Gallery: Nearly 9 years later: What happened to Marsha Brantley? Marsha Brantley's friends said she didn't wear her emotions on her sleeve and didn't easily open up to people, so in March 2009, when she told them she'd been "so depressed she couldn't get off the couch," they knew something was wrong. "I know we all looked at her, 'cause it was just an unusual statement coming from Marsha," said Reggie Jay. "It was a complete shock." Jay, who was closest to Brantley, said she let her know she was there for her if she needed to talk, but Brantley immediately "clammed up" and didn't talk about it any further. The group of four friends had gathered for their monthly meeting of the Thunder Rock Writers' Group, a group formed by Brantley, at Nansy Grill's home in Cleveland, Tenn. That would be the last time the women saw Brantley. Nearly a decade later, Brantley's disappearance remains unsolved. And though authorities believe she is dead, they're unable to prove it was the result of a … [Read more...] about Nearly 9 years later: What happened to Marsha Brantley? [photos]
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It seems like it’s constant these days: You turn on the TV or log into Facebook, and you’re barraged with information about the latest scary thing that’s happened in the world, whether it's North Korean nuclear testing or the tragic bombing in Manchester.Sure, you’re well aware that terrible things happen to good people every day, but constantly being reminded of that fact daily can take a serious toll on your mental health. That can leave you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, stressed out, and helpless, says licensed clinical psychologist John Mayer, Ph.D., author of Family Fit: Find Your Balance in Life. Basically, regularly hearing about bad news can really mess with your life, even when it’s happening in another part of the world.RELATED: What You Need To Know About The Disturbing Sexual Assault Trend Called 'Stealthing'So…what are you supposed to do about it? It sounds obvious, but licensed clinical psychologist Alicia H. Clark, Psy.D., says that … [Read more...] about How To Stay Mentally Strong When It Feels Like The World Is Falling Apart
(Natural News) Recent reports have indicated that American households are in dire straits, financially speaking. After eight years of little economic growth under former President Barack Obama’s job-killing, regulatory-heavy policies, Americans are hurting.Here is just some of the data. As reported at Collapse.news, Americans’ household credit card debt has surpassed $1 trillion, the highest it has been since 2008 (the year Obama was elected).“Credit card debt is rising quickly, but delinquencies are still really low. Many Americans are doing a good job of controlling their debts, but eventually with big debts and rising interest rates, it’s likely that something will have to give. I expect delinquencies to start rising more quickly in 2017,” said Matt Schulz, a senior industry analyst at CreditCards.com.In September, The Motley Fool reported that most Americans have less than $1,000 in savings; that is, nearly 7 in 10. The report noted that in July of … [Read more...] about Most U.S. households can’t survive even a small financial emergency – Part I
Peanut butter can be considered as one of the most common and essential item in any modern household. Whether it is to make a delicious afternoon sandwich snack or a quick school lunch for the kids. With our busy schedules and hectic lifestyles, such ready-to-eat items have become very common and often come in handy to snack on.Does it, however, mean that you could stock up on a years’ supply of peanut butter and never worry about it going bad? Does peanut butter expire? Read on to find out how to store this really useful item and prolong its shelf life.AdvertisementDoes Peanut Butter Go Bad?The question is, does peanut butter go bad? The answer to this can be found in the composition of the peanut butter. The key ingredient in peanut butter is the peanut oil which prevents it from going bad for quite some time. As a result of the high oil content, peanut butter has very less water, a key factor in the growth of bacteria and fungi.Since water is almost absent, the peanut butter … [Read more...] about Can Peanut Butter Go Bad? What Happens if you Eat Expired Peanut Butter?
With the holidays just around the corner, thoughts turn to indulging in baked goods and traditional recipes with all the trimmings. For the millions of people in the U.S. with Celiac Disease, an intolerance of the protein gluten, getting through all the holiday parties and family soirees can be challenging, particularly for children. For some kids gluten-free is just another Hollywood message but for others, like 12-yr-old Kieran Frazer, who was diagnosed with Celiac Disease at the age of eight, it’s a necessary way of life. But how does a kid turn a dis-ease into a life of ease? When Frazer was first diagnosed just shy of his eighth birthday he’d never heard of Celiac Disease and thought he was just suffering from a case of reflux. No doubt, the gluten-free craze has hit the middle and high school levels but Frazer admits that most of his friends with similar digestive sensitivities don’t have the slightest clue about the many safe options out there and how to … [Read more...] about Gluten-Free Not So Bad: 12-Yr Old Says Celiac Disease Is The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Him