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  • The Mightiest Pen: A Brief History of the Ballpoint Pen
    December 9, 2019

    The Mightiest Pen: A Brief History of the Ballpoint Pen

    Anybody under the age of sixty will struggle to imagine a world without the humble ballpoint pen. They're cheap, reliable, and available pretty much everywhere - the perfect embodiment of the modern world. The most popular brand has sold over 100 billion pens since its production began. Yet achieving this level of dominance was by no means a simple process; the rise and rise of the ballpoint pen span over a century, and appropriately for a global icon, crisscross all over the world. 

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  • Five Steps to Stop Procrastinating and Start Writing
    December 9, 2019

    Five Steps to Stop Procrastinating and Start Writing

    How can something as simple as a blank page be so intimidating? How does it have the power to simultaneously shut down your mind and suggest a million other things you could be doing? Writer's block is real. How can you stop procrastinating and start writing? From a homework essay to a doctoral thesis, from starting a journal to finishing that novel your publisher keeps calling about, these tried-and-true steps will help you write.

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