It’s bee season. No, you don’t need a smoker or a veil for your face, but you’ll want to crack open the dictionary (please excuse the light humor meant for the beekeepers among us). The 88th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee takes place this week in Maryland, with a new champion speller winning the coveted crown on Thursday. “This is an unparalleled journey in word exploration,” Paige Kimble, t
By Barry Eitel on May 28, 2015
There's an old newspaper industry saw that says "Dog Bites Man" is a boring story, but "Man Bites Dog" is a front-page winner. Why? Because thousands of people are bitten by dogs every year -- and that's not particularly news. But it's big news if it happens to you or someone you love. The topic of dog bites and the law has become an intensely debated one in recent years. In March 2014, national h
By Michael Essany on Apr 29, 2015
Plunking down cash for a new home would be nice, but it's beyond the reach of the majority of families seeking the "American Dream" of home ownership. Sure, some folks who have boatloads of money find buying their dream homes a cakewalk. We're talking about Hollywood Stars, billionaire business owners, pro athletes, and well-heeled royals. These are people across whose lips the word "budget" rar
By Michael Essany on Apr 28, 2015
How does one judge a drug rehabilitation facility's ability to get the job done? An interesting piece out of Pennsylvania illustrates the mix of modern principles both inspectors and patients turn to when judging potential facilities. "They're going to look at staffing requirements, they will look at the regulations, look at the training, to see that they're meeting the training requirements, they
By Michael Essany on Apr 28, 2015
We spend many hours in the kitchen, so it is essential to create a room which is practical for us for cooking and for family time. Available space The first factor to consider is the space you have available. Is there room in the kitchen for a dining table and chairs, or is it standing room only? Either way is fine as long as we respect the reality and don’t try to cram a breakfast bar and bench i
By James Timpson on Apr 27, 2015
The pop culture obsession with pizza is just as nauseating as the actual hydrogenated fat-soaked, greasy slices of rubbery cheese topped cardboard and the multinational planet rapers that market and distribute them. This phenomenon has prompted the manufacture of sewer-loads of asinine t-shirt slogans and Tumblr posts which are parroted by the swarms of vacuous cyber cretins whose ill-considered o
By Thomas Rowsell on Apr 23, 2015
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Author Debbie Nicholson, PhD, MBWP, Cht, resides in Michigan. Her first two books of her Love And Laughter series are available on Amazon Books along with others. Ms. Nicholson who writes alternative medicine, women's health, children's health, holistic health and mental health articles and reprints of her writing are seen throughout the web. Ms. Nicholson is also a Mind, Body, Wellness practitioner and Hypnotherapist at A & L Chiropractic Center Farmington Hills, Michigan. She is also the editor of Cherokee Blessings Magazine She provides various therapies including reflexology, reikki, and food medicine She is available for free consultations.
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