lawson82

  • 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

  • Grandparents become preoccupied with the expectation of a grandchild. Too excited to wait, I began my conversation with my unborn grandson a few weeks early. Here are five promises I made to him.

    Promises to My Unborn Grandson

    Promises to My Unborn Grandson

    by Dora Weithers42

  • "I'm not going to fight your battles for you. Get thicker skin!" My former boss said that to me. My crime? I told him that a female in a different department was bullying our department and asked him to speak to her boss about it. He was a...

    HSP: Being Highly Sensitive in a Desensitized World

    HSP: Being Highly Sensitive in a Desensitized World

    by Amy DeMarco24

  • What is it that makes mother's special? Is it the material things they provide? Is it the extraordinary experiences they allow the kids to enjoy? You'd be surprised to know that when time comes, the ones that matter are those which at first may have seemed insignificant and worth nothing.

    What Makes Mother's Special?

    What Makes Mother's Special?

    by Milton Luga0

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • How can you know if the right person for you has come along? Sometimes it's instant, sometimes it takes time, but if you're looking for some input on how to know if you should marry the person you're with, here's what my friends and I have learned over the years about picking the right person.

    9 Ways to Tell If You Should Marry Someone

    9 Ways to Tell If You Should Marry Someone

    by Kierstin Gunsberg3

  • After 15 years of being a devout Christian and having impenetrable faith, I share most of my life story of how I came to lack belief in God.

    Why I'm No Longer Religious

    Why I'm No Longer Religious

    by Sam Wickstrom62

  • I went to elementary school in a two-room schoolhouse. In one room, students were in grades 1-3. In the next room, students were in grades 4-7. Habits were formed then that are part of my life today. This is an interesting read even if you didn't go to a two-room schoolhouse.

    Morning Inspection and Morning Devotion

    Morning Inspection and Morning Devotion

    by Margaret Minnicks2

  • This is my story about why I have gray hair. Actually, it’s the gray hair I asked for, my Aunt Totsie’s gray hair. So you see, I could never dye it. How often do we get exactly what we asked for?

    The Gray Hair I Asked For

    The Gray Hair I Asked For

    by rmcrayne41

  • Not everyone can be a mother, and that is just fine. Here, I am attempting to look at Mother's Day with different eyes to all those who may never become a mother in this life.

    Mother's Day: A Different Kind of Tribute

    Mother's Day: A Different Kind of Tribute

    by Faith Reaper78

  • 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 Anderson5

  • This now funny punishment threat of being given to a rag man worked for a time. My mother saw real rag men when she was growing up. They still exist in places & help to recycle old cloth into new.

    Ultimate Old Threat in Being Given to the Rag Man

    Ultimate Old Threat in Being Given to the Rag Man

    by Peggy Woods41

  • Remember "that" special moment when your school term came to an end and your summer school vacation started? I hope that you relive "that" same feeling in this hub.

    The Truth About "Billy's" Summer Vacation

    The Truth About "Billy's" Summer Vacation

    by Kenneth Avery11

  • A place where misfits gather and spend time to discuss their misfitted lives.

    The Land of the Misfits

    The Land of the Misfits

    by Linda Bilyeu16

  • 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

  • "There is no greater love than that of a man who lays down his life for his friends." John 15:13. It means something different to everyone. 32 years ago I discovered what it means to me.

    How I Learned the Meaning of Friendship

    How I Learned the Meaning of Friendship

    by Leland Johnson12

  • Not growing up with a religious tradition left a void in my life. That void was gloriously filled with the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. This article recounts how I came to find those teachings.

    My Spiritual Journey: Why I Am a Self-Realization Yogi

    My Spiritual Journey: Why I Am a Self-Realization Yogi

    by Linda Sue Grimes2

  • My Hobbies Life without a hobby is like food without the salt. It is a hobby which makes living interesting. It is a pursuit outside one’s regular work. A hobby gives one joy and pleasure; one does not get tired of it. It is a pastime, relaxation...

    My Hobbies and Interests

    My Hobbies and Interests

    by kukkumolu0

  • 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

  • Humans also defend their beliefs and will argue till they win, or are proved wrong, or just walk away with the thought that it is not worth it. In the last case, nothing is solved

    Why Do Humans Argue and Why Are There Wars?

    Why Do Humans Argue and Why Are There Wars?

    by Phyllis Doyle Burns14

  • I couldn't help but notice. No—really. I couldn't help but notice because it's dark outside, your blinds are wide open, and all the lights in your entire house are on. My eyes are drawn to the light—and thus to you—like a moth to a flame.

    Why Do People Leave Their Curtains Open at Night?

    Why Do People Leave Their Curtains Open at Night?

    by Kate P88

  • Traditions, as we mostly know, are the stories, beliefs, customs and routines that were passed on to us from older generations. Without a doubt family traditions are important.

    8 Reasons Why Traditions Are Important

    8 Reasons Why Traditions Are Important

    by Christine Garay0

  • Welcome to the Big Top! Naaah. Too pushy. Too showy. But do read this personal narrative about something that I have missed in my life.

    What's Next? (a Personal Narrative)

    What's Next? (a Personal Narrative)

    by Kenneth Avery5

  • A true account of how I was miraculously healed and cured of illness by none other than the Lord Jesus Christ himself... but was it really Jesus? Or was it someone or something else?

    I Was Healed by Jesus Christ, or Was I?

    I Was Healed by Jesus Christ, or Was I?

    by Sparkster Publishing4

  • 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.

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