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Stories in Journal that you’ll love, handpicked by our team.
Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Content Warning Tags Are Here (ye)!
Vocal has heard and listened to our requests and ideas (and pleas and cries and foot stomping) for some official and consistent content warning options. We now have a content warning tag available in all communities. Yay!!! I can’t wait to test it out with this article.Donna ReneePublished 10 days ago in Journal
Freshly Picked Stories
This week, I was talking to Roy Stevens about the mysterious nature of what makes something a Top Story. Like I told Roy, I’ll never complain about being overlooked on Vocal. Even if I never get another Top Story again, I’m good. I’ve gotten plenty during my first three months publishing here, and I love seeing other people get their chance to shine.Naomi GoldPublished 19 days ago in Journal
On Venn diagrams, moles, contronyms, and James Joyce
I’m not going to talk about Venn diagrams. For those interested, take a look elsewhere. Or another elsewhere (the latter is not very informative, and it rather serves the purpose of convincingly showing that science is a form of art; I also drop a screenshot below for those who are lazy to open unknown hyperlinks).
From the Aquarian Journal - A Whiney-ass Expose'
From the Aquarian Journal - A Whiney-ass Expose *** Content Warning: Contains Whining, Self-pity and Explicit Language*** There are moments, as part of the human condition, when I just want to give it all up - throw in the towel - bury my head in the sand - blame everything or everyone else. Well, I guess it’s just one of those days (don’t listen to this song, which contains very vulgar language and references, if you are offended by such things). But, in the end, I just can’t, or won’t. Guess I’m stubborn like that. What I have learned over decades is that, once I spend a short time whining and berating myself, I like to take a deep-dive into my own reality, burst the delusions, and improve where I need to improve. The “fault” is rarely external. It’s not - Poor me - nobody likes me or my writing - they just don’t understand.KJ AartilaPublished 23 days ago in Journal
I’m Calling Corporate Bullshit: Why You Should Never Bring Your Authentic Self to Work
In a world where the office is increasingly turning into a new altar of worship, and work is the religion, the concept of ‘bringing your whole authentic self to work’ is a siren song. This song promises a sense of belonging, purpose, and even transcendence. But as we look closer, a cunning corporate ploy emerges from the depths: the commodification of your identity. The implications of this ploy go beyond the workplace, permeating the very fabric of our society and personal lives.Paige Holloway
Whiners, Climbers, and Shiners
I joined Vocal + almost three years ago, intending to blow away the world with my skills. Instead, I realized I had to learn to write. You see, I've had story ideas ginned in my head for decades that I thought might get me committed to an insane asylum. I wonder if Edgar Poe or Stephen King were worried about that. I'd watch movies, streaming shows, or read stories and think, Wow! I can do better than that. What were they thinking? The same old plots keep getting recycled. I was openly critical. Then a friend said, "Put your money where your mouth is; prove it."J. S. WadePublished 25 days ago in Journal
Stories in Poem
We are all very familiar with the traditional prose novels that dominate our lives and our libraries, and even our favorite NetFlix movies. And we are equally (perhaps) familiar with poetry, that unfortunately many avoid for both good and bad reasons. Mostly bad, we’d say, as you need to take your time with poetry, and most are too impatient these days.JD Pernoste and Anneliese Dahl
Would You Continue To Write Microfiction if Vocal Allowed it?
Writing is one of my favorite things to do. Writing: Makes you think. Puts your thoughts in order. Makes your mind work better. Takes you to other worlds, times, and places. Allows your imagination to run wild. Challenges your creativity.Carol Townend
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Cryptocurrency and Cybersecurity
Introduction Cryptocurrencies have revolutionized the world of finance, offering individuals unprecedented control over their wealth and financial transactions. However, with great power comes great responsibility, and the decentralized nature of cryptocurrencies also presents unique cybersecurity challenges. This article explores the importance of cybersecurity in the world of cryptocurrency and provides valuable tips for protecting your digital wealth.Sandunika PremadasaPublished about a minute ago in Journal
Crypto in Emerging Markets
Introduction Cryptocurrency, once considered a niche phenomenon, has now become a global phenomenon, with its impact reaching far beyond developed economies. In recent years, emerging markets have emerged as a hotbed for cryptocurrency adoption and innovation. This article explores the rise of crypto in emerging markets and its potential to become the next frontier for digital finance.Sandunika PremadasaPublished 4 minutes ago in Journal
Crypto in Emerging Markets
Introduction Cryptocurrency has gained significant popularity and recognition in recent years as a digital form of currency that operates independently of traditional financial systems. While its adoption has been widespread in developed economies, the potential impact of cryptocurrencies in emerging markets cannot be overlooked. In this article, we will explore the role of crypto in emerging markets and how it is becoming the next frontier for digital finance.Sandunika PremadasaPublished 8 minutes ago in Journal
The Role of Blockchain in Healthcare
Introduction In today's digital age, data security is of paramount importance, especially in sensitive sectors like healthcare. The increasing digitization of medical records and the need for secure sharing of patient information have led to the exploration of innovative technologies to safeguard data integrity and privacy. One technology that holds great promise in addressing these challenges is blockchain. In this article, we will explore the role of blockchain in healthcare and how it is revolutionizing data security in the industry.Sandunika PremadasaPublished 11 minutes ago in Journal
HR’s Unspoken Secrets: 5 Essential Strategies to Master the Art of Self-Introduction in Job Interviews
In the world of job interviews, the power of a compelling self-introduction cannot be underestimated. As an HR who worked in semiconductor industry, I understand the importance of making a strong first impression. A well-crafted self-introduction sets the stage for a successful interview, allowing candidates to showcase their skills, experience, and personality.P. AmbrosePublished 15 minutes ago in Journal
Introduction The rapid growth of cryptocurrencies has presented both opportunities and challenges for regulators around the world. As digital currencies become increasingly mainstream, governments and regulatory bodies are grappling with the task of developing comprehensive frameworks to govern their use. In this article, we will delve into the global insights and implications of cryptocurrency regulation, exploring the approaches taken by different countries and the potential impact on the cryptocurrency ecosystem.Sandunika PremadasaPublished 16 minutes ago in Journal
Blockchain and Renewable Energy
Introduction As the world grapples with the urgent need to transition to sustainable energy sources, blockchain technology has emerged as a promising tool to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy. Blockchain, initially associated with cryptocurrencies, has found applications in various industries, and its potential in the renewable energy sector is gaining recognition. In this article, we will explore the intersection of blockchain and renewable energy, highlighting the benefits, challenges, and future implications of this powerful combination in paving the way to a sustainable future.Sandunika PremadasaPublished 21 minutes ago in Journal
Shades of Redemption
In the seedy underbelly of the city, Johnny "Viper" Malone reigned as the feared and ruthless gangster. His piercing gaze struck fear into the hearts of those who dared to cross his path. He was a force to be reckoned with, ruling with an iron fist and an insatiable thirst for power.
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