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The Fine Line Between Helping and Micromanaging

Nobody likes a boss that micromanages. Sweeping statement, I know, but one I am comfortable making. If you have ever worked for a boss who line-edits your written communications or fine-combs your Powerpoint presentations, you know. If you are the leader of a sizeable unit, I feel for you. Taking a perfectly laissez-faire approach about […]

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USDA awards stable fly research grant to Apex Bait Technologies

An adult stable fly( Stomoxys calcitrans ). PHOTO: BUGWOOD.ORG/ WHITNEY CRANSHAW Apex Bait Technologies has been awarded a small Business Innovation Research Phase I award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture( USDA) to develop market-disruptive pest ascendancy engineerings for ascertaining stable flies( Stomoxys calcitrans ). Fewer than 15 percent of successful applicants ever receive this […]

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Small Press Spotlight: There’s a MONSTROUS return while CONTRABAND dives deep into the dark web

March is nearly over, which symbolizes spring is actually here! If you are looking to add to your springtime reading schedule, Small Press Spotlight offers two volumes to consider. Read more about liberations from Source Point Pressand Markosia below. Source Point Press brings back their gothic steampunk serials Monstrous with a new miniseries Diabolical: Heartbreak […]

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IELTS Writing Practice Test

The IELTS Writing Practice Test consists of both Task 1 and Task 2. It is advisable not to deplete more than 20 minutes for Task 1 and invest the remaining time in Task 2, as Task 2 performs up 66% of the total writing traces while Task 1 exclusively concludes up 33% of the score. […]

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How to Apply Writing Feedback (And How to Know What You Can Ignore)

Do you desire solid feedback on your writing but rarely get wise? Our perhaps you’ve received feedback but you’re having trouble decide what to embrace and rebuff, or how to apply writing feedback in general. Learning how to apply writing feedback is slippery, but knowing how and when to accept and accept suggestions can drastically […]