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About April Flowers

April Flowers is a wandering gypsy, with a deep-seated conviction that every road she has not yet traveled is an adventure waiting to happen. Mentally and emotionally unable to stay in one place very long, April and her bright yellow Xterra can be found anywhere between Texas and South Dakota, following the wind. When she isn't hiking, kayaking, or flipping a coin to decide which way to turn on the next highway, she can be found writing everything from awesome redOrbit.com articles to a truly terrible novel and some stinky poetry.

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Will The US Be Pencourage-ous Enough?

Nov 01, 14 Will The US Be Pencourage-ous Enough?

Posted by in Lifestyle, Technology

In February 2013, I introduced you to an intriguing new site called Pencourage. Based in the UK, Pencourage touts itself to be the anti-Facebook—a place where anonymity frees us to be honest with ourselves and each other. In a recent news release, the founders likened the site to "part soap opera and part reality TV with a good measure of Jerry Springer-style "car crash" voyeurism." Sounds like a blast, right?

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It’s The End of The World (As We Know It)

Oct 30, 14 It’s The End of The World (As We Know It)

Posted by in Science

In 2012, people around the world were convinced our time on Earth was coming to an end because of the Mayan calendar. In 1987, my friend Christa from high school thought the world would end because of some prophecy she read in the Qur'an. So far, all the doomsday prophets have been wrong and I've been laughing. Yesterday, I decided to join them. Why, you might ask?

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The Petrified Forest Springs To Life

Oct 11, 14 The Petrified Forest Springs To Life

Posted by in Science

I have a very bad habit of visiting National Parks, and the Petrified Forest / Painted Desert Park is one of my favorites. You can’t imagine the colors that emerge from the sandstone features at sunrise and sunset. Other things are emerging as well. Just recently, two ancient villages were discovered along the eastern edge of the 45,000 acres of land that have been added to since 2004.

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Game Of Thrones, Character Survival, And Bayesian Math

Oct 04, 14 Game Of Thrones, Character Survival, And Bayesian Math

Posted by in Media & Entertainment, Science

I'm fully caught up with George R. R. Martin's cruel world of ice and bloodshed. Apparently, so is Richard Vale, a statistician at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, UK. Vale has used mathematics to figure out the number of chapters each main character should have coming in the upcoming book. Sound confusing and hard? Well, duh! It's math.

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National Public Lands Day 2014

Sep 27, 14 National Public Lands Day 2014

Posted by in Natural Science, Seasonal

September 27, 2014 is National Public Lands Day (NPLD). The theme this year is "Helping Hands for America's Lands," sponsored by Toyota, Northrup Grumman and many others. This year is the 20th anniversary of the event.

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Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction, But Is It Stronger?

Aug 31, 14 Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction, But Is It Stronger?

Posted by in Media & Entertainment, Science

Mark Twain said, "Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't." In the US, the movie industry is a multi-billion dollar business. In fact, according to The Numbers, 2013 saw a total revenue of $10.68 billion. We like going to the movies. They let us escape our own lives, become part of something larger, or connect with other people. But what kind of movies do we prefer?

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You Gave Me WHAT??

Aug 23, 14 You Gave Me WHAT??

Posted by in Health, Lifestyle

Earlier this year, I told you about a great start-up subscription box company named Nerd Block. Every month, they send out a box full of nerd-themed pop culture goodies to thousands of people by teaming up with some of the biggest toy makers and franchises in the business. They also try to get involved and do good things.

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Capturing Archetypes: Twenty Years Of Sideshow Collectibles Art

Jun 30, 14 Capturing Archetypes: Twenty Years Of Sideshow Collectibles Art

Posted by in Lifestyle

In the last year of returning to my geek roots, I have been privileged to hold many beautiful art books ranging from the art of movies, to the art of book covers, to the art of paleoartists. None have been as visually stunning as Capturing Archetypes.

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Firestorm

Jun 27, 14 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Firestorm

Posted by in Media & Entertainment

On July 11, 2014, the latest movie in the Planet of the Apes reboot series is being released: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The movie begins 10 years after the end of the last one, with Caesar and his army of apes fighting against the remnants of humanity. But what happens in those intervening ten years?

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The Healing Revolution – A Book Review

Jun 26, 14 The Healing Revolution – A Book Review

Posted by in Health, Lifestyle

Dr. Frank King is a chiropractor, a naturopath, the founder of King Bio and a fourth generation American farmer in Asheville, North Carolina. He is also the author of The Healing Revolution: Eight ESSENTIALS to Awaken Life NATURALLY! The book was released in March of this year.

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