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We blog from Toothy’s Wordshop – mainly about writing, science, remote working, business, culture, parenting, tech and gaming. Sometimes superheroes too. Stick around for tips, tricks, hacks and perspectives.

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Sciencing song lyrics

You’ve got a higher power. Or have you? Behold: key scientific questions you’ve always wanted to ask about popular song lyrics. Sorry pal, we’re about to science the heck out of your fave tunes. We’ll kick off with a few – but let us know in the comments if you’d like to see YOUR favourite […]

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From groupthink to great ideas: why diversity matters at work

It’s 2021 and the times, they are a-changing. The Youthquake of recent years has seen young people push against the status quo and highlight some really important social issues (it’s fantastic!). As our societal landscape changes, these ideals naturally filter into the working world (and rightly so). There are lots of conversations happening around diversity […]

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The 6 AM Club

Have you ever read a self-help book? We are always on the lookout for tips on how to “get double the amount of work done in half the time” or “perfect your daily routine to become a productivity machine”. And, with so much advice out there, we have often found ourselves really straying down the […]

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Hairball Awareness Day

So, does your cat command your attention and mostly get what it wants? Well, if you ever needed an excuse to shower your little ball of fur with a bit more affection, we present to you, Hairball Awareness Day! For cat owners, finding a hairball or a wad of undigested hair that your cat coughs […]

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Five tools to improve your writing

Writing good be hard. But it doesn’t have to be (as hard). We’re sharing the hidden aces up our sleeves – the cards we pull out whenever we’re writing with bite, or if we find ourselves in a writing pickle or a word jam. Here are our five favourite (and free) tools that we think […]

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How to take writing feedback without feeling anxious

It’s never nice being told that your writing has missed the mark. But there’s something about creative work that makes taking feedback particularly hard to take – even for seasoned wordfolk. For starters, creativity comes from the heart, because it’s heavily influenced by your memories and your experiences. And that makes it feel extra personal. […]

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How to give writing feedback that works for everyone

What’s the worst professional feedback you’ve ever received? Can you still remember how you felt? Now take that gut-busting feeling, get your emotional calculator out, and multiply that feeling by about a hundred. Maybe even two hundred. That’s how writers feel when they get feedback. You see, there’s something about writers that makes every ounce […]

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Every drop counts

You don’t need to wear a cape to be a hero (but by all means do, if that’s your style 😀). You can help to save someone’s life simply by donating your blood. World Blood Donor Day, which falls on June 14 each year, aims to raise awareness of the need for regular donations and […]