Taj Mahal

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Although technological progress in the 21st century has enabled people to construct amazing buildings, it does not mean that in the past that people could raise less impressive structures. History knows many examples of incredible and unique architectural decisions: the Notre Dame cathedral, the Egyptian pyramids, the Eiffel Tower, and many others. Among them, the…

Best Way to Write Outlines

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By Bhalachandra Sahaj Granted, there are different ways of writing outlines for academic assignments, but the best all-around way of writing them is based on hints to yourself. Instead of writing detailed outlines, which will confine your thinking to a certain set of ideas, write an outline that will act as a cue giver. It…

100 Years of The Secret Garden

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This article [100 Years of The Secret Garden] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [http://publicdomainreview.org/2011/03/08/100-years-of-the-secret-garden/] under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0. If you wish to reuse it please see: http://publicdomainreview.org/legal/ By Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina “With regard to The Secret Garden,” Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote to her English publisher in October 1910, “do you…

Fear of Success

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Perhaps everyone is familiar with the fear of failure: a paralyzing sensation of a probable setback preventing a person from accomplishments, broadening one’s zone of comfort, trying out something new, self-expression, and so on. Indeed, the fear of failure can greatly affect a person’s life, so even a gifted and skilled man or woman who…

Mars

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By Nicholas Klacsanzky Mars is featured in countless science-fiction books, non-fiction books, cartoons, films, and more. However, how much do we know about the Red Planet? I would say that the average person only has a cursory knowledge of this important part of our solar system. Therefore, I will do justice to this planet by…

My Least Favorite Food

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I am not a picky eater. In fact, there is little I cannot eat. I do not have allergies for any foods, and I am not on a specific diet. I try to eat balanced meals, with a variety of vegetables and meats. However, there is one type of food I cannot stand: liver. There…

Harry Brown

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By Mark Carrigan This film tells the story of Harry Brown, a pensioner living on a decaying housing estate in South London. Formerly a marine, Harry now lives a lonely life, with his wife on death’s door in a hospital and few friends in an area increasingly plagued by drugs and crime. The film tells…

Proper Use of Dashes

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There are two types of dashes: the en dash ( – ) and em dash ( — ). When to Use the En Dash: 1. To show periods of time. Example: I will be in Poland from the 23rd-25th of April. 2. To combine two open compounds (words that have an adjective and modifying noun…

Why it is Okay to Take Breaks as a Writer

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By Nicholas Klacsanzky When I was starting my path as a writer about five years ago, I was full of naive ideas about this craft. I believed in permanent inspiration and other romantic things. Today, I still cannot call myself a professional writer—I am not living on my writing—I also cannot say I am an…