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On the Nonfiction Book, The Power of Music

As Confucius wrote in The Book of Rites, “Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” Music can fuel our imagination, fill us with emotion, and inspire us to move to its beat. Music can heal and connect us.… Read more The post On the Nonfiction Book, The Power of Music appeared first on Laura Carroll.

Zero Population Growth and Other Reasons Millennials Don’t Want Kids (

When it comes to embarking on the journey of parenthood, lots of millennials are saying, “Meh. No, thanks.” According to data from the Urban Institute, birth rates among 20-something women declined 15% between 2007 and 2012. Additional...Show More Summary

Time is short ... Chaos is upon us ... All these preps are on sale for you

It's almost time to batten down the hatches. We're making serious moves here to get you squared away.2016 is going to be a bear. You need to be ready. We've got the critical supplies and gear you need and we're doing all we can to make...Show More Summary

The story of Wilbur, the little puppy that could

Warning: There are some sad photos in here, but this is a happy story!  My friend Carrie works at the Austin Animal Center, and her Facebook feed is often filled with photos of Austin’s stray dogs and cats. Each animal has a back story, many times a sad one. The neglect, abuse and disease can be […]

You have to have kids!

I just enjoyed a quick reflection by Melissa Myer called “Childfree: is it really a choice?” that struck a familiar chord. Myer harkens back to her younger years, transporting us to the sort of awkward conversations puberty so often catalyzes. Show More Summary

Coolest Zombie-buster out there: "Trucker's Friend" all-purpose survival tool

It's been a few years since we quickly sold out of these very coveted "zombie-removal" all-purpose survival tools. The distributor only recently got more of these babies manufactured and we were at the front of the line to get our hands on them again--the one and only Trucker's Friend™. Show More Summary

35%-off a Premium 72-hour Emergency Food Bucket!

We've got key "Food For Health" and "Food Supply Depot" products in stock for prompt shipping, and we've lowered prices! FYI, these foods are premium-quality health foods: 100% vegetarian, 100% non-GMO, no hydrogenated oils, trans fats, or MSG. Show More Summary

Childfree Don’t Hate Children

Props to Jesse Nichols (@HappyNinjaUX) for reminding parents that childfree adults — indeed childfree couples — don’t hate children. Not necessarily. Not in his case, at least, nor in my case. Kids have been (and will continue to be) an important part of my life. Show More Summary

Up Close & Personal with Gloria Steinem: My Life on the Road

Get ready to take a great ride with writer, political activist and social organizer Gloria Steinem in her new memoir, My Life on the Road. In it she gives an up close and personal account of her “lifetime of travel, activism and leadership,”...Show More Summary

Stock Market Crash 2016: This Is The Worst Start To A Year For Stocks Ever

By Michael Snyder, on January 7th, 2016 We have never had a year start the way that 2016 has started.  In the U.S., the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 have both posted their worst four-day starts to a year ever.  Canadian...Show More Summary

Nonfiction Book Review: Not Your Mother’s Book…On Being a Woman

Coming around the final bend of 2014 nonfiction book reviews with a woman’s theme ~ Not Your Mother’s Book….On Being a Woman is the first in a new series by Dahlynn and Ken McKowen, co-authors of the Chicken Soup for the Soul franchise,...Show More Summary

All Yoders Meats: Max-Discounts! January only

Lowest prices for Yoders meats in years! Savings of 18-24%, bacon included! U.S. raised and canned. Fully cooked, ready to eat out of the can. Prompt free shipping. Long, unrefrigerated shelf life. Yoders meats have been our best-selling meats every year for more than 10 years. Show More Summary

Happy New Year!

May You Have an Amazing 2015!  … Read more The post Happy New Year! appeared first on Laura Carroll.

Looks like you'll make it to 2016

Congratulations one and all. Another dog-eared calendar to add to the pile (if you're into collecting old calendars). May 2016 be safe, healthy and prosperous for you and your loved ones! ___________ Tonight the ball drops at Times Square and almost as noteworthy, our offers below expire at the stroke of midnight. Show More Summary

When are you going to have kids?

At 29, female and happily married, there is one question I despise more than all others. Its the dreaded, “When are you going to have kids?” People always throw it in there casually, too. Usually between such innocuous questions as,Show More Summary

Where Are We, After 40+ Years of Talking About the Childfree Choice?

As we close another year of talking about the childfree choice, it’s a good time to take stock. In the big picture, we’ve seen an ascent of talk about this choice in the public sphere since the 70s. That’s over four decades.… Read more The post Where Are We, After 40+ Years of Talking About the Childfree Choice? appeared first on Laura Carroll.

Time's almost up ... these great prepping offers expire Dec. 31

Think 2016 is going to be any better? I haven't seen any prognosticators who are optimistic about 2016. Has that ever happened before? There have always been cheerleaders on the sidelines pumping up the gathered masses. But the cat is out of the bag... Show More Summary

Free 12/29 webinar: "How to properly purify water in an emergency" ... save your spot now!

Just two more days!... We're looking forward to learning and gaining some valuable, essential skill-sets from emergency water expert Glenn Meder this week. Glenn is one of the world's leading experts in emergency drinking water and he's agreed to educate us about how to make sure our families have high-purity drinking water in an emergency. Show More Summary

Do you hear what I hear?

Don't build your castle in the sand Loading out the bug-out sleigh or decking the halls of the bunker? Prepping never takes a holiday--so stay vigilant. Seriously, do have a blessed Christmas... and stay safe. Still gifting great sale...Show More Summary

Ho Ho Ho – A Holiday Offer From Me to You!

I hope you have had a great 2015! To celebrate the winter solstice (today) and holiday season, from now through the end of the year, I have a holiday offer for you:  Holiday Offer: 20% Discount on Editorial Services This year I haveShow More Summary

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