Thoughts bombard us every waking moment. Many are not thoughts we choose but ones that distress, confuse or bring depression. We can conquer ANTS though and welcome thoughts into our magnificent minds.
Turnips are a highly underestimated food. They are crisp, tart and yet sweet. Turnips do not have to be cooked to be delicious. Try this raw, vegan turnip recipe.
You have made it! Your book has been birthed after many months of hard labor and you have book signings lined up. Where and how does an author sign his books?
In 1937 a school in Texas was devastated by a natural gas explosion which killed over 300 children and teachers. Not many people remember this event except survivors and still grieving families.
Advertisers promise amazing results and even lifestyle improvements if one just uses a certain shampoo. But do we really need all of these choices? Clean, beautiful, shiny hair can be had without shampoo and for just pennies.
Arguments about whether an unborn baby is a fetus, tissue or a human being have raged for decades. Now the White House has actually acknowledged them as human beings.
Being vegan does not mean one must exist on salads and carrots. This dirty rice dish is savory, warm and filling. It is full of flavor and protein along with nutrients from the accompanying mixed vegetables. Enjoy!
Thousands of brave men fought and died in America's Revolutionary War. Women were left to make do as best they could and black women, mostly slaves, had an even harder time. But some black women took a stand to claim freedom for their country.
We have all heard about horrific school shootings and grieve along with those who have lost innocent children. But the killing of our schoolchildren is not a recent trend. In 1927 a deranged man killed 45 people, most of them children.
Just before Christmas in 1799, a young woman disappeared and was found dead 11 days later. Her lover, Levi Weeks, was charged with her murder. His attorneys were the famed Aaron and Alexander Hamilton. Was justice achieved or did murder go unpunished?
Green beans are healthful and nutritious. This recipe shows how to turn this vegetable into a snack that adults and kids both will love.
The vegan lifestyle often leaves one craving rich savory dishes. This all vegan black eyed pea dish fills that craving and leaves the diner satisfied.
Eggplant is a highly nutritious and healthful food. One of the most delicious ways to use this vegetable is eggplant Parmesan. This recipe keeps it raw, vegan and scrumptious.
Most snack foods are high in calories and fat. This recipe for zucchini chips is delicious and healthy. Even the kids will love them!
We can make our own snacks, saving money and increasing healthy food options. Homemade banana chips are yummy and easy to make.
Loose leaf lettuce is a garden staple that reproduces at a phenomenal rate—it's no surprise that cooks have created wonderful dishes to use it up. This recipe is one I loved when I was a child growing up in Kentucky.
Child sexual abuse and exploitation seem to belong in a world far from us. But it happens in every community and neighborhood. But we can make changes to protect our kids from becoming a victim.
Watermelon is a summer staple, but sometimes a cake is desired. This recipe combines the two for a delicious, refreshing and healthy dessert or snack.
Love cornbread? Love broccoli? This recipe combines the two for a yummy bread that even kids will eat. The broccoli is a hidden bonus to get kids to eat a vegetable.
Martha Ann Ricks was a slave in America until her father purchased her freedom and took the family to Liberia. Martha Ann dreamed of meeting Queen Victoria and saved for 50 years to make the dream come true.
Buffalo Bill Cody is a beloved historical figure, full of character and everlasting entertainment. Years after his death many people are unaware of some exciting occurrences in his life. This article presents one of the more exciting and dangerous experiences.
It is said that dogs are man's best friend. I have found that is true. My Bichon Frise is a perfect companion, friend, protector and staunch ally.
Yellow Crocus is a novel that delves into the rare issue of love between a slave and a master. It is not the sexual love that is often written about but the emotion that comes when a woman nurtures a child. This story is an unforgettable read and an inspiring reminder that love endures forever.
Natural disasters are on the rise as we see an increase in earthquakes, tornadoes, floods and other occurrences. Most people will never experience the terror and devastation. But if it happens to you, will you know what to do?
Alzheimer's is an irreversible condition that leads the victim into a silent world. Many of these people have an unfulfilled spiritual life. How can we offer comfort in Christ to ones who can barely communicate?
The practice of sex selection abortions is growing all over the world. In America it is so prevalent that laws have been enacted to prevent gender selection. This article delves into some of the reasons behind this widespread tragedy.
We live in a society that worships youth. Many spend millions of dollars to retain a youthful appearance. But this account of Barzillai shows that being proud of our age can result in acclaim and recognition.
Kings and kingdoms depend upon warriors and brave men to fight for freedom, truth and justice. This account shows the influence and strength that Benaiah contributed to two kings. We, also, can be warriors for righteousness.
Pumpkin is a great source of vitamins and minerals and a low calorie, heart healthy food. This recipe can be enjoyed all year long using fresh or canned pumpkin.
The art of living with less frees a person to appreciate the beauty of life and the aging process. This article explains the century old Japanese tradition of wabi-sabi and how it can inspire you.
The body of Patsy was owned by her master and mistress, but her mind and soul was her own. This is an inspiring account of a young girl's ambition to be literate and free.
Kids love spaghetti and tacos. This recipe combines them for a fun, quick and easy to make meal that the entire family will love.
Tweetsie Railroad survived the Great Depression and was such a boon to the mountain people during that difficult time that they called her The "Railroad With A Heart." Now there is a theme park where iron used to be carried and the original Number 12 engine is still beloved by thousands. Come learn...
In 1931 a spoiled young socialite told a tale that would have devastating consequences for the people of Hawaii-and cost a man his life.
In 1944, the polio epidemic raged across America. It took thousands of lives and crippled many more. This is the story of one city's battle to save the children in their community.
Thousands of children suffer the trauma of bedwetting. You are not alone. Many famous people were bedwetters. Michael Landon was one and his own story was made into a movie called The Loneliest Runner. Here is his story along with some helpful suggestions for you in assisting your own child to...
Abishag is a young woman mentioned only 5 times in the Bible. Yet she witnesses the death of a monarch and the downfall of a traitor. Her story is remarkable.
The beloved King James Version of the Holy Bible turns 400 years old. Many believe it to be the original Bible. This article delves into the history and developments of this treasured book.
In 1855 a young woman fought back and killed the man who was raping her. The twist? She was a slave and he her master. This is a fascinating recounting of this tragic tale.
This is a fun read made entirely from Bruce Springsteen song titles.
The case of abused child Mary Ellen Wilson captured the nation's attention because the President of the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was instrumental in securing her rescue from the abusive home.
Learn about the talented and tragic life of Sara Teasdale in this article.
Do you live in the heart of America? Read this article to find out.
A tribute to a lady who has lived decades and remains a lady and a friend.
full, luxurious hair is important to one's self esteem. When it is gone due to cancer treatments, alopecia or other reasons the person suffers terribly. This article gives ways we all can help give the gift of hair.
It is THAT time of year again. You know, Christmas or Xmas as some call it. Those are fighting words! Receiving a card with Xmas brings many to a point of rage. Why is X used in place of Christmas? Read this article and you will know.
Treatments for the mentally ill have been prescribed for centuries. This article gives the history of electric Shock therapy.
We see and hear it every day, a dog left in a hot car barking for help. Many animals die in these situations. This article shows us why a dog should never be left in a vehicle.
How does one move on after betrayal without being resentful or bitter? This article gives great advice on how to let go.
Thousands of people struggle with the pain and embarrassment of this highly person issue. Interstitial Cystitis is a condition of the bladder. Some of the suggestions in this article may help to relieve this issue.
Beets are one of nature's most healthful foods. Packed with minerals and vitamins, they provide essential nutrients. Find out how to prepare beets and beet greens.
This is a fun ditty I wrote using the screen names of people on HubPages.
Have you ever heard a person say, "it was just a little white lie?" Deceit is never clean or harmless. This article gives great advice on how to be truthful or be silent.
Are you tired of seeing boys in pants to their knees and their underwear waving gleefully? Then this poem is for you.
Research is proving the effectiveness of natural foods and herbs in preventing and treating disease. Turmeric is one that I have found to be a powerful aid.
The search for the perfect family pet is important. This article shows why a Bichon may be right for your family.
The relationship between a father and his little girl is complex yet simple. In this poem a woman remembers dancing with her Father.
Grandfather Mountain, NC is a beloved tourist area and a favorite place to relax and enjoy nature for the locals.
Many people love mushrooms and harvest them wild. Many are deadly though and should be avoided. This article can help you to recognize safe and harmful fungi.
Sticks and stones may break bones, but words can wound the heart for a lifetime. This article points out how to say-or not say certain words.
Christians are the salt of the earth. The Bible talks about a SALT covenant between God and believers.
Do women require makeup and cosmetic surgery to be lovely? I don't think so. This article explores the available options.
Love is never supposed to hurt. This article explores the different types of love and how to put them to use in our life.
We all have trials in this world. The attitude we keep will decide whether we overcome or give in to Poor Me Syndrome.
The traditional family seems to become more and more rare. As family dynamics change, grandparents are assuming the responsibility of raising their grandchildren. This article gives great advice and resources.