AnnMarie (Street Articles Author)
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I am an Older American - a pc term I just thought of :). I'm not elderly yet but mention this because I have lots of life experience and education and have diverse interests all of which I have spent years studying both formally and informally.

My formal education includes a bachelor's degree in communications/journalism and a master's in education. I like to mix it up and can't see doing one thing for my whole life. I guess I'd be labelled ADD if I grew up in this day and age. I think it's a good thing as I'm always curious and want to know more.

My informal education led to my extensive research on the topic of holistic health and natural alternatives to maintain good health and a healthy weight. I have attended many symposiums and conferences on the subject in addition to conducting lots of personal research.

At the present time, I am a Professional Organizer by day and a webmaster in my spare time. I really never thought I would use the term webmaster for myself, but since joining Wealthy Affiliate, I have 'mastered' enough aspects of running a website that I actually make money running them for other people. So now, I guess I can hold that title as well. Wonders never cease :)

I also love animals (I have two cats and a turtle), photography, scary stuff, gadgets, and of course, reading and writing. For exercise mostly swimming and walking.

Metal Detector Reviews 2012 | Bounty Hunter Tracker IV Metal Detector Still Leads the Way for Beginners
The Bounty Hunter Tracker IV is still in the lead for the top metal detector for beginners according to Amazon. Most of the metal detector reviews in 2011 and 2012 for people who have never used one before pointed to the Bounty Hunter Tracker IV. I am so glad they…
By:  in  Shopping and Product Reviews  >  Electronics   Aug 27, 2012  
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Be A Webmaster | Building Websites for Local Businesses
A webmaster is someone who builds, manages, and maintains websites for themselves or other people. They ensure that things like plugins, widgets, and links are running smoothly. They are responsible for monitoring comments and replying to them. They control spam.They set up social sharing on their sites and other accounts…
By:  in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Internet Marketing   Aug 13, 2012  
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Stacked Glass Art – Handcrafted Beauty In Glass
I am so jealous of artful people. They see things differently from the rest of us. They take a hunk of wood or metal or glass and see something in it that escapes the less discerning eye. They employ creativity with a true talent for bringing something to life from…
By:  in  Shopping and Product Reviews  >  Gifts   Aug 07, 2012  
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The Impression Of A Handshake | Does Yours Last In A Good Way
Whether in business or meeting someone new in a personal way, the impression of a handshake often lasts if it is a great handshake or if it the kind you can’t get away from soon enough. Any kind in the middle is generally acceptable but may lack the nice qualities…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Success   Aug 05, 2012  
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How to Organize A Closet: Clear Out the Clutter And Recycle
Figuring out the first steps to take when organizing anything in the home can be daunting. But figuring out how to organize a closet is easier than tackling a whole room and it’s a good step in the right direction toward clearing out the cluttered areas in your home. What…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Cleaning Tips and Tools   Jul 14, 2012  
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Squidoo: Wysiwyg And So Much More
There I was sitting in front of my laptop, trying desperately to learn more than basic html. A book on the subject beside me, a bunch of html code in front of me on a web builder on my pc, a very earnest albeit confused look on my face, and…
By:  in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Internet Marketing   Jul 14, 2012  
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30 In 30 Challenge | The Thrill Of Victory, The Challenge is Complete
A challenge is something you undertake that you know going in will have some degree of difficulty with the anticipation of feeling a sense of victory upon completion. Every day is like a challenge in some way. On days you work, you can meet each task or job as if…
By:  in  Writing and Speaking  >  Writing Articles   Mar 19, 2012  
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Noises From My Turtle’s Tank | Big T is A Very Industrious Turtle
It’s quiet in the house. The cats are curled up on beds or windowsills, napping. I am writing, as usual, on my computer. There are no dogs barking outside, no lawnmowers running. There are no extraneous noises to disturb my mental meanderings. All of a sudden, the tranquility of the…
By:  in  Pets  >  Reptiles Amphibians   Mar 17, 2012  
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The Library Of the Future: Does the Trend In Electronic Reading Devices Mean the Inevitable Extinction Of Tangible Books?
When you enter a library, any library, you the first thing you notice is the subdued atmosphere. The same usually holds for bookstores. Employees and volunteers at either usually speak in semi-hushed tones and seem sedate in their manner. Another thing you notice in a library is the faint smell…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Pure Opinion   Mar 17, 2012  
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Adversity | How It Affects You is Your Decision
There are times in life when others hurt our feelings. It’s unfortunate that people don’t follow the golden rule to treat others the way you want to be treated. But it happens. And it may happen for reasons that have nothing to do with you. You may just be a…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Positive Attitude   Mar 15, 2012  
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30 In 30 Challenge | The Thrill Of Victory, The Challenge is Complete
A challenge is something you undertake that you know going in will have some degree of difficulty with…
The Library Of the Future: Does the Trend In Electronic Reading Devices Mean the Inevitable Extinction Of Tangible Books?
When you enter a library, any library, you the first thing you notice is the subdued atmosphere. The…
The Causes Of Hoarding: They Run Deeper Than You Think
Hoarding has been officially added to the list of disorders in medical dictionaries. Some medical professionals…
Glorifying Celebrity Drug Addicts | An Editorial
When your doctor gives you a prescription for a drug you’ve never taken before what do you do? Do…
Social Networking: How Social is Social?
Just how social are social networks? It occurs to me that people spend an awful lot of time socializing…
How to Organize Your Bills | Paying Bills Online Or Off
When your monthly bills come in, where do you put them? Are they piled up in a stack along with the…
Etsy Review: Easier Than Ebay to Open An Online Shop
Etsy is quickly making a name for itself as the place to go for handcrafted, one-of-a-kind items. I…
The Impression Of A Handshake | Does Yours Last In A Good Way
Whether in business or meeting someone new in a personal way, the impression of a handshake often lasts…
How to Help A Hoarder: Patience, Please
Family and friends are often at a loss as to how to help a hoarder they know. When a loved one hoards,…
Home Organizing Tips: Clearing Out the Clutter
These home organizing tips will help you clear out the clutter building up around the house or crammed…