5 tips to improve your critical thinking

Every day, a sea of decisions stretches before us. Some are small and unimportant, but others have a larger impact on our lives. For example, which politician should I vote for? Should I try the latest diet craze? Or will email make me a millionaire? We’re bombarded with so many decisions that it’s impossible to […]

How to pick up a cat like a pro

Hi, my name is Dr. Uri Burstyn I’m a veterinarian in Vancouver BC and I’d like to welcome you to my series of practical skills for pet owners We’re here today with Claudia, she’s a little one-year-old girl cat and We’re gonna have Mr. Pirate joining us a little bit later just to talk a […]

How to beat your fear of roller coasters

Roller coasters are designed to be scary. If youre remotely afraid of them, you are part of the majority. Theme park rides have been designed to induce fear, which raises our heart rates, leads to faster breathing, and ultimately releases adrenaline. Its the adrenaline, a hormone linked to the fight-or-flight response, that gives us a […]

How to make your writing funnier

Did you ever notice how many jokes start with, “Did you ever notice?” And what’s the deal with, “What’s the deal?” There’s a lot of funny to be found by simply noticing the ordinary, everyday things you don’t ordinarily notice everyday. So if you’d like to add a little humor to that story, or speech, […]

How to write descriptively

We read fiction for many reasons. To be entertained, to find out who done it, to travel to strange, new planets, to be scared, to laugh, to cry, to think, to feel, to be so absorbed that for a while we forget where we are. So, how about writing fiction? How do you suck your […]