Category: Lifestyle

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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...

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A Rough Guide to Self-Publishing

If you have written a book, recorded an album at home, or made a collection of your best photographs, you may have wondered after you were finished creating your master work, if there was some way to get it published or distributed. Going through traditional publishing channels can be daunting, and let’s face it, the results...

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A Difficult Past: Can One Move Truly Move On?

I rarely meet a person these days who doesn’t have a story to tell: a story of neglect and abuse, a story of poverty, a story of a broken family, a story of being bullied and harrassed while growing up… The stories are all different but the theme is the same: A past that is only...

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10 Things You Can Do to Throw a Great Party on a Budget

Parties are a great way to release stress and relax with family and friends. Unfortunately, many of us who have hosted parties equate party planning to anxiety and stress. This does not have to be you! Parties should be a fun and exciting event that doesn’t deplete you of your mental wellness. 1. Always, always have...

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10 Things You Can Do Right Now to Make Your Life Easier

As mothers, we all strive to do the best we can for our families. Sometimes, though, we run ourselves ragged trying to get the house cleaned, doing laundry, taking kids to school, and making a career for ourselves. But you don’t have to be Wonder Woman to make your life work. Pick Up Your Toys Toys...

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Where are All the Female Gamers?

RPG’s, FPS’s, MMORPG’s, racing simulations — you name it, I’ve undoubtedly played it or at least tried it out. I’m heavily into World of Warcraft. I love my PS2 and, call me old school, but Super Nintendo owns any day. I might not have the cash flow to purchase the latest gaming consoles, but I guarantee...

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What Would You Do With a Million Bucks?

Okay, so you are sitting there staring at the latest stack of bills and the not big enough bank account balance, thinking how are you going to rob Peter to pay Paul. Just then a tiny little thought crosses your mind: man, if only I had a million bucks! Although fleeting, it’s enough to cause a...