Do Men Deserve the Criticism They Get?

Do Men Deserve the Criticism They Get?

In an age where we must be cautious as to what we say, for one group it is open season for criticism and attacks. That group is Men. The reason is that today’s narrative is the belief that the male species has enjoyed centuries of unfettered privilege and consequently deserve all the criticism they receive. But is that true?

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Should an Editor Fix Every Single Mistake?

Should an Editor Fix Every Single Mistake?

Q: What “mistakes” shouldn’t you let your editor fix?

A1: You should never let your editor fix “mistakes” unless they’re removing “scare” quotes from where they don’t “belong.”

A2: Genuine mistakes, on the other hand, are another story, and it’s only sort of complicated. But here’s why . . .

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Insane Things People Believed in Medieval Times

Insane Things People Believed in Medieval Times

The Medieval Age, those 1000 years of technological and intellectual darkness when superstition was the source of humankind’s explanation of the world. Looking back today, many of the insane things people believed in medieval times seem funny. But in that age of faith, evil spirits, demons, and crazy remedies were wholeheartedly embraced.

In this episode, we take a tour of the fantastical medieval beliefs.

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Detox and Cleanses: Do They Work?

Detox and Cleanses: Do They Work?

Hey, if you’re living life correctly, you’re gonna feel a little dirty once in a while. But setting aside your inherent naughtiness, the idea of cleaning our insides has become a focus of better health advocates. And as the words suggest, diet processes promoting detox and cleanses have enjoyed great popularity over the past decade. The questions remain, however, as to whether these proposed solutions do what they say they do.

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I Have My Own Style Guide. Do I Still Need An Editor?

I Have My Own Style Guide. Do I Still Need An Editor?

It’s helpful for a writer to have their own style guide. So if you own The Chicago Manual of Style, you may think that’s all you need. After all, you are now in possession of THE information source the pros use. What could go wrong? Here’s the thing: a style guide is one tool in the toolbox. There are dictionaries, grammar guides, continually updated language usage guides . . .

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10 Easy Things You Can Do For Yourself

10 Easy Things You Can Do For Yourself

If you want improve how you look and feel but also need a saner, more manageable plan or at least a short self-improvement list, this is your episode. Plus, eight out of ten items on our list will take less than ten minutes of your time, and the longest commitment we’ve included is getting a good night’s sleep.

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