There are lots of traditional Chanukah decorations that people put up, but some people really get creative.

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In my writing group tonight, we were asked what was our favorite crazy holiday decoration that we used or just had come across. It took me a few minutes because the there isn’t a ton of variety in Chanukah decorations. When I was a child, my father brought home one…

Those who are aware of and concerned about other people’s comfort level, usually steer clear of asking them certain questions.

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Many people dread holiday gatherings for one particular reason. They know that family members will confront them with questions about things they’d really rather not have to explain.

This may be because it makes them self-conscious, they prefer not to have others ask personal questions in a group (or any)…

Statistical analysis shows that the number of story views is negatively associated with RPM values and earnings (r=-.76, p<.00001), predicting 58 percent of the variance, raising the question of whether Newsbreak is suppressing earning rates for writers

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I won’t go into the history of how writers have been treated on NewsBreak or the frequency of contract changes and unclear expectations as this has already been written about at length by many, myself included. …

Mike Tyson claims he almost died the first time he smoked toxic toad venom, a psychedelic drug that is illegal in the U.S.

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Mike Tyson says he nearly died the first time he smoked toxic venom from the Sonoran Desert toad, also known as the Colorado River toad. This is a hallucinogenic drug which produces a 20-minute high. …

Low sunlight and resulting vitamin D deficiencies in most Chicago residents may place them at increased risk for contracting COVID-19 or experiencing more severe symptoms should they contract it.

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The first winter living in Chicago, I went for my annual physical. All was well, according to my physician, with the exception of my Vitamin D level.

I was a bit worried when she told me I had a Vitamin D deficiency, wondering if that was linked to something else…

The way Medium lists related stories on articles can be harmful to writers in several ways

I apologize ahead of time for writing another Medium related story. However, this is not a blatant attempt to get people to read by promising to help them succeed on the platform. It is, however, a complaint about something I’ve had less of a problem with in the past. Or…

Content creation is time consuming so finding ways to get the most out of each piece is important to success

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Anyone who creates content for a living will tell you that this is something that takes a lot of time and effort. Coming up with ideas, finding unique spins on what is already out there, developing the concept into a well organized and clear presentation, editing, formatting, and the need…

How can we protect our children from medical mistakes such as the hundreds of kids who have already been given the wrong vaccine dosage? Whenever a medical mistake is involving a child people everywhere become upset. It’s our job to protect children and ensure they receive the best medical care…

Natalie Frank, Ph.D.

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