Congratulations you are probably living a lie. Well, not a complete lie but there are still plenty of things people believe that just aren’t true. We’re not talking about really big or important things. In fact, most of the myths we’re debunking in this episode don’t rise to the level of conspiracy or political outrage. Still, you may have to revise some of the ways in which you view your world as we unveil twenty-one things people believe that just aren’t true.
There is just something exciting about the thought of a zombie outbreak. Maybe it’s getting back to basics and the opportunity to sweep away the stresses and responsibilities of the modern world. Maybe, as humans, we just like the sport of killing things. Either way, in this modern and zombie educated world, a zombie outbreak will probably disappoint and here’s why.
Those commercial DNA tests are all the rage with more than 12 million people taking on last year alone. In this age of self-help, self-understanding, and introspection, unveiling the mysteries of our genealogy is exciting and interesting. But there is a darker side too.
The one thing I can tell you for certain is that most editors are NOT mean to their clients. I know I’m not, and I know a fair number of editors who take great pains to say what they need to in a way that won’t offend or upset their writers, even when hard truths need to be addressed.
Psychic abilities, telepathy, premonition, and auras. Are these things all just the providence of charlatans, weirdos, and eccentric new-age shamans? Is it possible that what was once believed to be magical thinking and overactive imaginations are actually a checklist of amazing human abilities?
If you want to be a writer, the one essential thing you must do is WRITE. I will say, even though I met my word goals pretty easily, some days were better than others. I had days when it took me an hour or two (because I had to shut off the overthinking brain), and other days where I was finished within half an hour.
If you’re going to stuff over seven billion people on the planet, then you need some rules for behavior. Call it etiquette, manners, or just common courtesy, but all these practices simply mean being considerate of those around you. It’s pretty simple. When you’re around others mind your manners.
When reading the classics one must be prepared for not only a different style and intent in writing, not just thoughts and views of different eras but also how that is reflected in the grammar of the time. That was the case and the reminder when I ventured into The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Successful and happy people tend to be those who apply the powers of creative thinking to find solutions. It might seem counter-intuitive. You might think that a problem calls for a more logical or analytical process. Get out the spreadsheet, fire up the pros and cons list, or google “best ways to.”
History shows that most of our most significant advances follow from the same starting point as the best in the arts—creative thinking.
This is what my brain comes up with after 6 hours of sleep in the past 5 days. Don’t mind the rhyme, lack of rhyme, or lack of anything that would remotely makes sense.
It's nice to think that we think the best of ourselves. But most of us live our lives with a set of limiting beliefs. Those personal myths about who we are and what we are capable of achieving. Often these limiting beliefs keep us from realizing our best selves. In this episode we discuss the most common limiting beliefs and how to overcome them.
There are a lot of indicators that something is or isn’t working for an artist. It is a hard journey and there are really, in my opinion, three things you need to survive it. I like to call them my three Ps of writing.
Conspiracy Theories have been around as long as there have been organized leadership. Today, social media has allowed many theories of nefarious government cover-ups and deception to thrive. And although we may believe some of the theories to be crazy, the fact is that a few conspiracies of the past have turned out to be true. So join us in this week’s episode as we explore today’s top conspiracy theories.
There are plenty of methods to reduce stress but none as enjoyable as horror. Sound crazy? There is real brain science behind the stress relieving benefits of horror movies and books.
In this episode, us long-term dieters at Wit Without Wisdom take a look at the diet world. We explore some the big favorites, some old ones that have fallen out of favor, and some of the craziest diets you’ll ever hear of.
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