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Local Resident Works To Build School In Africa As a teacher and coach, educating children is a passion of mine. Despite having taught in some very economically disadvantaged school districts in my career, nothing pre- pared me for what I saw in the Democratic Republic of the Congo this past summer. I visited the DR Congo in hopes of accom- plishing the lifelong goal of trekking into the mountains and visiting with the en- dangered mountain gorilla. In addition to the the trek, my guide Christian of Congo Local Guides in Goma, DR Congo asked if I would be willing to visit some of Goma’s overflowing orphanages. In addition Chris- tian recommended I make $100 donation to help provide food to these children, many of whom live on daily diet of congee, a rice gruel. I agreed, and in an attempt to make a slightly larger impact, began an impromptu fundraising campaign. Despite little time and even less fundraising experience, I was able to raise $1400, enough to purchase nearly 3,000 pounds of food that was split amongst three of the city’s orphanages. DAN TORSIELLO AND CHRISTIAN AGANZE


Aside from visiting orphanages, Christian arranged for me to visit the rural village of Mushaki. Well within territory that is home to some of the 120 rebel groups currently operating within the DR Congo, Mushaki is a rural farming and herding village high in



the hills. Part of my time in Mushaki was spent visiting a local school - school being used in the most basic sense. Missing walls, a lack of school supplies, and far less seating than students are just some of the challenges facing the school. The scene goes from disappointing to heartbreaking when you factor in the dirty clothes and bare feet of the children attending this school. Then and there I decided to try and make a positive impact. After discussions with Christian and engineers back in Africa, we have drawn up plans to build a cinderblock school with six classrooms, two offices, and four toilets. Due to the inexpensive nature of supplies and labor in the DR Congo, such a school would cost just over $8300 to build. It is this cost, plus an additional $1700 to cover any overages in cost are what I am hoping to raise to build this much-needed school. Any funds that are not spent on the construction of the school will be used to purchase school supplies for the students and teachers of Mushaki. I am asking you to support our work in the DR Congo, whether it be a cash donation through our GoFundMe page, or simply by spreading the word of our fundraiser. Every bit of help will go to improving the lives of these children who desperately need it.

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The New Jersey Pine Barrens An Adventure Waiting to Happen! New Egypt resident, William J. Lewis, just released his third book about the New Jersey Pinelands and its people, titled, Ad- venture with Piney Joe- Exploring the New Jersey Pine Barrens, available March 1st. The book was published by Stockton Uni- versity’s prestigious publishing arm, South Jersey Culture & Historic Center (SJCHC). The book serves as a guide and trail map for people wanting to get back into nature after a long hiatus away due to covid, or to those looking for new places to adventure safely outdoors. The book highlights Piney Joe, the author’s beloved magical gnome, as you take a walk with Piney Joe to discover places full of wild and mysterious scenery in the Pinelands National Reserve. The reader is introduced to some Pineland folk- lore, which includes the infamous Jersey Devil. You will also learn about plants native to the area, along with some of the names Pineland folks used for each plant, and more. There is also a full-color illustrated trail map with 31 different destinations for you to physically explore within the Pine Barrens.

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Lewis’s second book titled, Piney Everlastings Vol. 1, includes descriptions of native pine barren plants and historic destinations in a unique hybrid of a book that is part adventure guide, part personal journal, and an all-around fun coloring book. Contained within is 34 images to color, a word search, images of ten common plants, and sixteen exciting destinations to explore. William’s debut book was released in 2021 by Arcadia Press and became a no.1 Amazon hot new release in its first month. It is titled New Jersey’s Lost Piney Culture. It references the culture and history of the piney people, then and now, who have built their own vibrant culture and industry by working the natural landscape around them. Their foraging skills, originally taught by local Lenape’s, were passed down through generations of Piney families who gathered many of the same wild floral products that became staples of the Philadelphia and New York dried flower markets. Important figures arose out of the 20th century like John Richardson, who fought hard to lift the Pineys out of rural poverty by recording and marketing their craftsmanship. As the state government sought to preserve the Pine Barrens and develop the region, Piney culture was frequently threatened and stigmatized. Lewis, is both author and advocate for the Pine Barrens inhabitants. Past authors have mislabeled and painted an ill picture of the life of a piney depicting them as dumb, stu- pid, backward, and backwoods people. In his writings in print and on social media under the moniker Piney Tribe, Bill tries to undo the damage and stigma still present to this day about the misrepresentation of the people who grew up in the pines. In general, pineys in the past worked the land. They picked blueberries in the summer, cranberries in the fall, and pinecones in the winter. They lived and loved the land they grew up on. Pineys of today might still engage in all the above activities, but due to more opportunities, they have moved on to normal 40-hour work weeks and can be found holding positions across the job market today. Just every day ordinary people, like you and me, could be considered piney, with one thing in common, their inter- action and love for the New Jersey Pine Barrens. William is a lifelong resident of New Jersey who loves the diversity of the people of New Jersey and loves the landscapes of New Jersey's great outdoors. He deeply believes in environmental stewardship and in seeking to serve others. He had that chance in 2009 when he was accepted and graduated as a Rutgers Environmental Steward. This event would expand Mr. Lewis' knowledge of environmental issues and lead to him becoming chairperson of Plumsted Environmental Commis- sion, President of the Executive Board of Directors of EarthShare NJ, chairperson of the Sustainable Jersey committee of Plumsted, and President and founder of Nurture Environmental Stewardship Today! (NEST) nonprofit 501c3. Mr. Lewis has gained several distinguished awards for his community service including a Silver Medal in 2011 Federal Executive Board (FEB) Region 3 Green team, the Bronze Medal in 2012 FEB Outstanding Community Service, and an Environmental Achievement Award from the Association of New Jersey Environ- mental Commissioners (ANJEC) in 2012 and 2013. If you asked Mr. Lewis where he gained the drive and knowledge to lead many of the diverse teams in his life, he would credit the United States Marine Corps. As a noncommissioned officer stationed in Kaneohe, Hawaii, he attended a leadership school called the Corpo- ral’s Course. There he earned the title of Honor Grad, top of his class. Keeping it all in the family, Lewis’s nephew, Shane Tomalinas, a senior at Allentown High school collaborated with him on two of his books and provided the beautiful illustrations in Piney Everlastings Vol. 1 and Adventure with Piney Joe- Exploring the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Shane started doing the drawings for his uncle at the young age of sixteen. The challenges in illustrating these two books have given him the confidence to pursue Art in college upon graduation in 2022. And for the first time, his name is on the cover of a printed book! William J. Lewis taken by Labyrinth Books of Princeton, NJ

When asked what made Lewis so interested in the Pine Barrens, he told the story of being on a business trip in Florida and taking some time out to look for a rare bird in the Sweetwater Wetlands Park of Gainesville. Lewis is also an avid bird watcher. While there, he came across a couple in the park from Indiana and they started talking. The couple was so excited when he told them that he was from New Jersey; they asked him if he had ever been to the Pine Barrens. They had recently visited Wharton State Forest as it was a bucket list item of theirs and were really thrilled with their visit and what they saw. Lewis admitted he had never really envisioned what an outsider’s view- point would be on an open space area that is a 1.1-million-acre evergreen ocean encompassing 22% of the area in New Jersey. And growing up in the Pine Barrens he may have lacked the right amount of appreciation for being able to call it home. It planted a seed in him and led him to learn all he could first-hand about the Pine Barrens and what it had to offer. Finding, in the process, a re- newed love of growing up in the Pines. He already loved botany, history, and being around nature, and traveled the world to other foreign places of interest. His exploration and journeys literally in his own backyard have led him to write books, opening the doors for many other people to discov- er the true beauty of the Pine Barrens and their past inhabitants. Get out there and get in! With the aid of his writing, you can not only read about the Pine Barrens, but you can also explore them too!

To order books go to: /you can also find it on Amazon and look for book signing events and festivals he may attend. He en- joys meeting new readers and has quite the following on his author page on Facebook @ Piney Tribe. Facebook, Instagram, and website- pineytribe Email:

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Platelet Rich Plasma erapy also referred to as PRP erapy, is a progressive non-surgical treatment to treat a variety of conditions including arthritis, ten- don injuries, and ligament injuries. PRP is part of a group of state-of-the-art treatments collectively referred to as Regenerative Medicine. PRP treats an injured area naturally using your body’s own growth factors to accelerate healing. It has been shown to be safe and e ec- tive for numerous joint and so tissue injuries. It has been extensively researched in numerous medical journals and publications all over the world. Some of the many uses of Platelet Rich Plasma include osteoarthritis (degenera- tive arthritis) of the spine, knee, shoulder, hip, hands, and feet, as well as menis- cus tears, plantar fasciitis, and rotator cu tears. e procedure is simple and is performed in the o ce.  e PRP process begins when a small amount of the patient’s blood is removed from the arm and placed into a special container.  e blood is then placed into a device called a centri- fuge which spins the blood to help the separate the portion of the blood which becomes concentrated with platelets, thereby giving the procedure its name. ese platelets are important because they release growth factors to recruit stem cells and to assist in healing an injured area naturally. Once the PRP is isolated, it is injected to the injured area under the guidance of an ultrasound machine to help accelerate healing and reduce pain.

is healing works on the simple principle that your body is perfectly capable of healing itself. Your blood contains all the essential components that the body produces to repair tissue damage. Each time you have an injury, the platelets in your blood along with growth factors, stem cells, cytokines, and other elements create a sca olding on the site. e damaged tissues use this framework to regenerate and repair.  e entire process takes approximately one hour, and pa- tients are sent home the same day. Patients on average report more than 50% improvement in 6 weeks and up to 100% improvement in 12 weeks. is may eliminate the need for more aggressive and expensive treatment options such as long-term medication or surgery. In a recent study, researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery gave patients with early osteoarthritis an injection of PRP and then monitored them for one year. A er one year of the PRP injection, physicians evaluated the knee cartilage with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). While previous studies have shown that patients with osteoarthritis can lose roughly ve percent of knee cartilage per year, the Hospital for Special Surgery investigators found that a large majority of patients in their study had no further cartilage loss. At minimum PRP also prevented further knee deterioration.

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Split Personality DisordeRS By Valeria Mancuso

Split Personality Disorder Explained Those with a split personality disorder, more popular- ly known as dissociative identity disorder or DID, have two or more distinct personalities. A person with this has separate differences between these two identities, which is referred to as alters. These different personalities each control the person’s mind, body and identity for some time. However, a person with DID can maintain their pri- mary identity. This is there original personality that they will answer to. Their primary identity may be unaware of the other personalities they may have. Each alter has their own name, age, gender, moods, memories and vo- cabulary. The shift between each personality occurs from a trigger the person has. Causes of Split Personality

There is no exact cause of DID, however there is a con- nection between the condition and trauma that person may have faced. Early or childhood trauma and abuse could be the reason why a person has many different iden- tity’s. Trauma can stem from physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional neglect from family/friends, and psychological abuse. Symptoms Symptoms of someone with a split personality disorder include experiencing two or more separate personalities, each with their own self-identification, a change in a person’s sense of self and frequent gaps in memory and personal history. In some cases, one personality may pick up certain habits and may experience symptoms the other personality does not have. Different habits could in- clude smoking and becoming violent. Different symptoms could include anxiety, amnesia, losing sense of time, going into a trance-like state, out of body experiences, engaging in behaviors that are unusual for the person, sleep disturbances, etc. The person could become stressed because they are afraid of a personality change or because they may be unaware of the change which can affect their ability to live a normal life. Diagnosis Split personality disorders can take time to diagnose because doctors need to observe a person’s symptoms, and dismiss other conditions. The doctor also needs to observe all personality’s of the person to see how they affect that person. Time is very important when it comes to diagnosis. Treatment Doctors usually prescribe treatments based on each individual case. No specific medication exists for DID. Treatment is based on any conditions that occur in this persons disorder. Psychotherapy is the main treatment for people with spilt personalities. Psychotherapy is talk therapy which may help a person walk through and learn to accept their triggers. Other therapies include art therapy, movement therapy, and relaxation techniques which can act as a treatment for DID.


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HOME IMPROVEMENT The Importance of Having a Tidy Home with Children By: Nazli Mohideen

Much of people’s childhood is defined by a playroom; mounds of toys falling out of bins and boxes, and more than likely, overflow to more than one des- ignated room. The sacred action figures and dolls are taken everywhere a child goes only to be replaced by its newest edition in a few months or recycled with another craze. As children grow older, they’re often met with a list of Sunday morning chores and cleanliness becomes a part of their everyday lives. In fact, having a tidy home as a family with children is incredibly vital to their physical and mental health, so much so that multiple studies have been released analyzing the connection between a clean home and a child’s well-being. Cleaning one’s home lessens stress in addition to anxiety in children. Unnecessary clutter has been proven to be a distraction and direct source of un- easiness. Focusing on homework at the sticky kitchen table covered in piles of mail and wrappers of unfinished snacks is only one of the many difficulties brought upon by an untidy home. Learning halts and productivity decreases as the mess continues. It is also harder to find certain things in a timely manner amid all the clutter, potentially adding to financial hardship if items have to constantly be replaced. On top of feelings of stress, children are embarrassed and ashamed to have friends over knowing that their house is in a messy state. If only five minutes are taken out of every day to wipe down a table or organize a few miscellaneous items in that abyss of a junk drawer we all have, these negative emotions will barely come up, if at all. Also, the benefits of keeping a tidy home carry over to a child’s physical health. The chances of mold or bacterial spread in the home greatly declines when surfaces are wiped down daily with disinfectant sprays and a window is cracked open for ventilation. As a result, the likelihood of contracting bronchitis, pneumonia, and other respiratory conditions are minimized as well. Cleaning sheets regularly gets rid of bed bugs and other mites, too. As for the kitchen, keeping this area clean guarantees no unwanted visitors like bugs and rodents. Simply mopping the floors for food crumbs and tackling spills the second they happen helps with this. Particularly with families owning pets, vacuuming is essential to undermine, but not totally eliminate the presence of dirt, dust, and pet hair. Especially for children just entering the world, ridding a home of any potential allergens is crucial.

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Chemicals in and around the home can poison people or pets and can cause long- term health effects. Every 13 seconds, a poison control center in the United States answers a call about a possible poisoning. More than 90% of these exposures occur in the home. Poisoning can result from medicines, pesticides, household cleaning products, carbon monoxide, and lead.


The most common causes of poisoning among young children are cosmetics and personal care products, household cleaning products, and pain relievers. Common causes among adults are pain relievers, prescription drugs, sedatives, cleaning products, and antidepressants. Pesticides are used in about three out of four U.S. homes. They are used to prevent or kill bugs or rodents. They can also poison people or pets. Children can swallow detergents, bleaches, and other cleaning products. Breathing fumes from these products can also harm people. Carbon monoxide poisoning can be caused by poorly vented gas furnaces and appliances. It can also be caused by gas generators used during electrical power outages and by indoor use of charcoal grills or portable stoves. The major source of lead poisoning among U.S. children is lead-based paint and dust with lead. All houses built before 1978 are likely to contain some lead in the paint. However, it is the flaking, peeling paint that causes a problem. Other sources of lead in the home may include traditional home remedies, ceramics, toys and toy jewelry, lead-contaminated soil, lead water pipes, and lead solder used in plumbing.

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