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Yes, July 27 really is Barbie-in-a-blender day

Barbie-in-a-blender Day and Yellow PIgs Day are just a couple of the thousands of daily observances on the calendar every year.

Let the characters tell their story and get out of the way

Many newspaper people tend to cringe a little bit at the idea of writing phenomena stories. You know the ones: psychic experiences, faith healing, extraterrestrials, Bigfoot. The unexplainable or the unproven. Whether you write for the New York Times or a small-town daily newspaper, you need to have a certain ...

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