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  • Needles in meat: Lunatic on portable scooter and oxygen stuffed needles in meat
    Needles in meat: Lunatic on portable scooter and oxygen stuffed needles in meat
    A 68-year-old Illinois man has been accused of stuffing meat products with needles inside of a grocery store in his hometown. When confronted by investigators as to why he inserted sewing needles into packages of ground beef and meat cuts, the St....
  • Knitting
    Arthritis is no excuse to abandon your knitting projects
    For those who suffer from arthritis, whether it is osteoarthritis or rheumatoid, there is no reason to stop knitting. According to Arthritis Today, the experts have unraveled the secrets to knitting with less pain. Knitting can keep fingers nimble...
  • Wild Burro
    On the road in Oatman: A lively ghost town
    Oatman, Ariz. is a living “ghost town” sitting on Route 66 between Needles, Calif. and Kingman, Ariz. In its heyday, the town was home to one of the largest gold mining operations in Arizona. In today’s dollars, the value of the...
  • Use butterfly clips or paper plates to organize your needles.
    A collection of handy knitting tips
    Here are some little tips for knitting that you might not know.Losing your placeIf you often lose your place in your pattern, use different colored highlighters to shade some of the rows and you will be able to see what row you are on at a glance...
  • Acupuncture Needles
    5 Questions Patients ask an Acupuncturist
    Does acupuncture hurt?This is the most common question I get asked. Most people’s experiences with needles stem from when they are children getting vaccines. Those needles tend to hurt and are completely different from the type of needles an...
  • Clever ways to store your knitting needles
    Six ideas for storing knitting needles
    Whether you want to buy something new or like to recycle or reuse items you already have, keeping knitting needles organized is a challenge. Rummaging through drawers filled with needles, trying to find the size you need can take away precious...
  • Hepatitis_Ribbon
    The five sisters of Hepatitis Awareness Month
    May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, another fact I get from subscribing to far too many newsletters from the Department of Health and Human Services.Hepatitis is one of those diseases that doesn't get much publicity. There are no Hepatitis Walks...
  • Sewing Essentials - What to get a sewing enthusiast for Christmas
    Sewing Essentials - What to get a sewing enthusiast for Christmas
    Not sure what to get the person who sews in your life that perfect gift? Why not go back to the sewing basics. By now the person who you know that sews has probably been sewing for years and has accumulated many of the basic sewing tools that they...
  • Jackie Chan
    Video: Jackie Chan is afraid of needles? Donates blood anyway
    Jackie Chan is a fearless super hero of epic proportions and he has a little known secret. The entertainer is very afraid of needles. While some might avoid the use of needles altogether, it appears that Jackie Chan will look his fear in the face...
  • Teach someone to knit today.
    Become a knitting mentor
    As a knitter, you know something that a lot of people wish they knew how to do. Have you ever gone somewhere, sat down to start knitting and have someone tell you about how much they wish they knew how to do it?There is an old expression, &ldquo...
  • World record for hottest rainfall at 115 degrees set in California desert town
    World record for hottest rainfall at 115 degrees set in California desert town
    Update: California's Death Valley declared the hottest place on EarthAn isolated storm in the midst of an intense heat wave earlier over the past week reportedly set a new world record in one California Mojave Desert town.After the temperature...
  • On pins and needles
    What it means to be 'on pins and needles'
    Have you ever heard someone say, "I'm on pins and needles"? Or perhaps you have used the expression yourself?What does it means to say, "I'm on pins and needles"?When someone says, "I'm on pins and needles,...
  • My Craft Room
    Labor Day weekend Big Bag Sale at My Craft Room 30 percent off all products
    The latest newsletter from My Craft Room contained sale news for Labor Day Weekend! Although My Craft Room is closed Sunday, September 4th and Monday, September 5th for the holiday, they will have a sale starting now and running through Saturday,...
  • NY's Dr. Jasmine Hong Lai
    NY's Claudia Reid talks to famous acupuncturist Dr. Jasmine Hong Lai
    While New York is running around preparing for Hurricane Irene, I was with Dr. Jasmine Hong Lai at LAI ACUPUNCTURE at 266 Jericho Turnpike. Talking to Dr. Lai was the greatest experience ever and I learned so much in the hour we spent talking...
  • BASIC KNITTING SUPPLIES
    Some great tips for those who want to learn to knit
    Thinking about taking up knitting? You should! It is said that the meditative effects of knitting can greatly reduce stress and lower blood pressure, and it's portability makes it the perfect take along craft. Before you go shopping for...