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In the English language, capitalising the letter I when used as a first-person pronoun is grammatically correct. But why?

To lifelong speakers and writers of the English language, capitalising the letter ‘I’ when it is used as a personal pronoun feels right and natural. In fact, many of us get upset when someone doesn’t capitalise it. However, the practice of capitalising the letter ‘I’ is actually rather unusual.


10 ways to strain loose leaf tea without a strainer or infuser.

In this article, we will explore ten easy ways to brew and strain loose leaf tea without using a strainer or an infuser.

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1. The Traditional Method

The origin of tea drinking began in Ancient China, so it’s no surprise that the traditional Chinese method of straining tea sits at the top of this list. The traditional method involves a small bowl with a lid, called a Gaiwan. The short one minute and thirty-second video below will quickly show you how a Gaiwan works.

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Writer’s block is easier to overcome than you think.

The words become a blur as you stare blankly at the screen. No words come to mind and your muse goes AWOL. All of a sudden your brain gets stuck in the wrong gear and then you can’t be bothered to write anything else. You become frustrated and begin to question why you even bothered to start writing it in the first place.

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Luckily, writer’s…


Nala the service dog is the cutest Disney fan!

Going to Disneyland and meeting all of your favourite Disney heroes, villains and princesses is a dream come true for many humans, young and old, across the globe. But, did you know, that our beloved furry companions might also love Disney just as much as we do? Perhaps more than we do.

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Nala has been a service dog for around two years, providing crucial support, companionship, comfort and security for her human, Megan Leigh, who has autism. A person with autism may struggle to form bonds with or express feelings to other human beings. Sometimes a person…


Check out Fort Smith Police Department’s insanely cute new recruit.

When it comes to animals working in the police force, we usually think of dogs. Sometimes horses. However, at Fort Smith Police Department in Arkansas, United States of America, one of the latest furry recruits is quite unique.

Fort Smith Police Department on Facebook

Officers from the Fort Smith Police Department were dispatched to Jen’s Kitty Rehab, which is a local non-profit organisation that is dedicated to rescuing and rehoming cats. Once officers arrived at the scene, they interviewed (ahem - cuddled) several kitties.


It pays to be prepared for any situation, including a zombie apocalypse. There are many different kinds of zombies that have been theorised to might exist in such an event, so it’s a good idea to consider more than one possible safe location to live. Here are five more places that might be ideal to hide in during a zombie apocalypse.

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1. A lighthouse


Ever since George A. Romero released Night of the Living Dead back in 1968, the world has been gripped by the fear of a real zombie apocalypse occurring at any given moment. Now, the last time I checked there were no zombies roaming the streets, so you’ll have plenty of time to find out where five of the safest places to hide during a zombie apocalypse are.

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1. A bunker

Thanks to the Second World War (1939–1945) and the Cold War (1947–1991 — apparently), there are plenty of bunkers littered across various locations, particularly in Europe, North America and Russia. Some of these…


Alcohol is one of the oldest human-made beverages in the history of humankind. It has been used for a variety of purposes — not just for drinking, by many cultures throughout history. Over the centuries humanity has refined and improved the process of creating alcoholic beverages. This has not only allowed for a wider variety of alcoholic drinks but it has also made alcohol much quicker to produce. As a result of having more choice and faster production when it comes to alcohol, the market is oversaturated with the stuff. It’s quite safe to say that during a post-apocalyptic scenario…

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