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Why Use a Fountain Pen?

Like a Snuggie or Airpods, fountain pens are one of those items that you didn’t know you needed until you had one. While many of us have the idea that they’re a geriatric substitute for the more convenient rollerball, I’m here to convince you otherwise. For the last few years, I have been happy to …

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Handwritten Thank-You Notes Have Surprising Consequences

In a recent piece on Psychology Today’s site, Author Christopher Bergland asks readers:  “When was the last time you sent someone a handwritten ‘thank you’ note of gratitude or appreciation?” Throughout the article, Bergland references a fascinating new study on the underestimated benefits of handwritten letters and the importance of putting pen to paper. This study, “Undervaluing …

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