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When the Right Words Don’t Come Easy…

It’s inevitable that at some point in our lives, we find ourselves in a situation where we need to write something important… I mean, really important. And we just can’t find the right words to say or write. Either the words don’t come out or they don’t seem to fit the occasion. Does this sound…

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The Rise of Coworking Spaces

By far, though, the most valuable benefit to a coworking space is the hive mind. When professionals from multiple fields gather, even in the most informal socializing, the resulting cross-pollination impacts everyone.…

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10 Business Tips You Can Use in 2014

Need to refresh your strategy for 2014? Here are 10 business tips to get you started… 1. If you misstate your point, spell-check won’t correct you or suggest alternative wording. And if you’ve taken too long to get to your point, spell-check won’t suggest how to say more with fewer words. If an error damages…

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43 Hot Grammar Tips of 2013

Check out these Hot Grammar Tips 1. Awhile=adverb: She stopped there awhile. A while=noun phrase that follows for: He thought for a while before answering. 2. Nouns can sometimes function as an adjective when modifying another noun (e.g., bank receipt, bus trip, town meeting). 3.  Already vs. All ready: Already refers to time. (The play…

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10 More Commonly Confused Words

You can sound great by tackling these commonly confused word pairs   Assault/Battery Although often interchanged in common speech, these two terms have different connotations in legal context. Assault refers to a threat in which a person reasonably fears physical violence. Battery involves violent and unwanted physical contact by another person. Assault occurs without any…

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Spelling & Grammar: Kids Still Need to Learn

Why Spelling & Grammar Will Always Be Essential Spelling and grammar are usually not hot topics. But there’s been a lot of controversy  surrounding the recent statement by Sugata Mitra, a Newcastle University (England) professor of educational technology. Mitra announced earlier this week that traditional language rules have become “unfashionable” because electronic devices are now…

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Affect vs. Effect: A Grammar Goodie for You

A Guide to Using Affect & Effect Perhaps no two words in the English language cause more grammar strife than the use of affect and effect. Here is a hands down, trouble-free guide to the use and misuse of these words. Affect Affect is almost always used as a verb, and more specifically as a…

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