Rafaela Muilenburg

I read; I write; I travel, and I'm hungry for more. Ok, yes that line is partly stolen from Anthony Bourdain. Truth is I read more than I write - a lot more, but that is good for writers, right?

A Biography of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln inherited the greatest crisis of any president. He surpassed his expectations by preserving the republic and also abolished the barbarous institution of slavery forever. Perhaps one of the most active presidents due to his circumstances, Lincoln proved he had the intellectual, political, and moral responsibility to uphold the integrity of the United States President. Abraham Lincoln expanded the ...

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Lipstick Reviews: Best Lipsticks, Lip Balm, and Lip Gloss

Lipstick

  The six CS “Best’ lipstick brands were selected based on consumer and expert reviews: Burt’s Bees Super Shiny Lip Gloss. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick. MAC Matte Lipstick. CoverGirl Outlast All-Day Lip Color. Chanel Glossimer. Nivea A Kiss of Protection Sun Protection Lip Care SPF 30. ConsumerSearch claims “…at no point are our editors influenced by advertising or other commercial ...

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Indoor Gardening

Herbs on a windowsill

Growing a Garden in an Artificial Environment. Is indoor gardening really a possibility? Can an average person grow a few garden or specialty vegetables and herbs indoors? The answer is yes. There is an indoor garden system to fit any space, situation, and budget for a person with a little ingenuity and effort. From a “Do It Yourself” system to ...

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Dressing From Summer Into Fall

Dressing From Summer Into Fall

That Means It’s Time to Make Your Summer Look Gradually Change into Your Fall Look It’s that time of year – the kids are back in school, the leaves are starting to turn and there’s a nip in the air. That means it’s time to make your summer look gradually change into your fall look. No need to start over ...

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The Necklace

The Necklace

A Story of Forgiveness Things were not going well. Ellen was silent, even though the view from the taxi cab window was enough to make even the most seasoned traveler gasp with child like wonder. Ellen’s silence was not one of speechlessness; she was bottled up tight and letting nothing through. Steven stared out the opposite window at the same ...

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The Scarlet Flower

Scarlet Flower

A Post-Victorian Englishman Finds Out that the Story of Belle and the Beast is True It was a chilly morning of November 5, 1923 when I discovered the disappearance of Sir Edward. It was not common occurrence for a gentleman of high origin to vanish overnight without a trace. Should such an incident happen, it would certainly have caused no ...

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