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5 Things Burglars Look For When Choosing a Home

By   /  August 13, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Burglaries are terrifying, violating, and unsettling. What might be even more unsettling is knowing that there might have been something you could have done to prevent one from happening. While we can’t always anticipate such things to happen, there are several things you can do to protect your home and prevent a burglary from happening.  […]

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By   /  August 12, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Nicole: I’ve been working out and eating healthy, literally doing all the right things. My clothes fit better and I’ve gone down 2 sizes, but why do I never seem to be able to lose weight?? Megan: The scale truly isn’t the ultimate and only measure of progress. Your body is re-shaping and the composition is […]

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Big Tree- Thomas Calabrese

By   /  August 9, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  11 Comments

His Bite Was Worse Than His Bark Thomas Calabrese — Steve Forrest was a roustabout who bounced around the Gulf of Mexico after leaving Tupelo, Mississippi as a restless seventeen year old boy in search of adventure and ended up in New Orleans. After working at several low-paying jobs along Bourbon Street for a few […]

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By   /  August 5, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Gabby: Why is it that every time I get into a relationship I gain weight and then seem to have such a harder time losing it then the guy I’m with?  Megan: Well first of all, men are genetically designed with more muscle mass than women. Muscle burns fat even while at rest. If you and a […]

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Beyond The Bubble Book Review – Susan Roncone

By   /  August 3, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Basketball is back and Businesses are rebuilding! TITLE: Team Building from the Bench to the Boardroom AUTHOR: Patrick Sullivan GENRE: Business and Sports Management About the Author – Basketball coach and inspirational speaker, Pat Sullivan has been inducted in eight Halls of Fame, and received eleven Coach of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Awards. Most […]

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Marauders of Mauritius -Thomas Calabrese

By   /  August 2, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  12 Comments

Reflective Glory Thomas Calabrese — Inspired by Nico and Honey For decades, treasure-hunters have searched the Mascarenes and Seychelles in hopes of finding some pirate’s booty hidden in these archipelagoes. Considering the thousands of pirates who set up base between Madagascar and Mauritius in the 1700’s, there is a credible possibility that there are still […]

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How To Build A New Product For Your Business

By   /  July 30, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

One of the ways businesses can get a little stale and undernourished is by only offering a product that you’ve been selling for years. Without reinvention and innovation, you’re likely to find that your firm loses traction in the market, as other more exciting products are made available — and often at more competitive prices. […]

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Renovating A House On A Budget

By   /  July 27, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Vista has some delightful properties, and many people have sought to take advantage of some older houses, looking to complete some renovations to make a profit. With now being such a good time to buy homes, if you have a bit of cash, you can make the most of the opportunity to flip a house […]

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The Hodge Part II- Thomas Calabrese

By   /  July 25, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  15 Comments

World Was Better For It Thomas Calabrese — Corporal Hodge Evans was awarded the Silver Star for his actions and when his enlistment expired, he returned to Oceanside. He enrolled at Mira Costa Junior College and began taking photography courses. He planned to return to Africa after the rainy season and volunteer his services with […]

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Ask The Pro

By   /  July 22, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Janessa: I hear different things that eating after a certain time like 6 or 7pm will slow down your weight loss and actually make you gain weight? Is there a certain time of day you should stop eating?  Megan: This recommendation doesn’t need to be followed. You have to take into account what your bed time […]

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Ask The Pro

By   /  July 21, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Shelly: I like my sweets and I do enjoy dessert at the end of the day. I don’t know that I could just not have sweets entirely, so is it better to have a little a few nights a week or go at it just one time a week and have a lot?  Megan: Sometimes never […]

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Must-know Tips For Purchasing A Used Car

By   /  July 20, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

There are numerous good reasons for buying a used car over a new car – the most prominent being, used vehicles are considerably cheaper. After just one year of ownership, most new cars will lose around 30% of their original list price. This figure slows in the second year to around 14%, but still, the […]

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The Hodge – Part I – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  July 19, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  9 Comments

Somehow, Someway Part One — Thomas Calabrese …You wouldn’t be wrong if you said that Hodge Evans had a rough and challenging life. His mother was a teenage runaway who got pregnant and abandoned him at a fire station in the middle of the night when he was three days old. She died several months […]

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By   /  July 14, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Joe: I go for long runs and train for races and I really love having a sports drink after. It is just so much more appealing during summer when it is hot. But I’ve heard these really aren’t that great for you. What do you think? Megan: Growing up I always stopped with my dad at […]

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Liberty Locomotive – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  July 12, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  14 Comments

And the Freedom Train Thomas Calabrese –It had been a difficult 16 years for the United States, starting with the Great Depression in 1929 and ending with World War II in 1945. Millions of Americans expected relief from their years of struggle and sacrifice and finally get their piece of the American dream. Instead, many […]

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Budget-Friendly Tips to Improve Your Home

By   /  July 9, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Completing home improvements can be an excellent way to enhance your home’s livability and create a more enjoyable living space for your family. Home upgrades can also boost your real estate value and make your property more attractive to potential buyers if you choose to sell. That being said, many home improvements are expensive, and […]

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Fighting Your Way Out of Debt: A Guide

By   /  July 9, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

— Being in debt is one of the most difficult and distressing situations that you can find yourself in. Throughout your life, you’ve strived for financial independence and stability, and to feel this crashing down around you as your debts pile up and interest fees accumulate, can be devastating for your lifestyle as well as […]

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Ask The Pro

By   /  July 7, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Katrina: Between my knees and neck at night I just want to sleep so I take aspirin almost every night. Some day it won’t hurt anything, some say it will. What’s true?  Megan: No one likes pain and no one likes not getting sleep. Daily aspirin can help lower the risk of heart attack, but that […]

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Hero of Two Worlds – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  July 4, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  14 Comments

Advice from a Founding Father Thomas Calabrese — Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette, known in the United States simply as Lafayette was a French aristocrat and military officer who fought in the American Revolutionary War and commanded troops in several battles, including the Siege of Yorktown. Lafayette was born […]

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Ask The Pro

By   /  July 1, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Tyler: I really want to get faster and improve my athletic ability for football season this year. A coach told me working out in sand would help. Why and do you agree? Megan: There are many benefits to training in sand. Luckily, we have the beach right but us too. You should also know that for […]

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