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About Rayshell Clapper

Rayshell E. Clapper is an Associate Professor of English at a rural college in Oklahoma where she teaches Creative Writing, Literature, and Composition classes. She has presented her original fiction and non-fiction at several conferences and events including: Scissortail Creative Writing Festival, Howlers and Yawpers Creativity Symposium, Southwest/Texas Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association Regional Conference, and Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference. Her publications include Cybersoleil Journal, Sugar Mule Literary Magazine, Red Dirt Anthology, Originals, and Oklahoma English Journal. Beyond her written works, she successfully created a writer's group in rural Oklahoma to support burgeoning writers. The written word is her passion, and all she experiences inspires that passion. She hopes to help inspire others through her words.

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The Gift Card Conundrum: Specific Or Versatile?

Dec 17, 14 The Gift Card Conundrum: Specific Or Versatile?

Posted by in Lifestyle, Science, Seasonal

As the holidays come closer, many of us are seeking out those perfect Christmas presents for our loved ones. It may be the thought that counts, but sometimes that thought takes more effort than we realize, which is why some use that thought and decide to buy their loved ones the perfect gift in the form of the gift card. A gift card from a person’s favorite place to shop seems like it would be a great compromise, but is it really?

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Great Christmas Gifts For Gadget Lovers

Dec 15, 14 Great Christmas Gifts For Gadget Lovers

Posted by in Seasonal, Technology

Okay, so if you’re anything like the rest of us, you’re still working on your shopping list. For me, the hardest people to buy for are my friends and family who love their gadgets because there are so many gadgets from which to choose. Do I get them a fit device, tablet, e-reader, watch, Blu-ray player, or what? There is just so much that gadget lovers could enjoy. Here are some great last minute gadget gifts.

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Einstein Knocks Down Slut-Shaming Trolls

Dec 12, 14 Einstein Knocks Down Slut-Shaming Trolls

Posted by in Science, Technology

I don’t know about anyone else, but when I am checking out videos or websites or social media online, few things irritate me more than trolls. These mean men and women say the most terrible of things sometimes because they actually believe their B.S. and sometimes just to be inflammatory. Either way, trolls are icky. As it turns out, they are not new.

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Weird (And Just A Little Suspicious) Gluten-Free Products

Nov 28, 14 Weird (And Just A Little Suspicious) Gluten-Free Products

Posted by in Health, WTF???

As I have written about many times, I have an autoimmune disease that requires I eat gluten-free. Now, at first I was skeptical at best. However, I informed my doctor that I would try out the gluten-free lifestyle, but if I did not notice any difference or feel any better, I was not going to continue on.

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Giving The Gift Of Safe Toys

Nov 25, 14 Giving The Gift Of Safe Toys

Posted by in Health, Seasonal

It's that time of year again, when parents, aunts, uncles, friends, and family hit the stores to find that perfect Christmas toy for their little loved ones. In order to help shoppers choose the best toys and the toys that are the safest, the US-based watch group World Against Toys Causing Harm has released this year’s list of the 10 Worst Toys, and worst here means dangerous or unsafe.

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Be Thankful For A Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

Nov 23, 14 Be Thankful For A Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

Posted by in Health, Seasonal

Okay, all you gluten-free eaters and loved ones of those who are gluten-free…Thanksgiving is only a few days away, which means that the time is on for planning a safe meal. Thanksgiving can be a nightmare for anyone with a gluten allergy. The good news, though, is that it is very easy to replace all those gluten-rich foods with some very tasty gluten-free alternatives.

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Gobbling Up The Bucks

Nov 22, 14 Gobbling Up The Bucks

Posted by in Lifestyle, Seasonal

Thanksgiving is fast upon us. In fact, this Thursday, people all over the United States will consume the traditional Thanksgiving meal. Bloomberg recently explained that about 46 million turkeys don tables nationwide each year. However, Bloomberg also identified that turkeys will likely be more expensive, at least for the wholesale purchasers like grocery stores.

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Yoga To Control The Inner Klutz

Nov 19, 14 Yoga To Control The Inner Klutz

Posted by in Health, Lifestyle

Honesty time: I am a bit of a klutz. Sure, I can be graceful, delicate, and sure-footed at times. But if I am not paying attention, I am bound to trip. I believe the main reason for this is because my feet are not proportional to my height.

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Colder Sleep Equals Better Health

Nov 12, 14 Colder Sleep Equals Better Health

Posted by in Health

We all know how pivotal good sleep is to a healthy lifestyle. Good sleep helps promote physical, mental, and emotional health. But many struggle with the act of sleep. Some have a difficult time falling asleep, while others awaken throughout the night.Sleep eludes many people, and good sleep seems to be something from a fantasy novel for several of us.

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Public Knowledge’s Copyright Petitions

Nov 09, 14 Public Knowledge’s Copyright Petitions

Posted by in Technology

How many times have people bought a new CD only to transfer it to their personal device, be that an MP3 player, iPod, or iPhone? For years, this has been part of the greatness of music devices, but until the early 2000s, people had to fight for the right to transfer the music they bought in one form to another. Fast forward to 2014, and the battle still continues.

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