Here are some things about me you probably don’t know (and maybe don’t even care to know; sorry about that).

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Terry Mansfield and his wife Kayoko. (Photo by author,)

My name is Terry Mansfield, and I was born in a doctor’s office on June 28th, 1951 in the town of Rolla, Missouri, USA. Not long after my birth, my parents Elvin and Lillian moved to St. Louis, a city that sits next to the Mississippi River, and which is a much larger place than Rolla. I grew up in St. Louis and, as almost all St. Louisans do, became a lifelong fan of the local major league baseball team, the St. Louis Cardinals. Go Redbirds!

My family was always poor while I was growing up, scratching as best they…


I received an interesting message on LinkedIn from a fellow Medium writer.

“Reciprocity is a deep instinct; it is the basic currency of social life.”

— Jonathan Haidt

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Image by Sasin Tipchai from Pixabay

“In social psychology, reciprocity is a social norm of responding to a positive action with another positive action, rewarding kind actions. As a social construct, reciprocity means that in response to friendly actions, people are frequently much nicer and much more cooperative than predicted by the self-interest model; conversely, in response to hostile actions they are frequently much more nasty and even brutal. Reciprocity makes it possible to build continuing relationships and exchanges.”

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Here’s what Mark Kelly said to me:

“Hi Terry…


There are different ways to become famous. Hugging a tree for a long time is one of them.

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Guinness record-breaking tree hugger Adrienne Long. Photo by Dewayne Bingham, Assistant Photo Editor, the University of Tennessee Echo (used under Copyright Fair Use provision).

I came across the following news headline: Woman hugs tree for over 10 hours to break Guinness record.

The UPI story stated, “Adrienne Long spent 10 hours and 5 minutes with her arms wrapped around a walnut tree at Heritage Park in Chattanooga’s Brainerd neighborhood to break the previous tree-hugging record, which stood at 8 hours, 15 minutes.”

Long’s Guinness record feat was for a good cause, as it raised money for the local Audubon Society, which seems very fitting since birds love to perch in trees just like the one she spent so much time hugging.

This whole thing…


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Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay

Keep a close eye on your timepiece


Rheumatoid arthritis is an often debilitating disease that affects millions of people around the world.

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A hand severely affected by rheumatoid arthritis. By James Heilman, MD — Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia.

Introduction

This article’s purpose is to present some essential information about rheumatoid arthritis (RA), including the latest research. We will explore various aspects of RA by asking and answering a series of questions. After reading this article, you’ll have a good understanding of not only what RA is but what scientists are doing to find better ways to treat it.

“RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS: This pain and inflammation of the joints. Most people take medications for arthritis, but there is a link between the disease and diet which is now recognized by many dieticians and doctors. …


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You may have come across the concept known as The Law of Attraction and wondered what it is.

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“See the things that you want as already yours. Know that they will come to you at need. Then let them come. Don’t fret and worry about them. Don’t think about your lack of them. Think of them as yours, as belonging to you, as already in your possession.”– Robert Collier

Introduction

Simply put, The Law of Attraction, which is part of something called the New Thought philosophy, states that if you have a positive or negative thought, then a positive or negative experience will come into your life because of it.

For example, if you always think about getting rich…


An overview of the emerging digital technology known as cryptocurrency, including the pros and cons (benefits and risks), as well as a discussion of the history, present, and future.

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“At their core, cryptocurrencies are built around the principle of a universal, inviolable ledger, one that is made fully public and is constantly being verified by these high-powered computers, each essentially acting independently of the others.”– Paul Vigna

What Is Cryptocurrency?

It’s called a cryptocurrency because it verifies transactions through encryption. Thus, by using advanced coding, data is stored and transmit cryptocurrency data between wallets and public ledgers. The purpose of encryption of cryptocurrency transactions is to provide security and safety.

As a digital, peer-to-peer payment system, cryptocurrency doesn’t have to rely on banks to verify transactions. Anyone anywhere can send and receive…


Relationships can get complicated, with the parties involved often disagreeing and pointing out each other’s faults.

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Image by Tumisu from Pixabay

This article will explore key aspects of relationships and offer ways to find happiness in being together.

While most people get involved in a relationship for the right reasons, they turn around and leave that relationship for the wrong reasons. You probably know people who have been guilty of doing this at one time or another by demanding that they get their way.

Likely you’ve fallen into this trap yourself at times and tried to make the relationship all about you. In this scenario, things often devolve into the classic ‘she said, he said’ syndrome, thus resulting in an unpleasant…

Terry Mansfield

Trying to be the best writer I can be. Specialist in eclecticism. Besides Medium, I also publish on Vocal Media: https://vocal.media/authors/terry-mansfield

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