According to health experts wearing a face mask, even homemade one made of cotton, is an effective method in reducing the transmission of coronavirus

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Many people around the world refuse to wear a face mask despite the authorities mandating that they should wear it to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Some people wear face masks so they enter various establishments, such as supermarkets, drugstores, banks, and more. However, they often remove the mask when they are already inside.

In the U.S. several states are re-opening but still order people to stay at home. At the same time, they are requiring people to wear face masks when they go out of their homes to minimize the spread of the highly contagious and deadly virus.

Orders to wear a face mask

Despite…


Captivate your readers with the right hooks, so they’ll be encouraged to read more in-depth.

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When it comes to writing, it can sometimes be really challenging to figure out the best way to make progress — not just to write what you want to write, but to do so in such a way that it attracts readers.

For instance, a good friend of mine started a blog recently, and I know him to make quality work, but he told me that he was considering stopping since it wasn’t receiving the traction he was hoping for.

Writing can be strange, since you can polish your article as much as you can and give it all the…


The year is about the close, and people around the world are wishing that the pandemic would end as the year ends. With the availability of vaccines for the virus, it is time to look at what the world will look like after the pandemic is curbed.

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The novel coronavirus that is still affecting the world causes most people to be confined to their homes for several months. It is reorienting people’s relation to the outside world, to each other, and government. Now that several vaccines will be available for COVID-19, the world can start to get back on track. However, according to scientists, there will be changes, as the virus is not likely to be eradicated.

The changes that will happen in the coming months, or probably several years, will be unsettling or unfamiliar. Will touching other persons going to be taboo? …


NLP is essentially a way of controlling your behavior and thoughts to bring about the object of your effort or ambition

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The most valuable resource that any of us will ever have in this world is time. After all, we can accomplish many things with enough time.

However, it’s a resource that is often in short supply, specifically because it’s wasted on distractions, procrastination, interruptions, and other habits that keep us from maintaining a consistently high level of productivity and reaching the objectives we set for ourselves.

This is where Neuro-Linguistic Programming, more commonly referred to as NLP, comes into play. In this article, we will discuss how to achieve maximum efficiency and improve your performance to help you achieve your…


Despite the slow burn and lack of character development, this installment of the Haunting Anthology has a satisfying conclusion that will stay in your mind long after it has ended

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The Haunting of Bly Manor promotional poster © Netflix

The Haunting of Bly Manor, Netflix’s follow-up to their popular supernatural horror television series, The Haunting of Hill House, is neither as ambitious nor as scary as its predecessor.

However, what it lacks in the chilling and terrifying scenes, it more than makes up for its heart. …


The environment, the music, the home, the expressions; they tell as much of the story as the narration and the dialogue

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Armie Hammer and Lily James in Rebecca. © Netflix

When I heard that Rebecca, the 1938 novel penned by Daphne du Maurier, was getting a modern adaptation, I wasn’t quite sure if it was such a good idea. After all, this isn’t the first time that the story would be seen on the silver screen, and the first time it was turned into a film, but also, the director’s seat was originally filled by none other than Alfred Hitchcock himself.

I don’t know about you, but anyone who is thinking about creating a modern take and sharing the limelight with Alfred Hitchcock is probably in danger of having their…


How do you find a balance between passion and virality?

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My friends got into an argument the other day about whether or not being a content creator on YouTube can be considered a real career. I lean firmly toward the idea that, yes, it can be considered a real career. However, it can sometimes be mind-boggling to think about the sheer effort and luck involved when developing a video that goes viral.

After all, it isn’t just about that single video, but trying to maintain a successful run past the initial viral submission.

YouTube is one of those platforms that’s something of an enigma. On one hand you have incredible…


We need to get enough time and space for our minds to wander and our bodies to release creativity-enhancing chemicals

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Time and again, I find myself coming up with the best ideas whenever I’m in the shower. Whether it’s finding a solution to a problem that’s been gnawing at the back of my mind or inspiring some creativity, showering always seems to coax out my inner genius. And I know that there are many others like myself who experience the same thing.

So, if you’ve ever wondered why you always get creative flashes and epiphanies while you’re in the shower and mindlessly scrubbing yourself clean, continue reading below. The reason for this phenomenon may just surprise you.

The perfect environment for creative thinking

Scott Barry Kaufmann…


It’s not all doom and gloom

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Book: Where the World Ends, by Geraldine McCaughrean; Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

I was in the grocery the other day, and the aisle where the disinfectants were located was suspiciously empty — wait, what? You’ve experienced the same thing? How weird.

How about this one? When I was in that same grocery store several weeks before, I went to purchase some toilet paper because we were running low, only to find that it was out of stock and — hold on! This, too? Not just you? Your friends as well? What an odd coincidence!

Okay, I’ve let this little charade go on for far too long. It’s pretty obvious that we’ve all…


We can’t change what’s going on in the world, but we can control what we can do at home

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Imagine if you’re already 60+ and you’re already enjoying your retirement. Then, COVID-19 happened. Not only did it lock your prospects of traveling dim, but you’re also at a constant threat of getting ill. People over 60 are more vulnerable to the disease. Those who have died are mostly at this age or over. Doctors advise that if you’re a senior, you have to stay isolated.

Local transmission is still rampant all over the world. Going across borders increases the chances of becoming infected. Therefore, it raises the question — will tourism be just a dream among seniors? Won’t you…

Bernadine Racoma

Mom of 7, loves to travel and watch movies & concerts. Like her poetry she writes from the heart (and mind) and treats each piece a work of art. She loves dogs!

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