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Our Guide to the Most Awesome Writing Tips

People write for many different reasons. Some people write for an audience and others simply write for their personal enjoyment. No matter what the reason is, each writer can improve their skills by utilizing writing tips to practice and enhance their stories, essays, books, blogs, or office memos. Daily Writing Tips The best way to

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Gay Rights (Human Rights for LGBTQ people)

Defining “Gay Rights” Let’s begin by defining what we mean by “Gay Rights.” This particular word combination is bandied about quite freely by people on both the conservative and the progressive sides of the aisle, both in politics and in church; and we must therefore step back and look at the origin of the terms

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What Is a Predator?

We do everything we can to protect our children, however, there are those who are determined to cause harm onto others, regardless of sex or age. To help prevent ourselves and our children from falling victim to a predator, it is important to first understand the answer to the question: “what is a predator?” What

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What is Ecstasy and What it does to your Life

What does ecstasy mean, exactly? One meaning for the word ecstasy is “an overwhelming feeling of great happiness or joyful excitement.” A second definition defines it as “an emotional or religious frenzy or trance-like state, originally one involving an experience of mystic self -transcendence.” Both of these definitions can be related to the drug called

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The National Autistic Society

As a non-profit organization, the United Kingdom’s National Autistic Society, or NAS, is currently the largest entity operating as a charity for the purpose of helping people with autism. A primary focus of the organization is the help those who are autistic find a place in the world that allows them to lead a life

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How To Get Good at Goal Setting

Do you feel like you keep setting goals, yet you never seem to be able to achieve them? You’re not alone. Most people and families feel this way. Sometimes the problem is that there are just too many goals and not enough time or energy to realistically achieve them all. Sometimes the goals actually conflict

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Transgenderism In The Modern World

In learning about transgenderism, we are moving from bullying towards acceptance. Like other marginalized youth, transgender and/or gender nonconforming students suffer bullying and harassment at levels higher than their peers. Recent studies highlighted in the article “Peer Violence and Bullying Against Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Youth” (2011) from the National Center for Transgender Equality note

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What Is Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder?

It is no secret that having a period is hard work—just hop over to any social media outlet and you’ll find plenty of jokes and cartoons illustrating just how difficult women have it during “that time of the month.” However, have you ever considered that there is an actual condition that could be worse than

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How to Concentrate More Effectively

“The world is too much with us,” William Wordsworth lamented over 200 years ago. If this was true in 1806 when he wrote his poem, you have to wonder how he would have responded to 24/7 cable, smartphones, the Internet, and hyper-connectivity that seems to define our lives today. When Wordsworth wrote those words he

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How to Quit Smoking for Good

Remember that New Year’s resolution of yours, and how badly you wanted to quit smoking? You realize how harmful it is to maintain this unhealthy habit, but you just need something to put you in the right direction. Many people have quit smoking both tobacco and weed, and so can you. Smoking cigarettes is a

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