Connecting in a Disconnected World: Strategies Against Loneliness

In today’s digital age, loneliness has become an epidemic affecting people across all ages and walks of life.Recent studies have shown that loneliness is on the rise, with over 40% of adults in America reporting feeling lonely. This widespread isolation poses a serious threat to our health and well-being.Take a moment to think about this […]

The Psychology of Prejudice: Understanding Bias and Promoting Equality

Prejudice, unfortunately, isn’t a stranger in today’s society.  We, as humans, instinctively categorize individuals into distinct collectives. Grouping things together is how we make sense of the world. It’s a long-standing trait of ours, helping us to stay safe, prosper, and look after ourselves and those we care about. After all, if our tribe was […]

The Power of Literary Festivals: Celebrating Literature and Fostering Connections

Photo by Aranxa Esteve on Unsplash Once a year, literature lovers of all ages, backgrounds, and tastes flock to various events that celebrate the sheer joy of the written word – these are the literary festivals, book fairs, and author events.  Okay, author events may be a little more frequent, but you get the idea. […]

Thriving in the Sharing Economy: How Spending is Changing in Europe, Germany, and Beyond

Photo by Elaine Casap on Unsplash For so many years, our capitalistic world has operated in a set way.  You work. Earn money for your time. Then you go and spend that money on whatever you want and the cycle continues.  There are some clear downsides to this way of living life. Most notably, the […]

The Power of Words: How They Shape Our Lives and Transform Us

Dive into the power of words as we explore their impact on our lives, relationships, and personal growth. Let’s harness their potential to transform us!

Green Giants: The Pioneers of Sustainable Living and Their Inspiring Stories

Discover inspiring stories of green giants like Elon Musk, David Suzuki, William McDonough, and Dr. Vandana Shiva, who are pioneering sustainable living. When it comes to living sustainably, some individuals have gone above and beyond to make a difference.  Sure, many of us strive to live better, be greener, and leave a lighter footprint on […]

The Future Is Now: The Innovations Transforming The Art World And Beyond

The future is here. You’ve seen the rise of AI hitting the media over the last year or two, certainly a topic that’s ramped up over the last few months. From text and voice generation and creating award-winning pieces of art, we’re truly living in an age of unprecedented technological advancement, and the art world […]

Rhetoric vs. STEM: Why the Study of Communication Skills Matters More Than Ever

Are we losing touch with the classic study of rhetoric in a world dominated by STEM education? Here’s some food for thought and a new perspective. Rhetoric: the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, especially the exploitation of figures of speech and other compositional techniques. In ancient Rome, rhetoric was a mandatory subject […]

Writing for a Purpose: The Importance of Storytelling for Positive Social Change

Telling stories is one of the oldest and most powerful ways to effect change. Here’s how storytelling can be used to promote positive social change. Under the scorching Spanish sun, a few miles East of the Portuguese border in Caceres, Spain, you’ll find a small hill shadowed by two gray apartment blocks. On the surface, […]

7 of the Most Notable Female Writers in History

Throughout history, women have made significant contributions to the world of literature. From the romantic poets of the 19th century to the contemporary authors of today, female writers have left an indelible mark on the world despite centuries of gender-based discrimination.  Below are seven of the most famous female writers in history along with a […]