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Whitney Caudill is a higher education administrator and associate professor in Northeast Indiana.

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Single During the Holidays: A Good Thing

(21) Comments | Posted December 25, 2013 | 9:34 AM

Holiday parties, church services, gift exchanges, mistletoe, endless romantic comedies set during Christmas and New Year's Eve and family events are all things that can make the holidays painful for single people.

It is a time when the volume of coupled people seems exaggerated due to all the festivities....

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The Best Careers Are Not Planned

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2013 | 5:23 PM

People love to ask kids the question, 'What do you want to be when you grow up?' When we grow up and have jobs and careers, people change the question a bit, but it still means the same thing. They ask, 'Where do you see yourself in 5, 10, 20...

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Being Single: How to Handle Loneliness

(13) Comments | Posted August 6, 2013 | 7:25 PM

There are many things to love and enjoy about being single. Being single, as I have said before, is not a bad thing. However, as with anything, being single is not always fun or easy.

There are cultural and societal pressures/judgments/beliefs associated with being single...

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Celiac Disease: 10 Things Everyone Should Know

(7) Comments | Posted June 18, 2013 | 4:31 PM

Celiac disease, an autoimmune disease affecting millions of Americans, is becoming more and more common, yet many people know little or nothing about the disease. I have celiac disease and I talk about it a lot. It is a huge part of my life -- it controls everything I eat,...

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5 Things to Love About Being Single

(9) Comments | Posted May 23, 2013 | 8:21 PM

A great deal of the cultural dialogue about being single or unmarried is focused on the negative aspects of being single or on how to find someone to marry. There are negatives to being single. However, I am also told that there are negatives to being married. Yet,...

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Remembering My Moment With Margaret Thatcher

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2013 | 2:21 PM

I was in the car when I heard the news of the death of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. I lingered in the car in the office parking lot to listen to the entire NPR report on her life and death. I felt sad for the loss of such a...

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Single Professionals Need Work-Life Balance Too

(8) Comments | Posted April 4, 2013 | 6:23 PM

Having it all, I believe it is safe to say, is now a fiction. No one has it all. Not even single, childless professionals.

However, everyone does have a family life. Even single, childless professionals.

In the days leading up to the release of Lean In...

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Celiac Disease and Drug Labeling: Is Your Medication Gluten-Free?

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2013 | 1:21 PM

It has been nine months since I was diagnosed with celiac disease (CD). The only treatment for CD is strict avoidance of gluten. The transition to a gluten-free lifestyle has been a challenge. Leaving behind the food, and sometimes the beauty products, that you love is unpleasant at...

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Looking Back, I Was Leaning In

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2013 | 5:26 PM

There has been much ado about Sheryl Sandberg's book Lean In. The book has been billed as both a feminist manifesto and battle cry for women to aggressively force themselves up the ladder. I have read the book and found it to be candid, realistic, inspiring, and totally unworthy of...

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The Dreaded Question: Why Aren't You Married?

(72) Comments | Posted February 19, 2013 | 5:44 PM

We survived another Valentine's Day.

The day that is marketed as love, roses and chocolate has become, for many, to be as much about being single as it is about being in love. For many people, a discussion of being single often leads to or is started with the...

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Gluten-Free Travel

(2) Comments | Posted January 30, 2013 | 11:06 AM

TSA Agent: "Ma'am, is this your bag?"

Me: "Yes, ma'am."

TSA Agent: "I will need to run it through the scanner again."

Me: "Ok, thank you."

This is the moment when I self-righteously wonder (to myself, of course, I don't talk back to TSA agents, please note me thanking...

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Gluten-Free Labeling in the United States

(11) Comments | Posted January 25, 2013 | 4:00 PM

Grocery shopping has become challenging for me, because large sections of the grocery are off-limits. I have celiac disease (CD). CD is a systemic autoimmune disorder caused by exposure to gluten in genetically-susceptible people. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. The immune response activated in celiac...

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Slumber Party by Smartphone

(0) Comments | Posted January 2, 2013 | 6:44 PM

Yesterday, Lisa texted me and four other friends from Miami about a new restaurant and whether or not she should go with a certain young man. All five of us on the receiving end of that text agreed that she should go ahead and "open that can of worms." Last...

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A Hunter's Daughter: Common Sense & Guns

(19) Comments | Posted December 20, 2012 | 3:11 PM

One Christmas my Daddy's big gift was a new rifle. Another year it was a fancy scope. When I was 9, I learned to shoot skeet with a .22. I was 13 when I completed the Hunter's Safety Course taught as part of my physical education class in junior high...

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