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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The Wisdom Of Older Women

Mar 27, 14 The Wisdom Of Older Women

Posted by in Education

I attended the funeral of a friend's mom today and it made me start thinking of all the older women in my life who have left and impression. This lady was a big influence in my childhood. I'm a lucky woman.

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Changing The World, One Sanitary Pad At A Time

Mar 25, 14 Changing The World, One Sanitary Pad At A Time

Posted by in Health

Women in First World countries take easy access to sanitary products like pads and tampons for granted. They are on the shelves of every store, available in vending machines in bathrooms, and come in a huge variety of shapes, sizes and capabilities. For women in developing countries, however, this is not true.

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A Return To The Snow Piercer

Mar 24, 14 A Return To The Snow Piercer

Posted by in Media & Entertainment

Last month, I told you about the post-apocalyptic graphic novel Snow Piercer. The Earth is a frozen wasteland with temperatures ranging below -124, and a single train, circling the globe in an endless loop, contains the last of humanity. Or does it?

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Excuse Me, Have You Seen My Plane?

Mar 20, 14 Excuse Me, Have You Seen My Plane?

Posted by in Technology

As you’ve surely heard, on March 8, a Malaysia Airlines flight went missing while enroute from Beijing to Kuala Lumpur. Flight MH 370 has been the object of search for many countries, and in many different, and challenging locations. The interesting part is that you can help.

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The Art Of Titanfall

Mar 07, 14 The Art Of Titanfall

Posted by in Gaming, Media & Entertainment

This year, the game on everyone's mind is Titanfall by Respawn and EA. The game doesn't come out until March 11, 2014 for the PC and Xbox One, and March 25, 2014 for Xbox 360, but Titan Books gives you an in-depth look with the book, The Art of Titanfall by Andy McVittie.

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Are You Sure That’s A Phone?

Mar 05, 14 Are You Sure That’s A Phone?

Posted by in Technology, WTF???

My mom still has a working rotary phone on the kitchen wall, but no one uses it. We all use the digital, wireless house phone instead. But we made sure the kids—my daughter and nephew—knew how to use the old style rotary phone. We are evil, we made them learn how to tell time off an analog clock and do math without a calculator as well. But I digress.

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How To Get A Hipster Beard

Mar 04, 14 How To Get A Hipster Beard

Posted by in Health, WTF???

Modern medical science is astounding. We have learned to everything from how to clone ears onto mice to sequencing the whole human genome. Some medical procedures become fads, like tattooing eyeliner, or boob jobs. The latest fad is beards.

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You Wanna Build A WHAT In Kansas?

Mar 03, 14 You Wanna Build A WHAT In Kansas?

Posted by in Natural Science, WTF???

There are many famous walls in the world: Hadrian's Wall, The Great Wall of China, the Wailing Wall. The list could go on, but one wall I'm sure we won't be seeing anytime soon is the Weather Walls of Kansas. In a new study, Temple University physicist Rongjia Tao has proposed a rather novel solution to Tornado Alley: walls.

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300: Rise Of An Empire -The Art Of The Film

Feb 26, 14 300: Rise Of An Empire -The Art Of The Film

Posted by in Media & Entertainment

On March 7, 2014, 300: Rise of an Empire will hit US theaters. This is the second movie based on Frank Miller's graphic novel Xerxes, this time centered on the sea battle of Greek General Themistokles against Xerxes and the Persian naval commander, Artemesia.

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Alien: Out of The Shadows

Feb 15, 14 Alien: Out of The Shadows

Posted by in Media & Entertainment

Ever wondered what really happened to Ripley, Jonesy and Ash in the 57 years between Alien and Aliens? If so, then this novel is for you. New York Times best selling author Tim Lebbon has taken up the task of filling in that blank space.

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