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Health and Home HubNuggets

Updated on September 14, 2015

Something different

Every week, the HubNugget team members choose six hubs in each of the three randomly chosen categories (for a total of eighteen hubs,) that have been written and published by new members, and showcase them within a HubNugget hub for the Hub Pages community to read and then vote for their favorites.

Generally, we write something fun or interesting, or both, but sometimes, we fall prey to the beast called Writers Block.

This week, the beast paid me a visit...

The Beast

For the last three weeks I have been wracking my brain to come up with an idea for my HubNugget hub. Most weeks I have my idea formed, and have at the very least sketched out the bones of the hub, but for whatever reason, this week I came up dry.

The horrible, brain sucking beast, Writer's Block has foiled every attempt to churn out an idea worthy to hub about! This is terrible! The Hub Pages community is counting on me (as a team member,) to showcase this weeks nominees with something other than a bare-bones-here-they-are-in-one-paragraph-hub.

No matter how hard I try, my brain stalls out and refuses to work.

I thought of asking Patty Inglish MS - she always has great ideas and a veritable treasure trove of hubs on almost every subject under the sun, but I didn't want to bother her as she is incredibly busy. Then I thought to ask RedElf - she has so many awesome ideas and hordes of hubs and she is so creative and imaginative that I thought for sure she could help me with my problem. Unfortunately, she is also incredibly busy!

I kept going down the list of team members - ladyjane1 - she just finished a hub last week, and I know she is too busy, KoffeeKlatch Gals - ditto! Jason Menayan, Simone Smith and Maddie Ruud are always up to their ears in work, and ripplemaker is no exception. If I'm swamped, which I am, I know the rest of the team is in the same boat, so there was no way I could impose on any of them (with a clear conscious,) to help. I sit...idea-less and running out of time...


Please be advised the opinions expressed in these ramblings are solely the views of the author and do not reflect in any way the views of Hub Pages.


I thought the only way I could redeem myself would be to pen a few words about each of this weeks categories, before introducing our nominees, so here goes.

This category, (Health,) is rather self explanatory. Unless you have been hiding under a rock somewhere, anyone would realize this category encompasses virtually anything that helps, benefits, prevents, or informs readers about everything related to mental or physical health and overall well-being.

For the uninitiated, this could mean why gardening lowers blood pressure, or is good for the soul, why redecorating makes you feel young and alive, how shopping can be turned into a healthy past time instead of a chore, how pets help heal the elderly, etc. I could go on, but I think you get my drift here.

As you can see, virtually anything can be related to health, and as I have run out of things to say, I will simply introduce this weeks nominees in the Health category. Happy reading, and don't forget to vote for your faves!


Which one of this week's Health nominees is your favorite?

  • 10% Bullying 101, Definitions of Bullying
  • 20% Depression: The Bell Jar
  • 5% What My Man Cave Is To Me
  • 2% Five Homeopathic Songs To Fight Depression
  • 5% Lies massage therapists tell: "You've got so many knots!"
  • 58% Why An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away
105 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.


Ah...Home Sweet Home...

This category shouldn't need an introduction, after all, home is where the heart is...or so the saying goes. Anything from shopping, plumbing, gardening, cooking, redecorating or simply cleaning relates to this category. It's all in the content, meaning, what you are trying to get across to your reader.

Even creative endeavors and writing can be part of the Home category. It all depends on how the content relates best to the available categories. It can be a tad confusing at times, but if your hub can be slotted equally well in several categories, simply choose the one you think will give you the best traffic and you're done. No more agonizing!

...And that goes for me too! Since my brain has quit working again, I will stop the pain by introducing this weeks nominees in the Home category. Be sure to read and vote for your favorite hubs!


Which one of this week's Home nominees is your favorite?

  • 3% Target Wealth Zones in Your Home with Feng Shui
  • 34% The Zen of Lawn Mowing
  • 23% The Pile of Dread!
  • 17% Organize Your Closet and Make Money
  • 20% Attract More Honeybees to your Garden
  • 3% How Old Metal Glider Porch And Patio Furniture Can Lighten Up Lifes Stress.......
35 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

Religion and Philosophy

Okay, now this category can be a doozie. I was told, many moons ago when the earth was young and the grass was green, that politics and religion were two subjects that were never, if ever and only while wearing protective gear, discussed among friends, at the dinner table, in mixed company, family gatherings or parties.

The only place, so I was told, that it was alright to discuss politics and religion were at church or political rallies. However, after being informed about these subject's possible volatility, I chose to heed my elders and firmly keep my mouth call me a chicken...cluck, cluck...It's safer this way!

Here are this weeks nominees in the Religion and Philosophy category. The one thing I will say is this - make sure to read and vote for your favorites!

...And congratulations to all the nominees in all the categories!


Which one of this week's Religion and Philosophy nominees is your favorite?

  • 32% Paranormal Belief and Creativity: The association between paranormal belief and creativity
  • 16% What Was the Strangest Experience You Ever Had?
  • 29% Celtic & Ancestoral themed poems
  • 8% Simple Tarot Reading for the Novice
  • 8% Kabir: India's Poet of Paradox
  • 8% The Tarot Explained
38 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.


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  • Enelle Lamb profile imageAUTHOR

    Enelle Lamb 

    8 years ago from Canada's 'California'

    When did you receive the notification? Check the date of the email (if you still have it,) and then we can narrow it down.

  • livingabroad profile image


    8 years ago from Wales, UK

    Hi Enelle. I was informed by a friend that my hub was nominated as a hubnugget but at the time I didn't know how to check and didn't know which hub was nominated! I have been a user for 2 months now and it was around the first couple of weeks it occured. Any way I can find out? Many thanks

  • Enelle Lamb profile imageAUTHOR

    Enelle Lamb 

    8 years ago from Canada's 'California'

    Congratulations to all the nominees! Especially tough choosing this week :D

    Thanks Patty, I figured that was the least I could do LOL!

  • Chris Achilleos profile image

    Chris Achilleos 

    8 years ago

    Thank you very much for nominating my hub on Paranormal belief and creativity. Good luck to all :).

  • Pamela99 profile image

    Pamela Oglesby 

    8 years ago from Sunny Florida

    A grand group of good hubs. I enjoyed reading them and have voted.

  • Kalmiya profile image


    8 years ago from North America

    This is so great; I'm grateful for the nomination! I think 'Organize Your Closet and Make Money' has similar concepts to feng shui. It's just making the time to organize these areas of our homes to get them tidy and functional is the hard part. Thanks for the HubNuggets efforts and good luck everybody!

  • prettydarkhorse profile image


    8 years ago from US

    Voted! The chosen hubs are well written and top ones!

  • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

    Patty Inglish MS 

    8 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

    A good write up on each of the topic categories and I can see nothing blocked about that! I read, voted, and shared with my friends. I especially like the diversity in the Health Hubs this week. Congratulations to all this week's Nominees.

  • Denise Handlon profile image

    Denise Handlon 

    8 years ago from North Carolina

    Wonderful hubs.

  • Enelle Lamb profile imageAUTHOR

    Enelle Lamb 

    8 years ago from Canada's 'California'

    Thanks lj :)Glad I was able to find the few brain cells the beast missed LOL!

  • ladyjane1 profile image


    8 years ago from Texas

    We all get writers block from time to time but I couldnt tell it by your hub, you still got lots to say and in a great way. COngrats to all.

  • Enelle Lamb profile imageAUTHOR

    Enelle Lamb 

    8 years ago from Canada's 'California'

    Mmargie1966 I totally agree! Good luck with the voting ;)

    Thanks ripplemaker, you always say the nicest things :D

    You bet lorlie6 - don't forget your toes too! LOL

  • lorlie6 profile image

    Laurel Rogers 

    8 years ago from Grizzly Flats, Ca

    Wonderful choices, and I'm crossin' me fingas!!!

  • ripplemaker profile image

    Michelle Simtoco 

    8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

    Hi Enelle, it's wonderful what you came up with even with the writer's block..hehehehhe You did an awesome job! On my way to read and vote!

  • Mmargie1966 profile image


    8 years ago from Gainesville, GA

    Wow! This is gonna be tough. There's some good stuff here! to read more and vote!

  • Enelle Lamb profile imageAUTHOR

    Enelle Lamb 

    8 years ago from Canada's 'California'

    I hear you! It can be tough to choose one from so many great hubs.

  • Jo_Goldsmith11 profile image


    8 years ago

    I have enjoyed reading and I voted. I wish I could vote for each one. All of them are so well informed and written. Horray for all the writers! :)

  • Enelle Lamb profile imageAUTHOR

    Enelle Lamb 

    8 years ago from Canada's 'California'

    Hi Kelly, I agree :) Thanks for reading and voting :D

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    8 years ago

    I've read several and voted. Good luck to everyone. Great to meet new hubbers and read new hubs!

  • Enelle Lamb profile imageAUTHOR

    Enelle Lamb 

    8 years ago from Canada's 'California'

    Thanks RedElf :)I think that was the only thing that managed to squeeze by the beast!

    I agree Marcy, I love reading the weekly nominations :)

  • Marcy Goodfleisch profile image

    Marcy Goodfleisch 

    8 years ago from Planet Earth

    It's always fun to meet and discover new writers here - I look forward to the weekly nominees. Off I go now, to read and vote!

  • RedElf profile image


    8 years ago from Canada

    It was very hard to choose - some weeks it can be almost impossible! Well done, Enelle, by the way, Writer's Block didn't dull you wit - I, too, certainly enjoyed your introduction to each category!

    Congrats to all the nominees!

  • Enelle Lamb profile imageAUTHOR

    Enelle Lamb 

    8 years ago from Canada's 'California'

    Thanks Gals, I'm just glad the pain has stopped! LOL

    Awesome MsDora, I'm glad I'm not the only one voting - it was really hard to choose only one in each category!

  • MsDora profile image

    Dora Weithers 

    8 years ago from The Caribbean

    Really good hubs in the category I read and voted. Will return to complete.

  • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image

    Susan Hazelton 

    8 years ago from Sunny Florida

    Enelle, I had a hard time choosiing this week but I managed. The nominees are terrific.

    Writers Block, huh? Thats how I ended up using the diary theme a few weeks ago. I thought you did great.

  • Enelle Lamb profile imageAUTHOR

    Enelle Lamb 

    8 years ago from Canada's 'California'

    Thanks Simone, It was a tough choice for sure :D

  • Simone Smith profile image

    Simone Haruko Smith 

    8 years ago from San Francisco

    There were some really great nominees this week, and your introductions to each topic made me giggle!

    I've voted for my favorites ;)

    I hope they win!


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