Why You Should Attend an Online Book Event

Why You Should Attend an Online Book Event

Culture, Entertainment, Mom Life
We’re stuck at home, STILL. Not many places are open and almost all big events have been cancelled. The days can get long as we watch The Office, again, on repeat. You may have started a new hobby, or worked on some home renovations, but a lot of people are craving social interaction and mental stimulation. That’s why online book events are becoming more and more popular. You may not be face-to-face, but you are still interacting with other people, sharing thoughts, feelings, and ideas. Online book events are an exciting way to meet with people all over the world. You have the opportunity to ask famous authors and celebrities questions, what could be more thrilling then that? But what IS an online book event? Let me break it down.…
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A Family Devastated: Medical Misdiagnosis And The Lessons Learned

A Family Devastated: Medical Misdiagnosis And The Lessons Learned

Culture
In May 2015, Lorina Troy experienced one of the most devastating events a parent can go through: her children were removed from their home and placed in foster care. Lorina had two sons, one four years old and one five months old. The five-month-old, JJ, had been having issues with vomiting a lot and had a somewhat enlarged head. This eventually led to a misdiagnosis of child abuse and child welfare system removing the children. It took 5 months to regain custody of her sons and two and a half years to get JJ the correct medical diagnosis of Benign External Hydrocephalus, a condition where cerebrospinal fluid builds up in the cranium.  Lorina’s story is far from typical, but children being removed from homes by Child Protective Services (CPS) isn’t.…
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8 Books That Will Make You Think

8 Books That Will Make You Think

Arts, Culture, Life
In this day and age, it’s so easy to surround yourself with things and people that reinforce your way of thinking rather than challenge it. From new outlets to social media to targeted ads, we rarely get a chance to see things from a perspective much different than our own. We’ve compiled a list of thought-provoking books that do just that: challenge us to experience life from other perspectives.  1. Clean Water for Developing Countries by John Dracup   Everyone deserves clean water, and John Dracup is helping people in developing countries learn how. Clean Water for Developing Countries tells us about the best strategies needed to create clean water, based on years of academic research and his experience in water resource engineering and related fields. It may not seem the most exciting read, but offers an insight…
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Gadget Review: The Easiest Way To Stop Annoying Dog Barking, Use BarxBuddy

Culture
I’m always on the lookout for new gadgets that can make my life easier, and as a lifetime dog owner, I’m always willing to try out new pet-related gadgets. Many times, adding a little gadget or gizmo can actually make a big difference in your life. And as much as I love my pup, she has one big problem: she barks nonstop. BarxBuddy is a gadget designed to stop annoying dog barking, and I started seeing it pop up on my social media feeds. This positive review piqued my interest, and then I saw that this pet owner was able to completely train their dog with BarxBuddy. That’s when I decided to see what all the fuss was about and see if BarxBuddy lived up to its expectations... Plus, at…
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8 Keys to Living a Truly Awesome and Fabulous Life

8 Keys to Living a Truly Awesome and Fabulous Life

Arts, Beauty, Champagne, Culture, Entertainment, Environment, Food, Health, Luxury, Style, Travel
I live a truly awesome and fabulous life, and I’m not saying this to brag. I’m saying it because there is no reason you shouldn’t be doing the same. They say that turning something into a habit takes more than 30-days of repetition. You have to do the same things over and over that contribute to you having an amazing life. It really doesn’t have to be more complicated than that. Figure out what works. Do it over and over. Rinse and repeat. There are eight things that I do all the time that I believe are a major reason why I live a life that I love so much. They are in no specific order. Maybe something will grab your attention. Give it a shot. What’s the worst that…
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