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Teach Me Who You Are

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Teach Me Who You Are

by: Timothy Dey, M.D.

We all have a privately held belief system that defines who we think we are. This belief system is composed of ideas that we have accumulated over time that we think describe us accurately.
These ideas came from sources that varied widely in quality. Most of the ideas we have chosen to label ourselves with have come from origins that would be clearly absurd to us if we encountered them for the first time today. Many others have origins that can longer be recalled because they are too old, or trivial, or have been suppressed. Yet these collections of labels are still maintained as part of our self image despite their murky history.
We mistakenly believe that only we can know what our true assessment of ourselves is, because only we have access to ...

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Battling Internet ADHD: Ten Tips for Writers

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Battling Internet ADHD: Ten Tips for Writers

by: David Beveridge

Write for a reason
Get to the point. One of the basic references for Web design is Steve Krug’s, Don’t Make Me Think. My book for Web writers (not yet available in stores) will be called, Don’t Make Me Yawn. The Great Democracy that is the Web has spawned far more spam and yammer than thoughtful prose. Don’t fall in love with your own voice. Make sure every word supports the message.
Write for “scanners”
The five-second rule applies, only make it shorter.
Visitors look at a Web page, then they read it. Think of your page as the cover of a magazine...

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