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When Life Gives You Lemons, Make…Yourself Beautiful

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by Carrie De SimasArticle Categories: ,

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Lemons are one of those fruits that don’t have the same glamorous images as strawberries (dipped in chocolate are a common symbol of love, romance and eroticism), or apples (with all its religious undertones), or grapes (feeding them to the historically powerful), and so on.Lemons? The most common adage is “You look like you just sucked on a lemon” which is never meant as a compliment. But this fruit is stoic and steady. It is powerful and those of us smart enough to have researched natural health and beauty tricks know the quiet power of this yellow fruit.Here are the three reasons why you should learn to love lemons:Detox and physical health. A cup of warm water with half a lemon squeezed into it first thing in the morning (before coffee, snacks or anything else) has amazing health benefits. For this simple tweak to your daily routine you can expect […]

What makes you evil?

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by William TannerArticle Categories: ,

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In today’s chaotic world, there is a lot of emphasis being put on the battle between good and evil. Gone are the primary colored superheroes of the 1980s where Superman gallantly defended the world from evil, and where there were no questions about who was good and who was bad.  In today’s world, it is often harder to tell the good guys from the bad guys. In fiction, it can be even harder to write characters who transcend the two-dimensional limitations of good-guy hero and bad-guy villain. Good guys win and play by the rules. Bad guys do bad things for bad reasons. Right? Not so much. Not in today’s world where heroes often are forced to do bad things for good reasons, making the collection of heroic deeds murkier. For example: you see someone shoot a woman holding her newborn baby in her arms. Killing a mother holding a […]