How to Write a Meaningful Father's Day Card

by Amber Dickson
How to write a meaningful Father's Day card
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If you find conquering the blank space at the bottom of a Father’s Day card daunting, you are not alone.  It can be difficult to express yourself even if you have an ideal relationship with your father or father figure, let alone one that is more complicated.  When you want to write something heartfelt but don’t know where to start, consider using one of these prompts:         

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Editorial Calendar Planning Is Hard - Here's How We Do It

by Bruno Bornsztein

Editorial Calendar Planning Is Hard - Here's How We Do It

Coordinating all the content on a blog like Curbly is no small feat. We have four full-time employees, plus a cast of incredible freelance contributors from all over the country (and the world!). We want our content to be relevant, focused, and thoughtful - so how do we do it? Today I want to share all the behind-the-scenes stuff that happens here at Curbly, every month, in order to get more than 30 blog posts pitched, written, edited, and published. Read on for the grisly details!

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What It's Like to Earn Your Income Through Blogging

by Bruno Bornsztein

That's us at Curbly, pretending to work

Type 'how to make money blogging' into Google and you'll choke on a pile of spammy-sounding search results telling you how, if you'd only give up your e-mail address or credit card number, you'd learn the secret to living like a billionaire on your pajama-based blogging income.

I've been making a living publishing a blog (my full-time income, supporting a family of four) since 2008, and as a supplemental income since 2006, and blogging as a hobby since 2003, so I guess I'm as qualified to speak on the subject as anyone else. Plus, I don't want your credit card number.

The bottom line: there's no secret to making money on a blog. It's the same as making money from anything. It's mostly perseverance, hustle, and the willingness to keep trying.

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Vintage Typewriters in Design

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Vintage Typewriters in Design

Photo Image: LuphiaLoves

Can you think of anything unappealing about the design of vintage typewriters?  They evoke feelings of long, arduous hours of thinking and rethinking brilliant ideas, plunking along until the last page is yanked from the rollers with satisfied uncertainty. It's old school at its best.  Even if you're not a writer, you can't deny the coolness of a vintage typwriter sitting there all "I still look so good, even if you prefer a boring keyboard". Grab one or two before it's too late. Plus, it's a darned clever way to add a splash of color...

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How to make a virtual cork board on your Mac.

by DIY Maven

How to make a virtual cork board on your Mac.

I snagged an new MacBook Pro a few weeks ago, and now I freely admit I'm a total Mac snob. I bow to the altar of The Fruit! Remove those inferior PCs from my home! Yup, a real snob, and I'm not going to apologize for it either. Um...you'll have to excuse me, my infatuation made me lose my point for a minute there. Yes, my point...I've been looking at some cool software to add to my new love. One in particular is Scrivener. Scrivener enables...

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How To Analyze Your Own Handwriting.

by Chris Gardner

How To Analyze Your Own Handwriting.

Want to know what your scribing says about your personality?

S-cool.com states, "Every time you scribble a few lines of handwriting you are giving away a great deal about yourself and your character. Everyone has an individual style of writing - this is why, occasionally, we can tell who a letter is from before we even open the envelope!As scary as it sounds, even your signature is a big giveaway to your personality! Professional graphologists...

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Plumbing of age: what every first-time homeowner should know about the sewer system, part one

by Bruno Bornsztein

Sewage backup in your basement... ahh... home-ownership.
I wrote this essay shortly after moving into my house, and I'm digging it out after being reminded by another first-time-homeowner's post about the joys of main-line backups. Part 1: The sewer never sleeps.

There was poop coming out of a hole in my basement.

I came home near midnight. I had some papers I wanted to put away. I went down in the dark, and when I stepped off the last stair, I heard a splash. No big deal, though. I’d had...

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