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Evangeline Yvonne Samples, MS, RDN, LD
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I am a registered and licensed dietitian and nutritionist. I was laid off from my clinical job in April 2011. I write for American Fitness Magazine, and am a blogger for Tumblr; my blog can be accessed at

As an adjunct professor, I teach a nutrition class at a local university. I am also an unpublished author of two children's books.
I am also a doctoral student at an online university.

Entries by Evangeline Yvonne Samples, MS, RDN, LD

Why I Read Rage

(1) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 4:35 PM

In February 2013, I heard on the radio that Stephen King's 1977 book Rage would no longer be published at the request of its author. Therefore, I bought a copy from Amazon. I believe it is my right to purchase and to read this book. Here is why I did.

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How to Survive an Unpredictable Winter

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2014 | 6:22 PM

In West Virginia, winters are unpredictable and often brutal. Having enough nonperishable food in the house is important. Right now, I am planning to have enough nonperishable foods to last 16 weeks. I count the three months of December, January and February as 12 weeks. Then I add the last...

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Rebuilding My Life after My Unemployment Benefits Ended

(0) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 12:38 AM

Since I lost my job, I have been trying to make positive changes in my life. I have continued writing for American Fitness Magazine. I have written two children's books and am looking for a publisher or literary agent for both. Readers, let me know if you can suggest a...

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After the Final Friday: My Life on Unemployment

(3) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 11:51 AM

The week after finding out I was losing my job, I placed my house with a realtor and put it up for sale. I had purchased the house because there were no rental units available in town when I needed a place to live.

I made arrangements with my...

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Health Care Professional With Master's Degree, Laid Off and Moving Back Home

(19) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 12:54 PM

I am the last person you would expect to be among the long-term unemployed. I worked as the sole clinical dietitian at a small hospital. Although I was not employed by the hospital, I was a contract employee of an independent contractor. I worked 40-hour-plus weeks, early mornings, late evenings...

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