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The 9-1-1 For Oleander Plants

LAUREL CANYON—Oleanders -“Napoleon is said to have lost a hundred troops to a dinner of meat roasted on oleander wood. In some versions of the story, it was a group of American boy scouts in the 1960s.”   The Bible referred to them as “desert roses” - that’s how long they’ve been around.  One thing is certain, oleanders have a...

Fair Assessment

UNITED STATES—As many of you might know, the deadline to enroll in the Affordable Care Act is fast approaching, Sunday, February 15, 2015 to be exact. So the question of the week is rather you have done so? I know plenty who haven’t, because this ‘affordable’ care act isn’t as affordable as it touts itself to be. For starters,...

Utilizing That Tax Return

UNITED STATES—Tax season is that time of year that so many of us jump for joy, others we dread. Yep, I’m referring to those self-employed candidates. Rather you owe Uncle Sam or if you’re expecting a return, preparing for tax season is important. The biggest problem most people make when it comes to tax season is not being prepared. Having...

Journalistic Integrity

UNITED STATES—By now most of you have heard the scandal surrounding NBC Nightly News reporter Brian Williams. It appears he embellished or lied a bit about his time in a helicopter in Iraq. The report that he was inside a chopper that was hit by gunfire wasn’t the truth, and has brought into question his validity in reporting. The...

Awards Show Debacle

UNITED STATES—What is it about awards season that puts so many Americans in a tizzy? Is the excitement about the fashions? No. Is it the excitement of seeing big time celebrities? No. So what is it? It’s the notion of seeing a possible dream come to fruition. Yeah, there are plenty of awards shows, but I think when it...

Are You Too Old To Venmo?

BEVERLY HILLS—A few nights ago, someone asked me the age of my readership. Of course, being a newer columnist to the paper, I didn't have an answer. When I asked my friend why, she told me I should discuss my secret money-sharing application unless my readers were too old to Venmo. Before I tell you anything about why age matters, I must ask you: have...

The ISIS Crisis

UNITED STATES—Terrorism is something that is beyond frightening. As an American, this was seen first-hand with attacks on our country on September 11, 2001, that changed the face of this country ever since. In recent months, the militant, terrorist group ISIS is continuing to instill fear across the nation, by capturing, torturing and violently killing innocent people. Not only have...

Overindulge

UNITED STATES—When it comes to food its no easy task for many of us to limit our portions. We’re told time and time again, portion control is the key to losing weight and keeping a healthy body. So why don’t we do it? Our taste buds and drive to want more of something that tastes good is sometimes difficult...

Commercial Success

UNITED STATES—One of the biggest cooler room conversations the day after the Super Bowl seems to fixate on the commercials. I mean when you think of the Super Bowl, the first thing that comes to mind is not sitting at a television screen for four hours to watch a bunch of silly commercials. So why do so many companies...

Fueled By Hate

UNITED STATES—Hate, hate, hate, it is indeed a strong word. A new study, it seems there is one of these each week has revealed the effects of social media on people’s lives. The latest study has revealed that those using social media to emit words of hate are likely to have a shorter life span. Well, that kinda makes...
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