Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Baby Strollers -- The Dollar Stretcher

http://www.stretcher.com/stories/14/14dec22c.cfm

I welcome comments on my latest article in

The Dollar Stretcher

www.stretcher.com

"Baby strollers"

Friday, December 5, 2014

Back to the Land - The Dollar Stretcher

http://www.stretcher.com/stories/14/14dec08b.cfm

I welcome your comments on my article in

The Dollar Stretcher

www.stretcher.com

"Back to the Land"

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Writing Opportunities Lurk in Unexpected Places -- www.freelancewriting.com

Watch for my article in

freelancewriting.com

"Writing Opportunities Lurk in Unexpected Places".

I welcome your comments.

Service Dogs -- Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

I welcome your comments on my article in

Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

www.advanceweb.com

"Service Dogs".

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Sending Flowers - The Dollar Stretcher

http://www.stretcher.com/stories/14/14nov17c.cfm

I welcome your comments on my article in

The Dollar Stretcher

www.stretcher.com

about

"Sending Flowers Out of Town".

Staying Well at Work -- Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

I welcome your comments on my article in

Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

www.advanceweb.com

about

"Staying Well at Work".

Friday, November 7, 2014

Working PRN over the holidays - Advance for OT Practitioners

I welcome your comments on my article in

Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

www.advanceweb.com

"Working PRN over the Holidays.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Voting & Disability -- Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

I welcome your comments on my article in

Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

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"Voting and Disability".

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Disability Resource Expo -- Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

I welcome your comments on my article in

Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

www.advanceweb.com

"Disability Resource Expo"

Friday, October 17, 2014

Selling Your House - The Dollar Stretcher

I welcome your comments on my latest article in

The Dollar Stretcher

www.stretcher.com

"Selling Your House".

Malpractice - Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

I welcome your comments on my article in

Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

www.advanceweb.com

"Malpractice".

Monday, October 13, 2014

Stigma of Riding the Little Yellow Bus -- Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

I welcome your comments on my latest article in

Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

"The Stigma of Riding the Little Yellow School Bus".

www.advanceweb.com

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Auto Loans -- The Dollar Stretcher

I welcome your comments on my latest article in

The Dollar Stretcher

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"What You Need to Know Before You Shop for an Auto Loan"

Saving on Groceries -- The Dollar Stretcher

http://www.stretcher.com/stories/14/14oct13d.cfm

I welcome your comments on my latest article in

The Dollar Stretcher

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"What Successful Shoppers Know about Groceries."

Monday, October 6, 2014

ADHD - Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

http://community.advanceweb.com/blogs/ot_18/archive/2014/10/06/adhd-and-occupational-therapy.aspx

I welcome your comments on my article about

ADHD

in

Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

www.advanceweb.com

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Buying Luggage - The Dollar Stretcher

http://www.stretcher.com/stories/14/14oct06e.cfm

I welcome your comments on my latest published article

"Buying Luggage"

in

The Dollar Stretcher

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Service Auctions - The Dollar Stretcher

http://www.stretcher.com/stories/14/14sep29d.cfm

I welcome your comments on my article in

The Dollar Stretcher

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"Organize a Service Auction"

Friday, September 26, 2014

Travelling OT Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

I welcome your comments on my article in

Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

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"Travelling OT"

Monday, September 22, 2014

Occupational therapy training? -- Advance for OT Practitioners

http://community.advanceweb.com/blogs/ot_18/archive/2014/09/22/where-did-you-receive-your-ot-training.aspx

I welcome your comments on my article

"Where Did you Receive your Occupational Therapy Training?"

www.advanceweb.com

in

Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners


Monday, September 15, 2014

Dress code - Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

I welcome your comments on my article in

Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

about

What do you wear to work?

www.advanceweb.com

Friday, September 12, 2014

Chimney Care - The Dollar Stretcher

I welcome your comments on my latest article in

The Dollar Stretcher

www.stretcher.com

"Chimney work"

Monday, September 8, 2014

Defining Moments - Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

http://community.advanceweb.com/blogs/ot_18/archive/2014/09/08/occupational-therapy-defining-moments.aspx

I welcome your comments on my latest article

"Occupational Therapy Defining Moments"

in

 Advance for OT Practitioners

www.advanceweb.com

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Medical Marijuana & Occupational Therapy

http://community.advanceweb.com/blogs/ot_18/archive/2014/09/02/medical-marijuana-and-occupational-therapy.aspx

I welcome your comments on my article in

Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

www.advanceweb.com

"Medical Marijuana and Occupational Therapy

Monday, August 25, 2014

Manual Muscle Test - Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

http://community.advanceweb.com/blogs/ot_18/archive/2014/08/25/the-manual-muscle-test-low-tech-but-still-widely-used.aspx

I welcome your comments on my article in

Advance for OT Practitioners

"The Manual Muscle Test"

www.advanceweb.com

Friday, August 22, 2014

Buying a New Washing Machine -- The Dollar Stretcher

http://www.stretcher.com/stories/14/14aug18c.cfm

I welcome your comments on my new article in

The Dollar Stretcher

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"Buying a New Washing Machine.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Trying to Find the Tomatoes -- Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

http://community.advanceweb.com/blogs/ot_18/archive/2014/08/18/trying-to-find-the-tomatoes.aspx

I welcome your comments on my latest article in

Advance for OT Practitioners

"Trying to Find the Tomatoes"

www.advanceweb.com

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Squeamish OT - Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

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I welcome your comments on my recent article in

Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

"The Squeamish OT".

Monday, August 4, 2014

Handicapped Parking - Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

http://community.advanceweb.com/blogs/ot_18/archive/2014/08/04/have-we-always-had-handicapped-parking-spaces.aspx

I welcome your comments on my latest published article

"Have We Always had Handicapped Parking Spaces?"

in

Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Choosing the Right Childcare -- The Dollar Stretcher

http://www.stretcher.com/stories/14/14aug04c.cfm

I welcome your comments on my latest published article in

The Dollar Stretcher

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"Choosing the Right Childcare".

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Business of Magazine Writing: Freelancewriting.com

http://www.freelancewriting.com/articles/ff-freelance-magazine-writing.php

I welcome your comments on my recent article

Freelance Magazine Writing, It's My Business

freelancewriting.com

Monday, July 28, 2014

A PhD in Occupational Therapy? -- Advance for OT Practitioners

http://community.advanceweb.com/blogs/ot_18/archive/2014/07/28/the-doctor-is-in-getting-a-doctorate-degree-as-an-occupational-therapist.aspx

I welcome your comments on my latest article in

Advance for OT Practitioners

A PhD in OT?

www.advanceweb.com

Monday, July 21, 2014

Americans with Disabilities Act - Advance for OT Practitioners

http://community.advanceweb.com/blogs/ot_18/archive/2014/07/21/the-americans-with-disabilities-act-and-you.aspx

I welcome your comments on my recent article on

Advance for OT Practitioners

www.advanceweb.com

"The Americans with Disabilities Act".

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Finding the Right Child Care -- The Dollar Stretcher

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The Dollar Stretcher

will be publishing my article

"Finding the Right Child Care"

on Monday August 4, 2014

I welcome your comments after you read the article.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Who was Eleanor Clarke Slagle? -- Advance for OT Practitioners

http://community.advanceweb.com/blogs/ot_18/archive/2014/07/14/who-was-eleanor-clarke-slagle.aspx

I welcome your comments on my latest article in

Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

www.advanceweb.com

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Tattoos -- I want YOUR opinion!!!

My recent article (blog) about

"Tattoos"

in

Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

www.advanceweb.com

Brought many comments, positive and negative

on the blog and also on Facebook.

I encourage you to read the article and add your own comments.

Thanks!


Monday, July 7, 2014

Getting a Tattoo? -- Advance for OT Practitioners

http://community.advanceweb.com/blogs/ot_18/archive/2014/07/07/ot-practitioners-are-you-thinking-about-getting-a-tattoo.aspx

I welcome your comments on my latest published article in

Advance for OT Practitioners

www.advanceweb.com

"Are you Thinking about Getting a Tattoo?

Monday, June 30, 2014

My Issue with Recruiters -- Advance for OT Practitioners

http://community.advanceweb.com/blogs/ot_18/archive/2014/06/30/my-issue-with-recruiters.aspx

I welcome your comments on my latest published article in

Advance for OT Practitioners

"My Issue with Recruiters".

www.advanceweb.com

Friday, June 27, 2014

Zoo & Garden Memberships -- The Dollar Stretcher

I welcome your comments on my latest article in

The Dollar Stretcher



"Zoo and Botanical Garden Memberships"

www.stretcher.com

Monday, June 23, 2014

Wanted: a Few Good Men in OT -- Advance for OT Practitioners

I welcome your comments on my latest article in

Advance for OT Practitioners

"Wanted:  A Few Good Men in OT".

Monday, June 16, 2014

Driver Education & Occupational Therapy - Advance for OT Practitioners

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I welcome your comments on my latest article in

Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

"Driver Education & OT"

Baby Boomer Financial Timeline - The Dollar Stretcher

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I welcome your comments on my latest article in

The Dollar Stretcher

"Baby Boomer Financial Timeline"

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Idyllic Working Vacation for OTs- Advance for OT Practitioners

http://occupational-therapy.advanceweb.com/Features/Articles/An-Idyllic-Working-Vacation.aspx

I welcome your comments about my latest article in

Advance for OT Practitioners

Idyllic Working Vacation for Therapists.

www.advanceweb.com

Monday, June 9, 2014

Insurance rules! -- Advance for OT Practitioners

Advance for OT Practitioners

www.advanceweb.com

has published my latest article

"Insurance rules!"

I welcome your comments.


Thursday, June 5, 2014

Catering on the Cheap - The Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

www.stretcher.com

has published my recent article

"Catering on the Cheap".

I welcome your comments.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Giving Presentations to High School Students - Advance for OT Practitoners

Advance for OT Practitioners

has published my article

"Giving Presentations to High School Students".

I welcome your comments

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Industrial Evaluations by OTs - Advance for OT Practitioners

See

www.advanceweb.com

for my article about

Industrial Evaluations by OTs

in

Advance for OT Practitioners.

I welcome your comments

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Boulder Colorado - article in Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette

I welcome your comments on my latest travel article

"Boulder:  A mountain of fun all year"

in today''s

Champaign-Urbana News Gazette

www.news-gazette.com

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Where will Fido Go on Vacation - Dollar Stretcher Magazine

Subscribers of the print version of

The Dollar Stretcher

can read my latest article

"Where Will Fido Go on Vacation?"

I welcome your comments

New Ways to Sell your Stuff Online - The Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

www.stretcher.com

has published my article

"New Ways to Sell your Stuff Online"

I welcome your comments


Who were Willard & Spackman - Advance for OTs

Advance for OT Practitioners

www.advanceweb.com

Has published my article

"Who were Willard & Spackman?"

I welcome your comments

Flying with Babies - The Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

has published my article

"Flying with Babies"

www.stretcher.com

I welcome your comments

Friday, May 16, 2014

Home Inspections - The Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

www.stretcher.com

is publishing my article

"Should I Get a Home Inspection?"

I welcome your comments.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Splint Making for Dummies - Advance for OT Practitioners

http://community.advanceweb.com/blogs/ot_18/archive/2014/05/12/splint-making-for-dummies.aspx

I welcome your comments on my article

"Splint Making for Dummies"

in

Advance for OTs

www.advanceweb.com


Free One Way Car Rental - The Dollar Stretcher

http://www.stretcher.com/stories/14/14may12d.cfm?AlsoWk

I welcome your comments on my article in

The Dollar Stretcher

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"Free One Way Car Rental".

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Shopping at Outlet Malls -- a good deal?


Shopping at Outlet Stores

Is it a good deal?

By Debra L. Karplus

In an April 2013 report from Consumer Reports (www.consumerreports.org), it stated that outlet shopping has become a thirty billion dollar a year industry.  Whatever the economy, outlet stores seem to be thriving.  But is purchasing from an outlet store a good deal for shoppers like you?

What is an outlet store?

There are many things that an outlet store is not.  Outlet stores are not resale, thrift or consignment stores like Goodwill or Salvation Army stores; the goods that you buy at outlet stores are new merchandise, not used.  Outlet stores are also not buying clubs like Sam’s Club or Costco; at outlet stores you buy reasonable quantities of goods, not items in bulk.

Outlet stores are branches of store you are probably familiar with that sell goods not currently selling at their regular retail stores.  These items may or may not be last year’s styles.  They may or may not be of a lesser quality than you find in their regular retail stores.  Typically, outlet stores are located in malls that exclusively house several outlet stores and no other retail stores.  Outlet malls can be found in large cities like Chicago, but also in smaller towns often located along a major interstate highway. such as Tangor Outlets Stores in Tuscola, Illinois, just off Interstate 57 in East Central Illinois.

Which are some retailers that also have outlet stores?

If you have been to more than one outlet mall, just like regular malls, the same stores seem to appear at outlet malls, too.  If you are shopping for apparel, you might find Coldwater Creek Factory Store; children’s apparel at the outlet mall is likely to be found at the Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store.  Expect to find accessories at the American Eagle Outfitters.  Outlet mall footwear is often at the Hush Puppy Merrell Sebago store.  Corningware Corelle and More sell housewares and home furnishings at outlet malls. Specialty items might be at the Bath and Body Works Outlet.  And you will find food at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.  These are just a few of the many popular stores located in outlet malls.

Bakery outlet stores, such as Aunt Millie’s, are a bit different than other outlet stores, mainly because they sell perishable goods.  A loaf of bread or dinner rolls has a limited shelf life.  (If it doesn’t have a limited shelf life, than it has way too many preservatives and chemicals for you to ingest!)  Bread outlet stores usually sell day old bread of commercial brands.  If you don’t make your own bread or buy bread from a supermarket bakery department or a real bakery, and bread lasts a few days at your house, then day old bread at a discounted price is a very good deal.  After all, any bread that you buy or even bake becomes day old bread unless you and your family eat the entire loaf on the day of the purchase!  You may have discovered that many of the more well-known bakery outlet stores have closed in the past couple of years.

 

What are online outlet stores?

If you think about online outlet stores, Overstock.com comes to mind.  Looking on Overstock’s website, they say that they are a “discount retailer”, but it’s not really clear about the source of the home furnishings, bed and bath products, and apparel for men and women, jewelry and watches, health and beauty supplies or electronics that they sell at discounted prices.

Search on yahoo.com and click on “finances” and you can find more detailed information about OSTK (Overstock.com) which is a publicly traded stock on the NASDAQ exchange.  According to the company’s profile, Overstock is an online retailer selling discounted brand names, non-brand names, and discontinued merchandise.

Are purchases from outlet stores really good deals?

Before you set foot in an outlet store or outlet mall or shop at an online outlet vendor, you need to know specifically what product your are looking for or if you have some flexibility on color, size, style or quantity, for example, to determine how serious a shopper you really are.  But more important, you must be a shopper experienced enough to know value and quality on a specific purchase.  That discounted ladies leather purse at the accessory outlet shop may have sloppy seams or a weak zipper; however good the price appears is insignificant if the purse falls apart in a month.

Shopping from retailers who promote their outlet status is a wonderful way to find great bargains if you know what you are doing.  Do a little research before pulling out your credit card at the outlet store and you will likely be a happy customer.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Bipolar Disorder - Advance for OT Practitioners

http://community.advanceweb.com/bloggroups/2/Home.aspx

I welcome your comments on my latest published article,

"Bipolar Disorder and OT"

in

Advance for OT Practitioners

www.advanceweb.com

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Pet Sitters - The Dollar Stretcher

http://www.stretcher.com/stories/14/14may05b.cfm

I welcome your comments on my latest published article

"Where Will Fido Go On Vacation?"

in

The Dollar Stretcher

http://www.stretcher.com/stories/14/14may05b.cfm

www.stretcher.com

Monday, April 28, 2014

Rural OT -- Advance for OT Practitioners

I welcome you comments about my recent article in

Advance for OT Practitioners

"Rural OT"

www.advanceweb.com

Monday, April 21, 2014

My Favorite Patients - Advance for OT Practitioners

I welcome your comments on my latest published article in

Advance for OT Practitioners

"What Ever Happened to my Favorite Patients?"

www.advanceweb.com

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

"Bake Your Own Bread" -- Inside Glenview Magazine

Though this article only appears in the print copy, not online, of

Inside Glenview Magazine

May 2014

"Bake Your Own Bread".

I welcome your comments.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Evolution of Wheelchairs - Advance for OT Practitioners

http://community.advanceweb.com/blogs/ot_18/default.aspx

I welcome your comments on my latest published article

"Evolution of Wheelchairs"

in

Advance for OT Practitioners.

www.advanceweb.com

Friday, April 11, 2014

Free TV Viewing: Live! -- The Dollar Stretcher

http://www.stretcher.com/stories/14/14apr14d.cfm

I welcome your comments on my latest article in

The Dollar Stretcher

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about

"Being in a TV Studio Audience:.

Monday, April 7, 2014

President with a Disability - Advance for OTs

http://community.advanceweb.com/blogs/ot_18/archive/2014/04/07/electing-a-president-with-a-disability.aspx

I welcome your comments on my latest article

Advance for OT Practitioners

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"A President with a Disability".

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Installing a New Roof - The Dollar Stretcher

Check out my latest published article at

The Dollar Stretcher

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"Installing a New Roof".

I welcome your comments.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Sprouts - Inside Glenview Magazine

Readers in the north Chicago suburbs can now read my latest article that is not online but only in the print issue

Inside Glenview Magazine

"Sprouts"

April 2014 issue

I welcome your comments.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Lessons Learned - Advance for Occupational Therapists

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I welcome your comments on my latest article.

www.advanceweb.com

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Make Your Own Baby Food - The Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

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is publishing my latest article

"Make Your Own Baby Food".

I welcome your comments.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Advertising Occupational Therapy - Advance for OT Practitioners

http://community.advanceweb.com/blogs/ot_18/default.aspx

I welcome your comments on my article

"Advertising OT"

in

Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

www.advanceweb.com

I welcome your comments.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Equestrian Therapy - Advance for OT Practitioners

http://community.advanceweb.com/blogs/ot_18/default.aspx

I welcome your comments on my article in

Advance for OTs

www.advanceweb.com

"Equestrian Therapy".

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Professional Services at Reduced Cost - The Dollar Stretcher

http://www.stretcher.com/stories/14/14mar17d.cfm

The Dollar Stretcher

has published my article

"Let Students Reduce the Cost of Professional Services".

www.stretcher.com

I welcome your comments.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Disability Etiquette - Advance for OT Practitioners

http://community.advanceweb.com/blogs/ot_18/archive/2014/03/10/disability-etiquette.aspx

I welcome your comments on my recent article in

Advance for OTs

about

Disability Etiquette

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Working with an Occupational Therapist - Prime Life Times

The PRINT ONLY March 2014 issue of

Prime Life Times

has published my article

"Working with an Occupational Therapist"

I welcome your comments.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Finding the Right Firewood - Inside Glenview Magazine

Readers in the north suburbs of Chicago can now read the PRINT ONLY March 2014 issue of

Inside Glenview Magazine

about

"Finding the Right Firewood"

I welcome your comments.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Care Management for Elderly - The Dollar Stretcher

http://www.stretcher.com/stories/14/14feb24e.cfm

I welcome your comments on my recent article in

The Dollar Stretcher

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"Care Management for your Elderly Parent"

Grandmotherly advice from an OT: Advance for OT Practitioners

http://community.advanceweb.com/blogs/ot_18/default.aspx

I welcome your comments on my recent blog on

Advance for OTs

advanceweb.com

"Grandmotherly Advice from an OT"

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Rented Garden Plots - The Dollar Stretcher

http://www.stretcher.com/stories/14/14feb24b.cfm

I welcome your comments on my latest article in

The Dollar Stretcher

"Rented Garden Plots"

www.stretcher.com

Monday, February 17, 2014

Cursive writing - Advance for OT Practitioners

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I welcome your comments on my latest article in

Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

advanceweb.com

about Cursive Writing

Friday, February 14, 2014

Canadian Jewish Genealogy - Family Chronicle Magazine Mar/Apr 2014

Family Chronicle Magazine

a Canadian print magazine

has published my article in the

March/April 2014 issue

"Canadian Jewish Genealogy"


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Kale - The Dollar Stretcher

http://www.stretcher.com/stories/14/14feb17c.cfm

I welcome your comments about my latest article in

The Dollar Stretcher

www.stretcher.com

"Kale"

Monday, February 10, 2014

Home visit safety - Advance for OTs

http://community.advanceweb.com/blogs/ot_18/default.aspx

I welcome your comments on my latest article in

Advance for OTs

"Home Visit Safety"

www.advanceweb.com

Preparing Income Taxes - The Dollar Stretcher

http://www.stretcher.com/stories/14/14feb10g.cfm

I welcome your comments on my recent article in

The Dollar Stretcher

"Preparing Your Income Taxes"

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Great Second Chances - Prime Life Times

The PRINT issue, February 2014 of

Prime Life Times

has published my article

"Great Second Chances"

about local resale shops.

I welcome your comments.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Benefits of Salt


Benefits of salt
Using the right amount is an affordable way to stay healthy
By Debra L. Karplus 

Salt gets a bad rap.  Too much salt in our diets can raise blood pressure.  Salt can even make our cars unhealthy; winter road salt can cause rust on the undersides of our otherwise well-maintained vehicles.  Salt is made from sodium and chloride, the chemical symbol, NaCl.  According the Center for Disease Control (CDC), www.cdc.gov,”the majority of sodium in our diets comes from packaged and restaurant food (not the salt shaker)”.  That’s great news for people trying to save money, because a typical twenty-six ounce container of iodized table salt costs about forty cents at the supermarket and lasts a very long time.  Salt is essential for our bodies and has many health benefits.

Salt is important in our diets.

Your body requires reasonable amounts of sodium daily.  Sodium keeps electrolytes in balance and helps facilitate healthy water retention to prevent dehydration.  It also helps with muscle contraction and with digestion.  Your doctor or dentist may even have suggested gargling with warm salt water to get rid of a sore throat or bad breath.  It’s likely that you are getting enough sodium in your diet if you are not deliberately trying to reduce or eliminate it.

Some foods that contain higher amounts of sodium may surprise you.  Dairy foods fall into that category.  You may already be aware that cheese and butter have salt added, but milk naturally contains sodium also.  So if you eat dairy products, such as yogurt, you may possibly be getting enough salt in your diet.  Read the labels and have a calculator handy.

Packaged and restaurant food is expensive and typically loaded with too much salt.

Looking at a box of generic macaroni and cheese, one serving contains 720 milligrams of sodium, approximately thirty-seven percent of the daily recommended amount on a diet of two thousand calories.  That may not sound like much, but remember that is only one course at one meal in a day.  Likely more sodium-filled foods are eaten during the course of that same day.  Be careful!

Restaurants, too, load their food with salt.  If you are accustomed to a low sodium diet at home, you will really notice the overly salty taste of foods eaten away from home, especially soups and sauces.  It doesn’t matter if it is a fancy restaurant or fast food, it probably contains way too much salt.

The several types of salt depend on size and source.

The type of salt you probably have in your kitchen is iodized table salt.  Other types of table salt probably contain iodine, a necessary nutrient for thyroid health.  But you may have noticed that many recipes require kosher salt rather than regular table salt.  Kosher salt comes in a similar container to regular table salt and cost a bit more.  Its granules are larger than table salt.  Chefs like kosher salt because it is easier to handle and helps drain moisture out of foods.  Depending on the recipe, you may be able to get by using regular table salt if you do not have the larger granule salt.

Popcorn salt might be thought of as the opposite of kosher salt.  It’s much more finely ground than table salt and sticks well to foods like French fries, potato chips and popcorn.  You can easily make your own popcorn salt in a spice mill or food processor.

Rock salt, not typically ingested, is made from table salt and comes in very large granules; it takes a long time to dissolve because of its size.  Rock salt is the stuff that melts the winter ice on your driveway or sidewalk.  It’s also used when you make homemade ice cream.  It comes in a large back and is very inexpensive.

Sea salt is said to contain the same minerals as table salt.  But it’s made from evaporated ocean water unlike table salt which is mined.  Sea salt costs two or more times that of table salt depending on the size of the container.  Proponents of healthy eating recommend foods with sea salt rather than table salt.  It’s difficult to know the accuracy of such advice, in the same way some folks prefer bottled water to that from the tap. Do your own research and decide for yourself.

Epson salts benefit your health and belong in every household.

Epson salt contains magnesium, sulfur and oxygen and when ingested can aid digestion.  A six pound bag sells at the pharmacy or supermarket for about four bucks, and will last a long time.  Many people use Epson salt externally as it has numerous benefits to your skin.  Dissolve some Epson salt in a warm tub, hop in, and relax tired muscles.

Before you ban salt from you house because your physician implied that salt was bad for you, assess your diet and lifestyle to determine how salt can make you healthy for a very low cost.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Wheelchair Wonders - Advance for OT Practitioners

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Grow Edible Sprouts - The Dollar Stretcher

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"Grow Your Own Edible Sprouts"

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Yoga as OT Practice - Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Why Occupational Therapy - Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Safety Improvements for Your Home - The Dollar Stretcher

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Bed & Breakfast at your Home - The Dollar Stretcher

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Turning Your Home into a Bed and Breakfast Inn

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Monday, January 13, 2014

The Dollar Stretcher - Carpet purchasing

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Much Ado in Mahomet - Prime Life Times

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January 2014

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"Much Ado in Mahomet"

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Buying New Carpeting - The Dollar Stretcher Magazine

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Writing about Writing

  • Freelancewriting.com, 2014, 08/01, Magazine Writing Business
  • Freelancewriting.com, 2014, 12/01, Writing Opportunities
  • Freelancewriting.com, 2015, 01/16, Teaching Writing Classes
  • Freelancewriting.com, 2015, 03/01, Query letters
  • Freelancewriting.com, 2015, 04/01, Marketing Agent
  • Freelancewriting.com, 2015, 05/06, New Markets
  • Freelancewriting.com, 2015, 07/20, Growing an Idea Bank
  • Freelancewriting.com, 2015, 07/20, Online Presence
  • Freelancewriting.com, 2016, 07/18, SEO-Friendly Writing

History, genealogy and research articles

  • Ancestry Magazine, September 2008, Still No Bill
  • Champaign County Historical Museum Newsletter, Summer 2007, House with a Life of its Own
  • Family Chronicle Magazine, Mar/Apr 2014, Canadian Jewish Genealogy
  • Grand Magazine, Nov 9, 2012, Genealogy with your Grandchildren
  • Inside Glenview Magazine, December 2013, Genealogy Glenview Style
  • Prime Life Times, November 2013, Getting Started in Genealogy
  • Untangling your Jewish Roots, on amazon.com

Writing for children or about children

  • Essay writing for a major national testing organization
  • Fun for Kidz Magazine, Friends with Disabilities, the visually impaired student at school, July 2013
  • Grand Magazine: Debbie's Secret Diary, Feb 25, 2013
  • Grand Magazine: Fun in Hamilton County Indiana, Jun 11, 2013
  • Grand Magazine: Fun in Hamilton County Indiana, Jun 11, 2013
  • Grand Magazine: Letter Writing, Jan 23, 2013
  • Grand Magazine: Mothers & Daughters, Mar 29, 2013
  • Grand Magazine: Nursing Grandchild, Apr 29, 2013
  • Grand Magazine: Poem for my Grandson, Feb 27, 2013
  • Grand Magazine: Safety at Grandma's, Feb 25, 2013
  • Grand Magazine: Volunteering, Jan 23, 2013
  • Grand Magazine: Bullying, Jan 3, 2013
  • Grand Magazine: Children's Museums: Jan, 3, 2013
  • Grand Magazine: Creative Writing w/your Grandchildren, June 27, 2012
  • Grand Magazine: Don't let your Grandchild Make you Sick, June 7, 2012
  • Grand Magazine: Fun in Central Illinois w/Grandkids, July 7, 2012
  • Grand Magazine: Fun things to do at Grandma's, June 4, 2012
  • Grand Magazine: Genealogy with your Grandchildren, November 9, 2012
  • Grand Magazine: Gift that keeps on Giving, June 26, 2012
  • Grand Magazine: Girls Just Want to Have Funds, July 7, 2012
  • Grand Magazine: Grand Times at the Public Library, July 7, 2012
  • Grand Magazine: Homespun Activities w/your Grandchild, June 27, 2012
  • Grand Magazine: School Pictures, Jan 4, 2013
  • Grand Magazine: Substitute teaching, Feb, 20, 2013
  • Grand Magazine: Vegetarian Grandchidlren, July 13, 2012
  • on amazon.com: Creative Writing Class for Children

Therapy publications by Debra Karplus

  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2004, 09/06, OT Bedside Manner Could Use Improvement
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 01/16, OT: Then & Now
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 01/20, Why Occupational Therapy?
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 01/27, Yoga & OT
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 02/04, Wheelchair Wonders
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 02/10, Home visit safety
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 02/17, Cursive writing
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 02/21, Grandmotherly advice
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 02/28, Mainstreaming for Special Ed
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 03/10, Disability Etiquette
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 03/17, Equestrian Therapy
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 03/24, Advertising OT
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 03/31, Lessons Learned
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 04/08, President with a Disability
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 04/14, Wheelchair Evolution
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 04/21, Favorite Patients
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 04/28, Rural OT
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 05/05, Bipolar Disorder
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 05/12, Splints
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 05/19, Willard and Spackman
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 05/27, Industrial Evaluations,
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 06/02, Presentations to Students
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 06/09, Insurance rules!
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 06/12, Working vacation for OTs
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 06/16, Drivers Ed and OT
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 06/23, Male OTs
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 06/30, Recruiters
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 07/07, Tattoos
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 07/14, Eleanor Clarke Slagle
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 07/21, The ADA
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 07/28, PhD in OT?
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 08/04, Handicapped parking
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 08/11, Squeamish OT
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 08/18, Gardening (tomatoes)
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 08/25, Manual Muscle Test
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 09/02, Medical Marijuana
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 09/08, Defining OT
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 09/15, Dress code
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 09/22, OT training?
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 09/29, Travelling OT
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 10/06, ADHD & OT
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 10/13, Stigma of Little School Bus
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 10/20, Malpractice
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 10/27, Disability Resource Expo
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 11/03, Voting & disability
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 11/10, PRN work & holidays
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 11/17, Staying well at work
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2014, 11/24, Service Dogs
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 03/18, Confidentiality
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 04/09, Disability & Mr Magoo
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 05/19, OT and Wii
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 05/26, COPD & OT
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 06/16, Singing & OT
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 06/23, Father's Day reminder
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 06/30, Online OT?
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 07/07, Choose health career & debt
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 07/13, Lou Gehrig's Disease
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 07/20, Backpacks
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 07/28, Fishing & ADA
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 08/04, Give credit
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 08/10, Getting along
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 08/17, Mindfulness
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 08/26, Aquatics
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 08/31, Fall prevention
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 09/09, Mom's advice
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 09/16, Respecting disabled
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 09/22, Laughter Yoga
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 09/30, Bike helmets
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 10/16, Joint pain & baby boomers
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 10/27, Helmets for falls
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 10/30, ALS eliminated
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2015, 11/10, Wheelchair sports
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2016, 01/12, English Learners
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2016, 01/18, Therapy on wheels
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2016, 01/26, Body mechanics
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2016, 02/01, Chair yoga
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2016, 02/08, Stroke & memory
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2016, 02/17, Spinal stenosis
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2016, 02/22, Explaining disability
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2016, 03/03, Health fairs
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2017, 01/05, OT for daily tasks
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2017, 01/09, Aging in place
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2017, 01/20, Reflections one-handed
  • Advance for OT Practitioners, 2017, 01/26, Dog OT
  • American Journal of Occupational Therapy, February 1994, Older Adults with Developmental Disabilities
  • American Journal of Occupational Therapy, June, 1989, Activites Handbook and Instructor's Guide
  • American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 1994, ADL Evaluations in Long Term Care Facilities
  • Grand Magazine, June 12, 2012, Your Grandchild with ADHD
  • Grand Magazine, June 12, 2012, Your Grandchild with Asperger Syndrome
  • Grand Magazine, May 11, 2012, Your Grandchild with a Physical Disability
  • Grand Magazine, November 12, 2012, Grandchild with Developmental Disability
  • Grand Magazine, October 8, 2012, Your Grandchild & Special Education
  • Item writing for a therapy testing organization
  • Journal of Rehabilitation, July 1994, Invaluable Guide to Life after Stroke
  • Occupational Therapy Forum, April 3,1989, Wheelchair Accessibility
  • Occupational Therapy Forum, July 22,1994, Psychosocial Impact of Stroke on the Family
  • Occupational Therapy Forum, May 29,1989, The Self-Employed Occupational Therapist
  • Prime Life Times, 2014, 03, Working with an OT
  • Prime Life Times, 2016, 03, Bathroom Safety at Home
  • Prime Life Times, 2017, 02, Tasks One-handed
  • Prime Life Times, 2017, 05, Aging in Place
  • Prime Life Times, 2017, 06, Preparing for Hip Surgery
  • The Therapist in Business: an Introduction to Private Practice, a book published by Cross Country, 2005
  • writer for National Board Certifying Occupational Therapists (NBCOT)

Family, home and lifestyle articles by Debra Karplus or Lee Doppelt

  • Amazon.com, Finding Free Firewood
  • Back Home Magazine, November 2008, Scavenge for Firewood
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2009, 09, Your Kitchen: a Food Factory
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2010, 02, Food plus Family plus Friends
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2010, 03, Avoiding Layoffs
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2010, 04, Benefits of Volunteering
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2010, 09, Free Firewood
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2010, 10, Dumpster Diving with Panache
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2010, 11, Home Safe Home
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2010, 12, Bartering
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2011, 01,Those Who Can,Teach
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2011, 02, Tots & Tools
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2011, 03, IRA or Roth
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2011, 04, Resale Shops
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2011, 05, Get Paid for Research
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2011, 06, Roadside Assistance Plans
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2011, 08, Managing your Banking
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2011, 09, Cutting Back on Tree Trimming
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2011, 10, Should You Be Alarmed?
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2011, 11, Non-Traditional Housing
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2011, 11, Opting for Co-ops
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2012, 01, Be a Smarter Patient
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2012, 03, Save Money with a Motorcycle
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2012, 04, Farmers Market Selling
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2012, 05, Habitat Store
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2012, 05, Mulching
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2012, 06, Seven Habits of Frugal People
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2012, 07, Magic with Molasses
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2012, 07, Rain Gardens
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2012, 08, Senior Discounts
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2012, 08, Work at Home
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2012, 09, Composting
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2012, 10, Finding Cheap Airfares
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2012, 10, Soybeans
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2012, 12, Income from Direct Sales
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2013, 02, Mattresses
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2013, 03, Discount Airlines
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2013, 09, Baby Toys to Make
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2013, 10, Affordable Fences
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2013, 10, Buying a Chainsaw
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2013, 11, Cast Iron Cookware
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2014, 01, Carpeting purchase
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2014, 02, Community College
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2014, 02, Home Safety Improvements
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2014, 03, Income Tax Preparation
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2014, 03, Kale
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2014, 04, Lawn mower purchase
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2014, 05, Pet Sitters
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2014, 06, Car Rental Free
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2014, 06, Care Management for Elderly Parents
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2014, 07, Selling Stuff Online
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2014, 08, Services at Reduced Cost
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2014, 08, Zoo & Garden Membership
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2014, 09, Washing Machines
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2014, 10, Catering Cheap
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2014, 12, Flowers sent
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2015, 01, Auto loans
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2015, 03, Buying smart
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2015, 03, String trimmers
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2015, 06, Wedding out of town
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2015, 06, Who pays?
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2015, 07, Driveways
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2015, 08, Lottery playing
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2015, 09, Rent-free living
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2015, 10, Frugal or cheap?
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2015, 10, Winter clothes
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2015, 12, Dental scams
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2015, 12, Housing for adult kids
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2016, 01, Frugal not Poor
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2016, 02, Free college
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2016, 02, Retirement employment
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2016, 04, Self employment
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2016, 09, Lottery
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2016, 09, Moving experience
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2016, 11, Drapes & Curtains
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2017, 02, House for sale
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2017, 03, Garden labor-free
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2017, 03, House purchase
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2017, 04, Bicycle Maintenance
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2017, 04, Refrigerators
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2017, 05, Homeowner's associations
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2017, 06, House Won't Sell
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2017, 06, Rain Barrels
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2017, 07, Dehumidifiers
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2017, 08, Blenders/food processors
  • Dollar Stretcher Magazine, 2017, 10, Rent out rooms
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2009, 12, Simplify Your Financial Life
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2010, 06, Special Breaks for Aspiring Teachers
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2011, 05/11, Essential Appliances
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2011, 07/04, Water Problems
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2011, 08/22, Vegetarian Diet
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2011, 11,11, Gutter Cleaning
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2012, 01/10, Buying Tires
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2012, 01/10, Wood Heat
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2012, 02/06, Nursing Home Insurance
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2012, 05/07, Uses for Palletts
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2012, 09/03, Wedding Planners
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2012, 10/22, Reading Cheap
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2012, 11/18, Mystery Shopping
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2012, 11/23, Make Money by Blogging
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2013, 01/24, Meals while Travelling
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2013, 02/13, Auto advertising
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2013, 02/25, Vacuum Cleaners
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2013, 05/06, Breastfeeding
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2013, 05/31, Travel Insurance
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2013, 07/05, Spices & Health
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2013, 07/20, Emergency room visits
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2013, 07/23, Bicycle Shopping
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2013, 07/23, Home Project Management
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2013, 07/23, Kitchen Stoves
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2013, 07/23, Lawn Alternatives
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2013, 08/16, Sorghum sweetener
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2013, 08/19, Generosity & Frugality
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2013, 10/08, Lighthouse Lodging
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2013, 10/10, Raising Backyard Hens
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2013, 12/06, Bed & Breakfast at your Home
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2013, 12/16, Gym Membership
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2014, 01/15, Bed & Breakfast, your home
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2014, 01/29, Grow Sprouts
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2014, 02/20, Garden plot rented
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2014, 03/28, Baby Food Homemade
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2014, 04/04, A New Roof
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2014, 04/11, TV Studio Audience Participant
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2014, 05/19, Flying with Babies
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2014, 06/09, Home Inspections
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2014, 06/16, Baby Boomer Financial Timeline
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2014, 08/04, Childcare
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2014, 09/12, Chimney Care
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2014, 09/29, Service Auctions
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2014, 10/02, Luggage
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2014, 10/14, Grocery savings
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2014, 10/17, Sell your home
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2014, 12/08, Back to the Land
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2014, 12/16, Baby strollers
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2015, 01/15, Mobile Homes
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2015, 03/01, Basements kept Dry
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2015, 03/23, Group Travel
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2015, 03/30, Shoes purchased
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2015, 04/13, Millionaires
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2015, 04/20, National Parks
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2015, 05/04, Foraging
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2015, 06/01, Home mobility equipment
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2015, 06/22. Funerals
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2015, 07/06, Car sharing
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2015, 10/19, SAD Light Boxes
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2015, 10/19, Snow removal
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2015, 11/09, Rewiring an Old House
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2015, 12/28, Gym equip at home
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2016, 01/18, Quit stressful job
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2016, 03/07, Estate sale income
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2016, 03/21, Disability-friendly home
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2016, 04/06, Class action suits
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2016, 05/16, Pet transport
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2016, 05/23, Backpacks
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2016, 08/01, Silver Sneakers
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2016, 10/03, Arthritis Devices
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2016, 11/07, Crawl space
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2016, 11/28, Malt
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2016, 12/11, Television purchase
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 01/09, Cruises cut rate
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 01/30, Beekeeping
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 02/20, Piano tuned
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 03/06, Transport Motor Homes
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 03/20, Garage door
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 04/17, Train travel
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 04/24, Asbestos removal
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 05/29, Sofa purchase
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 06/05, Friends & financial advice
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 06/05, Heating ducts cleaned
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 06/12, Power washing
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 06/26, House won't sell
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 07/03, Age in Place
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 07/10, Dehumidifiers
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 08/01, Injury prep
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 08/21, Dog walker
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 09/18, Car seats
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 09/25, Radon
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 10/02, Goose control
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 10/09, Car purchase
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 10/16, Lists to save money
  • Dollar Stretcher, 2017, 10/16, Mold solutions
  • Inside Glenview Magazine, 2014, 01, Going Vegetarian
  • Inside Glenview Magazine, 2014, 03, Finding the Right Firewood
  • Inside Glenview Magazine, 2014, 04, Growing Sprouts
  • Inside Glenview Magazine, 2014, 05, Bake your own Bread
  • News-Gazette, 2012, 11/04, Places to visit, Lake Superior
  • News-Gazette, 2012, 11/25, Places to visit, Salt Lake City
  • News-Gazette, 2013, 06/23, Hamilton County Indiana
  • News-Gazette, 2013, 08/25, Traverse City Michigan
  • News-Gazette, 2014, 05/25, Boulder Colorado
  • News-Gazette, 2015, 06/19, Minneapolis-St.Paul
  • News-Gazette, 2015, 09/20, Galesburg Illinois
  • News-Gazette, 2015, 10/18, Omaha
  • News-Gazette, 2015, 11/15, Iowa's Lincoln Highway
  • News-Gazette, 2015, 12/20, Illinois Great River Road
  • Prime Life Times, 2013, 12, Museums in Champaign County
  • Prime Life Times, 2014, 01, Mahomet, Illinois
  • Prime Life Times, 2014, 02, Great Second Chances
  • Prime Life Times, 2015, 08, Choral Union

FICTION by Lee Doppelt

  • Mr. America Mirage, novella by Lee Doppelt, available on amazon.com

Entrepreneur Interviews

  • Young Money, 2010, 03/30, Amos Winbush of CyberSynchs
  • Young Money, 2010, 03/23, Rob Carpenter of Friendgiftr

Business Editorials

  • Business Week Magazine, 2006, 10/09, Launching a Career
  • Fortune Magazine, 2008, 07/21, Hoist by our own Petard

Money, Business & Careers

  • Entrepreneur Briefing, available on amazon.com
  • Forbes: 2012, April, Sell at the Farmer's Market
  • Young Money Magazine, 2009, Spring,Getting the Government to Pay for College
  • Young Money Magazine, 2009, Summer, Business of Loan Forgiveness
  • Young Money, 2008, 11/19, Is Being an Entrepreneur Right for you?
  • Young Money, 2008, 12/10, The ABCs of Substitute Teaching
  • Young Money, 2008, 12/11, The Election, Change and You
  • Young Money, 2008, 12/24, Six Ways to Avoid those Extra Baggage Charges
  • Young Money, 2008, 12/29, Who will Prepare your Taxes this Year?
  • Young Money, 2009, 01/05, The Basics of Stock Market Investing
  • Young Money, 2009, 01/14, Find a Stock Broker
  • Young Money, 2009, 01/21, What's the Best Credit Card for You
  • Young Money, 2009, 01/28, Community College or University?
  • Young Money, 2009, 02/03, Study Abroad
  • Young Money, 2009, 02/18, Fix, replace or repair
  • Young Money, 2009, 03/18, Six Ways to Raise Money Savvy Kids
  • Young Money, 2009, 03/25, Job Benefits
  • Young Money, 2009, 04/08, Worried About the Future? Get Covered
  • Young Money, 2009, 04/16, Beginners Guide to Dividends
  • Young Money, 2009, 04/23, Find a Government Internship
  • Young Money, 2009, 04/29, FDIC
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