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Kymberly Fergusson

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Joined 2 years ago from Leipzig, Germany. Last activity 8 days ago.

Freelance writer, teacher and photographer.

Eternally curious, eternally learning.

I regularly lose myself in books, cooking, music and tea. Languages and cultures fascinate me, especially Japanese.

Health, weight loss and fitness are important to me, as I battle a number of chronic illnesses.

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  • 2

    How to manage pain and move house

    8 months ago

    Pain is hard to deal with in the best of time. But during a move? Nigh impossible, right? Wrong. Here's how to make your move easier, even while you deal with chronic pain.

  • 14

    Piano Music in Nodame Cantabile

    9 months ago

    Do you want to play piano like Nodame, but are having trouble finding all the sheet music? Here is a collection of the featured piano music in the anime and live-action drama Nodame Cantabile.

  • 36

    Costochondritis and Exercise

    8 months ago

    It can be difficult to exercise with costochondritis - chest wall pain. Find out which movements to avoid, and which stretches and exercises will help!

  • 10

    Best Apps for Learning Japanese

    6 months ago

    Using apps to help you learn Japanese keeps your motivation up and helps you learn more quickly. Use this list to grab the best Japanese language apps for iPhone and Android.

  • 5

    Top 5 Music Education Blogs

    8 months ago

    The best music education bloggers, helping students, performers and teachers succeed and reach their dreams.

  • 4

    Simple mahjong rules for 3 or 4 players

    8 months ago

    Simple house rules makes a game of mahjong faster and more enjoyable, with easy-to-calculate scores. These house rules are great with 3 or 4 players!

  • 9

    Digital clutter - are you an electronic packrat?

    29 hours ago

    An uncluttered computer or mobile device runs faster, and you spend less time searching for and organizing your digital information. Read on to learn how to get control of your digital clutter!

  • 12

    Winter photography

    2 weeks ago

    Winter is known as the most difficult season to photograph, with snow playing havoc with color and brightness. Follow these tips to get great winter shots!

  • 12

    Why is Clutter Bad?

    29 hours ago

    Clutter saps your time, energy and money, leaving you feeling overwhelmed and stressed. Learn how to fight the clutter monster and reclaim your happiness!

  • 14

    Dark Chocolate Cake with a Kahlua Glaze

    8 months ago

    This rich dark chocolate bundt cake, with flecks of chocolate, smothered in a delicious, strong coffee-Kahlua syrup is a perfect and elegant dessert!

  • 3

    How to choose a DSLR lens

    4 weeks ago

    Are you overwhelmed by the choice of digital SLR lenses? Follow this guide to make your choices easy and painless, and avoid costly wrong purchases!

  • 7

    How to choose a DSLR camera

    8 months ago

    Are you overwhelmed with the choices when upgrading to a digital SLR camera? Read this guide to choosing a DSLR camera body and lenses!

  • 31

    The best plastic-free kettle - healthy and stylish

    2 months ago

    A plastic free kettle can protect you from BPA leaching into boiling water. An all metal kettle is a stylish addition to any kitchen!

  • 7

    How to make a simple patchwork quilt

    8 months ago

    A first patchwork quilt is a daunting project for many quilters - but it doesn't need to be! You can make a beautiful and functional quilt quickly, by crafting your own block layout, and quilting in a simple design.

  • 3

    Endometriosis medications

    8 months ago

    Endometriosis affects 10% or more of women worldwide. Many different medications are used to treat the symptoms, and shrink endometrial lesions, although there are no known cures yet. Find out which medications are used...

  • 3

    Leipzig Zoo - a zoo of the future

    8 months ago

    The Leipzig Zoo is a great 1-2 day experience for adults and children alike. With themed exhibits, great viewing areas, restaurants and children's activities, it's a must-see destination in Leipzig. This 'zoo of the...

  • 20

    McKenzie exercises to reduce back pain

    8 months ago

    McKenzies Method exercises and stretches are a great way to combat lower back pain from bulging / herniated discs and compressed sciatic nerves. I've personally used these stretches to manage the sciatica that I...

  • 18

    How to Take Stunning Autumn Photos

    8 months ago

    Follow these top 10 tips for both point-and-shoot and DSLR photography to capture fall in all its gorgeous color.

  • 25

    Apple cake recipe with a rum glaze

    8 months ago

    Warm up in the cooler weather with a rum-soaked apple cake. Apples are in season in autumn, and make a beautiful and delicious bundt cake!

  • 11

    How to take great bird photos

    8 months ago

    Frustrated with always snapping blurry bird photos? Follow these tips to capture beautiful bird pics, even with point and shoot cameras.

  • 8

    How to Save Bean Seeds

    8 months ago

    Do you want to save money on your vegetable garden seeds next season? Easy! Save your own seeds! Beans are one of the easiest seeds to collect from your own garden for beginner seed-savers.

  • 5

    Best Places and Wines in Margaret River, Australia

    29 hours ago

    Margaret River - surrounded by wineries, national parks with soaring native trees, gourmet produce factories and with more than its fair share of gorgeous, deserted and pristine beaches. These are the best picks (and...

  • 3

    How to Clean a Japanese Katana and Saya

    8 months ago

    Rust loves the high-carbon steel of katana blades, so they need to be cleaned and protected regularly. Here's how to keep your katana and saya in top condition.

  • 4

    Honey orange roasted chicken recipe

    8 months ago

    Don't want to spend much time, but want a delicious and healthy meal? This orange roast chicken is quick to prepare, cooks without supervision, and looks like it is from a gourmet kitchen!

  • 2

    Example Late Work Policies for Teachers

    8 months ago

    A consistent and clear late submission policy can improve classroom morale, prevent arguments, and make dealing with the regular piles of marking much less stressful. If your school or co-teachers do not have a late...

  • 14

    Will Endometriosis Go Away?

    2 months ago

    It doesn't go away. And in fact, if you ignore endometriosis, it will continue to grow and can seriously damage multiple organs in the abdominal cavity.

  • 5

    Idiopathic Pain - What It Is And How to Manage It

    8 months ago

    Idiopathic pain is long term pain with no detectable cause. However a variety of treatments may reduce this chronic pain to a manageable level.

  • 11

    How to Grade Written Assignments Faster

    8 months ago

    Grading writing assignments is one of the more time consuming and thankless tasks of teaching. These tips and techniques will help you power through your piles of papers faster!

  • 6

    Difficulties and Rewards of Teaching Seniors

    8 months ago

    Teaching old dogs new tricks requires some patience, and an understanding of the difficulties that senior students face. Classes for seniors are also very rewarding - both for the teacher and the students!

  • 4

    Working in pain

    6 months ago

    Between 10% and 55% of the world's population suffer chronic pain, and many of these people still work and study. Learn how you can manage your pain levels at work and school.

  • 7

    How to Manage Pain Without Medication

    8 months ago

    Learn how to manage chronic pain, with tips for your mind and your body. Actively seek to reduce your pain and stress, increase happiness and enjoy life!

  • 10

    Tomato basil and parmesan pie recipe

    2 months ago

    Vine ripened tomatoes, vintage parmesan cheese, sauteed vegetables, and fresh, home-grown herbs combine to make a delicious summer pie.

  • 62

    Costochondritis treatments: chest pain relief

    8 months ago

    When the pain of costochondritis flares, it can feel like a heart attack. Once cardiac causes have been ruled out, you are often just given a prescription. Try some of these other treatment options to heal and prevent...

  • 2

    How to Manage Fibromyalgia at Work - 5 Essential Tips

    8 months ago

    Working with fibromyalgia, having a successful career, is possible! Learn how to save energy, be productive and more healthy in the workplace.

  • 14

    4 Productivity Hacks for Fibromyalgia

    8 months ago

    Fibromyalgia sufferers are expected by many to be as productive as healthy people, despite dealing with constant pain and mental fogginess. These productivity tips can help fibromites manage their daily lives more...

  • 11

    How to make healthy meals on a budget

    3 months ago

    Do you want to reduce costs or stick to your budget, but still eat healthily? Learn to prepare healthy meals even when grocery prices are rising!

  • 4

    Backstage Photos from the Leipzig Opera

    8 months ago

    The Leipzig Opera House runs regular house tours, allowing visitors access to the stage, backstage, costume storage and much more. For those who can't visit in person, here is a virtual tour!

  • 6

    Quilted cross stitch pillows: a framing alternative

    8 months ago

    A more casual alternative to a traditional frame, a pillow or cushion cover with a 'fabric frame' is a great way to display your completed cross stitch projects!

  • 6

    The best fish soup recipe - French-style

    8 months ago

    A hearty and warming fish soup, with loads of fresh vegetables, herbs and spices. Great all year around, and freezes perfectly for a quick meal!

  • 6

    Tangy lemon and lime cake recipe

    4 weeks ago

    Want a change from your standard lemon cake? Add a tangy lime glaze and candied lime peel for a stunning dessert cake. Dressed to kill and a flavor to die for!

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    Orange marmalade with vanilla beans

    5 months ago

    Worried about a marmalade that refuses to set? Turn it into compote! This delicious orange vanilla compote is wonderful as a dessert, snack or with vanilla yoghurt for breakfast.

  • 6

    Orange vanilla bean syrup

    5 months ago

    This orange vanilla syrup is fantastic on pancakes, as a glaze on cakes, with mineral water for a refreshing summer drink, and even as a hot drink!

  • 8

    Best strawberry muffin recipe with a crumb top

    5 months ago

    Packed with vitamin C, strawberries are a summer treat. Fresh strawberries pair perfectly in muffin form with a crunchy walnut crumble topping - they won't last long!

  • 18

    Video Toffee apple cake recipe

    8 months ago

    This toffee apple cake with walnuts and dried fruits is a sweet and flavorful dessert cake - a hit with adults and children alike!

  • 18

    How to dye your hair purple or dark blue

    8 months ago

    Do you want to stand out from the crowd? Are you bored with natural hair colors? Here's how to get long-lasting results with blue and purple hair colors from Fudge.

  • 14

    Indian tomato mint salad recipe

    4 weeks ago

    Bored of your average salad offerings at barbecues and picnics? Want to avoid unhealthy salad dressings? This tomato salad is naturally fat-free, and super-tasty!

  • 13

    How to plan a balcony garden

    3 months ago

    Have a balcony and want a garden? You can grow almost anything in containers, with a little planning and care. Follow these steps to plan your perfect balcony garden!

  • 5

    Video Classical music history: Leipzig Notenspur music trail

    6 months ago

    Follow a trail through music history around Leipzig in Germany. Steeped in classical music, famous composers and musicians, the city is applying for UNESCO World Heritage Listing for their fascinating music sites.

  • 21

    How to teach an English conversation class

    8 months ago

    Conversation classes are often unplanned and structure-less, or fall into the trap of patterned role-plays. Learn how to plan realistic and useful conversation lessons for your students.

  • 14

    How to take better tree and plant photos

    8 months ago

    It is easy to ignore trees or the non-flowery parts of plants when looking for subjects to photograph. These tips will help you capture the best photos of plants and trees, no matter which camera you have!

  • 29

    Sciatica - medications for pain relief

    6 months ago

    An overview and detailed look at the range of medications available to treat sciatica.

  • 12

    Downshifting - how to achieve work life balance

    29 hours ago

    Downshifting is a gradual process to find a work-life balance that fits you and your family best. Each person's path will be different - there is no right or wrong. Downshift to find the most healthy, happy and...

  • 0

    Nikko, Japan - Tamozawa imperial villa

    8 months ago

    Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park is a beautifully restored mansion, used by many members of the imperial family. One of the largest wooden buildings in Japan, with a large, gorgeous garden, and the only surviving...

  • 3

    Anime about music and music schools

    8 months ago

    To maintain interest and enthusiasm for learning an instrument, it is important to find inspiration. These three slice-of-life anime follow the budding classical musicians, from elementary school age through to...

  • 20

    Healthy baked chicken and asparagus recipe

    5 months ago

    This easy and healthy casserole is made with fresh, nutritious asparagus, white radish and low-fat chicken breasts. A quick and tasty dinner in spring or early summer!

  • 4

    How to lose weight with chronic pain

    8 months ago

    Losing weight and becoming fit requires a lot of inner strength. Often, the people who should be the greatest source of support, sabotage and demotivate, sometimes without even realizing it! Learn how to recognize the...

  • 4

    Business skills for teachers

    8 months ago

    Teachers use business skills constantly - leadership, communication, marketing, presentation and organization are all necessary to plan and run classes effectively. Instead of waiting for teacher development courses...

  • 27

    How to frame your cross stitch

    13 months ago

    By cleaning and framing your finished needlework projects yourself, you ensure they are properly framed and cared for, and save a lot of money on professional framing!

  • 8

    The Best Waterfalls in Nikko, Japan

    2 weeks ago

    Nikko in Tochigi prefecture is known for temples and shrines, but also for being surrounded by many stunning waterfalls.

  • 6

    Fruit bun recipe

    8 months ago

    Easy, sweet and spiced fruit buns, perfect for breakfast or morning tea, and also as hot cross buns at Easter. Made with spice infused milk, and your favorite dried fruits, these fruit buns are worlds better than...

  • 8

    Fantastic kale recipes - how to cook kale perfectly!

    8 months ago

    A cool-weather super-food, kale is packed with vitamins. Enjoy it raw in salads, braised or stir-fried as a side dish, or incorporate it into a fantastic vegetable pie.

  • 96

    Organic eggs vs. free range vs. cage free eggs

    8 months ago

    Which eggs are better: organic, pastured, free range, cage-free or battery eggs? A number of factors contribute to the answer: nutrition, contamination risks, animal welfare and environmental impact.

  • 30

    Health effects of beer

    8 months ago

    Beer, in moderation, is a healthy addition to your diet. But you do need to weigh in the negatives before drinking a bottle every day!

  • 7

    3 healthy recipes using 1lb of ground beef

    8 months ago

    Many ground beef recipes are high in fat and cholesterol. These top three recipes add a pile of healthy vegetables, spices and herbs. Try one of these three, enjoy a healthy meal and save some money - vegetable-laden...

  • 33

    Lime juice benefits

    8 months ago

    Limes are packed with vitamin C - important for your immune system, especially in the cold and flu season. But lime juice has also been shown in medical studies to fight more serious illnesses, such as malaria,...

  • 117

    Sciatic Pain - Natural Treatments & Home Remedies

    8 months ago

    Lower back pain affects more than 80% of people, at sometime in their life. It hurts to sit, walk and lay in bed. These natural treatments are effective and can be done easily in your own home.

  • 24

    Natural joint pain relief

    8 months ago

    Joint pain, caused by a myriad of health problems, can be debilitating and relief is hard to achieve. Find a natural joint pain solution that works for you.

  • 34

    Is it safe to eat raw eggs?

    8 months ago

    Raw eggs are as safe as any other foodstuff, providing that they are handled following hygienic food-safety standards.

  • 58

    How to take a photo with a blurred background

    8 months ago

    Blur the background in photos, and you will make your subjects stand out, focus your viewer's attention and make your photos look more professional. Perfect for portrait or macro photography.

  • 8

    How to Deal With Burnout

    8 months ago

    Freelancers more often burnout than employed workers, although all are at risk. Learn how to notice the symptoms, and what you can do to recover and prevent work-induced exhaustion and illness.

  • 5

    Best hike tracking apps

    8 months ago

    Four great apps and websites to track your hikes using iPhones, Android phones, Blackberries and other smartphones.

  • 15

    How to relearn the piano after not playing for a long time

    8 months ago

    Returning and re-learning the piano can be frustrating. These tips will help increase motivation and enjoyment, and prevent burn-out.

  • 15

    How to take great insect and spider photos

    8 months ago

    Photographing insects and spiders is both fascinating and scary. For many, it is as much an exercise in overcoming fear, as it is to capture a great photo.

  • 29

    6 Tips to Take Better Flower Photos

    8 months ago

    Flower photography has a reputation for being either easy as walking, or exceptionally difficult. However, patience, balance, a good eye for detail, and a willingness to take and process many photos, are the most...

  • 9

    How to summarize and paraphrase

    8 months ago

    Summarizing and paraphrasing are important everyday skills, that make studying and working much easier. These skills can be learned and improved upon with a little practice.

  • 35

    Food in middle earth - learning from hobbits

    4 weeks ago

    The hobbits approach to food is easy to follow - home-grown, local and organic food, and lots of it! These are a few of my thoughts.

  • 2

    Magnetosphere, the iTunes music visualizer

    6 days ago

    Music visualization can be simple or beautifully complex. See how you can control Magnetosphere, the music visualizer in iTunes, and watch your music dance with multicoloured stars around planets and through nebulae.

  • 12

    Pineapple fruit cake recipe

    8 months ago

    A delicious, moist and easy to make fruitcake. Perfect for Christmas or any other time of year!

  • 13

    How to make your own cheap cleaning products

    8 months ago

    Trying to save money, my health and help the environment are my resolutions for 2012. First in focus this year is simplifying and cleaning up my cleaning supplies.

  • 15

    Traditional Japanese kimono fabrics

    8 months ago

    Kimonos are the traditional dress of Japan. Traditionally hand made from silk, modern kimonos are now often made from easy-care fabrics that are easier, faster and less expensive to manufacture. The fabric and its...

  • 27

    On language and writing, inspired by Tolkien

    8 months ago

    Tolkien and his books taught me a lot about many things, writing, growing, hard times, and language. I devoured his books as a child. My language development, appreciation and use was shaped by what I learned within...

  • 17

    Vitamin D deficiency and pain

    2 months ago

    Research is currently divided, the link between chronic pain and vitamin D is not yet proven. However, chronic pain sufferers may benefit from vitamin D supplements, if tests show they are deficient. Vitamin D can be...

  • 54

    How To Take Stunning Sunset Photos

    5 months ago

    To pay attention to sunsets is to pay attention to the moment, noticing how light plays over the scene, how details are hidden in shadow, and how colours create a jewel-toned rainbow across the sky.

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