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Who doesn’t have a daughter, sister or know a young teenage girl who seems attached to her cell phone, but who is really on the leash? Who is leading whom?

There is no doubt that adolescence is a time of identity formation, social comparison, and mental development, but what happens when a dominant, changing culture imposes adult norms with no rules or limitations?

This e-book for teenage girls offers two answers: How can we stop social media from taking advantage of a rash and brash teenage brain still in development to avoid making wrong choices? …


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The human body is a miracle of nanotechnology that far exceeds the advances of modern science. The good news is that nutritional science is unfolding new discoveries in cellular nutrition and the wonders of natural healing. Science cannot create life. Only life can complement life.

There is a world of education that needs to open for consumers. They must be able to visualize a miracle of a single cell, basic structures and functions. They must equally visualize what happens to the cell when encountering “good guy nutrients” or faced with “bad guy nutrients.” …


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How Common Folk Win Challenge for Fair and Democratic Home Business

Winning the Challenge and Making Your Decision

The next day Yumee visits King SEO’s court and is ushered into a chamber where the King and a few consultants, each with an open laptop, are sitting around a round table. He is nervous, of course, but feels there are no other options besides his briefcase filled with Milly’s booklet.

“Good morning, King Seo. I humbly offer my idea for a fair and democratic home business. A special fairy godmother showed me this.”

“So, young man, tell us about this fair and democratic home business plan,” asks King SEO with genuine candor, wishing to sound upbeat after hearing so many losing propositions. …


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How Common Folk Win Challenge for Fair and Democratic Home Business

“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge, myth is more potent
than history, dreams are more powerful than facts, hope always triumphs over experience… Einstein

Chapter 4: 5 Stars and Core Beliefs

The next day after a hearty spinach omelet breakfast, Yumee leaves for home with the booklet clutched in his hand as if it were a bag of gold. It seems his shoes have wings and he reaches home in record time. Nobody is home.

He opens the blue cover and reads the Table of Contents listing 5 Stars and a Road Map to Detour or Not Detour — One Page Plan. …


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How Common Folk Win Challenge for Fair and Democratic Home Business

“The price of doing something is far less than the price of neglect and of being unsuccessful all the rest of your life.” Jeff Olson

Chap. 2: Recession, Challenge and Betrayal

As it sometimes happens with economic cycles, a dark recession looms on the horizon in Maerd. The forces are coming in from all directions: globalization, unemployment, automation, class disparity, retirement options, limited savings, corporate greed, broken governments and more.

King SEO is concerned and calls upon his most trusted advisers. …


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How Common Folk Win Challenge for Fair and Democratic Home Business

Chap 1: Internet Credo of Change and Disparity Gap

Once upon a time in a Virtual Kingdom called Maerd lives a benevolent ruler by the name of King SEO. He watches over his people compassionately as they seem to live trouble-free lives, more or less content with their status positions, steadily working with strong responsibility ethics, accepting adequate pay checks and enjoying their free time, sparse as that often is, with a two week holiday yearly.


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How Common Folk Win Challenge for Fair and Democratic Home Business

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” Charles Darwin

Fairytales are “stories that try to find the truth and give us glimpses of greater things” Marina Warner, Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale

I have always wanted to write a fairy tale as an avid child reader of fairy tales. There is something about a fairy tale that involves more than magic, legendary deeds and more than fantastical characters like elves, fairies, witches and dragons. …


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My photo of a Little Girl I Know

Today, I’ll check out under-the-sink recesses,

Peer into curious cubicles, pull all knobs, no messes;

Pudgy hands, busy feet, finger paint here, point there,

Wide eyes full of wonder; stop, touch and stare;

Beyond steps, explore, discover … learning

How laps, hugs and soft whispers help healing.

What’s this? Help me, Mommy. Hold me, Mommy.

An angel’s face in a halo of curls, sleeping peacefully.

Little girl, I wish I could watch you forever as you are,

But that’s not fair, to limit the worthiness of your star

Under a mother’s arm that must gently push you away

To morph from child to an innocent teen girl’s…


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Melted Butter by Birte at Pixabay

What if “we have been conned into believing margarine was better for us than butter. Now scientific evidence is totally at odds with decades of official advice ... Why swap it for margarine, a highly synthetic and unpleasant-tasting concoction laced with additives and cheap, low-grade oils refined on an industrial scale? “ Dr. Joseph Mercola: Butter is Booming

Butter is dear and near to my heart because of Daisy, a beloved Jersey cow on our farm who for years supplied my mother with fresh rich milk that would be separated into cream for butter and skim milk for cottage cheese. My job was to churn the cream in a large glass container until yellow chunks began to gradually emerge from the buttermilk. The sweet butter would be removed, washed and pressed into pound shapes with wooden frames to be sold as fresh farm butter for a dollar.

Of course, our family’s pancakes swam in butter, until there came a time when my mother decided that tubs of margarine were better than butter according to so many happy Moms’ accolades in advertisements and commercials.


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“Social media lets narcissists make a perfect picture of themselves, edit it, doctor it, throw it online and watch the stream of potentially global social approval. It’s the narcissist’s perfect tool,” Kyle Nash, psychologist Neuroscience.

Just think, only a couple of decades have passed since Cellphones have become natural extensions to being personal and social … especially young teen girls who became quickly enamored with Selfies; immature and susceptible to flattery and self-affirmation. Now, current studies clearly show the impact of cell phones on physical health, mental health and relationships. Now, these teen selfies have grown into young millennials and the question is if their selfie lifestyle and inspirations have any residual effects especially for their children.

How do selfie mothers draw a line between themselves and their adoption of many of the selfie tendencies for their children?

About

Annemarie Berukoff

Retired teacher — wisdom of Timely Tools for Changes: self-franchise internet marketing, social media attacks, ecology https://helpfulmindstreamforchanges.com

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