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Assault River – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  September 3, 2016  /  The Back Page  /  11 Comments

Assault River is not your typical vacation destination… Thomas Calabrese …  The Tassadarian civilization lived on a cold dark planet in the Serpentis Galaxy that was several light years away from planet Earth. The Tassadarians were highly intelligent fierce carnivores who required massive amounts of meat and flesh to nourish their massive brains and powerful […]

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Our Young Enlisted Military

By   /  July 18, 2016  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

The average age of a new recruit entering the military is 19 years old. They will have much shorter hair after their first day, learn to take orders quickly, learn a new way of life, eat fast, move fast without hesitation, become more muscular, get good cardio training, learn to march in step, become very […]

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10 Smart Security Steps For Seniors

By   /  June 10, 2016  /  The Back Page  /  2 Comments

(BPT) – From identity theft to home burglary, it’s an unfortunate fact that senior citizens are often a target for criminals. By taking simple security measures while at home and out traveling, you can dramatically reduce the likelihood you or a loved one is victimized. Always lock doors: Whether you’re in a home or an […]

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Top Tips To Make The Most Of Your Family’s Outdoor Plans This Summer

By   /  June 6, 2016  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

(BPT) – With winter in the rearview and warm weather finally here, millions of Americans have come out of hibernation and are looking to breathe in the fresh summer air. This year marks the centennial celebration of America’s National Parks and according to AAA, gas prices are at their lowest in 12 years, so there […]

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3 Tips To Land A Job After College

By   /  June 1, 2016  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

  (BPT) – America’s unemployment rate recently hit its lowest level in seven years. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, that’s just in time for 2.8 million graduates with bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees to enter the workforce. However, a college degree does not always lead to gainful employment. Millennials make up 40 […]

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Tips for Going Green, Saving Green, With Greywater Recycling

By   /  May 14, 2016  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Tips for going green, saving green, with greywater recycling (BPT) – Water conservation isn’t just for Californians and others who live in dry climates. Although the Golden State’s water woes grabbed headlines last summer, it’s not the only state potentially facing water shortages. Nor is it the only one where conservation-minded homeowners are turning to […]

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Watch out! Today is Friday the 13th

By   /  May 13, 2016  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Watch out! Today is Friday the 13th, known by many as the unluckiest day of the year. While many will laugh off the superstitious day, others will remain in bed paralyzed by fear and avoid daily tasks, conducting business or traveling. In the U.S., an estimated 17 to 21 million people suffer from a fear […]

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Conquering The Top 5 Reasons People Fail At Fitness

By   /  April 26, 2016  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Conquering the top 5 reasons people fail at fitness   (BPT) – Everyone can agree that regular exercise is important, so why do so many people struggle to stick with their fitness goals? If you’ve encountered barriers holding you back from committing to a fitness routine, you’re not alone. The health experts at the Mayo […]

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Want to know your donation really makes a difference? Give local, America!

By   /  April 22, 2016  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Want to know your donation really makes a difference? Give local, America! (BPT) – Americans are generous people, donating billions of dollars every year to thousands of charities. Yet it’s only human nature to wonder if your check or online donation really makes a difference. It does – just ask Michelle Mott, the mother of […]

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How Come We Pay Taxes

By   /  April 14, 2016  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

HOW COME WE PAY TAXES A tax is a mandatory fee imposed by the government or other similar organization. If you’ve ever noticed that the price of something you buy at a store upon checkout is higher than the listed price, then you’ve just witnessed a sales tax that your state charges. In the same […]

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Tips For A More Colorful March Madness

By   /  April 1, 2016  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

5 tips for a more colorful March Madness (BPT) – In the world of college sports, your school’s official team colors play a powerful role in every aspect of the game. From team jerseys and mascots to lucky game day gear, team colors bring fans together and act as a beacon of pride, spirit and […]

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5 Tips For a Satisfying Spring Cleaning

By   /  March 28, 2016  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

5 tips for a satisfying spring cleaning (BPT) – Of the many projects and activities people put on their annual to-do lists, few loom as large as spring cleaning. If you suddenly feel a burst of energy and a need to shake out the dreariness of winter, you’re not alone. While it may seem like […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Approaches Not Actually Irish.

By   /  March 15, 2016  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

St. Patrick’s Day Approaches  Not Actually Irish. TR Robertson ….Green will soon be the color of the day as March 17th will soon arrive bringing another St. Patrick’s Day. Many folks will wear green, many will go to church and many will have delicious St. Patrick’s Day meals at home and most will have no […]

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Canned Beer Goes On Sale in 1935

By   /  March 4, 2016  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

   Canned Beer Goes On Sale in 1935 Canned beer goes on sale in 1935 and makes its debut on this day in 1935. In partnership with the American Can Company, the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company delivered 2,000 cans of Krueger’s Finest Beer and Krueger’s Cream Ale to faithful Krueger drinkers. In Richmond, Virginia Ninety-one […]

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The Washington Post: Climate Change

By   /  March 1, 2016  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

The Arctic Ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot, according to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from Consulafft, at  Bergen ,  Norway . Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers all point to a radical change in climate conditions and […]

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Cork Farmers

By   /  February 28, 2016  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Have you ever wondered where that cork in your bottle of wine comes from? The answer is most likely to be Spain or Portugal , where over half of the world’s cork is harvested – it is in fact the National Tree of the latter country. However, unlike other forms of forestry, the production of cork never […]

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Most Charming Small Towns in Southern California

By   /  February 18, 2016  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

There’s something about a small town that feels quite magical. From the quaint shops and the local markets to the traditional annual events and parades, a small town has that special something that makes you want to linger a while. We are lucky to have many of those places right here in Southern California. Avalon, […]

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THE YEAR 1915 – What A Difference A Century Makes!

By   /  February 15, 2016  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

THE YEAR 1915 –  Here are some statistics for the Year 1915: The average life expectancy for men was 47 years. Fuel for cars was sold in drug stores only. Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub. Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone. The maximum speed limit in most cities was […]

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Intrusive Robo-dialing: Good News, The End Is Near

By   /  February 9, 2016  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

(BPT) – The scene is all too familiar: you’re in the middle of dinner and suddenly a telemarketer’s call or dead air on the end of the line rudely interrupts your meal. Thanks to the FCC, this approach is gradually becoming a thing of the past. On June of 2015, the FCC adopted a proposal […]

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Started Planning Your Garden?

By   /  February 6, 2016  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

During World War II, many foods, including butter, eggs, coffee, meat, and sugar, were rationed by the government. There were also labor and transportation shortages that made it difficult for enough fresh produce to be brought to the market. And so the government called on Americans to plant “victory gardens” in order to supply their […]

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