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Viola Horne

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While the world is a crazy place, there is still a lot of good in it.  My articles try to reflect that.  The human brain is unquenchable in its thirst for knowledge and understanding. I hope you will find a bit of peace as your search continues.

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  • Don't Fix It -- Just Listen!

    Don't Fix It -- Just Listen!

    2 months ago

    Your eyes say more than your mouth when you learn to really listen. A good listener can help someone find the source of their pain without resorting to quick-fixes and platitudes.

  • Top New Year's Resolution Alternatives

    Top New Year's Resolution Alternatives

    9 months ago

    Lose weight. Exercise more. Stop cussing so much. Great resolutions but how realistic are they, really? Why not try a new resolution this year -- one you might actually be able to keep?

  • Top 5 Reasons to Play Pickleball

    Top 5 Reasons to Play Pickleball

    14 months ago

    Pickleball is sweeping the nation and it's not just for seniors! Enjoy the exercise and competition of tennis without the running, slamming and diving. Just remember to stay out of the "kitchen"!

  • Celebrating Your Pet's Birthday

    Celebrating Your Pet's Birthday

    9 months ago

    He's a bona fide member of the family so he deserves his own special day! Invite some canine friends over and have a Bow-Wow Birthday Bash for your favorite Boxer (or kitty, birdie or python!)

  • No-crust Pumpkin Pie

    No-crust Pumpkin Pie

    9 months ago

    Gluten-free pie lovers - you're going to love this crustless pumpkin pie. With a silky texture and the nutritional content of protein-rich eggs and antioxidant-rich pumpkin, you'll fall hard for this!

  • Make Money Mystery Shopping

    Make Money Mystery Shopping

    2 years ago

    If you're looking for a flexible, part-time job that lets you choose when and where you work, mystery shopping may be for you.

  • Bavarian Lasagna

    Bavarian Lasagna

    9 months ago

    If you like Reuben sandwiches, you'll love this authentic German recipe for Bavarian lasagna. With layers of meat, sauerkraut and cheese, this hearty dish will have you yodeling in no time.

  • Saving Money on Groceries

    Saving Money on Groceries

    5 years ago

    Groceries can cost up to 10% or more of your monthly wages, so keep these tips and tricks in your pocket and reduce your food budget while eating like a king!

  • Help for Cracked, Bleeding Heels

    Help for Cracked, Bleeding Heels

    2 months ago

    Cracked, bleeding heels are painful and potentially dangerous. Heal your heels fast with a good foot file, some antibiotic ointment and an ace bandage.

  • Suffering From Too Much Gas

    Suffering From Too Much Gas

    16 months ago

    Tried gluten-free, lactose-free and Beano but still have embarrassing gas? Perhaps you are no longer producing enough digestive enzymes. Read on for real help with digestive trouble.

  • Your Poop Won't Stink!

    Your Poop Won't Stink!

    2 years ago

    It's at the top of almost everyone's Most Embarrassing list: Using the bathroom and leaving it smelling like the entrails of rotting fish. Maybe it was the 5-alarm chili you had at lunch or the lactose-rich milkshake...

  • Great Gifts for Someone Who Has Everything

    Great Gifts for Someone Who Has Everything

    3 years ago

    You've seen the catalogs for the Person Who Has Everything with gifts like dog head wine stoppers and bacon wallets. The accumulation of "stuff" is enough to make you sick! This year, instead of giving a gift...

  • The Best Toys for Smart Kids

    The Best Toys for Smart Kids

    4 years ago

    Your child's brain is like a huge tinker toy--there are many pieces and different ways to connect them. The more often your child uses certain connections, the stronger they become. The stronger the connection, the...

  • Buzz-Off All-Natural Insect Repellent

    Buzz-Off All-Natural Insect Repellent

    3 years ago

    Why use a toxic product when you can repel insects just as effectively with an all-natural, good-for-you alternative? Buzz-Off All-Natural Insect Repellent uses FDA-approved lemon eucalyptus essential oil,...

  • Mom's Recipe Collection

    Mom's Recipe Collection

    2 years ago

    After cooking thousands of meals over hundreds of months, I have dozens of recipes in my brain. To pass them down to my kids - Steven, Andrew and William - I am immortalizing them here on Squidoo for the rest of you...

  • Top 10 Things To Do On A First Date

    Top 10 Things To Do On A First Date

    3 years ago

    The hard part's over - she said yes. Now you have to figure out what to do on that all-important first date. Movie, dinner, club? What will really impress while still being fun and inexpensive? The goal is to find out...

  • The Top 10 Places to Pee Before You Die

    The Top 10 Places to Pee Before You Die

    4 years ago

    Before you go for good, you just gotta go here! Check out these (mostly) not-to-be-missed bathrooms from around the world. Let me know if you visit at loo or throne room that should be mentioned here. We're looking for...

  • Nicole C. Mullen

    Nicole C. Mullen

    5 years ago

    After seeing Nicole C. Mullen at the Women of Faith Conference in Denver, CO, I knew I had to create a lens about her. She is so full of life and talent that if you haven't heard her music, you need to scroll down right...

  • Should America Lower the Legal Drinking Age?

    Should America Lower the Legal Drinking Age?

    4 years ago

    In a recent poll, 54% of Americans believe the legal drinking age should remain 21, while 31% agree with a group of college presidents who recently issued a call for the drinking age to be lowered to 18. What do you...

  • How To Make Soy Candles

    How To Make Soy Candles

    9 months ago

    Soy candles burn longer, release less toxic soot and burn cooler than paraffin candles. Find out how to make your own at home.

  • Stop Biting Your Fingernails

    Stop Biting Your Fingernails

    2 years ago

    No one really likes to bite their nails.  It's not a pretty habit and can be a sign of anxiety and compulsiveness.  And it's disgusting to think about all the germs that congregate under those bits of keratin....

  • What Women Really Want - Gift Ideas For Your Favorite Female

    What Women Really Want - Gift Ideas For Your Favorite Female

    2 years ago

    You have no idea what to get her. You can't ask her and you don't want to get her something that she'll hate, or worse, something you gave her last year.  Take this short quiz and find out what she really wants!...

  • Top 20 Best Toys For Smart Kids in 2014

    Top 20 Best Toys For Smart Kids in 2014

    2 years ago

    Parents and Grandparents: Christmas is soon upon us but I want you to forget Barbie, Video Games, and iPods.   Kids need toys that are stimulating to mind and body in order to build brain cells during those...

  • Edible Gifts - Homemade Gifts Everyone Will Love!

    Edible Gifts - Homemade Gifts Everyone Will Love!

    2 years ago

    This lens is dedicated to the gift-giver in all of us.  Rather than spend hours at the mall or endlessly clicking the 'Net for that perfect gift, why not just make it?  Here are easy, delicious gifts that your...

  • Un-becoming Codependent

    Un-becoming Codependent

    9 months ago

    My journey from love addict to whole human being. I wonder if your story has any similarities?