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Debra Howell, Author at Picayune Item

Art & Entertainment

Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans unites fans with common interests

Over the weekend, a nip in the air had comic book fans pulling their capes just a little tighter as a breeze blew in over ... Read more

by Debra Howell, Monday, January 11, 2016 12:34 pm

Art & Entertainment

Wizard World Comic Con celebrated its fifth year in New Orleans

This past weekend, Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con celebrated its fifth year for the event at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January ... Read more

by Debra Howell, Tuesday, January 13, 2015 1:08 pm

Columns

Dealing with insomnia

Stress and anxiety are sneaky little menaces that slip into our lives in small doses. At first undetected, but as time passes and they are ... Read more

by Debra Howell, Friday, December 19, 2014 7:00 am

Columns

Managing student loan debt

I recently read an article on CNN stating that today’s college grad will earn their degree with an average of $35,000 in debt. That number hit ... Read more

by Debra Howell, Friday, December 5, 2014 7:00 am

Columns

Hoping for a flu-free winter

As the holidays creep from around the corner, with them, flu-season comes in full swing. We all dread this, and at some point, anticipate ways ... Read more

by Debra Howell, Friday, November 28, 2014 7:00 am

Columns

Letting go

Life comes in seasons — some of which are far too short. As those seasons fade and slip past us, we are left clinging desperately ... Read more

by Debra Howell, Friday, November 7, 2014 7:00 am

Columns

Trick or treat safely

The United States Census Bureau says that an average of 41 million trick-or-treaters venture out every year across the country, and roughly 106 million homes ... Read more

by Debra Howell, Friday, October 31, 2014 7:00 am

Editorials

Staying healthy during flu season

According to a 2007 study from researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, the influenza virus is more stable and can stay in the air ... Read more

by Debra Howell, Friday, October 24, 2014 7:00 am

Columns

The resilience of human nature

I am continuously fascinated by human nature — by our innate ability to change or improve upon ourselves and the way we stand strong in ... Read more

by Debra Howell, Friday, October 17, 2014 12:50 pm

Columns

Turn your hobby into a career

You’ll often hear the phrase, “Find something you love to do and you’ll never work a day in your life.” While the sentiment is sweet, ... Read more

by Debra Howell, Friday, September 26, 2014 7:00 am

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