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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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  • How to Stop Being Micromanaged
    December 9, 2019

    How to Stop Being Micromanaged

    One of the biggest complaints from employees is that they are suffering under micromanagement. But, what exactly is micromanagement and what can employees do to get their supervisors off their back? A unique perspective is offered for identifying the cause while siding with neither employer or employee.  

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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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  • 3 Steps to Start Your Bullet Journal
    December 9, 2019

    3 Steps to Start Your Bullet Journal

    If you are new to bullet journaling, the first rule is that there are no rules. You can make this planner anything you need it to be. It gives you the chance to design, decorate, and organize all areas of your life in one place any way you want.
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  • One Journalist’s Search for the Perfect Reporter Notebook
    September 23, 2019

    One Journalist’s Search for the Perfect Reporter Notebook

    Tim Newcomb is a freelance journalist based in the Pacific Northwest, having grown tired of cheap versions, chosen simply based on size and price, I went on a search to find the best reporter notebook available. That search proved easier than researching a typical article.
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  • How to Create an Inspiration Journal You'll Love to Use
    September 9, 2019

    How to Create an Inspiration Journal You'll Love to Use

    An inspiration journal can make you smile with delight on a cloudy day, give you a much-needed boost of confidence when you’re feeling glum, and make you feel as if you could complete your to-do list in five minutes’ time. All the more reason to create a journal you’ll love to use!
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  • 8 Ways to Increase Your Productivity as a Writer
    September 3, 2019

    8 Ways to Increase Your Productivity as a Writer

    Even if you don't have to produce work to a deadline, you'll want to complete your writing projects within a reasonable timeframe; there's no fun in only managing to write a paragraph or two a week or never completing a piece at all. Fortunately, slow progress usually has nothing to do with how you feel about writing and everything to do with poor planning, poor goal setting, or surrendering to distractions. These are issues you can do something about. Here are eight tips for overcoming the most common hurdles to getting more done.
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