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How Do You Tackle Chronic Writer’s Block?


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Grammy Award-winning musician Sting speaks about facing a blank page in this lyrical, confessional TED talk and the inspiration he found in the shipyard workers he knew from his youth.

Grammar's great divide: When to use the Oxford comma

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The 'Oxford comma' is an optional comma before the word 'and' at the end of a list: We sell books, videos, and magazines. Should we use the Oxford comma? Can it really be optional, or is there a universal rule?

Motivational video: Don't give up on your dreams!


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This video will fire you to not give up on your dreams. Watch; believe; achieve. You can live your dreams!

How to Break Any Bad Habits You Have


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This humorous video examines why it's so difficult to give up bad habits and provides a four-step method for overcoming your biggest vice.

How the Internet is Slowly Eating Away at Your Brain


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Watch how the Internet changes how we think, how we work, and it even changes our brains.

How to Achieve Your Dreams: Randy Pausch's Last Lecture


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Late Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch shares inspiring lessons learnt in his life, as well as moving advice on how to achieve all your dreams.

Michael Chabon and Zadie Smith On Writing Fiction vs Nonfiction


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Authors Michael Chabon and Zadie Smith weigh in on whether they prefer writing fiction or non-fiction.

How to be Credible Even if You Don’t Have the Authority or Experience Yet

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Derek Halpern, the founder of Social Triggers, offers three psychological tactics to gain instant credibility …

Why You Should Celebrate if You Are the Quiet, Contemplative Type


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Susan Cain makes a case for the quiet and contemplative type who are drawn to solitary, creative professions like writing.





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