Am I Crazy for Moving to Haiti?
When you think about Haiti, what's the first thing that comes to mind? If you watch the news, you might have visions of earthquakes, violent protests, and poverty dancing in your mind's eye. And if you heard of a spoiled white girl who planned to move there, you would probably call her crazy.
There Is Nothing Wrong with Me
I have always been fat. Ever since I can remember, I have been the victim of the last socially acceptable prejudice in Western culture. Whether it was a neighbor telling me that I was shapeless or my mom telling me that I would look better in a dress if only I would lose some weight, my size has always been a topic of conversation. Oh, and then there was the boy at school who once implied that I was physically incapable of walking a few blocks because I was heavy.
7 Lessons We Can Learn from Children
I don’t have kids, and I don’t know if I ever will, but I still marvel at them. Little human beings are entertaining, heartwarming, and the stewards of our future. But they can also be our teachers. Here are seven lessons I think all adults can learn from the little ones in their lives.
5 Grammar “Rules” We Should Ignore (And 3 We Shouldn’t)
I’m a bit of a grammar nerd. I might not know all the technical terms that define every rule in the English language, but I know when something isn’t quite right — and it drives me crazy. With that being said, I do believe that there are a handful of so-called grammar rules that we must ignore if we are to write effectively for modern audiences. Which rules do you think we should permanently kick to the curb? This article discusses the ones that I would like to vote off the island, as well as some of the ones that I think go unobserved too often.
My Vocal Experience So Far: Pros and Cons
Before I started publishing on Vocal, I had seen advertisements for it on various social media platforms, and I had even visited the site a few times. However, I quickly forgot about it because, well, I didn’t have the mental space to think about hopping onto yet another writing platform. But I finally decided to give Vocal a try. I’ve been here for just over a month, and I have developed some definite opinions about Vocal. There are plenty of good things to say… and a few negative as well.
I almost fainted when I saw the UPS man on my porch. I placed my hand on the door, ready to yank it open and tell him he had the wrong place. But my body froze. The words stuck in my throat. Time ground to a halt. My heart turned to stone. He may as well have been a venomous spider for all that I could do in his presence.
5 Things You Didn’t Know about Health and Weight
Overweight and obesity are associated with an increased risk of a whole slew of serious health conditions, from heart disease to diabetes and everything in between. But let’s tap the brakes right there. Being fat is associated with those diseases… but does that mean the fat itself is the problem? Not necessarily. Let’s talk about some little-known facts about health and weight.