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Start writing articles in a weekend

If you’re struggling with how to write your research articles for publication in journals, I’m going to dive into the four steps to writing your articles for publication in journals. I have used these steps to publish over 7 papers in 3 years.

Create Your Story

The first step to writing a…


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Caption Your YouTube Videos with Premiere Pro — Provided by Author

Captions are very helpful for moving your YouTube channel forward. They not only allow people to be able to read them while your video is playing, but YouTube uses them to determine the relevancy of your video! …


Why you shouldn’t guess sexual orientations

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Many people perceive me as a lesbian. From how I dress to the way I talk, I apparently send up flags on people’s gaydar. In fact, despite being in a committed relationship with a man for over 5 years, people urge me to come out of the closet.

I understand…


I have lost weight, become happier, and deepened my relationship in 30 days

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A few months ago, I was on the search for exercise habits to help me lose weight. Usually, once I get fed up enough with my weight, I will look for some way to drop the weight. …


A 3-part plan to transition from employee to entrepreneur

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When you start a business, you may or may not have intentions of leaving your full-time job. You could be like me where I was looking for an escape and hoping that my newfound income could support me. …


Make money management easy and start thriving

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Managing your finances in your 20s can be difficult. For many of us, we are dealing with debt, attempting to live within our budget, and trying to figure out how to move our lives forward.

For a long time, I avoided thinking about my finances too much. It was a…


How to avoid the emotional rollercoaster of house hunting

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The housing market is insane right now. Houses are regularly selling thousands of dollars over list price. Real estate agents are suggesting against inspections and any conditions just to give you a chance at a house.

After a very random conversation one evening, my partner and I got pre-qualified for…


How many have you been confusing?

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Misusing mental health terms can increase mental health stigma and confusion. Yet, many people use mental health terms without knowing their meaning. Here are the three most commonly confused mental health disorders!

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) vs. Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is often used to describe a clean and organized person. An example of this would…

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