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

Quinn Tivey | Posted 10.13.2014 | 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 10.10.2014 | Books
Oliver Tearle

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

A Writer's Prayer

Catherine Nagle | Posted 10.09.2014 | 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 10.09.2014 | 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 10.01.2014 | 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 09.30.2014 | 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 09.02.2014 | 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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5 Words to Use in Every Day Life

Rupa Mehta | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

I see words as one of the most important tools in pursuing a healthy life. Discovering words that can help you on both your fitness and emotional journey is a quick and easy way to reshape your life. Here are five simple words that can sculpt not only your day, but also someone else's.

6 Portuguese Terms We Wish Existed in English

Dictionary.com | Posted 08.08.2014 | Books

Sometimes we’re at a loss for words, not because we’re speechless, but because no English term lends itself to the situation (or snack) at hand....

20 New And Improved Names For Boring, Everyday Stuff

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.29.2014 | Comedy

Hey, are we out of cereal water?

Jews and the Written Word

Noah Manne | Posted 08.31.2014 | Religion
Noah Manne

The written word has been a constant in most of Jewish history; it cannot not have had an impact on that history, of which rising from the ashes like a phoenix time and again is a signal achievement.

Why I Pray

Catherine Nagle | Posted 08.27.2014 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

I once read somewhere that repeating a prayer is nothing more than parroting words. However, I have come to understand and feel a certainty of the cleansing of my soul through repeated prayer, just as my beloved aunt did.

3 Things I'll Stop Saying to Myself and Others

Rosella LaFevre | Posted 08.10.2014 | Small Business
Rosella LaFevre

I really do believe in the power of affirmations and getting back what you put out into the universe. Actually, it's a lesson I came to naturally before I found myself stalking the self-help aisle.

The 10 Simple Word Swaps That Will Change Your Life

| Lee Colan | Posted 06.03.2014 | Small Business

The words you use are more powerful than you imagine. Most people greet each other with words that have no power. Think of the last time you heard som...

How People Who Stutter Thrive in Everyday Life

Madeline Wahl | Posted 07.16.2014 | Good News
Madeline Wahl

Fluency in speech is something most have the luxury of taking for granted. While living with a stutter, you worry about what to order in a restaurant, how to give a presentation, or even how to say "hello" to a friend.

10 Words Every Book Lover Should Know

Oliver Tearle | Posted 07.09.2014 | Books
Oliver Tearle

Some people consider themselves highly educated and lettered literarians, but in fact they are often ULTRACREPIDARIAN -- a word which refers to someone who gives an opinion on things s/he knows nothing about.

3 Brilliant Gratitude Quotes to Boost Your Mood!

Susie Moore | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

Most of us spend so much of the time thinking about what we lack. Ironically, the more we focus on what we do not have, the more we stay there. Human beings are powerful magnets and attract what they think about. Do you feel abundant or as if you are lacking? They create very different thought spirals.

Be Careful of Your Thoughts: They Control Your Destiny

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

If I think positive thoughts and take positive actions toward my goals, my destiny can be one of joyful and uplifting, with moments of gleefulness. I might fall and get a few bruises along the way, but if my habit is to get up one more time than I fall, my destiny will be one of success.

Are You Guilty of Using These Malapropisms?

Rob Reinalda | Posted 05.19.2014 | Books
Rob Reinalda

To set things straight -- and with a nod to Mrs. Malaprop (go on, Google it) -- I offer the following glossary, with which all writers, editors, and other communicators should become familiar.

Claire Fallon

17 Everyday Words You Just Might Be Mispronouncing

HuffingtonPost.com | Claire Fallon | Posted 03.21.2014 | Books

There’s nothing more irritating to a pedant’s ear than someone saying “mischievious” instead of “mischievous,” and nothing more embarrassi...

5 Words You're Probably Misusing

Rob Reinalda | Posted 05.13.2014 | Books
Rob Reinalda

In the game of Telephone, by the time the message reaches the last player in the queue, it usually bears little resemblance to the initial utterance. With that in mind, here are some words that many people use frequently -- and incorrectly.

15 Made-Up Words That You Should Start Using Right Now

Posted 02.22.2014 | Arts

Ever heard of "nurdeling"? You know, the act of sticking your cold feet under someone's butt on the couch. How about a "woolly-doop-doop"? That thing,...

13 Words You Probably Didn't Know Were Coined By Authors

Paul Anthony Jones | Posted 04.22.2014 | Books
Paul Anthony Jones

Shakespeare isn't the be-all and end-all of course (that's another of his by the way). English has had its fair share of literary giants over the years who, from Chaucer and Milton to Dickens and even Dr. Seuss, have each contributed words to our language.