Back to basics: mechanics, history of the ballpoint pen

It consists of a hollow barrel containing the ink and a pressurized gas. The cap contains an inner mechanism which when activated by pressing the button, releases a small amount of gas from the rear section. This forces the ink out through a hole in front where it can be used to write with.  Those […]

Pencil grips: Deep dive explainer and product reviews

In spite of the introduction of productivity-centered technologies, the pencil has consistently retained its place as an invaluable tool for individuals of all ages. During our journey through the educational system, in the workplace, as adults people use pencils and probably always will.  The feel of wood, the very, very long history, and the uniqueness […]

Learning Disabilities in 2020: Diagnosis, Assistive Technology, and Website Accessibility

Learning disabilities (LDs) have different names in different countries, but they all refer to a person’s problems with assimilating, processing and/or reproducing learning content in a typical manner. For the purposes of this article, we will focus on the American definition and diagnosis. According to the Learning Disabilities Association of America, a learning disability is […]

12 apps to help you banish writer’s block

Writer’s block has been documented for many centuries, but the term itself was first described in 1947 by psychoanalyst Edmund Bergler. Writer’s block is a common phenomenon characterized by the inability to produce new work or come up with original ideas. If you’ve ever experienced writer’s block you know how frustrating it is staring at a […]

Review Of The Penpower Junior

Penpower Junior is the Chinese expert software that helps you learn Mandarin from a variety of sources including Chinese websites, newspapers, books, magazines and more. Penpower combines learning through award-winning technologies in phrase segmentation, speech recognition, text to speech software and handwriting analysis to give you the very best chances of learning and understanding Mandarin […]