Category: Lifestyle

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The Benefits of Multiple E-mail Accounts

I’d bet that most of you reading this have at least one (or probably several) e-mail accounts that you don’t use. You sign up for e-mail addresses at various places, but then invariably there’s one account that has all the features you’re looking for, or has a nice interface that you get used to, so you...

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10 Things To Do To Escape Routine

Have you ever been in the midst of a hectic day and all you want to do is escape? Remember those “Calgon Take Me Away” commercials from the 80’s? Okay, I know I’m showing my age here, but the message is still relevant. We all crave, and need, a mental break from our chaotic lifestyles. What...

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Studies PROVE That Giving Is Better Than Receiving

There’s no doubt that the holidays have become highly commercialized. In an effort to sell their products, stores put up Christmas trees at the same time they are discounting the unsold Halloween candy. And yet, we’ve all heard the saying that it is better to give than to receive. Would you believe that the wisdom of...

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Stereotypes Pervade Television Commercials

The conservative-dressing, smart, sensible mother knows what’s best for her children. The smiley, slightly overweight dad wears a silly apron in front of the grill. The carefree, good-looking single guy is surrounded by beautiful young women while drinking a beer. Happy, non-fussy, clean babies sit around smiling without ever crying. These are just a few of...

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Sometimes Body Language Speaks Louder Than Words

One of the most over-used, and least meant, phrases you hear people say when asked how they are doing is “I’m fine.” Hhmm…“I’m fine,”…really?! If you are on the receiving end of such a response, you might do a quick assessment of your companion’s body language, or nonverbal communication, to determine if that is truly an...

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Rise and Shine Sleepy Heads: Getting Your Kids Up and Out the Door

Whether they’re going to school, church or a pre-planned morning activity on a Saturday, it can be quite challenging to get the kids up, fed, dressed, and out the door on time — unless it’s an activity they are really looking forward to. This is especially true of younger children, who tend to be whiny and...

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Planning a Girls’ Night Out

With the stress of work, raising a family, or just every day life, it’s good to get together with your gal pals every once in awhile. Planning a girls’ night out (or in!) can be a great way to relax and de-stress. If you’re strapped for ideas, check out the following fun activities to plan a...

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Phone Customer Service: How to Get a Real Person

It seems impossible to a get a real person on the phone line when you call a customer service number. First of all, automated systems are really annoying. Even more annoying, too often they don’t even have the option you need. When this is the case you need a real person to talk with. The Patient...