Why We Don't Let People Die The big drama of this week’s Republican debate was over whether front-runner Rick Perry would stumble. But the most interesting moment turned out to involve a man nobody thinks can win the presidency: Ron Paul. CNN host Wolf Blitzer asked Paul whether he was prepared to let an uninsured 30-year-old with cancer die, just because that 30-year-old could not afford the treatments. Paul gave a long, convoluted answer about responsibility. But a handful of audience members were less ambivalent. They blurted out “yes”—as in, yes, they would let the 30-year-old die.
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Ten years ago, on Sept. 20, 2001, President George W. Bush announced for the first time that in response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 the U.S. was starting a "war on terror," and he asked every nation to help. Four days later, against the advice of many of his generals, Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed, creating a bond unlike any the U.S. and Russia had built since World War II. Russia: How the War on Terrorism Did Putin a Favor
Psychological research over three decades demonstrates the power of Stimulus Control Therapy. Can’t get a good night’s sleep? You’re not alone. In surveys of what would improve people’s lives, a good night’s sleep frequently comes near the top of the list. Poor sleep results in worse cognitive performance, including degraded memory, attention, performance and alertness. And in the long term insomnia is also associated with anxiety and depression. 6 Easy Steps to Falling Asleep Fast PsyBlog
Craft messages that change minds using these 20 principles of persuasion, all based on established psychological research. Perfection is hard to achieve in any walk of life and persuasion is no different. It relies on many things going just right at the crucial moment; the perfect synchronisation of source, message and audience. Perfect Persuasive Messages PsyBlog
If you’re a college student looking to become a technical writer after you graduate, you face a formidable challenge: you can’t get a job without experience, and you can’t get experience without a job. Especially in a competitive job market, getting a job as a technical writer directly after you graduate — without a foundation of previous jobs, experience with a handful of tools, and an impressive portfolio — can be especially difficult. However, if you follow these seven steps, which are not easy, not something you can do overnight, you will find a job. Note: In a couple of weeks I’m giving a presentation to Brigham Young University Idaho students with this post’s topic (getting a job as a technical writer). How to Get a Job in Technical Writing A 7-Step Guide for Students | I'd Rather Be Writing
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Start Freelance Writing - How to Start a Freelance Writing Career If there's an email that I get once a day, it's some variation on the question "How Do I Get Started?" Luckily, I get a bit of background with the question, and so I can (sort of) tailor the answer to the individual email -- even if it's just a sentence or two. For example, I may refer a former technical writer wanting to turn freelance to the Society for Technical Communication, while I would direct a stay at home mom looking to make a few extra dollars to Freelance Writing Gigs. I recently told a downsized administrative assistant that she should start with some business writing such as brochures and newsletters, and suggested to someone who desperately wanted to be a full time magazine writer to read Writer's Market cover to cover. I don't mind trying to keep up with the individual emails, but I do think it would be much more efficient to put this down in one place!
Freelance Writing, An Introduction to Getting Started in Freelance Writing So, you think you want to take the plunge, and seriously begin your freelance career? Take a look around to see if you have what it takes, including the education, skills and characteristics necessary to succeed. Learn about the pros and cons of working as a freelancer, and look for advice from pros who know what it's like to dive into these murky waters! FAQs of Freelance WritingFor Writer's Worth Week, I fielded several questions for the blog.
101 Great Posting Ideas That Will Make Your Blog Sizzle Great posts are hard to do consistently on a day-to-day basis. Probloggers really have to work at it. I thought about all the different ways and angles a blogger can approach choosing posting topics. Here are 101 different ideas that I think are great to stimulate your mind and jumpstart your blogging.
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Smoking pot helps me play with my toddler. I’ve been a weekend pot smoker since I was about eighteen. As a new mother, I continued the indulgence, but only when I was out and my son had a babysitter. I swore I’d never be stoned around my kid. And that plan worked for two and a half years, right up until one morning when my toddler waged a concerted campaign to fray each of my nerves.
Some Observations About the UN Palestine Vote (UPDATED) - Jeffrey Goldberg - International 1. Ehud Olmert, the former Israeli prime minister, writes in The Times today: The parameters of a peace deal are well known and they have already been put on the table.
#2. Gym Locker Rooms The problem with a locker room isn't that it's inherently uncomfortable to be naked and sweaty in a room full of guys who are similarly naked and sweaty. Yes, that's weird, but most guys in the world know that it's weird, so we all collectively agree to make it as comfortable as possible by not talking to or looking at anyone. We dress quickly, we shower quickly, and reduce the amount of time that we're actually naked around each other to an absolute minimum. 5 Situations That Are Secretly Terrifying for Awkward People
In the 1950s, the author's father was interrogated by the House Un-American Committee and blacklisted by his profession. Years later, too many Americans fail to grasp the moral of his story. Screenwriter Frank Tarloff, 37, appears before a hearing of the House Committee on Un-American Activities in Los Angeles April 8, 1953 / AP Images My father, Frank Tarloff, a Hollywood screenwriter, was blacklisted by the entertainment industry in 1953, at the height of the McCarthy era. For those unfamiliar with the blacklist, here's a brief explanation of its workings: People in the industry who were named by others as having had Communist affiliations were subpoenaed by the House Un-American Activities Committee and interrogated in open hearings about their political beliefs. My Father Was a Communist - Erik Tarloff - National
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