• June 22, 2021

Why am I so damn angry?

Go to? Most of us get angry from time to time, but some of us struggle to keep our anger under control. It can raise its ugly head too many times than is considered acceptable, not only by others, but by our own standards as well. I don’t consider myself an angry person and yet…

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A mother lion roars: two determined mothers aspire to their children for music, but in different ways

A few weeks ago, I brought my 17-year-old daughter, Ariana, an accomplished viola player, to the East Coast to audition at top-tier music conservatories. Auditions are, of course, important: where you go to college affects your entire life. At the first audition, waiting for her turn, I asked Ariana if she was nervous. “No mommy,…

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Fruit and vegetable marketing: pros and cons

With the advent of healthy and organic living, the inclusion of fruits and vegetables in our daily diet is becoming more and more popular. Regular fruit intake is known to prevent numerous deficiencies and diseases in both young and old. It is for this reason that the demand for fresh market products has exploded in…

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Praising your teenager

The importance of praising children cannot be stressed enough. Even if they tell you that they don’t care what you think, teens want your approval and they want to know that you recognize their strengths, accomplishments, and want you to make them feel important. However, what I have always heard from parents of teenagers is…

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Valuable routine checklist for your bearded dragon care sheet

For the proper care of your reptiles, you can follow a daily, weekly, monthly, bi-annual and yearly routine schedule. The following is a bearded dragon care sheet, which lists the essential functions to keep your dragons happy and healthy. Daily: • Feed your lizard and replace the water bowl with fresh water. • Remove the…

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How to make a permanent patch on a broken tent

Dry and comfortable in your sleeping bag, you hear the first drops of rain hitting the rain fly. You go back to sleep. He wakes up when the wind picks up and the sides of his tent begin to shake like a flag fluttering in the breeze. That’s when you notice wet soil. You feel…

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Dear Addiction, Letter from a Mother – Part 2

Dear addiction, Much has changed since I last wrote … Looking back on last year, I remember taking my son to rehab on that cold February morning. There is no preparation to leave your son or daughter in rehab. Parents drop off their kids at a friend’s house to sleep or camp, take them to…

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Ghana Life: men’s dress

Ghana shares with many developing countries a situation where its indigenous culture has been overwhelmed by a flood of practices and lifestyles that were once called Western and are now international. Ghanaian culture is very rich and in many areas it remains strong, but in the second half of the 20th century it struggled to…

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Why does Lent have 40 days?

Lent has 40 days, have you ever wondered why? Lent is the 40-day penitential period in the Catholic Church, immediately before the Paschal Feast (Easter), the largest feast in the Church. Eastern Catholic churches call this period Great Lent. There is a solid biblical basis for observing a 40-day penance and / or anticipation period.…

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Water Soluble Oil Paints – Facts, Tips, and Why I Use Them

We have all been taught that ‘oil and water do not mix’. However, the rules are made to be broken in art and water soluble paints are rebellious on the scene. But, your smart mind is probably still thinking, “How can oil pigments be soluble in water?” The answer is this: The oil vehicle has…

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