Bust of american author John Steinbeck located in Monterey, California. Many of Steinbeck's novels take place in and around the Monterey area.

Great Writers of the 20th Century: John Steinbeck

In a way, each of Steinbeck’s novels is similar to a great painting that emotionally overwhelms the viewer. When the viewer moves closer and examines the brush-strokes, the painting is just a lot of...
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Travel Advice for a Stress-Free Time at the Airport

If you have planned an exciting vacation and you're looking forward to getting away, you will want to make sure that the trip goes as smoothly as possible. However, going through an airport can be a stressful...
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Ten Steps to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

Most entrepreneurs start their business to achieve financial independence and wealth. There's nothing wrong with that goal. The problem is finding ways to turn that dream into reality. Here are a few starting...
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How Much Sleep Do I Need to Avoid Health Problems?

Insufficient sleep can leave us feeling tired and groggy. However, the problems do not end there. Overwhelming research has linked inadequate sleep to a bevy of health issues: including cancer, cardiovascular...
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Culture Fatigue in Italy: Four Tips for Avoiding It

So you’re going on vacation to Italy and you plan to visit some museums and art galleries while you’re there. One thing you can be sure of is that Italy has no shortage of those. But what you may not know...
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Revisiting the Cane River Black Creoles

It was halfway déjà vu as I drove north on I-49 beyond Alexandria, Louisiana and turned off at exit 119. But on the previous occasion, the day after Rickey Norman’s homegoing at Saint Charles Borromeo...
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The Value of Great Artwork for Your Home Design

Whether you are redecorating your current home or designing your dream home, the right home décor will make a huge difference in the beauty of your surroundings and the comfort of your family. When your home...
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A Comprehensive Guide to Back Pain

Back pain affects more than 30 million Americans at any given time, ultimately 80% of the population will suffer, at some point. Anywhere from 2% to 10% of individuals who experience back pain develop what is...