Troy Lambert

Troy is a freelance writer, editor, and author who lives and works in Boise, Idaho. He is an avid cyclist, skier, and loves the outdoors. He lives with his son, his dog, and his fiance. His work can be found at troylambertwrites.com

I Lost 20 Pounds In 1 Month Just By Following The Candida Diet

I was commuting on my bike and riding twice a day, 6 miles each way. Nearly every other day, I was going to the gym and working out. Then, I tore a calf muscle playing basketball. It hurt, a lot, and it sidelined me from my usual workouts for six wee…
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I Answered All Your Family's Annoying Holiday Questions So You Don't Have To

This holiday season, you are sure to get a barrage of questions from relatives you have not seen for quite some time — maybe even since last year. You'll probably get asked (and feel obligated to answer) a laundry list of questions, and you'll get a…
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How To Throw An Office Holiday Party For A Room Full Of Introverts

Writers are often introverts at heart. Wide open workspaces? They inspire us to put on noise canceling headphones and communicate via Slack or some other work-approved app. Our desks are decorated with a mix of family photos and "Star Wars" action fi…
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10 Things You Need To Prepare If You're Planning On Asking For A Raise

The end of the year is near, and in preparation for 2017 you're probably starting to get your budget together... or at least thinking about it. One thing that would really help you is a raise at work, and you feel like you deserve one. You work as ha…
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7 Ways To Throw A Friendsgiving Feast On A Budget

Let's be real: Friendsgiving is the Thanksgiving alternative you want to have instead of the obligatory family dinner that, in my case, has often ended in angry and later regretted exits. In order to bring the group together, my friends and I throw a…
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How To Shorten Your Wedding Guest List Without Offending Anyone

“We have room for you in our hearts, just no chair for you at the ceremony. Still, send gifts.” Maybe that's how the announcements should read, at least some of them. We'd all like to have the all-inclusive guest list, but things like budgets, venue …
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5 Things We Need To Understand About Wild Animals

From tourists putting a baby bison in the back seat of their car, to a small child falling into a zoo enclosure. Recent incidents indicate humanity may need a refresher about what, exactly, our relationship with wild animals is. 1. We Hurt Them More …
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Why We Can't Educate The Next Generation About Sex By Using Shame

“Sex is evil; sex is sin. Sin's forgiven, so sex is in.” This isn't some far-out cult chant. It's something I heard in high school from other students. I grew up attending a Christian school, and abstinence-based sexual education was all we received.…
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How Your Date's Political Views Reveal The Kind Of Partner He'll Be

Religion and politics are two things I was taught to avoid discussing, especially early in a relationship or at any gathering where severely differing opinions might be present. You didn't talk about gun control — at least never in favor of it — arou…
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5 Ways State Laws Could Bypass Obama's Executive Action On Gun Reform

Boise, Idaho Driving downtown with my young son, we see a man step out of a large truck dressed in camouflage, holding a rifle with a scope in his right hand. He’s wearing a ball cap with some sort of logo on it pulled low over his eyes, and is weari…
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