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The frequency of senseless killings of the innocent seems to be on the rise in our communities. It breaks the heart of a nation to hear about the violent, preventable death of another human being.
Multitasking and trying to remember everything sometimes results in memory failure. It seems to get more difficult as we get older and yet, we have more tasks to do.
The emotional pain of getting a sexually transmitted disease or "STD" is devastating. You question the fidelity of your relationship, the risks to your health, and the future of your quality of life.
Deciding to live with someone before marriage may seem like a good idea. But living together could damage a relationship, bringing out the good and the bad, causing a couple to rethink their decision.
The perfect meatball can be achieved by several different cooking methods. This recipe uses ground turkey cooked in vegetable juice to render the juiciest, most tender meatball you'll ever taste.
As men approach midlife, conflicts arise regarding family, relationships, and career. Midlife crisis in men is a common phenomenon causing deep introspection, internal struggle, and indecisiveness.
HubPages writers are members of a unique publishing community. The invaluable learning experiences and supportive encounters help produce some of the most prolific writers and best content on the web.
Poetry is a play on words, using structure and verse form. A poet's play on words and rhyme comes forth most eloquently through a sacred process, as he pulls from the most intimate places of his soul.
Ending a complicated relationship is a difficult task with many mixed feelings for the couple. This article uses the Villanelle poetry form to illustrate the back and forth intensity of a break up.
A parent lets go of her child during stages of child development, allowing the child to grow up and eventually become independent. This can be more difficult for the parent than it is for the child.
Salmon patties are quick and easy to prepare for your family, offering a tasty and affordable seafood dinner. Paired with baked fries, the children will enjoy it and you can stay within your budget.
Avoid the mistake of overindulgent parenting that could create self-centered, narcissistic children. Set limits with love and increase your chances of raising children who become healthy adults.
I strive for balance in all aspects of my personality. I live life with focus and purpose. Some traits override others, causing me to reel one in, to remain even, productive, and stable.
Deep Creek Lake inspires an appreciation of nature. Whether it's a bear in winter or a bird in the spring, this popular vacation resort offers a chance to interact with nature, up-close and personal.
It's difficult to grasp the meaning of a painful loss at the time it occurs. Years may pass before a full understanding of the collective lessons of loss are revealed.
All life shines, followed by a series of changes, no matter how short-lived. We thrive for a while and come to accept change, as we move from one phase of life to the next, like a changing bubble.
It's not easy to live with the little annoyances or "quirks" your spouse displays. But after years of marriage, you can learn to appreciate all things about your spouse through unconditional love.
Looking for peace and balance within is an ever-present state of being. Most of us are in constant search for peace as we go about our day-to-day hustle, trying to live peaceful and balanced lives.
Savory marinated roasted pork chops, paired with potatoes, offer an alternative to frying. Roasting is a sure fire way to lock in the savory flavors and ensure the tenderness of the pork chops.
This easy shrimp recipe, made with savory seasonings, will be ready in no time. Nutritional benefits of shrimp and best method of preparation to ensure a healthier seafood dinner are outlined.
Self-centered people are easy to spot by the behaviors they exhibit. Whether they are complaining, speeding, criticizing, or talking about themselves, they never fail to annoy the people around them.
The absence of cleanliness in women's public bathrooms defies reason. Although women are said to be the neater of the sexes, behavior in public bathrooms says otherwise and could use improvement.
Children don't understand and are not always aware of the effects their words have on each other. They tend to repeat what they hear and model their parents who can teach them to tolerate differences.
Celebrating a milestone birthday can come with feelings of excitement and uncertainty. However, a growing number of women embrace getting older with an attitude of gratefulness, as they begin to count their blessings.
Comfort food in the Jamaican-American household means Curry Chicken. This quick stew has the main ingredients and spices to satisfy your hunger with this hearty, authentic, easy Caribbean meal.
When you pass homeless persons on the street, see them through the eyes of poetry. Remove the lenses that distort your perceptions. You will clearly see images of humanity and dignity in the homeless.
Adjustments to writing online can interfere with a newbie's initial success. As a new member of a writing community called HubPages, the newbie can feel lost and may benefit from support.
Community service work and volunteering spread goodwill to those in need and benefits those who give, particularly those who feed the hungry. Volunteering for charity is good for all involved.
Feeding programs for those in need are awarded grants by The Hunger Fund of the Episcopal Diocese in Washington, DC. The Kwanzaa Kitchen Breakfast Program of Saint George's Church is a recipient.
So much happens daily causing us to ask, "How does divine intervention control what happens?" Our heads spin as we try to figure it out, while our faith says events are divinely ordered interventions.
Gift baskets are popular among friends and family. As a gift-giving idea, a hand-made spa basket is a way to honor women who love to pamper and relax. Spa baskets are great gifts for any occasion.
Are you buying more off-brand foods at a discount because they're more affordable? More consumers are choosing off-brand foods to save money on groceries and still enjoy tasty, quality products.
There are questions you want to address in your relationship but avoid asking. Suggestions for asking ten relationship questions of your partner are outlined, along with common themes and concerns.
Try spicing up your catfish with the rich flavor of curry. This low-fat, healthy seafood dinner offers a tasty meal, low in calories, high in essential fatty acids, and full of flavor.
Roast pork loin with ginger soy can be a welcomed addition to your holiday dinner. It compliments a traditional menu of mashed potatoes, stuffing, rice pilaf , gravy, cranberry, and sweet potatoes.
Our desires make us see and want what we can't have so we bcome envious of others. This is an inspirational poem on the emotion of envy, driven by yearning, greed, and insecurity.
Spike Gourmet Natural Seasonings enhances flavor without much salt. This review details the benefits of cooking with less sodium and more natural herbs and spices for great tasting food.
Looking for a romantic meal to cook for your date? Chicken Breast Italian is quick and easy to prepare, offering succulent flavors and aromas. Impress your date tonight with a homemade dinner for two.
Church members can have fears about their tithes. Stewardship involves the giving of time and talent, as well as treasure, in the form of these tithes. Some members fear they won't be able to keep up.
For a quick seafood recipe for tonight's dinner party, try this low-carb, low-fat, baked salmon with herb crust. Beautifully prepared without that fishy taste, baked salmon is always a crowd pleaser.
It is common for us as human beings to judge others. We tend to compare and compete, analyze and label each other, as we try to establish our own value in this world. A poem is offered.
Breaking news stories affect us when we hear and see that something bad has happened. We have been impacted psychologically by the reporting of these events that seem to increase daily in our society.
I salute the island of Jamaica in a poem for my ancestors. Its beauty is exhibited in exotic colors and richness, creating a perfect getaway on this island paradise. A resort in Negril is featured.
A cup of hot black tea has its origins steeped in culture with relaxing benefits. Whether Ceylon, Assam, or Darjeeling, proper brewing, steeping, and presentation create a perfect cup of hot tea.
In our fast-paced society, we always seem to be in a rush. If only we could slow down and have more patience, we might find that we will reach our destinations in time, without having to rush.
Your mind can hold secrets of the past for a long time. Untold memories can haunt and shame, taking away your joy if you don't confront and resolve them. Getting support through therapy can help.
Hurricane Irene hit the east coast with a vengeance before being downgraded to a tropical storm. She left some in her path shocked by her power. A bathroom window view perspective of Irene is shared.
Tai chi is considered in the West to be a method of exercise known for enhancing physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Each individual must maximize his own benefit through regular practice.
Sudden death is a tragedy that devastates families and loved ones. Words barely describe how the trauma changes lives forever. This poem follows a sister's grief after the loss of her brother.
Coming to terms with infertility entails a process of overcoming sadness and acceptance of a painful reality. The challenges of this unique type of loss are expressed in a poem of hope and self-love.
The success of reality television rests primarily upon young women who behave badly. Teaching girls social skills and proper behavior will help to increase positive self-image and future success.
A creative writer's process can stop suddenly, producing empty pages. A poem about writer's block is offered as well as suggested resources to help creative writing return.
When your brain goes blank, it temporarily interrupts your ability to perform. Take control of that foggy feeling in your head by employing five practical steps to combat and prevent blank brain.
In an era of advanced internet technology, students take for granted their easy access to information. They admit they couldn't have made it without a computer a generation ago. (Rising Star Award)
Unhealthy relationships keep many young couples caught on a roller coaster of love. They ignore the warning signs and stay together, feeling indecisive about what to do before it becomes abusive.
Oxtail stew is a rich tradition of Jamaican culture. When prepared the authentic way, you will get all of the flavor and consistency that give oxtail stew that unmistakable taste of the Caribbean.
A marriage troubled by broken trust can lead to the decision to end it. Staying together and saving a broken marriage is possible. It is a viable choice for many couples instead of ending it.