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We belong to the earth
Feel your breath Wonder at your mind’s eye view Your inner canyons Your oceans and tide's Your inner landscapes and outer worlds
Where Love Begins
I've known Matt for over ten years. We met at freshman orientation in college and became fast friends. After graduation, we were lucky enough to land jobs at the same company, and our friendship only deepened.
10 Precious Latin Quotes To Guide You Through Life
Sometimes we need a few reminders to get us through life and help us find perspective in the midst of chaos. And what better reminders that some good old age advice. It ages better than fine wine!!
Hey Mom, I never told you this before, but...
Hey Mom. I never told you this before, but… I'm depressed. I'll admit, it took me by surprise. It wasn't necessarily a feeling of being ok one day and then not ok the next. Looking back, I can see that it happened gradually. One day was tough, then another, then another, until I couldn't force myself to get out of bed. The thought of getting up to shower made me retreat even further under the blankets. And food? Food was the worst. Finding whatever remained of week-old meals that had been left in the fridge was absolute torture.
The Facial recognition dilemma
My phone, though inanimate, knows me Facially recognizes me all the time Knowing my every move, knows me Apparently maybe better than I know myself
Talking With: Actress Lisa Datz about CBS Drama ‘FBI: MOST WANTED’
This edition of "Talking With" focuses on actress Lisa Datz, who portrays Detective Carmen Schmidt on CBS crime drama “FBI: Most Wanted.”
Life Forced Me into a Tailspin so I Changed Directions
The new me is a little overweight, maybe 10–15 pounds, but still sexy as hell. My hair color is varied; according to the box the base color is Beeline Honey, but a stylist added light blond and auburn highlights. At one time, they blended beautifully. Then the grey roots grew exposing a skunk line down the middle of my head. I covered that with some anti-grey wash-in dye my husband used and learned "Just For Men" means not for women. It didn't turn out like I planned so now there are patches yes, patches of brown splattered around as if I recently finished a game of paintball.
Climate change is now on the menu at seafood restaurants
Restaurants update their menus all the time and this often goes unnoticed by diners. These changes are driven by culinary trends, consumer preferences and many environmental and socio-economic factors that affect the availability of the ingredients. According to a recent study published by my research team, we can now add climate change to this list.
The New Deal at Walmart: $200,000+ a Year
Overview How does $200 grand a year sound to you? Pretty good, eh? And what if you were 21, 22, or 23 years old and you were told that you could be earning not just six figures - but those six figures - in just two years time - and it’s with one of America’s leading companies?
Bambi turns 80
The classic film turns 80 Bambi was released in movie theaters in August of 1942. This American animated classic was directed by David Hand who supervised a team of sequence directors. The film was the fifth animated feature produced by Walt Disney and is based on Austrian author and hunter Felix Salten's 1923 book Bambi, a Life in the Woods.
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Mother's Day Confessions
Write a letter to your mom and confess something you’ve never shared before.$2,500 Grand Prize8 days left
The Fantasy Prologue
Write the first chapter of a fantasy fiction story. We’ll give you the first sentence.$10,000 Grand Prize15 days left
The Moment of Freedom
Write about freedom. Do good for Ukraine.$10k donation Grand PrizeClosed
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Over the last 5 years, creators on Vocal have shared nearly one million stories that have attracted, inspired, and entertained hundreds of millions of readers around the world. In response, readers have provided creators with valuable insights and feedback via Likes, Tips, and Pledges to show their support.
Announcing the Ship of Dreams Titanic Challenge Winners and Runners-Up
Congratulations to Harmony Kent, author of “Lifeboat Seven” and to Ryan Smith, author of “No Man’s Land” — both worthy winners of our Ship of Dreams Challenge here on Vocal.
The Moment of Freedom: A Collection of Stories
In peace, continue your art; in war, continue your art; in freedom, continue your art; in captivity, continue your art! -Mehmet Murat ildan
From Across the Room Poetry Challenge Winners
From across the room (or rather, the screen), the Vocal Team fell head over heels in love with nearly 3,500 poems submitted to the Vocal+ “From Across The Room" Challenge. Inspired by the idea of love at first sight, the Vocal creative community once again delivered with heart and soul. After a month and a half of reading love poems, and with final judging by Kirun Kapur, esteemed editor of the Beloit Poetry Journal and creative writing professor at Amherst College, we are thrilled to announce our winners.
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Vocal Stands with Ukraine
As chaos, fear, and tensions mount during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, people all over the world are looking for ways to help. We've all found ourselves talking about this war with friends and family, and there's a big reason for that: those conversations bring visibility to the things that matter and make room for change. They allow us to hope and imagine a future where peace, unity, and safety are accessible to everyone.
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