Honda Odyssey: Miracle on Wheels

I was one of those people who despised minivans. I disliked the way they looked — rectangular sardine cans on wheels. I disliked the way families would stream out of them like they were a clown car. I disliked the women who got out of them, with their short Mom …

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Taking Care of Sensitive Skin

Does your skin go nutso when you apply certain products? Do you sunburn easily? Does your skin feel very thin and fine? If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, you probably have sensitive skin — and it can be a little tricky finding products to help …

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Halloween Freebies

As Halloween arrives, children begin eagerly anticipating the fun they’re going to have. That always puts a lot of pressure on parents who want their kids to have a great time, but who also want to be sure they’re safe. However, this year there’s an even bigger burden on parents …

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Amsterdam Has It All

The second time I went to Amsterdam, my first thought was, I don’t remember it being like this. I almost thought I’d taken a flight to the wrong city, that was how different things were. It had only been a year since my previous trip, and I couldn’t believe how …

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Making Halloween Romantic: Date Ideas

When you think of Halloween you may immediately think of trick-or-treating. Instead, treat yourself and your partner by celebrating Halloween with a fun and romantic date. The trick is deciding what to do. Here are a few Halloween inspired date ideas. Boo Bags The grown up version of trick-or-treating is …

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Book Review | The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

If you are a fan of Murakami Haruki’s work, or indeed if you’ve never even read one of his novels before, you’re in for a treat with The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, an epic tale of adventure and mystery set in Tokyo in the 1980s. But don’t judge the book by …

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Getting Through a Tough Money Situation

There are millions of self-help books and online resources that help people who are in a difficult financial situation. Most of the advice usually deals with attacking the causes of the problem and alleviating the budgeting issues, which is great, but what about the psychological toll being broke can take …

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New Products Make It Easy To Do It Yourself

Why do women become do-it-yourselfers, tackling jobs around the house that are usually thought of as men’s work? The Kimberly-Clark Professional Do-It-Yourself Business wanted to find out the answer to that question, so it commissioned Opinion Research Corporation to conduct a survey of 1,037 women on its behalf. After analyzing …

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Using an Event as a Fitness Goal

If you have made the decision to get fit, congratulations are in order, but unfortunately making the decision is only half the battle. Keeping motivated is the single most difficult part of the road to fitness, and often a lack of motivation can lead to us slipping right back into …

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How to Make the Fall Fashion Trends Work for You

When new fashion hits the runways each season, I can usually be found salivating over the latest crop of hot new clothes and accessories that are supposedly “in”. While I’d love to be able to wear everything (well, some of the time!), it’s just not a reality — certain styles …

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