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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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45 Tips To A Healthier Life (Part 2)

Apr 17, 14 45 Tips To A Healthier Life (Part 2)

Posted by in Health

The first part of this series identified the first 15 tips that health24 gives to help people be healthier. Part 2 looks at 16-30 of the 45 tips, so let’s jump to it.

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45 Tips To A Healthier Life (Part 1)

Apr 16, 14 45 Tips To A Healthier Life (Part 1)

Posted by in Health

As I searched the web for inspiration over what to write my articles, I came across this really great article on health24 that listed the 45 best health tips. I figure we can never have too many articles with health tips, so for a few blogs let’s take a look at these.

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Understanding Psoriatic Arthritis

Apr 15, 14 Understanding Psoriatic Arthritis

Posted by in Health

Recently, a dear friend of mine experienced months of un-diagnosable pain. He quite honestly could barely move because the pain was so intense in his joints, bones, and even his skin. From his hands to knees, hips to shoulders, his pain left him swollen and hurting.

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Tweeters Beware: Twitter Just Might Be The End Of A Relationship

Apr 13, 14 Tweeters Beware: Twitter Just Might Be The End Of A Relationship

Posted by in Lifestyle, Technology

Many actions contribute to the downfall of a relationship. Sometimes the end comes as a result of money issues, lack of communications, infidelity, or simple life changes. Previous research has shown that Facebook definitely can contribute to the health of a relationship, and now a study shows that Twitter also impacts relationships.

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A Wedding At A Sewage Plant?

Apr 12, 14 A Wedding At A Sewage Plant?

Posted by in Lifestyle, WTF???

Picture this: it is your wedding day. As you don your white gown or black tux, you look out your dressing room window to see the view of the place you have chosen for your wedding. Just what do you look at? Well, a waste treatment facility. Yes, you read that correctly.

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National Poetry Month

Apr 11, 14 National Poetry Month

Posted by in Education, Seasonal

April is a time when poets and poetry lovers promote this genre of writing. April was chosen so that the highest amount of participation and celebration could happen.

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April Brings More Than Showers

Apr 10, 14 April Brings More Than Showers

Posted by in Seasonal

In the month of April, many think of the holidays and celebrations of April Fool’s Day, Passover, Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Easter, but April is a month full of many other celebrations. Let’s take a look at some of those.

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Bee Stings Hurt Most Where?

Apr 09, 14 Bee Stings Hurt Most Where?

Posted by in Health, WTF???

If a bee has ever stung you, you know it is not pleasant. The sting itself is pretty intense, but the reaction afterwards can be brutal. The throbbing, swelling, and general malaise felt near the puncture is just, well, icky. A bee sting feels bad no matter where it happens, but some places are definitely worse than others.

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STEM Music Videos Help Students Learn

Apr 08, 14 STEM Music Videos Help Students Learn

Posted by in Education, Science

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) are all disciplines that need interested students. However, the STEM disciplines find themselves struggling for good participants, especially good female participants. Thus, current researchers and scientists are looking into ways to perk up interest.

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Cupcakes And Technology Make One 3Delicious Treat

Apr 07, 14 Cupcakes And Technology Make One 3Delicious Treat

Posted by in Technology

Who does not like a cupcake? They are like little individualized cakes – a cake just for me. Now they can be even more specialized, more for the individual, all thanks to 3D printing technology.

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