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Entertaining and Resourceful Content

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"Feature an Article" 

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Featured Articles on InfoBarrel

By DebW07 aka Introspective

As a longtime writer on InfoBarrel, I've been fortunate to have the following articles featured:


5 Flavorful Desserts Using JELL-O


5 Games for Couples


10 Easy Game Day Snacks


10 Jobs You Can Get Without a College Degree


10 Top Websites for Healthy Eating


11 Infamous Stories of 2011


12 Memorable Moments from 2012


Adventure Time - A Cartoon Anyone Can Enjoy


Alejandro Sanz: Spain's Superstar Musician


"All I Want for Christmas . . ." Unique Christmas Gifts


Beginners Guide to Photography: Have Fun and Take Great Photos


Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Fiesta


Celebrity Clothing Lines for Children


Chocolate Food 


Chris Christie: "I Won't Compromise My Principles for Politics"


Clark Gable ~ More Than a Leading Man


Frankenstein: From Controversy to Classic


Fun Cakes You Can Make


Fun Things to Do in San Diego California


Gnome Sweet Gnome: Create a Whimsical Yard with Garden Gnomes


Golf ~ A Four Letter Word


Grief: What NOT to Say to a Grieving Person


Halloween Treats ~ 10 Good and Not So Good Handouts 


Hanukkah - Feast of the Dedication


Happy Wife, Happy Life: Tips for Keeping Your Gal Happy


Here Comes Honey Boo Boo: "Work it, Smoochie!"


Hershey's Kisses: How to Say "I Love You" with Candy


Hot Flashes: Tips for Dealing with Hot Flashes


Hypocrisy: The Miserable Pretender


In-Laws: The Good The Bad and The Ugly


Jim Croce: Lyrical Poet


Kojak: Who Loves Ya, Baby?


Life's a Pitch . . . Then You Buy: Jerry Della Femina and the Mad Men World of Advertising


Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places: Where to Look for a Mate


Lovers' Quarrels: Top 10 Reasons Couples Argue


Maroon 5 Overexposed - Hardly


Marry Me . . . Ways to Propose


My Favorite Movie ~ Marty


My Favorite Things


One Thing All United States Presidents Have in Common . . . For Now


"Orange You Glad I Didn't Say Banana?" The Knock, Knock Joke


Personality Types


Peter Sellers: Comedic Spirit - Troubled Soul


Relationships: I'd Rather Be With You


Romantic Songs for a Passionate Valentine's Day 


Should Women Date Bad Boys


Teenagers: A Parent's Handbook


Ten Fun and Unusual Gifts for a Wedding Anniversary 


The 10 Most Popular Christmas Characters


The Best Halloween Treats


The Best Movie Theaters in Southern California


The Best Resort in Las Vegas


The Dirty Dozen - A Rough Tough Rowdy Crowd and a Darn Good Movie


The Museum of Making Music in San Diego


The Real Housewives of NYC Season 5: A Princess, A Countess, Some Newbies and "White Trash"


The Snowman ~ Winter's Cool Fellow


The Top Warning Signs You're Falling for the Wrong Person


The Wizard of Oz ~ A Political Statement? 


Tips for Beginning Golfers


Tips for Planning a Memorable Party


Top Restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip


Top Shows on the Las Vegas Strip


Travel: Things to Consider when Traveling with an Elderly Person


Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum


Tweet Me Right! Twitter Terminology


United States Presidents Who Died While in Office


Walt Disney ~ He Dared to Dream and Had the Will to Succeed


Weight Loss and Menopause Part 1: Eating and Drinking - 5 Helpful Tips


What Do Monsters Look Like?


Whitney Houston from Diva to Drama


Who's Your Fatty? The Push Towards Fat Acceptance


Why I am Madly in Like with Kid Rock


Winter at The Hotel del Coronado


Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer
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Introspective on InfoBarrel

For a complete list of all of my InfoBarrel articles go to my page: Introspective.

Happy reading!