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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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Healthy snacking for weight loss

Jan 22, 15 Healthy snacking for weight loss

Posted by in Health

Since we are a snacking culture, it is important to make sure that the snacks we enjoy are also beneficial to our health and weight management goals. there is no snack food that burns fat exactly; rather, there are snack foods that help the body to keep energy levels up while making sure the other nutrients are balanced. Let’s take a look at a few.

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Don’t give up: Sticking to our resolutions

Jan 09, 15 Don’t give up: Sticking to our resolutions

Posted by in Health, Lifestyle, Seasonal

Well, we are well into week two of the New Year, the pivotal week for New Year’s resolutions. For many, this is the week that will see resolutions dropped, forgotten, or simply ignored. So, let’s not give into that and keep to all our resolutions for health, happiness, and peace. Here's ten great tricks to help us all stick to those resolutions.

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The right weight loss path: 7 tips to help us all

Jan 04, 15 The right weight loss path: 7 tips to help us all

Posted by in Health

Recently, I wrote about ways to eat healthy, be that as part of a weight-loss plan or simply as an effort to be healthy. For those who have made weight loss a part of their New Year's resolution, it is also good to think about ways to plan to lose weight and stay on the right path.

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Healthy eating and dieting in 2015

Jan 02, 15 Healthy eating and dieting in 2015

Posted by in Health, Seasonal

It is that time of year again when people all over the world change their eating habits. For some, the goal is weight loss, while others focus more on having a healthy life. Some others still just want to focus on change. Regardless of why people change their diets or start a weight-loss diet, it is crucial to engage in healthy dieting.

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Gluten-free New Years fun

Dec 30, 14 Gluten-free New Years fun

Posted by in Health, Seasonal

As many of us prepare for the change of the year, we are buying outfits, planning parties, and making goodies. But if you are like me and have to eat a gluten-free diet, then parties like New Year’s Eve celebrations can be another time when gluten will slip in and make you feel icky. In order to best prepare, here are a few ideas for all of us who live with our gluten allergies, as well as for those hosting parties.

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Juicing in 2015

Dec 28, 14 Juicing in 2015

Posted by in Health, Seasonal

As we all enjoy the gifts given to us, the time we spent with family and friends, and all the food and drink we devoured over the past few weeks, we also begin thinking of the change of the year and what we would like to do in 2015. For many people, this includes making lists of resolutions, which often includes a new diet (either for health or weight loss), as well as new exercise plans.

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The Gift Card Conundrum: Specific Or Versatile?

Dec 17, 14 The Gift Card Conundrum: Specific Or Versatile?

Posted by in Lifestyle, Science, Seasonal

As the holidays come closer, many of us are seeking out those perfect Christmas presents for our loved ones. It may be the thought that counts, but sometimes that thought takes more effort than we realize, which is why some use that thought and decide to buy their loved ones the perfect gift in the form of the gift card. A gift card from a person’s favorite place to shop seems like it would be a great compromise, but is it really?

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Great Christmas Gifts For Gadget Lovers

Dec 15, 14 Great Christmas Gifts For Gadget Lovers

Posted by in Seasonal, Technology

Okay, so if you’re anything like the rest of us, you’re still working on your shopping list. For me, the hardest people to buy for are my friends and family who love their gadgets because there are so many gadgets from which to choose. Do I get them a fit device, tablet, e-reader, watch, Blu-ray player, or what? There is just so much that gadget lovers could enjoy. Here are some great last minute gadget gifts.

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Einstein Knocks Down Slut-Shaming Trolls

Dec 12, 14 Einstein Knocks Down Slut-Shaming Trolls

Posted by in Science, Technology

I don’t know about anyone else, but when I am checking out videos or websites or social media online, few things irritate me more than trolls. These mean men and women say the most terrible of things sometimes because they actually believe their B.S. and sometimes just to be inflammatory. Either way, trolls are icky. As it turns out, they are not new.

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Weird (And Just A Little Suspicious) Gluten-Free Products

Nov 28, 14 Weird (And Just A Little Suspicious) Gluten-Free Products

Posted by in Health, WTF???

As I have written about many times, I have an autoimmune disease that requires I eat gluten-free. Now, at first I was skeptical at best. However, I informed my doctor that I would try out the gluten-free lifestyle, but if I did not notice any difference or feel any better, I was not going to continue on.

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