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Giving Machines Are All The Rage

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We bought the Lumber item just the other day at the Giving Machine in front of Nashville's Bridgestone Arena as my wife's friend Andrea Ballard sang Christmas carols nearby. See more here: cool-vending-giving-machines-allow-people-to-donate-gifts-to-those-in-need-all-over-the-world... read more

Order An Angel Shot

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I had no idea. Good to know. See bartender-uses-fake-receipt-save-women-hit-creep"If you ever feel uncomfortable at a bar, or require some form of assistance, order an angel shot and a bartender will escort you to your car. It could save your life."... read more

Donate Your Excess Clutter

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"Something that's been sitting in your house, unused and unloved, may bring a great deal of joy to, or fill the genuine need of, someone else. Make their day, and give yourself a pat on the back. Knowing that you're doing good can make it much easier to part with your stuff."Go to where-t... read more

Four Reasons Why Belief In Authority Is The Most Dangerous Superstition

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"Question authority, including the authority that told you to question authority." -- Sixth grade girl Go to read more

Alternatives To GoFundMe

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Because GoFundMe will delete campaigns they disagree with (see here, here and here), you might want to check out their alternatives here: FundRazr;GiveSendGo;Top 7 GoFundMe Alternatives And, while you're looking at alternatives, here are quite a few Google alternatives. Good article. UPDATE: Anoth... read more

Giving Matters

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" furthers The Community Foundation's work of connecting generosity with need by raising the level of local nonprofit transparency, making comprehensive information available to the public in a searchable database, and identifying emerging needs. On, you can ... read more

Magnificent Animals Face Culling

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See here, here, and/or here."We will not allow our animals to starve. We will not allow them to suffer. Culling would be the kindest and, if this came to pass, this is what we would do, she says. " And here's a place in Colorado you might want to visit and/or donate to.... read more

Americans In Stable Financial Positions Answer The Call To Donate Their Stimulus Check

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More than 100 Americans have pledged their $1,200 federal stimulus check to helping their neighbors and local businesses.Americans in Stable Financi... read more

This Veterinarian Wanders The California Coast Treating Homeless People's Pets For Free

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Go to Veterinarian... read more

A New Idea On Fostering Pets

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A Mississippi hotel lets guests foster dogs during their stay and now more than 60 have found forever homes." Yahoo News ... read more

Girl Had Only Been Volunteering At Pet Shelter For Two Days When She Was Reunited With Lost Cat

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Go to girl-volunteered-at-pet-shelter-for-two-days-until-reunited-with-lost-catHannah Rountree had not seen her cat Spunky in three years-at least until he reappeared at the animal shelter she had only just started volunteering.... ... read more

World's Oldest PM To Youngest: Listen To Old People & Hold Onto Idealism

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Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad, the world's oldest prime minister, has offered the world's youngest, Finland's Sanna Marin, some words of wisdom as she takes on her new role: Ask "old people" for their advice. mahathir-marin-finland-advice... read more

Scotty Kilmer Explains New Car Repair

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You probably can't fix it yourself, and your mechanic might not be able to, either. Almost a metaphor for our times. See Scotty Kilmer explains new car repair. By the way, this guy's great. In various places he says: Honda makes the best engines but Toyota makes the best cars. The Ford 150 is the b... read more

Digging A Shallow Well

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This guy makes it look easy: read more

Donation To Harmony Haven

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We just donated to Harmony Haven Therapeutic Riding and Horse Rescue. This recent snowstorm knocked down fencing, along with their shelter. And don't forget these guys: Adopt-a-horse here or here... read more

Words To Live By

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Stay loose, keep moving, stay true to yourself... always. This is pretty good advice, too, though.... read more

How To Drain A Toilet

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I realized halfway through the task of draining the toilet that I didn't know how. I'd never done it before. I've drained the tank plenty of times, but not the toilet bowl itself. It all started after I had to use a "snake" to unclog it. The snake left marks. My wife bought some "Bart... read more


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Get your insults here! This is a free service that we're only too happy to provide. And just because it's free doesn't mean it's not professionally done. Give us a call anytime, but the later the hour, the worse the insult!... read more

If Your Brakes Go Out

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If your brakes ever go out, just shift into Park. Better to ruin the transmission than to die! You're welcome!.Don't ask. :)... read more

Dare To Be Nice

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... (or friendly, even) once in a while instead of cool. As my brother-in-law says, Jus' sayin'.... read more

My Sister's Horse Rescue

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...... and riding therapy operation now has a GoFundMe page! I hope you've got some pocket change you can donate. Thanks. Here's the link (in case you missed the first two, above) :) also: Willie Nelson rescues 70 horses from slaughter... read more

Please Donate To Harmony Haven

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Please DONATE to Harmony Haven Therapeutic Riding & Horse Rescue's fundraiser to build better shelter for the winter. Thanks. Please donate by clicking here. Thank you!Or go here:, last but not least (and possibly best of all), you can use AmazonSmile instead... read more

Just 'Cuz You Cut Off Its Head

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Just 'cuz you cut off its head... don't assume it's harmless. Chef dies after spitting cobra he was cooking bit him on the hand ... 20 minutes after he had cut its head off. See Chef-dies-spitting-cobra-cooking... read more

Crowd-Sourced Outpouring Lifts Struggling Mom

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Some good news for a change. Crowd-sourced Outpouring Lifts Struggling Mom The Poverty Line, What Matters Today"Last month Linda Tirado, a 31-year-old from Cedar City, Utah, was ...... read more

Lessons In The Art Of Living

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Good guidelines. The snippet below is the most useful part: Lessons in the Art of Living Psychology Today. "In DBT dialectical behavior therapy, the skill is encapsulated in a mnemonic device known as..." ... read more

If Called To Jury Duty, Be Informed

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Click below for more"FIJA works to inform potential jurors...of their traditional, legal authority to refuse to enforce unjust lawsthat they cannot be required to check their consciences at the courthouse doorthat they cannot be punished for their verdictsInform everyone that juro... read more

Musical Sign Language Interpreters

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That must be some fast signing. I'd like to see that. I guess they show the beat by tapping their feet? It's got me curious.We are SO excited to tell y'all that Musical Sign Language Interpreters will be at this weeks show.. and it is... - Nashville... read more

Shaking While Braking

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Three and a half hours in the Pep Boys waiting room is always time well-spent, wouldn't you agree? :) I'm home now, appreciating the comfort of my office chair, but Pep Boys seriously needs to consider putting more comfortable seats in their waiting area. I did get some things done while waiting, at... read more

Why The Rich Don't Give To Charity

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I thought this was quote-worthy, why-the-rich-dont-give"Last year, Paul Piff, a psychologist at UC Berkeley, published research that correlated wealth with an increase in unethical behavior: While having money doesn't necessarily make anybody anything, Piff later told New Y... read more

The Gravitylight: Lighting For Developing Countries

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GravityLight: lighting for the developing countries on Vimeo. This is so cool!"GravityLight is a revolutionary new approach to storing energy and creating illumination. It takes only 3 seconds to lift the weight which powers GravityLight, creating 30 minutes of light on its descent. For free.&... read more

You Are The Solution You've Been Looking For

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Instead of joining one more group, walking on one more march, giving to one more money bomb, sending one more breathless email about how important this issue is, do me a favor, go to the mirror and say to yourself...You Are the Solution You've Been Looking For."Instead of joining one more gro... read more


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Home for LifeWild Animal SanctuaryAdopt-a-horse here or hereThe Tim Tebow FoundationCharity NavigatorCure Juvenile MyositisGreater GoodHorse Rescue/Therapy RidingHelp Women Around The WorldRescue.orgYouCaring... read more

Auto Repair And Maintenance Estimates

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We hear this is a good website to estimate how much a car repair should cost. Auto Repair and Maintenance Estimates Auto Shop and Mechanic Ratings : RepairPal."RepairPal independently certifies auto repair shops nationwide for superior training, quality tools, fair ...... read more

Care2 Largest Online Community For Healthy And Green Living

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Care2 - largest online community for healthy and green living, human rights and animal welfare."You Care. We Care2. Be a part of the world's largest community for good."... read more

Advice To High School Graduates

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To anyone teaching or raising kids, of any age, here's some advice recently (2011) dished out at a high school speech about 11 things they did not learn in school. He talked about how feel-good, politically correct teaching has created a full generation of kids with no concept of reality and how thi ... read more

How To Replace A Headlight Bulb In A Honda Accord

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How to Replace a Headlight Bulb in a Honda Accord I just followed their instructions to fix my wife's headlight (after she got pulled over and warned about it). So, I thought I'd give credit where credit's due. Thanks, eHow!... read more

Where To Donate Your Stuff

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Where to Donate Your Stuff: 101 Places Your Clutter Can Do Good"Something that's been sitting in your house, unused and unloved, may bring a great deal of joy to, or fill the genuine need of, someone else. Make their day, and give yourself a pat on the back. Knowing that you're doing good can m... read more

Professional House Cleaning Maid Services For Women With Cancer

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Professional House Cleaning Maid Services for women with cancer."Interested in giving the gift of a clean home to a woman undergoing cancer treatments? We would love to hear from you!"... read more

Harmony Haven (12/23/2010)

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You can watch it here: Please donate by clicking here. Thank you.... read more

Harmony Haven (10/24/2010)

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We spent the better part of Friday here at Harmony Haven Therapeutic Riding & Horse Rescue in Cottonwood, CA. My sister and her family run it. Feel free to make a donation! Here's a 4-minute amateur video. Please donate by clicking here. Thank you.... read more

House The Horses

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Please donate by clicking here. Thank you. We are always trying to raise money so we can build a barn for our wonderful horses. Some of the horses are older and need more shade or storm protection to be comfortable. Please donate by clicking here. Thank you.... read more


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PeopleCharity NavigatorCreate the GoodDonate your excess clutterGrameen FoundationHands on NashvilleHarmony Haven Therapeutic Riding and Horse RescueYou can use AmazonSmile instead of plain old Amazon. Choose Harmony Haven Therapeutic Riding & Horse Rescue (EIN: 26-1882493) as the charity you are su... read more

Good Search

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Use them as your search engine, and they give to"You shop. You save. We give." UPDATE: Here is a list of alternative search engines/sites:QwantPresearchGovTrack... and many more... read more

Cool Site To Help Pets

( life / help / pets / internet )"The No Paws Left Behind web site is here to help you through some tough times."... read more

A New Search Engine

( life / help / charity / internet ) (pronounced cool). And here's a good reason to use it (or StartPage) instead of Google: UPDATE: Those links no longer work. So, instead here is a list of alternative search engines/sites:QwantPresearchGoodShop/SearchGovTrack... and many more... read more

Leaving Your Mark

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We welcome all the visitors and students to our center, Harmony Haven. Our mission statement: "We rescue and rehabilitate horses so they can rescue and rehabilitate the people who need them most."It's all about leaving your mark or hoof print. Help others and have a better life just becau... read more

Harmony Haven Therapeutic Riding And Horse Rescue

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We have started our non-profit organization in Cottonwood. Harmony Haven Therapy Riding and Horse Rescue. We will add you to our mailing list if you want updates (we now have 3 horses for our riders). Hope to hear from everyone. - Jeannie, 2008 Click below to see how much they've changed since this ... read more

Harmony Haven (2008)

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My sister and her daughter have started a therapeutic riding and horse rescue! Don't forget to donate by clicking on the DONATE button. Please donate by clicking here. Thank you.... read more

Services Provided By Friendsnews Members

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Services provided by FriendsNews membersHandyman: DougHorse Rescue / Therapy Riding: JeannieClassified Ad Placement: MichaelCrafts: JanaDog Breeding: LucyGenealogy: DougInsults: BillLocksmith and alarm: JaysonMetaphysician: RowlandBookmarks: MilanDog Grooming: Tiffany & ThomasTranslations... read more


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Shopping-related postsMisc computer/electronics for sale: Click hereA whole bunch of electronic equipment for sale: DougReligious advisor wanted. No experience necessary. Must enjoy out-of-body travel and work well with animals. Send resume and salary history.CraigslistFree ClassifiedsComputer part... read more


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You're asking me?! Actually, here's some advice: People need to be listened to -- preferably agreed with -- more than anything else. If you could do one thing for someone that would be it. Controlling a bad habit can be like controlling a car. You have to get inside it and take the wheel. Rising ab... read more

A Few Tips

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Reheat Pizza Heat up leftover pizza in a non-stick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really works. Easy Deviled Eggs Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till ... read more

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