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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 science behind herbivores’ great sizes

Apr 22, 15 The science behind herbivores’ great sizes

Posted by in Science

Others worry that I am not healthy and that I do not receive the nutrients I need all because I do not eat meat. However, my height and weight both show that I am more on the healthy side than not. Humans can eat a more herbivore diet and actually be healthier than those who eat a carnivore diet. It turns out that this is the case in nature as well.

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What to do about identity theft and taxes

Apr 15, 15 What to do about identity theft and taxes

Posted by in Lifestyle, Technology

Back in February, as soon as I had received all of my tax documents, I electronically filed my taxes. Every year, I file and pay my taxes appropriately. This year, however, I received a shock – someone had stolen my identity and tried to file using my information. Technology led to this awful experience. Hackers and thieves led to this.

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A guide on how to sleep better

Apr 14, 15 A guide on how to sleep better

Posted by in Health

For some, falling asleep holds the struggle while others wake up throughout the night unable to fall back asleep. Others still simply cannot sleep or sleep too much. And the biggest conundrum? Sleep directly influences physical, mental, and emotional health. So, to help us all sleep better, let’s look at healthy sleep tips and foods that can help us sleep.

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Some good news for science

Apr 13, 15 Some good news for science

Posted by in Science

Recently, I have written a couple of blogs on the dangers of doubting science and why people doubt it. Now, though, it is important to look at the other side, the side that shows that science is not down for the count. The Huffington Post published an article that highlights five examples that show science is on the up and up.

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Reasons people doubt science

Apr 09, 15 Reasons people doubt science

Posted by in Science

In my last post, I wrote about doubters of science. Here I want to continue to explain possible reasons why people doubt. It is important to know so that we can help each other to learn and grow and have better understandings of the world around us.

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The danger of science doubters

Apr 04, 15 The danger of science doubters

Posted by in Science, WTF???

It seems that a resurgence of scientific distrust is occurring as we speak. Since the inception of civilization, science has been mistreated. From the rotation of the Earth to evolution to climate change, people all over doubt even the most proven science.

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Clean Reader: Technology gone too far

I am a writer. Words mean things, and they carry great importance in my life. To this end, I am also vehemently opposed to any form of censorship. Stay with me, now. I know this is a weird way to start a technology blog, but all this is important to establish because I am going to write about a new app called Clean Reader.

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LGBT Health Awareness Week initiates safer sex awareness for all

Mar 28, 15 LGBT Health Awareness Week initiates safer sex awareness for all

Posted by in Health, Seasonal

Yesterday marked the final day of LGBT Health Awareness Week, which helped to spread awareness of the health issues and struggles that members of the LGBT community face. Obviously, every community, every individual, faces a plethora of health issues; however, this week focused on those issues in the LGBT community, in particular the sexual health issues.

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Stem cells in baby teeth may save us in the future

Mar 12, 15 Stem cells in baby teeth may save us in the future

Posted by in Health, Science

Remember when we were kids and the excitement we felt when a tooth fell out? We all knew that meant a visit from the tooth fairy. The dental pulp present in those baby teeth provides a great source of stem cells, which may help us in the future.

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A case for cursive

Mar 11, 15 A case for cursive

Posted by in Education, Science

Schools have moved away from cursive altogether. This saddens me – and many of us who love cursive – because cursive is part of our heritage, our tradition. But, more importantly, it also saddens me because cursive has many benefits from a scientific standpoint.

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