A short biography details what the person's accomplishments are, what he does for a living, any awards he has earned or any education he has received. Depending on the biography's use, part of the biography contains pers... More »

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Examples of personal bios can be found on Communicate Skills and The Undercover Recruiter. A personal bio should be a concise paragraph that introduces the writer and highlights credentials and achievements. More »

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A short bio should include an introduction, information about education, relevant information regarding awards and achievements, and a conclusion. Depending on the purpose of the bio, it may also include relevant work ex... More »

Traditionally, most last names originate from a person's parent's name, the area where a person lives, what a person does for a living, a person's social status or a nickname. Some surname conventions, including having a... More »

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Perhaps the prime example of irony in Shirley Jackson's short story "The Lottery" is that the prize is anything but good; rather, the "winner" ends up dying. The idea that a small town would make such an event an annual ... More »

An example of a short Christian devotion to inspire others is "He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me," from Psalms 50:23. Another is, "A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger," fou... More »

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"Outliers: The Story of Success" by Malcolm Gladwell suggests that talent alone isn't enough to make a person unusually successful. Opportunities and hard work are important factors. To illustrate his theory, Gladwell us... More »

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