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Muscle reading is a concept I taught in my study skills class. I first came across it in the text, Becoming a Master Student by Dave Ellis. Muscle reading is a great way to break down material and is made up of three phases, consisting of three steps each. I’d like to share this process, as it’s estimated that the average college student will read well over 10,000 pages of text in their undergraduate career. Perhaps muscle reading will help you to make all that reading a little easier to handle. (more…)

Sit back and relax, and enjoy spending the day with us at the Botanic Garden. I guarantee this will be a relaxing and enjoyable visit. Glad to have you along…

Some children pick up on the concept of reading very quickly.  Other students struggle to learn to read.  Reading problems can create problems in other classes where children might need to read textbooks to gather information; this can actually impede their educational progress.  Reading problems can also affect a child’s self esteem.


10 Things That Will Kill You in Under An Hour Poisonous plants, venomous vipers and lethal laughter, the world’s a scary place. We look at 10 terrifying thin…

A few weeks ago, I sat on the porch with my neighbors. We discussed the one thing that was very noticeable in the neighborhood: there were no kids out playing on this beautiful summer day.  We surmised that they were probably inside playing video games or texting other neighborhood kids from their cell phones.


We’re dealing with neighborhood drama today.  If you have kids and you live in a neighborhood, I’m sure you’ve had your own stressful dramas play out from time to time as well.


You may or may not get the option to “plan” your pregnancies.  Sometimes, life plans things for you!  If you are considering having children, here are five important things to consider before making that life changing decision. (more…)