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Melinda Brainard staff-writer for Cavalier Country Republican @MindyJPeltier

My First Column Wasn’t My Greatest Work of Art

I wrote a weekly column for the local newspaper as a teenager. While my classmates waited tables and bagged groceries, I revealed personal details about my life, like my crush on a wrestler, to the Cavalier County Republican subscribers. I was a trend-setting teen, because this was years before social media sites gave other teens the opportunity to publicize their lives.   My job as a reporter […]

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I Revealed the Name of a High School Crush on a Meatloaf

Today people tattoo the name of their first crush on their bodies. When I was in high school, I embellished the name of my crush on a meatloaf. Romantic, right? I always thought it was a blessing I grew up in The Olden Days when my stupidest moments in  high school weren’t broadcast through social media. The grapevine probably […]

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Are You Suffering from Pinterest Guilt Syndrome?

  Women have always gleaned information to improve their lives.  We  seek tastier recipes, cleaner bathrooms, more flattering clothes and better entertaining ideas. We want to arrange our cupboards, lower our food bill, travel abroad on dimes and raise amazing children. To gather these ideas before the Internet, we might call friends, go to the […]

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