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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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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

Posted by in Health, WTF???

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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Pacific Coast Scenic Byway – A Must-Do Drive

Jul 04, 14 Pacific Coast Scenic Byway – A Must-Do Drive

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Last year, I wrote generally about my favorite road to travel, Highway 101 up the Oregon Coast. This year, my boyfriend and I drove it again, and I found myself yet again hypnotized by the beauty of this coastal drive.

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The Benefits of Picking Up Good Heart Habits

Jul 03, 14 The Benefits of Picking Up Good Heart Habits

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Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in America. These diseases kill more Americans than anything else right now. However, redOrbit recently published news that we should all take to heart; pun definitely intended.

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Happy World UFO Day!

Jul 02, 14 Happy World UFO Day!

Posted by in Seasonal, Space

At the end of this week, most Americans will be celebrating the Fourth of July with family and friends, but if you are looking for a different kind of celebration, look no further. Today, July 2, 2014, is World UFO Day. And just how can we celebrate this day? Well, let's take a look at some suggestions.

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