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About Sherrie Hurd, A.A.

Sherrie Hurd is a professional writer and artist with over 10 years of experience. She is an advocate for mental health awareness. Sherrie studied Psychology, Journalism, and Fine Arts at Memphis College of Arts and earned an Associate's degree in Marketing from Northeast Mississippi College. 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.
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The Unknown History of April Fools’ Day: Origins & Traditions

By |2020-04-01T23:34:22+03:00April 1st, 2020|Categories: History & Archaeology|Tags: , , |

Tricking people has become a normal pastime on the first of April. However, the history of April Fools’ Day is more interesting than that. For as long as I can remember, my friends and family have been playing tricks and lying to me on the first of April. Some of these tricks have been pretty shocking [...]

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The Struggle of Living with Anxiety in Times of Crisis: How to Stay Sane

By |2020-03-30T14:53:08+03:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

Let me tell you, living with anxiety is beyond difficult. So, you can imagine how it feels being anxious during a crisis. I’ve lived with anxiety as long as I can remember, even dealing with panic attacks during grade school. This illness didn’t just make me a little nervous - it was much worse than [...]

6 Worst Pandemics in History and What We Can Learn

By |2020-04-05T18:02:45+03:00March 26th, 2020|Categories: History & Archaeology, Medicine & Genetics, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Some of the worst pandemics in history have taken millions of lives. What lessons have we learned from these horrible events? Understanding the history of the worst pandemics requires the ability to differentiate between the epidemic and pandemic in the definition. First of all, the epidemic is an outbreak of the disease on a large [...]

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7 Fun Things to Do at Home That Will Work for Extroverts

By |2020-03-25T17:04:40+03:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: Personality|Tags: , , , , |

Even when you can't go out with friends, there are many fun things to do at home when you’re an extrovert. I’m no extrovert, but I know many of them. They love going out and socializing, love shopping, and also love to attend large events as well. Right now, so many of us are confined [...]

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5 George Orwell’s 1984 Quotes That Ring a Bell in Society Today

By |2020-03-24T14:53:09+03:00March 21st, 2020|Categories: Food for thought, Thought-Provoking Quotes|Tags: , , , , , |

The world hasn’t changed a great deal and yet, it has. George Orwell's 1984 quotes can still apply to the political and social norms of today. George Orwell, also known as Eric Author Blair, wrote his famous novel '1984' as a way of shedding light on totalitarianism, or total authoritarianism. He strove to oust the [...]

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The Raw Reality of Today’s Society in Eye-Opening Illustrations

By |2020-03-17T17:13:24+03:00March 17th, 2020|Categories: Arts & Movies, Food for thought|Tags: , , , |

If you don’t pay close attention, you will miss the truth of our society today. Things aren’t what they seem. I talk quite a bit about the eighties mainly because it seemed like a simpler time. However, older people may feel the same about the earlier decades as well. I guess it’s just the way [...]

  • i hate people

‘I Hate People’: Why You Feel This Way and How to Cope

By |2020-03-24T16:38:12+03:00March 13th, 2020|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , |

I have been guilty of saying “I hate people”, but I really don’t. There’s much more to my emotions, and I wish to think positively. Even the most friendly and extroverted person may say they hate people, but they don’t really mean it because, after all, they usually like people more than some of the [...]

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5 Signs Toxic Shame Is Taking Over Your Life & How to Stop It

By |2020-03-05T13:22:19+03:00March 5th, 2020|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

It’s not wrong to feel ashamed about something, but it is wrong to harbor toxic shame. How can we stop doing this? If you do something wrong, it’s perfectly normal to feel a little shame. But some of us struggle with the trap of unhealthy shame that always keeps us repeating past mistakes in our [...]