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Toilet Paper Over or Under?

Who would have thunk that people have such a strong opinion about toilet paper positioning. Most readily stick by their favorite toilet paper brands like Charmin, Cottonelle or Northern. There are some even stronger opinions about toilet paper being over or under. For one, take my wife. When we got married almost 35 years ago, […]

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Chronic Selfie Takers – what’s the bad side?

I read today (7/17/15) that people who take pictures of themselves (commonly known as selfies) all the time and post them to social media tend to exhibit the “dark triad” of character traits: 1) Narcissism – you’ve probably heard of this one; liking or obsessing over oneself a lot. 2) Machiavellianism – tends to manipulate […]

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Shop-Vac (or Wet/Dry Vac) – A Necessity for Homeowners

One of the necessary power tools that every homeowner should have is a Shop-Vac, which is a brand name and the one I have. Many people just call them “wet/dry vacs” and they really can be a multi-purpose tool whose suction goes well beyond most household vacuum cleaners, canister or upright. It’ll pick up particularly […]

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Daily Positive Thoughts and Quotes

Even though what life throws at you seems particularly bad at times, my spirits are always lifted when I start off with daily motivational and positive thoughts. This regular routine is beneficial in putting my own problems into perspective, and gets my mind moving in the right direction for the day ahead. The bumps in […]

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7 Easy Weight Loss Tips

Weight Loss Tips – there are literally hundreds of them on the internet, books, magazines, TV, and even grocery store bulletin boards. Approximately 3 years ago, I was approaching 220 lbs. which at 5’ 10” tall, was way too much. I now weigh between 175-180 lbs. and have tried to recall exactly what I did […]

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Do Unto Others…Positively!

A good friend of mine, who is a real positive thinker, sent this story to me as an inspirational message to get 2012 rolling. The story brought a tear to my eye, and re-affirms that doing unto others can positively outweigh any sacrifice you may make…enjoy! Late one drizzly afternoon, a man saw an elderly […]

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Whipple Procedure by Mr Whipple – A Cancer Survivor

When I first started this blog, I noticed “Whipple Procedure” or “Whipple Surgery” appearing on some of the ads on my site. Coming from a family of doctors with the same last name, I don’t recall ever hearing this talked about. Neither my father or older brother were surgeons and they probably knew about it, […]

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3 Weight Loss Myths That May Harm You

If you read health magazines regularly, you are sure to come across a lot of tips regarding weight loss. Some of these tips actually work, and others don’t. The ones that generally don’t work are those that suggest fad diets, “miracle” weight loss supplements, and pills. The tips that actually work are always simple: that of diet […]

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Heavy Smoker – Life Saving Test for Lung Cancer

If you are or know someone who is a current or former heavy smoker, getting screened with a low dose chest CT scan for lung cancer can be life saving. A recent study from MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas showed that by using this method for early detection, it could cut […]

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Joe the So-So Plumber

My name is Mr Whipple, first name Joe. Also, if you were expecting something about “Joe the Plumber” of 2008 presidential campaign fame, that isn’t what this is about. However, you might find something useful here that pertains to plumbing itself. Among other household do-it-yourself projects, I occasionally try my hand at plumbing. My so-so plumbing “expertise” is mainly focused on matters […]

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Invasion of the Bed Bugs – At a Movie Theater Near You!

Recently, it seems like every time I turn on the NBC Today Show, there’s a story about bed bugs in Manhattan. I was watching Sunday Morning on CBS this past weekend, and there was a teaser for their own bed bug story for this Sunday’s show. My wife keeps looking at me exclaiming “Do we have bed bugs?” […]

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Beginner Web Hosting Made Easy

Welcome to Beginner Hosting Seekers! By not overloading you with 10 different web hosts to review, I hope to simplify the process by narrowing it down to 2. Please check out my top 2 web hosting choices, Bluehost and iPage. As a novice with some basic knowledge, I recently reviewed many for affordability, features, and support. The web host review […]

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