Art of your world: Carlos Andres Gomez – How to Fight

What if the first images that came to a person’s mind when they heard the word “fight” weren’t black eyes and bruises, but instead, the faces of great leaders and icons of change?

What if when they heard the word “fight”, instead of the words “hands”, “hook”, and “punch” being the first to come to mind, the words “resistance”, “progress“, and “betterment” were?

After all, “fight” does have more than one meaning.

Is our language a reflection of who we are as individuals and as a society, or a defining factor in it?

In his poem “How to Fight”, Carlos Andres Gomez shows how the way we speak of ourselves and others can make a big impact.

Would our society be different if our language was?

Watch it and tell me what you think.

Knotty Thoughts: 17 things that will definitely happen when you work from home for the first time (Awesome Illustrations Included)

A couple weeks ago, I forgot I’d taken my laptop home over the weekend, and went to work without it.

When I got there and saw my empty desk, I explained what had happened to my manager, and because she’s awesome, she told me that it was no big deal; I could work from home.

Thus, this post was born! So here’s what’s 110% certain to happen the first time you work from home.

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Knotty Thoughts: 5 Things I Learned During My First Month Of Blogging

Knotty Thoughts is a series of posts featuring the sometimes complex, sometimes intimidating, and other times just plain loopy ideas that come out of my head.


I created this blog in the summer, and then spent months researching things like “what makes a good blog post?”, “how does SEO work?”, and “how to run a successful blog”. When I thought I knew it all, I launched Curls OTG…. and quickly realized that I really didn’t know much of anything.

So, here are 5 things I’ve learned during my first month of blogging.

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Travel Tips On The Fly: 3 Problems that Kept Me from Traveling and How I Solved Them

Before I started traveling, I fought with the idea for years. I knew I wanted to get out and see the world, but I faced some problems when it came to actually doing so. Some of you may be dealing with similar issues, so I figured this would be a good place to begin our journey.

All of these will evolve into longer posts, but for now, I wanted to offer a few short, but practical solutions to some common issues.

So, let’s start with our first problem.

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