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I have a theory that if we can get everyone on Medium to stop clicking on the crap writing advice then it will finally stop choking up my newsfeed.

Here’s the thing about writing. You will not become famous or rich doing this type of work. At least, not overnight…


Sick and tired of nonsense drama sucking up all of your energy and free time? You can banish all of it almost instantly, thanks to the science of sound.

I have a near-zero drama life. It isn’t quite zero because I have three kids, and they love to drag their drama around my house like dirty laundry and empty cups, but they’ll learn. …


A simple and highly effective way of getting things done when you have zero desire to do them

There are a few items on my Things To Do list that never seem to get crossed off. I’m sure plenty of others have a similar problem; you want to feel organized and see your workload decrease. But when it comes to getting around to finishing these little tasks like…


I’m a paycheck-to-paycheck mom of three, these are the things I do when money gets tight and supplies get low.

It looks like we’re in for another winter of food and supply shortages, and I am busy taking stock of everything I have and everything I need. As a married mother of three, feeling the pinch of stretching a dollar is not unfamiliar to me. But this year, much like…


Is experiencing déjà vu a supernatural event or is it really just a human flaw?

When I was a kid, I had this friend who was convinced that she could see ghosts. …


The science behind the phenomenon of losing vision from anger explained.

One time, when I was in the third or fourth grade, my little sister and I were waiting at the school bus stop on a street corner with a group of neighborhood kids. As we waited for the bright yellow bus to round the corner onto our street, an older…


Mix one cup apple cider vinegar, one cup sugar, and one cup fruit. Seal. Shake. Rest on counter for four days. Open, add two tablespoons over ice, cover with sparkling…


There was another story of a woman who claims she had no idea that she was pregnant, giving birth on an airplane over the Pacific recently. Video footage of the passengers erupting in applause made its way around TikTok and while everyone was delighted by the happy story, I was…


Don’t worry, your kids will be ok.

It’s a Saturday afternoon and I am in the kitchen looking up recipes on Pinterest for “easy kid-friendly dinners” and I come across a healthy version of McDonald’s chicken nuggets. Score! I have all the ingredients and the time so, I whip up a batch of golden, baked (not fried)…

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