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Job Seekers also use the employment articles given. Middle School and High School students use the good advice about what makes a good employee.

Feel free to access these pages and quote short passages for your projects as long as you give credit to the author and include a link, if you can do so, in your papers and projects.

Have a fantastic 2015 – 2016 Academic Year!


Some people enjoy bargain shopping and discount coupons. It’s fun!

Others like to save money they can use for other necessities, luxuries, and emergencies. That’s a good reason to bargain shop in the 2010’s – especially with national economic worries.

Still other people bargain shop because they cannot afford retail prices in grocery, clothing, restaurants, and other retail places – especailly upscale establishments.

I think all bargain shoppers can enjoy bargain hunting, even those that MUST save money to make ends meet. It should not be a mark of poverty.

Let’s acknowledge that our country produces and imports some cheaply made goods at both low and high prices. Avoid  both types. 

If consumers can resist Madison Avenue and media advertisements that urge and even trick them into spending money best used elsewhere, then they have a victory. Look a the article below for links to regional bargains and tips for finding even more in your own town.

via Shopping for Bargains without a Paupers Mentality.

The total number of American workers that produced income at home or elsewhere offsite (with a laptop at Starbucks) at least one day monthly rose 39% just from 2006 through 2008, according to data provided by WorldatWork in 2009.

Since that time, even more people have begun lucrative work-at-home and independent contractor employment, especially during the Great Recession 2008 – 2010. None of it is Get Rich Quick, but all of it is real.

via Top 5 Work At Home Jobs That Produce Income.

A strange name can saddle a child for life with the inability to succeed. This may be a reason behind Odd’s feeling that he is really not very important as a short-order cook. He may work at the Pico Mundo Grille all his life and since he is only 20, that’s another 50 or 60 years.

Will he save money and buy the grille or will h find something else to do? After all, he has special powers – like may people in the new Spring TV Lineup of 2014. For some reason, new movies and  TV series this spring show trending toward the supernatural. They star people with clairvoyance, psychokinesis, healing, and other powers on television and a dozen religious movies are set to appear in close succession.

And we still have the unique show The Blacklist, which must be supernatural, because so many people say they love it, even if they cannot figure it out.

As for names – Many of my former adult education students with unusual names have felt the inadequacies that Odd feels in Book One and his movie; but,  so have some people with popular names and high IQs.He can represent all of us at some crossroads in life.

Odd may be more usual than we suspected.

via Odd Thomas, the Book and Film.

Words and Expressions To Avoid In Essay and Article Writing

Offer the world your POETRY, your CREATIVE PROSE, and your PHOTO GALLERIES with TEXT & CAPTIONS.

Daily Prizes run through November 22, 2011 and a  final winner will have the opportunity of a collection of his/her work formatted, published, and distributed by Smashwords.

Please visit

HubPatron Of the Arts Contest

for full details and free sign-up.

The Weekly HubNuggets Contest on HubPages looks at the topics of Religion and Philosophy, Health, and Home and Family this week. A total of 18 of the best articles are nominated from among our newer writers and offered for Readers’ edification and Votes. The Top 9 Winners receive help with Internet traffic increases and exposure in the HubPages Weekly Newsletter that goes out to at least 200,000 individuals and organization.

Please have a look at our nominees this week celebrate the life of Steve Jobs with us and enter a vote for your favorites. You do not have to be a member of the site to vote. Thanks!  

A Harvest of HubNuggets – Tribute to Steve Jobs

If we are going to make money writing online, then we need to have a source of topic material that is interesting and that will not dry up.

As readers can see from the range of writing caliber available on the Internet in the 2010s, some writers do not write at all. Posters at some writing or content web sites purchase an article from another site, run it through an article spinner and re-post all these iterations to other sites. Sometimes the spun content is grammatically awkward or makes no sense and this is particularly true when a poster chooses an article in a foreign language and has it spun into other, multiple languages.  The result is an unappetizing hash or word salad.     

In order to write, writers usually need a writing plan. Old advice that is still good  is to write about what one knows best. However, we need to take a look at what we know. Begin with your own resume and experiences and grow a network of topics that will never bore either you or your readers! Add to that some daily reading in a variety of genres and fields, and you cannot go wrong.  It all works for me 🙂

How to Find Topics for Quality Writing

Many people today are considering online writing as a means to an income while they look for work. They have been downsized, displaced, left by a spouse or partner that produced the family income, have been hit by medical misfortune, and suffered any of dozens of problems that stopped their income. They are struggling with substantial effort to make a living. Others are new high school and college graduates that enjoy writing and also seek online writing as a source of supplemental income while they look for work.

We have a weekly writers’ recognition program that  publishes the articles of writers on our site for three months are less. We nominate 18 of them each week and 9 win extra Internet traffic through a variety of means.

Please visit the round-up of this week’s writers and review the Nominees’ work and please vote. Anyone can vote, no registration required. You’ll be helping someone earn an income! And thanks very much.

A dear woman that wrote for 80 of her almost 98-year lifespan delighted many people with her sports poems (spoems), ad copy, Good Living columns in the Detroit Free Press and the hunorous antics of Koko and Yum Yum cats as they were cared for by Jim Mackintosh Qwilleran – who wrote the Qwill Pen column in Moose County, 400 miles north of everywhere.    

Lilian Jackson Braun never tried out a typewriter, computer, SmartPhone or iPad, despite living into the 21st Century. She wrote everything with a pencil on legal pads – for 80 years! She began with her sports poems in high school and had the first one published when she was just 17.  Her short stories, news columns, and novels are now a permanent part of the American scene.

Lilian was told not to try to write for a newspaper, because hate mail came in for everybody and for a woman – tons of it! She did it anyway – for years –  hate mail be damed.

She despised gratuitous violence, profanity, and sex in novels and on-screen and simply would not stoop to using it as filler material – as so many authors do today. Lilian would have none of it and simply stopped writing novels for 18 years – and I’m glad she resumed in the mid-1980s.  

My writing contest Round Up of nominees this week is dedicated to the author Lilian Jackson Braun:

Nuggets for Elephants 


A world of film, a house of stuff.

Medical historian, Writer and Television Presenter.


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