Monday, March 17, 2014

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kiwinana71 is the “Health and Aging” Contributor on Squidoo

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 09:59 AM PDT

elsie_hagleyToday’s we’re pleased to introduce you to kiwinana71. She’s our “Health and Aging” Contributor on Squidoo.

Tell us a little bit about your niche topic.
I’m the Health and Aging Contributor. it is a subject I have been interested in for a while now, as I am in that age group of be coming elderly.

I spend quite a bit of time keeping my body active by lot’s of walking, not running (bad knees) but that doesn’t stop me from not keeping my body mobile everyday.
I do watch what I eat to stay fit and healthy, as aging does have a few draw backs in what type of food you eat, like fats, rich spicy foods, also over eating, it’s better to have smaller meals more often if needed.

Avoid stress where I can, as my blood pressure gets a bit high at times, but I’m working on it as I don’t like pills.

Always reading magazines, even have a Google alert for human aging, which I receive two or three emails a week, looking for secrets that can delay or even reverse my aging process, it’s working, helps me to keep that young out look in life.

Tell us about the moment you fell in love with your topic. Was it an immediate thing or did it happen over time?
It’s been my interests for many years now, aging gracefully, never used color rinse in my hair, just start greying in the last five years, keeping up with the young ones, I learn a lot from them.
Just keep smiling, don’t forget to laugh, even at yourself if it warrants it, as laughter is one of the best and healthiest ways to see a new day.

Who had the most influence in your life?
My husband, he likes very much, how I look after my body, present myself to the public, respect other people, listen and help where I can.
It upsets him if I’m not healthy so that leads to my cooking being healthy and nutritious, in the process he is happy and healthy also, making us a happy couple looking forward to our golden wedding anniversary in a little under six years time.

You’ll also find kiwinana71 at the following places online:

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Elsie Hagley is a Squidoo Blogger

kiwinana71 invites you to stop by and share a review at her Review of Best Books about Health and Aging .

Go Back to High School with the Giant Squids

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 08:43 AM PDT

cheatinghsThis week, our Giants tackled what was probably one of the hardest storyteller quests yet. They created new lenses about their good old high school days.

Read through the following 10 lenses to find stories, memories and fun old photos about everything from cheating on papers to track and field, from road trips to best friends, band geeks and more.

I think you’ll enjoy the trip back in time as much as I did.

Has this post got you feeling melancholy for your old Alma Mater?   Share your own memories in the comments below.





The Color Run - Cleveland 2014

1. The Color Run – Cleveland 2014

When I was in high school I ran cross country and loved every single minute of it. There was something about running for great distances that I found so calming and relaxing. I competed on my high school cross country team, but eventually gave up running a…

Visiting Eberbach, Germany

2. Visiting Eberbach, Germany

During the summer between my junior and senior years of high school, I had the opportunity to visit Eberbach, Germany, the sister city to my hometown of Ephrata, PA. Being an avid German student, I jumped at the chance to go. I was excited to have a passpo…

High School - The Worst and Best Years of my Life

3. High School – The Worst and Best Years of my Life

If you were to ask me what my high school years were like back then, I’d probably tell you that it was hell. It was full of regrets, heartaches and disappointments. Of course that is if you’d asked me that question when I was 16. For the longest…

Cheating in High School: Reflecting Back Today

4. Cheating in High School: Reflecting Back Today

Seems like every time I open my computer lately I stumble onto an article about students plagiarizing papers, cheating on their exams, or somehow otherwise finding a means of gaming the school grading system. Usually I just shake my head thinking that it p…

High School Days 1960s

5. High School Days 1960s

I was one of the graduates of the class of 1964. The photo is of me and Walter Bruce at my prom. It was an exciting time for me. I was going to work that summer as a swimming instructor in Cardigan and in September, I was off to Mount Allison University in…

High School Band Nerd

6. High School Band Nerd

Prelude: Band nerds didn’t just pop up out of thin air. They had to be nurtured and cultivated in fertile music ground. In my part of the country, they started in fourth grade in September. You and your parents were invited to an after school showcase…

How To Earn Some Extra Money

7. How To Earn Some Extra Money

Oh the days of high school when you can’t wait to graduate and get out on your own. Although later on in life you think boy why was I in such a hurry, or if I only knew then what I know now. I really liked high school, as I was your typical average st…

Michael Power and Saint Joe's, What a Combination!

8. Michael Power and Saint Joe’s, What a Combination!

In the 1950′s and 1960′s if you were Catholic and could afford it, you went to one of the many Separate Schools run by the nuns and priests of the Diocese of Toronto. The Sisters of St. Joseph and the Basilian Fathers all had as part of their man…

School Daze Memories -- 5 High Schools in 4 Years

9. School Daze Memories — 5 High Schools in 4 Years

I have found, people have mixed opinions about their high school days. Some graduated with friends they had since kindergarten, others dreaded the drudgery of math, English and science classes while still others just wanted to be grown and making their own…

My One At A Time Best Friend Jon, Then & Gone

10. My One At A Time Best Friend Jon, Then & Gone

There’s a puzzling kind of mystery about what it means to be best friends, especially when you think that it might mean your wife or husband, your dog, cat, God or someone more ordinary competing for your attention. There’s even a wiki on how to…

Featured Image from Cheating in High School: Reflecting Back Today by LoreleiCohen.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 05:43 AM PDT

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Check your Quest tab for some treats and the Squidoo Home Page rotation (it’s gone green).

Have a great day.

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Lens of the Day: DIY Pinch Proof Protection Necklaces For St. Patrick’s Day

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 05:40 AM PDT

pinchproofHappy St. Patrick’s Day!

If you’ve got children who are worried about being pinched today, stop by today’s So Crafty Lens of the Day to learn how to make these adorably cute DIY Pinch Proof Protection Necklaces For St. Patrick’s Day by lensmaster CorrinnaJohnson.

We’re also hosting a Lucky St. Patrick’s Day Squidliking Quest today with double the points for every SquidLike you give and receive.  So, be sure to get in on the fun while the corned beef is boiling.

If you’re celebrating, have fun and be safe!

Review of the Day: Baking With Star Wars Recipes

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 05:32 AM PDT

Lens of the Day: Spring Beekeeping: Apiary Tasks for a New Season

Posted: 16 Mar 2014 05:24 AM PDT

Review of the Day: Twilight – Why the Book is Better than the Movie

Posted: 16 Mar 2014 05:03 AM PDT

Google+ For Squidoo Lensmasters

Posted: 15 Mar 2014 06:08 AM PDT

8403471250_a12abe5914The second largest social network on the web is Google+, the ever-evolving “social layer” Google launched 2 years ago. The popularity of Android smartphones, the ubiquity of Gmail and the recent merger of YouTube profiles with Google+ have pushed growth in a big way. G+ offers a growing list of features and tools that can enhance your Squidoo experience and bring your audience to you in a whole new way.

Here are my tips for getting the most out of your profile and some of my favorite features for sharing and discovering top-quality content.



Getting Started – Who are you?

Setting up a Google+ profile is really easy. Google is going to want your real name for the profile. I don’t recommend pseudonyms – your profile might be removed and you could even lose access to other Google services. Instead, create a profile that’s associated with your primary Gmail address. If you haven’t created a Gmail address, you’ll want to do that first. Once you’re set up, just click your name in the upper right hand corner of the Inbox and press the blue “Join Google+” button. You can also sign in and then point your browser to to start creating your profile.

You’ll have the opportunity to decide what you’ll share with the public and what will stay private so don’t be shy about fleshing out your profile with information that’s for friends and family only. Google+ uses “circles” to help you control who can see what. Circles are customizable and always changeable so you’ll always be in control of what information is displayed to the public.

What do you do?

Once your profile is set up with all the details, add a recognizable headshot as your photo (preferably one you also use on Squidoo!) and sign up for Authorship.

This will let you add your name and photo to content you create online. When your lenses show up in searches, your name and photo will appear alongside, letting potential readers know that a real person created the content. It’s a great way to establish credibility and name recognition. The fastest way to get set up is to add a link to your Google+ profile to your Squidoo lensmaster profile or the about me of your lens. Then edit your Google+ profile’s “Links” section to list yourself as a “Contributor” to Squidoo and to the lenses you want to claim.

Want to hang out?

Google+ profiles provide access to communities, groups and pages that post interesting and engaging content from all over the web in a familiar “share” format, so you won’t have any trouble locating communities and groups that reflect your interests. If you’re looking for something more interactive or a more personal experience, definitely check out the Hangouts feature.

Hangouts are video conference calls hosted on the Google+ service. They’re super fast and generally easy to use. You can set up Hangouts like private conferences, but where the Hangout really shines is the “On Air” feature. These conference calls are open to observers and sometimes welcome participation.

There’s a dizzying variety of educational, social and informative Hangouts you can join or watch. There’s information on content creation,  chats about hobbies, intense literary discussion and even religious services! Look for Hangouts that will help your writing, inspire you to learn more about your favorite subjects or sit in on experts talking technology for a boost to your creativity whenever you need it.

As you can see, there’s a lot of potential in an active G+ profile, so hare and post your content in a respectful fashion, make real contributions whenever possible and always be yourself, wherever you are online.

How do you use Google+ ? I’d love to hear your insights on what works for you and don’t forget to look us up on G+ and add us to your circles!

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Review of the Day: RED DOG Movie Review

Posted: 15 Mar 2014 05:37 AM PDT

Lens of the Day: Who was Julia Stanley?

Posted: 15 Mar 2014 05:10 AM PDT

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