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Writing tutorial: slim down your bloated sentences

Writing tutorial: slim down your bloated sentences

Have you ever written something, stepped back, and thought: there’s got to be a better way to say this?Or maybe you always get to that clear, concise, elegant place (you know it when you see it), but it takes you hours.If so, I’ve been in your shoes.But after years of...

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Need a confidence boost?

Need a confidence boost?

Think of a marshmallow.Puffy. Sugary. Squishy. Sweet.A valuable currency of childhood.At least that was the idea in the late 1960s, when psychologist Walter Mischel performed a series of experiments on preschoolers at Stanford’s Bing Nursery School that later became...

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Why I Need Maine

Why I Need Maine

 Earlier this month, a GQ contributor who spent four years in Maine for college wrote a piece titled “Maine: do we need it?”First of all, great headline. I had to click. We all did.What I expected on the other side was a satire piece. But what I read felt like a punch...

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Does Google judge you when you use poor grammar?

Does Google judge you when you use poor grammar?

Just yesterday, I was updating my website when a little message popped up from Grammarly suggesting that I add an article (specifically, the or a) before the words source material. Grammarly’s not wrong very often, so I re-read the sentence and asked myself if my...

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