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Month: May 2022

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What’s the Difference Between Bugs and Insects?

No matter where you live, you’re sure to encounter itsy-bitsy critters that fly through the air, sting, or creep around corners.

You may refer to these creatures as “bugs,” but is that correct?

What’s the real difference between “insects,” “bugs” and other creepy-crawlies?

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Preserving Pro-Democracy Books

Albert Wan ran Bleak House Books, an independent bookstore in Hong Kong, for nearly five years, before closing it in late 2021.

The changing political climate and crackdown on dissent within Hong Kong made life too uncertain for Wan.

As he was preparing to move, Wan packed a box of books at risk of being purged by the government.

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A Nasty Fall on Clinch Mountain

Halloween Prank
Lud Spivey wasn’t sure why he become a Halloween prank. Lud didn’t understand a lot of things in life. When Martha was alive he didn’t have to understand, she did the understanding for him. He wished she had not left him, but he figured God must’ve needed her more than he did. Preacher Simmons told Lud that God would let him join Martha someday and he was really looking forward to that. Life was hard without her.

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Buckle Up For a Real Adventure

Every bit of this is 100% true. I’ve been very fortunate to have had some wonderful experiences on safari. Every member of my groups has returned home in one piece and somehow, strangely enough, so have I. That’s not always the situation with some of the incredible people I’ve met and befriended who live out in the bush 24/7.

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TikTok for Authors

TikTok has become all the rage among authors lately. Authors from all over are tapping into the culture of “BookTok” and making a lot of money doing it.

But is TikTok really worth it?

Mr. Rogers

Twenty Life Lessons From Mister Rogers

Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood ran for 31 seasons, from 1968 through 2001.

On the show, Rogers dispensed timeless wisdom about how to be kind to others, how to feel good about yourself, and what to do when you’re up against your worst fears.

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Do You Know What a Quincunx Is?

A list of some of the most unusual words in the English dictionary.

Compiled by Raconteur, the list includes nouns, adjectives and verbs ranging from the reasonably well-known “flabbergast”, to more obscure words, including “quincunx”.

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How to Spot a Fake Video

In this world of “Fake News”, we need to be careful about believing everything we see. The phrase “Seeing is Believing” is no longer true.

Videos and news clips may be edited and doctored to change their original meaning.

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Moving Lyrics From Beatles Songs

Although many of the early Beatles songs were incredibly simple, the writing duo of Lennon and McCartney hit on all-encompassing truths about love and life. Their later albums, which increasingly included the songwriting of George and Ringo, added a fresh perspective to the beloved band’s repertoire.

These 26 Beatles lyrics are a small sample of the emotional wisdom the musical icons brought to every album throughout their legendary career.

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