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Rules For Life – Live Hard

by Ken La Salle Welcome back to my continuing series of Rules For Life. Recently, I’ve had a number of doctors tell me about various parts of my body that are, basically, falling apart. First, I tore my right rotator cuff doing push-ups. Then, I found out that I had herniated three discs in my…

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The Hardest Habits to Break

by Darci Maxwell Bad habits often start as coping mechanisms — little things we do to help relieve stress and to relax.  Over time, they become a habit, releasing dopamine every time you engage in the behavior, giving you positive reinforcement to continue the habit.  However, some of these habits are bad for your health…

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10 Interesting Facts About Your Nervous System

John Gary Human nervous system is the most complicated system among all systems of our body and considered as an internal electrical wiring of the body. It consists of an intricate network of nerve cells and fibers. These nerve cells transmit messages to and from the brain to all parts of body in form of…

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Sami Gharbi Talks about Islamic Calligraphy from Tunisia

by Michell Spoden Calligraphy is an interesting art dating back to thousands of years in human history. Giving artistic expression to writing for a unique visual effect is closely tied to the artist’s cultural and aesthetic experience. My guest today for an interview about this art is a Tunisian calligrapher and music artist whose work reflects an…

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Nothing Is Protected

by Ken La Salle Some years ago, before my father died in Chandler, Arizona, he and I would drive through the desert, looking out at the saguaro cactus and he would tell me, “Those are protected, you know. They’re protected by Arizona state law. Nobody can harm them.” My father was a devout, lifelong Republican.…

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Urban Tango by Regina Neequaye

Ayanna Williams has it all, wants more, and will do whatever it takes to get it. Her promotion to Senior Deputy Assistant to the District Attorney is the next move to her best move. Jefferson Thomas is a handsome, politically connected, business man who finances many key players in the political class. Ayanna and Jefferson…