VIB Writing
Top 10 Interesting Origins of Words - Top10HQ

Etymology is always an interesting subject. We often don’t give a second thought to the words we use in everyday life, but many of them have fascinating origins and have survived as part of our language for centuries. There are countless examples of words which have unexpected origins and represented very different things in societies and cultures of centuries past. Our language has changed considerably over the years and the original meanings of some of these words are far removed from our modern day usage.

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hqonly
11 hours ago

Do you believe you can heal from illness/ shed weight/ achieve balanced and vibrant health? When you think of the road to health do you think it is your divine right or are you stuck in the mindset that being sick, fat, or otherwise unhealthy is "just the way it is"?

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Theorganicblonde
1 day ago

Even though fall doesn’t officially start until late September I consider the end of summer to be Labor Day. I have already begun the process of transitioning my summer wardrobe into my fall wardrobe. It is a little bittersweet to have summer ending but I could not be more excited for the start of fall. To celebrate and bid farewell to the end of another season I have compiled my favorite outfits from summer to take a look back on. Was there a specific favorite of yours?

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mariellelauren
2 days ago

Overwhelmed by the unsettling fear that I didn't really know myself, which quickly segued into a disturbing sense of helplessness and lack of control, I went into therapy. I can't say that therapy did much for me. After months of rehashing old issues about my sexuality (yeah, I'd been around the block only about a zillion times by the time I was 20), which only served to stir up feelings of frustration and anger toward my parents, I called it quits. The thoughts were still there and showed no sign of budging. Everything felt mechanical. What was supposed to be the happiest time in my life was painful. Ruined. Why was I so different from everyone else? Why couldn't I just be happy?

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helenafortissima
2 days ago

A while back I wrote a piece entitled, “What Women Want” and had the aid of three lovely and very talented ladies to help me figure out just what that was.

Now however, I figured it was the men’s turn to share their thoughts and spill their guts, hence this piece.

There were three totally radical dudes (listed below) who actually answered my questions, can you believe it, I’m as happy as I was the day I discovered ...

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MikeJMele
3 days ago
VIB Journals
Comas Come With Gifts: A Case of Misdiagnosis Continued

"Six Feet Under" was on. It had been one of my favorite shows, before the coma, but now I was having a hard time looking at the screen. There was a body on the gurney and tubes were draining the blood from it while others replaced the blood with, I assume, formaldehyde. Our children were asleep in their bedrooms, probably dreaming about their birthdays that were just a few days away. Our daughter would be turning eleven and our son would be turning six. The show ended and my husband kissed me goodnight and went to bed, he had work in the morning.

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RaisingDrama
3 days ago
VIB Higher Power
Listen to the Clock Ticking

This past week I met one of the many, many patients that stream through the hospital. I haven’t been able to stop thinking of this person since my eyes first saw the confused, delusional, unsettled eyes that looked through me as we met.

As I participated in the care of this patient, I realized and verbalized to the younger physician and nurses in the room with me, ”This person was just like us at one point—a job, “regular” living habits, deciding what to eat, when to eat, deciding how to live life—this person did all those things just like we do now.” It was a gut-wrenching revelation. It’s not the first time I’ve had it, but this week, that thought worked its way deeper into my heart than in previous times.

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RachelM
3 days ago
VIB Music
Broken Bird music video shoot day

Over two days we shot visuals for "Broken Bird" and "Nocturnal." The challenge for this project will be to bring out the strong characters and personalities, fantastic or mythical elements of Ariel's songs.

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scifigene
3 days ago

The sticky tape saga ends. From my research, there are actually companies out there who feel that everything that s transpired in these past few strips is for the benefit of the intern. As in, those occurrences WERE the good parts that need to be earned.

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DustyLalas
3 days ago

The Bestiarum Vocabulum is the wizard’s encyclopedia of faerie beasties and mundane crossovers living in the lake and forest near Lita’s castle. mandrake [man drāk] noun, c.1200; Gr < mandragoras  L < OE < ME mandragora; also nightshade, mayapple. Denizen of the Clockpunk Wizard world. A vegetable-based homunculus inhabited by a minor demon. Only mandrake…

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LitaBurke
3 days ago