Shauna Silva

Shauna Silva

Shauna Silva is a pop culture addict, health/fitness enthusiast that loves to be creative. She loves to cook, and she reads anything she can get her hands on. She loves to learn, and spends a ton of time researching topics. Shauna focused on Psychology, Art, and English while in College. She has been published on AOL Seed, and Yahoo! News.
Shauna spends her time at home, due to being in severe chronic pain from Degenerative Disc Disease in her lower back (she is awaiting back surgery). She has been increasingly successful with her works, and is hoping that the increase in success can continue. She runs a blog, raising awareness for Celiac disease, a disease she suffers from. During free time, she loves seeing friends and family.
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  • My New Year's Resolution: Get Off of State Assistance
    After spending 8 stressful months on state assistance, I am making a New Year's resolution to get off state assistance by the summer of 2014.
  • First Person: Food Stamps Not for the Lazy, but as a Last Resort
    My name is Shauna Silva. I am 30 and live in Waterbury, Conn. In May, I was accepted into the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, otherwise known as SNAP, and Medicaid.
  • First Person: What Life Is like Without a College Degree
    If I could go back to the middle of my senior year in college, I would not have dropped out. I would have transferred my credits, gotten a second job, and I would have done what ever it took to obtain that degree.
  • First Person: Living Optimistically with Bipolar Disorder
    I am a very optimistic person. I keep a positive outlook on life. I tell people, I may be Bipolar, but, Bipolar does not have me.
  • Ozzfest 2002: The Best Concert Experience of My Life
    Throughout all the mayhem and large crowds, I had the time of my life at Ozzfest 2002. Seeing the legend himself, Ozzy Osbourne, is something I will never forget.
  • Health Benefits of Blueberries
    Demands for blueberries has increased throughout the world. This may have something to do with the nutrients and added benefits of incorporating blueberries into your diet.
  • These Are My Confessions
    We all have embarrassing stories, secrets, and confessions. In honor of National Honesty Day, I will share some of my secrets, embarrassing moments, and confessions to the world.
  • Five Facts About Annette Funicello
    Annette Funicello touched a lot of lives with her performance as a Mouseketeer on "The Mickey Mouse Club," and with her work as a spokesperson for MS. She worked on other projects as well.
  • The 5 Most Anticipated Movies of Summer 2013
    Summer is just around the corner! On those days when you're looking to beat the heat, grab your friends, go to your local movie theater, and check out one of these most anticipated summer blockbusters.
  • The Health Benefits of Ginger
    Not only does this ingredient spice up your meals, it is also known to be a natural health remedy.
  • Benefits of Apples
    Adding this super food sweet treat to your daily diet will not only curb your sweet tooth, it will keep you healthy.
  • Health Benefits of Beans
    Beans are the second most popular source of protein in the world, and contain many nutrients that can help you maintain good health.
  • Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate
    There is an abundance of anti-oxidants found in dark chocolate, and an abundance of healthy benefits to gain from eating dark chocolate.
  • Health Benefits of Garlic
    Popularly used in Folk medicine, garlic is said to have the ability to cure almost anything. The sulphurous compounds inside garlic, adds to the power of this popular cooking ingredient.
  • Benefits of Avocados
    Known as the "alphabet fruit," avocados are full of vitamins A, C, E, K, and B6. Along with these benefits, there are several more reasons why avocados should be added to your diet.
  • Health Benefits of Broccoli
    Broccoli, a common find in Europe, United States, and Australia, is a rich source of a variety of biochemicals that aid in fighting illness.
  • Health Benefits of Cinnamon
    For thousands of years, cinnamon has been used, not only as a finishing touch on apple pie, it has also been used as an alternative medicine.
  • Financial Regrets: Don't Let This Happen to You
    Getting back on my feet has been difficult. Talking to those I owe money to has been tough.
  • The Journey to a Healthier Me
    Just about everyone has been on a diet at least once in their lives. We start by making a New Year's resolution: "This year, I will lose ____ pounds." My story isn't much different. My story wasn't any easier, but, it was worth it.
  • Shattered and Heartbroken in Connecticut
    The events that unfolded in the quiet town of Newtown, CT, have shattered the heart and spirit of a nation. A gunman opens fire in an elementary school, killing 20 children and 6 adults.
  • Our Country Stands United in the Face of Terror
    Lighting a candle for those who've been lost, praying for peace in our hearts and in our world, and giving thanks to the soldiers who keep us safe. I will never forget.
  • SETI's Allen Telescope Array Shuts Down Due to Lack of Funding
    Due to lack of funding, SETI's Allen Telescope Array has shutdown. Astronomers are calling this breaking news a terrible tragedy, and until SETI finds a new monetary contributor, the radio dishes will stay shutdown.
  • Dame Elizabeth Taylor: The Legend Leaves Behind a Legacy
    The passing of Dame Elizabeth Taylor has left the world in mourning, but, her love and humanitarian work lives on. For 25 years, Taylor was an advocate for AIDS research, and her work with amfAR has helped millions of people around the world.
  • Myths About Feminism: Debunked
    Feminism is about awareness. Being a feminist is about fighting to achieve equal rights to men. In this article, I will be debunking the most popular myths about feminism.
  • Five Ways in Which Honey is Good for You
    Honey, nature's sweetener, is more than just an added bonus to a cup of hot tea. Honey can also be used as a medical benefit. Here are 5 ways in which honey can benefit you.
  • A Disturbing Wave of Anti-Abortion Laws Sweeps Its Way Across the Country
    It has been 38 years since the Roe vs. Wade case legalized abortion in the United States, and, this year, the rights over our bodies have been threatened once again.
  • Vanity Gone Way Too Far: Mom Injects 8 Year Old with Botox
    Wanting the best for your child is something every parent wants, but, when does the 'want' go too far? A mother in San Francisco injects her 8 year old with botox and gives her virgin waxes in order for her child to become a "star."
  • The Dukan Diet: Coming Soon to America
    The Dukan Diet, whose dieters include Kate Middleton, is about to invade America. With its promise that you will lose weight and keep it off, it has been the most popular diet in France for 10 years.
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  • Keeping a Positive Outlook While Unemployed
    Being unemployed in an economy like ours is very tough. Even though I've been unemployed for a short amount of time, and had a rough time with it, I am determined to maintain a positive outlook on life and I am determined to keep looking for a job.
  • The Witching Hour
    This is a piece I wrote 2 years ago about a nightmare I experienced.
  • How to Celebrate Valentine's Day as a Single Woman
    Valentine's Day: a day for lovers. However, if you find yourself single, it doesn't have to be a bad day. I have 5 tips on how you can celebrate the day of love by showering yourself with appreciation.
  • My Favorite Celeb Style Fashionista: Nicole Richie
    When you think of a style icon, do you think designer clothes, purses, over-sized sunglasses and someone who has a good head on their shoulders? My icon is a former party girl who has made a total turn around in attitude and style.
  • How to Handle the Situation when He Doesn't Call After a Date
    You had a great date with a handsome man. It's been almost a week and you haven't heard from him. Find out why, and whether or not you should call him.

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