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Buddhika Weerasinghe, Getty Images

Renee’s Take on ‘How Not to Care so Much’

I received a wonderful complement this morning, I was told by someone that she thinks it is cool how I do not really care that much what people think or say about me. As I have sat here thinking about that, what a really nice thing to say. I have worked to develop that and glad others can see it!

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Sneeze
Getty Images, photo by Sean Gallup

Sneezing is Good For You

If you ever walk out into the sun on a nice bright day a sneeze, that is called ‘photic’, you are a "light sneezer" and that you can blame on your parents because it is an inherited trait with one in three people doing so.

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Topical Press Agency, Getty Images

What Do You Know About GMOs?

GMO. It stands for genetically modified organisms. These are used to help genetically modify foods. DNA is added to the plants original DNA to add certain attributes. For example, it can make plants resistant to certain diseases or a longer shelf life. A hearing at the Maine state house had over 100 people come out to speak out for and against the bill to make it mandatory food retailers to label products containing genetically modified seeds or ingredients.

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Category: Food, Lifestyle, Opinion
Renee's ShadowDog and his new Earth Day collar
Renee's ShadowDog and his new Earth Day collar

Every Day Should be Earth Day

Monday, April 22 is Earth Day. In full disclosure, I am a tree hugger and proud of it. Every day I look around and see how much more I could be doing. I see what we all could be doing. But here are some easy ways to take it easy on Mother Earth. Even my ShadowDog is getting in the mood with his new Earth Day collar. He likes nature.

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Oblivion Review
Universal

‘Oblivion’ Review

'Oblivion' is best described as opportunity, squandered. Its landscape – conceptual and physical – feels remarkably unique and bursting with possibilities, but the exploration of both lacks originality, and energy. Joe Kosinski’s follow-up to 'TRON: Legacy' is, like its predecessor, a gorgeously mounted, inventive world-building endeavor, but it’s also equally bloodless -- ponderous without being thoughtful, ambitious without being inspired, much less inspiring. The chronicle of a battle for the fate of humankind that possesses little humanity of its own, 'Oblivion' is an overstuffed compendium of familiar genre tropes rendered with ornamental beauty but not much emotional depth.

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Scary Movie 5 review
Dimension Films

‘Scary Movie 5′ Review

My disdain of the 'Scary Movie' franchise came early. I distinctly recall seeing the 'Scary Movie 2' poster, which featured Kathleen Robertson wearing a t-shirt that says "I See Dead People." This isn't a joke. It's just a reference. It isn't clever, it isn't witty - it's just saying a thing from another movie. It's not funny.

Almost 10 years later, 'Scary Movie 5' still suffers from this debilitating problem. There is absolutely nothing funny about going 'Inception'-style into Christian Grey's S&M room and having Mike Tyson show up. Yet, if you are somehow able to ignore the lowest common denominator pop culture appearances (I hesitate to even call them jokes) there are a great number of truly amusing gags and examples of rapid fire dialogue zings. Put bluntly: when the film is freed from the shackles of its referencing mandate, there's some good, dopey humor in here. Much to my surprise, I laughed out loud a good half-dozen times.

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Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Maine Helmet Law Voted Down In Maine Legislature

With spring here, motorcycles are coming out of hibernation in Maine. The Maine state Senate voted 26-7 against a bill that would have required motorcycle riders to wear helmets while riding on Maine roads.

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Brad Paisley
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Brad Paisley, ‘Wheelhouse’ – Album Review

Brad Paisley's 'Wheelhouse' delivers a familiar mix of humor, life lessons and scorching guitar solos, but it does it in a way different from any of the other eight albums the 'Beat This Summer' singer has released. He took his old formula, balled it up, lit it on fire and tossed the ashes in the garbage. The result is a meaty and ambitious project that doesn't always click, but clears new ground when it does.

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To the Wonder review
Magnolia Pictures

‘To the Wonder’ Review

It should be impossible for a movie to be both enthralling and boring, but somehow 'To the Wonder' pulls it off. It contains sights -- of picturesque Oklahoma sunsets and impossibly serene European beaches -- so beautiful they awaken you to the glory of the world around us. And it also contains passages -- of Ben Affleck and Olga Kurylenko running and twirling through fields, and then rolling around in bed, and then fighting and screaming, and then running and twirling in that field again -- so repetitive and tiresome that they nearly lull you to sleep.

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Joe Diffie
Photo from YouTube

Where Was Joe Diffie?

I will tell you up front I am NOT a fan of Jason Aldean's new song "1994". Not at all.

HOWEVER, I like the fact that it brings attention to Joe Diffie!

But WHERE WAS JOE at the ACM Awards last night?

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