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How Plants Affect Your Mood, Spark Creativity and Improve Focus

by D. More | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 12, 2016


Did you know that plants in your workstation can spark your creativity, improve your productivity and help with problem-solving? A study completed by Texas A & M specifically found that flowers can reduce negative feelings, reduce anxiety and boost energy in men and women in the workplace.

8 Memorable Creative Writing Tips by Kurt Vonnegut

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 10, 2016


In the introduction to his 1999 collection of magazine stories, Bagombo Snuff Box, Kurt Vonnegut – a novelist and satirist with a penchant for dishing out memorable writing advice – put down 8 basics of what he called “Creative Writing 101,” with his customary wisdom and wit.

Guy Winch on Why We All Need to Practice Emotional First Aid



In this TED talk, Psychologist Guy Winch makes the case for taking care of our emotional health and explains the scientifically proven techniques we can use to heal our psychological pain.

Younger Adults Would Rather Get Their News in Text Than Video, New Study Finds

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 7, 2016


A big trend in digital right now is video. Digital publishers are expending huge resources on cranking up their video operations. But, for a lot of younger viewers they just prefer to get their news in text, not video, according to a new study from Pew Research Center.

YouTube’s New “Community” Tab Makes the Video Site a Full-blown Social Network

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 3, 2016


Following rumors late August this year of a forthcoming YouTube community feature, YouTube finally confirmed in mid-September the release of a new social networking feature called YouTube Community, which it said it has been testing for the past several months with a handful of creators.

Where to Post Detailed Product, App Reviews Online

by Alma Causey | The Web Writer Spotlight: Sep 30, 2016


Posting a product and or app review on online platforms serves a plethora of benefits for businesses, including escalating sales, developing a sense of awareness in first-time users and acquiring actionable information about the product/app performance. So, which are these reviews heavens that top the resource list for anyone drafting a detailed product/app review?

Yahoo Sued Over Mega Hack That Left At Least Half a Billion Accounts Breached

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Sep 26, 2016


Yahoo recently confirmed it had been hit by worst hack ever, where at least 500 million of its user accounts were breached by hackers in 2014. The first in what is likely to be many lawsuits over the breach was filed in the federal court in San Jose, California just a day after Yahoo disclosed the hacking.

3 Easy Ways to Protect Your Privacy and Data When Using Public Wi-Fi

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Sep 23, 2016


Many of us today love to hop on to the "Free Wi-Fi" at our favorite coffee shop or mall to finish some work, but if you’re not careful doing that can put your privacy and data in jeopardy.

Self-Publishing in the Digital Age: The Rise of Kickstarter as a Force in Publishing

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Sep 21, 2016


Kickstarter has emerged as a significant force in publishing. The popular funding platform for creative projects is now launching more books than all but the very largest publishers.

Print Books Still More Popular than eBooks or Audio Books, Study Finds

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Sep 19, 2016


A growing number of people are reading ebooks on tablets and smartphones rather than dedicated e-readers, but print books remain much more popular than books in digital formats, such as ebooks and audio books.