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PRUNEDNEWZ -- September 22, 2014 -- Women Should Stop Apologizing – U.S. Troops Heading for Liberia – Perfect Skin

Updated on September 22, 2015
Lemon helps make beautiful skin.
Lemon helps make beautiful skin. | Source

Fruits That Make Your Skin Beautiful

Tomatoes: Boost the level of the protein procollagen, which helps keep the skin supple, slow your skin’s aging process and wrinkle formation.

Avadados: A superfood rich in mono-unsaturated fat and good for your heart, is also good for your skin, slowing the aging process, and like tomatoes, slow visible signs of aging, wrinkles, etc.

Lemons: Fight against throat infections, indigestion and constipation, and many other troubling health issues. They can also help remove wrinkles and blackheads, and be beneficial in the treatment of pimples and acne.

Many other fruits that benefit your skin such as cantaloupe, berries, pomegranate, kiwis and more, are listed and their benefits explained by Shelley Emling. For more information on perfect skin and how to achieve it, copy and paste the URL below into your browser and hit return.

Getting More Perfect Skin

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/19/anti-aging-foods_n_5790868.html?ir=Fifty&utm_campaign=091914&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Alert-fifty&utm_content=Title

Interesting Fact

Women are not allowed to join the Navy SEALs. By law there are two communities that women are not allowed to join: the Navy SEAL and Navy SWCC communities. Also, due to privacy and living space considerations, women may not apply for Enlisted positions aboard submarines.

Alli Rose, former member of the U.S. Marines who served our country in Iraq, has informed me that the statement above is not entirely correct. I want to share her comment with all my readers so that we will have correct information. Here is Alli's comment:

"Actually there are female Navy Seals, they are not however allowed to join a seal team out in the fleet." Allie Rose is a writer here on HubPages and I recommend you check out her articles at your first opportunity. She writes on some great subjects!

The Army delivering food in Afghanisan.
The Army delivering food in Afghanisan. | Source

At Least 3000 American Troops Being Sent to Liberia to Fight Ebola

The main purpose of American troops in Liberia at the request of Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who sighted instability as a major reason for her request, is to build medical centers, train medical staff, and distribute food that is in short supply right now. The reason for the shortage of food is that so many countries surrounding Liberia have closed their borders in an effort to contain the ebola virus.

Considering the number of riots due to lack of information and education about this disease and how it needs to be managed if it is to be contained, there is naturally concern that American military will be called upon to provide security as well. There is even the possibility that additional American military will be sent to nearby countries.

For more information on this important issue, copy and paste the URL below into your browser and hit return.

Troops headed to Liberia

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/09/us-military-liberia-fight-ebola

Quote of the Week

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.

Barack Obama

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In the Spotlight

These are a few of the hubs I read recently that I think everyone should check out. Great information and good reading!

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Protect Yourself and Your Family

Women need to stop apologizing for their appearance, and stop apologizing for any sefl-perceived imperfections they may have.
Women need to stop apologizing for their appearance, and stop apologizing for any sefl-perceived imperfections they may have. | Source

Women Need to Stop Apologizing

Jacqueline Wolven, writing for Huffington Post for the 50-and-over-crowd, says women between 40 and 60 are making three major mistakes when making public speeches. While I agree with her I believe women of all ages are making these mistakes, not just middle-aged women. I also think women in general should stop making these mistakes in their conversations too, not just their public speeches.

Here are Wolven’s recommendations:

“Stop apologizing for your lack of technological skills or social media skills -- especially if you are asked to speak at a tech conference. Your entire message is diminished, as we, in the audience, now aren't sure you know anything about anything.”

“Stop apologizing for the way you look. Don't ask to be photoshopped. Don't excuse your weight. Don't say you hate your hair. Don't criticize your wrinkles.”

Last, but not least, “Stop comparing your place in your path to someone else's place on their path -- comparing anything sucks the joy out of your life, but what is worse is comparing where you [are] on your journey to the women around you and wondering what you are doing wrong. That self talk that you do to diminish how hard you are working hurts you.”

Ms. Wolven has a great article and I highly recommend all women, regardless of age, read it and learn. To do that, copy and paste the following URL into your browser and then push enter.

Women Need to Stop Apologizing

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jacqueline-wolven/public-speaking_b_5798772.html?ir=Fifty&utm_campaign=091814&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Alert-fifty&utm_content=Title

Smart Headlights In Development

Smart headlights will even make it easier to see in fog, heavy rain and snow.
Smart headlights will even make it easier to see in fog, heavy rain and snow. | Source

Quick Fact

Although there is 60 percent less traffic at night compared to daytime, more than 40 percent of all fatal motor vehicle accidents happen at night.

National Association for Youth Safety

September 15, 2014 -- Smart Headlights – Who Is Most Often Struck by Lightening? – Palins Brawl & More

Nothing Is Ordinary Anymore – Even Headlights for Motor Vehicles Are Going Smart

Carnegie Mellon University researchers in Pittsburg have developed what they call “smart headlights’ for motor vehicles. They are brighter than the headlights currently in use, but are computer operated to brighten the road for drivers while at the same time NOT blinding oncoming drivers.

Computers modify and control each light ray so that those rays that would normally hit oncoming drivers right in the eyes making it impossible in some cases to see where they’re going, will not do so.

David Freeman of the Huffington Post reports that the technology used in these smart headlights is called DLP, or digital light processing, and it’s the same technology used in TVs.

The technology divides light beams into millions of tiny beams that can be individually computer controlled. They can even block the glare reflected off raindrops and snowflakes to make it much easier for drivers to see better during precipitation – almost as if it weren’t raining or snowing at all.

To read more about smart headlights, copy and paste the following URLs into your browser:


Huffington Post -- Science

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/11/smart-headlights-nighttime-glare-illumination_n_5801490.html


Discovery News

http://news.discovery.com/autos/drive/smart-headlights-cut-rain-snow-120705.htm

Lightening Can Be Far Reaching

Stay inside a substantial shelter during thunder storms and follow safety recommendations.
Stay inside a substantial shelter during thunder storms and follow safety recommendations. | Source

Who Is Most Likely to Be Struck by Lightening?

Are you one of those people who believes golfers are the people most often struck by lightening? Then you are wrong.

Here is a list of who has most often been struck by lightening over the last 7 years according to John Jensenius, a lightening safety specialist with the National Weather Service.

Fishing: 26 deaths

Camping: 15 deaths

Boating: 14 deaths

Soccer: 12 deaths

Golf: 8 deaths

Other (incl. Swimming, Walking, Running, Riding Recreational Vehicles, Being At The Beach, Picnicking and Relaxing In Yard): 77 deaths

Men are 4 times more likely to be struck by lightening than women.

For more information on how to avoid being struck by lightening both inside and outside, copy and paste the following URL into your Browser:

http://www.scpr.org/blogs/news/2013/06/24/14091/the-leisure-activity-most-likely-to-get-you-struck/

Interesting Fact

The NASA vehicle assembly building is so huge it has it's own clouds and weather!
The NASA vehicle assembly building is so huge it has it's own clouds and weather! | Source

In the Spotlight

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Learn About a Legendary Voodoo Queen



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The Palin Clan

From left:  Track Palin, Bristol Palin, Levi Johnston (Bristol's ex), Willow Palin, Piper Palin, husband Todd Palin holding Trig Palin, John McCain, and finally Sarah Palin.
From left: Track Palin, Bristol Palin, Levi Johnston (Bristol's ex), Willow Palin, Piper Palin, husband Todd Palin holding Trig Palin, John McCain, and finally Sarah Palin. | Source

Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin getting ready for her next party.
Sarah Palin getting ready for her next party. | Source

Palin Family Auditioning for a Reality Boxing/Wrestling Show?

The Anchorage Police Department confirmed that Sarah Palin and her husband Tod along with their children Track (oldest son, 25), and Bristol (oldest daughter of DWS fame) and other relatives and ‘friends’ got into a high-class brawl on Saturday night, September 6, 2014.

Seems it was a rather subdued quiet affair until the Palins showed up and livened things up. Drunk and screaming, Ms. Palin, reportedly yelled numerous times, “Do you know who I am?!!”

Yes, we do, and to think this woman might have been second in line to be president if Mr. McCain had won the presidency. If you think the world found the impeachment of a president over a bit of skirt a curiosity, imagine what it would think if they saw footage on video of the Vice President of the United States and her family in a drunken brawl (upper class of course), complete with bloody noses, yelling and kicking, and all that goes into a first class hillbilly scrap.

It is now documented that Bristol Palin packs a pretty strong right hook. Anyone wanting to date her – or more – might want to keep that in mind, perhaps more so when they take her home to meet the folks. A little wrestling match might be exciting in private, but in public . . .

Fortunately this didn’t happen at a White House state dinner so we can all have a good laugh and our country’s image is none the worse off.


For more info on the Palin Family Brawl:

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/09/11/police-palin-family-involved-in-20-person-brawl-at-party/

You Can Prevent Snooping In Your Cell Phone

Most people snoop in their SO's cell phone to find evidence of infidelity and lies.  Placing a password on your phone will prevent snooping.
Most people snoop in their SO's cell phone to find evidence of infidelity and lies. Placing a password on your phone will prevent snooping. | Source

September 8, 2014 -- All Milk Harms Your Health -- Central Park Jogger Case Settled After 25 Years – Is Your SO Spying On You?

Is Your Significant Other Spying On You? Have You Ever Snooped Into Your Significant Other’s Cell Phone?

If you have snooped into your significant other’s cell phone for any reason, you are not alone according to an anti-virus software company called Avast that recently did a survey of 13,132 men and women in the United States to find out if any of them had engaged in spying on their committed partner.

Nearly 1 in 5 men and 1 in 4 women admitted to spying on their partners by checking their significant other’s cell phones, many snoopers suspecting infidelity, among other reasons. Of those people who snooped, “71 percent of women and 53 percent of men said they found evidence of cheating or lying by checking their S.O.'s phone,” (Avast).

Accessing their SO’s phone wasn't difficult because 41 percent of women and 33 percent of men said their S.O.'s phone was not password protected,” (Avast).

To prevent prying and spying, protect your phone and other electronic devices with passwords. This is a good habit to get into even if you have nothing to hide. What if your device is stolen or lost?

Without password protection anyone who finds your phone or other electronic device can access your personal information and if nothing else it could be embarrassing -- or it could make identity theft much easier. If you have ever experienced identity theft or know someone who has, you know you do not want to go through that. If you don’t know how to utilize passwords or how to lock your device, find out.

For more information on this issue:

http://blog.avast.com/2014/09/03/survey-shows-the-person-you-trust-the-most-may-be-spying-on-you/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/04/spying-spouse_n_5769020.html

What Kind of Milk Do You Drink?

It would seem that milk from any source has health disadvantages.
It would seem that milk from any source has health disadvantages. | Source

Pick Your Poison – Almond Milk, Soy Milk, Coconut Milk, Rice Milk, or Cow’s Milk?

All of the above listed different kinds of ‘milk’ have health advantages and all have dangers. Do you insist on having one or more of these products in your diet? If so, which do you believe has fewer risks for you and your family?



Almond milk can inhibit thyroid function because it interferes with iodine intake. Deficiency of iodine can, in extreme cases, result in goiter.

Soymilk and other soy products have been shown to lead to breast cancer and abdominal cancer. They also lower testosterone levels in men and can cause abnormalities in the female reproductive tract, sometimes leading to infertility. The aluminum in soymilk also negatively affects the nervous system and kidneys.


Cow’s milk contains growth hormones, steroids along with hormones that are believed to increase a person’s risk of cancer.

Coconut milk is high in saturated fat and some people may be allergic to it. People who are allergic to any kind of nuts are likely to also be allergic to coconut and coconut products.

Rice milk doesn’t have any real dangers, though its reduced protein and calcium content compared to dairy means that people will need to find another way to get their protein needs met, and consider taking a multivitamin, (Infobarrel).

For more information on this issue:

http://www.motherearthliving.com/natural-health/soy-milk-vs-almond-milk.aspx#axzz3CWJBV6hb


http://www.infobarrel.com/Rice_Milk_Health_Benefits_Side_Effects_and_Nutrition_Facts

Interesting Fact

There are more vacant houses than homeless people in the United States

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The Central Park Five Awarded 41 Million $

(L-R) Korey Wise, Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana and Yusef Salaam attend the 2012 NYC Doc Festival closing night screening of "The Central Park Five" at SVA Theater on November 15, 2012 in New York City.
(L-R) Korey Wise, Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana and Yusef Salaam attend the 2012 NYC Doc Festival closing night screening of "The Central Park Five" at SVA Theater on November 15, 2012 in New York City. | Source

The Wrongful Conviction of The Central Park Five Is Costing the City of New York 41 Million Dollars

Do you remember the New York Central Park jogger attack back in 1989 when 28-year old Trisha Melli was brutally beaten and raped and left for dead? That was a long time ago, and 5 teenagers who happened to be in the park during the time of that incident were arrested, charged, tried, and convicted of that heinous crime.

The story about the vicious attack on the Central Park jogger, an investment banker, as Trisha Melli was referred to, was all over the news for weeks.

On Friday, September 5, 2014, the 5 teenagers that were cleared of that crime through DNA testing, got a final official verdict from a federal judge awarding them 41 Million dollars for their wrongful charges and convictions along with the many years they spent in prison. Korey Wise spent 13 years in prison and the other 4 spent 6 years each. Wise will receive the larger share of the settlement.


In 2002, a New York inmate named Matias Reyes, who was serving time for rape and murder, confessed to attacking and raping Melli. Then-Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau announced that DNA evidence from the crime scene matched Reyes' DNA,” (Huff Post Black Voices).

It took 25 years to finally settle this case.


For more information on this issue:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/05/central-park-five_n_5774264.html?ir=Black%20Voices&utm_campaign=090514&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Alert-black-voices&utm_content=Title

Quote of the Week

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.

Mark Twain

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Have You Taken Precautions to Protect Your Personal Information From Identity Thieves? Do You Know a Phishing Email When You See It?

Many people are receiving what appear to be legitimate emails from established credible companies phishing for their personal information. These emails are getting more and more sophisticated in appearance so that they may confuse a lot of people. That is just the beginning of the problem.

11.2 million people, according to Consumer Reports, fell for the fake emails -- 22% more people than the year before. Isn’t it time to get smart about these phishing emails?

This writer has been getting emails of that nature for literally years, and I recognize them immediately. How? For one thing, credible businesses DO NOT EVER ASK YOU TO CLICK ON A LINK WHERE YOU MUST PROVIDE PERSONAL INFORMATION. They never ask you to do that for any reason. The second I see a request for such information I know it’s a fake email. The more I am urged to hurry and provide that information the more convinced I am that it is fake.

If you are concerned that your bank, your credit card provider, or any business you are doing business with now or have ever done business with may be legitimately asking for personal information, contact that business by phone and ask them if they sent the email.

Do not give information if someone calls you saying they represent a real company you are doing business with either. Hang up and call that company and see if it was really them calling.

I recently received such an email that very convincingly appeared to be from Discover Card. But I smelled a rat. Yes, I did, because Discover Card will never send me an email or call me on the phone and ask for personal information of any kind -- especially not passwords or the 3-digit code on the back of my credit card.

Even snail mail can be questionable. I recently received a renewal offer for a magazine subscription and I renewed because the price was unbelievably low, but I sent no money or credit card information to pay. I received a bill, but that bill had no transaction number on it of any kind. There was nothing on the invoice to identify what the bill was for or the deal I had agreed to. No numbers whatever. I have purchased enough magazine subscriptions to know there has to be some sort of identification number on the invoice so that payment can be correctly recorded for the right subscription and to the right account. When I tried to pay my subscription online, the magazine had never heard of me.

In line with the format of this NEWZ, I cannot get into great detail about these issues that involve far more than emails, snail mail, Facebook information, and more. I can only highly and urgently recommend that you, my reader, learn about the dangers out there and the precautions available. Then use those precautions to protect yourself from identity theft.

Reference for this report: July 2014 Consumer Reports

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/about-us/customer-service-main/questions-and-answers/index.htm

September 1, 2014 -- Couch Potatoes Die Younger, New Facebook Features, Coffee Is Bad Again

Thoughts . . .

I’ve decided to try something a little different. Sometimes I would like to write something a bit less formal than an article or a hub. More like a collection of summaries of recent events and news (or not so recent) about different things that are happening in this world. Things I think everyone should know about.

My purpose is to bring things to my reader’s attention that I found interesting in the course of my research that may not necessarily warrant an entire stand-alone article.

My readers should look at this as an experiment that will change over time as I find my way, since I am not sure right now where this may be going. In the beginning I hope to publish this short bit of news once a week and gradually work up to daily. Time and reaction will be “the decider.”

So be sure to check back on this hub for new stories next week Monday. The title will change when I add new stories so you will know when that happens.

This is not a replacement for full-length articles, but rather an addition. I fully intend to continue to write full-length articles on this site.

As many of you know, I must work a full-time job and writing here on HP is not all I do. So please have patience regarding my response to any comments. I have always been slow to get to my comments because life often gets in the way, but I do try to get to them as quickly as I can.

PRUNEDNEWZ

Developments that you should know about.
Developments that you should know about. | Source

New Facebook Feature Takes Away More Privacy

Facebook is nosing into people's private lives more and more -- but only because people allow it.
Facebook is nosing into people's private lives more and more -- but only because people allow it. | Source

September 1, 2014: New Facebook Feature Is On the Horizon -- You’re Gonna Love It!

That’s right, you read it correctly. It won’t be your parents embarrassing you anymore by dragging out the old photos or home videos. Nope, Facebook is going to make it possible for anyone to dig through your old postings for as far back as you have been on Facebook and bring them back just for fun. It will be fun won’t it? You would never post anything that might be embarrassing on FP would you? Well, if you did, count on somebody to dredge it up and share it again.

‘Friend’s’ old posts and ‘likes’ will be searchable with keywords. For example, “Stephanie Brown bachelorette party,” might be the key words. It just depends on what is being searched for.

Currently, only a few users are testing the program, but soon it will be available to all FB users. So you still have time to delete anything you might prefer to remain in the past, but once this feature becomes a standard on FB, everything is there to stay. It is reported that this program won’t be as invasive as Graph Search, but just the same, you may rather not have some of the things you posted as a teenager dragged up for a hopefully more mature audience to peruse.

Read the whole story by copying and pasting the URL below into your browser.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/29/facebook-search_n_5736068.html?ir=Technology&utm_campaign=082914&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Alert-technology&utm_content=Title

Quote of The Week

Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.

- Shari R. Barr

Exercise Improves Quality and Length of Life

Even children need to get up and move around to avoid weight gain and establishing bad health habits.
Even children need to get up and move around to avoid weight gain and establishing bad health habits. | Source

Are You a Couch Potato? If Yes, Your Days Are Numbered!

Research Shows That Sitting or Lying Down Too Much Is Shortening Your Life and Will Actually Kill You!

Recent results from an Australian study reported by Huffington Post, showed that people who sat 11 or more hours a day (including sleep time) were at a 40% higher than average risk of dying within 3 years!

Long hours of no activity raises a person’s likelihood of developing a serious disease such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and leads to a “premature” death. Inactivity causes metabolic changes to a person’s system and weakens the back and leg muscles considerably.

“Getting up and moving has the opposite effect. In a new study of almost 5,000 people, ages 20 to 79, from the University of Alberta in Canada, taking more than 10 activity breaks a day was associated with a lower waist circumference, lower triglyceride levels, blood pressure, glucose, insulin and systolic blood pressure, and higher “good” HDL cholesterol,” (Beth Howard, Grandparents.com, reprinted by Huffington Post.com).

So the word is, use commercial breaks on TV to get up and move around. Every couple of hours at the least (ideally every 30 minutes or so), get up and walk the dog, set your alarm for a 15-minute chore and do not sit while you are doing that chore. Stand up while you talk with a friend on your phone or send a text. Stand while you’re reading a story in the newspaper. Stand while folding the laundry, and so on. Stand or walk as much as you can. Park your car a little further away and walk. Take the steps instead of the elevator.

My article, “Living Longer and Healthier – Reverse the Aging Process – the Secret of Eternal Youth!” explains how exercise is in fact the closest thing we have to obtaining eternal youth and has been proven to reverse signs of aging (Harvard Medical Center Research).

To read the whole story copy and paste this link into your browswer.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/29/sitting-health-risks-_n_5692271.html?ir=Fifty&utm_campaign=082914&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Alert-fifty&utm_content=Title

Interesting Fact

About 1 out of every 2 million people will die by falling out of bed. Be careful, not funny. Most who will die this way are either very young children or elderly people.

Coffee Is Back On the Blacklist

Coffee:  Scientists can't decide if it is good for a person or not.
Coffee: Scientists can't decide if it is good for a person or not. | Source

Coffee Is Bad Again

A while back I published a hub titled: Is Science Capable of Proving If God Exists or Does Not Exist? – Do You Know There Is No Such Thing As Gravity?

In that hub I pointed out that scientists decided some time ago that coffee was bad for a person, but more recently science decided coffee in moderation is good for us after all. I reported in my hub, “Foods That Fight Off Disease and Mental Decline,” that Dr. Oz believes coffee helps to fend off Alzheimer’s Disease among other things.

Well, recently I was reading on Yahoo! News that scientists have again decided that caffeinated coffee is bad for you and can cause vision loss, and in some severe cases, blindness!

JaeHee Kang, ScD, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, a very reputable research center, is the author of the study results. If you would like to read it for yourself and get the in depth report, you can copy and paste the following URL into your browser:

http://news.yahoo.com/study-says-caffeinated-coffee-cause-vision-loss-202700186.html

© 2014 C E Clark

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      C E Clark 10 months ago from North Texas

      Shyron, thank you for commenting on this collection of stories. I read just a couple of days ago in the Washington Post that the House Armed Services Committee has voted to require women to register for the draft. It still has to get through Congress of course, but it has to start somewhere and it's expected to pass one of these days in the next year or two.

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      Shyron E Shenko 11 months ago

      Au fait, I like you prune news and there is so much going on now in the political world that would really be interesting in a format like this today.

      The part where you write that women may not apply for Enlisted military positions aboard submarines. I can't imagine any woman wanting to be confined in a tin can under water. Just too scary.

      Blessings and Hugs

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      C E Clark 13 months ago from North Texas

      Moonlake, thank you for reading this article and leaving such a thoughtful comment. Hope you have your headlights sorted and that everything is going well with you. So good to see you here again!

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      C E Clark 13 months ago from North Texas

      Shyron, thank you for sharing the PRUNEDNEZ. Glad you enjoyed it. Hope all is well with you, too. Hugs.

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      moonlake 13 months ago from America

      I see you have 85 comments on here so I'm not sure if I thanked you for listing my hub. Thank you.

      I wish I had the new smart headlights. I've been telling my kids I can't see to drive at night it's like driving into a dark tunnel. Finally, my son took my car and had to drive at night. He was shocked and said the car is a danger. He said the lights were so bad he almost hit a deer. The deer was dead in the middle of the road. The lights didn't shine on it until he was right on it. My eyes may be bad but my big problem is the headlights. We found out there is a recall on my lights but they don't have the fix yet.

      Most women do apologize too much. I'm apologizing for everything all the time. I do need to stop it. I apologize to my kids for knocking the mirror off my car. I apologize to them for getting my car stuck in the snowbank. I think the reason I do that with them is because I have to ask for help. It seems like when things like that happen it all happens at once. From now on I'm going to leave the car in the snowbank and I'm going to drive around with the mirror hanging.

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      Shyron E Shenko 13 months ago

      Au fait, I love your pruned news and I am back to share this will all our Hubber friends who have not seen this.

      I do hope all is well with you.

      Blessings and Hugs my dear friend.

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      sujaya venkatesh 18 months ago

      a different method indeed

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      Jay 19 months ago

      Hey au fait, I thout you was going to rite the news - I like this kinda news.

      Jay

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      C E Clark 20 months ago from North Texas

      Indian Chef, thank you for coming by, and for the votes and the shares. Glad you enjoyed!

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      Indian Chef 20 months ago from New Delhi India

      Hi Au Fait, Lemons have been used in India for century for skin and also get rid of difficult spots on clothes. Now many detergent powders and cosmetics are including lemon juice in them in India. Very interesting Hub. Voting it up, useful, sharing on hubpages and facebook .

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      C E Clark 21 months ago from North Texas

      Peggy W., thank you for commenting on the NEWZ. Scientists are continually arguing over whether coffee is good or bad and whether the bad is badder than the good is good.

      I'm in a/c most of the time, but sometimes it just can't be helped and I have to be in the heat.

      I'm really interested in your website and all that goes into it. I hope you plan to write about how you set it all up, etc. I think that would be of high interest to most hubbers and others too. Would definitely be of interest to me. I've heard so many hubbers say it's the best thing they ever did, that I'm toying with the idea.

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      Peggy Woods 21 months ago from Houston, Texas

      This hub of yours is packed with so much information and while some of it is old news....like the troops being sent to fight Ebola (nice that it worked!), much of it is fairly timeless (at least until doctors and scientists change their mind again about whether coffee is good or bad for us, as an example). Ha!

      Hope you are staying in air conditioning up there. The heat in Texas can be brutal at times! We are taking a break from our yard work and staying inside today. As you said, it will still be there when we are ready to tackle it again!

      Working hard on creating my own website. That is keeping me busy these days indoors. It is not live yet but I am doing lots of prep work on getting it up and operational. Getting my next tutorial by our web experts this coming weekend.

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      C E Clark 23 months ago from North Texas

      Besarien, thank you for reading the NEWZ. I had planned to keep it up and write a new section every week, but it was a lot of work and required a lot of time. Glad you enjoyed!

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      Besarien 23 months ago

      I wish my local newspaper were half this good! What a wonderful hub. I can't imagine how much time and effort went into this one. I don't have the enough time to follow your links yet but am bookmarking this page. I'll let you know what I think! Voted up for the wealth of info here!

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Peggy W, thank you for commenting and sharing this hub. I understand about comments getting stuck in the Spam folder by gremlins I guess. It happens at least 2-3 times a month for me and I really should check that folder more often. Appreciate your help with the comments. Hope you are enjoying a great spring evening in your beautiful backyard!

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Nice to know that since you first wrote this the Ebola outbreak seems to be under much better control. Your comment on my ginger plant went into the spam filter for some reason so I just answered your question about comments there. Sorry for the late response! Sharing this again since much of it is still pertinent.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Tillsontitan, thank you for reading and commenting, and for the votes. Thank you for your kind words as always, glad you enjoyed.

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      I don't know how I missed this great hub. It's so like the news but more honest ;). You've included some great information and interesting hubs. Leave it to you to come up with a variation on a theme!

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Paul Kuehn, thank you for checking out my NEWZ. I had hoped to make it a weekly project, but it's so hard to keep up when I have to work other jobs too. Who knows, maybe I'll try to rejuvenate it again one of these days. Thank you for the votes and share also. Glad you enjoyed!

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      Paul Richard Kuehn 2 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

      Aufait, I really enjoyed reading this PRUNEDNEWZ edition. It's hard to imagine the amount of time that you put into creating each one of your hubs. I will definitely read some of the hubs you have recommended. Voted up as interesting and useful and sharing with HP followers.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Shyron, thank you for appreciating this effort and endeavor. I'm sorry I didn't respond sooner but your comment was put in Spam for some reason. I only discovered it when I came here to respond to Paula. I wish HP would let me decide when comments are Spam.

      Hope you and John enjoyed your game and didn't get too upset if things didn't go well. I have no idea whose playing who because I rarely if ever keep up with those things. Also hope you're able to enjoy this pretty day we're having. Take care and many blessings to you and John . . .

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Paula (fpherj48), thank you for taking time to read this experimental issue of PRUNEDNEWZ. Appreciate the votes, tweet, emails, and share too. Coffee seems to be something 'they' just can't decide about regarding its healthful attributes.

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      Paula 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      au fait....with a hub-buddy like you and your amazingly informative PRUNEDNEWZ, I can be enlightened & educated on a boatload of items, very interesting (and vital) to know.

      I took note to become familiar with J. Wolven. I like her already. Thanks, C.E. So many fascinating tidbits of information I must send this to all my email contacts.

      Although I read every word and absorbed as much as possible from a first reading, one section has been mentally Blocked! I can tell you in all honesty, I couldn't care less what it said about coffee~ good, bad~ POISONOUS~whatever. Never shall coffee (the beverage from Heaven) and I be parted. I'm taking my Keurig & necessary products with me.

      You are extremely creative & prolific. You deserve compliments and recognition. Bravo!! PRUNEDNEWZ is fabulous...UP++++pinned, tweeted, shred, & emailed enmass.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Pstraubie48, thank you for reading this article, for the kind and generous comments and for sharing on FB, Tweeting, and G+ing it too! FB doesn't bother me because I never put personal info on it. It's just a vehicle to promote mine and other people's work.

      Glad you enjoyed. Best wishes to you and your family and I hope 2015 will bring only the very best of everything to you and yours.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Au Fait I am so glad every time I read one of your articles. You share so much that is pertinent and often glossed over. We need to be aware and ever vigilant.

      Amen....to the stop apologizing section of this article..we do it so often we may not even realize it.

      Great article voted up up and away Shared g+ tweeted facebook (I hope that is ok in light of the info you shared)

      Angels are on the way once again to you ps

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Word55, thank you for revisiting the NEWZ -- so glad you enjoy it! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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      Word 2 years ago from Chicago

      Hi Au fait, you covered many topics here. I enjoy reading them. You are very knowledgeable! Thanks!

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Glassvisage, thank you for checking out the NEWZ!

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      glassvisage 2 years ago from Northern California

      Wow, I have never seen a Hub like this! Good idea to have short bursts of info I can pay attention to and then links to additional info :)

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      torrilynn 2 years ago

      Interesting read.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Alli Rose, thank you for reading and pointing out an error regarding the Navy Seals. Your comment adds good and useful information to the NEWZ. I have corrected that 'Interesting Fact' in accordance with your information, and I thank you again for providing it.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Peggy W, thank you for checking out the NEWZ! Also very much appreciate the votes and the share. Yes, ebola has become quite an issue in this country and in Texas. Seems interesting that most of the victims of this disease brought to this country recover.

      The Smart Headlights aren't yet available on cars for you and me. They're still in the testing phase, but hopefully in the next 5 years or so we will see them on the road.

      You may be interested to know that cars that drive themselves will first be available to regular folks to purchase in 2017. :) Thanks again!

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      DeborahDian, thank you for checking out the NEWZ!

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Shyron, thank you for the votes and share and for reading the NEWZ! Hope you enjoyed the articles In the Spotlight.

      Aside from this website not working worth a flip, I guess things are going as well as they can all things considered. Hope you and John are well and having a good weekend now that the weather is almost civilized. Blessing to you both . . .

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      AudreyHowitt, you are most welcome. Alli Rose says women can be Navy Seals, but cannot be on the team out in the fleet. I guess the place that provided that info that women couldn't be Seals was only partly right and I'm glad to learn the truth.

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      Alli Rose Smith 2 years ago from Washington, DC

      Actually there are female Navy Seals, they are not however allowed to join a seal team out in the fleet.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Smart headlights! Now that is a great invention. Unfortunately it will probably take a while until people get the newer cars with them so that more people are protected on the road. Whoever invented that is a genius!

      Thanks for the mention of my mother's spice cake recipe. It is delicious. Will have to check out some of these other hubs you are now featuring.

      Hope they get this ebola under control. I heard that there may be a case in Dallas as of last night's news. The person is in a hospital with all kinds of precautions being taken.

      Up votes again and sharing.

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      Deborah Carr 2 years ago from Orange County, California

      Wow! This was so interesting and covered so many important topics. I may switch the type of milk I drink and make a few other changes in my life (like not apologizing as much) as a result of your NEWZ.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      WriterJanis, thank you for checking out the NEWZ, and glad you found some helpful information too!

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Word55, glad you enjoyed!

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      rebeccamealey, thank you for stopping by! Glad you enjoy the NEWZ!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you for the shout out! And I didn't know that women couldn't be Navy Seals! Huh!

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

      I will try the lemon, I will not try the Navy Seals, I will read Do Not Worry About Love by Faith Reaper, I will read Autumn's First Touch by AudreyHowitt and I have read Jaye Wisdom's 5 Tips to Avoid Catching or Spreading a Stomach Virus

      Keep pruning the newz and I will keep reading.

      Voted up, UABI and shared.

      Hope all is well with you, Blessings and hugs.

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      Janis 2 years ago from California

      I spend a lot of time on the computer. Now I know I better get up and move around more often. This was good information to find out.

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      Word 2 years ago from Chicago

      Thank you Au fait, This hub was awesomely great!

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      Rebecca Mealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      You cover such interesting stories in your newsletter here. It 's very colorful and enjoyable to read. Thanks for sharing!

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      This week's PRUNEDNEWZ . . .

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      PaigePixel, thank you for checking out last weeks NEWZ. You are most welcome regarding the spotlight on your Voodoo article. There will be a new issue out in a couple of hours, so check it out!

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Shyron, thank you for noting that headlights do indeed benefit everyone more if they are on! I am out on the roads well before daylight every weekday morning and I cannot tell you how many people do not use their headlights. If asked, they will tell you it is because they can see just fine. They do not seem to understand that headlights are not just to help see where you are going, but also to make sure other drivers can see YOU. If drivers can't see you, your chances of heading for the hospital or the morgue even before the day gets started increase considerably.

      Also, when it is raining, it is really hard to see other vehicles on the road when they do not have their lights on. So many accidents could be avoided if people would just put their lights on. It's not like they're running up a big electric bill by using their lights, so why aren't they using them? I can only think they have a death wish, and if they keep it up that wish will be granted.

      Smart headlights are not yet fully developed and available to consumers, but hopefully they will be in the next couple of years.

      Glad you like the NEWZ -- new issue tomorrow morning. Blessings to you and John also . . .

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      AudreyHowitt, thank you for checking out the NEWZ. Glad you enjoy!

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      Paige 2 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Thanks so much for highlighting the Voodoo Queen here- I missed the Newz this time around, and that'll teach me to be more diligent going forward!

      And while I'm cautious about milk (I drank so much as a child I had milk anemia) I can't say I'll be able to give up my coffee until someone comes along to pry it out of my exhausted, passed out hands, which, truth be told, won't be hard at all. lol

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

      Smart headlights? I went to my doctor at 7 am and it was still dark, when I went to turn onto the main highway a car went past at a high rate of speed, without lights. Smart headlights are only smart if you have them on.

      I can't wait to read more about the Palin Brawl. It does not matter if she had been VP (I don't mean VIP) she would have quit halfway through if she made it that far.

      I really like your prunednewz, very interesting.

      Blessings to you my dear friend.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Nadine May, thank you for reading and commenting on this week's NEWZ! We occasionally have problems with squatters, but for the most part realtors keep an eye on vacant properties and call the police to chase people out if discovered. Realtors actually hire people to do nothing except go out and inspect vacant properties they are handling to make sure all is well.

      Believe it or not, with all the empty homes around this country, 'they' are still building more! And all the vacancies don't seem to be holding housing prices down either.

      Be sure to check out this week's issue of PRUNEDNEWZ as there are all new stories. Thanks again for reading, and for raising a very interesting question.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Faith Reaper, thank you for checking out my NEWZ! And thank you for the votes, tweet and pin too. The NEWZ is updated with all new stories every Monday morning, so come back and see what's new.

      Yes, a password on one's phone is good in case it gets lost or stolen no matter what else is going on. Blessings to you also, Faith.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      The latest edition is here!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      I enjoy this series!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      I still hate milk--I always have--and I don't substitute other kinds of milk--good to know

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      AudreyHowitt, thank you for stopping by!

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      JayeWisdom, thank you for checking out my NEWZ! And for the votes too.

      I hated cow's milk as a child and I lived on a small dairy farm. Now I don't mind the taste and drink 2% all the time, at least half a gallon a day and more on horrid awful hot days when I have to be outside.

      I also wrote on sell by dates, and most food is good for several days after that date. My hub, More Than 65 Billion Dollars Worth of food is thrown out and wasted every year in the U.S. because of sell by dates. You can smell milk when it goes sour, and some people actually like to cook with it and drink it even then. I don't like sour milk, but you can tell by the way it smells rather than just automatically throwing it away on the day it was supposed to be sold by. That date is intended for the seller, not the buyer.

      I have thyroid issues, but I don't now what caused them. It runs in my family and I know my sibs were never vegetarians of any kind, so they didn't get theirs that way.

      Cinnamon, as you know if you read my hub on it, contains on average 12% impurities, so you're eating bugs and rodent feces along with your cinnamon -- and other spices as well.

      There isn't much a person can do to avoid eating, inhaling, or absorbing impurities and toxins one way or another. After all the toxins we're exposed to daily in various ways, we still have to worry about tornadoes, earthquakes, and getting hit by a truck! A wonder people are living so long with all the things that are against it. :)

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      Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      When I read that there are more vacant houses than homeless people in the United States, I was shocked. How come? What stop people who have no home to move in? In SA when a house is empty for a long time, believe me squatters will move in and its very difficult to remove them. About the milk, everything in moderation! Great hub.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you Peggy W for checking out my NEWZ and for sharing. Yes, life is a risk and there are so many things that are said to be unhealthful, and who knows what will be discovered tomorrow that is going to kill us -- and it's probably something we've been eating or drinking for decades or longer. The air is poison if nothing else, and so no matter how careful one tries to be, there is always something we can't control and it will get us if nothing else does first.

      Hope you've had a little reprieve from the heat down there as we have up here for a couple of days. It's going to heat up again tomorrow, but it was a nice break from the heat for a little while.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you Shyron, for commenting and voting on and sharing the NEWZ. I still drink half a gallon of 2% milk everyday and on hot days it's closer to a gallon. Everything is bad for you if it comes down to it and it's impossible to avoid all the things that are bad. There's so much to do and keep track of all the time that milk is the least of my worries.

      Blessings to you and John too . . .

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Moonlake, thank you for coming by and sharing your thoughts.

      Naps are not bad for you. It is a sedentary lifestyle where a person sits or lies for hours and hours at a time and rarely gets up and moves around that over a period of time takes its toll on a person's health. I love my naps too, when I can manage one, and I like my 2% milk with ice cubes in it.

      I figure no one gets out of this world alive, so sooner or later, our hearts or other parts just wear out and then it doesn't matter how healthful one lived their lives. Genes more than anything else determine length of life.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Wow, you have covered a lot here in this informative hub here! I really do need to password project my phone, not because I have anything to hide, but for security reasons. Will check into doing that, but I am so terrible at remembering my own passwords LOL.

      I love coffee and the last thing I heard was how great it is for our health, but I know they change their minds so often as to what is good and what is not, who really knows?

      Yikes, about the milk. My husband that he was doing good drinking the Almond milk. I still drink Fat Free milk from a cow ... I love it, but may have to rethink that. I knew soy is so bad as my cancer doctor told me, and I am remembering how they all said how great sow was for one's health back when ...

      I am not surprised by the Facebook thing ...

      Up +++ tweeting and pinning

      God bless

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Nadine May, thank you for checking out my NEWZ. Coffee is one of those things that scientists just can't agree on. Like so many things in our world it has 2 sides and we all must figure out how to benefit without the bad affects if we can.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Shyron, thank you for the votes and share, etc. Glad you enjoy this vehicle and hope to see you back Monday morning for what's NEWZ!

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Greatstuff, thank you for coming by and having a look at my experiment! I have no competition on PRUNEDNEWZ. If I can get that name out there it won't really matter that much about the stories included as they will be different every time anyway. As with any author, I will have to build a following. Be sure to come back and see what's new in the NEWZ every Monday morning. :)

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      I came back again to read up on the milk issue--think I will steer clear of it! Yikes!

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      Jaye Denman 2 years ago from Deep South, USA

      The phishing information is an excellent reminder, Au fait. I think of myself as super-cautious and skeptical, but anyone might be taken in sometime if we don't remain vigilant against scammers.

      I once read an article by Marilu Henner (who eschews all types of dairy) in which she insisted that cow's milk is only good for calves! I know that many people, including me, experience lactose intolerance. My own thyroid gland was destroyed by ingesting too much soy while a vegan. I also know that, while almonds are touted as being good for you in small amounts, more can be harmful. There is a problem with rice milk, though, and it's the same as with any rice product. Rice absorbs a lot of arsenic from the soil. It worries me that babies are fed formula made from soy or rice while their bodies are developing.

      I found an organic (no growth hormones or antibiotics), low-fat and lactose-free cow's milk sold by Organic Valley. I use very little milk as I've never liked the taste of any variety, not even when I was a child. I do like a tablespoonful added to my oatmeal to make it creamier, but sprinkling it with cinnamon covers up the 'milk' taste. I also use a small amount in cornbread batter or stewed potatoes (a southern dish). Most of the milk in the carton is wasted--thrown away on the use-by date--but the smallest size I can find is a half gallon. A pint would be sufficient.

      Another good PRUNEDNEWZ. Voted Up++

      Jaye

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      There are so many scams out there and it is always good to remind people of that fact.

      DNA is proving very helpful in proving or disproving cases.

      As to the milk, interesting findings. We still do purchase milk. Life is a risk!

      Sharing this. Hope you are doing well!

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

      Good information about the milk. I don't drink much milk of anykind but if I do I will try the rice milk. I just bought rice pretzels, and they are good.

      The 6 teens with 41 million dollars, wow.

      Scam phone call, e-mail and snail mail. I just got a phone call from 602-638-3695 that told me that I won a trip from the contest I entered on-line. I held down the star key until they hung up. I do not enter contests on line.

      The information you provided on scams is great. I hope lots of people read this information.

      Voted up, UAI and shared

      Blessings my dear friend

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Peggy W, thank you for coming by and reading my newz hub. There are a whole new set of stories in it today and will be every week, so come on back!

      Agree that the coffee is getting wore out what with good for you one day, bad the next, then back to good, backing and forthing on the health benefits, etc. I think if one drinks it in moderation it should be no worse for them than breathing the smog, and maybe better. ;)

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      DealForALiving, thanks for checking this out. There'll be another issue added to the top of this one in the morning. It will have tomorrow's date at the top to signify new content added.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      AudreyHowitt, thank you for checking my little experiment out! Every bit of exercise helps, but researchers said that even working out regularly, 30 minutes or more daily, doesn't make up for being sedentary the rest of the time. It's important to get up and move for at least 15 minutes every couple of hours. Afraid I'm on borrowed time . . . ;)

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Shyron, thank you for reading and commenting, also for the votes and shares, etc. Enjoyed your comment and it made me laugh. Especially the head slamming part. Can just picture you ticking these things off in your mind.

      There'll be a new one Monday morning. I've written a bit about the subject you sent me, but it really needs more words to do it justice. People really don't seem to care about this subject unfortunately, or maybe they just don't think they can do anything about it. Too bad because they are setting themselves up.

      Hope you are having a peaceful night at your house. Almost my bedtime again. Blessings my dear friend . . .

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      moonlake 2 years ago from America

      Enjoyed your hub. Things change so much I think the best thing to do is not go overboard with anything. I love my naps and will have to continue them even if they're bad for me, right now I need naps. Voted up...

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Diogenes, thank you for stopping by. My sound bytes, as you call them, are long than some peoples hubs.

      My purpose is to give people a reason to stop by more often than if I were merely writing a full length article every few weeks. Now that I'm back to work my only time for writing and catching everything else up is weekends. xx

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      Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Nice post on snippets of topics. Yes I do have to get up from my desk more often. that was good for me to read. Sad about the coffee. Thanks.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      byshea, thank you for coming by and commenting. Your suggestion is exactly what I had in mind!

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

      I can't wait for the continuation of the current news.

      Great Idea had to re-read

      Voted up, UAI and shared

      Blessings my dear friend

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      Mazlan 2 years ago from Malaysia

      This news digest idea is brilliant. The only problem I can think of is to make it searchable to readers other than your HP followers. The word 'Prunednewz' must appear for all the future articles. But it must also include other common searchable words as well. I can't think of any right now that can be used for all your future articles. Then again, I might be wrong and your present title format will work just fine.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      JayeWisdom, thank you for your feedback, votes, and share.

      The FB story is kind of important because their new feature is taking away still more privacy -- who knew there was any left to take, eh?

      My mind is still back in June. Where did the time go?

      Thank you Jaye. I appreciate and value your comments.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      On the television show 60 Minutes just last Sunday it was reported that a study is being done of people 90 years and older who have all agreed to donate their brains to science upon their death. It had to do with longevity and quality of life including conditions such as dementia.

      One of the things studied was coffee intake. According to their study 1 to 3 cups a day was good just like 1 or 2 drinks a day. Social interaction and exercise was also good.

      I'm still going to enjoy my cups of coffee. :) Sharing this. Interesting hub idea!

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Ericdierker, thank you for coming by and checking this first issue out. I know it's going to take work and time, but I hope it becomes something that lots of people will want to check out in the morning, or whenever they just want a few quiet moments to relax.

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      Sam Deal 2 years ago from Earth

      What a fun experiment with Prunednewz. Good luck with it!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      I picked up 2 days a week of Jazzercise recently --am hoping that helps my couch potatoeness

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

      I will have ANOTHER cup of coffee while I comment. I do love your new format. I have to go outside and cut the grass again. That may help with the exercise. Nothing on FB that I can be slammed over the head with.

      I am enjoying your newspaper in hub format.

      Voted up UABI, sharing, pinning to AHP and posting on FB while there is still time.

      I am so happy you decided to do this.

      Have a Blessed Day my dear friend.

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      diogenes 2 years ago from UK and Mexico

      Write what and how you like, it's all good and it's the day of the "sound bite," right?

      Bob x

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      Shea 2 years ago

      Great.... Let me get my reading glasses on then while I enjoy this post over a nice cup of coffee. Wink :)

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      Jaye Denman 2 years ago from Deep South, USA

      I like your new format for sharing important news, Au fait. The 'couch potato' warning is especially crucial to those of us who spend a lot of time sitting in front of a computer. Note to self: Stand up frequently to write like Ernest Hemingway did (although I think he wrote in longhand).

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      Can you believe it's September 1 already?? Happy Labor Day......Jaye

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      Eric Dierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Excellent style and a refreshing approach to a hub article. Coffee, couch potato and Facebook are all great subjects and I like them together in short form. I look forward to your niche.

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