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Spring Garden Tips
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The crocuses and buttercups are blooming and it's time to dust off your tools, shake out some seeds and wake up your garden. The way you prep your garden in spring can influence how it looks all through summer. Follow some of these straightforward tips now and your garden will pay you back with a fresh, bountiful look you can enjoy for months.   Sharpen Up If you haven't touched your trowel or clippers since fall, check them for dullness or rust. If you keep them in an outdoor shed, they may be rusty from exposure to damp weather. It's easy to sharpen clippers and shears wi... more ...

Great Outdoor Dates
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Taking your date outdoors automatically makes it seem more adventurous and more relaxed at the same time. Sometimes sitting across the table over a meal can be awkward as you stare eye-to-eye and struggle to find conversation. Being on the move is energizing, making it easier to converse. Sharing an activity in the fresh air takes the pressure off and guarantees you have something in common to talk about. An outdoor date can have a specific destination, be sports-oriented or be as simple as a stroll along the beach. Whatever you choose, being outdoors will breathe fresh air into your next date... more ...
What do you like to do in your spare time? Maybe you dabble in the markets, tinkle the ivories or putter in the garden. Most of us have a hobby that gives us pleasure but favorite pastimes can also bring us income. Don't take your skills and knowledge for granted. Not everyone can do what you can do and there are those who will pay you for your talent. Think about what you like to do and with a little effort, you can turn that spare time into spare cash.     Music No matter what instrument you play, there are markets for your talent. If you are particularly adventurous, pick ... more ...
Whether they are high and mighty or ordinary folk, humans can find it hard to be faithful to one partner for a lifetime. Studies show that many reasons may contribute to why people cheat, including education level, income and religious background. While certain patterns exist, the fact may be that the reasons for infidelity are as varied as relationships themselves.   Animal Instinct Researchers sometimes say that being with a single partner for life may not be a natural condition for humans. Many mammals, after all, have multiple partners throughout life as a way to spread their DNA a... more ...

How To Be A Zoomer
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Are you a Zoomer? A look in the mirror won’t give you the answer. It’s easy to know whether you are a Baby Boomer, a member of that well-defined and much publicized demographic born within the post World War II years of 1946-1964. Now that Boomers are aging, another term has arisen that breaks up the Boomer generation into another category called Zoomer. Being a Zoomer has less to do with the year you were born and everything to do with how you feel and approach life as you age.   How Do You Spell That? While the term Zoomer has been around since at least 1998, when it was... more ...
If you would rather get dressed blindfolded than actually look at the state of your closet, it is time to gather your courage and open your eyes. Closets are rarely overcrowded because they are too small. Usually, we just have too much stuff. Take advantage of the New Year and create a new space for your wardrobe with these 10 easy tips.   Make A Vow Resolve to keep only what you really use. Imagine being able to immediately find what you seek each morning without the confused chaos of layers of clothes and too many options.   Toss the Trash Who hasn’t used their closet t... more ...
Dessert, if you will pardon the pun, is the icing on the cake after a delicious dinner. Dessert can be as simple as a small bowl of pudding or a nice slice of store-bought pie, but the presentation of your chosen dessert can make all the difference. It does not take much to turn a simple dessert into an after-dinner show piece, sure to impress any guest. Stuck for dessert ideas? Try these simple, yet impressive after-dinner treat ideas at your next party. The recipes are a cinch and the presentation ideas will have your guests thinking you slaved away for hours.   Parfait Perfection P... more ...
When a loved one dies, getting through a normal day can feel like a grueling emotional marathon. But the holidays present an even steeper challenge. The anticipation of the holiday season without your loved one can pile anxiety upon an already stressful period. You dread spending this special time of year without them and celebrations you once enjoyed may seem frivolous or pointless. Holidays also can serve as a trigger, reactivating intense levels of grief and sadness that may have been under control. The first holiday season without a beloved friend or family member can seem overwhelming bu... more ...
Nothing is more satisfying than creating a memorable evening for friends and family and holiday parties demand a little extra sparkle. When the chaos of the season makes it seem impossible to make your dream party into a reality, simple elegant recipes can save the day. Here are five festive appetizers that will impress your guests without leaving you too exhausted to entertain and enjoy your own party. Using a few well-selected ingredients, they are easy to pull together and constructed so your guests can pick them up and pop them in their mouths without worrying about dripping all over thei... more ...
Although everyone wants to save money during the holidays, no one wants to be seen as a Scrooge. Decorating for the holidays shouldn't break the bank, so here's ten easy ways you can celebrate the season like Santa while penny-pinching like Scrooge.   1.) Boughs of holly can be found anywhere. Designer holly definitely does not deck the halls with any more cheer than fresh greenery from the backyard. If you don't have holly growing wildly in the yard, any greenery will do. Or, sneak behind the Christmas tree and cut a few twigs from the back. No one will ever notice and you&... more ...