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More Privacy Concerns at Family Tree DNA — The DNA Geek

On 31 January, 2019, we learned from Buzzfeed that Family Tree DNA had allowed the FBI to use their customer database for criminal investigations. In fact, they had even changed their Terms of Service in December, without notifying said customers … Continue reading

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Free to download today! My book Psych Meds Made Simple 🎉 — Mental Health @ Home

My first book, Psych Meds Made Simple: How & Why They Do What They Do, has been out in the world for 2 weeks now, and I’m thrilled by the positive response so far! The book is aimed at helping … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Blues & 5 Ways To Beat Them — Salted Caramel

Everyone experiences Monday Morning Blues: the feeling that the weekend is over and a whole week of work looms prominently between them and the next weekend is quite familiar to most people. What is the reason for these Monday morning … Continue reading

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100,000 Views and Counting…WOW!!! — Toni Andrukaitis

“Small goals and small dreams often turn into fabulous feats of magic.” ~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis ************************** I’m sitting here with a cup of tea and my iPad, basking in the glow of my recent achievement. I knew I was getting … Continue reading

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Commercial researchers gain FTDNA access — The Legal Genealogist

Bode Technology using FTDNA matching system The news about police access to the DNA matching system at Family Tree DNA just keeps getting worse. First, it was that, under an agreement with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a few crime … Continue reading

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Mental Health as a Book Blogger. It ain’t always books and rainbows. —

I tweeted a few months ago about the challenges that come with doing what I’m doing right now: blogging. Although I love writing and reading with my entire soul, I have found that it can be extremely easy for us … Continue reading

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Dream Catcher Craft and History — Kids Fun Guru

Dreamcatchers originally created by the Native Americans but to be more specific dream catchers are believed to be from the Ojibwa Chippewa and Lakota tribe who lived mainly in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Ontario. The Ojibwe … Continue reading

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