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Gini Graham Scott, Ph.D. is the author of over 50 books with major publishers and has published 30 books through her own company Changemakers Publishing and Writing. She writes books and proposals for clients, and has written and produced over 50 short videos through her company Changemakers Productions. Besides Living in Limbo, her latest books include: The Complete Guide to Writing, Producing, and Directing a Low-Budget Short Film and Working With People With Disabilities.

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Being Thankful for What You Don't Have

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2013 | 10:17 AM

It's easy to begin feeling you are somehow lacking because you haven't achieve the success or fortune of others, especially when we are constantly regaled with stories about the rich and famous in the news. These stories are everywhere, and TV shows and films glamorize the luxury life. And when...

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The Latest Internet Scam for Writers

(2) Comments | Posted July 29, 2013 | 6:26 PM

Now that many writers are turning to ghostwriting, since it has proved increasingly difficult to make a living due to publishing upheavals, celebrity-driven books, millions self-publishing books or writing for free, and Internet piracy, there is a new threat. This is the phony ghostwriting client seeking information and then getting...

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The New Middle Ages

(12) Comments | Posted July 19, 2013 | 3:48 PM

Today, as the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, it seems we are approach a new Middle Ages in America, as inequality increasingly spreads through the land. It is as if the super-rich are like the new royalty and the top 1 percent are living in mansions like...

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The Benefit Of Not Becoming Famous

(2) Comments | Posted July 11, 2013 | 9:39 PM

Recently, I've been reading about the trials and tribulations of the very rich and famous, and realized the aspiration to be part of that elite may not be so great as it's cracked up to be. One reason is that becoming rich and famous may turn into more of a...

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Taxes Nightmare For Homesellers Few Understand

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2013 | 4:51 PM

The foreclosure mess due to the economic downturn has left many homeowners facing devastating taxes, even after they sell a house in a foreclosure or short sale or one that is underwater, so they earn little, nothing, or sell the home at a loss. But many homeowners don't know about...

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The Assault on Writers By Internet Pirates

(20) Comments | Posted June 26, 2013 | 11:54 AM

Professional writers are under attack today from all sides. Not only are they being buried by millions of writers writing books and articles for free, celebrities with million dollar book deals, reduced royalties from publishers under siege, and automated software writing simple books and articles, but now book pirates are...

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Tech Breakthrough or Privacy Nightmare?

(1) Comments | Posted May 30, 2013 | 4:28 PM

When I read about the new Google Glass -- the Internet-connected computer screen that you wear like eyeglasses or attach to them -- I was amazed by the new technological possibilities -- and also appalled by the potential for new invasions of privacy as Glass wearers take them everywhere. In...

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Mind Control Is Becoming Reality

(10) Comments | Posted April 15, 2013 | 5:52 PM

It's the stuff of sci-fi movies -- mind control, where you just direct your mind to make something happen and it does, such as using your thoughts to mentally control a space ship. But more and more your brain waves have the power to actually manipulate and move objects.

The...

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Seeing By Your Tongue

(2) Comments | Posted March 29, 2013 | 3:29 PM

Everyday brings new technological breakthroughs -- and one of the most fascinating is the development of sensors that enable the tongue to actually see. This ability is rudimentary now, like seeing a series of pointillist patterns, perhaps a little like the earliest video games. But consider the possibilities as the...

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Assault on Writers From Automated Software

(12) Comments | Posted March 29, 2013 | 3:07 PM

Professional writers today are in a crisis. Between millions of writers who are writing books and articles for free, celebrities with million dollar book deals (often written by an unknown ghostwriter), e-books transforming traditional publishers and reducing advances, and consolidations and disappearances of many book, newspaper, and magazine publishers, there...

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Bring 'Em Back Alive: De-extincting the Extinct

(9) Comments | Posted March 20, 2013 | 6:46 PM

One of life's greatest ironies is that while thousands of current species are going extinct, scientists are working on bringing back extinct species and people are discussing whether to bring them back. So I started thinking about the implications of bringing back these species -- and which ones we might...

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Do Life's Turning Points Make a Difference?

(0) Comments | Posted March 13, 2013 | 4:47 PM

The idea of turning points in our lives is a powerful one. It's the idea that at a certain point, a big event happens that changes your life irrevocably. Meeting a mentor leads to a new career; a chance encounter at a café leads to a marriage proposal; an accident...

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CritterCams -- The New Cinematographers

(0) Comments | Posted March 8, 2013 | 4:37 PM

Now that the Academy Awards have ended, with the award for the Best Cinematography going to Claudio Miranda of Chile for Ang Lee's Life of Pi, I got to thinking about another category of cinematographers who have been totally forgotten but might be added in the future. These are the...

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Why Not a Leisure Mentor or Coach?

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2013 | 4:45 PM

Today, there are mentors and coaches for all sorts of activities. There are mentors for career development within and outside of companies that help their protégé get ahead. There have been newly-established professions for executive coaches, leadership coaches, career coaches, organizational coaches, and life coaches. There are coaching organizations that...

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Smarter Chimps, Smarter Machines, Dumber Humans

(27) Comments | Posted February 26, 2013 | 4:14 PM

I'm never been particularly good with the memory thing, like many people I know, when I read how chimpanzees even have a much better short-term memory than us. And a few recent scientific findings about brain power and intelligence can make one feel even worse - though maybe there's hope.

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The Driverless Car -- And the End of Road Rage?

(2) Comments | Posted February 20, 2013 | 10:02 AM

The idea of driverless cars may seem like a sci-fi fantasy now, but they are already being tested and driven. And they work, so it's already a matter of time before they begin appearing on our roads. The first of these cars are being tested by Google, as Megan McArdle...

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Open Season On Liars

(1) Comments | Posted February 18, 2013 | 9:34 PM

It seems like an open season on liars these days, with so many of them shot down and exposed by the media -- and often by postings on the social media. This got me wondering: Why do people keep lying, given the high likelihood of being exposed by the relentless...

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How a GPS Can Get You in Hot Water

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2013 | 12:03 PM

After reading several articles about how people religiously followed their GPS to disaster -- and knowing many people who got lost following their GPS to my house in the Oakland hill, I thought of a new slogan for GPS -- Gullible People are Stupid!

At least that's what I...

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Forget Your Wallet, Go to Jail

(23) Comments | Posted February 8, 2013 | 5:19 PM

When I read the story about the Italian tourist who was arrested and spent the night in jail after forgetting his wallet at a trendy, New York Steakhouse, I could really relate.

Ironically, earlier that day I had been crossing a $5 toll bridge from Hayward to go...

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Caught in the Red Lightmare

(0) Comments | Posted February 8, 2013 | 10:50 AM

Have you ever gotten a ticket because a webcam snapped you going through a red light? Do you know anyone who experienced this? There's a good chance you do, because approximately 250,000 people got red-light tickets in California alone each year, according to Senator Joe Simitian, a Democrat...

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