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Common Causes of Muscle Cramps

Common Causes of Muscle Cramps

Muscle cramps (not to be confused with illness related stomach cramps) are very common and quite painful.  They usually happen suddenly and can involve any muscle, but most often the legs and frequently in the middle of the night.  Gently stretching the affected...

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Ear piercing and gauging maintenance

Ear piercing and gauging maintenance

I took a "class" this weekend from my 22 year old daughter, Beth...Ear Piercing and Gauging Maintenance 101.  While visiting her for the Thanksgiving weekend in Lynden, WA, she gave me some basics on the subject that I found useful, and I thought I would pass them on...

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Some thoughts on Black Friday

Some thoughts on Black Friday

I have mixed feelings about Black Friday. You know, the day after Thanksgiving that is supposed to be the busiest shopping day of the year, bringing merchants income from the hordes of shoppers looking for that special deal.  I am all for stimulating the economy and...

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How to treat mild eczema

How to treat mild eczema

Eczema affects up to 20% of children, and is characterized by dry, red, itchy and /or flaky skin.  There are a number of causes, but the most common are food allergies, dust mite sensitivity, sweating, drooling and stress.  Cows milk and eggs are the most likely foods...

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How to remove an embedded fishing hook

How to remove an embedded fishing hook

A common fishing accident is to get a finger stuck with a hook. If the hook is angled and not very deep, this is an effective and painless way to remove it. The key is to pull the hook out the way it came. Note in this video how fishing line is snugly secured to the...

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