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9 Effective Ways to Beat Cabin Fever

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What Is Cabin Fever? According to Merriam-Webster, cabin fever  is defined as extreme irritability and restlessness from living in isolation or a confined indoor area for a prolonged time.    Parents might add to the definition, having the kids home for remote learning too long .   You've been stuck in the house all winter, and you're bursting to get outside and do all the things you love.  Problem is, it's still cold!  Even after the snow melts, the ground is often too soggy and muddy to enjoy.   With the pandemic already isolating people more than usual over the past year, cabin fever may weigh heavier on your psyche than in previous years.   Hang in there--we have some great tips to help you cope until warmer days arrive! 1.  Plan Your Garden Remember the beginning of the pandemic when store shelves were picked clean, restaurants closed, and farmer's markets couldn't open safely?  People who normally weren't gardeners realized planting one might be a good i

4 Reasons Why Hallmark Movies Aren't As Good As They Used To Be

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Oldies, But Goodies Hallmark is best known for its escapism entertainment where fans can find a happy place to lose themselves in a stress-free love story that always ends happily. While Hallmark movies attract viewers from all walks of life, it has particularly been a haven for Christians and conservatives who flocked to the network to avoid the vile and secular programming that saturates the majority of networks. When the pandemic struck the entire world in 2020, even more people gravitated to Hallmark movies while they were stuck at home, drawing comfort from them like a bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup.  Images:  Crown Media Despite gorging on an inordinate amount of these Hallmark movies (they are addictive!), there is a growing rumble of discontent among fans.  Conversations within the realm of social media reveals Hallmarkies prefer the older movies over the majority of newer releases.  This is admitted in hushed tones because Hallmark fans are a dedicated and loyal group,

Mike Lindell's "MyPillows" Really Work AND You Support An American Patriot When You Buy Them

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Mike Lindell Is Beloved If you haven't seen a lengthy MyPillow commercial by now, you must live in a cave. Mike Lindell nearly bubbles over from his passion about helping people get the "best sleep of their lives."  Lindell is not an actor.  He really is  as happy as he looks. His genuine smile, upbeat persona, and sparkling eyes aren't manufactured for the camera.  Lindell has tapped into the source of true and unending joy, and that is Jesus. Mike Lindell is the real deal. After battling multiple addictions for many years, Lindell attended a retreat where he finally made the decision to surrender his life to Christ, and it completely transformed him. Lindell has been blessed to be a blessing.  He created the Lindell Foundation to help veterans, cancer victims, and people struggling with addiction.  In addition, he founded the Lindell Recovery Network to help drug addicts connect with Christian recovery organizations.   Lindell is a generous man whose philanthropy i

This Is the Best Alarm Clock for Your Tween or Teen and Makes a Great Gift!

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Kids Outgrow Cute Clocks When your kids are young, there's a huge selection of adorable alarm clocks for both boys and girls, like robots, Star Wars characters, unicorns, and Hello Kitty.  They reach an age, however, when they feel like big kids and are suddenly embarrassed by their childish clock when friends come over to hang out. Your tweens and teens don't want an alarm clock like YOU because it isn't cool to be anything like their parents. Though they rarely admit it, tweeners somewhere between ages 8 and 12 still like the comfort of a night light, but they don't want anyone to think they NEED a night light because they certainly aren't SCARED of the dark.   Turns out, there's a perfect alarm clock that solves all these emotional quandaries for your tweens and teens.  It's looks mature but not old, includes a built-in night light in 7 different colors, and has two spots to plug in their devices.      Hands down, this is the best clock you can buy your t

A BIG Reason Our Country Is Divided No One Mentions

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It's no secret our country is divided, but we may disagree on the reason we function less as one nation, under God, indivisible.... Where have you been pointing the finger (and what finger have you been pointing)?   Are you blaming the media? Rioters? Politics? The pandemic? All these factors morph together into a virus of their own that afflicts our American family, causing strife, chaos, and division among our friends and neighbors, in our cities and neighborhoods, and even in our own homes, but a HUGE reason our country is divided is right in front of our faces, literally. The culprit?  Social media. Social Media Ferments Hatred When you are communicating with someone face-to-face, you are less inclined to be confrontational and more apt to extend grace.  In the past, we could disagree with someone but still like them as a person and keep them as a friend. How did we manage that? Respect.    It seems an archaic concept no longer practiced, like chivalry.   Parents once taught th