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John Young (JY3502)

Joined 9 years ago from Florence, South Carolina

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  • Identifying a Serial Killer
    2

    Identifying a Serial Killer

    2 years ago

    It's estimated there are 25-50 active serial killers in the United States at any given time. Who are they? Maybe a neighbor, coworker, or perhaps a family member. Most would prefer to avoid them.

  • A Close Look at Anxiety
    0

    A Close Look at Anxiety

    2 years ago

    Anxiety is a state of inner turmoil, often accompanied by nervous behavior. A few examples are, pacing back and forth, somatic complaints and feelings of dread like a feeling of imminent doom.

  • Understanding Broken Relationships
    1

    Understanding Broken Relationships

    2 years ago

    Relationships can be easily broken over trivial issues. Once broken, they can be difficult to mend. The reasons can be many and varied. Without knowing the cause, reconciliation can't occur.

  • The Many Causes of Insomnia
    0

    The Many Causes of Insomnia

    2 years ago

    Lack of sleep, widely known as insomnia, affects many. Fatigue, weight gain, mood swings, and difficulty in concentrating are all associated with it.

  • Emotional Manipulation of Others
    0

    Emotional Manipulation of Others

    2 years ago

    Emotional manipulation occurs when manipulating another is done on purpose and deliberately. There are certain ways people act when emotionally manipulating others.

  • How is Self Acceptance Achieved?
    0

    How is Self Acceptance Achieved?

    2 years ago

    What is self acceptance? Self acceptance is a difficult challenge no matter how much self improvement we’ve undertaken. Improvement requires understanding and knowledge our own character and habits.

  • How People Use Defense Mechanisms
    2

    How People Use Defense Mechanisms

    2 years ago

    There are many ways to escape stress. Some take the form of defense mechanisms. Others use sports, hobbies, travel, reading, movies and a host of other activities for short-term release.

  • Achieving Harmony in Blended Families.
    1

    Achieving Harmony in Blended Families.

    2 years ago

    A step family, or as some call it, a blended family, is where one parent has children not genetically related to the other spouse. Children of previous relationships can present unique problems.

  • What Causes Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder?
    0

    What Causes Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder?

    2 years ago

    ADHD is usually diagnosed in childhood, characterized by a pattern of impulsiveness, short attention span, and hyperactivity. Adult symptoms may manifest differently from those of children.

  • What Are Lies?
    0

    What Are Lies?

    2 years ago

    According to Wikipedia A lie is a statement used intentionally for the purpose of deception. A person who lies is referred to as a liar. Lies may be employed to serve a variety of purposes.

  • What Constitutes Domestic Violence?
    2

    What Constitutes Domestic Violence?

    2 years ago

    Domestic violence occurs in personal relationships between past or current partners, and spouses. It affects any race, or religion. But most victims are women.

  • What Is Meant by
    0

    What Is Meant by "Inner Child?"

    2 years ago

    Sometimes it's helpful to reconnect with our “inner child.” In popular and analytical psychology, our inner child is our childlike aspect including all we learned before puberty.

  • Conducting a Group Crisis Intervention
    1

    Conducting a Group Crisis Intervention

    2 years ago

    You can effectively influence a person's desire to change, not by what you say, but how you say it.

  • How Infidelity Affects Us
    1

    How Infidelity Affects Us

    2 years ago

    The tragedy of infidelity is how often it happens. It occurs more frequently than most would imagine. Why do people have affairs? There are a number of factors, but often it's difficult to pinpoint.

  • Overcoming Compulsive Behavior
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    Overcoming Compulsive Behavior

    2 years ago

    Many have a form of compulsive behavior. There's many types. For example: shopping, over eating, and gambling. They'are a need to calm apprehension caused by internal feelings a person wants to avoid.

  • What Is Anger?
    0

    What Is Anger?

    2 years ago

    Anger is an emotional response involving a hostile reaction to an imagined or real provocation. It usually happens when one feels their personal boundaries are being threatened.

  • Those Golden Years
    0

    Those Golden Years

    2 years ago

    We call them “the golden years,” those years beyond age 60, or thereabouts. For some they are. There is wisdom and peace. The “rat race” of career and competition are over.

  • What Are Personal Boundaries?
    0

    What Are Personal Boundaries?

    2 years ago

    Boundaries are safety zones we place around ourselves and family. They let us form healthy relationships and permit others to understand how they should behave.

  • You Could Die Laughing.
    0

    You Could Die Laughing.

    2 years ago

    Laughter is a fairly common occurrence with humans. But this doesn't make understanding it any easier. We love to laugh so much there are entire industries built around it.

  • Defining Aggressive Behavior
    1

    Defining Aggressive Behavior

    2 years ago

    Aggression is action motivated by angry emotions or hostile intentions, inflicting pain, intimidation, or emotional suffering on others. Acts of aggression intentionally cause pain or harm to others.

  • Dealing With Addictions
    0

    Dealing With Addictions

    2 years ago

    The traditional image of an addicted person is a skid-row drunk or stereotypical “dope fiend” who must have a periodic “fix” in order to fend off withdrawal. But recently, we have gained new insights.

  • Looking at Abnormal Psychology
    0

    Looking at Abnormal Psychology

    2 years ago

    What is “abnormal?” What is “normal?” The term abnormal psychology once referred to psychological behavior that was “deviant,” that is, significantly different from the norm.

  • What Constitutes Codependency?
    0

    What Constitutes Codependency?

    2 years ago

    Codependency can be defined as an addiction to people, behaviors, or things. A sense of control or lack of it, is central to everything a codependent does and thinks.

  • What is burnout?
    0

    What is burnout?

    2 years ago

    Burnout is a loss of, energy, and purpose. It's a state of mental and physical, exhaustion going far beyond mere discouragement. Many are so used to running on empty we don't realize it.

  • How to Cope With Rejection
    1

    How to Cope With Rejection

    2 years ago

    At one time or another most of us have dealt with some form of rejection. To be rejected is to be cast aside, thrown away as if having no value. There’s no way to sugarcoat it. Being rejected sucks.

  • Coping With Conflict and Confrontation
    0

    Coping With Conflict and Confrontation

    2 years ago

    Conflict is painful. It brings out anger, fear, and anxiety, and most try to avoid it. However, it can be a positive experience when handled correctly. It's a natural part of an imperfect world.

  • Insomnia. What is it?
    0

    Insomnia. What is it?

    2 years ago

    Insomnia affects many in our busy society. Fatigue, weight gain, mood swings, and difficulty in concentrating are problems associated with it. Insomnia can be defined as inadequate poor-quality sleep.

  • Compulsive Behaviors
    0

    Compulsive Behaviors

    2 years ago

    Many suffer from some form of compulsive behavior. And there's many types. For example: shopping, overeating, hoarding and gambling.

  • A Christian Perspective on Being Single
    0

    A Christian Perspective on Being Single

    2 years ago

    Many of us tend to assume single people are missing out on something.

  • Haunted Moon River Brewery
    0

    Haunted Moon River Brewery

    2 years ago

    Savannah, Georgia is one of the oldest and most haunted cities in America. It’s no surprise the city boasts one of the most haunted places in the country…the Moon River Brewery built in 1821.

  • Dreamland's Lilliputia, the Midget City
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    Dreamland's Lilliputia, the Midget City

    4 years ago

    The pint sized community had its own parliament, beach with midget lifeguards, theatre, stables with small ponies, Chinese laundrymen and a fire department that put out purposely set fires hourly.

  • Stories of the Sand Dollar
    11

    Stories of the Sand Dollar

    4 years ago

    Not so long ago, Children were told stories about sand dollars. They were pressed sand, or more colorfully, mermaid money. Sand dollars look like round white coins, thus their name.

  • Curse of
    10

    Curse of "The Little Rascals"

    4 years ago

    Between 1922 and 1944 there were 221 Our Gang films produced. Out of the 176 actors who participated in the show only a handful gained star status in the comedy series. They became known as The Little Rascals beginning in the mid-1950s, when 80 of the original "talkies" were syndicated for...

  • Brief History of Personal Ads
    4

    Brief History of Personal Ads

    7 years ago

    Surprisingly, personal ads are nothing new.They began appearing in newspapers about 300 years ago. It’s thought the first personal ad was a matrimonial advertisement appearing in a British publication July 19, 1695. In the 18th century, most...

  • A Unique Hobby, Collecting Cigar Bands
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    A Unique Hobby, Collecting Cigar Bands

    7 years ago

    Some collect things as a hobby like coins, stamps and antique glassware. Others have taken the road less traveled and find some very unique things to collect, such as cigar bands. For many cigar smokers, the small paper band was just a piece of...

  • Diane Downs: Martyr or Murderess?
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    Diane Downs: Martyr or Murderess?

    4 years ago

    "Somebody just shot my kids!" was all Diane Downs kept screaming as emergency room staff scrambled to her assistance. Diane didn't give any answers right away, avoiding the identity of the shooter.

  • Texas Gunfighter Barney Riggs
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    Texas Gunfighter Barney Riggs

    4 years ago

    Barney Kemp Riggs was a not so well known Texas gunfighter who was said to have killed a man at the age of 18. The shooting was ruled as an accident. But there were some who doubted that decision.

  • Cold Blooded Outlaw Sam Brown
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    Cold Blooded Outlaw Sam Brown

    4 years ago

    Sam Brown was said to be the meanest, cold blooded killer ever to set foot in Nevada Territory. He was known to have killed between 15 to 20 odd men, some for absolutely no reason whatsoever.

  • The Outlaw
    1

    The Outlaw "Dirty Dave" Rudabaugh

    4 years ago

    Rudabaugh was a notorious cattle rustler, stagecoach and train robber during the 1870s and 80s. He was known to have ridden with the infamous “Billy the Kid” and some say, the only man Billy ever feared.

  • Serial Killer
    7

    Serial Killer "Arsenic Annie"

    4 years ago

    Anna Marie Hahn became the first woman to be executed by electrocution in the United States. Anna’s crime was murdering a number of elderly people with arsenic and other poisons. Her atrocious and heartless acts earned her the name of “Arsenic Annie.”

  • 9

    "Oatman Massacre" at Gila River

    4 years ago

    During the 1800's many pioneers braved the journey across the Western frontier headed for Ca. Many didn’t make it. The "Oatman Massacre" made National headlines.

  • Old West Marshals in Indian Territory
    7

    Old West Marshals in Indian Territory

    4 years ago

    Many John Wayne fans may not be aware the character of Rooster Cogburn in “True Grit,” was based on a real person. His name was Calvin Whitson, the only one-eyed deputy marshal in Judge Parker's court. The evidence is mostly circumstantial but strongly indicates Whitson was the "real" Rooster...

  • 14

    "The Texas Eyeball Killer" Case

    8 years ago

    Charles Albright is far from being the most notorious serial killer in American history. His list of victims only includes 3 women, all known prostitutes in Dallas, TX. What makes him standout was he committed his first murder at the age of 57 and...

  • Secrets of the Lincoln Memorial
    9

    Secrets of the Lincoln Memorial

    8 years ago

    In 1867, two years after Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, the Lincoln Memorial was commissioned. But, it would be many years before it saw completion. And not many are aware there are few mysterious speculations concerning its history along with a...

  • The Ruthless Outlaw Cullen Baker
    9

    The Ruthless Outlaw Cullen Baker

    4 years ago

    Cullen Montgomery Baker was without a doubt, one of meanest, cold blooded killers in the Old West. He once shot and killed a black slave woman simply because he didn’t like her looks and Cullen Baker did not like black people. At least a dozen dead men were left by him and those who rode with him....

  • Early Ozark Superstitions
    5

    Early Ozark Superstitions

    3 years ago

    The Ozark Mountains of the 1800's were full of superstitions, some still remain. Practices and daily life in these mountain communities, today might be regarded as strange.

  • Building Matchstick Models
    26

    Building Matchstick Models

    2 months ago

    Building matchstick models is becoming an increasingly popular hobby, and it would be even more popular if people knew a little more about it.

  • Bald Faced Truth About Hairless Dogs
    8

    Bald Faced Truth About Hairless Dogs

    4 years ago

    Hairless dogs tend to be cleaner and don’t have the annoying odor of other dogs since they don’t have hair which can trap dirt. Additionally, they require much less grooming.

  • Terrifying Tale of Slaughterhouse Canyon
    32

    Terrifying Tale of Slaughterhouse Canyon

    4 years ago

    There are several variations to the Slaughterhouse Canyon legend. Although there are differences in the tales, the premise of the story is the same.

  • Tombstone's Bird Cage Theater
    3

    Tombstone's Bird Cage Theater

    4 years ago

    The Bird Cage Theater became known as one of the wildest places in the country. It catered to such characters as Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and Bat Masterson. More than 120 bullet holes prove that.

  • The Outlaw Henry Starr
    9

    The Outlaw Henry Starr

    4 years ago

    While the James-Younger and Doolin-Dalton Gang were stealing headlines there was another outlaw who robbed more banks than both of the gangs combined.

  • 6

    "Little Britches" and "Cattle Annie"

    3 years ago

    Cattle Annie and Little Britches are mostly forgotten in western history, but not in Oklahoma and Indian Territories. There, they were thee two most famous female outlaws ever to strap on a six gun.

  • Legendary Brothel Madame Molly B'Dam
    7

    Legendary Brothel Madame Molly B'Dam

    4 years ago

    Molly B'Dam is probably the lady from which the stereotyped image of a Brothel Madame with a heart of gold was fashioned from. However, she was the real thing.

  • The Old West Wagon Trains
    5

    The Old West Wagon Trains

    4 years ago

    Life on a wagon train could be extremely harsh. These hardy souls arose very early each morning before dawn to prepare for the day. A normal routine would be to start the fire, prepare breakfast, gather the livestock, reload the wagon and hitch up the team. Around 7:00 a.m. they headed out.

  • The Honest Truth About Liars
    10

    The Honest Truth About Liars

    2 years ago

    Compulsive liars are people who lie even if there is no need of it. Most have run across one at some time or another. And they can be aggravating to say the least. What prompts a person to lie for absolutely no reason whatsoever? A...

  • The Great Depression,
    5

    The Great Depression, "Black Tuesday"

    4 years ago

    On October 29th, thereafter known as "Black Tuesday," after nearly a decade of prosperity, the United States was catapulted into economic ruin.

  • Whatever Happened to CB Radio?
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    Whatever Happened to CB Radio?

    4 years ago

    CB's beccame popular during the 1970's. Partly because of the 1973 oil crisis and a nationwide 55 mph speed limit. CB’s were used to help truckers locate stations having fuel and avoiding speed traps

  • Great Internet Hoaxes: The Bonsai Kitten Prank
    5

    Great Internet Hoaxes: The Bonsai Kitten Prank

    19 months ago

    One of the all-time great internet hoaxes was the Bonsai Kitten Hoax, where a group of MIT students set up a fake website that fooled many. The website depicted methods for growing bonsai-style kittens.

  • Old West Legend of Sally Skull
    5

    Old West Legend of Sally Skull

    2 years ago

    The old West didn’t produce many women outlaws, but Sally Skull would fit the description. Sally was a horse trader, horse thief and rancher and a dangerous killer. .She dressed like a man

  • The Man Who Captured Geronimo
    3

    The Man Who Captured Geronimo

    4 years ago

    Perhaps you never heard of him. He was best friends with Wyatt Earp, witnessed the gunfight at the O.K Corral, a mayor of Tombstone, Arizona and captured Geronimo without firing a single shot.

  • Mystery of the Ica Stones
    5

    Mystery of the Ica Stones

    3 years ago

    The Ica stones are a collection of supposedly ancient rocks carved with images of dinosaurs and what seem to be people using advanced technology. The collection consists of approximately 15,000 stones of varying size…some as large as a...

  • The Puritans' Massachusetts Bay Colony
    8

    The Puritans' Massachusetts Bay Colony

    4 years ago

    The Massachusetts Bay Colony was an English settlement on the New England coast of North America in the early 1600’s. It was formed by Puritan settlers fleeing religious persecution in England around what is known today as the cities of Boston and Salem.

  • 8

    "Invisible Empire of the South"

    8 years ago

    The Ku Klux Klan (KKK) was born soon after the Civil War in 1865. In actuality, it was the first true American terrorist group and since its beginning, has been an organization of hate and violence. The KKK originally began as a social club by a...

  • Purpose and Limitations of Hypnosis
    7

    Purpose and Limitations of Hypnosis

    8 years ago

    The practice of hypnosis dates back to ancient Egypt where “Sleep temples” were used for healing the body and treating emotional troubles. A high priest would put the afflicted to sleep and the person would receive a post hypnotic suggestion,...

  • Fort Courage, Home Of F-Troop
    2

    Fort Courage, Home Of F-Troop

    7 years ago

    Fort Courage is a modern Trading Post just off of Interstate 40 in Houck, Arizona that was inspired by the television show F-Troop. Supposedly, the Fort Courage Trading Post is the "Home of F Troop" from the 60's TV series. However, the entire show was actually shot on the Warner Brother’s back lot...

  • How to Get Along With Southerners
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    How to Get Along With Southerners

    4 years ago

    I guess you could classify me as a Yankee “transplant”. Where I live, that’s the term southern folks use to describe outsiders who come to stay.

  • Don't Teach Your Wife to Drive!
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    Don't Teach Your Wife to Drive!

    4 years ago

    There are many jokes about women and their driving. But is it true women are inferior to men when operating a vehicle? I’m going to give some advice. Husbands, let a professional do it.

  • Should Parents Spank Their Children?
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    Should Parents Spank Their Children?

    3 years ago

    Although it was the accepted norm of earlier times, many self proclaimed experts question the effectiveness of spanking. Some view it as a barbaric anachronism left over from an unenlightened era.

  • What's a Para-transit Driver?
    0

    What's a Para-transit Driver?

    2 years ago

    They weren't just van drivers. They transported handicapped , disabled, wheel chair mentally retarded, blind, deaf, terminally ill and just plain stupid!

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