Grad School Has Started Early!

Just wanted to give everyone a status update. I’ve had so many projects that I’ve been working on, namely the Health PLR Stop and regrettably so, I’m going to have to let that one go for now. Although I’m quite disappointed, I am elated that graduate school has finally started! It’s a nostalgic feeling. While I welcome taking the next step of my career, I am realizing that it’s a monumental commitment. I was able and encouraged to begin early and so here I am in my first week of classes. As I flipped through the syllabi of my first course I immediately saw the amount of work I will be completing and there is just no way I can do the PLR Stop AND graduate work. NO WAY.  So I’ll wipe my tears and forge ahead. I will still remain a loyal contributor to HubPages and I’ve agreed to start contributing to Pukitza. I also will continue to do the occasional article for private clients, my niche blogs and (Crowdsource). Although my articles are frequently updated, I’m no longer a writer for WiseGEEK.

Thinking About Jumping into Freelance Writing?                                                                                               Help For New Writers

If you are new to the business of wordsmithing for a living or purely for enjoyment, and would like some pointers, suggestions and tips on getting started, head on over and check out the following articles I have written on the subject:

Freelance Writing Tips: Getting Your Start

Freelance Writing Tips: Getting Your First Clips

Freelance Writing Jobs: Finding Work

Freelance Writing Tips to Help You Manage Your Time Better

There’s more articles on the subject, but these will get you started.

The Human Limbic System: The Brain’s Emotional Core

limbic system picWritten by Aunice Yvonne Reed

Residing deep within the brain’s center, lay a group of closely associated structures most noted for governance of emotion, sensation and motivation. These structures are collectively referred to as the “limbic system,” a label first coined in the 1950’s by American doctor and neuroscientist Paul MacLean, who is also well-known for development of the Triune Brain Model.  Read more at Hubpages.

About Bone Marrow Transplants

By Aunice Reed

A bone marrow transplant generally involves the grafting of blood stem cells from a donor and administering them to a recipient with the purpose of generating new cell growth.

The first (identical twin donor) human bone marrow transplant was performed by Dr. Edward Donnall Thomas, Nobel Prize Laureate of Medicine and Physiology, at the Fred Hutchinson Research Center in 1958. The recipient was a 3-year-old child who had been diagnosed with leukemia, end-stage. Although the procedure did prove to be successful, the child’s disease came out of remission within six months. Read more on WiseGEEK.

What is Neuroanatomy?

Written by Aunice Yvonne Reed

Outer surface of cerebral hemisphere. Gray’s Anatomy 1918 Henry Vandyke Carter [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Organisms are able to live and keep a stable internal state of equilibrium due to in large part, its efficiency in handling and responding to changes such as temperature and blood gas concentration, as well as the presence of danger in the external world. Changes taking place inside the body or in the external environment which are recognizable by an organism are collectively referred to as stimuli. Actions occurring as a result of incoming stimuli are made possible through the interconnected network of specialized cells called neurons, which ultimately work to conduct neuronal impulses and chemical messages.

To thoroughly understand how the human nervous system functions, you’ll need to also know something about its structure, which is referred to as neuroanatomy. Relating strictly to neurological functioning, neurophysiology frequently overlaps, as it is difficult to discuss one without mention of the other.  Read more on HubPages

Freelance Writing: Tips to Help You Manage Your Time Better

Written by Aunice Yvonne Reed

Juggling all of your tasks as a writer really takes some serious maneuvering. Running a freelance writing business requires that you: keep track of your accounts and expenses, promote your business, network, scout for new writing projects, edit, research, and of course…write. And let’s face it, there are those terrible days when you have so much to do that you don’t even know how or where to begin. What’s more is, there are those other days when you feel so unproductive, and it seems that you spend an entire day doing everything and nothing all at the same time. Ever felt this way?

Today, I’ve decided to help myself and other fellow wordsmiths out there by pulling together a few very helpful time management tips. Writers cannot get enough time management tips because we do everything for our business. Structuring how time is utilized daily so the most leverage possible is gained, lowers stress levels which are important for sustaining good health. Feeling constantly frazzled, pressured and disorganized is counterproductive.  Read more


Hi Fellow Wordsmithies!

I just wanted to give you all a heads up on this course that Tiffany Lambert does for writers.  It’s called PLR ATM.

It’s a very good, informative course.  She walks you through slowly, every single step and I found the video tutorials to be extremely helpful because I definitely am not a technic type at all.  And although I have my own domain, I have still yet to design my own site myself from scratch.  I’m going the free hosting route for now (she gives instructions on both ways) just until I get things going a bit.  But I do feel I could probably do it myself when the time comes because her directions are so thorough.

After I got the product and went through it the first time, I have to be honest, I started writing some article packs and setting up my PLR site but then I got sidetracked with other things, like completing my applications to grad school. Yep, that will do it right?  I think it’s a good reason though. And of course that took priority. So now that I’m all finished with that and everything is in, I’m ready to get back to doing what I truly love: writing. And its full steam ahead now!

A full, complete review of PLR ATM is soon to follow.  I’m going through it one more time just to refresh myself:)

What Are the Causes of Developmental Delay?


“HochjochSchwarzseeBachforelle” by böhringer friedrich – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons –

Written by Aunice Yvonne Reed

​Developmental milestones are particular motor, cognitive, social, and emotional skills that young children should be performing at certain ages. For instance, most children are pulling themselves up to a standing position, trying to talk, and eating on their own by about one year of age. Sometimes babies and children are not able to meet these milestones, and some of the most common causes of developmental delay are birth defects, congenital illness, fetal alcohol syndrome, and neglect. While each child develops as an individual in his or her own time, there are approximate points along the developmental timeline when elemental tasks should be accomplished. Read More on

Mob History On This Day: Don Carlo Gambino is Born

Carlo Gambino

Carlo Gambino was born in Palermo Sicily in Italy on this day in 1902.

Written by Aunice Yvonne Reed

No crime crew has been as indomitable, as rich or as violent as the Gambino Crime Family. Its founder came from a well-connected Italian family who were members ofThe Honored Society, another term for Sicilian Mafioso, which was run by men who operated by codes of honor, money, duty and respect, and who controlled Sicily for centuries by use of sheer brute force. On August 24, 1902 in Palermo Sicily in the Caccamo province, Carlo Gambino was born, an infant boy who would rise to become head of the most powerful crime family ever known. Read More at AR Media on HubPages

New Projects

Besides the various PLR articles I’m working on, I’m also reading a book in the crime-related genre and will be providing a review on book. It will be published on my AR Media HubPages site. The book is called “Robbing Banks: An American History 1831- 1999” and is a pretty interesting read.  It provides a thorough history of the bank robbing culture, beginning with the Wild West Outlaws and infamous train robberies of the 1800’s.  If you are an organized crime enthusiast like me, you’ll likely enjoy my twitter page: GANGSTAQUOTES