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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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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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Body Movin’ And STEM Groovin’

Nov 07, 14 Body Movin’ And STEM Groovin’

Posted by in Science, Technology

People like to move. For some, dancing acts as a form of exercise while others dance for one simple reason: it’s fun. Recently, one ongoing study shows that dancing provides more than just fun or exercise. It turns out that dancing is beneficial for technology. Specifically, the movements associated with dancing improve girls’ computational skills.

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Celebrating Our Cats On National Cat Day

Oct 29, 14 Celebrating Our Cats On National Cat Day

Posted by in Health, Science, Seasonal

Today is a great day – it is National Cat Day. That’s right; an entire day dedicated to celebrating cats is upon us. Though many ways exist to celebrate cats on this fine National Cat Day, why don’t we take a look at the benefits of having cats in our lives?

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Girl Power On Mars

Oct 27, 14 Girl Power On Mars

Posted by in Space

Since world governments and organizations began sending people into space, the majority have been men. Part of this was due to cultural biases of the past, but that is not a good explanation for today. As NASA and other organizations practice and plan for sending a crew to Mars, one consideration deals with who should go. One recent study found that women might be the best choice.

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Foods And Tips To Help Prevent Cancer

Oct 18, 14 Foods And Tips To Help Prevent Cancer

Posted by in Health

Right now, we are well into Breast Cancer Awareness month. Every October, men, women, children, and even pets nationwide spread education and awareness about breast cancer. But breast cancer is not the only common and dangerous cancer. Cancer is such a prominent health issue, so let’s look at a really important way prevent cancers.

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Steve Jobs Day: A Great Big Thanks For All The Techno-Benefits

Oct 16, 14 Steve Jobs Day: A Great Big Thanks For All The Techno-Benefits

Posted by in Seasonal, Technology

On October 16 every year, people in the tech world celebrate Steve Jobs Day, a day when Steve Jobs is remembered by many all at the same time. Through his time at Apple, his creativity contributed to bringing the world several important devices. According to Forbes.com, Jobs helped bring the world these 10 great technological advances.

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Getting Our Walk On

Oct 08, 14 Getting Our Walk On

Posted by in Education, Health

It saddens me that young kids are not experiencing the joys of walking to school: the anticipation, adventure, and freedom. I guess I am not alone in this seeing as today is International Walk or Bike to School Day. That’s right; today is an entire day celebrating and promoting the joys of walking to school as the Walk Bike to School website explains.

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