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A few weeks ago, I opened Twitter to read a shocking tweet from my favorite author TJ Klune. “I’m Angry,” it seethed. I am used to only happy TJ tweets, so this sudden change of tone made me wonder, “What set off such a happy-go-lucky person?” …

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I remember the wintry nights of December 2019 when I used to finish a 300 ml ice-cream tub all by myself in a matter of an hour or two. Yes, the ice-cream melted. But I hardly cared.

That I’d already gobbled up a ten-inch pizza before this didn’t deter me.

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Hey BAOS readers and writers!

I hope you’re doing well, and you and yours are safe amidst this pandemic.

No matter which part of the world we come from, the past few months have been difficult for all of us. These are challenging times. …

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Writing tools like Grammarly are like ketchup on fries. They add flavor to the original dish but overdoing it makes it soggy.

Having used Grammarly free for about five years now, I subscribed to the paid version a few months ago. …

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Written words have the power to influence your personality. The books enlisted in this article prove this.

These books have contributed to forming the best version of myself in 27 years of existence. Mentally, intellectually, emotionally, ideologically, and relationship-wise, I’m in a place I’ve never been before. These changes are…

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As the chief editor of Books Are Our Superpower, one of Medium’s largest Book related publications, I review close to 30 drafts on an average every day. I’ve also been a writer on Medium for the past year. In short, I’ve been on both sides of the fence.

Putting these…

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I get a lot of popular book recommendations. However, it is the lesser-known books that always blow my mind. This is because popular books come with a lot of expectations and hype attached to them. After reading them, they either live up to these expectations or underdeliver and disappoint. Lesser-known…

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For all its toxicity, social media can be an eye-opener sometimes. I was scrolling Twitter late last night when I came across a post. It talked about a tired woman describing her life post her C-section. She said she still did all the household chores, slept 2 hours every day…

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Pride month is a great time for brands with a global outreach to help the cause by celebrating diversity and encouraging inclusion. However, over the last decade, it is clear that most commercial pride campaigns walk a tightrope. …

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Books are all I have in the middle of this pandemic to keep me company. I’ve literally designed my life in 2021 around the books I read and how I read them.

At the start of the year, I pledged to read more non-fiction books (not necessarily self-help) and some…

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