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20 Common Grammar Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Makes I’ve edited a monthly magazine for more than six years, and it’s a job that’s come with more frustration than reward. If there’s one thing I am grateful for — and it sure isn’t the pay — it’s that my work has allowed endless time to hone my craft to Louis Skolnick levels of grammar geekery. As someone who slings red ink for a living, let me tell you: grammar is an ultra-micro component in the larger picture; it lies somewhere in the final steps of the editing trail; and as such it’s an overrated quasi-irrelevancy in the creative process, perpetuated into importance primarily by bitter nerds who accumulate tweed jackets and crippling inferiority complexes. But experience has also taught me that readers, for better or worse, will approach your work with a jaundiced eye and an itch to judge.
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7 Simple Ways To Burst Out of Bed Each Morning Way before the sun peeks over the horizon, a few chosen people awaken from their slumber and dive head first into their day. These chosen few accomplish a ton before the rest of us would ever consider rising from our nice warm beds. Who are these juggernauts that have command over the morning hours? In theory, your productivity level shouldn’t differ if you rise at 4am or 11am. What matters is the quality of sleep that’s giving your mind and body sufficient time to recover.
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Last Updated Oct 12, 2010 5:29 PM EDT We've all done it: splurging on an impulse buy, only to come home to a "what was I thinking?" reality check. A new survey by Harris Interactive and the National Endowment for Financial Education says a whopping 80% of American adults admit to making impulse purchases in the past year, either for themselves or for their home. Not surprisingly, two-thirds say they later regretted the purchase. The fact is, the pressure is on when we shop. Smart Shopping: 5 Tricks to Avoid Impulse Buys - CBS MoneyWatch.com
Last Updated Aug 26, 2010 11:03 AM EDT On any given day, retailers may offer free, random giveaways to drive traffic to their stores. My trick to finding out current and upcoming freebies is to search on Google News. Type in "free coffee" or "free breakfast" or "free massage" and you'll get several results. I just did for "free" and discovered free donuts at Dunkin Donuts on June 4, as part of National Donut Day. (The freebie catch is you have to first buy a beverage first. Free Stuff All Year Round - CBS MoneyWatch.com
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11 Awesome Hangover Cures | Hang Over Remedies | MANjr Hangovers are the worst. That nasty combo of headache, nausea and gut-pain can cost you precious hours of your life. While there are certainly preventative measures you can take to reduce the likelihood of a hangover (headache medication, food, lots of water before bed, etc.), inevitably you’re going to get stuck with a dirty hangover that you need to crush before it kills your day.
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Steps to help you thrive in hard times Post-traumatic growth is the ability not only to bounce back from adversity but also to flourish. Researchers have discovered that the key to post-traumatic growth is resilience Self-awareness helps you understand your habits of thinking, feeling and acting Relying on others is necessary, and it is certainly not a sign of weakness Editor's note: Freelance writer Amanda Enayati contributes regularly to CNNHealth.com. (CNN) -- Most anyone you stop on the street knows something about post-traumatic stress disorder, also referred to as PTSD. But mention post-traumatic growth and you are more likely than not to be met with blank stares.