What Happens When I Forget to Use my CPAP Machine? — The Bipolar Writer Mental Health Blog

I got a rare glimpse yesterday of the reality of what it is like when I forget to put my mask on and use my CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine to treat me sleep apnea. For those who are not in the know or have not seen the blog posts from late 2019, I […]

via What Happens When I Forget to Use my CPAP Machine? — The Bipolar Writer Mental Health Blog.

Had a friend who hated this device when she first started using it, but came to love it after seeing how much a difference it made in her life when she didn’t use it.

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Update to Why Mommy’s Head Hurts: A Migraine Story – Kickstarter Campaign Ends August 23, 2019 – February 26, 2020


  1. I pledged a small amount to this campaign to get the book for a friend who suffers migraines.
  2. I suffer migraines, most of mine these days are the relatively painless ocular migraines. In the past, they were the very painful kind

I am not a medical health professional and any comments I post are not intended, nor should they be construed, as medical advice. If you believe you are experiencing a medical emergency, dial 911 (where applicable) or contact proper emergency service personnel.

This is an update to my earlier post – Why Mommy’s Head Hurts: A Migraine Story – Kickstarter Campaign Ends August 23, 2019. It was successfully funded:

72 backers pledged $3,656 to help bring this project to life.

I received the PDF several days ago and the physical book last night and will be giving it to my friend later today. The company has offered their earlier book about a different health issue on Amazon in the past and I believe they will do the same thing for this book.

I showed the PDF to my friend when I received it and she thought it was a well-done book.

This campaign ends Friday, August 23 2019 11:47 AM U. S. CDT.

$3,574 pledged of $3,000 goal 67 backers 4days to go
There is a Facebook support group mentioned in the campaign.
My next post is a YouTube video about Migraines – Headache and Migraine Triggers and How to Prevent Them – YouTube Video.
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Nine Ways to Write More Persuasive Marketing Copy — BookBaby Blog

By BookBaby author Brian Jud Effective marketing copy must be customized for the intended consumer. Use these nine tips to help you write persuasive marketing copy when you promote your books. The average person sends about 40,000 words by email every year. For reference, that’s nearly equivalent to the word count of The Great Gatsby.…

via Nine Ways to Write More Persuasive Marketing Copy — BookBaby Blog.

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Brain Creatures From Outer Space — David’s Basement of the Bizarre

Throughout science fiction cinematic history, alien invaders have always been portrayed as vastly superior in intellect and development. Though we almost always thwart them in their attempts to take over the world, their initial attacks are usually spectacular and well thought out. Oftentimes the aliens were portrayed as having larger than usual craniums to represent […]

via Brain Creatures From Outer Space — David’s Basement of the Bizarre.

Memories from childhood. There were plenty of poor alien movies when I was a child and the number of okay alien movies was fairly small. As an adult, I watched Mars Attacks in the theater. At least some were so bad they were funny, intentionally or unintentionally.

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Sunset Zoo Featured Vlogger of the Week

I chose Sunset Zoo (Manhattan, Kansas) https://vimeo.com/user15730980 as this week’s Featured Vlogger of the Week. It’s a Vimeo channel which is a change.

Videos I re-blogged:

Season’s Greetings to Our Volunteers! – Vimeo Video Sunset Zoo Original video: https://vimeo.com/81661279 (about 1;59 minutes long)

Sunset Zoo Accepts the ALS #IceBucketChallenge! – Vimeo Video Sunset Zoo Original video: https://vimeo.com/103923873 (around 32 seconds long)

Visit Manhattan, Kansas’ AZA-Accredited Sunset Zoo! – Vimeo Video Sunset Zoo Original video: https://vimeo.com/83524783 (around 1:23 minutes long)

Sunset Zoo IDL – Vimeo Video Sunset Zoo Original video: https://vimeo.com/57240281 (about 40 seconds long)

Sunset Zoo IDL Programs – Vimeo Video Sunset Zoo Original video: https://vimeo.com/72391093 (about 39 seconds long)

Social Media:
Official Website: http://www.sunsetzoo.com/ 
Facebook (website, search, or blog page): https://www.facebook.com/sunsetzoo/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/sunsetzoo/


Patreon: no Patreon page found

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sunsetzoo

Other social media links – Sunset Zoo, Manhattan – Kansas Tuesdays February 18, 2020

Previous Featured Vloggers of the Week: https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/tag/featured-vlogger-of-the-week/





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Review: Jesus Rose for Me — The Domain for Truth

For this week’s “Wee-kids” Wednesdays here’s a review of a Christian children’s book. Jared Kennedy. Jesus Rose for Me. Greensboro, NC: New Growth Press, March 2nd 2020. 24 pp. 4 out of 5 Purchase: Westminster | Amazon Are you looking for a children’s book on the last week of Jesus? This new book published by New Growth Press might be […]

via Review: Jesus Rose for Me — The Domain for Truth.

As Resurrection Sunday is not that far away, this is a good children’s book that explains it in a way that’s easy to understand for children.

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Toddler-Proofing Your Home in Simple Ways — simple Ula

When you have a baby, the days might be long and the sleep can be sparse, but a baby stays where you put them. That is why when you have toddlers it can be harder to keep a home as it is, because they will move all over the place and open up all the…

via Toddler-Proofing Your Home in Simple Ways — simple Ula.

Don’t have any babies or toddlers, but remember when my daughter was young and how as she got older, making sure she couldn’t get into potentially dangerous things became a higher priority.


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Decided to Take Advantage of the MyHeritageDNA Test for $99 – February 26, 2020

Updated February 27, 2020: added at the bottom the different stages MyHeritage has when a kit is in the pipeline.

Updated February 26, 2020 – Received e-mail kit is on its way from New Jersey.

I mentioned the $39 and $99 Winter Sale by MyHeritageDNA – MyHeritage DNA $39 and $99 Winter Sale – Ends March 2, 2020. I had a little extra money spared away and debated on going with the $39 or $99 test.  I don’t think the $99 test is anywhere near where it should be at this stage for detailed Health reports, but it’s normally a $199 test so after praying about it, I went with the $99 test. I ordered it two days ago with regular shipping and it should be here in 4 – 7 business days. I signed up for the optional free year of health updates and verified that I could cancel it before it renews. I previously had transferred my DNA from 23andMe to MyHeritageDNA.

I look forward to comparing how my transferred results from FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) compare to the MyHeritageDNA results. I believe MyHeritageDNA is now using a different chipset than FTDNA uses. In the past, they used FTDNA to process their kits; not sure if they still use FTDNA to process the kits. I think they use the same chipset used by LivingDNA now, but I don’t believe they use LivingDNA kits. In terms of determining ethnicity, MyHeritageDNA uses its own set of algorithms and reference populations when FTDNA processed the kits so the ethnicity results are probably different between the two companies. In rare cases, they may be close to the same.

Still waiting on results from LivingDNA as I checked last night and they were still at the Testing stage. It’s been there for a while, but as they are doing a sale, I believe it may take a week or two before I get results. Once the results come in, they will probably delete my 23andMe transfer results. I saved a copy of the 23andMe results as a back-up. I checked again before this post went live. Still testing.

Here are the stages showing on MyHeritage:

Order placed

Feb 24 2020


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Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry – February 24, 2020

I saw today there was an updated list on Ancestry.com – Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry – February 24, 2020: https://www.ancestry.com/cs/recent-collections. Only including updates after February 19, 2020.



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Wednesday Weirdness: The Disappearance of Tom Eggleton — From the Pen of Mae Clair

Hi, Friends. Welcome to another Wednesday Weirdness. Thanks for visiting today as I roll out a post about a mysterious disappearance—and thunderbirds. These enormous winged creatures have long been an integral part of Native American folklore, but original Thunderbird legends date back thousands of years and can be traced to Egypt and Africa. With wingspans […]

via Wednesday Weirdness: The Disappearance of Tom Eggleton — From the Pen of Mae Clair.

Interesting situation and worthy of this week’s Weirdness Wednesdays post this week. Also, qualifies under Cryptids – Urban Dictionary and Wikipedia links below:

What are Cryptids and Cryptozoology?

In case you missed that post or the various other posts where I mention cryptids (What are cryptids?) or cryptozoology (What is cryptozoology?).

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