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The word of the week this time around is…

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/pikCHəˈresk/ Learn to pronounce


  1. visually attractive, especially in a quaint or pretty style. “the picturesque covered bridges of New England”

Imagine the most beautiful setting in the world… it's so… picturesque. Beautiful. The colors contrast so well, the sky and the earth combining into the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen.

Maybe the most beautiful place for you is a lake in the middle of Idaho, sitting on a canoe looking at the stars in the…

hehe… sorry it's been such a long time, I wasn’t very motivated to write much.

I’ve been doing French and Exercise and Cooking and Singing and procrastinating daily and it all caught up to me and I got stressed and didn’t really feel like writing, and that was something I could put off, so I did.

But now I’m back, and to talk about Procrastination… kinda, because like I said, I haven't really wanted to write that much.

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We all know what it is, and have all done it before, putting things off for a bit too long before realizing…


Just so you know, I’m taking a break over the next week and won’t be doing my usual daily writing. I will be back and starting up again from the 5–6th of July. Hope to see you then!


This week's word is…Optimal.

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cool sidenote: no matter if your glass is half empty or half full, you still won’t go thirsty! And, you never know… the glass could be poison!

Optimal is a root word used in other words, like optimistic, optimally, optimism, etc.

Optimal is a pretty cool word, describing a positive expectation for the near or far future…

  • **This blog is informational only, and should not be used to self-diagnose yourself or others. If you think you or someone you know may have PTSD, please seek help before self-treating.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a pretty well-known thing — you might even know someone who has PTSD. I, for one, though had no idea what PTG (Post-Traumatic Growth) is though. today I thought we could explore these and how they have affected our lives over the past year.

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First, let's get our definitions straight:

Sidenote: There’s…

Today is National Happy Birthday To You Day!

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Celebrate by getting out the ice cream and enjoying the sunshine (if it's summer for you, at least) and singing happy birthday to yourself (no, it's not as stupid as it sounds! Besides, you know you could work on those singing skills)

Happy Birthday To You Day is observed annually on June 27th, and it's a fun day to relax and appreciate your existence (and your mother's 9 months of pain) and all your siblings' and friends' toleration of your ongoing existence.

Happy Birthday!
Stay Nerdy 😊🧐 🤓 🤓

There has long been an argument as to whether or not the US should switch to the metric system — and there are lots of obvious reasons to push you either way. I thought we could go over this debate today.

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The biggest debate is this: the metric system calls for almost no calculation when transferring units because they are all based on a factor of ten. 100 cm is one meter, 1000 meters is 1 kilometer, etc., etc. Whereas the Imperial system is much more bound in history and debate than ease of calculation. I mean, 5,280 feet in…

Now you might be wondering based on the title; What the heck is animal psychology?! That's a thing?!

Yes, animal psychology is a thing. As you might have guessed, Animal psychologists study the psychology and behavior of animals.

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Also known as Comparative psychology, Animal psychology is the study of any non-human organism. Animal psychologists study many factors that define a species and how they interact with their environment.

“The main goal of this field of inquiry is to examine differences (or lack thereof) in observed behaviors across many different species. This includes how animals interact with one another, how they…

Getting yourself to work out can be tricky. So I’m going to share 5 tips on how to stay motivated and on track with your workout routine.

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Starting Small

Especially if you haven't been a regular at the gym lately, starting small is a great way to get back on track. This summer, I started with 15 push-ups, 30 sit-ups, and 30 squats. I made a goal to add a little more every day, and so far I’m a 30–170–175 (and getting better every day!). …

Celebrate Fairies, Mythology, and Folklore on International Fairy day!

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“International Fairy Day, reputedly started by artist Jessica Galbreth, celebrates fairies, the mythological creatures of folklore. The term “fairy” goes back to Europe in the Middle Ages, but similar creatures were mentioned prior, including the Gandharvas in ancient Sanskrit texts, nymphs of Greek mythology, jinni of Arabic mythology, and others. Fairies were closely tied to Celtic culture and were seen as being intelligent, magical, and mischievous. Early on they were depicted as being serious in nature, and possibly dangerous and cruel. Over time they became more innocuous, and now usually appear in children’s stories. They are commonly now depicted as using their magic powers for good.”


International Fairy Day,,

Hello fellow nerds!

I’ve been renovating my room recently and wanted to do some research on some questions I had. Like

“Is making renovations good for your health?”,

“Can renovation cause insomnia?”,

“How does renovating a room affect your mental health?”

So, I’ll try and answer these questions of mine… after some research!

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How renovation affects your health

Ah, renovation. One of my favorite things to do :) I love to re-arrange furniture, re-paint a wall, clean off the musty windows and wipe off the back of the closet (and clear out all those clothes I’ve shoved back there). After deep cleaning my room, I…


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