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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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Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Jul 18, 14 Gifford Pinchot National Forest

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I have written about many different National Parks over the years, but seldom have I written about National Forests, despite the fact that I spend more time in National Forests than I do National Parks. So, I figured it was time to spread the love and attention to National Forests as well.

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Helping Headaches Heal (Part 3)

Jul 17, 14 Helping Headaches Heal (Part 3)

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Part 1 and Part 2 identified the first 14 tips that Health.com gives to help those of us who suffer from headaches. Now let’s look at the last seven to have a full scope of options to help heal our headaches and possibly even prevent them.

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Road Trips: Choosing A Path

Jul 17, 14 Road Trips: Choosing A Path

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When I road trip, there are two different paths I consider: interstate driving and small highway or back road driving. I thought I would take a bit to discuss the differences and pros and cons of each of these.

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Helping Headaches Heal – Part 2

Jul 16, 14 Helping Headaches Heal – Part 2

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Health.com released 21 tips to help those of us who suffer from headaches to find some release. In Part 1 of this series, I identified and discussed the first seven tips. Now, let’s look at the next seven to find even more help for when headaches take over.

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Helping Headaches Heal (Part 1)

Jul 15, 14 Helping Headaches Heal (Part 1)

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Some of us live with low-grade headaches, while others suffer from stress headaches, and still some others have allergy-related headaches. Health.com recently published 21 tips to help those of us who suffer from migraines. Let’s take a look at what they have to offer.

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Best and Worst Heart Foods (Part 2)

Jul 14, 14 Best and Worst Heart Foods (Part 2)

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In Part 1 of this series, I listed the three worst foods for our hearts, according to a CNN article on the matter. These worst foods are added sugars, saturated fats, and salt. Now, let’s look at the three best foods for our hearts: nuts, beans, and chocolate.

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6 Very Good Reasons To Travel

Jul 13, 14 6 Very Good Reasons To Travel

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I have been writing for the past few weeks about some of my travels this summer. I believe that a true higher education is not complete unless students travel and experience life and learning. Really, I believe that travel is integral to lifelong learning.

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Best And Worst Heart Foods (Part 1)

Jul 12, 14 Best And Worst Heart Foods (Part 1)

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In an effort to really help people to give their hearts the love they need, CNN recently published an article identifying the best and worst foods for our hearts. In the article, they discuss three of the best foods for our hearts and follow with three of the worst. Let’s take a look at them, beginning with the worst.

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Sun Signs: Capricorn

Jul 12, 14 Sun Signs: Capricorn

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The tenth sign of the zodiac is Capricorn, otherwise symbolized by the goat. As Linda Goodman’s blog identifies, a Capricorn is anyone born from December 22 through to January 20.

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Easy Weight Loss Tips (Part 2)

Jul 10, 14 Easy Weight Loss Tips (Part 2)

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In Part 1 of this series, I looked at the first eight easy weight-loss tips. Now, let’s look at the remaining seven tips that will help even the laziest of us lose some weight.

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