When Samuel Johnson wrote his influential English dictionary in the 18th century, it took him seven years to write the meanings of 40,000 words.
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Kissing can increase your life expectancy by up to 5 years! Plus as an added bonus it will increase elasticity in the face making you look even younger.
Kissing for one minute burns 26 calories, but passionately kissing someone for the same amount of time can burn an incredible 74 calories!
So, if you want to live longer and burn some calories, pucker your lips.
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2014 Golden Heart® Finalist
Though today is not Wednesday, this message is true any day of the week.
I heard someone say recently that our emotions do not define us.
You can be angry without being an angry person.
You can be brave without thinking of yourself as courageous.
You can find peace in the rocky places of life.
You I can be kind to someone without forgiving them.
The point is that we are more than the sum of our emotions and actions.
Grief or feeling betrayed or hurt or angry is a fleeting thing. What matters is how we respond in the long run.
I’m trying to choose peace and kindness. Some days are better than others.
This is off my usual subjects, but there’s a great contest for published and unpublished authors if you’re interested. Here are the details.
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If you are a published or unpublished author, this is a great contest to enter.
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