Allison  Murphy

Allison Murphy

I used to work for a Veteran Service Ogranization in Washington DC and would present testimony for Congress. I am a former Marine (ooh rah), and served in Iraq in 2004. I have a BS in Social Psychology, and a MA in Behavioral Medicine.

I am available for personal writing projects.
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  • Review: How I Met Your Mother Series Finale, Not so Much
    I have been an avid How I Met Your Mother fan since the beginning of the first season. I have invested myself in the past nine seasons. The series finale has been considered quite controversial. I am siding with those who feel cheated with the ending.
  • Iraq War and Christianity, the Surreal Experience of a War Vet
    One could say religion and war don't mix, but that would be the lie of the millennium. This articke is my experience if war in and near the places my religion (Christianity) started.
  • Five Fat Burning Foods Women Need to Know About
    There are fad diets out there that promise you tons of weightloss. Normally, they either fall short, or are incredibly unhealthy. Eating the right food in the right proportions will help you lose the weight for good.
  • COPD in the Military
    COPD is a horrible, but common disease in the military due to the heavy smokers. This is my experience in the military and my COPD.
  • 10 Health Risks to Men in Their 40s
    Oftentimes, men are so busy with work and family, they may neglect their health and brush it aside. Most health concerns can be prevented. Getting regular check-ups, and report any unusual symptoms to your doctor.
  • Five Reasons Why God May Exist
    No one can prove whether there is or is not a God. It's up to that individual, but here are my five reasons why I think God exists.
  • 15 Facts About the 2014 Tour De France
    The Tour de France's credibility has tarnished this long standing event. However, the race is securing more restrictive drug testing for competitors.
  • Hepatitis A, Easy to Catch in Food or Water
    When I heard I had hepatitis A, I was 16, and was horrified. I hadn't slept with anyone and thought the diagnosis must be wrong. They weren't wrong. We caught the disease in our water.
  • Iraq Question #13: Would You Go Back?
    Many people think that we don't want to go to war, and go the most part that is true. We hate innocent casualties and hurting people. However, we are Marines, this is what we were trained to do, war. I would go back for my fellow Marines.
  • Iraq Questions #11: What Did You Eat?
    This is a popular question I had when I first got back. Since I am a vegetarian, it is usually the first one they ask.
  • Homemade Mango-Aloe Toner, DIY
    Don't spend countless bucks on expensive beauty products when you can do it yourself. Which is better, store bought cookies or homemade? Just like cookies, homemade products are better, since you're in control of the ingredients.
  • Iraq Question #10: What was Your First Day in Iraq Like?
    The first day of school or work can be awkward and scary, and the first day if war is no different.
  • Lyme Disease, One Marine's Experience
    I was diagnosed with Lyme disease three years ago. Since then, I still experience symptoms of the disease. This article details symptoms of and tips for Lyme disease.
  • Homemade Vegetable Toner Recipe
    This delicious recipe will help clear your skin, and make it healthy and smooth. Follow the directions, and you will always have enough toner on hand.
  • Homemade Watermelon Tone, DIY
    No need to buy expensive Beaty products when you can create your own, adding ingredients you like, or leave out ones you aren't in love with. You are the chef of the product, this is a recipe I use. Have fun with it!
  • Iraq Question #9
    This is a short description of what type of items we received in Iraq.
  • Homemade Acne Toner, Super Easy!
    Most people have basil in their kitchens for cooking spaghetti, soups, etc. If you can add basil Into boiling water, your in business.
  • Homemade Facial Astringent and Toner. Use Ingredients in Your Refrigerator!
    Make your own easy and natural toner with ingredients you have in your kitchen. No need to go to a department store on toners that have harsh chemical and dry your skin. Make for yourself or a friend!
  • Orange Juice Facial Astringent, Homemade, DIY
    Save your left over oranges, because you can get just enough juice to makes beautiful, working astringent that is free and isn't full of nasty chemicals.
  • Am I Famous? Is that Me on TV?
    While watching television one night, I came across what appears to be a photo of me. Do you think it is?
  • Make Your Own Banana and Lemon Face Cream
    Try this luscious face cream to make you look and feel like $1.000.000 bucks. Now, you just don't have to spend that much on lotions to achieve the same fresh healthy look of someone who spent a fortune on face creams.
  • Homemade Citrus Cuticle Soak
    The average manicure in the United States costs around $10-25. Why spend that money, when you can use this recipe and do it yourself.
  • Female Based Counseling Aporoaches
    Women have been taught to go along with whatever the doctor tells her z this artless emphasizes the need for women to become their own advocate.
  • Iraq War Question #1
    Understandably, sleeping in war can produce a bit of insomnia at times. At others, when it is important to be a wake, I have seen men standing straight up snoring. This article explains our interesting sleeping arrangements.
  • Iraq War Question #3
    It's been years since I have been out of the Marine Corps, and I still get panic attacks If I think about it too much. We were always told no one has ever died being paranoid, and that mantra sadly stuck with me.
  • Homemade and DIY Hair Care,With Common House Hold Ingredients, so Simple!
    You most likely have all the ingredients to take care of your hair, no matter the color. These simple recipe will get your hair a great shade, and the hair cocktail will ensure your locks are in great condition.
  • Iraq War Question #6
    Women are entitled under the laws of our land to be treated equal as men . Sadly, in Iraq, women are still treated like property. This article contains my observations of how women were treated in Iraq.
  • Earth Day Celebration in the Tampa Bay, Florida, Area
    Earth Day has been educating people on environmental destruction around the world since 1970.
  • Haircuts in War, Men Only Please
    This is a short story of how I tried it get my haircut professionally in a war zone.
  • Iraq War Questions #2
    When I went to Iraq in 2904-2005, very few permanent buildings. Most of the bases then had four public landline phones, but the news crews had satellite phones .
  • What I Learned on My 29th Birthday
    With age comes wisdom. Today, I just realized how far I have come from being a teenage girl to a 29-year old woman. I have learned that being flashy is not a good goal, but rather being classy.
  • "The Missing Picture", on the Way to War
    This was one of my favorite pictures, and was heartbroken when it was lost. However, I will always remember exactly how it looked.
  • Iraq War Question #4
    While the Iraq war was primarily comprised of Americans, there were other countries fighting side-by-side with us. This is a small anecdote of my experiences.
  • Iraq War Questions #7
    I was in Iraq in 2004-2005, when I was 17 and 18-years old. I get asked hundreds of questions about my time over there. Here are a few of them.
  • European Dry Shampoo Recipe
    Don't have time to wash and style your hair? No need to worry, go to the kitchen and get the cornstarch. Follow these simple directions to fast and fabulous hair.
  • Do-It-Yourself Homemade Peppermint Moisturizer and Bath Soak
    Use these three simple recipes to make your own beauty products. No need to go buy expensive moisturizers when you can make your own!
  • History of the New England Primer with References
    The “New England Primer” was one of the first textbooks published in the New World. The text was established on the fundamentals of Calvinism, and combined short catechisms with spelling.
  • Do-It-Yourself Beauty Products Using Normal and Simple Ingredients
    Use these simple ingredients to save money and ensure a quality product for you and your family. No need to spend a lot of money at a grocery store, just follow these simple steps.
  • Homemade Facial Masks
    There is no need to pay the bucks to get an awesome facial mask. With homemade masks, you do not have to worry about dyes, harsh chemicals, or worry if they are testing on animals. Try these simple recipes, but don't eat it before you finish!
  • Homemade Rose Water Eye Refresher, and Make-up Remover
    No need to buy Visine when you can MAKE your own rose water eye refresher, or makeup filled with harsh chemicals. Cheap and all natural!
  • Do-it-Yourself Homemade Facial and Body Scrubs
    There is no reason to waste all your money on expensive facial scrubs. With these homemade scrubs, your face and your wallet will thank you!
  • What It's Like to Go Through the Home-Buildng Process, Military Edition
    This is a first-person narrative of what it is like to go through the home-building process from a stance in the military.
  • Violet Petal's Endometriosis Medical Trial
    This is a first-person narrative of what it is like to go through a medical clinical trial for endometriosis.
  • Reasons Why to Build a House in a Military Town
    This is a first-person narrative of why it can be a smart idea why to build a house in a military town.
  • How to Never Finance a Car Again
    Never pay for a car again, read my article to find out how.
  • Supreme Court to Rule on Same-Sex Marriage
    The Supreme Court is set to rule in the Summer of 2013 on the legality of Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act. Both sides will present oral arguments in March of 2013.
  • Unexplained Seizures After Deployment to Iraq
    After an explosion in Iraq in 2004, I have started to suffer from unexplained seizures.
  • Taking Care of a Child with Autism, Misconceptions and Myths
    Taking care of a child with autism is complicated due to a lack of reliable documented success. Every doctor and expert give different advice and medication. The best way to get valid tips is by caretakers of children with autism.
  • Overview of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
    Approximately one in 10 women, or 5 million women, in the United States has (or had) polycystic ovarian syndrome. POS occurs when a woman has multiple ovarian cysts at one time.
  • Overview of Ovarian Cysts
    Ovarian cysts are made up of a fluid-filled sac. Most are small, and the woman does not know that they are present; they usually are passed within one to two menstrual cycles.
  • Trying to Get Pregnancy with Endometriosis
    When a woman has endometriosis, the lining of the endometrial grows outside of the uterine cavity.
  • Do I Have Fertility Problems?
    When a couple is not able to get pregnant after a year despite not using birth control, it is a prime possibility that the couple is suffering from an infertility problem.
  • Florida Is 1 of 29 States that Has Banned Same-Sex Marriage
    Under current legal statues, Florida does not allow same-sex couples to marry, nor do they even recognize same sex union. This is surprising since a 2011 Gallup poll shown that 67% of Floridians support gay marriage..
  • Infertility in Men
    Primary infertility in men consists of a man who is unable to conceive a child despite the fact that he has sex with a primary fertile woman without use of some form of birth control.
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
    Pelvic Inflammatory Disease is a condition that affects the lining of the uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries, all of which is similar to endometriosis.
  • What to Do Before You Get Pregnant
    Before a woman decides that she wants to get pregnant, she should seek her medical practitioner. There are certain medical conditions that should be treated before pregnancy, such as anemia.
  • Addicted to the Gym: One Female Marine's Story
    Currently, half of all Americans are overweight. The article below details one Marine's battle to stay in shape.
  • First Person: A Female Marine's Perspective of Her Tour in Iraq
    This is a descriptive story of a female Marine's story of her experience of her deployment to Iraq. It includes how she was injured in an explosion and her life since.
  • What is Compulsive Eating Disorder
    Compulsive overeating (also known as food addiction) is condition characterized by an unhealthy relationship with food, with the individual feeling an uncontrollable need to eat an excessive amount of food.
  • Top Two Concerns of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
    Identify and briefly summarize in 100-125 words per issue what you believe to be the top two current concerns facing each of the following religions: 1) Judaism 2) Christianity 3) Islam
  • Odd Girl Out - Book Review
    This is a review of the book Odd Girl Out. The book is about a group of adolescents who get bullied and their parents who encourage them.
  • Child Abuse in Family and Society
    The research topic for this paper is on how society and familial influences affect child abuse. Child abuse is becoming a widely denounced social epidemic which can occur in homes of all race, culture, and income levels.
  • Endometriosis: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment
    Endometriosis is a common illness which affects 10% of the population, and many medical practitioners believe it is one of the most common undiagnosed illnesses amongst women.
  • Privatization of Prisons in America
    Privatization is a practical and innovative solution to the problems of overcrowding and high costs facing the U.S. prison system.
  • Philosophy of Buddhism
    Buddhism has long been considered an inspirational philosophy that promotes inner harmony, not only with an individual's neighbor, but also within ourselves.
  • Personal Experience of Conflict Resolution
    This is an article of my personal experience in conflict resolution.
  • Teenagers and Drug Usage
    This is a research paper on possible consequences of adolescent drug use.
  • Trinity Universe: Can You Handle All Three Universes?
    'Trinity Universe' is a role playing game with excellent graphics, it is easy to navigate, and has multiple storylines. The battle systems are superior, while having enough depth to keep the player entertained.

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