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Easy and Inexpensive Hostess Gifts

Easy and Inexpensive Hostess Gifts

by: Jan Kovarik

In days gone by,it was considered impolite to go to someone’s house for dinner or a party and not take a small gift for the hostess (or the host!). The gift didn’t have to be anything “special” or very expensive, just something that said “Thank you” to your hostess.
It can be very easy, and not at all expensive, to renew that happy custom. And speaking from personal experience, it is so much fun to watch her face when you hand her a little gift!
Keep Gift Items on Hand
It is relatively simple to keep a few things on hand that make nice little gifts. You don’t need to spend a fortune either—and here’s how you do it:
Buy trial-sized items! You can find hand lotions, small bottles of spray perfume, bars of moisturizing soap, etc...

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Finding the Dress of Your Dream at a Price You Can

Finding the Dress of Your Dream at a Price You Can Afford

by: Kristie McDaniel

Finding the Dress of Your Dreams At a Price You Can Afford
Inspired by my own search for my wedding dress, I decided to write this article because it turns out you can get lucky if you research and are patient. I started looking for my dress a few months before I got married and I found the dress I loved, but it was $800. My dress was really simple and this was not in my budget, so I got the company name and the style number and searched everywhere online and off for this dress. Finally I found it offline for $499 at a local bridal shop. But them I was looking for flower girl dresses in a popular department store catalog and imagine my surprise when I saw my dress for $299. I couldn’t believe it...

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Gay Wedding Ring: Symbol of Love and Equality

Gay Wedding Ring: Symbol of Love and Equality

by: Sam Serio

A wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime occasion for many people, although for an increasing number of persons, it has become a several-in-a-lifetime event. In any case, it is still a very special ceremony that binds not only a man and a woman together; today, gay male couples and gay women couples also observe the ceremony to affirm their lifelong commitment to each other. In such ceremonies, the gay wedding ring takes center stage.
Same-sex marriage is still illegal in the majority of U.S. states and in countries all over the world, so what gay couples opt for is to participate in a “commitment ceremony,” where the exchange of gay wedding rings also takes place...

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Finding Time to Pamper Yourself

Finding Time to Pamper Yourself

by: Donna McAlister

As women we are always putting ourselves last. We cater to the needs of our ailing parents, our significant others, and our kids; but by the time we get around to ourselves it is either to late in the day or we are just to exhausted.
Well I am here to tell you that we can find time for ourselves, by including ourselves in our daily schedules we can begin to relieve the stress associated with the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Hear are just a few suggestions for Finding Time to Pamper Yourself:
1 – Create a spot in your house where you can have “ME” time. Once you have created you “ME” time spot...

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Battles against Media’s idea of “The Perfect Woman

Battles against Media’s idea of “The Perfect Woman”

by: Dorothy Lafrinere

Lately I have been studying the media, reading articles, watching news, and looking for anything that I can find to make me feel that there is still hope for our world. If you have read any of my past articles, then you will already know where my concerns lie.
For those of you that are just reading me for the first time, my concerns are strong regarding women of today and their search for the true identity of themselves.
Women today have fierce competition. I have spoken to many men also and they have strongly let me know that they would not trade their gender for any amount of money. They actually feel sorry for the women of today...

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Finding Your Feng Shui Power Spots for Love and Ro

Finding Your Feng Shui Power Spots for Love and Romance

by: Stephanie Roberts

The first step in using feng shui to attract a partner or improve your love life is to find the relationship power spots in your home. Once you have located these areas, feng shui cures and enhancements can activate these areas and increase your love luck.
The feng shui “ba gua” is an energy map that divides any space into eight (“ba”) sections (“guas”), each of which affects a specific aspect of life. Love and marriage are governed by “Kun” gua. Your relationship power spots are the Kun guas of your home, bedroom, and other main rooms.
In traditional Chinese feng shui, Kun gua is the southwest (SW) sector of the home. Secondary Kun guas are the SW sector of each room within the home...

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Folic Acid – An Overview

Folic Acid – An Overview

by: Whitney Lasseter

Folic Acid, also know as Vitamin B9, assists in preventing certain birth defects of the spinal cord and brain known as neural tube defects (NTDs). Without a sufficient amount of Folic Acid the cells that form the baby’s brain and spine become deficient resulting in spina bifida (open spine) or anencephaly (undeveloped brain). There are over 4,000 births defects annually as a direct result of insufficient Folic Acid in the Mother’s body. Folic Acid should be taken prior to conception since these births defects begin in the first month of pregnancy. Folic Acid also helps prevent other birth defects such as cleft palate, low birth weight and helps in the production of additional red blood cells needed to support the growth of the fetus...

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6 Ways to Support Another Woman

6 Ways to Support Another Woman

by: Yolanda Shoshana

Every Thursday, I have been glued to the hit television show, ‘The Apprentice”. It is drama at it’s finest, except there is something that is painful for me to watch as a woman. When the show began the women dominated and worked together as a team. As time progressed the women slowly but quickly began to rip each other apart and then… there were none, leaving two men standing for the high profile position to work for Donald Trump. The “catfights” between the women have continued and are clearly evident as they make media rounds. Meanwhile, Kwame and Troy had a small show down only to be followed with words of loyalty and strong hugs and handshakes. When will women learn to stick together through the good, bad, and the ugly?
6 Ways to Sup...

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Making the Faith/Hope Connection

Making the Faith/Hope Connection

by: Cory L. Kemp

You have hope in your life, expectations, desires, a feeling of confidence in what you intend for your life. You know where you want your hope to lead you. But what is the path that you will need to create to continue your journey? What is the connection from hope to faith, and faithful living?
Going back to Hebrews 11 we discover some clues. After gathering the evidence of Abel, Abraham and Sarah’s faith, we are reminded that they died before the promises made to them were actually manifested, “But having seen it and greeted it from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth,” they did understand and name their legacy to us. “For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland...

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Jeans That Fit: How to Find Them

Jeans That Fit: How to Find Them

by: Sheila Dicks

We all own jeans and they truly are the main ingredient of any casual wardrobe. However, they are not all equal or equally flattering. We are not all born with the same shape, so, the style we wear will impact the way we look. Have you ever seen an outfit on one of your friends that looked spectacular but when someone else wore that same outfit it lost its pizzazz? That has to do with the body shapes of the two people and
sometimes the color of the garment. Both women could be the same height and weight but have a totally different shape. The same holds true for jeans. Here are a few hints when trying to find jeans that will fit and look great on YOU.
Small flat behind:
If you have a small flat behind and your jeans tend to make you look s...

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Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging In Medical Therap

Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging In Medical Therapy

by: Brenda Witt

Digital technology now makes Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging available to all. There now is a completely safe test that can aid in diagnosis, treatment and monitoring with absolutely no risk or radiation exposure.
DITI, or digital infrared thermal imaging, is a noninvasive diagnostic test that allows a health practitioner to see and measure changes in skin surface temperature. An infrared scanning camera translates infrared radiation emitted from the skin surface and records them on a color monitor. This visual image graphically maps the body temperature and is referred to as a thermogram. The spectrum of colors indicates an increase or decrease in the amount of infrared radiation being emitted from the body surface...

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Common Format Of A Wedding Reception

Common Format Of A Wedding Reception

by: Matt Campbell

The following article can be copied but you must keep about the author section.
Common format of a wedding reception:

Arrival of guests at hall
Introduction of wedding party
Introduction of bride and groom
Blessing
Meal
Cake Cutting
Toasts
Bride & Groom’s First Dance
Father & Daughter’s Dance
Mother & Groom’s Dance
Special Dances
Bouquet and Garter Toss
Dancing and Fun

Arrival of guests at reception site
Typically, a wedding lasts about 15 minutes. However, some guests do arrive early to the reception. Therefore, be sure all reception to-dos are complete by the start time of the wedding. Also, all wedding vendors should be wearing proper attire for early arriving and late staying guests...

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Facial Exercises – a New Trend In Non-Surgical Fac

Facial Exercises – a New Trend In Non-Surgical Facial Toning

by: Zhana Dragicevich

There is a moment in everyone’s life, when you notice for the first time, (it may be for some around your 35th birthday), wrinkles and sagginess on your face. These may appear as a result of stress-filled days, good and bad personal experiences, genetics and a host of other factors influencing your life.
At first, looking from different angles in the mirror you think, perhaps you can do something about it. Well, anti-aging creams definitely improve the texture of the skin through quality moisturizing and fight against damaging UV rays together with regular beautician visits...

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Female Self Pleasuring Tips For The Adventurous Wo

Female Self Pleasuring Tips For The Adventurous Woman

by: E.J. Davis

Unlike men, whose sex organs are available for self pleasure by stroking and stimulating any time of the day, women have to contrive to entice their clitoris out of hiding and available for pleasuring. One of the most common female self pleasuring tips is the use of sex toys and gadgets.
Luckily for us, female self pleasure toys can be found in our very own kitchen. Sure, jokes have been made about this, but it’s true. The usual suspects here are any penis-like vegetables and fruits, like carrots, cucumbers or zucchinis. Bananas are too soft to do the trick...

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Flirting For A Long-Term Relationship

Flirting For A Long-Term Relationship

by: Sharon Jacobsen

Have you ever wondered why we flirt? I mean, we’ve all done it at some time but it’s one of those things that we do without really giving any though to why or how.
Quite simply, flirting’s our way of letting the opposite sex know that we’re available. What it says we’re available for depends entirely on how we flirt but for the sake of this article, I’ll concentrate on the flirting that’s done when you’re with somebody you might like to develop a committed relationship with.
If you’re a bit on the shy side, perhaps lacking in self confidence after being away from the singles scene for a long time, flirting can be quite a daunting task. It isn’t difficult...

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Ladies, Is Your Valentine the Cheating Kind?

Ladies, Is Your Valentine the Cheating Kind?

by: Ruth Houston

According to statistics, 50% to 70% of men cheat on their mates. What type of man is most likely to cheat? Ruth Houston, infidelity expert and author of “Is He Cheating on You? – 829 Telltale Signs” says, “Some men are more likely to cheat than others. You can tell by looking at certain things in their background, their past history, or certain character traits.”
What about the man in your life? Is your valentine the cheating kind? Houston says the following questions will help you rate your mate to see if he’s a potential cheater.

Has he cheated in any of his past relationships?
Does he have a parent who cheated?
Does he believe in monogamy?
Does he have male friends who are cheating on their wives or girlfr...

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8 Questions Brides Ask About Setting up a Wedding

8 Questions Brides Ask About Setting up a Wedding Registry

by: Blake Kritzberg

In theory, setting up a registry is simple. You decide on one or several stores, create a registry online or in person, select various items, and get the word out to your guests. In practice, things are a little more complicated — but only a little!
With that said, here’s the real deal on setting up your wedding registry and getting the word out without offending your guests. Remember that retailers can be an enormous help to both you and your guests. At the same time, you can’t take everything they say at face value.
Q: Where should I register?
A: Chances are, if you’re getting married in your own town, you already know where “everyone goes” to set up and shop from a registry...

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How Erotica Helped Us Overcome Our Lovemaking Prob

How Erotica Helped Us Overcome Our Lovemaking Problems

by: Bettina Varese

Your soul mate might be your perfect match in almost every sense, but do your lovemaking sessions always live up to your expectations? I mean, do you prefer to make love in the evening and your partner is a morning riser, so to speak? Learn how one couple found that erotica books and erotic short story books helped them “get it on”.
Choosing between a night time romp and a morning quickie may seem like an either or situation if your life does not allow you the luxury to do both, but if you are trying to negotiate how to share out your lovemaking sessions between AM and PM, you will find that you are barking up the wrong tree.
But the solution to your sexual frustration is far easier than you think.
“We never seemed t...

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Spiritual Awakening

Spiritual Awakening

by: Sam Stevens

As we proceed further into the 21st century there is even more of a feeling that humanity as a whole is hearing “a calling”. Most of the clients in the realm that talk about this describe it as an “awakening” or experiencing an “enlightenment” or a “need for transformation.”
For some this process, a spiritual awakening is a gentle process develops as a consequence of many years of seeking, and researching practices having to do with self-development. This is the type of seeker who wants the spiritual awakening and seeks out the guidance of a teacher or to help them prepare themselves emotionally and physically for their spiritual awakening.
However, I have noticed that no matter how trained an individual nobody is ever ready for what Eastern religions ca...

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Arguments – The losing side of a relationship

Arguments – The losing side of a relationship

by: George Ministeri

In the 34 years that I have been doing psychic counseling, it is only in the past 10 years that I have been involved with couples counseling. One thing I have noticed with many couples, whether those couples are a man and a woman, two women, or two men, is that there is often a lack of real and meaningful communication. This lack of communication causes small conflicts to become heated arguments where issues are not resolved because both partners are trying to make their points and are not even listening to what the other person has to say. Nothing can ever be resolved when one person raises his or her voice with what only appears to the other person to be demands...

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