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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Subscription Boxes Unboxed – Nerd Block

Jun 11, 14 Subscription Boxes Unboxed – Nerd Block

Posted by in Lifestyle

In my ongoing search to find products that our readers can relate to and would be interested in, I have discovered Nerd Block. Before I tell you about the Nerd Block box that I received, I need to apologize to you and the Nerd Block folks.

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Happy Geek Pride Day 2014

May 25, 14 Happy Geek Pride Day 2014

Posted by in Lifestyle, Seasonal

Today, May 25th, 2014 is the 10th annual Geek Pride Day. The celebration started in Spain in 2006, according to GeekHolidays, with the slogan "whoever is not geek, raise your lightsaber." Why a lightsaber? Because May 25, 1977 was the original release date of Star Wars: A New Hope.

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Hashtag: It’s Dictionary Official!

May 21, 14 Hashtag: It’s Dictionary Official!

Posted by in Technology

Merriam-Webster has recently released its list of new words to be added to the 150-year-old dictionary, and they are enlightening, to say the least. If you are new to the show, let me tell you that I have two degrees in English, so the language is very important to me.

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Subscription Boxes Unboxed – Conscious Box

May 19, 14 Subscription Boxes Unboxed – Conscious Box

Posted by in Health, Lifestyle

In my search to bring attention to products that would interest you, Dear Reader, I ran across Conscious Box. Conscious Box is another monthly subscription box that promises healthier living made easy.

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Normalcy Bias And Survival

May 18, 14 Normalcy Bias And Survival

Posted by in Science

When I watch movies or TV shows with disasters and terrorist plots, I always wonder why people give in and follow the few with the guns. Does this make sense? I think I finally found my answer, both for movies and real life. It's called normalcy bias, and most of us have problems with it.

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Uncovering Your Core Beliefs

Apr 30, 14 Uncovering Your Core Beliefs

Posted by in Mental Health

Part of a therapist's job is to ask you tough questions that lead you to discover yourself. This past week, my therapist asked a doozy that I'm having trouble processing. My two best ways to process are to do research and to write, so I thought I would combine both—and maybe we will all come out a little more self-aware.

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Pencourage-agous Growth Spurt

Apr 24, 14 Pencourage-agous Growth Spurt

Posted by in Technology

Last year, redOrbit's Michael Harper and I told you about a new kind of anti-social media site, called Pencourage, which was founded on the idea that social media is inherently exaggerated.

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Lytro Illum: A New Kind Of Camera

Apr 23, 14 Lytro Illum: A New Kind Of Camera

Posted by in Technology

Photography is a hobby of mine. Ninety percent of my family photos do not include me, because I'm the one taking them. Cameras, on the other hand, are a bit more like an obsession. So, when I ran across the new Lytro Illum today, I was intrigued. What's so different?

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Yellowberry – Age Appropriate Lingerie

Apr 19, 14 Yellowberry – Age Appropriate Lingerie

Posted by in Lifestyle

Megan Grassell is an 18-year-old high school senior from Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Until recently, she was your typical teenager, worried only about grades and boys and her upcoming move to college. That all ended last year when she took her little sister, Mary Margaret, shopping for her first bra.

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Subscription Boxes Unboxed – Green Kid Crafts

Apr 18, 14 Subscription Boxes Unboxed – Green Kid Crafts

Posted by in Media & Entertainment, Science

I started my search for subscription boxes that you, our Dear Readers, might like with adult geekiness. But adults aren't the only ones who need a little stimulation and fun. Many of our readers are parents looking for ways to promote science, critical thinking and un-plugged fun for their kids.

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