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About Sherrie Hurd

Sherrie Hurd is a professional writer and artist with over 10 years of experience. She is an advocate for mental health awareness and nutrition. Sherrie studied Psychology, Journalism, and Fine Arts, receiving an Associates in Marketing. She has written for Beacon, a southern college publication, and is an author of a full-length non-fiction novel. Sherrie spends most of her time giving life to the renegade thoughts. As the words erupt and form new life, she knows that she is yet again free from the nagging persistence of her muse.
  • Oldest Child syndrome

7 Signs of Oldest Child Syndrome and How to Get Over It

By |2020-02-15T13:28:53+02:00February 15th, 2020|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , |

Being the oldest sibling can be tough. After all, you were the Guinea pig, the one your parents used to learn how to be a parent. I guess that sounds kind of mean but think about it. Unless your parents worked at daycares or one of them babysit other children, when you, the oldest child [...]

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19th-Century Photos of Snowflakes Under a Microscope Show the Captivating Beauty of Nature’s Creations

By |2020-02-14T23:46:33+02:00February 13th, 2020|Categories: Physics & Natural Sciences, Uncommon Science|Tags: , |

Every snowflake is different, and yet, curiously the same. Why is this? Well, the fluffy edges and lengths are various, but each snowflake always has the same number of points. As a child, I folded paper and used scissors to cut shapes off the corners of the folded paper. Then I would fold the paper [...]

  • digital literacy

How Digital Literacy Sets You Up for Success and Ways to Improve It

By |2020-02-07T11:10:12+02:00February 7th, 2020|Categories: Brain Power, Education, Education & Technology, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , |

Understanding your way around technology improves your chances in life. Digital literacy doesn’t mean reading a book online. The only difference between reading a physical book and reading online is a page versus a screen. There’s little learning in that because anyone can do it. Digital literacy means much more than that. It means learning [...]

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Conversational Narcissism: How to Deal with People Who Have This Annoying Trait

By |2020-02-05T19:40:11+02:00February 5th, 2020|Categories: Personality|Tags: , , |

Again, here’s another topic you may have missed in life, or maybe not. Do you know someone who is a conversational narcissist? I was unaware that I was talking about myself too much. I was unaware that I was sharing bits of information and hardly asking any questions. My best friend was the biggest victim [...]

  • blaming yourself

The Toxic Habit of Blaming Yourself for Everything and How to Stop It

By |2020-02-03T22:54:18+02:00February 3rd, 2020|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , |

Blaming yourself for everything will not solve all the problems. In fact, it will cause many more. It has to stop. I have an example of two sides of a coin that are both toxic – that would be self-blame and being irresponsible. Honestly, I don’t know which one is worse. These traits come from [...]

7 Signs Your Emotional Baggage Is Keeping You Stuck and How to Move On

By |2020-02-02T20:54:30+02:00February 2nd, 2020|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , |

When you just cannot move forward in life, it could be that your unresolved emotional issues are weighing you down. So many of us carry emotional baggage from somewhere. It shows in the way we speak, our actions, and even our expressions. We can try to push and cram all our emotional belongings into a [...]

  • lighthouse keepers story

What an Introvert’s Dream Job Is Like: This Couple Left It All Behind to Become Lighthouse Keepers

By |2020-01-31T13:34:39+02:00January 31st, 2020|Categories: Introvert's World|Tags: , , , |

Being an introvert, I understand those who move to remote places. Here, I find rare instances to be totally alone. All my past jobs required me to be surrounded by people, some  I liked okay, but some were a challenge. Social situations, school, and even at home, also proved to be pretty difficult. So imagine, [...]

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Thought-Provoking TED Talk Shows What Power Our Words Actually Have

By |2020-01-29T22:47:59+02:00January 29th, 2020|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

We speak, sometimes without even paying close attention to the words we say. Our words are sometimes babbling, and not really any form of instruction or description at all. After viewing a TED talk about language, I started to look differently at the way I formed my words. Lera Boroditsky delves into the why we [...]