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Focus On Your Words, and You Can Change Your Life

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 04.24.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Wolfe

Writers know how much easier it would be to dismiss our thoughts, to brush them off and become part of the unconscious masses who struggle to put together 140 coherent characters. We understand the ease of dashing off an idea, pushing submit and walking away, and yet we continue to push through the pain of process. Why?

The Power of Your Words

Darren Hardy | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Darren Hardy

You have a responsibility to the people you care about. Your words, your validation, your affirmation can change people's lives. This is as true for your children and your spouse as it is your clients.

10 Ways Writing Can Help You Become a Better Runner

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

When you open a running journal it should remind you of what you love about the sport. Your journal should have amusing doodles in the margins and dog-eared pages that recount your greatest efforts or darkest days of injury.

The Most Important Thing I See In Pictures Of My Kids

Kate Parlin | Posted 03.05.2015 | Parents
Kate Parlin

I wade through their words as I walk to the bathroom. I trip over them as I make my way down the stairs. Their words are everywhere.

Who God Is

KidSpirit | Posted 03.04.2015 | Religion
KidSpirit

At some point I accepted that God was never going to be a large part of my life, but, then I really began to rethink my original perception of Him. My attitude towards religion and religious people began to soften.

Bully No More

Christine Hoh | Posted 04.28.2015 | Women
Christine Hoh

These negative words are words often used by a bully. Many of us are familiar with the character that just constantly tormented us. I realized that this bully character, which I thought I said farewell to after my teen years, never disappeared in my life. And that person was me.

8 Things I Never Said When I Was 5

Nicki Gilbert | Posted 04.08.2015 | Parents
Nicki Gilbert

When I was 5, it was a different decade, a different era, even a different world. I hear these new-sounding words out of the mouth of my babe, and I appreciate just how far we've come from rotary dialing and meatloaf for dinner.

You Might Be Using These Popular Words All Wrong

Grammarly | Posted 03.20.2015 | Books
Grammarly

Words improve the quality of our writing, and what better time to celebrate this than January 18: Thesaurus Day. It's no secret that all of us here at Grammarly are word nerds, but some of these definitions were a shock to us, too!

These Days, Is 'Love' Meaningless?

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 03.18.2015 | Women
Alexandra Villarreal

As a concept, love has always fascinated me. The word itself is dull at best; one syllable, two vowels, four letters. But it's humanity's obsession, the one thing we crave more than wealth and power.

67 Bizarre But Useful Words You Should Start Using Immediately

David Grambs | Posted 02.25.2015 | Books
David Grambs

In vocabulary, English is the richest modern language. It is constantly surprising even to those word gatherers among us who spend much time exploring dictionaries, especially the larger and older lexicons that harbor thousands of neglected words -- words that may be a bit dusty but are none the worse for disuse.

You Can't Say That

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 02.19.2015 | Comedy
Nicole Jankowski

It started with "moist." At first, it wasn't so much the word itself, but the way it combined with other words to make them seem... inappropriate. I...

12 Beautiful Truths About Life and the World

Elyse Gorman | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

We have been taught to look outward for the answers to our problems. But the truth is, your soul knows what to do. Trust that you have everything you'll ever need inside of you right in this moment.

11 Archaic Words to Liven Up Your Holiday

Stacey Graham | Posted 02.09.2015 | Books
Stacey Graham

The holidays are coming and that means trying to one up your family members over vacation. In my family, it's a lexiconian dance off -- the loser(s) buy the wine.

12 Words That Have Taken On Completely Different Meanings Thanks To The Internet

Posted 12.04.2014 | Comedy

Technology and social media are adding new words and acronyms to the English language faster than you can type “OMG” and certainly faster than dic...

10 Words Every Writer Needs To Know

Oliver Tearle | Posted 01.04.2015 | Books
Oliver Tearle

Here are ten unusual words that sum up the writing experience, and our attitudes to writing, in one way or another.

Inquire Before You Accuse

Tiffany O. Silver | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Tiffany O. Silver

Being fortunate to work worldwide with various people over the years, I've found there's a common denominator either leading people to their own demis...

Why Words Can Be More Powerful Than Images (NEW BOOK)

Quinn Tivey | Posted 12.13.2014 | Books
Quinn Tivey

In our busy image culture, Yahoo has estimated that 880 billion photographs will be taken this year. The ability to capture, experience, share, search...

The Longest English Words To Ever Appear In Literature

Oliver Tearle | Posted 12.10.2014 | Books
Oliver Tearle

"Antidisestablishmentarianism" is long, but not nearly the longest.

A Writer's Prayer

Catherine Nagle | Posted 12.09.2014 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

Whether the reader is looking for love, adventure, history, politics, education, creativity, inspiration, healing, health, or simply to connect with someone else, a writer's words can be the closest thing to God for those who read them.

Good Writing Matters: A Conversation With Tree Swenson, the Director of Seattle's Hugo House

Russell C. Smith | Posted 12.09.2014 | Arts
Russell C. Smith

"Hugo House is such an important community resource, and it's fittingly named in honor of Richard Hugo, a Seattle writer who had a national impact. He's the perfect namesake for a writers' center."

Change Is in the Air

Rupa Mehta | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

Nature is talking to us; we should listen! Bundle up in that new sweater, eat that pumpkin pie, and crunch through some leaves; truly enjoy the season! But don't forget to supplement the physical changes with emotional ones.

The 7-Letter Word

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 11.29.2014 | Comedy
Mitch Ditkoff

Like all great games, works of genius, love affairs, and near death experiences, there is a defining moment, in Scrabble, that reigns supreme -- one existential, moon howling, Job-in-the-belly-of-the-whale moment that, metaphorically speaking, I imagine was at least partially responsible for Van Gogh cutting off his ear.

14 Words You Probably Misspelled

dictionary.com | Posted 09.14.2014 | Books

In reviewing Dictionary.com’s misspellings of the year (I’d prefer to call them “nonstandard spellings” but the Spelling Despots among you wou...

Looking for Trust in All the Wrong Places

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Relationships don't begin with trust. Trust is built day-by-day by two people who demonstrate trust-worthiness through their words and actions.

6 Big Word Mistakes You're Probably Making

dictionary.com | Posted 08.27.2014 | Books
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