One day, those zits will make you smile.

Jar of milk with a straw in it, held by lady whose image is blurred image. Age slower with low-fat cow milk.
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A Pitt Bull reminded me to walk in peace and not fear.

Narrow road lined with tall trees on both sides, leading to open area of sunshine that’s sure to make you smile.
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It makes me tremble when I think about what I saw, heard, and can still feel.

Sunlight beaming through branches of a tree, highlighting golden, pink, green colors.
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When there’s no natural explanation.

On an unseasonably cool summer morning, I decided to finish painting the back of the house. It was one of those bright days without a cloud in the sky. Plus, only a small area still needed a fresh coat of paint.


Only you can determine if the shoe fits.

Beautiful Black lady portrait, tomato red hair. Large loose braid from back of head to front, thin braid near ear from front to back. Look your best.
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According to science, racism can do more than you think it can.

Legs and arms of a person in the set position on a running track. He’s ready to run fast, but not age too fast.
Running fast looks like lots of fun. But aging too fast is no fun at all. (Photo by Braden Collum on Unsplash)


They drastically improved the quality of my life when I finally embraced them.

Lightbulb turned on and floating from two hands into the sky. Love and Relationship Life-Lessons make you feel like that.
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Valuable life lessons to grab along the road to happiness and stronger relationships

1. Opening your heart and risking love is worth risking rejection.

After all, getting rejected moves wrong people out of the way. The sooner you do that, the better. It makes room for one who’s right for you.

2. For what you desire to come to you, it must first come from you.

If you want love and respect, make loving and respecting others dominant in your heart. …


How to make your articles more engaging and lock readers in from beginning to end.

Rack of 5 big, veggie pizza slices that will grab eaters’ and menu readers’ attention.
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Your readers want more from you.

You engage readers longer when you feed them what they’re hungry for, not what you want them to eat.


Older men who date younger women might help us all live longer, according to science.

A cluster of pink cupcakes, swirled frosting, a Happy Birthday flag in each, with sprinkles to celebrate increasing your longevity
Adding years to your life is about more than diet and exercise. (Photo by Robert Anderson on Unsplash)


It’s easy to understand why some articles perform so much better than others.

Lady in jeans and orange top leaning over table to see what could be Medium stats screen that says “Moving Forward”.
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If you write for any of his publications or read any of the content, I’m sure you’re grateful for him too.

Beautiful assortment of colorful flowers, with a big red one front and center.
Give people flowers while they can enjoy them. Photo by Marek Studzinski on Unsplash

I want to take a moment to say, “Thank you, Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Thank you for building people up and not tearing them down.

In today’s culture, that’s an exceptionally rare quality.

Thank you for your leadership.

You are a class…

Tonya S. Ware

Fun, healthy-living, personal growth, business, life lessons here. Bachelor of Journalism. tonyasware@gmail.com

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