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A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope
A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope
Offered by Random House LLC
Price: $13.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Good book, but author comes across as an individual who needs excessive acknowledgement of his self importance., August 25, 2015
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This was a good book, but it would have been even better had Mr. Brokaw spent more time talking about his illness, and less time talking about all of his celebrity friends and his career accomplishments. I've read similar books written by well known people, all of which were not so self centered. Mr. Brokaw comes across as an individual who is in need of ego boosting, thus the reason for the constant references to all of the 'important' things that he's done as a journalist, and the incessant name dropping throughout.

With that said, the book offers a fluid portrayal of the 16 month ordeal he went through, from first diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma to complete remission. Mr. Brokaw does a superb job of writing about his illness and he provides hope for those suffering from the same disease. If only he had written this without such a degree of self importance, the book would be outstanding, instead of just good. It's difficult for the average layman to relate to Mr. Brokaw's experience, as he elevates himself to such a level, so as to make the average reader feel beneath it all.

Regardless, since I managed to get through the book by filtering out his excess ego, I feel that it's a worthy effort by Mr. Brokaw, and I wish him well in the years ahead.


All Natural Tooth Friendly, Berry Xylitol Hard Candies
All Natural Tooth Friendly, Berry Xylitol Hard Candies
Price: $10.99
2 used & new from $10.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly delicious candies ~ Tastes like freshly picked fruit!, August 19, 2015
I've tried all three flavors of the Healthy Grid Xylitol Hard Candies, and can tell you that they're unlike anything that I've had before. These candies are incredibly delicious and they're good for your teeth to boot. They taste like you're eating a piece of fresh fruit and are just plain wonderful. You can't go wrong with these yummy treats.


All Natural Tooth Friendly, Strawberry Xylitol Hard Candies
All Natural Tooth Friendly, Strawberry Xylitol Hard Candies
Price: $10.99
2 used & new from $10.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly delicious candies ~ Tastes like freshly picked fruit!, August 19, 2015
I've tried all three flavors of the Healthy Grid Xylitol Hard Candies, and can tell you that they're unlike anything that I've had before. These candies are incredibly delicious and they're good for your teeth to boot. They taste like you're eating a piece of fresh fruit and are just plain wonderful. You can't go wrong with these yummy treats.


All Natural Tooth Friendly, Orange Xylitol Hard Candies
All Natural Tooth Friendly, Orange Xylitol Hard Candies
Price: $10.99
2 used & new from $10.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly delicious candies ~ Tastes like freshly picked fruit!, August 19, 2015
I've tried all three flavors of the Healthy Grid Xylitol Hard Candies, and can tell you that they're unlike anything that I've had before. These candies are incredibly delicious and they're good for your teeth to boot. They taste like you're eating a piece of fresh fruit and are just plain wonderful. You can't go wrong with these yummy treats.


Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
Offered by Macmillan
Price: $10.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the most important books that you'll ever read ~ A masterpiece, May 24, 2015
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This is an incredibly important book about the end stages of life. While some may view it as depressing, I consider it to be just the opposite.

With extreme sensitivity, the author discusses end of life choices in a positive, realistic and upbeat manner. He reiterates throughout the book, that there are far better ways to spend the last months or weeks of your life, than by being kept alive by medical intervention.

While advancements in medicine allow people to live longer and longer, often they do little to improve the quality of life near its endpoint. The author takes a totally different viewpoint by providing example after example of how it's often far more rewarding for a person near the end of their life, to live it without any medical intervention whatsoever.

When he compares keeping a terminally ill patient alive for a few more weeks with chemotherapy, versus letting them die on their own terms, inevitably the patients remaining time is so much better. Provided that someone is provided with medication to relieve pain and nausea, etc., it's often a much better ending to their life than being kept alive a short while longer, but unable to even get out of bed.

This is one of the most important books that you'll ever read. It's written with sensitivity and compassion. Atul Gawande has taken a taboo subject, and made it into a blueprint for the end stages of life.


Level 5 Beverage Company Vitaminfizz Sparkling Water, Strawberry Lemonade, 15 Pound (Pack of 12)
Level 5 Beverage Company Vitaminfizz Sparkling Water, Strawberry Lemonade, 15 Pound (Pack of 12)
Offered by VitaminFIZZ
Price: $19.99
7 used & new from $16.99

9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delicious drink ~ One of the best that I've tried, May 20, 2015
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I think a lot of the early reviews for this product were written by people who either received free samples, or from those who never tried the drink at all. The reason why I'm saying this, is because many of the reviews were written by people comparing this to Sparkling ICE. Everyone who did so said that this drink is much better.

Since I actually purchased and consumed this product, my observation is that it's extremely tasteful. It's a delicious no calorie drink that contains no harmful ingredients. With that said, I also feel that Sparkling ICE is delicious, as are all of the drinks from Bai5.

The bottom line is that VitaminFizz is a fabulous drink, but when comparing it to Sparkling ICE, both come out as winners.


TaoTronics Desk Lamp LED Eye-caring (12W, Dimmable, Touch Control, 5 Color Modes, USB Charging Port)
TaoTronics Desk Lamp LED Eye-caring (12W, Dimmable, Touch Control, 5 Color Modes, USB Charging Port)
Offered by Sunvalleytek
Price: $70.99

21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent lamp ~ Multiple brightness levels & color temperature settings, May 13, 2015
In keeping with the professional quality of all TaoTronics lamps, this one ramps it up an additional level. I was provided a sample in exchange for an honest evaluation, which this is.

As with all lamps from this manufacturer, the thoughtfulness starts before you even open the box. The box comes with a comfortable carrying handle, and once opened, everything is neatly organized inside. The lamp requires no assembly, which is great for me, since I always manage to assemble things incorrectly. In addition to the lamp and AC power cord, the manufacturer supplies a cleaning cloth. I'm not exactly sure what purpose this serves, so I'll probably use it to clean my glasses.

Once unpacked, all you need to do is to remove the protective plastic from the lamp. Than, you attach the power cord, plug it in, and it's ready to use. It's an extremely versatile lamp, in that it has innumerable swivel capabilities which enable the user to position the light just about anywhere. By anywhere, I mean, up, down, sideways, etc. The lamp swivels on the base, and the head of the lamp swivels on the extension pole. For storage purposes, the lamp folds up nicely into a very small size.

To turn the lamp on, you press the button on the very left side of the base. From there, you can choose from a wide variety of brightness levels. What makes this lamp unique, is that it also gives you the ability to choose from a wide variety of color levels. This comes in handy when you're using the light for a variety of different purposes, such as reading, or doing jewelry work. Adjusting the color is as simple as pressing a button. The brightness level and area of distribution is more than adequate, plus being able to point it anywhere makes it useful for any and all purposes.

In addition to the above, the lamp comes with a very handy USB port, so you'll be able to charge your device while the lamp is in use, or even if it's just plugged into an outlet but not being used. This is definitely a very thoughtful and extremely useful feature. Since this is an LED lamp, you'll never have to worry about replacing the bulb. In addition, it runs cool and is extremely energy efficient. The aluminum alloy casing contributes greatly to the ability of the lamp to operate at cool temperatures.

The bottom line is that this is an excellent lamp. It can be used for just about any purpose, and is compact enough when folded to bring with you when traveling. Despite it's compact size, it puts out a tremendous amount of light, has a weighted base to prevent it from being knocked over, and has color settings that are very beneficial, depending upon what you're using the light for at the time.

I've tried out several of the TaoTronics lamps, and so far I find this one to be the best. I give it my highest recommendation ~ 5 stars!


Barista Prima Coffeehouse FRENCH ROAST 48 K-Cups for Keurig Brewers
Barista Prima Coffeehouse FRENCH ROAST 48 K-Cups for Keurig Brewers
Offered by Deals On Call
Price: $33.29
12 used & new from $25.57

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best coffee that I've ever had the pleasure to drink, May 13, 2015
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This coffee is phenomenal. If you like rich, bold flavor without a bitter aftertaste, I can't imagine anything better than this. It's the best coffee that I've ever had the pleasure to drink.


Haflinger GZL Clog,Smokey Brown,45 EU/Women's 14 M US/Men's 12 M US
Haflinger GZL Clog,Smokey Brown,45 EU/Women's 14 M US/Men's 12 M US
Offered by What's Hot
Price: $64.99
8 used & new from $64.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best slippers/clogs that I've ever owned ~ Extremely high quality, May 11, 2015
I purchased a pair of these in Smokey Brown from Shoe Buy, as they weren't available in the size that I wanted when I looked for them on Amazon. These are exceptionally comfortable to wear around the house or for outdoor use. I purchased them to use as slippers, but occasionally I'll wear them when outdoors.

The quality and comfort are unsurpassed, and the size is right on target. I really like the fact that they're as comfortable as any slippers that I've ever owned, yet as mentioned above, they can be worn outdoors as well.

The only advice I can give regarding these, is to write down the style number when you purchase them. The only identification is the Halfinger name and size, nothing anywhere on the clogs referring to the model number/style. I know that when I want to replace these with the same ones in a few years, having written down this information will definitely come in handy.


Celestron C5 Spotting Scope, 52291
Celestron C5 Spotting Scope, 52291
Price: $399.95
14 used & new from $399.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding scope ~ Can be used for a wide variety of purposes, May 8, 2015
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This is without a doubt, one of the finest and most versatile scopes on the market. It's extremely well made and light enough for me to use with a tripod virtually anywhere.

I use it with a ball-head tripod and have no trouble spotting things from birds and wildlife, to stars and aircraft. When used with the ball-head tripod, I'm able to follow aircraft at cruise altitude, making out the air carrier and tail number. When used to view the moon, or other celestial objects, the image is bright and sharp as a tack. For the money, you'd be hard pressed to find another spotting scope as good as this one.


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