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The Break Room Collective Novella
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The Break Room Collective Novella

The following collection -- a tale with no end in sight -- was gleaned from a previous related thread, each morsel of fanciful writing selected from the innermost endless thought-stream of our...

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Signs He Might Be Married
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Signs He Might Be Married

You have been exclusively dating the man of your dreams for almost a year. On the surface, he seems to be the whole package. On the other hand, something about the relationship feels totally amiss....

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Safe Driving in Wintry Weather
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Safe Driving in Wintry Weather

Nurses are responsible for providing vital medical care to patients despite inclement weather. It is important for nurses to be understand the importance of preparation and planning for driving in...

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13 Reasons Why - Teenage Suicide
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13 Reasons Why - Teenage Suicide

It is important that our teens have a safe place to go. That someone: a friend, a parent, or a counselor is available to have the tough conversations that a teen suffering from anxiety and depression...

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I'm a Prison Mom - Part 2
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I'm a Prison Mom - Part 2

I was browsing the blue side of AN recently and came upon my article from a couple of years ago when this was so raw and open. Thought I would give an update. Did you know that the US has the most...

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Nursing Ethics:  About The Weather
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Nursing Ethics: About The Weather

Winter is over here, and summer is on its way. I count myself to be fortunate in the extreme that I didn't have to stay overnight at the hospital this winter. Yet it seemed to snow every single...

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Your Period and Its Spiritual Significance.
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Your Period and Its Spiritual Significance.

A woman's body is mysterious and yet simple in its rhythm of ebb and flow. We usually feel reluctant to think positively of this painful and somewhat inconvenient point in each month, but what if we...

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Military Relationships - Tell Us About Yours....
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Military Relationships - Tell Us About Yours....

A recent thread about couples in the same career field got me to thinking (always a dangerous endeavor). My husband and I met while we were both active duty military. He was in the USAF and I was...

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Failure - Can it be A Good Life Event?
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Failure - Can it be A Good Life Event?

...so Scott Hamilton was on my radio today talking about failure and how it can teach us valuable lessons. Is failure ever a good event? Hmmm....so the Scott Hamilton interview ended and I...

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Who Should I Invite Into My Bomb Shelter?
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Who Should I Invite Into My Bomb Shelter?

North Korea has recently been in the news lauding their ability to strike Guam with long range missiles. Andersen Air Force Base is home to the 36th Air Wing who's mission is: "Provide the...

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Terrorism abroad, Paris, Pakistan, Turkey, Brussels. The universal problem of extremists.
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Terrorism abroad, Paris, Pakistan, Turkey, Brussels. The universal problem of extremists.

As we all know terrorism is a growing problem in todays world. What with the recent attacks in Belgium, and France. What we hear little about is that the Islamic world has been struggling with these...

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The nature of love, a story about Agape.
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The nature of love, a story about Agape.

This is my story. It is why I became a believer, it is why I became an unbeliever. It is why I was suicidal. It is why I decided to pursue nursing. It is why I became a CNA. It is the story that...

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I'm a Prison Mom Part 3
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I'm a Prison Mom Part 3

...so far. This is part 3 in an unknown amount of articles. Somehow it's cathartic to write about it. There are so many of us. We don't discuss this in our daily lives yet our loved ones on the...

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Long Commutes, White Line Fever, and Car Stuff
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Long Commutes, White Line Fever, and Car Stuff

Been a while since I've been on. In the last month I've been hospitalized twice for concussions after my mother's fiance assaulted me. Getting whacked at the temple by a 300lb body builder is a sure...

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An activist, but not a hater
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An activist, but not a hater

It is energizing to see women speaking out and being heard. More women are running for office. Membership numbers for gun reform groups are on the rise, but we need to remember the good men who...

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Net Neutrality is Virtually Dead – and That's Very Bad
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Net Neutrality is Virtually Dead – and That's Very Bad

If you're not familiar with what exactly the term Net Neutrality is, below is the definition... "Net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers and governments regulating most of...

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When your adult child makes the headlines....for the wrong reasons
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When your adult child makes the headlines....for the wrong reasons

The big news headline, the lead-off story on the six-o-clock news, the incident that the radio dj is talking about. This is the story of US - the parents of these kids that provide the headlines for...

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My Quest for reliable technology!
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My Quest for reliable technology!

My computer was just past 12 months old and of course for the first time ever I didn't purchase extended care, as for previous computers I had never ever needed to use it! I believe this is called...

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NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem
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NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem

Unless you live in a cave you’ve heard and seen the controversy over NFL players kneeling during the national anthem prior to games. Like most topics these days the country is very divided over...

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My Boss Wants Me Microchipped!!
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My Boss Wants Me Microchipped!!

So.....I come to my computer this morning to start my work at AN and check my email as usual. There is an email from my boss saying that she wants me to get a microchip implanted in my hand in order...

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How Being a Great Nurse Made Me a Really Bad First-Time Dog Owner
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How Being a Great Nurse Made Me a Really Bad First-Time Dog Owner

I have been a Registered Nurse for about 20 years now. I have work in a ton of different areas, but mainly Critical Care and Hospice. Not to brag, but I consider myself to be a pretty great nurse. ...

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Stupid People Tricks
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Stupid People Tricks

Here's a slightly embarrassing story of what happens when a directionally dyslexic female gets lost in a big, big building and then goes out to find her car in a big, big parking lot......sees that...

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Has our privacy just been sold to the highest bidder?
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Has our privacy just been sold to the highest bidder?

Far too many politicians seem to run for elected office for nothing more than to leave their mark in the form of legislation which they support and to line their own pockets. The vote on Tuesday to...

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The Axial age, death, religion, human progress, and what it means to be human.
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The Axial age, death, religion, human progress, and what it means to be human.

I will post links with more information about what I think are significant developments in human history as I have learned them. I am also interested in other peoples perspective. THIS IS NOT MEANT...

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