The reasoning behind my choice, the journey, and the next steps.

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Why I’m Writing About This

  • I believe that during this pandemic we can achieve more as a society by sharing valid information from reliable sources and by having open discussions about all aspects of this crisis, than through fear-triggering messages, blaming of others, or pressure from either peers or authority figures.
  • The information available online about COVID-19 vaccines and the benefits of a worldwide vaccination campaign is filled with contradictory or false data, making it difficult for many people to make a decision regarding their own protection or the protection of their children.
  • We seem more socially divided than ever and fighting each other will…


And what’s up with all that space travel?

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Richard Branson, the billionaire founder of Virgin Galactic, is going to space on Sunday (July 11). Woo-hoo, I guess.

The 70-year-old junior astronaut — vanity label — will leave Earth tomorrow for a 90-minute suborbital flight, thus beating Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in the wacky space race by 9 whole days.

But that’s OK, since Bezos’s Blue Origin mission will literally place this billionaire — don’t lose count — at an altitude that is 12 miles higher than the one that will be reached by Branson’s crew.

All of this crazy stuff will be watched from the ground by billionaire…


A Step-By-Step Critical Thinking Strategy

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The Premise

In March 2011, the Animal Planet channel screened a TV special called “Mermaids: The Body Found”. It presented video footage of alleged mermaid sightings and featured interviews with several scientists, one of them described as a former scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

It was sensational news and people all over the world reacted to the information regarding the possibility of humanity finally being able to prove the existence of these until then thought of as mythical creatures. There it all was, on Animal Planet. Videos, scientific evidence, and all. What a spectacular moment in the…


Simple and effective.

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Turn your articles into simple videos and reach new audiences.

Simple, quick, and effective.

Your articles can get a new life through a new format, on a secondary platform.

And you get a chance to have your content discovered by a new audience.

Minimal graphics and voice-over.

It’s that easy.

Don’t worry, you don’t even have to film anything and for some pieces of content, you may not even need the voice-over.

Short videos that present core elements of information or the steps of a strategy perform incredibly well.

I used this method to summarize several of…


Or anywhere else.

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I’ll skip the story-like intro.

I hate intros anyway and you’re here for the list.

Let’s not waste any of our time.

Here we go.

  • I already have my own platforms and I’m satisfied with the results. On Medium, I am primarily reposting content from my blogs. I consider this practice licensing content to an external platform, similar to what I do with online courses.
  • I never pitched any of my content. Both audience and collaborators found me anyway. Write about topics that you are passionate about, in areas where you are knowledgeable, complete it to a decent level that…


10+ Years into the game.

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Never rely on a platform you don’t own.

That’s it, that’s my best advice for you.

The most precious piece of “content creation wisdom” that I’ve gained over more than ten years of blogging and creating various types of online content.

You can close the browser window now or you can stick around a little more to find out what informs my advice and what secondary recommendations stem from it.

Ah, so you've stayed. Thank you.

Let’s see what else I’ve got for you.

Hopefully, you will find some of this stuff useful.

Why You Should Never Rely On An Online Platform You Do Not Own

This goes for any type of external…


We should fight against it.

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It’s everywhere and it has to stop.

If we want to preserve the arts and the sciences as realms of skill and expertise, that is.

What is Ghostwriting?

Everyone is a writer these days. Or a composer, a painter, a director, a motivational speaker, a preacher, or a fantastic science writer.

In fact, a person can be all of those things at once.

Why?

Because one no longer has to have the specific skills required by each of these fields.

Enter ghostwriting, the process where an individual or a company exploits the written work of another person and presents it publicly as their…


Routine, sacrifice, and legacy.

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There’s nothing better in the horror movie genre than a classic gothic ghost story.

After “The Haunting of Hill House” (2018), the follow-up drama series “The Haunting of Bly Manor” (2020) excels at delivering the same high-quality thrills to audiences worldwide.

Along with the scary story, the exceptional aesthetics, and the supernatural romance, the 9-episode series includes elements that allow social commentary on a variety of topics.

For this article, I want to focus my analysis on the psychology of “The Haunting of Bly Manor” on three subjects that I consider to be the most significant in the series: Routine…


… and the cringey modern comments they deserve.

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I like old books and I cannot lie. — Yes, everything about this post will be cringe-worthy.

“Conundrums, Riddles and Puzzles” by Dean Rivers was likely first published in 1893 according to an initial copyright notice inside the 1903 book, and according to its editor it contains “one thousand of the latest and best Conundrums, gathered from every conceivable source, and comprising many that are entirely new and original”.

I enjoy riddles, puns, and puzzles, so stumbling upon a collection from more than 100 years ago felt like a treat.

“This should be good”, I said to myself and started…


And my favorite lines from each of them

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As expected, Jane Austen adaptations appear more than once.

  • Movies are listed in no particular order.

1. A Room With A View

Lucia Grosaru

Psychology MA. Assertiveness and Critical Thinking Advocate. Author of PsychologyCorner.com & Everyday Psychology on Medium.

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