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Chelsea Edgell
Polishing the written word 'til it goddamn shines
Polishing the written word 'til it goddamn shines

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It's Time to Talk About Chronotypes in the Workplace
Photo by a.koto   |  Creative Commons 2.0 "Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise." The supposed virtues of the early riser are deeply ingrained in Western society. Whether you attribute this to the enduring cultural influence ...

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Quirks and Character Flaws I: Reasons not to go to the museum with me
 “Chelsea, I don’t want to know any more facts about hyenas.”
– A former roommate Image by Rohit
Varma   |   Creative Commons  ·          I can start literally every sentence with “Did
you know…” for hours on end. ·          I love the fascinating but...

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#GivingTuesday, Class Bias and Poverty Stigma
Photo by Christopher Titzer (Creative Commons) It is a
vulgar and distasteful fact that in job hunting, one of the most important
traits to display – skills and experience be damned – is the fact that you do
not really need the job you’re
applying for. (Yes...

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Neurodiversity, Spoon Theory, and Civility in the Workplace
Empathy is a key skill in learning to co-exist with others, and acknowledging the existence of perspectives different from your own is critical to the active practice of empathy. But more important still is taking the next step, and allowing that knowledge ...

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Repost: The Ivory-Handled Bread Knife
As part of my little foray into my older writings, I have decided to share some things here. This short story was originally published on Jam Jar Words, which is now unfortunately no longer online. So I thought I would re-post it! - Chelsea The Ivory-Handl...

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The Stories That Change Everything
Over the past several months, I have been going over old writings of mine that either never saw the light of day or were published pseudonymously via one avenue or another. Spanning more than a decade and a half, these pieces fill notebooks and USB keys, an...

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In the most basic sense, geeks are subject matter experts. They are creatives with tons of knowledge and skills, complete with an irrepressible inclination to share their passions with those around them, in-group or not. These are the truths underpinning Th...

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Writing Exercise: Finding Your Voice in Self-Parody
Riders at the Pantomime Horse Grand National  |  Birmingham News Room   | CC 2.0 The best parodies are those that come from a place of familiarity, if not also a place of warmth. This
familiarity makes parody a valuable tool for those who are struggling

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Read me elsewhere: The Loudest Geeks in the Room
via Image Comics I just wanted to drop a quick link to share my first blog post for The Loudest Geeks in the Room, where you can follow me and a few other cool folks. My piece is about comics, spy fiction, and that weird intersection of ageism and sexism wh...

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Diving Into Deep Water: My favourite strategy for coping with writer's block
Chris Ford  |   Creative Commons "I came to explore the wreck. The words are purposes. The words are maps. I came to see the damage that was done and the treasures that prevail. I stroke the beam of my lamp slowly along the flank of something more permanent...
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