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Stacie Naczelnik is currently a law student in Seattle. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Creative Writing from Seattle University. Born and raised in California, Stacie has also lived in Switzerland, New York, and Pennsylvania. She now lives in Seattle with her husband and two cats. When not studying (which is rare these days), Stacie enjoys writing about the things that interest her most: reading, writing, food, wine, and the best ways to live a healthy lifestyle.

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  • Banana Smoothie Recipes
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    Banana Smoothie Recipes

    7 years ago

    Bananas are one of my favorite foods because they have so many health benefits. Not only do they give you an energy kick, but they also help settle upset stomachs. In fact, if you want to learn more about the wonderful...

  • "Pay My Rent" Party
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    "Pay My Rent" Party

    7 years ago

    An old fad is becoming a new trend in these days of economic hardships. Rent parties, also known as house parties, have deep roots in Harlem, where residents threw parties to raise money for bills and rent. With live...

  • How to Organize Research Papers
    20

    How to Organize Research Papers

    8 years ago

    I remember those days of frantically writing the last few pages of a research paper, scrambling to reorganize my index cards and ideas. When I was younger, I thought I could pump out a great paper the night before it...

  • Credit Cards, Debit Cards, and Money
    10

    Credit Cards, Debit Cards, and Money

    8 years ago

    There are differences between these different forms of payment. You might want to think of your credit cards as a part of your stock of money because you use them to make purchases. This kind of makes them a means of...

  • Saving & Investing for Beginners: Financial Institutions
    13

    Saving & Investing for Beginners: Financial Institutions

    8 years ago

    The financial system in the United States is made up of many different types of financial institutions that coordinate money between savers (people who spend less than they earn) and borrowers (people who spend more...

  • 5 Jokes About the Environment
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    5 Jokes About the Environment

    8 years ago

    Discussing the environment can get heated, overwhelming, and downright depressing. Maybe it is time to take a break from the serious stuff about the environment. Let’s try to get some laughs out of the planet....

  • The Benefits of Student Government
    5

    The Benefits of Student Government

    8 years ago

    I was actively involved in a civics club in high school, and we ended up traveling to Washington D.C. together. Later, in college, I worked in the Student Leadership Department, joined several student groups, and was...

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE
    Timeline of Women in Politics During the 18th & 19th Centuries
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    Timeline of Women in Politics During the 18th & 19th Centuries

    8 years ago

    Take a few mintues to acknowledge all of the great political achievements for both women and men in women's political history in the United States. 1848: The first women's rights convention was held in Seneca ...

  • Writing Letters to Elected Politicians
    2

    Writing Letters to Elected Politicians

    8 years ago

    A great way to let your elected leaders know how you stand on an issue is to write them letters. You can also call or email, but a formal, written letter is a good way to send documented information about your beliefs....

  • Running Low Budget Campaigns
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    Running Low Budget Campaigns

    8 years ago

    If you are running for a smaller office, like a judgeship, the school board, or a county commissioner race, you will probably run a campaign that spends around $5,000 to $8,000. Your toughest job will be informing...

  • Key Political Campaign Job Descriptions
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    Key Political Campaign Job Descriptions

    8 years ago

    Whether you are running a big or small campaign, you will need people to help you. This means you will need to know the strengths of the people you are working with so they can be assigned the proper role. Smaller...

  • Political Women in History: The Grimké Sisters
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    Political Women in History: The Grimké Sisters

    8 years ago

    Abolitionism is a political movement to end slavery. It was prominent in the United States during the 19th Century, before, during, and after the Civil War. A lot of women joined the abolitionist party, as a sort of...

  • How to Raise Money for Political Campaigns
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    How to Raise Money for Political Campaigns

    7 years ago

    Whether you are managing a campaign or running a local group to support a candidate or piece of legislation, one of the most important assets you can provide is having strong fundraising skills. Success in a political...

  • How Technology Affects Your Sleep
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    How Technology Affects Your Sleep

    8 years ago

    Sleep is a key ingredient to a healthy lifestyle: it affects your energy levels, your weight, your attitude, your mental functions, and even how your body functions. When you get enough consistent sleep, you are a...

  • Kids Tea Party Planning Ideas
    15

    Kids Tea Party Planning Ideas

    8 years ago

    Tea parties can be a fun way to celebrate a girl’s birthday, or even a fun way to spend a play date. You can purchase a reusable tea set for these parties if you don’t already have one. I remember having...

  • Review: Imaginary Maps by Mahasweta Devi
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    Review: Imaginary Maps by Mahasweta Devi

    8 years ago

    It is common to hear about the extinction of species or the efforts to save endangered species when it comes to animals, but we don’t often discuss or read about the extinction of people. Yet, it is becoming more...

  • Medieval Cathedrals of Europe
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    Medieval Cathedrals of Europe

    8 years ago

    Buildings are great sources of information that can help reveal the beliefs of a society. Sometimes all we have left of ancient civilizations to examine are the ruins of their buildings. Too often, with time, these...

  • Native American Creation Stories - Goddess Roles
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    Native American Creation Stories - Goddess Roles

    8 years ago

    Native American creation stories vary from tribe to tribe, and even storyteller to storyteller. Reading and hearing them today offers a way for us to look back into the past, without the filter of opinion that we get...

  • Business Casual Dress Guidelines
    14

    Business Casual Dress Guidelines

    8 years ago

    Many companies have a business casual dress code for their employees to follow, but the guidelines for what this means aren’t often provided. Basically, it isn’t as formal as wearing professional business...

  • How to Write a Bad News Business Letter
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    How to Write a Bad News Business Letter

    8 years ago

    Sometimes in business you simply cannot avoid writing a letter that has bad news. However, you can try to write the letter in such a way as to maintain a good relationship with the recipient, as well as breaking the...

  • Your Child's First Radio
    0

    Your Child's First Radio

    8 years ago

    I can still remember my first radio – it was a small, pink boom box. I listened to my favorite radio stations and cassette tapes on it until it wore out (the antenna ended up breaking off). Purchasing a kid...

  • Christmas Songs in Spanish
    13

    Christmas Songs in Spanish

    7 years ago

    But still, nothing makes the holiday season come alive like some traditional Christmas carols. Growing up in California, I learned Spanish versions of favorite holiday songs about as often as the English versions. The...

  • Make Your Own Instrument - Pan Pipes
    25

    Make Your Own Instrument - Pan Pipes

    8 years ago

    Pan pipes are instruments that date far back into history, even figuring into the mythological story of Pan. The pipe is often used in folk music, providing a harmonica-like flute sound. The traditional panpipe has...

  • American Film Adaptations of Cinderella
    12

    American Film Adaptations of Cinderella

    8 years ago

    The Cinderella story is often interpreted into different movies, books, and even television shows. It remains one of my favorite stories, and I just love a movie that can develop the fairy tale in new ways. There are...

  • Kyon Ki - A Bollywood Film
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    Kyon Ki - A Bollywood Film

    8 years ago

    Kyon Ki translates into “It’s Fate” and the story is literally about the fate of two relationships and three lovers. The main character, Anand (played by Salman Khan), falls desperately in love with...

  • Best Camp Movies
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    Best Camp Movies

    8 years ago

    If you have ever been to a summer camp, you know that there is no other experience like it. I worked at a sleepaway summer camp for five years, and that experience has influenced a lot of the life decisions I make. ...

  • How Stella Got Her Groove Back - An Interpretive Analysis
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    How Stella Got Her Groove Back - An Interpretive Analysis

    8 years ago

    One of the most impressive things about this film is that it is about the relationships, careers, and decisions of black characters without any white influence. There are a few minor white characters, but they do not...

  • Laugh Out Loud Movies: Christopher Guest's Mockumentaries
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    Laugh Out Loud Movies: Christopher Guest's Mockumentaries

    8 years ago

    A mockumentary is basically a fake documentary. These movies are very funny satires of both real documentaries and the subjects of the films. Christopher Guest has written, directed, and acted in some of the funniest...

  • 5 Places You Should Never Use Your Laptop
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    5 Places You Should Never Use Your Laptop

    8 years ago

    If you are never quite sure what is appropriate and what is not in life, then this article is for you. Laptop computers are super convenient because you can take them with you anywhere you go. You can take them on the...

  • Swiss Food Guide by Region
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    Swiss Food Guide by Region

    8 years ago

    Switzerland is divided into cantons, and each region has its own diverse cuisine and landscape. From beautiful mountainous areas to peaceful lake shores to fertile valleys, this country has a lot to offer. Switzerland...

  • Easy Kids Games for Parties
    9

    Easy Kids Games for Parties

    8 years ago

    You might be surprised at how much fun kids can have with these simple games. A lot of the supplies needed to make these games can easily be found in your house already, but the ones you need to buy will be very...

  • Fun Card Games for Kids
    11

    Fun Card Games for Kids

    8 years ago

    I remember playing card games with my grandma when I was a kid. We had a lot of fun, playing just about every card game you could think of. Out of all of the different games, a few have remained favorite memories. ...

  • The Sims 3
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    The Sims 3

    7 years ago

    August 2008: The Sims 3 website has announced the release date for Sims 3 as February 20, 2009! Are you ready? March 2008: TheSims2.com annouces that The Sims 3 will be released in 2009! And, the official Sims 3...

  • Drinking Games
    9

    Drinking Games

    8 years ago

    When you are hanging out with a group of friends, it is fun to play drinking games. There are a lot of different drinking games, and they are all pretty fun. These games range from being loud to messy to vulgar, or...

  • Ten Women Hotter than Paris Hilton
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    Ten Women Hotter than Paris Hilton

    8 years ago

    Apparently a lot of people (ahem, guys) think Paris Hilton is hot…which, I guess she is…in a skanky, cheap, sex in public sort of way. I know she is trying to redeem her character after the stint in jail,...

  • How to Teach a Child to Knit or Crochet
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    How to Teach a Child to Knit or Crochet

    8 years ago

    There are a lot of different reasons why people think children should learn hot to do handwork, like knitting or crocheting. Some believe that handwork teaches children to be more creative, others believe it has a...

  • Applying to Graduate School: Letters of Recommendation
    5

    Applying to Graduate School: Letters of Recommendation

    8 years ago

    Making the decision to apply to graduate school is a big step. It takes quite a bit of research to leanrn about the different schools that offer the programs you are looking for. One of my undergrad professors once...

  • Weird Teen Movies
    13

    Weird Teen Movies

    7 years ago

    I’m sure you can find tons of articles and websites about funny, sad, great, awful, and scary teen movies, but that isn’t what you will find here. This is about those weird teen movies, with the weird...

  • The Dangers of Teen Drinking
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    The Dangers of Teen Drinking

    8 years ago

    A lot of parents think it is a normal part of growing up for teenagers to drink. Some parents even allow their teenagers to drink once in awhile as long as they do it at home. When we think about alcoholism, we tend...

  • Darn Funny Cat Stories
    32

    Darn Funny Cat Stories

    8 years ago

    Whenever I’m confronted with someone who can’t understand my love for my cats, I remind them of the research that shows pets are good for your health. With this in mind, I thought it would be fun to share...

  • Tips for Boarding Your Cats
    1

    Tips for Boarding Your Cats

    8 years ago

    If you will only be gone for a day or two, you can leave your cats home alone—as long as you can trust them not to throw any wild parties. But, seriously, I don’t mind leaving my cats home alone for one or...

  • How to Write a Blues Poem
    12

    How to Write a Blues Poem

    8 years ago

    Naturally, blues poetry has its roots in music. It is a form that reaches into the experiences and histories of African Americans. The early blues poems were actually sung by slaves working out in fields. They...

  • A Poetry Formula with 20 Requirements
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    A Poetry Formula with 20 Requirements

    8 years ago

    Writing form poetry is not everyone’s cup of tea. Neither is reading it. However, I am a firm believer that the best poets have conquered the forms before reinventing them into new, breathtaking poems. Of...

  • Five Poetry Writing Exercises
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    Five Poetry Writing Exercises

    2 months ago

    Exercises to help get you started writing poetry.

  • How to Make a Chapbook - An Illustrated, Step-by-Step Guide
    27

    How to Make a Chapbook - An Illustrated, Step-by-Step Guide

    8 years ago

    A chapbook is a hand-stitched pamphlet. In the colonial United States, street peddlers called chapmen sold chapbooks, which contained religious messages, political opinions, poetry, and popular pieces of literature....

  • Chinese Chess v. Chinese Checkers
    3

    Chinese Chess v. Chinese Checkers

    8 years ago

    The games Chinese chess and Chinese checkers are completely different games and shouldn’t be confused for one another. There are a lot of differences between the two games, not only in how they are played, but...

  • Popular Chinese Folk Games
    2

    Popular Chinese Folk Games

    8 years ago

    A lot of popular Chinese games can be traced back thousands of years back to traditional festivals and celebrations. Today many of these games are still played by children in China and throughout the world. Chinese...

  • 2008 Summer Olympics Mascots
    13

    2008 Summer Olympics Mascots

    8 years ago

    The official logo of the Beijing Olympics is the “Dancing Beijing” – with a calligraphic character (jing), meaning capital as a reference to the host city. The Beijing 2008 mascots are the five Fuwa.

  • Chinese Jump Rope
    5

    Chinese Jump Rope

    8 years ago

    Today, children all over the world play versions of Chinese Jump Rope. The game has been traced back to being played by children in 7th century China. The Chinese New Year and other traditional festivals include a lot...

  • Chinese Finger Trap
    8

    Chinese Finger Trap

    8 years ago

    Chinese finger traps have existed for hundreds of years. These fun puzzles are made out of woven bamboo strips. The trap is shaped like a cylinder, and it traps your index fingers when you put them through the holes. ...

  • Chicago Skyline Photo History
    3

    Chicago Skyline Photo History

    8 years ago

    Chicago is home to a lot of famous foods, places, and people. When you think of Chicago, what pops into your head? Chicago has a well-known nickname of the Windy City. It is also renowned for its hot dogs and deep...

  • Hot Dogs: Chicago v. New York
    25

    Hot Dogs: Chicago v. New York

    8 years ago

    Hot dogs are an American tradition. Whether you are at a baseball game, a picnic in the park, grilling in your backyard, or stopping at a stand on the street, you can find people eating hot dogs just about everywhere. ...

  • What Chicago is Famous For
    25

    What Chicago is Famous For

    7 years ago

    Chicago is famous for many things, but I'm only listing the few most obvious ones in this article. As one of the biggest cities in the United States, Chicago has a lot to offer to American culture. What do you think...

  • TV Shows Set in Chicago
    13

    TV Shows Set in Chicago

    8 years ago

    There are more TV series set in Chicago then I’m listing below, but I chose these nine shows because I have actually watched them. That means you get my personal review of each show. Aren’t you excited? ...

  • Chicago's 1968 Democratic National Convention
    3

    Chicago's 1968 Democratic National Convention

    8 years ago

    The Vietnam War divided the United States—not only was a war being fought in Vietnam, but one was also being fought here at home. The Vietnam War debate was split into two camps: those who wanted to “End...

  • The Dangers of Letting Your Kids Play Football
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    The Dangers of Letting Your Kids Play Football

    8 years ago

    Recently, one of my teenage cousins expressed interest in playing football. My aunt and uncle firmly put their feet down, telling him it simply wasn’t an option. They both believe that the sport is too dangerous...

  • Family Friendly Football Movies
    2

    Family Friendly Football Movies

    8 years ago

    Here are some cute, family friendly movies you can feel comfortable letting your children watch. If your family is into football movies, you will want to add these to your movie list. If you don’t see your...

  • Five Funny Football Movies
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    Five Funny Football Movies

    7 years ago

    Football movies don’t really appeal to me. If I had to choose between a football flick and any other kind of movie, I’d probably pick any other kind of movie. However, there are some football movies I...

  • Great Bar Jokes
    17

    Great Bar Jokes

    8 years ago

    I love to hear a good joke. In fact, I've heard quite a few ridiculously funny jokes in my life. I'm not sharing any of those with you today. Instead, I'm sharing the seven jokes I've heard in a bar which made me laugh...

  • Mean Practical Jokes
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    Mean Practical Jokes

    8 years ago

    If you ask me how I know about these pranks, I won’t tell. My lips are sealed. Have I ever done any of these? Sorry, but I zipped my lips, locked ‘em, and threw away the key on this one. I suggest these...

  • Five Messy Practical Jokes
    6

    Five Messy Practical Jokes

    8 years ago

    Messy practical jokes are not for the faint of heart. You need to make sure you choose the right environment and target for these jokes. I’m guessing that grandma’s pristine kitchen is not the appropriate...

  • Five Harmless Practical Jokes
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    Five Harmless Practical Jokes

    8 years ago

    I love to play jokes on people, as my old roommates can grimly tell you. Don’t worry, I’m not an evil practical joker (no buckets of pig blood for me). I simply get a kick out of messing with other people....

  • Tips for Seeing a Nutritionist
    8

    Tips for Seeing a Nutritionist

    8 years ago

    A lot of people decide to see a nutritionist to help them create a healthier diet to follow. Before you go, you should learn a few things, like which questions to ask or how to choose a nutritionist. After all, you...

  • Breast Health for Women
    15

    Breast Health for Women

    8 years ago

    We live in a society that is obsessed with boobs. The ideal woman seems to have two perfectly matched, erect, bouncy, and, at least, C cup breasts. And, no way do they have stretch marks. Women who don't live up to...

  • How to Make Somebody Love You
    200

    How to Make Somebody Love You

    8 years ago

    You have met your soul mate, the one and only, now what? Now you have to make him or her fall madly, drunkly, and blindly in love with you. You could use the old-fashioned, outdated method of getting to know the person,...

  • Cheap Digital Cameras - Five under $50
    24

    Cheap Digital Cameras - Five under $50

    8 years ago

    Five camera recommendations for when you want to spend less than $50 on your purchase. Learn about the differences between the cameras, so you can make the right choice when you buy your camera. These cameras are...

  • Radical Feminist Cheers
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    Radical Feminist Cheers

    8 years ago

    For me, feminism is about promoting and supporting activism on policital issues facing women. There are different kinds of feminists, some more radical than others. Sometimes, I am all I am woman, hear me roar....

  • How to Knit a Scarf - An Illustrated, Step-by-Step Guide
    65

    How to Knit a Scarf - An Illustrated, Step-by-Step Guide

    7 weeks ago

    A beginner's guide to knitting a scarf. This step-by-step guide teaches you how to knit a homemade scarf with directions for knit and purl stitches, two easy scarf patterns, knitting terminology glossary, and valuable...

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE
    How to Cast On - Knitting
    25

    How to Cast On - Knitting

    8 years ago

    This is an easy to follow, step-by-step guide to casting on for beginning knitters, with pictures. The guide also acts as a good refresher for someone who has taken a break from knitting. This guide also offers links...

  • Homemade Valentine Cards - Fun Project for Kids
    39

    Homemade Valentine Cards - Fun Project for Kids

    3 years ago

    Valentines Day holds special memories for me because my mom always spent time helping me make my own Valentines when I was a child. She taught me all of the techniques her own mother taught her. I never handed out store...

  • How to Hold Chopsticks
    9

    How to Hold Chopsticks

    8 years ago

    Growing up, we had a family rule when eating at any restaurant where chopsticks were available: no forks! So, I learned how to use chopsticks at a very early age. For a long time, however, I did not know how to hold...

  • How to Make Paper - An Illustrated Step-by-Step Guide
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    How to Make Paper - An Illustrated Step-by-Step Guide

    8 years ago

    Step-by-step guide to make handmade paper at home, with pictures included. Find fun, decorative ideas to embellish your homemade paper, as well as links to other paper loving sites.

  • Vegetarian Brunch Recipe Ideas
    17

    Vegetarian Brunch Recipe Ideas

    5 years ago

    Getting together with friends and family is a lot of fun and creates plenty of wonderful memories. But, life is so busy these days that it is difficult to find the time to create the perfect party. How do you throw a...

  • How to Crochet
    83

    How to Crochet

    5 months ago

    A beginner’s guide to crocheting with pictures and videos. Learn how to make a slip knot, hold a crochet hook, and make a chain. This guide also teaches the four most basic crochet stitches: single crochet, half...

  • How to Crease Paper When Making Holiday Cards
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    How to Crease Paper When Making Holiday Cards

    5 years ago

    Whether you are making holiday cards, greeting cards, or small books, the perfect crease can make or break the quality of the your project.

  • Couples and Mud Wrestling
    22

    Couples and Mud Wrestling

    5 years ago

    Should couples mud wrestle with each other? Is it a bonding experience, or will it be a degrading experience?

  • Myths & Stereotypes about Poverty in the U.S.
    54

    Myths & Stereotypes about Poverty in the U.S.

    8 years ago

    I’m not surprised if you didn’t know that because we have been silent about this problem for too long. However, there are a lot of myths and stereotypes about the poor people in this country that need to be...

  • How to Cook Fresh Pumpkin
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    How to Cook Fresh Pumpkin

    5 years ago

    An easy guide to cook pumpkin puree at home. Once you go fresh, you'll never go back.

  • Banana Hangover Shake Recipe
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    Banana Hangover Shake Recipe

    5 years ago

    This simple banana shake will help your body recover from a hangover. Bananas are known to calm an upset stomach, but they also help rehydrate your body.

  • Ginger: The Benefits of & How to Use
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    Ginger: The Benefits of & How to Use

    5 years ago

    Ginger is one of the foods that can give you a health punch because it is so full of healthy benefits for your body (and mind). Fresh ginger is best, so it is a good idea to keep some around (see below for storage...

  • Should You Keep Pictures of Your Ex?
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    Should You Keep Pictures of Your Ex?

    8 years ago

    Do you keep them, or not? A local radio station, here in Seattle, has Therapy Thursdays where they choose a listener's problem/question for other listeners to call in and give their advice about. A recent question was...

  • The Salaries of Federal Employees
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    The Salaries of Federal Employees

    8 years ago

    In a society where salaries are secrets nobody wants to reveal, it is refreshing to find websites that have a tell all approach when it comes to the salaries of federal employees. If you are interested in finding out...

  • The Truth About Ankle & Wrist Weights
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    The Truth About Ankle & Wrist Weights

    3 years ago

    I've heard this question asked a lot lately--from co-workers, at online sites, and from friends during long walks around a local lake. The answer is NO. The purpose of wrist and ankle weights is not to intensify your...

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE
    'Two Buck Chuck' Wine
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    'Two Buck Chuck' Wine

    8 years ago

    Depending on where you live, you can buy a bottle of Charles Shaw wine for as low as $1.99. Sold exclusively through Trader Joe's, Charles Shaw wines are Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz,...

  • Touch Those Boobs for Healthy Breasts
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    Touch Those Boobs for Healthy Breasts

    9 years ago

    The key to successful prevention is early treatment. By giving yourself a breast exam each month, you will notice if there are any changes in your breasts. Experts recommend that women should start doing a breast...

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