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Easy Sore Throat Soother/Drink/”Remedy”

I’ve caught a summer cold. :(

But here’s the thing: Between my hypoglycemia (I can’t have processed sugars…) and my DEADLY allergy to Dextromethorphan (I go into Anaphylaxis…), my options for store-bought sore throat & cough medicines are limited. Okay, more like non-existent.

But this really helped me last night when my throat was so sore that it was keeping me awake when I was trying to rest:

  1. Microwave/boil a cup of water.
  2. Add in a teeny-tiny amount of honey. Stir in until “clear.” (Honey doesn’t mess with my glucose levels if I use a minuscule amount — but if it messes with yours, then leave this step out).
  3. Stir in just a tad of orange juice. (Lemon juice would probably also work, but I didn’t have any).

It’ll taste pretty terrible — almost exactly like a store-bought remedy! — but it works really well. Or, at least, it did for me. It calmed down my throat pain enough that I was finally able to get some sleep. (And the steam cleared up my sinus pressure!).

Anyway, if you’re sick and your body hates everything “normal” like mine does, then give this a try. Maybe it’ll help you feel a little better. <3

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A Fun Way to Make Money Online: Pretend to Be a Fictional Character

Check out my latest article for The Penny Hoarder! It’s all about earning money as a character blogger (someone who ghostwrites as a fictional character).

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I was born a decade too late.

bakapikananoda:

yesbothways:

xenawise:

What I wouldn’t give to have been around (well, I was around, but very young) when Xena was on air. I find myself trawling old fandom websites, forums, and such in the wee hours of the morning only to get 404ed or find they were last updated 10 years ago. I wish I could’ve been part of the madness.

This is just one of many reasons there must be a truly awesome remake of Xena in the future. 

forever and allways ^ all that

Replace Xena with Twin Peaks and yeah… >_<

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I finally answered a bunch of the questions I&#8217;d collected from readers: 
 “You never talk about your fiction anymore. Why not?”
 “Are you still writing fiction at all?”
 “Are you still writing The Trouble with Boobs?”
 “Are you still writing your book of short stories?”
 “What is your book of short stories about?”
 “What is ghostwriting?”
 “What other writing do you do?”
 “What color are your eyes?”
 “How did you meet your boyfriend/husband/significant other?”
“What’s your cat’s name?”
“Are you coming back to my school?”/”Will you come to my school?”
“How can I talk to you if I have a question?”
For my answers (along with a long ramble about body image), click here: http://laurentharp.net/questions-from-the-mailbag-1/
Illustration by Ramiro R.

I finally answered a bunch of the questions I’d collected from readers: 

  •  “You never talk about your fiction anymore. Why not?”
  •  “Are you still writing fiction at all?”
  •  “Are you still writing The Trouble with Boobs?”
  •  “Are you still writing your book of short stories?”
  •  “What is your book of short stories about?”
  •  “What is ghostwriting?”
  •  “What other writing do you do?”
  •  “What color are your eyes?”
  •  “How did you meet your boyfriend/husband/significant other?”
  • “What’s your cat’s name?”
  • “Are you coming back to my school?”/”Will you come to my school?”
  • “How can I talk to you if I have a question?”

For my answers (along with a long ramble about body image), click here: http://laurentharp.net/questions-from-the-mailbag-1/

Illustration by Ramiro R.

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Questions from the Mailbag #1

I’ve been collecting questions from you guys (both in-person and online) for the past few months and I think the time has finally come that I answer some of ‘em!

I had a stack of questions from people who had written to me (or met me in person when I was a guest speaker) and I finally sat down and answered them.

Most of it pertains to my fiction writing, but there’s some other stuff thrown in there too (like what color my eyes are).

Anyway, if you ever wrote to me with a question… I finally answered!

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Freelance Writer Seeking Client: Are You Him/Her?

I’m going to have an opening in my client roster starting in September! :)

If you or someone you know is in need of a freelance writer/blogger, feel free to contact me!

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