Home For The Holidays (3)

Home For The Holidays

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This time of the year is supposed to be happy. A time when family is warm and welcoming. A time for loving and feeling loved.
We watch the annual TV specials which emotionally choke us up. We watch those traditional, mushy movies like Miracle on 34th Street and It’s a Wonderful Life which bring sentimental tears to our eyes. We watch those heartwrenching Hallmark commercials which make us sob dramatically. All of these portray the ideal and they always end happily.
But real life isn’t like that.
Watching and listening to all the hype and sweetness reminds many of us of our losses. We think of the things we won’t have this year, or any year ever again. The holiday season is actually the season of much depression and sadness. Just imagine for a moment how many losses a person of 70, 80 or 90 may have endured.
To help us understand those losses, here is a partial list.
Hair
Energy
Parents
Taut skin
Hearing
Stamina
Career
Muscle
Eyesight
Mobility
Attendance at house of worship
Hobbies
Figure
Friends
Car
Siblings
Independence
Spouse
Finances
Choice
Lifelong collections
Personal belongings
Purpose
Home
If the depression persists into the new year, get help from a mental health clinic.
To voice the losses and the feelings can sometimes release them. Spend some time with elders this season and listen to their stories.… Read more

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Release Some Tension…Spend Some Time In Your Garden

Release Some Tension…Spend Some Time In Your Garden

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Gardening can be one of the most rewarding and relaxing hobbies that you can engage in.
Picture a beautiful spring day, the sweet smell of grass in the air and you get to go out and work the soil and prepare your garden. One of the fascinating things about gardening is that you can start with a small seed and grow anything you want.
Whether you’re interested in gardening to grow flowers, and plants, or fruit and vegetables, every gardener knows the excitement and satisfaction of seeing their work and effort pay off with a beautiful harvest. Not only are you producing nature’s products for yourself but from mid-summer through winter, dozens of plants share their berries with wild creatures, which in turn, helps wildlife build fat storage for winter survival.
Have you every seen an attractive garden and over in the corner there’a statue of a gnome? Well, according to legend, house and garden gnomes help with chores around the home, like sweeping the floor or planting. This is the reason many statues of gnomes hold hammers, axes, or shovels, or are pushing wheelbarrows. Find out more about these delightful garden creatures.
Whether you’re interested in flowers, and shrubs, or organic gardening, you’re sure to derive much relaxation and happiness from spending time in your own garden.… Read more

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Personal Power Maps and Creative Ideas

Personal Power Maps and Creative Ideas

At about the same time I started to think about building an Internet website, I considered my personal strengths and resources. It occurred to me that it might be a good idea to make a list of all the things I have in my life, as well as the things I have learned and skills I can use. This could help me come up with new directions for my personal development. After I’ve started writing these things down, I decided to call it “Power Maps” as they outline my sources of power, and could also show me ways to turn my strengths into more powerful actions. In this brief article I will try to demonstrate how I do this, hoping you can do the same. I use my own Power Map as an example, so you also get a chance to know me better…
I began by writing down the major categories of things I do and am related to. Here is what I came up with:

  • Family & Friends
  • Places I know
  • My Studies & Work
  • Languages
  • My Hobbies & Pastimes

Try to make your own list now. It doesn’t have to be similar to the one I made or even have the same logic or structure. Just try to think of the major things that make up the person that you are.
Next, I added more details to each major category – ending up with many of the things I consider to … Read more

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Craft Supply Directories

Craft Supply Directories

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If you are into crafts, then you know how difficult it is to always find the right supplies for your craft projects. Whether it is for a small craft business or a home hobby, it can be difficult to organize all the places you need to purchase your craft needs from. There are many mega craft shops but they sometimes don’t have that special item that makes a project totally unique. If you are having trouble finding products for your craft hobbies and business, you need to look into purchasing a crafts directory.

How would you like to have practically every craft supplier in your rolodex? Well that is what these directories do. They organize and compile information of the best and most unique craft suppliers from all over the world. Many shops only carry products that are familiar within the United States, how would you like to buy crafts from Nepal, Tibet, Vietnam, Czech Republic, or France where craftsman sell difficult to find materials and exotic designs. Just think how unique crafts can set your creations apart from the rest of the competition.

If you are interested in a craft directory, there are a few available. Many are inexpensive and worth the price once you find that one in a million item for your hobby or business.… Read more

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4800 unrestricted PLR Articles

4800 unrestricted PLR Articles

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Note: Please pass on this license document, without any alteration, to your customers whenever you are reselling the un-restricted Private Label Rights or Master Resale Rights to this product. It must remain intact with the product all the time.

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Basically you get un-restricted private label
rights to this product, so make the most of your profit with this product by either rebranding and re-edit the entire product, so that it become a unique one that no one have the same as your’s. 🙂

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The Estrogen Underground – Book Review

The Estrogen Underground – Book Review

Cheryl O’Donovan and Tom Wolferman have collaborated their efforts to create a book for women of the Baby Boomer Generation with their recently released book, The Estrogen Underground. Cheryl brings her cartoonist and writer skills while Tom’s satire balances out the varied topics for today’s women that are talked about in a frank and downright funny manor.

The Estrogen Underground consistently uses light humor along with comic strip like characterizations on every page of the book. The font is a nice, readable size that occasionally mixes with the images, but not so much so that it is difficult to read.

Seven entertaining chapters banter on issues from bad wardrobe choices, changed perceptions of aging women, crazy fads, wild diets, exercise, make-up and hair escapades and plastic surgery, to more serious issues like careers verses hobbies.
Yet throughout the book the main focus seems to be of living in the moment with love and acceptance of one’s self.

Topped off with amusing and amazing quotes from famous people along with intimate, personal stories makes The Estrogen Underground a perfect gift for working or family women aged between 40 and 60.

ISBN#: 0-9767732-7-9
Author: Cheryl O’Donovan and Tom Wolferman
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How Many Calories To Eat A Day

How Many Calories To Eat A Day

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One of the main reasons why so many people have become overweight in the West is due to their eating too many calories. The consumption of more calories than are burned each day means that the body stores the extra calories as fat. The modern diet certainly allows a person to eat well beyond the calories they need to maintain their weight.

It is very informative to compare our consumption of calories with that of 100 years ago. In those days, the average person consumed 3,500 calories a day, which is approximately the same as we eat now. However, whereas in the early 1900’s, most of the calories consumed were carbohydrates and there was considerably less fat, modern fast-food meals consist of almost 50% fat, and fat is a big part of the modern diet. In addition, the 1900’s folk did a lot of exercise. They were more active in their work, and their hobbies also made them exercise more. In contrast, modern work environments encourage sedentary habits, and their hobbies tend to revolve around computers and television. As a consequence, while the 1900’s people’s calories were burned as fuel that day, most of our calorie consumption ends up being stored as fat. Even exercise can only go so far if calorie consumption remains at previous levels, without the general level of activity.

As our working habits have changed, so have our calorie requirements. The average person now needs around 2000-2500 … Read more

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Using Conscious Creation To Improve Your Life

Using Conscious Creation To Improve Your Life

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You’ve probably heard the phrase, “Idle hands are the devil’s tools” — meaning if you don’t have something to keep you busy, you’re likely to get into trouble.
That can be argued of course, since the intent to cause trouble probably has to be present also.

However, the concept itself does hold some truth regarding what we create in our lives. If it’s true that we get back what we put out (into the universe), then it’s easy to see why “idle hands” would be a bad thing for us. Life on this planet is an exercise in creating our own reality. Moment to moment, we are making decisions. Whether we act or don’t act, we are putting forth our intent.

Every action has a consequence, either good or bad. Remember the concept, “like attracts like.” Imagine that every bit of energy you put out is traveling the universe, gathering similar energy, and eventually being returned right back to you. It makes you think more carefully about what type of energy you are putting out every day, doesn’t it? If we do nothing, we get nothing back (or at least nothing very good). Our lives become boring, empty shells. The very act of not moving, not doing, not creating causes stagnation.

Does that mean that as long as we keep busy, we’ll have lots of prosperity and joy? Not necessarily. Remember that we need to focus our intent on what we’re … Read more

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The Passion and the Hobby of Vegetarianism

The Passion and the Hobby of Vegetarianism

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It is going to take some effort to make the transition to a meat free lifestyle and to be able to proudly say “I am a vegetarian.”
But instead of feeling intimidated by that prospect, what is called for is for you to not only make living healthy and without meat your passion in life, make it your hobby.

The distinction between a passion and a hobby is important. Your passion in life is what drives you to learn all you can about your new lifestyle of vegetarianism. When you first make the transition or are preparing for the transition, it is natural to become obsessed with not only the reasons for becoming a vegetarian but the lifestyle you will enjoy when you finish making the change. You should allow yourself to let being a vegetarian a true passion of yours.

Its also easy to let your vegetarian lifestyle be a passion when you start to spend time with “die hard” vegetarians. Their enthusiasm is contagious and their devotion to what they are doing is apparent. Not only are the health reasons for making this change enough to make a zealot out of any of us, the ethics of not eating animals and the morality and even religious rationales for eliminating meat from your system can make your vegetarian lifestyle as important to you as love of family and devotion to God.

Now everybody who becomes a vegetarian gets to the … Read more

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Friendship

Friendship

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Friendship for many, to include scholarly individuals, is actually some sort of an informal category without specific limitations or boundaries. Like when you say a person is a friend, you do not say that he is your friend in school, or he is your friend in the office or a friend in any category of undertaking. Usually, friendship would indicate mutual relationship that you give and take for each other with a time span that will always depend on each party concerned. The degree of friendship would usually be dependent on the circumstances that resulted to such relationship. The degree of friendship with a classmate at school will be different than the degree of friendship with a neighbor friend. Even in work, the ties of friendship a person has with his co-employees in an office work will be different from the ties of friendship between soldiers. In most cases, the degree of dependency among one another in a particular undertaking, would measure the degree of friendship among them.

Friendship for that matter takes on many forms like casual friends whom you may consider already as friends even when you have just meet them once, twice or thrice in a gathering, long time friends, people you have known since you were young like your neighbors, and best friends like your close in barkadas or groups that you are always with and shares with you whatever they have and you, whatever you have, in return. These sharing between best … Read more

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Meet New People Through Free Dating Website

Meet New People Through Free Dating Website

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In a world where people don’t have time for their families, there is even less time to make new friends, develop a relationship, or communicate with new people.
Free dating website give you ways and means of doing so and that too by investing very little time and effort.

People in the 21st century have very little time and are hell bent on saving money. They need quick fix solutions for all their needs and problems. There are some other people who are coming up with some unique and innovative solutions to solve these problems. Whatever their social or economic status all people need that special someone to interact with, communicate or develop a special relationship with. Well, free dating website have come as the definitive answer for the satisfaction of such needs as they allow one to meet new people through the use of their services.

Free dating website give one the freedom to express their views, in a way they want to. This is because they can choose the person they want to interact with, by going through the numerous profiles that are available on such sites. The hobbies, interests, purpose, and preferences of a person are listed in his/her online profile. All a person needs to do is to choose someone who has the same likes and dislikes and thus there is no need for a pretentious communication.

Some people are more reserved than others. They take … Read more

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Protect Your Loved Ones With These Life Insurance Tips (2)

Protect Your Loved Ones With These Life Insurance Tips

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Life insurance can be very intimidating to someone that has never bought it before.
It can easily lead to a bit of information overload because of all of the resources available. Below are some tips to assist you in getting all of this information organized to where you can start buying a good life insurance policy.

Be the early bird when it comes to purchasing life insurance. One way to save money on life insurance is to purchase it early in life while one is still in good health. Insurance premiums can be quite high for those who wait too late or until health problems are emerging.

If you want to save money on your life insurance, you should opt for annual payments. If you choose monthly payments, you will be charged more in processing fees. Make sure you save up enough money: perhaps you could open a savings account especially for your life insurance fund.

If your employer does not offer any life insurance coverage or only very limited coverage, ask what you can do to get a better policy. Perhaps you can pay a small contribution out of your paycheck to get better insurance or join a worker’s union that will offer you more benefits.

You can improve your risk class by taking steps to better your health. This includes doing things like losing weight, quitting smoking, reducing your bad cholesterol, reducing your high blood pressure, and … Read more

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Is Myspace The Hottest Social Network?

Is Myspace The Hottest Social Network?

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MySpace is currently considered one of the nets most remarkable success stories. MySpace is the most popular stop for internet users that have lots of time on their hands to surf and socialize. The biggest problem any social networking service is going to have when competing with MySpace is all of the existing users have stability. MySpace is the hot thing today but tomorrow it may be blown away by be something else even bigger and more exciting.

Simple but powerful features such as the amount of freedom you have to change your MySpace profile help make Myspace so versatile. Make your MySpace profile looks better with free MySpace templates and layouts available from www.t0nes.com. Pimp out your MySpace profile with cool animations, comment box tweaks and glitter sparkle images. We hope that you will enjoy using the free services available for you to customize your MySpace layouts and profiles to make them really unique.

At www.t0nes.com they offer Myspace free graphics and backgrounds for cool images, icons, and smilies for your unique Myspace page. The website www.t0nes.com is working hard to develop the most comprehensive free-Myspace codes and layouts site on the internet. Browse through our MySpace codes until you find the free images or custom tweaks for your MySpace you need.

MySpace Music has taken second place ranking within the Hitwise Music category. Go to myspace music to search for your most popular bands and view the many featured artists … Read more

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Make Money From Home And Live The Good Life!

Make Money From Home And Live The Good Life!

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There are many options to make money from home. You can put your talents to good use and turn this into a money spinning business. Clients who get to hear of your wares and have either sampled them or heard of them by word of mouth will become regular customers soon.

Use your talents and hobbies commercially

Most people have hobbies which are sometimes almost professional in their finish. So if you have such latent talents you could use them to make money from home. It could be anything that is creative and that you could make a sale of; carpentry, artifacts, flowers, paintings, eats, and clothes etc. These goods could be advertised on the website and you would have sales and orders online and also be able to make money from home.

Home business starts as a part-time venture

To make money from home, your home business will start on a small scale as a part-time venture, but with time this will turn out to be much more than that. If you have any hesitation about starting out, just remember that since you are working for someone that person has confidence in you and is able to run a profitable business with you in it, similarly you could also run your own home business and make money from home. You should have self-confidence in your ability to be successful in whatever you do, and home business is something … Read more

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How Diet And Exercise Can Help Cure The Blues (2)

How Diet And Exercise Can Help Cure The Blues


Millions of people are struggling with depression every day, and if you are among this number, there may be times when it seems as if there is nowhere to turn.
However, you should know that help is out there. This article can help you start learning what you need to know to conquer your depression.

Depression is something we all have faced at some point. If you are having bouts with depression you should see a psychologist. Often times, they can identify a problem in your way of thinking and work to reform it. In this way, the cause is treated and not just the symptoms.

Anti-depressants can be a very useful and powerful tool for those suffering from clinical or severe depression. Although these can work wonders, they can also be highly addictive. Follow your doctors dosing instructions very carefully, and be alert for side-effects. Coming off anti-depressants can also be challenging, and should be done under a doctor’s guidance.

Although clinical depression is quite different from sadness, often some of the same techniques can be fruitful. One of the most important things to remember is to avoid your depression triggers. If there is an action, person or event, that continually causes you to become depressed, do everything you can to avoid it.

If you suffer from depression, it is important to acquire interests and activities to keep your mind stimulated. Taking part in activities is crucial for mental health, … Read more

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Quick and simple scrapbooking

Quick and simple scrapbooking

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Scrapbooking is one hobby that produces great results.
Unlike other kinds of hobbies that only sharpens the skills but do not produce anything concrete, with scrapbooking, you will not only develop your creative skills but you will also create great pieces of artwork in the process.

This is perhaps why scrapbooking is one of the hottest hobbies in the country. Testament of how big it is, are the numerous shows and magazines that have cropped up on the subject. There are also annual fairs and conventions just on scrapbooking. In the Internet, there are websites, websites, and webrings that are devoted to the endeavor.

Scrapbooking might seem daunting at first especially to a person who has no artistic or creative bones in his body. Cutting, sticking, and designing can be a nightmare to a person who is not really much into the practice. Some people even find the prospect of putting together one page of artistic work too much for them to handle.

But making a scrapbook is not so hard. In fact, it can be the easiest thing in the world especially with the tools and gadgets that are coming out and being sold in craft stores. There are now scissors that cut lines with designs in them. There are punchers that do not only punch holes but punches different shapes. Craft stores also sell stickers that scrapbookers can stick into their pages for that more finished touch.

If you just know what … Read more

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Stop Stress In Its Tracks With These Tips (4)

Stop Stress In Its Tracks With These Tips


Sometimes in life it just seems like nothing can go our way.
Other times it seems as though the weight of the world has been put on our shoulders. Stress is nothing to sneeze at and yet we all deal with it. This article will show you some ways that you can reduce the amount of stress in your life.

A great tip that can help you keep your stress levels down is to read a book to your children. Not only will you be keeping your stress in check, you’ll be bonding with your children over a story. Try this next time you’re feeling a little stressed out.

Try taking up a hobby to relieve some of your stress. A hobby – whether it’s gardening, building model cars, writing, or whatever – can be a great way for you to forget whatever’s bothering you and just relax and have fun for a bit. Whenever you’re feeling stressed out, take some time to work on your hobby.

Take an analytical approach when you feel stressed. If you can change the situation, take the necessary action to relieve yourself of stress. If you can’t change the situation, work on how to better handle it, which will also help dissipate stress.

In order to keep your stress level under control, it would be wise to find something that you love doing. This will to keep your mind off of whatever may bring stress in … Read more

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Improve Your Life by Adopting Healthy Habits

Improve Your Life by Adopting Healthy Habits

People need to prioritize emotional and mental well-being as a means to have a happy, healthy life. However, most people must learn to understand that having a happy and healthy life does not only rely on experiencing “happy” events. Food, plenty of sleep, and regular exercise are also needed to gain fulfillment and enjoyment each day.

Here are some helpful tips to make your life more zestful:

1. Eat a Full Breakfast Every Morning

Research shows that people who take regular breakfast are happier and perform better at work than those who come to work sans breakfast. Breakfast vitamins and minerals less fat and cholesterol. By taking a full breakfast in the morning, you would not grow hungry by mid-day and fall into the trap of food binging which is usually a compensation mechanism for the lack of nutrients. Breakfast can hold-off hunger pangs until lunchtime. People who would consume breakfast cereals contain a lot of proteins and carbohydrates. Its best to follow a one-week breakfast plan that contains a balanced amount of nutrients.

2. Getting Enough Sleep

Doctors have known for many years that getting quality sleep is beneficial for overall health. Mental and physical performance is greatly affected by the quality of sleep. Getting enough sleep plays a role in preventing common illnesses like colds and flu. Sleep deprivation has an adverse effect on the immune function. Not only that it helps reduce stress, it also reduces inflammation and makes you … Read more

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Christmas Shopping for Your Husband

Christmas Shopping for Your Husband

You might think that Christmas shopping for your husband would be the easiest part of your Christmas shopping each year. You might mistakenly think this is going to be such an easy chore because you love your husband and know him really well but in actuality; Christmas shopping for your husband is sometimes the most difficult part of the holiday season. This can happen for a number of reasons. First of all you may feel added stress to find a perfect gift for your husband. While you may be willing to settle for gifts which are merely acceptable for other members on your Christmas list, you are likely to feel stressed to search for items which are spectacular for really close relatives such as your husband. If you have been married to your husband for a number of years, you may also have difficulty Christmas shopping for him because you may feel like you have already bought him everything. This article will offer some useful tips for Christmas shopping for your husband, which should make the process easier.

Considering your husbands interests and hobbies is one way to make Christmas shopping for him easier. Paying attention to these interests and hobbies can give you a better idea of what type of items would make great Christmas gifts for him. For example, if he recently started golfing and is still renting golf clubs you could consider purchasing a golf bag for him and giving him a … Read more

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Treating Depression Naturally Without Lots Of Medical Interventions (3)

Treating Depression Naturally Without Lots Of Medical Interventions

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If you’re suffering from depression, you would probably do just about anything to be genuinely happy again.
This is something that seems almost impossible when you’re depressed, but if you follow the tips laid out in this article, you can do just like that old song says , “Come on, get happy!”

Get perspective on your problems. Whenever you feel depressed about the condition of your own life, look at those that have it worse than you. Think about the people who are homeless, mentally ill, trying to escape from abusive spouses or going through financial difficulties such as a bankruptcy. Offer support to these people if you can — this is guaranteed to make you feel good and lift your spirits.

One of the fundamental ways to combat depression is to find interests and hobbies that you can involve yourself in. Interests and hobbies provide a way for you to keep your mind off the problems and issues that are causing your depression. Focusing on activities that you enjoy doing will also raise your overall happiness. If you are depressed, find something that you enjoy doing and commit time to it!

Take small steps. Depression can cause you to feel overwhelmed a lot of the time. By merely setting goals and doing a little bit at a time, you are sure to feel more in control. Another added benefit is that you can feel proud of yourself for taking … Read more

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Things To Consider When Buying A Home

Things To Consider When Buying A Home

When buying a home, it is easy to get caught up in emotions such as love at first sight. This can lead to disaster. The best way to buy a home is to apply your daily life to it.

What Do You Do Daily?

Ask yourself what a typical day is like. Then, for any home that seems like a real possibility, think about how you’d handle a typical day there. Can family members to shower and dress in a timely fashion without getting into each other’sway terribly? Is there a good place to put on make-up? If someone needs something quickly touched up with an iron, can you picture a way to handle that?

Picture the way you and other family members handle breakfast and lunch preparations if they’be made at home. Can you see that flowing well here?

What about evenings? Do you cook dinner at home and dine together as a family regularly? Is there adequate counter space near the sink, refrigerator, and stove? Can you picture preparing a typical meal in comfort in this kitchen?

If you have school-age children, what about homework? Do you and they like a homework “station” near where you’reworking in the kitchen tidying up after dinner and near where you’re catching up a few chores after that? Or do they do homework in their rooms? Can a computer station, good light, etc. be arranged where it’is needed?

What about exercise? Does one or more … Read more

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Better Ways To Start Effectively Managing Stress

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Does stress bother you on a regular basis? If so, you’re in good company. Millions of people are dealing with stress and those who have ditched that proverbial back-clinging monkey have shared their expertise in the article below. Read about how you can get rid of the stress in your life.

Avoid alcohol and nicotine as ways of dealing with stress. They may seem to help in a short-term situation, but you run a real risk of developing a serious long-term health problem that will be much worse than the stress you are currently experiencing. Becoming addicted, or even an increase in health concerns will raise your stress levels even higher. Better to avoid alcohol and nicotine all together.

Singing is a fantastic way to release some stress in your life. Whether it’s in the car, in the shower, or at the local karaoke night, singing is a fast, cathartic, free stress reliever that anyone can do to help get their spirits up and remove some stress from their life.

Commit yourself to a hobby you love. Hobbies have the ability to take your mind off of the day’s stressors. Plus, many hobbies are also active in nature, making them doubly powerful in reducing stress. Quite a few people swear by the perspective that stepping back and partaking in a hobby gives them on their stressful tasks at hand. They often come back to the task with refreshed energy and even creative solutions that seemingly appeared out of … Read more

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Gain Confidence and Boost Self Esteem in 5 Simple Steps

Gain Confidence and Boost Self Esteem in 5 Simple Steps


We all want to become more confident and feel good about ourselves so we can live our very best life.
Here are some ways to gain confidence and raise self-esteem:

1. Do something that requires a decision and a follow-through.

Have you been putting off writing that letter to aunt Martha? Is there a friend you’ve been meaning to call? Wash the car, tidy the garden or clean the house. You’ll gain confidence by setting goals (even small ones) and following through on them.

2. Enjoy something you do well.

Do you have any hobbies or sports that you enjoy playing? Some things like going swimming, painting, or writing can hold your attention and get you into a state of ‘flows’. While you are in the flow you forget about everything else.

Afterwards, you’I feel competent and capable. It’is a great way to boost your self-esteem. If you don’t have any particular hobbies or pastimes that you enjoy making an effort to try something you’ve always wanted to try.

Picture yourself doing it and then give it a try! It doesn’t have to be something big – it can be as simple as joining a walking club.

You’ll find that you are more centered and happier if you do something that puts you in that flow at least once a week.

3. Shift the focus.

It’s been shown that low self-esteem develops hand-in-hand with individuals who put too much focus … Read more

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Sell What You Love on EBay

Sell What You Love on EBay

EBay is a nontraditional way to make money, but one some of the old rules still apply. In particular: do what you love, and your job will be a positive, rewarding experience. Work is so much easier when you enjoy what you’re doing. For that reason, it’s important for EBay sellers to list items that they actually enjoy selling.

How do you know what you’d like to sell before you start listing merchandise? Start with your hobbies, things you enjoy doing offline. Then look at all the items associated with that hobby. If you love surfing, you could sell surf boards and equipment. But don’t stop there; list-related products on your EBay auctions, such as beach wear. Beach goers need flip-flops, sunscreen, swim suits and cover-ups. Try to sell as many related items as you can to outfit customers for a trip to the beach. Be a one-stop shop. If you open an EBay store, it’s even simpler to put up an entire inventory of merchandise related to surfing – or any other hobby or passion.

Before you start your first EBay auction, explore the Internet to see which items are hot sellers. Using other auction and merchant sites, look for items within your niche market. Does one jump out at you because it has more demand than supply? If so, you should try selling that item yourself.

Use your connections to your advantage. If you have access to a large supply of … Read more

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Learn How To Manage Daily Stress With This Useful Advice

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Have you had just about all you can take? Are things in your life getting you down? If so, it sounds like you are stressed. Stress is no fun! We have tips and advice on how to deal with the stresses in your life. Read on to find out how to eliminate stress and find calm.

Create a peaceful saying. Many people use a positive saying or affirmation that they say repeatedly when they begin to feel stressed. By repeating the affirmation, you can silence the more critical thoughts you are having about the situation. Next time you are feeling stressed, try saying the affirmation ten times in a row.

There are some occasions that your life could be a bit overstressed because of the lack of balance between the things that you do in your life. If you spend too much time working and getting stressed out about the job, you need to find a way to take some time away from that job here and there.

If you are wanting to reduce the stress in your life, try taking up a fun hobby. Everyone needs an outlet, and hobbies are perfect for that. Try gardening, hiking, photography, or writing poetry. Hobbies can give you quiet time to reflect and enjoy some creativity and a little solitude.

Breathing works wonders for alleviating stress. Take a deep breath, this helps to oxygenate your blood and can help you relax instantly. If you breath shallow, it causes your heart … Read more

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What is Social Networking?

What is Social Networking?

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Social networking, we have all likely heard of it before, but not everyone knows what it means? If you were asked to define what social networking was, would you be able to give an accurate definition. Unfortunately, most individuals cannot, even though it is likely that they participate in some form of social networking, especially online.

Social networking is defined as the grouping of individuals together into two specific groups, often like a small community or a neighborhood. Although social networking is possible in person, especially in schools or in the workplace, it is most popular online. This is because unlike most high schools, colleges, or workplaces, the internet is filled with millions, if not more, of individuals who are looking to meet other internet users and develop friendships.

When it comes to social networking online, websites are used. These websites are known as social networking websites. Social networking websites are, in a way, like an online community of internet users. Depending on the social networking website in question, many of these online community members share a common bond, whether that bond be hobbies, religion, or politics. Once you are granted access to a social networking website, you can begin to socialize. This socialization may include reading the profiles, or profile pages of other members, or even contacting them.

The friends that you can make are just one of the many benefits to social networking online. Another one of those benefits includes diversity. … Read more

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Establish Your Home-Based Business!

Establish Your Home-Based Business!

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Why keep work for someone else and commuting to an office daily, when you can establish you very own home-based business, right in the comfort of your home?
This would give you flexible hours for working, lesser expense on traveling to and from work, and no boss breathing down your neck everyday.

Imagine you are working as a sales employee for my Company, “Ellfit Enterprises”. You work up to the wee hours of the morning, so you can sell advertisement space, worth at least a million for the smallest size. When the sale goes through, you get $20 worth of commission. What you are actually doing, is enriching my Company “Ellfit Enterprises” through your efforts, but you only get your base pay, plus the $20 commission—that’s all you get for the millions of dollars you brought into my Company, “Ellfit Enterprises” coffers.

Now, if you decide to establish a home-based business, similar to what you are doing now for my Company, “Ellfit Enterprises,” you get your old clients and build up your mailing list, you will have more money to take home each month, than if you remain working for my Company, “Ellfit Enterprises”.

If you are unsure about your business prospects but are ready to start a home-based business, you can do it on a part-time basis. This means you will start your home-based business venture but still hold your eight to five job for financial security, until such time you are confident … Read more

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The Rocks And Minerals Hobby Industry

The Rocks And Minerals Hobby Industry

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There are few hobbies that can be shared by the whole family.
The hobby of collecting rocks and minerals is one that can interest the entire family. Rocks and minerals are not only educational but also entertaining and fascinating. One of these hobbyists said in an interview that when she found a new type of rock on her way to New Jersey, she was so overwhelmed with joy, she felt as if she had found Solomon’a goldmine.

Unlike other hobbies, the hobby of collecting rocks and minerals requires that hobbyist to have at least a basic working knowledge of rocks and minerals. Rocks are usually made up of one or more minerals. When different elements combine, the mineral is the result. Minerals are generally without any definite shape. But, when some of the mineral deposits mold into each other, it forms a layer with different irregular shapes and sizes. Some minerals also form crystals.

Rocks are easy to collect and classify. Many hobbyists store rocks and minerals in a museum like setups. To know and classify a rock requires much geological knowledge and experiences. Many rock collectors often sell their rocks and mineral samples. There are many tools available to break rocks and store them. For sample collection, a hobbyist should have some formal or informal training in handling the different tools for rock sampling, so as not to damage the rock.

Many types of classification exist for grouping the different … Read more

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Depression Got You Feeling Down? These Tips Can Help! (5)

Depression Got You Feeling Down? These Tips Can Help!

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The treatment of depression is an essential part of life improvement, but understanding it and seeking out treatment for it is difficult.
There are so many different treatments and methods and what works for one person may not for another. Here are some steps to help you start seeking the treatment you need.

A support group can provide a wonderful means of dealing with depression. Sometimes you might feel like you are the only one dealing with a particular problem. This is likely not true. A support group will connect you with individuals who have experienced what you are experiencing. It can provide a great outlet for your emotions and wonderful resources for coping too.

Make changes with your lifestyle. Make sure you get enough sleep, exercise enough and eat a healthy balanced diet. Simple changes like this can lift your spirits and get you out of depression. When you make better habits in your life, it can make you feel better in other ways.

Help treat your depression by changing the way you eat. It is always a mistake to use food and drink to try to mask your feelings. If you eat too much or too little, you are not going to feel our best either physically or mentally. Overprinting will also tend to make your depression worse.

If your job is part of the cause of your depression, you may want to think of cutting down … Read more

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Treasure Hunting and Making Money

Treasure Hunting and Making Money

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What exactly is Treasure Hunting and will it make you money? ?
It is hard to actually define the words ‘Treasure Hunting’. In the Oxford English Dictionary the nearest find is Treasure Hunt ‘ noun a game in which players search for hidden objects by following a trail of clues’ or ‘Treasure’ – noun ‘a quantity of precious metals, gems, or other valuable objects’ and ‘Hunt’ – So what actually does it mean? ?
Firstly we must read into the phrase ‘Treasure Hunting’ – hunting for treasure. From this we can see that it is a hobby or job that involves hunting for precious metals, gems etc. So we call assume that any job or hobby involving hunting for such items has an element of ‘Treasure Hunting’ involved in it. This could include Metal Detecting, Wreck Hunting, Gold Panning, Bottle Digging.
So basically Treasure Hunting is a collective name for a group of hobbies or jobs that look for Treasure. Some (in fact most) only participate in one particular type of hunting. So those who Metal Detect don’t usually dive in wrecks – however you will find that some of the hobbies overlap in some way.
The next question is how can you Treasure Hunt and will it make you money?? In answer to this the answer must be that ‘yes’ it can make you money but only to a few hard working and lucky hunters. For example if you look at Metal … Read more

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