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New Book Release: A Sports Illustrated Strategy for Success by William Christopher Harris POSE Magazine hosts Galaxy Tablet Sweepstakes Giveaway! Saturday, November 16, 2013 Pick up your copy of POSE to see details on how to win a brand new Galaxy Tablet just by checking out this new book. A Sports Illustrated Strategy for Success: A Christian Perspective gives you… Read more »

“Do you know what it’s like not to exist?” Breaking In: The Author of a New Era By Wayne D. Casey Foreword by Bernie Casey, Afterword by Doug Tench Paperback: $14.95, ISBN 13: 9781492767664, 198 Pages Order online at or on In this powerful coming of age story, Wayne D. Casey reminds us of the realities of Jim… Read more »

By Eileen Ramos Listless (adj): having or showing little or no interest in anything; languid; spiritless; indifferent There is nothing worse than a completely listless piece of writing. There is no protagonist to root for. No enticing plot to follow. No lesson to learn from. No point to read at all.  It’s a waste of time to read something indifferent;… Read more »

By Eileen Ramos Battology (n.): wearisome repetition of words in speaking or writing. There are few things that annoy me more  than battology. To hear or read the same words over and over is extremely grating on the nerves.  If you want to avoid annoying your audience, review your piece. Read it (preferably aloud) at least once so you can… Read more »

By Kate E. Stephenson Cupidity (n.): eager or excessive desire, especially to possess something; greed; avarice. While the word may manifest images of a cherubic angel with a heart-shaped bow, cupidity is seriously not cute. There is a fine line between ambition and cupidity. Ambition can be admirable whereas cupidity is just ugly. When drive crosses the line to desperation,… Read more »

By Eileen Ramos Obdurate (adj.): Not changing in response to argument or other influence. It is good to stand your ground but you have to choose carefully about when you should relent and when not to give in. When it comes to your job, be especially cautious; you don’t want to lose your position over a silly argument. It is… Read more »

By Eileen Ramos Resile (v.): 1. To spring back; rebound; resume the original for or position as an elastic body. 2. To shrink back; recoil You have two choices to make; either rebound or shrink away from adversity.  To resile is a tricky action because it means to do both. But there is no mistaking which definition forms the root… Read more »

By Eileen Ramos Verve (n.): 1. Enthusiasm or vigor, as in literary or artistic work; spirit. 2. Vivaciousness; liveliness; animation. Not only should you show enthusiasm in your cover letter but you must also display it in the interview as well. And if you can’t then maybe you shouldn’t apply for the job. Take this as a chance to show… Read more »

Lexiboost: Gaffe: Did I do that?

Posted on May 14, 2013 In: LexiBoost, Lexicon

Gaffe (n.): 1. A clumsy social error; a faux pas. 2. A blatant mistake or misjudgment. We all have made gaffes, some more glaring than others. The best thing to do when you commit a faux pas while on a job interview is to pardon yourself and keep going.  Don’t let the embarrassment get to you, just concentrate on the… Read more »

By Eileen Ramos Kaput (adj.): 1. Ruined; done for; demolished. 2. Unable to operate or continue. Don’t discard your deletions yet, even if it looks kaput. It might be debris now but it could transform into something fantastic with just some time spent on it. The fragments of a manuscript could be the makings of a stellar poem. The awkward but earnest… Read more »

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