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No matter what type of writing you do, the words do not always flow freely. Sometimes you find yourself staring at the keyboard not knowing where to even start on a project. Don’t worry, you’re not alone: this happens to all writers at one time or another. Because it is such a common occurrence, there are many strategies in place to try and beat writer’s block; here are a few:

Step Away for a While

Close the laptop, shut down the computer, put the typewriter in the closet, throw out your pencil. Sometimes you just need to take a vacation from writing, plain and simple. How long will be determined by you and you alone.

Change Your Schedule

If you write at a certain time of day, try changing things up. Writing at the crack of dawn? Try midday instead. Working at night and not getting anywhere? Switch to earlier in the day.

Change Your Instrument

Used to writing longhand on a yellow legal pad? It might be time to finally get that word processing program. Been using a computer for years? Maybe it’s time to go back to paper.

Such changes don’t have to be permanent. Just long enough for you to get back on track.

Try a New Space

Do you usually write in coffee shops? Try wordsmithing at home instead. Need to work at home but getting nowhere in your den? Move to another room and see how that works out.

Write About Something Else

This won’t work if you write for a living, but you can consider a change in subject. We all eventually reach a point where there is nothing left to be said about a given subject and we just need to move on to something else; you might be there. Consider a new avenue altogether.

 

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Have you been to your library recently? In the days before the Internet, libraries were an absolutely indispensable source of information for both students and the general public alike. Nowadays, most of us walk around with a small computer in our pockets that can answer almost any question we have.

However, if you use the Internet even just once in a while, you know that not everything you read on there is true. In fact, the results of the last federal election in the United States may well have been swayed by the prevalence of so-called fake news. Accuracy is important, especially if you are doing a paper for school.

So, internet or not, the library remains the best place to get the most accurate information. Here are some other reasons why you should be a regular patron there:

Being a Part of the Community

The library is not just a place to sit and read books: it is a place to spend time with members of your community and also a way to make new friends who have common interests. A community with a vibrant library is one that offers its members a place that is a home away from home.

Free Sources of Learning and Entertainment

It is no secret that you can use a library for free, but did you know that many also offer free classes, movies, and other activities without any kind of charge?

Librarians are Problem Solvers

Cannot find something you are looking for? There is a very good chance that your friendly neighbourhood librarian will be able to get it for you. However, librarians are also great at identifying alternative forms of research that you may not already know about. This additional information could end up making a very positive difference in your work.

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One of the archetypal images of American cinema occurs during the title moment of SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN. It was a wonderful sequence in a great movie, but nothing about it makes me want to go singing and dancing in a downpour.

I have always found rain to be various degrees of depressing and annoying. Rain means no sun (unless it’s one of those deeply strange sunshowers), which equals grey and depressing in my eyes. Also, what is the allure to walking around in wet clothes? It’s uncomfortable and also just seems like a sure way to get sick.

Here are a few more reasons I can think of to hate rain:

Power Outages

Yes, these can happen without rain and storms, but they are much more likely to occur when the weather is bad. It’s not enough that you can’t do anything outside because of the rain, but now there is no power, so that means pretty much nothing to do inside either.

Wet City = Ugly

Admittedly, the countryside can look pretty after a shower, but that does not apply when it comes to the concrete jungle. Wet pavement and dripping concrete skyscrapers are not my idea of appealing, and humidity in the city seems extra harsh during the summer season.

Floods and Leaks

For those of us who prefer homes that are of the “fixer upper” vintage, rain can reveal leaks, which lead to water damage. And let’s not forget floods that flow in and wipe out the contents of your basement. Rain, rain, go away…and stay the hell out of my house!

Killer Storms

Hurricanes, monsoons, extreme thunder and lightning…where are the rain lovers when these occur? Many people have lost their lives in such events, while countless others have lost their homes.

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Can Money Buy Happiness? That seems to be an age old question, but one that does not have a definitive answer. Of course, no two people’s lives are the same, and there is no universal idea of just what signifies happiness.

However, money has its appeals and people have done all manner of nefarious things over the ages in pursuit of it. We are certainly in that sort of era right now, where the wealthiest percentage of the population continually bends the laws so that their share of the pot increases, while everyone else’s goes down. That raises the question: just how much money do you need to be happy? Isn’t being a millionaire more than enough? How about a billionaire? There never seems to be a limit for people when it comes to money: they just want more. And more and more and more.

That would seem to indicate that money does indeed buy happiness. However, there also seem to be plenty of unhappy rich people per capita. At the very least, that indicates that there is no set amount for happiness.

However, that also doesn’t account for stories you hear about people who have very little, but also state that they are happy with their lot in life. The difference between these individuals, and an increasing amount of the human race, is that they have enough to fulfill their basic needs. When that is not the case, money becomes a curse: something you desperately need, even when life has you at a point where acquiring it is very difficult. Generations of families find themselves in seemingly endless cycles of poverty brought about, in most cases, by no true fault of their own.

So, I don’t have an answer for the question of money and happiness. I do know, however, that each person should be allowed to have enough of it to get the basic necessities. That will at least start them on the road to happiness.

 

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Do you and your significant other tend to fight a lot about money? You’re not alone. Finances can be a source of significant stress in a relationship of any age. Have your disagreements reached the point where they are causing serious damage? More than one couple have called it quits when they reach an impasse over disagreements like bills and savings. This is the type of problem that should not be allowed to grow.

If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, here are some suggestions on how you can smooth things out:

Bring in a Third Party

It’s traditional when two opposing sides reach an impasse for a third party to come in and smooth things out. For this type of conflict, you can enlist a professional financial counselor or even just a friend or relative that you both agree upon. A new perspective from someone who has nothing to gain or lose from the situation can make a huge difference.

Spending Limits

If the problem is that one or both of your are spending too much money, establish monthly limits. Also, come up with a way to enforce them. If it means terminating a credit card or line of credit, then take that step.

Create Realistic Goals

If the two of you barely make your bills each month, then owning your own home in five years is not a realistic goal. Draw up a list of goals and your financial ability to meet them. Ones that are not realistically attainable should be crossed off for now.

Keep No Secrets

Trust is a key aspect of any relationship and while white lies are occasionally fine (and even necessary), not being honest about money is a recipe for disaster. You both need to be transparent about your spending habits and debt levels.

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How we handle money can be one of the most important responsibilities of adulthood. You have probably heard about how teens and people in their early 20s often run into financial trouble because they don’t seem to understand the consequences of incurring great amounts of debt. While some debt may be unavoidable, having multiple credit cards and lines of credit, but with no way to pay them off, is simply foolish and irresponsible.

Thus, it cannot hurt to start educating children early on about the responsibilities that come with money. If you think the time has come to take that step, here are some tips:

How Money is Earned

Some kids might think that all you have to do is walk into a bank or use an instant teller, and presto, you have money. Impress upon them that you have to do something to earn that money and that it is not just there for the taking. Instead of just giving them an allowance, have them do chores as a way of earning their money.

Budgeting and Savings

That income earned from chores can also teach kids the basics of budgeting. For example, if they want to buy the latest Lego Batman toy, sit down with them and explain the cost. It will take x number of hours of chores for them to have enough to buy the toy or it will take xx amount of time if they don’t save all of their chores money each week. If your child is really set on buying something, they will be motivated to put the money away. You can also teach them to put money aside for toys or other things coming out later in the year.

Sales

You can also teach kids that prices often change. If they don’t mind waiting a few months for that new TRANSFORMERS DVD, it will be cheaper that the initial price. Having money saved also means that the child can take advantage of any sales he or she happens to run across.

 

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