Category: Lifestyle

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Don’t Wait for the Right Time As It Might Be Too Late

About a year ago, I was talking to my aunt about my plans for the future, discussing all the things I would like to accomplish before I die. During the conversation, she told me about some of her own dreams from the past, things she always wanted to do but never got around to. I asked...

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Don’t Forget the Library

Kids are always looking for something to do, and these days it usually involves the Internet, a video game console, or the television. While these can all have worthwhile applications to some extent, you do want them to get out of the house and explore new things as well. Believe it or not, your local library...

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Do You Text and Drive?

A bus full of school children get into a terrible traffic accident in San Antonio. A trolley accident in Boston injures 49 passengers. Two police officers hospitalized after a Missouri man crashes into them. What caused these accidents? Alcohol? No. Drugs? No. The cause of all these accidents was texting! A new study shows that one...

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Changing Your Engine Oil: What to Avoid, What to Do

My father had recently taught me how to change the oil on the family car a few months previous: “Now, don’t try this on your car until I can be there to help you,” he cautioned me. “Aw, it’s OK, I know how to do it now,” was my cocky teen response. “I’d still rather you...

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Changing Careers: Is It Too Late?

Doubts about career choice can happen to even the most ambitious go-getters. Perhaps your dream job from two decades ago is not even remotely the same as your dream job now. It can be scary to realize that the road you’re on is no longer the road you want to be on, but don’t despair —...

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Myths and Facts about Drinking Organic Vodka

Organic products seem to be an everlasting trend in the 21st century. There are countless articles and studies regarding the nature of organic products, ranging from cereal to meat and alcohol. While some of it is true, a significant proportion of the information online is fictitious, spun for a greater marketing agenda promoting the sale of...

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Are Gift Cards as Good a Present as They Seem?

Giving gift cards has become an increasingly popular way of gifting, especially when the giver is unsure about the recipient’s size or preferences. However, if you give someone one of these cards this holiday season, it may have ramifications long after the holiday is over. Paula Dunne, principal of Contos Dunne Communications, found this out the...

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Abandoning The Notion of Perfection

As women, we are raised to have a lot of expectations about relationships. Images of a princess-perfect wedding day, complete with a gorgeous, flawless partner, have given us ideas that there is someone out there who will be everything we need, all the time. Of course, as we grow up and enter the dating world, we...