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Brian E. Young
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Vonnegut’s advice: “Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.” 

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AP and Chicago style allow for "They" to be used to refer to a single person.

American standardized tests however still encourage the outdated rules.

Language change is normal. Learn to love it.

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I found this thought-provoking, controversial, and insightful. These words really helped me understand seeing mental illnesses in a positive light.

Certified psychiatrist, MIT cognitive neuroscientist and researcher Kelly Brogan discusses treating depression and mental illness.

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"As my colleagues have reported (here and here), when it comes down to it, it’s not the body or the metabolism that are actually creating overweight or obesity – it’s the brain. We all know intuitively those poor decisions are what make you gain weight and better ones are what make you lose it."

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“I have a lot of feelings about people’s need to monitor the food intake allergies or health problems of other people. To take them really personally and feel the need to judge them as ‘real’ or not.”

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"On this season of Working, we visit the city of Baltimore, to talk to people about their jobs there. We're hoping to learn about how the city informs their work, and how they are shaping Baltimore itself, by working."

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"Some people, particularly younger folks, are adamant that the term belligerent means “drunk.” It’s a misanalysis of the word, perhaps associating being intoxicated with being ready to fight. Instead, belligerent derives from the Latin word bellum, meaning “war,” also found in bellicose, and the term applied to that period before a war, particularly the U.S. Civil war, antebellum."
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