What Are Your Thoughts About Reblogging on WordPress?

On WordPress.com, there is an option to “reblog” other bloggers’ posts to your own blog. It works by taking a portion of the original post and post it to the blog of the one who reblogged together with a link back to the original post. You may include a comment to the reblogged post though […]

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The Most Protected Artifacts Across the Globe

This is a guest post by John Hannen. Covering everything from intricate collections of jewels to fine pieces of art, humanity has certainly gathered together a remarkable range of precious items over history. As these items have an immense value and high insurance costs attached to them though, you may find yourself pondering how these […]

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A Secured House

Image: “Modern bust of Catullus on the Piazza Carducci in Sirmione”, Wikimedia The following epigram illustrates an amusing play on words. It was written by Gaius Valerius Catullus (c. 84 BC – c. 54 BC), a Roman poet during the late Roman Republic, and was translated by Theodore Martin from Latin in The Poems of Catullus, 1861. […]

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10 Shocking Facts You Didn’t Know About Bedding

This is a guest post by Kavita Paliwal. We all know how much a good bedding is important for a great night sleep. A good sleep leads to a better health. It won’t be wrong to say that a nice sleep is equivalently important as eating healthy and exercising. So, for making sure that you […]

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How to Switch Back to the WordPress Classic Editor

A few days ago, WordPress 5.0 was finally launched and together with it, was the new WordPress editor called “Gutenberg”. though it could already be tested a while ago. While the editor received several good reviews and praises from a number of tech sites, I personally find it lacking. I have used this new editor […]

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A Starmonger and a Lottery Prediction and Disappointment, Oh My!

There is a Filipino idiom, “pera na, naging bato pa“, which literally translates to, “what should have been money on hand just turned into stone”. The following true story that I witnessed when I was in the Philippines illustrates this idiom perfectly. During my stay in the Philippines, I had neighbors who are a couple […]

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WordPress.com Plans will no Longer Offer Free Domain Credits

I was informed this morning that WordPress.com will no longer offer one-year free domain credit upon renewal of its subscription plans (Personal, Premium, and Business) starting on December 19, 2018. Those of you who are subscribed to WordPress.com’s plans may already be aware of this. I received the following email from WordPress.com which said: We […]

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Some Blog-Related Updates

I’m in the process of cleaning up my blog and I just realized the amount of work waiting to be done. Previously, I have been using a “first letter” format for my titles, that is, every first letter of every word in the title is capitalized. However, I now find this format atrocious to look […]

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10 Things Students Should Keep in Mind for Performing Well in Any Exam

This is a guest post by Shreya Singh. “Stay focused, chase your dreams, be motivated and keep moving forward” and nothing else can be a better approach to attain satisfaction in life. We all know and follow it too but what happens when the clock ticks a few days before the exam (be it regular […]

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A Dismal Epitaph

While browsing findagrave.com earlier, I came across one of the gloomiest epitaphs I have ever seen. The headstone belongs to Henry Beck (1842-1899). Beck was born in Germany and died in the United States. He was buried in Mayville Cemetery (originally called the IOOF Cemetery) located in Mayville, Oregon. Here is the epitaph: Poorly born,Poorly lived;Poorly […]

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