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Joel Lee

Technical Copy Editor / Joined 8 December, 2011

Joel Lee has a BSc in Computer Science and over a decade of personal game development experience. He is the technical copy editor for MakeUseOf and spends his free time reading and writing novels.

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4 Must-See TED Talks On Creativity, Inspiration & Passion

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4 Must-See TED Talks On Creativity, Inspiration & Passion

Creativity. Inspiration. Passion. These are all concepts of which we are very much aware, but not many of us can precisely pinpoint their source. Where does creativity come from? What is it that causes a moment of inspiration? How can you cultivate passion? Thanks to a number of TED Talks related to these subjects, ordinary laymen like me and you can better understand these concepts.

10-04-2012
4 Must-See TED Talks On Creativity, Inspiration & Passion
7 Apps That Will Help Motivate You To Write More [Android]

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7 Apps That Will Help Motivate You To Write More [Android]

Writing is tough. As a writer, I know how much of a struggle it can be. Blank pages are terrifying. New assignments even more so. Procrastination is an activity I know all too well. Yet ironically enough, there has been plenty of material written about the difficulty that exists in writing. I guess it’s easier to write about our troubles than it is to actually face them head on.

06-04-2012
7 Apps That Will Help Motivate You To Write More [Android]
6 Places You Can Find Great Creative Writing Prompts

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6 Places You Can Find Great Creative Writing Prompts

Writing can be difficult, and it’s not only full-time writers who suffer from “writer’s block”. Students have papers to write. Programmers have documentation to write. Teachers have curriculums to write. Marketing agents have advertisements to write. Small business owners have copy to write. No matter who you are, you’ve likely sat in front of a blank page without an idea of how to start.

03-04-2012
6 Places You Can Find Great Creative Writing Prompts
6 Mind-Blowing TED Talks About Psychology & Human Behavior

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6 Mind-Blowing TED Talks About Psychology & Human Behavior

The human brain is complex and confusing, which explains why human behavior is so complex and confusing. People have a tendency to act one way when they feel something completely different. Here are a few interesting TED Talks that delve into human psychology and try to explain why we are the way we are.

30-03-2012
6 Mind-Blowing TED Talks About Psychology & Human Behavior
7 Womens Style & Fashion Blogs That You Should Follow

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7 Womens Style & Fashion Blogs That You Should Follow

Let me start this post off with a sort of disclaimer: I’m not a woman. Because of that, this article will inevitably be skewed in a certain way. I’m not a woman, so I don’t know what women want. Thus, I can only say what I think women want. But I’m pretty in tune with that. At least, that’s what I’ve been told. So have no fears! I’ve gone through numerous fashion and style blogs aimed at women – yes, I did this willingly.

27-03-2012
7 Womens Style & Fashion Blogs That You Should Follow
How To Create & Install Custom Ringtones On Android Phones

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How To Create & Install Custom Ringtones On Android Phones

Has it already been over 3 years since Android was first released to the public? But it’s always nice to take a step back and return to the basics every once in a while. Remember ringtones? As a newbie, I couldn’t figure out for the life of me how to create and install ringtones on my device.If you own a n Android phone and still don’t know how to do that, then read on.

23-03-2012
How To Create & Install Custom Ringtones On Android Phones
7 Men’s Fashion & Style Blogs That You Should Follow

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7 Men’s Fashion & Style Blogs That You Should Follow

Ever since the proliferation of services like Blogger (formerly Blogspot) and Wordpress in the mid-2000’s, blogging has grown to become one of the largest corners of the Internet. Recently, this corner has been dubbed the blogosphere. And guess what makes up a big portion of this so-called blogosphere? Fashion blogs!

20-03-2012
7 Men’s Fashion & Style Blogs That You Should Follow
Need A New Job Or Want To Volunteer? Check Out IdeaList.org!

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Need A New Job Or Want To Volunteer? Check Out IdeaList.org!

If you happen to be looking for a new job, whether it’s because you don’t have one currently or you hate the one you have, then there are a few options: networking connections, Craigslist, Monster, as well as others. But on top of all those other options, have you considered IdeaList?

16-03-2012
Need A New Job Or Want To Volunteer? Check Out IdeaList.org!
Top 5 Survival Blogs To Read If You Hope To Survive The End Of The World

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Top 5 Survival Blogs To Read If You Hope To Survive The End Of The World

So what happens when our world experiences some sort of apocalyptic disaster that renders modern civilization incapable of sustained existence? Or, I guess the more pressing question is, how are you going to survive? If we’ve learned anything from movies, you’ll spend a few years scavenging run-down supermarkets and grocery stores, looting canned goods and Twinkies. But then what?

13-03-2012
Top 5 Survival Blogs To Read If You Hope To Survive The End Of The World
10 Of The Funniest 5 Second Films That Will Get You Laughing

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10 Of The Funniest 5 Second Films That Will Get You Laughing

Did you know that taking breaks is an essential aspect of maintaining your productivity levels? I’ve compiled a list of ten of the funniest 5 Second Films for you to enjoy. They are quick, they’re clever, and they pack a punch. At 5 seconds per clip, you can watch these, have a laugh, and get back to work in record time!

09-03-2012
10 Of The Funniest 5 Second Films That Will Get You Laughing
15 Twitter Hashtags That Every Writer Should Know About

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15 Twitter Hashtags That Every Writer Should Know About

Although Facebook continues to defend its position as the most popular social networking platform, you shouldn’t focus all of your attention there. Where else can you go? Twitter! Twitter is a great resource for social networking, but especially so for writers. By taking advantage of hashtags, you can separate the useless and boring tweets from the ones that are interesting and pertinent.

06-03-2012
15 Twitter Hashtags That Every Writer Should Know About
Looking For A Lightweight Media Player? Try Media Player Classic – Home Cinema [Windows]

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Looking For A Lightweight Media Player? Try Media Player Classic – Home Cinema [Windows]

As of 2012, there are a ton of media players available on the market, and many of them are free. With such a large selection, sometimes it can be hard to pick which software will suit you best. For media players, I have tried a bunch of them but ultimately settled on Media Player Classic – Home Cinema.

02-03-2012
Looking For A Lightweight Media Player? Try Media Player Classic – Home Cinema [Windows]
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