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For many, one of life's great pleasures is the ability to sit down and enjoy a good book. What we term a 'book', though, is no longer an obvious answer. From the mid-1990s, books have been available in more and more non-paper formats; from tape recordings, to CD-ROMS, then internet-only text files. In the late 2000s, the market underwent a massive change with the advent of the first 'ebook' - essentially a full piece of literature, in digital format, that can be read on a smart, portable, lightweight screen.   Ebooks themselves have become varied, as many major elect... more ...
Once the kids are grown and gone, they're supposed to stay gone. Their parents are supposed to have their time, money and home to themselves to do so as they please. While this is often the case, there are times when the script doesn't always go as planned. Whether it's a divorce, job loss or health issue the fact is sometimes kids who are now adults come back home to live. For some it's only a temporary stay, while others make it an extended and indefinite stay with Mom and Dad. When the kids come back home, there are issues that must be addressed to keep everyone happy in a h... more ...
There's no need to wait weeks to see a difference in how you look. Follow these tips, and you'll see the changes immediately. Also, these tips do not depend upon you exercising or losing weight. However, you may find yourself losing some extra pounds and being more active as a pleasant side effect of taking care of yourself and your appearance.     Care for your hair - Get a good haircut. Nothing changes one's appearance more than a good haircut. Don't scrimp on cost, because a good hair cut will last you longer than a bargain basement cut. It will maintain its s... more ...
As people age, their bodies change and so do their nutritional needs. Often, the foods that people eat are not enough to give their bodies the necessary vitamins and minerals they need to stay in top shape. When this is the case, it may be necessary to pick up the slack by taking certain vitamin supplements. For years, there has been much debate as to whether supplements are necessary. Some people swear by them, while others think they're just a waste of time and money. Overall, most health care professionals specializing in senior care feel that while supplements may or may not offer all ... more ...
Few gourmet chefs are without a substantial selection of flavored butters waiting for them in their freezer. Flavored or compound butters are easy and fun to make, and they turn a basic meal like steamed green beans, a baked potato and a grilled pork chop into a dining experience that won’t easily be forgotten. By incorporating ingredients like roasted garlic, fresh basil leaves, lemon zest or strawberry jelly into a stick of softened butter, you create an intensely flavored butter that will add character, color and powerful flavor to simply prepared meats and vegetables. You can also s... more ...
Travelling is fun and exciting; it is an opportunity to embark on a journey to discover new places and cultures. However, travelling also is expensive. That is why you need to turn into a savvy traveller, who knows how to save money without compromising on the quality of the trip. Being a savvy traveller does not necessarily mean looking for cheap travel trips. Rather, it involves being smart, so that you get the maximum for your money.     1. Carry Your ID: Whether you are travelling within the UK or abroad, always carry your photo identity with you. If you are over 50, there are... more ...
Summer may be swiftly drawing to a close, but there's still plenty of time to use your grill. If you're tired of the same old, tried-and-true recipes, why not shake things up a bit with these chicken barbecue ideas? You may find a new favorite for an end-of-summer bash.         Caribbean Jerk Chicken For a taste of the islands, try this authentic Caribbean jerk chicken recipe.   Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs. skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 6 green onions, chopped 1 onion, chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced 3/4 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup d... more ...
Do you feel that your stamina and endurance have taken a bad hit after all these years of work and no play? Do you want to make your body feel energised and resilient once again this summer? If your answer is a resounding yes to one or both of these questions, then kayaking would be the ideal sporty solution for you!   What is Kayaking? Kayaking involves driving a kayak, smaller version of a canoe, down waterfalls, weirs and oceans. A person sitting in a kayak uses a paddle to drive it through water. There are many forms of kayaks such as whitewater kayak, sprint kayak, fishing kayak, ... more ...
Take a second look at your leftovers. Instead of viewing leftovers as yesterday's scraps, see them in a new light: a prepared ingredient ready to use in today's meals. Once you see the worth and convenience of having these foods available to you, take a second look at your freezer too. Your freezer keeps leftovers "frozen in time" and fresh until you're ready to use them. However, don't wait too long to use those precious leftovers because all frozen food loses taste, texture or color if frozen for extended periods of time. Here are some great tips on how to eliminat... more ...
Coco Chanel, whose birth name was Gabrielle Chanel, was given the name Coco as a term of endearment due to her performance in cabaret shows. Chanel's upbeat personality and passion for life is clearly seen in the fashionable designs that her company is known for. Chanel introduced the "little black dress" to the world in 1926, and is the first fashion designer to have her name on a fragrance.     Coco Chanel was born in Samur, France, and was raised in an orphanage; her father, who was a peddler, placed Chanel in the orphanage after her mother passed away. The orphan... more ...