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ABOUT ME:

Hi, my name is Kate. Welcome to my page!

I'm intoxicated by vocabulary and grammar, editing, and the art of language. Other interests include dental hygiene, biology, whitewater kayaking, cross-country skiing, rock climbing, world travel, organic farming, vegetarianism and nutrition, reading, and the outdoors.  

Thanks For Visiting, and I hope you learn something new!

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  • 13

    How To Self Check For Oral Cancer

    6 months ago

    Oral cancer can be deadly, but is often overlooked. Learn how to check yourself for oral cancer, including technique, symptoms, and what's normal.

  • 6

    Do Biodegradable Plastics Really Work?

    3 weeks ago

    Just about anything made of "common" plastics is available in biodegradable form. Learn to identify which types are best for the environment. Photos, links, recipes, and more.

  • 19

    Are You Cool As A Cucumber?

    6 months ago

    Are cucumbers really cooling? Or is it just one of those things people say? Discover facts, photos, recipes, and helpful links.

  • 16

    Wondering What That Cloud Was? Check This List Of Cloud Types (With Photos)

    10 months ago

    Discover what that cloud was! Explanations, descriptions, and links, with over 20 photos, including common and unusual cloud formations. Which is your favorite?

  • 11

    The Great London Beer Flood Of 1814

    7 months ago

    The Great Beer Flood of 1814 was an important event that should be remembered! Includes photos, map, history, and a list of those who drowned.

  • 5

    The Antikythera Mechanism: The World's Most Ancient Computer

    3 weeks ago

    The world's first analog computer was built by the Romans.. 2,000 years ago! See images of the Antikythera mechanism, learn about its history, and see it come to life in video.

  • 26

    The Amazing Peacock (Facts and Photos)

    6 months ago

    An introduction to peacocks including fun facts, location map, videos, links, and beautiful photos.

  • 33

    25 Flowers You Can Eat

    3 days ago

    Peruse this list of 25 common edible flowers to see if any grow in your garden. Incl. videos, gorgeous images, nutritional information, and recipe links.

  • 10

    Video Odd Squirrel Behavior? You Could Have An Orphaned Baby Squirrel

    9 months ago

    Orphaned squirrels are very common in the spring and fall. Learn how to identify them and help them survive. Includes videos, images, and important resources.

  • 22

    The Life And Times Of A Moderate Vegetarian

    10 months ago

    This is an ode to my 17 years as a vegetarian. I've gone through various phases (know-it-all, extremist, etc.) to come out the other side a level-brained moderate. My fire hasn't died, but I've realized my choices are...

  • 9

    Think Spring: Which Plants Can Grow In Your Area?

    6 months ago

    It's spring, and it's time to start thinking about the garden again! Consult this extensive list of hardiness zones by region and state before planting. USDA hardiness zone maps, links, and photos of local plant...

  • 32

    Minnesota Wildflowers (Image Gallery)

    3 weeks ago

    Discover a side of Minnesota you might not know about: flowers! 11 flower images and information on what they are and where they grow, including a short video. Take a poll at the end to vote for your favorite.

  • 17

    Introduction To Pointillism

    3 weeks ago

    Explore the history of Pointillism painting, the rationale behind the technique, and meet both classical and modern Pointillists and their works. Includes images, links, video, and quotations from the artists.

  • 7

    Spectacular Images Of 2009

    3 weeks ago

    See 13 of the highest-rated photos on Wikipedia for the year 2009. These photos were taken by Wikipedia readers like you. Includes images, links, and interesting information on each image.

  • 10

    The Best Images Of 2010: Picture Of The Year Finalists

    11 months ago

    See 13 of the highest-rated photos on Wikipedia for the year 2010. These photos were taken by Wikipedia readers like you. Includes images, links, and interesting information on each image.

  • 84

    How To Make An Oil Lamp Out Of An Orange (With Step-By-Step Images)

    3 weeks ago

    Learn to make an oil lamp from an orange (or other citrus) in 7 easy steps. Includes step-by-step images, tips, and video. Fun for kids and the whole family.

  • 12

    Minnesota Icebergs

    11 months ago

    Come explore the wintry Northern Shores of Lake Superior (in images) from the comfort of your cushy chair and warm home!

  • 10

    The Benefits of Organic Cotton

    3 weeks ago

    Learn why organic cotton is better than commercial cotton, both for humans and the environment. Includes WHO pesticide classifications, cotton comparison chart, cotton facts, and useful links.

  • 23

    Disgusting Meat Sludge: Do You Know What You're Eating?

    2 weeks ago

    AMR = dog food-grade fatty meat trimmings + anhydrous ammonia, ground into a slurry and mixed into 70% of the ground beef for sale in the USA. Advanced Meat Recovery: Do you know what you're eating?

  • 51

    Meat Glue: What It Is, And What You Should Know About It

    3 months ago

    You might have seen the viral videos going around about "meat glue." It's deceptive, it's nasty, and it's potentially deadly. Read on to learn more about why it's used, what it is, and the dangers that it...

  • 7

    Are Trophy Hunters Serial Killers?

    9 months ago

    There are many similarities between trophy hunters and serial killers. They are compelled to keep a trophy souvenir from their victims; the killing is addictive and leads to more killings; they seek fame, attention,...

  • 22

    Nick Vujicic: No Limbs And No Limits (An Inspirational Story)

    3 weeks ago

    Nick Vujicic epitomizes the power of positive thought. No arms, no legs? No problem! Includes a biography, images, videos, and links.

  • 11

    Quality Of Life Versus Right To Life

    3 weeks ago

    The question of life versus death is one of the biggest dilemmas facing families and modern medical professionals in this age of life-sustaining and death-defying technology. Which is more important: quality of life or...

  • 4

    What Justifies War?

    6 months ago

    This is a brief introduction to Just War theory based on two authoritative essays by scholars on the subject. Includes a general definition, images, and links.

  • 11

    Flying Turtles: The Best Toys Ever?

    2 weeks ago

    The Flying Turtle has won many awards for best toy, including the Dr. Toy Gold Seal Best Toy Award. You'll soon find, however, that the best toy ever certainly has no age limit! Includes videos, images, personal...

  • 11

    The NeoCube: Rubik's Cube Of The Future

    3 weeks ago

    The NeoCube is a futuristic puzzle; the magnetic beads have literally billions of solutions and work both the left and right brain, employing both logic and creativity at the same time. Discover the next phase in your...

  • 63

    How To Make Decorative Ice Gems For Your Yard (With Step-By-Step Images)

    7 days ago

    Learn to make decorative ice gems in five easy steps. Includes step-by-step instructions and images. Ice gems are a fun, easy craft for adults and kids alike, and are a wonderful conversation starter. Add flair and an...

  • 8

    What The Heck Are Dental Grillz?

    3 weeks ago

    Dental grillz are a popular form of self-expression amongst the hip hop and rap communities. Find out what they are, which ones to buy, and how to take care of them (and your teeth.) Includes lots of images.

  • 43

    25 Alternative Uses For Olive Oil Around The House

    9 months ago

    Olive oil has been used for cleaning and other applications since 8,000 BC. It's one of the most useful, affordable, and green products out there. Use these 25 tips to clean and fix things around the house naturally.

  • 35

    50 Alternative Uses For Vinegar Around The House

    7 days ago

    Vinegar has been used for cleaning and other applications since ancient times (Sumeria.) It's one of the most useful, affordable, and green products out there. Use these 50 tips to clean things around the house...

  • 23

    Surprise! Your Sugar Consumption In Photos

    9 months ago

    See the sugar content in popular foods and drinks represented by stacks of sugar. Includes links, health tips, and nutrition information.

  • 4

    Favorite Thomas Jefferson Quotes

    3 weeks ago

    Love him or hate him, you have to admit Thomas Jefferson had some pretty awesome quotes. I offer these quotes as what they are: testaments to liberty and freedom for all. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

  • 9

    Writing Tips: How To Use Hyphens

    9 months ago

    Learning English grammar can actually be enjoyable! Here we explore the extremely useful hyphen. Learn about proper and incorrect usage, tricks, compound modifiers, prefixes, conventions, and more. Includes examples and...

  • 20

    Writing Tips: How To Use Colons

    12 months ago

    Learning English grammar can actually be enjoyable! Here we explore the poorly named colon. Learn about proper and incorrect usage, syntactical deductive, syntactical descriptive, segmental, and more. Includes examples...

  • 30

    Writing Tips: How To Use Semicolons

    3 weeks ago

    Learning English grammar can actually be enjoyable! Here we explore the nearly extinct semicolon. Learn about proper and incorrect usage, series, independent clauses, and more. Includes examples and funny images!

  • 22

    Writing Tips: How To Use Quotation Marks

    3 weeks ago

    Learning English grammar can actually be enjoyable! Here we explore the quotation mark. Learn about proper and incorrect usage, direct quotes, quotes within quotes, block quotes, and more. Includes examples and funny...

  • 36

    Writing Tips: How To Use Commas

    11 months ago

    Learning English grammar can actually be enjoyable! Here we explore the poor, misused comma. Learn about serials, appositives, independent clauses, and when not to use commas. Includes examples and funny images!

  • 24

    Writing Tips: How To Use Apostrophes

    9 months ago

    Learning English grammar can actually be enjoyable! Here we explore the poor, abused apostrophe. Learn about contractions, omissions, possession, and when not to use an apostrophe. Includes examples, stories, and funny...

  • 6

    Firewalk: A Poem

    12 months ago

    They say it is an act of faith, and that Goddess Draupadi covers the fire with a white cloth for devotees to walk over. Discover the magic of firewalking in this 20-line poem. Includes personal accounts and explanation.

  • 25

    Writing Tips: Why Grammar Is Important!

    3 weeks ago

    If you're serious about writing, please consider grammar to be your best friend. You might quarrel sometimes, but in the end grammar is there to support your efforts and to help you succeed.

  • 9

    Bullock Cart: A Poem

    12 months ago

    There's something absolutely ethereal and magical about India. This 12-line poem captures the essence of India's indispensable bullock cart. Includes introduction and personal accounts.

  • 37

    Leaving Fanmail On HubPages: A Creative Networking Opportunity

    3 weeks ago

    Leaving meaningful fanmail for others is a great way to increase your own fanbase, readership, and traffic--After all, it's free advertising! Includes the dos and don'ts to leaving effective fanmail on HubPages.

  • 9

    The End: A Prose Poem

    12 months ago

    Prose poems look like prose but read like poems--an interesting twist on both of them. This 300 word prose poem is about hope, pain, and ultimately acceptance and gratitude. Includes afterthoughts and reflections.

  • 3

    Free "CCleaner" App Fixed My Computer (incl. Reviews & Download)

    6 months ago

    Is your computer slow or crashing? Read about CCleaner, rated "spectacular" by CNET. Includes more information, user reviews, and free download for Mac and PC.

  • 48

    Why Do People Leave Their Curtains Open At Night?

    3 weeks ago

    I couldn't help but notice. No--really. I couldn't help but notice because it's dark outside, your blinds are wide open, and all the lights in your entire house are on. My eyes are drawn to the light--and thus to...

  • 9

    Mirror: A Poem

    12 months ago

    What has your mirror seen in its lifetime?

  • 7

    Legoland Florida: Now Open!

    3 weeks ago

    Discover the largest Lego park in the world, Legoland Florida. Includes general information, tickets and pricing, tons of links, discounts, directions, map, and photos!

  • 30

    Do You Say "Merry Christmas" Or "Happy Holidays"?

    11 months ago

    Follow the author on an introspective journey about PC-ism and people. Air your views on the interminable "Merry Christmas" vs. "Happy Holidays" debate!

  • 12

    Lord Of The Rings: Hobbiton Inhabited By Sheep! (With Images)

    3 weeks ago

    Discover what became of the Lord of the Rings hobbit village, Hobbiton! A brief history, multiple images, and tour information included.

  • 4

    Back To The Future (Again): All-Electric DeLorean Coming 2013!

    12 months ago

    Introducing the new all-electric DeLorean DMC-EV, set to go on sale in 2013! Includes specs, photos, and links. Let's go Back to the Future (again!)

  • 10

    The World's First Vertical Forest

    12 months ago

    Learn about the world's first vertical forest in Milan, Italy! Includes artist concept artwork, history, and useful links.

  • 8

    How To Bake Pumpkin Seeds (With Easy Step-By-Step Pictures)

    13 months ago

    Halloween: Bake crunchy pumpkin seeds in 7 easy steps. Includes step-by-step images and overview of the history of pumpkin carving.

  • 4

    Björk's Interactive Album "Biophilia"

    10 months ago

    Explore the future of music in this review of Björk's 2011 interactive iPhone/iPad app album, "Biophilia." Reconnecting musicology with nature. Link to a free download of the mother app.

  • 7

    Medications & Chronic Dry Mouth: A Recipe For Disaster

    9 months ago

    Learn how chronic dry mouth is related to cavities, why saliva is critical to a healthy mouth, and how to remedy the symptoms associated with chronic dry mouth.

  • 21

    Why Can't Some People Handle Opposing Viewpoints?

    7 days ago

    Exploring why some people can't handle differing opinions, and five tips to help you deal with differing viewpoints yourself.

  • 21

    Top 10 Worst Drinks For Your Teeth

    3 weeks ago

    Learn about the prevalence of tooth decay, what causes cavities to form, how much sugar and acid common drinks contain, and how to minimize damage.

  • 8

    Xylitol Sugar: Powerful Cavity Protection

    3 weeks ago

    Xylitol is sweeter than ordinary sugar, yet is safe for diabetics and does not contribute to cavities. In fact, it is the only natural sugar to be both non-cariogenic (does not cause cavities) as well as anti-cariogenic...

  • 53

    The Indian Caste System Is Nuts!

    9 months ago

    What we think of today as the Indian caste system is actually a mistake! Learn about varna and the true caste system now!

  • 14

    The Truth About Compact Fluorescent "Eco" Lights

    7 days ago

    Well-sourced article. CFL lights contain cancer-causing chemicals, can trigger breast cancer and seizures, emit UV radiation, and contain mercury. Learn more!

  • 22

    Melatonin: The Natural Wonder Drug Everyone Should Know About

    3 weeks ago

    Learn about Melatonin: Superlative natural sleep aid and remedy for jet lag; boosts the immune system; the most potent, versatile antioxidant; helps maintain a healthy heart; helps treat and prevent cancer; increases...

  • 17

    25 Easy Ways To Save Money

    3 weeks ago

    From brown bag lunches to making your own bread, follow these 25 money-saving tips and see how much you can save!

  • 39

    The Seven Laws Of Attraction

    3 weeks ago

    As we think, so we become. What we think translates into how we act, what type of energy we exert, and what types of circumstances, energies (positive / negative), and people we attract to ourselves.

  • 7

    The Transient Nature Of Our Modern World

    3 days ago

    In a few thousand years, what will they know about us? Everything now, it seems, is slap-dash and ephemeral. Our expertise is no longer preserved in stone for those who come after us. Rather, it's becoming increasingly...

  • 38

    The Truth About Christopher Columbus

    9 months ago

    Christopher Columbus was not the first to discover the Americas, nor was he the first to realize that the earth is round. He was the first, however, in other exploits, namely genocide and the transatlantic slave trade....

  • 11

    Do It Right: How To Floss Your Teeth

    11 months ago

    Learn how to floss correctly by following these 4 easy steps. Video lessons included. Written by a hygienist.

  • 369

    Bright White Orb Of Light

    9 months ago

    In 2006 I went on a hiking and camping trip with my parents and brother. Little did I know that I would witness something that I could not identify, that nobody believed I had seen, and that would change my view of life...

  • 24

    God Is A Vegetarian

    9 months ago

    Eleven animal rights quotes from the Bible with discussion and commentary. "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature" (Mark 16:14-15)

  • 21

    The Crazy Driving In India: WTF!

    3 weeks ago

    Imagine a place where bullocks mix freely with carts, cars, motorcycles, auto-rickshaws, cycle-rickshaws, pedestrians, buses, bicycles, bicycle carts, stray dogs, menacing trucks, scooters, wheelbarrows, and depending...

  • 23

    How To Make A Plant Terrarium

    9 months ago

    Learn how to build and maintain a plant terrarium in 7 easy steps. Includes a list of appropriate terrarium plants, how to choose the container and environment, and how to plant and maintain your terrarium. Lots of tips!

  • 12

    Do It Right: How To Brush Your Teeth

    11 months ago

    Follow these 8 basic techniques of proper brushing and notice a world of difference in the appearance of your gums and teeth!

  • 23

    How To Build A Reflecting Pond

    7 months ago

    Learn to build and maintain a reflecting pond by following these 12 easy steps. Includes picture-by-picture examples, tips, and helpful links.

  • 13

    Germs, Gingivitis, And Why You Should Floss

    9 months ago

    Learn about biofilm, calculus, oral bacteria, bleeding gums, and why you should floss!

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