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Why Nurses Should Oppose the Global Gag Rule on Abortion
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Why Nurses Should Oppose the Global Gag Rule on Abortion

The Global Gag Rule, also known as the Mexico City Policy, prevents any organization receiving US health aid from even discussing abortion in a positive light. Learn why this will deny care to...

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What About Tinder?
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What About Tinder?

Okay, so I recently came across the following (and yes I know its from 2017) but I'm slow.. https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/ywbqnv/meet-the-man-with-7000-tinder-matches Meet the Man with 7000...

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Fashion Therapy
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Fashion Therapy

Baby boomer RNs: fashion therapy for $250 an hour is here. Take an online course on what Melania wears and what Jackie Kennedy wore and why. As an RN can you put together your new look on your own?...

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Close family members who are total strangers
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Close family members who are total strangers

Alternate title: Family; what a strange word. :) So, yesterday was my step-grandfather's funeral. We always called him "David". That was how we knew him. He was my Grandma's third husband. Her...

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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

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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Lifestyle
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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!

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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Dating
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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?

...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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Climate Change: Coming to your hospital soon
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Climate Change: Coming to your hospital soon

Climate change is reawakening germs that have been dormant for years. As nurses, we may not need to take Microbiology again, but we should be cognizant of how the environment affects us and impacts...

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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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Learning How to Make My Own App
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Learning How to Make My Own App

You have an iPhone and want to start adding apps, but you are clueless on what to do. Programming languages like CSS, HTML, and JavaScript seem absolutely foreign. However, before you become...

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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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Dating
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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

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

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

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.

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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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

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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