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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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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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Easy Weight Loss Tips (Part 1)

Jul 09, 14 Easy Weight Loss Tips (Part 1)

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Weight loss is never easy. It requires time, effort, dedication, and self-control. However, it really can be easier than we think. We do not have to count calories, follow such strict dietary rules, or limit ourselves to lose weight. With these 15 easy tips, we can lose weight by simply tweaking our current routines.

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The 30-Day Dog Food Challenge

Jul 08, 14 The 30-Day Dog Food Challenge

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I am very conscientious with what I feed my dog and my cats. I check the labels, research the brands and best feeding practices, and make choices based on the ingredients and choices of the pet food companies. However, I have never eaten my pet’s food.

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Different Types Of Camping

Jul 05, 14 Different Types Of Camping

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I tent camp pretty regularly, especially when I take road trips. It is cost effective, fun, and connects me with nature. Often, instead of hotels or motels, we will camp for the night at different state and national parks and forests.

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