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tillsontitan

Mary

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Joined 3 years ago from New York. Last activity 5 weeks ago.

Welcome to my profile page!  I am Tillsontitan, really Mary from Tillson, and I love to read, write, and have fun. I chose the pen name Tillsontitan because I think in the little town of Tillson I am bigger than life!  I can't believe I've been on Hub Pages for two years but I can believe I've met the very best people, made some great friends and read the most wonderful hubs!

While I've been reading and making friends, I'm still waiting to write the hub of my life!  The hub that will not only be great but will actually amount to something.  

I am thrilled that I now have over 600 followers and I am grateful for every single one of them.  I have met people from all over the world and learned so much from them.  Join us and don't be afraid to share the hubs you read, the more you share the more people you'll meet!

I'm happy to hear from anyone about my hubs and appreciate any information or constructive criticism you can give. Likewise, if I can help you in any way I am glad to do so!

Remember, it is just as important to read other hubs as it is to write your own.  As a community we can encourage each other and keep ourselves going.  I hope my contributions are as interesting, funny, and helpful as the ones I read on Hubpages!  

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I just had to add a bit about my accomplishments here.  I won the Best Avatar for 2012!  Being Cruella de Ville for two years (for Halloween) has finally paid off!  Hide your puppies and thank you for the votes!  Another Accolade; daily winner, November 17, 2012, in the Rigorous Review Contest for my hub "Photobooks: And Snapfish and Shutterfly!"  I have also had the honor of having a Hub of the Day, my hub "How to Make Your Own Backyard Pond" received that honor! And, to keep this up-to-date, I am currently an Apprentice alum and I won the Best Avatar for 2013, this time as the Evil Queen from Snow White. 

P.S.  Some of my favorite hubbers include (and if you ready any hubs by any of them you're in for a treat):

Cogerson                        fpherj48
Mikeq107                        PDXKaraokeGuy
Nell Rose                        kenneth avery
Vinaya  Ghimire              Sunshine625
Marcoujor                        Brett.Tesol
elayne001                       xstatic                          
Billybuc                           PeanutButterWine
Docmo                            Michelle Liew
Steve Lensman               HawaiianOdysseus
drbj                                 midget38

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 My most read hub:
What Happens in Fifty Shades Freed

My least read hub:
Dracula the Movie: From the Writings of Bram Stoker

My favorite poem (to my grandson):
Ma Moon

I have also written a series about the Academy Awards starting with the year 1937.

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  • 25

    I Fell Into the Rabbit Hole

    2 months ago

    Rabbit holes can be for people too. When we can't figure out what's going on, we may be in a rabbit hole.

  • 33

    The 37th Academy Awards - 1965

    4 months ago

    Two of our most beloved films won Academy Awards for their 1964 release, My Fair Lady and Mary Poppins.

  • 42

    The Beauty of Nature - In Photographs and Thoughts - Winter

    5 months ago

    Nature provides us with ever-changing beauty and surely none is more beautiful than the winter landscapes we witness each year.

  • 55

    So Mature

    5 months ago

    Alone with him in the motel room, what chance did she have?

  • 23

    The 36th Academy Awards - 1964

    5 months ago

    A year to remember, 1963 gave us some great movies and the Academy Awards tends to pick the cream of the crop.

  • 46

    Run, Her Mind Shouted

    5 months ago

    "The forest gave the maniac his much needed coverage..." what follows? Is it enough?

  • 30

    Game Addictions - My Addiction to Hay Day

    5 months ago

    A tablet and mobile game, Hay Day turns you into a farmer. You grow crops and take care of your animals to sell and make money. Before you know it, you are hooked!

  • 18

    The 35th Academy Awards - 1963

    6 months ago

    Year after year the Awards draw us in. What great movies won Awards in 1963? Any you remember or any of your favorites?

  • 35

    The Polar Express - In Saratoga, New York

    7 months ago

    A children's book written in 1985, turned into a movie, turned into a phenomenon. Who wouldn't want to ride the Polar Express? Take a trip with me and mine as we rode the Polar Express in Saratoga.

  • 22

    The 34th Academy Awards - 1962

    7 months ago

    Our favorite stars as well as newcomers tot he screen in 1961 graced the 1962 Academy Awards. From "The Absent-Minded Professor" to "West Side Story" this was a year to remember.

  • 65

    HubPages - Where it all starts or where it all ends?

    8 months ago

    HubPages keeps gaining viewers to its site. Do you write? Would you like to earn money? Learn a little bit more about HubPages to help you get started.

  • 42

    Exploring The Back Roads of New York State: A Visit to Rosendale, NY

    6 months ago

    Rosendale, New York, a small town in what some consider upstate New York. Lots of history and interesting facts in a town settled in the late 17th Century surviving many ups and downs.

  • 29

    The 33rd Academy Awards - 1961

    7 months ago

    The Sixties began a new decade full of new cultures and some interesting movie subjects from Darwinism to a range war in Texas. See if you agree with the Academy picks.

  • 53

    Making a Difference in the World: Can You Do It?

    8 months ago

    Don't have enough time or money to make a difference? There are so many other ways to make a difference in someone's life.

  • 36

    Life is Seldom Fair: What Are You Going to Do About It?

    9 months ago

    When life is unfair, what do you do about it? Living is not always easy but will your legacy live on?

  • 42

    The Beauty of Nature - In Photographs and Thoughts - Autumn

    9 months ago

    Autumn leaves and colored landscapes, what better subjects to photograph? Early in the morning of just before dark beauty awaits you and your camera.

  • 43

    Kingston, New York - With Pictures

    9 months ago

    The City of Kingston located in Ulster County comprises some of the most beautiful scenery in New York State. Many points of interest can be found in and around Kingston.

  • 40

    The 32nd Academy Awards - 1960

    5 months ago

    Its a new decade but not yet, the Awards are for the year 1959, the last of the fifties.

  • 44

    Pope Francis - A Pope Bringing Hope

    10 months ago

    The Catholic Religion is one of the oldest in the world but of late, it hasn't fared so well. Now a new light and hope is leading the Church, one called Pope Francis.

  • 48

    Things to Remember - Most of All I Remember Mama

    10 months ago

    Whether you call her Mama, Momma, or Mother there is no one more special in your life. Do you remember the little things? Do you remember Mama?

  • 46

    TIA or Stroke = Fear

    10 months ago

    Experiencing a TIA or stroke is one of the scariest things that will ever happen to you. What are the results? What can you do to avoid it?

  • 29

    The 31st Academy Awards - 1959

    6 months ago

    Following the Academy Awards is following film history. Each year presents us with movies we remember, some we forgot, and others we want to learn about. Here's a look at the movies of 1958.

  • 70

    The Beauty of Nature in Summer - In Photographs and Thoughts

    11 months ago

    The beauty of nature is all around us, taking photographs and trying to capture a special scene or flower is a joy you can return to time and time again. Here are a few of mine to get you thinking.

  • 62

    Catbird - The Family in My Yard

    11 months ago

    The catbird came to visit our yard and started a family. Watching the process was interesting, educational, and fun! Mom and Dad had three baby birds in the nest in our rose bush.

  • 37

    30th Academy Awards - 1958

    11 months ago

    Year after year we look forward to the Academy Awards to see the best of the best. The 30th Academy Awards brought us some amazing classics together with some great songs to remember.

  • 45

    "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" - What does it mean to you?

    7 months ago

    We've all heard the saying but have we really thought about what it means to us?

  • 55

    Raising Pollywogs

    12 months ago

    Pollywogs turn into frogs but have you ever watched the process? Raising pollywogs was a new experience from start to finish!

  • 40

    Superstorm Sandy: Nine Months Later

    12 months ago

    Many have forgotten about Superstorm Sandy...not those living along the coast in New York or New Jersey. Insurance claims not settled, remodeling or rebuilding not yet done...nine months later.

  • 32

    29th Academy Awards - 1957

    7 months ago

    Every year claims to be the greatest year for Academy Awards. Each year is special with contributions that live on as classics. The 19th Academy Awards offers us some of those classics.

  • 47

    The Great Escape - A True Story

    12 months ago

    The Great Escape, based on the truly Great Escape from a POW in WWII. Many of the things seen in the movie are true, others embellished for Hollywood. Yes, three men did escape.

  • 40

    Mange - My Min Pin Does it Again!

    12 months ago

    You've heard of "mangy mutts" but did you know your dog can get mange? Caused by a mite it can affect any dog at any time and of course my dog got mange. What to do?

  • 67

    Writers Sleepless Nights

    13 months ago

    Do writers spend more sleepless nights than non-writers? Are they insomniacs or creative minds on the run?

  • 85

    To Niche or Not to Niche

    13 months ago

    Niche...a special subject or area. Do you have one? Should you have one? Why having a writing niche is a good thing, from many points of view.

  • 64

    The Beauty of Nature - In Photographs and Thoughts

    13 months ago

    Do we recognize the beauty of nature that is all around us? The wonders of a spider's web? What about the photographs we take of the natural wonders we see?

  • 68

    Beauty and the Beast: A Perspective on Beauty

    5 months ago

    Beauty and the Beast brings us a fairy tale that teaches us about beauty, real beauty. The beauty in others that we see with our heart. What beauty do you see?

  • 37

    The 28th Academy Awards in 1956

    12 months ago

    The 28th Academy Awards continue the tradition of choosing the best films, actors, and actresses as voted on by the Academy. Do you remember the films of 1955 that were awarded Oscars in 1956?

  • 22

    The 27th Academy Awards in 1955

    6 months ago

    A year full of movies that were not only Academy Award winners but movie classics that have been treasured through the years. Even those that didn't win Awards from this year are still treasured.

  • 86

    Cursive Writing - Is it a lost art?

    12 months ago

    Recently my daughter, a teacher, told me they will no longer be teaching cursive writing in school. I was shocked! Even though I believed her I had to research and find out what was going on.

  • 36

    The 26th Academy Awards: 1954

    12 months ago

    Dwight D. Eisenhower as President and "From Here to Eternity" Best Motion Picture. It would seem 1954 was a good year! The Awards and all the films for this year are good ones.

  • 70

    What Would Happen If There Was No Google?

    14 months ago

    Is a world without Google like a world without sunshine? I doubt it. What would it be like without being able to Google It? Would we find other ways to get information?

  • 23

    The 25th Academy Awards - 1953

    12 months ago

    This year was the first time the Academy Awards were televised. Hosted by Bob Hope at the RKO Pantages Theatre. The Bad and the Beautiful won the most Awards, learn more about this Awards Ceremony.

  • 41

    One World Trade Center Reaches 1,776 Feet

    7 months ago

    The completion of One World Trade Center has been anticipated since the first one was destroyed in 2001. The placing of the spire signals the completion of this landmark building.

  • 25

    24th Academy Awards - 1952

    12 months ago

    This Academy Award year saw multiple awards given to several films. The Awards were dominated by a few winners that are watched over and over by new audiences every year.

  • 56

    Best Hot Dogs - Which Will You Choose?

    2 months ago

    There's nothing more All American than hot dogs...well, maybe baseball but they go together. What's a cook out without a hot dog? Want to learn more about your hot dog?

  • 58

    Top Twenty Movies of All Time - One Person's Choice

    10 months ago

    Everyone has their favorite movies of all time. This is a list of the top twenty in my own opinion, in no particular order except for the fact that each one is a great movie in it's own right.

  • 33

    The 23rd Academy Awards in 1951

    5 months ago

    The movies of 1950 were honored by the 23rd Academy Awards. Most of the buzz was "All About Eve" but there were more, winners and losers.

  • 29

    The Kingston Trio - Three of Their Greatest Songs

    2 months ago

    One of the greatest folk groups ever! Responsible for bringing folk music to popularity in the fifties and sixties, there is none like The Kignston Trio.

  • 50

    Jack the Ripper - Another Look

    15 months ago

    From August to November in 1888 Jack the Ripper stalked the streets of London. Why is he still being studied one hundred years later?

  • 28

    The 22nd Academy Awards in 1950

    7 months ago

    The 22nd Awards were held at the RKO Pantage Theatre and honored the great films of 1949. War, politics, and love are all represented, none better than here. Have you seen "A Letter to Three Wives"?

  • 40

    Man Caves - Should Every Man Have One?

    15 months ago

    Man caves have evolved since the beginning of time; from shelter to escape. What is included in today's man cave?

  • 39

    New Babies - A Beginning Owner's Manual

    14 months ago

    There are things not everyone tells you about having a baby....like taking advantage of your stay in the hospital, or what happens when you change anew baby's diaper. Find out some of them here.

  • 17

    Film Noir Genre - A Closer Look

    2 months ago

    Have you heard the term "film noir"? Do you know what it is? Remember those old Sam Spade movies or some of Bogart's darker films? That is film noir.

  • 16

    21st Academy Awards in 1949

    12 months ago

    A year for dark yet memorable films, 1949 carries a list of classics not to be forgotten. Humphrey Bogart is in two films from these awards. See if you remember any of the films honored here.

  • 23

    Infant Heart Defects - VSD and COA

    15 months ago

    Infant Heart Defects referred to as Congenital Heart Disease. Two forms are VSD and Coarctation of the Aortic Arch. Open heart surgery for newborns. I have learned so much and share some of it here.

  • 26

    The 19th Academy Awards Ceremony in 1947

    15 months ago

    "The Best Years of Our Lives" brings the 1947 Academy Awards Ceremony alive. Hosted by jack Benny with a wide range of film genres. It was a wonderful year.

  • 28

    The 18th Academy Awards Ceremony in 1946

    6 months ago

    This was a great year for Hollywood films. Many classic films and many world famous actors and actors. Films starring Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck. A closer look at the Oscars of 1946.

  • 25

    The 17th Academy Awards in 1945

    5 months ago

    Every year people buzz about the upcoming Academy Awards and people all over the world watch the ceremony on television. What about the old Awards that showcase classic films?

  • 19

    The 16th Academy Awards Ceremony in 1944

    10 months ago

    The Academy Awards recognizes some of the great films produced and released during 1944. Hollywood does its part for the war effort and entertains the world.

  • 26

    The 13th Academy Awards Ceremony in 1941

    16 months ago

    Every year millions of people watch the Academy Awards. Past Academy Award winners show us a little bit of history about the movies, stars, and times the movies were made.

  • 23

    The 11th Academy Awards Ceremony in 1939

    14 months ago

    The Academy Awards Ceremony presents us with the best pictures, actors, directors, etc. from each year. Looking back is a look at motion picture history.

  • 26

    The 10th Academy Awards Ceremony in 1938

    16 months ago

    Hollywood captures our culture and times in their movies, the Academy Awards attempt to capture the best of the best. Movies in 1937 (1938 Academy Awards) are surprising in scope and special effects.

  • 32

    The 20th Academy Awards Ceremony in 1948

    10 months ago

    Everyone looks forward to the Oscars, but what were they like in 1948? Two beloved Christmas movies won Oscars this year, do you know which ones?

  • 20

    The 14th Academy Awards Ceremony in 1942

    2 months ago

    So many years of Academy Awards...1942 was not a stellar year for movies and yet there were classics that will live on. can you remember the movies of 1942?

  • 28

    The 12th Academy Awards Ceremony in 1940

    14 months ago

    Looking back, 1939 was one of the best years for making some of the greatest movies. The Academy Awards give us a look at those movies and the stars that helped make them classics.

  • 27

    The 9th Academy Awards in 1937

    16 months ago

    The year was 1937, the films nominated for Academy Awards were seen in 1936. Which films were nominated and which films won? Have you seen them?

  • 32

    The 15th Academy Awards in 1943

    11 months ago

    Every year we watch the Academy Awards. What was it like years ago? How did "the Oscars" start? Have you ever seen the movie "Mrs. Miniver"? Learn about these things and so much more.

  • 67

    How to Cope With In-Laws

    12 months ago

    In-laws, if you're married or getting married, you'll have in-laws. How do you deal with them? How do you treat them? Sometimes its not as easy as it sounds. Here are some tips to help.

  • 48

    How to Prepare for a New Pet Cockatiel

    17 months ago

    You want to buy a cockatiel but you have no idea what you need for a new bird. What size cage, what does he eat? Here are the answers you've been looking for.

  • 28

    Memories - Making Memories in Our Life

    14 months ago

    We all have memories, but where do they come from? How do we keep them and is there anything we can do to make our memories better? Memories last a lifetime.

  • 53

    Music of the Fifties

    17 months ago

    The music of the fifties will live on because it was the beginning of rock 'n roll. New singers, groups, and music appeared on the scene just about everyday. Rock 'n Roll encompassed so much.

  • 58

    How to Tell if You're in Love

    17 months ago

    Love is a word that's bandied about so freely. When you meet someone new, how do you know if you're in love or not? How to tell if you're in love....here are some ideas.

  • 40

    What's It Like to Have Thyroid Cancer?

    16 months ago

    A diagnosis of Thyroid Cancer means the removal of the thyroid. What is the thyroid? How does it's removal effect you? This is a young girl's experience with Papillary Thyroid Cancer.

  • 55

    What is a Landline Telephone?

    11 months ago

    Do you know what a landline telephone is? What about other technology and gadgets from the fifties? Did you know the pacemaker was invented in the fifties?

  • 42

    How to Increase Your Happiness and Satisfaction in Life

    15 months ago

    Happiness is all around us. We need to recognize it wherever we see it. The happier we become the more satisfied we are with what we have.

  • 46

    New York Winter

    2 months ago

    What's a New York winter? Well, its much like a New Jersey winter, or many other states' winters. What makes New York different? Different parts of New York, different winter.

  • 40

    Roy Orbison's Music

    11 months ago

    Falsetto voice, sad love stories...remind you of Roy Orbison? Why did he wear those sunglasses anyway? There are so many interesting facts about the great Roy Orbison.

  • 50

    Beauty Before Aging

    18 months ago

    Does beauty come before aging? More importantly does beauty remain as we age? Its mostly up to you and how you view beauty and yourself.

  • 48

    Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits: A Look Back

    13 months ago

    One of the greatest duos of the 1960s...they live on with their music today and still perform concerts. Did you know they became friends int he fourth grade? Or that Paul Simon lived in England after their second...

  • 39

    How to Properly Celebrate National Margarita Day

    16 months ago

    There are lots of National Holidays to celebrate throughout the year, but what better than Margarita Day? If you don't know how to make one, along with lots of interesting facts, you'll find recipes right here.

  • 19

    How to Dine Out Safely with a Celiac Child

    18 months ago

    Eating gluten free is difficult at home but so much more so when dining out. What do you need to do to make dining out a pleasure for your gluten free child?

  • 58

    Lemon and Diabetes

    18 months ago

    The lowly lemon contains many benefits for our health and well being. Additionally, lemons offer diabetics a way to help improve not only their diet but their over all health.

  • 35

    Music of the Sixties

    18 months ago

    The music of the sixties is like no other music. Ranging from ballads and rock n roll to protest songs and folk music. The artists and groups of the sixties will be forever famous.

  • 16

    How to Choose a Great 50th Wedding Anniversary Present

    18 months ago

    Fifty years of marriage is surely a milestone, not only today, but at any time....such a milestone deserves a special gift. Choosing a special gift can sometimes be daunting but I have listed several choices that may...

  • 34

    How to Choose Where to Get a New Dog

    18 months ago

    So much has been written about where to get a dog and so much more will be. The more you read the more you learn. Adopting a dog is a big decision and shouldn't be taken lightly. Breeder or Rescue? Everyone's...

  • 41

    The Everly Brothers: Don and Phil

    13 months ago

    A music duo that changed the face of music and influenced many great artists to come. Anyone familiar with music in the late fifties and sixties knows the Everyly Brothers. You can never have enough Everly Brothers!

  • 38

    How to Remember to Smile More Often

    18 months ago

    Smile! What better advice could you have? When you smile you feel better and it makes everyone around you happy. Do you remember to smile often?

  • 91

    How to Make Your Own Backyard Pond

    18 months ago

    Many people think a backyard pond is just too much work, or they don't have enough space. Neither of these things are true. You can get a pond to fit any size and its just a matter of digging to put it in....and have...

  • 65

    Christmas and Family Traditions

    12 months ago

    Tradition....those things we do over and over again because, well, its tradition. What Christmas traditions do you have in your family? The Christmas tree, Christmas dinner.....

  • 38

    How to Make Boring Pictures Funny with BigHugeLabs

    19 months ago

    No photographer thinks their photos are boring, but....with BigHugeLabs you can make any photo fun or funny. Great entertainment for the photographer and the sky's the limit for what you can do.

  • 27

    Potato Soup Recipe - The Gluten Free Way

    12 months ago

    Potato soup is an old favorite, and now even those with gluten restrictions can enjoy it. This is a simple recipe with step by step directions to a delicious potato soup.

  • 31

    How to Avoid Common Holiday Accidents

    8 months ago

    Everyone loved Christmas Vacation, a funny film. However, the reality of a Christmas tree fire isn't anywhere near funny. The easiest way to avoid disaster and accidents around the holidays is to use common sense. ...

  • 27

    U.S. Army General and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, David Petraeus

    14 months ago

    Army General David Petraeus' recent headlines had nothing to do with his bravery or outstanding performance in the military....his extensive, excellent career ended with a resignation and the nation reeling over his...

  • 46

    Tips on Gracefully Turning Fifty

    19 months ago

    Hopefully, we all turn fifty. It really is just another year in our lives so why not do it with grace? It isn't that difficult....

  • 20

    How to Become a Super Hero Geek

    17 months ago

    Do you know what a geek is? You most likely know of super heroes, but what about a suoper hero geek? Its easy to become one....maybe you're already there! Why not find out about this interesting modern-day...

  • 12

    Biography of Saint David

    13 months ago

    Saint David, actually there are two Saint David's; one from Wales and one from Scotland. It appears St. David of Wales is the more popular in current Google searches.

  • 32

    "Sophie" Baby Name Meaning and Info

    18 months ago

    Where did the name "Sophie" originate? Is it a popular baby name for a girl? What about it's standing in other countries (besides the US)?

  • 31

    How to Use the Creative Commons License

    19 months ago

    Some of us have heard of the Creative Commons License but aren't really sure what it is or how to use it. Like any license applying to another's work the main condition is Attribution! Let other's know whose work your...

  • 16

    How to Create an Effective PowerPoint Presentation

    17 months ago

    PowerPoint Presentations are everywhere....have you ever had to make a business presentation? There are good, bad, and ugly points to making a presentation...whether its business or pleasure. Know what to look...

  • 41

    Tips for Taking Action to Save Animals and Help Stop Extinction

    14 months ago

    Do you remember the Dodo bird? How many species have become and/or will become extinct this century? Will your children remember the orangutan? What can you do to help stop extinction?

  • 39

    How to Boil a Hot Dog in the Microwave

    19 months ago

    What's the easiest way to cook a hot dog? In the microwave....do you know what your hot dog is made of? Lots of information here about the famous hot dog and cooking it in a microwave.

  • 43

    Developing and Maintaining a Sense of Humor for Stress Relief

    16 months ago

    Not everyone has a sense of humor, I'm sure you've noticed that....everyone however does deal with stress....why not put the two together and learn to deal with stress by using your sense of humor?

  • 33

    Memorize the Words to a Song You Enjoy

    19 months ago

    How many songs do you know? Do you know all the words? What do you need to do to learn and REMEMBER all the words? Find some helpful tips here from memorizing to practicing....

  • 32

    How to Try Something New for Personal Growth

    19 months ago

    Personal growth and self-improvement are basically one and the same....anything you try to improve yourself is new...what new things can you try? Euripides said, "Leave no stone unturned."

  • 30

    Diverticulosis or Diverticulitis? Which One Do You Have?

    18 months ago

    Diverticular Disease? Yet another weapon in the arsenal we face as we age. Ten percent of Americans have diverticulosis by age forty, over fifty percent have it by age sixty. Do you know what diverticulosis and...

  • 28

    Photo Books: And Snapfish and Shutterfly

    20 months ago

    Everyone takes pictures but then what? Do you get them developed and leave them in drawer? Maybe, because they are digital, you don't even get them developed.....how about a Photo Book? Let a digital photo printing...

  • 40

    The Humanity Movement: H.O.W.

    8 months ago

    We've all thought about the plight of those around us, but have we given it serious thought....about child slavery, homeless veterans? Billybuc has asked us to join the H.O.W. movement...learn more here.

  • 16

    Celiac: Updates

    6 months ago

    Celiac disease means no more gluten in your diet. Advances are made in food every day, making it more palatable and more available as gluten free. Take a look at an insider's view of the progress being made.

  • 32

    Raising a Son - With Humor

    13 months ago

    Every family has a 'baby' and many of those baby's are a delight! They are full of life, full of surprises, and often have a wonderful sense of humor. That is my youngest child.

  • 55

    Succession: States Succeeding from the US in This Day and Age?

    16 months ago

    At a time when our nation needs to come together and stand behind our President, states are filing petitions to secede from the Union...mass temper tantrums? Disgruntled citizens? I think its time to grow up and come...

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    The Season for Personal Reflection

    2 months ago

    When you reflect on your life do you see what you've learned? How can you set goals based on the reflections you make? Keep it simple and attainable.

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    The Vampire: Dracula: From the Writings of Bram Stoker to the Movie

    13 months ago

    He drinks blood by night and is a gracious count by day....how did Dracula become a popular myth, one that has led to countless tales of vampires? From the creative mind of Bram Stoker, who was born 165 years ago, we...

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    NCIS: Review

    19 months ago

    There are lots of crime shows on TV but one of the best is NCIS. It has been on TV for nine years and is a spinoff of JAG....in 2011 it was voted America's favorite television show. I think the characters and the...

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    One Person's Review of UGG Boots

    10 months ago

    UGG boots have not only swept the continent but they're here and taking over. They are comfortable, in style at the moment but are they all they are cracked up to be? Are they good for your feet? Why not read along...

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    Helping During The Sandy Recovery

    18 months ago

    Tragedy and destruction have followed in the wake of Sandy. Communities and whole towns in New York and New Jersey have been wiped out leaving people homeless. What can you do to help? There are links here to sites...

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    A Digital Camera Review: Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

    18 months ago

    There are tons of digital cameras on the market today. If you're looking for a point and shoot camera the Cannon PowerShot is a great little camera. I've chosen the SX260 for its 20x lens and ease of use. It takes...

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    Criminal Minds: The TV Show and Characters

    6 months ago

    There are many detective and crime shows on TV but Criminal Minds is a bit different. Criminal Minds focuses on the criminal rather than the crime. An elite team of profilers spend the show delving into the mind,...

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    Criminal Minds: Behavioral Profiling: Fact or Fiction?

    6 months ago

    TV shows like Criminal Minds have brought Profiling to the forefront....is it a science or is it fiction? There are actually benefits to criminal profiling used by such agencies as the FBI. Learn more about profiling...

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    USS Intrepid: Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex in New York City

    11 months ago

    You cannot imagine the majesty of an aircraft carrier unless you've been to one. The USS Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in NYC is a perfect example. I was constantly amazed at its size, the things contained...

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    The Kite Runner: by Khaled Hosseini

    21 months ago

    I had one problem with The Kite Runner, I hadn't read it sooner! This is an excellent book. The story is mesmerizing from start to finish with peaks and valleys to keep you reading. In addition to this wonderful...

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    National What Day: Some holidays in October and November

    21 months ago

    What day is today? National What day? Every day throughout the entire calendar year has its own special celebration....from Mothers Day to Vegetarian Day and a whole host of others in between. This hub just looks at...

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    Malala - 14 Year Old Girl Shot By Taliban

    9 months ago

    A shocked world watches as a 14 year old girl targeted and shot by the Taliban fight for her life. She has been flown to Britain for treatment and rehab.

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    One Hundred: What Does It Mean?

    10 months ago

    "You have made 100 Forum Posts!" You have posted 100 hubs....what about scores? Have you scored 100 in your author score? Or, do you have a hub that has 100? Read about one hundred, facts about one hundred,...

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    Saving Big Bird: A Political Issue?

    8 months ago

    In a world filled with strife, is it necessary to do away with Big Bird? What's the controversy all about? Have you heard Mitt Romney's statement? What do you think about all of this? Read more here.

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    Pumpkin Picking, Autumn,and The World's Largest Gnome (with photos)

    21 months ago

    Pumpkin picking is fun for all and traditional for some. Area farms provide lots of pumpkins together with a day's worth of entertainment. Join us at Kelder's Farm in Kerhonkson, N.Y.

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    Tattooed Makeup

    9 months ago

    Tattoos have evolved through the centuries but did you know they are now being used as makeup? Tattooed eyelids, eyebrows, even lipstick...yes I have first-hand knowledge about this, do you?

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    The Carol Burnett Show

    22 months ago

    Probably the best comedy, variety show ever to air, The Carol Burnett Show has so many funny and memorable moments. Everyone has their favorite...did you know the show ran for eleven years? Want to know more? Read my...

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    Summer countdown: Its all over now

    22 months ago

    The summer countdown is over....summer's gone. No more flowers or butterflies to grace us...warm weather turning crisp...looking for some memories of summer flowers an birds and bees....you'll find them here.

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    Meet My Hubbers U to Z: A Guide to Hubbers

    22 months ago

    The last installment in my "Meet My Hubbers" series...but definitely not the least. Meet these great hubbers from "U" to "Z".

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    Charlie Sheen: Where have you been?

    10 months ago

    Everyone's heard about Charlie Sheen, but, was he always a bad boy? What was his early life like? How many movies did he make? Where is he headed now? Take a glimpse into the life of Charlie Sheen.

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    Video The Rose: A song, a life lesson

    22 months ago

    Is there more to a song than the lyrics portray? Have you stopped to analyze the words in "The Rose"? It is a beautiful encouragement of finding love and not being afraid to look for it.

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    Lasagna Alforno Recipe

    8 months ago

    Garfield isn't the only one who likes lasagna! From Italy to England to the good old USA, lasagna is a number one favorite....here's how to make it with photos to guide you.

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    Mockingjay: A Book Review

    2 months ago

    Katniss has survived the Hunger Games and the Quarter Quell...but peace has not come to Pandem ... District 12 is destroyed and a rebellion is forming ... who will win and how? Book three in the Trilogy is as good, if...

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    Catching Fire: A Book Review

    2 months ago

    Katniss Everdeen returns home to District 12. What awaits her as she tries to resume a somewhat normal life in the Victor's Village?

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    Meet My Hubbers - Q to T, A Guide to Hubbers

    22 months ago

    Fourth in my "Meet My Hubbers" series...every hubber on hubpages is unique and talented. My attempt here is to introduce you to some hubbers you may not have met or tell you a little about some you have.

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    Hunger Games: Is the Movie as good as the Book?

    16 months ago

    Hunger Games...is the movie as good as the book? Is it true to the book depicting things you've imagined in your mind? Can Katniss and Peeta survive the Hunger Games? What does Effie look like?

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    Novelty Songs of the Fifties and Sixties

    13 months ago

    The words of a song keep movin' around in your head, can't get 'em out...five out of ten chances its a novelty song that's stuck in there. "Poison Ivy, poison ivy, late at night while you're sleepin poison ivy...

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    Michael Crichton's "Prey": A book review

    20 months ago

    "In a Nevada desert, an experiment has gone horribly wrong. A cloud of nanoparticles-micro robots- has escaped from the laboratory..." Where does Michael Crichton's mind take us in his book, "Prey"?

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    Meet My Hubbers: M to P: A guide to hubbers

    23 months ago

    My hubbers series now takes me to "M to P"...meet some of my hubbers in that category. We are all a community and sharing some of my hubbers just may introduce you to someone new.

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    Going Viral: YouTube

    11 months ago

    Everyone knows YouTube and just about everyone's heard the term "going viral" but do you really know how the two fit together? Do you know which videos have gone viral...have you seen the Sexy Sax Man? Learn...

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    Steven Tyler: "Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?"

    5 months ago

    Aerosmith...Steven Tyler....Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? What do they add up to? The Steven Tyler Memoir that tells all about Aerosmith, music, sex, drugs....a tell all book.

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    Meet My Hubbers: I to L: A guide to hubbers

    6 months ago

    So many hubbers, so little time. Here's a quick introduction to twelve more hubbers you may or may not know. Stop by and read and meet more of my hubbers.

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    My Award Thank You

    10 months ago

    Awards are always humbling, or at least they should be. ...who wouldn't be humbled to win the 2012 Hubbie for Best Avatar! The thank you should have come sooner but I am happy to say it is finally here.

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    Meet My Hubbers: A to H: A guide to hubbers

    20 months ago

    This is a small sampling of my followers (and those I follow)....a nutshell introduction to just a few of the fantastic citizens of hubville. Come and meet them, from A to H. This is the first in my Meet My Hubbers...

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    War Movies: 2000 to 2010

    2 months ago

    Every decade has it's war movies. The decade from 2000 to 2010 is no different. Excellent war movies and excellent actors are earmarks of these films. I have chosen three to take a closer look with background and...

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    1950s & 1960s Music: Novelty songs

    13 months ago

    "How Much is That Dogie In the Window" was a novelty song in the early fifties...do you know others? How about some novelty songs that teach history lessons or sad love stories...oh, don't forget...

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    War Movies of the 1990s

    12 months ago

    Each decade brings us new and exciting movies...war movies included. The 1990s upped the ante a bit with the new cinematography and story lines. Two of the many really stand out among the rest...

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    Tonner Doll Company: Robert Tonner's Dolls

    24 months ago

    Doll collecting has become not just a hobby but big business...one of the top makers of collectible dolls, Robert Tonner, lives right here in Ulster County...his dolls are beautiful, life-like, and more... take a peek...

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    Stitches - Or Surgical Sutures

    10 months ago

    My grandson's stitches inspired this hub. "They're sometimes called stitches, sometimes they're called sutures, but surely they effect the little one's futures...." A poem about stitches?

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    Let Your Light Shine

    5 months ago

    Yes, you have a light shining within you...do you share it? Do you let your light shine so others can see it...first you have to recognize it and know you have it. Everyone does!

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    War Movies in the 1980s

    11 months ago

    Every decade has it's war movies. As new techniques and advancements are made war movies become more realistic.........what war movies did we see in the 1980s......do they stand up to the classics and/or are they...

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    The Hummingbird: A poem

    24 months ago

    He flies at thirty miles per hour, looking for the perfect flower..what other facts about the hummingbird are in this little nonsense poem?

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    What is Happiness? Happiness is.....

    2 months ago

    What is happiness? Is it having a good time, being happy or making someone else happy? All of the above and then some. Happiness is...

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    The Hubbies: 2012 Voting Ideas

    21 months ago

    WoW, the Hubbies, but who to vote for? Stumped? Here's some ideas to get you going but don't forget voting closes July 24!

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    Butterflies: Butterfly Facts and Butterfly Pictures

    12 months ago

    Everyone loves to look at butterflies but what do we really know about them? How long do they live? Where do they live? What do they like to eat? For answers to these and other questions, read on.

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    Kielbasa Recipe: Kielbasa in Beer

    14 months ago

    Kielbasa has become a popular dish all over the world....everybody loves to drink beer...why not combine them both and serve your family an interesting dish?

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    The Journey - Chapter 5; A Look at Aging

    2 months ago

    This is Chapter 5 in a series of 16, all about the journey we face as we age. The older we get, the more we know about aging. There are many insights from the sixteen represented here.

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    War Movies in the 1970s

    12 months ago

    Every decade has it's war movies, here I take a look at three war movies from the 1970s. They may not be the best or your favorites, but they are interesting nonetheless. Who could resist M*A*S*H? Read about i and...

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    The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald

    14 months ago

    The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald...surely you've read the book or seen the movie? No? Well, if you want to know what it's all about read this and see. Oh, and you're in for a treat..the pictures are original...

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    Hosta: A Shade Plant

    2 years ago

    There are more shade plants available than most people realize. One of the most popular shade plants is the Hosta. What do you know about the hosta? Do you know there are over 3,000 registered varieties? Learn more...

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    Wall-E: An underrated computer animated film

    13 months ago

    "..American computer-animated post-apocalyptic science fiction romance film" If that doesn't peak your interest maybe this will, Wall-E is one of the most adorable, lovable robots of any animated film and he...

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    Coral Bells: Heuchera

    8 months ago

    Have you ever seen coral bells in bloom? So pretty, especially when the hummingbirds come to get a drink. Learn more about coral bells; varieties, planting, pruning and dividing.

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    A Visit to Sesame Place

    9 months ago

    "Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street?" Sure, just go to Langhorne, PA. What a delightful day awaits you at this amusement park for young children and the young at heart. Meet your...

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    My Garden Weed Control

    11 months ago

    Weeds show up in your garden just like unwanted relatives show up at your door! You can control weeds and the best way is to prevent them. Here are some tips on how to do just that.

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    Wedding Anniversary Gift Lists By Year

    22 months ago

    Each year wedding anniversaries are celebrated and it becomes gift giving time. What is the traditional gift to give for each anniversary? Looking for the traditional or something different? Along with the history of...

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    Perennials: Early Summer Bloomers and some non-flowering

    15 months ago

    Everyone loves flowers and color in their garden. Perennials make it easy, they come up every year without replanting. Take a look at a sampling of some really easy to grow perennials.

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    What Happens in Fifty Shades Freed

    12 months ago

    The last book in the Fifty Shades Trilogy and not a disappointment. Christian saying, "Ana this is what I do. I'm not usually motivated by revenge, but I cannot let him get away with this." Curious? Read...

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    War Movies in the 1960s

    10 months ago

    Every decade has it's war movies but the Sixties had many of the best. No one can forget The Great Escape, The Dirty Dozen or Judgement at Nuremberg. Read more about them and see short video clips in this hub.

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    Central Park Zoo

    9 months ago

    There are zoos all over the country but none more surprising than the Central Park Zoo. An amazing six acres set in the middle of Manhattan in the middle of Central Park. A visit with a three year old gives you a new...

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    War Movies in the 1950s

    11 months ago

    Hollywood churned out war movies in the 1950s just as it has in other decades. Star studded films with actors like Sesu Hayakawa, William Holden, John Wayne, Humphrey Bogart, Katherine Hepburn...movies about WWI and...

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    Names Now and Then

    21 months ago

    Like everything else, popular names change with the times. What names were popular and what names are popular now? Is unique the new way to pick a baby's name?

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    War in the Movies: Through the 1940s

    12 months ago

    How many war movies have you seen? How many war movies are there? Staggeringly there are hundreds so this is just a taste of movies made between 1915 and 1949.

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    Moles in the Garden

    10 months ago

    The gopher in Caddyshack was funny, the mole tunnels in my garden aren't. How much do you know about moles and molehills? What about getting rid of moles? You might find this hub detrimental to your mole's health.

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    Fifty Shades Darker

    12 months ago

    "Do you want a regular vanilla relationship..." Christian asks Ana. What happens in book two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy? Desire for Christian brings Ana back to him. Their romance takes on a new direction...

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    Photos and Poems

    2 years ago

    Photos and poems make a lovely mix. Just a snippet of a poem to tell the tale of a photo of a flower or a three year old running in a field.

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    A Commencement Speech at Graduation

    12 months ago

    We've all sat through commencement speeches from pre-school to college. How good or bad are they? Don't you wonder if you could do better? I did, but now I'm not so sure. Read my attempt.

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    We Didn't Always Have Cell Phones

    12 months ago

    Depending on how old you are you may remember a cartoon character called Dick Tracy talking into his watch or years later a TV character named Maxwell Smart answering his shoe...no matter, the fascination we've had with...

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    My Photo Album: Mostly Nature

    20 months ago

    I love to take pictures and sometimes get lucky and get some really good ones. This hub contains some of my favorite photos together with a video on photography tips.

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    Fifty Shades of Grey: One person's review

    10 months ago

    Fifty Shades of Grey is the first in a trilogy and was released in May 2011. It began as an ebook and became so big it was finally published. Princeton professor April Alliston wrote, "Though no literary...

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    Dummies Books for Dummies?

    11 months ago

    What better way to learn than to read a book written for Dummies! on't be insulted, Dummies books have sold over 200 million copies and are no longer just for geeks or technophobes. You can buy Dummies books on beer,...

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    There Are Many Faces of Love

    11 months ago

    The faces of love are all around us. Do you know the look of love? Is it in your eyes or someone else's eyes? Is it in a glance or a touch? How do you recognize the face of love? Do you know it when you see it?

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    In Your Honor Dr. Seuss

    12 months ago

    “Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!” ― Dr. Seuss - In honor of Dr.Seuss, his birthday, and the release of the Lorax, I thought it was...

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    Sunsets We See

    8 months ago

    "A sunset...is what our lives should be: quiet, noble and unhurried." C. L. Rawlins

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    Women Criminals: Lena Kleinschmidt

    16 months ago

    The Real, Real Housewife of New Jersey...Lena Kleinschmidt was born in 1835 and was one of the most well known pickpockets and jewel thieves in New York City.

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    My Mom's Better Than Your Mom

    14 months ago

    You may never have said it out loud but come on, admit it, at some point in your life you've looked at someone else's mom and thought "My Mom's Better Than Your Mom". As I walk around and see all the cards for...

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    Travel to Niagara Falls

    6 months ago

    Niagara Falls, beautiful, majestic, powerful, our family...hmm quite a compilation there. It all started back in 1967 when Niagara Falls was THE honeymoon destination.

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    The Writer's Block - A Poem

    13 months ago

    Do you ever get a 'drought up in your brain'? This is a short, humorous poem about writer's block.

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    Taste of Home Magazine & Website - A Review

    11 months ago

    Nothing beats a taste of home and the people behind the Taste of Home Magazine and Website knew that and found the secret to sharing amazing recipes!

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    Martha and Mary's Story: Which one are you?

    2 years ago

    Are you a Martha or a Mary? Do you worry about how clean your house is or how much fun you have with your family? Can you be ready for company at a moment's notice or doesn't it matter, just let them in?

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    Trademark Issues: What Names To Use

    13 months ago

    What names to use sounds like a pretty frivolous question? Why wouldn't you know what name to use? Well suppose you want to blow your nose, what would you ask for (what name would you use)...a tissue or a Kleenex ?

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    Nonsense Rhymes

    16 months ago

    Nonsense poems written in no particular rhythm with no real measurement. My English teacher would have a stroke! The intent is to put a smile on your face and maybe lighten your day...

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    The 1960s

    23 months ago

    I actually lived through the Sixties, which some have called a 'cultural decade'. Kennedy, Freedom Riders, Bra burnings...all part of the Sixties.

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    K-I-S-S-I-N-G

    13 months ago

    A short jaunt about k-i-s-s-i-n-g ... in poetic form.

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    Springtime in Our Lives

    17 months ago

    Can the beauty of flowering trees help bring springtime into your life? "As they begin to open and all their glory twirled around a background new again as we begin to see...find a newness this spring...especially...

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    The Health Benefits of Music

    9 months ago

    "Music has charms that soothe the savage beast" but can it heal the beast as well? Music can help you relax, and it can help you fall asleep...you would think that just these are healthful benefits. Let's take...

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    Thank You Note to a Doctor

    24 months ago

    This hub does not contain any pictures, videos, or music. This hub is not my ordinary hub as it may not be considered entertaining. This hub however is special to me, it is a thank you letter to a doctor. It is shown...

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    Caribbean Cruise: Our Experience

    18 months ago

    Our cruise may have been over twenty years ago but it seems like yesterday. The warm ocean breezes, the incredible food, and just the relaxing vacation.

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    John Wayne in The Quiet Man, and County Mayo

    20 months ago

    What do John Wayne, The Quiet Man and County Mayo have in common? All are part of the movie The Quiet Man about an Irishman returning to his roots in a mythical town called Innisfree.

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    Bandit the Bichon Frise

    14 months ago

    Except for his white fur this little dog has got to be the closest you'll ever get to a perfect dog and he doesn't shed!

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    Kitchen Gadgets - Boon or Bane?

    9 months ago

    Everyone's got them, kitchen gadgets. Some you use all the time, others have been collecting dust in your drawers for years. Some new gadgets are really useful..what's your favorite gadget? Mine's the Electric...

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    Thirty Hubs in Thirty Days

    6 months ago

    Whew! Thirty hubs in thirty days! I did it and you can too. Find tips about writing hubs to get a jump start. Follow links to more advice.

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