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psychology, writing -

Our handwriting is just as unique as our finger prints. Handwritten letters retrieved from crime scenes can be sent to a graphologist, who can build a profile of the criminal and distinguish between a real or a hoax letter.  Hold on a minute! So something as simple as our handwriting can give insight into our personality and help predict whether we are more susceptible to a crime or not?  You bet! Graphology is a study that aims at identifying human traits by analysis of one’s writing. The qualities of a person, such as likes, dislike and fears, can be gauged...

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homeschooling, psychology -

As a child, I was tenacious and unwavering when it came to decision making. All it took was a split second for me to conclude what it was that I really wanted. Then why is it that my child has trouble deciding the most simplest of things? Wasn’t this kid supposed to be a tough cookie like her mom? Why does she struggle with decision making? I always admired my mother’s unyielding ways in conquering her imperfections. From what I heard, she was a bully in all sense. A terror in her neighborhood. Apparently, kids split when they saw her...

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college, organizing, psychology, school -

Written by Narmeen Baksh   Starting university can be a major event for people but let’s be honest, majority of the kids sign up just to experience the party life right? Being an introvert, my first day of university was a mixture of feelings. Though I felt super excited to enter a whole new world, I was also dreading the whole experience altogether. Let’s not forget the discomfort and doubt about meeting new people, or even interacting with them. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I hate people, it’s just that I can’t stand most of them. It was...

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stationery, writing -

Does anyone even write letters anymore?  We spend hours happily typing away on a keyboard, paying little heed to the pain in our back, neck, wrist, legs, kidneys? But who cares right?!  Give a child a writing tool and watch them squirm within a minute.  “My wrist hurts. My hand is cramping. I’m getting a headache. My vision is getting blurry.” Why are we so afraid to pick up a pen and just write? Why have we given up so easily? It’s simple, we have become lazy and technology consumes most of our waking time. We have replaced the pencil...

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organizing, stationery, writing -

These guys are homophones and before we begin our journey, let's get this straight, it is stationery!  Stationary is something that does not move or stays still in one place. Right! So with that aside. Do you ever wander off into aisles bursting with those 20 different styles of pens, scissors or erasers, and out of frustration, wish you could just own the whole store instead? That was us. My daughter and I. We wanted it all. It was not the jewelry, clothing or the shoe shop that caught our fancy. No. It was our need to feel the texture of the glittery...

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