Stop Calling Your Children 'Josh'
Dear expectant mothers, fathers, or people otherwise considering changing their names, I am writing to you regarding the present name crisis stemming from the overuse of the name 'Josh'. Do NOT, under any circumstances, contribute any further to this crisis by creating yet another birth certificate with the name 'Josh' on it. It's not trendy, or cute, or anything in-between the two. It's downright inconsiderate of you. Why? Well, where do I begin?
How Generosity Made Me Richer
I've always had a strange relationship with money. I'm not bad with it, but I've never been someone to spend hours looking for the perfect deal to save a few dollars, or that person who gets defensive over their belongings when someone asks to borrow something. Of course, when I get hit with multiple bills, or the weekly grocery shop costs a bit more than usual, I do worry a little bit. But I find comfort knowing that things always have their way of working out. I often find that as long as you keep giving when the opportunities arise, then you'll always receive what you need when the tables turn.
How to Write a Top Story for Vocal
Even if you're brand new to Vocal, chances are, one of the first things you saw when you popped onto the site was a list of Top Stories that had been published within the last few days. Generally speaking, these stories are selected because they're the most likely to attract reads and appeal to a broader audience.
5 Celebrities Who Would Survive the Apocalypse
Have you ever wondered what would happen to celebrities in an apocalypse? No? Well now you have. Welcome to my obscure train of thought. But seriously, when you really think about it, would celebrities be more or less likely to survive than the general population?
Vocal Memes for Established Creators
Life can be tough sometimes. No, scratch that, life can be drop-dead awful sometimes. But when times get tough, I find that humour and seeing the lighter side to things always paves the way to a more positive outlook. I think Maurice Chevalier summed it up quite nicely when he said:
An Absence of Colour
Jayden moved his pencil back and forth across the face of his colouring book as he lay belly-down on the living room floor. His face was a depiction of pure concentration. Not even the loud car horns which emanated from the busy traffic on the streets below the apartment could stir him from his trance. Laya watched curiously from her position on the old vintage couch, her laptop had sent itself to sleep due to lack of use, and the barely started essay for her psychology course had been long-since forgotten.
Warning: The following story, while entirely fictional, may be disturbing for some readers. Reader discretion is advised. Part One
I Borrowed my Housemates' Pets this Halloween for a Photoshoot
The only thing better than Halloween and pets is pets dressed for Halloween. Not convinced? Well, there's a good reason why Americans spend an estimated $350 million each year on Halloween costumes for their pets.