33 Simple Ways to Keep Your Dog Busy Indoors

Living in Michigan during the winter means it’s dark by 5 pm and too cold for long outdoor walks with my dog. I’ve had to improvise and come up with all sorts of games and activities to keep my dog mentally and physically exercised during these cold…

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Top 10 Motivational Quotes for Writers by Writers

Do you consider yourself a writer? It’s interesting that as a serious blogger you must create unique, interesting, and informative blog content, so it would be a natural assumption to think that serious bloggers consider themselves writers. But that’s…

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What if your feelings were scientifically measurable?

When I walked into the historic, townhouse storefront in downtown Frederick, the smell of essential oils immediately relaxed me. Kileigh handed me two, sky-blue, plastic foot coverings to slip over my shoes. She then guided me to the salt cave in the…

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How to learn almost anything

I came across the following TED talk “How to learn a new language: 7 secrets from TED Translators” The link is here This is such a good guide to learning I have adapted it for anything anyone wants to learn. See what you think. Get real. Decide on a…

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STEM Interest: How Can I Help?

I have wanted to write something for quite a while but have not had the proper inspiration (or motivation). When in doubt, go with your recurring thoughts. For me, this includes interest in the STEM fields locally or globally via the internet.

 

I recently did a search for local STEM organizations that I could volunteer my time or efforts. Knoxville, however, is not really considered a STEM-Mecca. Actually, I did not find a single NPO focusing on science. This was not a huge shock, but it was a huge disappointment. I know I am not the only Ph.D.-strapped person in the area who could potentially help spread science literacy or interests.

 

In graduate school, my major professor did talks at local middle schools that we gladly went to so these students could see what an actual scientist looked like. We were an eclectic bunch just like the science community itself. We could tell the students enjoyed and appreciated our visits, and hopefully some of them will pursue a career in a STEM field. I now try to fuel interest in my own undergraduate classroom for my students. I’m not satisfied with my current reach and would love the opportunity to expand it. The best way to a future with progress and prosperity is through a logical and literate society.

 

I do my little blog with my little graphics and illustrations. What else can I do? I need to channel my passions for spreading the science in a focused and steady way. So, I need your help: help me help others.

The Hidden Superpowers Of Your Mind

The mind is an infinite wonder. It has the fantastic ability to transmute your desires into their physical counterparts. You can do anything that your mind can conceive, as long as you have the belief and will power to back it up. Take the case of cancer…

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