Crafting The Holidays

Every crafter can cite chapter and verse all of the reasons to make your own decorations and gifts for the holiday season: they come from the heart, these are the kinds of items from which memories are made, they’re unique, sometimes one-of-a-kind pieces, and last, but not least, crafting decorations …

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Making the Best of a Travel Fiasco

We’ve all been there – you spend weeks, months, or even years planning a dream vacation, expectations are high… and then, from the moment you leave your house, things start going wrong. You get a flat tire on the way to the airport. Your flight gets delayed six hours. The …

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How My Mother Helped Me Choose the Right Man

It is amazing how you can know someone for years, and yet it can take that long for their faults to surface. It is also amazing how you can meet someone and know almost instantly that they are all wrong for you. Choosing the right man is a trying process, …

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Infertility: What Helps, What Doesn’t

I couldn’t believe how much it hurt. Just that one word, staring up at me from the yellow paper I was to hand to the receptionist at the doctor’s office:Infertility. I was in for a routine asthma visit and when I was asked, “Is there any chance you’re pregnant?” I …

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Getting Control of Your iTunes Library

If you’re anything like me, you have an mp3 collection the size of which borders on the ridiculous. But even if you have managed a more reasonable rate of song acquisition, it’s likely your music library is in some state of disarray. Songs without titles, completely useless playlist descriptions, and …

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Psychological Movies That Will Haunt You

These movies didn’t win any grand awards, except Silence of the Lambs, which won five Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director (Jonathan Demme), Best Actress (Jodie Foster), Best Actor (Anthony Hopkins), and Best Screenplay (Ted Tally). The plot lines will make you fidget, the images will make you want to …

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Learning for the Sake of Learning

Although learning does have intrinsic value for most people, often we think of school as a chore to get through in order to get the grand prize of a degree or some other kind of qualification. But what if you’re not really that interested in getting a piece of paper? …

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Making Your Own Holiday Cards

This holiday season, you have the chance to do something different, something interesting: make your own holiday greeting cards. It may sound like a hassle, but it’s actually really fun, and the satisfaction you’ll get out of sending these to your friends and family far outweighs any effort you’ll have …

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The Magic of Candles

If you are looking for an inexpensive and easy way to give your next house gathering a sense of romantic drama, or even if you just want to make your home more beautiful and save energy at the same time, candles are a fantastic alternative to electric lighting, and they’re …

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