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Dr. Laura Bush

How to Get Out of Your Head and Write from Your Heart

You’re under a deadline to write a 750-word blog in a couple of hours. What do you do? If you’re anything like me when I’m under pressure, you start writing a sentence, then correct a word in that sentence, write a second sentence, correct a word in the second sentence, delete the first sentence, then

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Dr. Laura Bush

Visualizing the Four CORE Principles of Writing

I used to think (naively) that if someone was a talented painter, she could sit down at an easel, pick up a brush, and paint an impressive picture with relative ease. In other words, I believed that an artist’s talent somehow determined whether the creative process took much effort or not.  In contrast, as a

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Stories
Dr. Laura Bush

Four Surprising Things I Learned about Breast Cancer After I was Diagnosed

After a couple of abnormal-looking mammograms taken in my late 40s, I needed follow-up ultrasound exams. It turns out that I have numerous fluid-filled sacks in my breasts called cysts, which are common among women, but they can make interpreting a mammogram more challenging. In cases like mine, doctors often use ultrasound exams to further screen

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Wendy Ledger

Why You Should Take Source Citation Seriously

Perhaps you remember this task from school. You had to write a term paper or a thesis, and your professor explained that you had to cite your sources, pointing you to MLA or APA as your guide. If you were anything like me, you might have rolled your eyes, yawned, or cried to the heavens,

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Dr. Laura Bush

It’s Valentine’s Day. Choose Your Words Wisely!

In honor of Valentine’s Day, when many of you will write love notes to your loved ones, I thought I’d remind you of what the best writers know and care about. It’s called “diction.” Simply put, “diction” means “word choice.” And great writers choose their words based on a word’s denotation (dictionary definition) and its

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Lindsey Schwartz

What I Wish I’d Known Before Writing My Book

In 2017, I published my book, Powerhouse Woman. I was a first-time author and an unlikely one at that. Although I had had a health and fitness blog for three years, I only published an average of one new blog article per year! You read that correctly. I had exactly three articles on my blog,

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Eric M. Bailey

Perception Does Not Equal Reality. 

Perception is More Important than Reality

We’ve all heard the phrase “perception equals reality” or some derivative of it, right? Well, in “reality,” that phrase is a lie. Perception does not equal reality. If you dive into the definitions of the two words “perception” and “reality,” you will see that reality excludes perception. Perception: A way of understanding or interpreting things.

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Brett Keirstead

Salespeople Make the Best Lovers

Why would anyone claim to model their most intimate relationship on salespeople’s attitudes and behaviors? After all, salespeople are sleazy, selfish, and dishonest, right? No, that’s not right. In fact, the skills of professional salespeople can help you enhance your most important relationships at home, work, and school. Have you ever worked with a salesperson

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Deb Thibodeaux
Higher Education Executive
Author, Hiding Behind the Mask of Leadership