Category: Lifestyle

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Drawing a Line Between the Day and the Evening

We’ve all done it, and some people make it a regular habit: you make a list of things that need to be done during the day, all of which take more time than you thought they would, and then as the day transitions into evening, you’re still working on that list. Things like laundry get pushed...

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Discussing the Topic of Religion

Among friends it is common to get to know each other on many levels, from hobbies and interests, to personal life stories, to passions and lifestyle choices. Among these topics religion is bound to come up. But how can you discuss the topic of religion in a manner that doesn’t threaten your friendship, but still allows...

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Decorating with Your Own Art

Maybe you don’t have the budget to buy lots of well-recognized art for your walls, or perhaps you’re just the artistic type who would rather try to decorate your house on your own. Whatever the case, there are lots of options available for the woman who wants to spice up her pad with her original artwork,...

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Considering a Fashion Career?

The allure of the fashion world is undeniable. Many people, young and old, take a look at the latest fashions in their favorite store, or read a fashion magazine, or watch a TV show like Project Runway, or help a friend pick out an excellent outfit complete with accessories and shoes, and then they think to...

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Cheap or Free Things to do This Summer

Put your wallet away and get ready to have some fun without dropping a lot of dough for the privilege. This summer it’s all about cheap or free things to do, and these family-friendly activities are guaranteed to put a smile on your face without putting a dent in your wallet. Make a Splash Don’t have...

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Changing for the Right Reasons

Sometimes it starts in small ways: a new haircut, new wardrobe, maybe even a cute little tattoo. Perhaps you like your new look, and you stop there. But sometimes the little changes lead to bigger changes, snowballing and accelerating until the new you hardly resembles the old you. Perhaps that was the goal of your subconscious...

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Budgeting Tips from the Trenches

It used to be called “pinching pennies”. Now it’s known as “stretching a dollar,” maybe because inflation made pennies so valueless it didn’t seem worth the effort to pinch them. But no matter what phrase you use, it all comes down to making the money you get from paycheck to paycheck last longer and go further....

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Budgeting Mistakes

Most people don’t want to think about budgeting. It’s a process that is very emotional and can cause a lot of frustration. If you have a budget in place already, commend yourself, but make sure you don’t become a victim to some of the pitfalls of budgeting. 1) Spending more than you’re earning. This is a mistake...