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Inexpensive Centerpiece Decorations

Inexpensive Centerpiece Decorations

by: Hana Lee

When planning a wedding, most brides focus first on the church, lining it with flowers and ribbons. By the time costs for the wedding are taken care of many couple’s find that they are skimming close to their budget. It’s good know that the centerpiece decorations at your reception can not only be inexpensive, but tasteful and original.
Try this idea and score a perfect ten for creativity when planning your centerpiece decorations. Start by buying cute small frames as you see them on sale. Insert photos of you and your groom growing up through the years. Guests will not only love the originality of the idea but they will also get to see what you both looked like when you were younger...

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A Tiny Spot

A Tiny Spot

by: Barbara Carr Phillips

A tiny spot is no big deal. Unless you’re a breast cancer survivor waiting for screen results.
My husband and I moved to another state with our children after my lumpectomy and chemotherapy/radiation treatments. He accepted a job transfer, and we felt it was a fresh start for all of us.
After we settled in, I scheduled my first follow-up exam.
When I met my new oncologist, I read off my list of concerns. I wrote them in my journal so I wouldn’t forget.
“Don’t take this personally,” I say, “but I don’t like going to the doctor’s office.”
The doctor smiles and nods.
“And I won’t schedule appointments with a new radiologist or a new surgeon for follow-ups. I just want you to take care of everything.”
He smiles again and says, “...

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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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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 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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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 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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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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How to Choose the Perfect Hairstyles for your Face

How to Choose the Perfect Hairstyles for your Face

by: Donna Monday

There must be a million and one ways to style our hair.
If you like your hair styled short, there are short hair styles for women, short hairstyles for men, short curly hair styles, short black hair styles, celebrity short hair styles, etc.
If you like your hair styled long, there are long frizzy hair styles, long curly hair styles, long layered hair styles, long braided hair styles, etc. However, everyone’s face shapes are not created equal. Some faces are round, some are thin, some are soft, and some are angular.
Believe it or not, a hairstyle can help to accentuate or draw away from certain facial characteristics.
The following are tips on styles that can make the most of your particular features:
Face Too Round – Putti...

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Screening For Breast Cancer With No Compression An

Screening For Breast Cancer With No Compression And No Radiation

by: Brenda Witt

Who would have thought that a technology for detecting breast cancer used today actually had its’ roots dating back to 480 B.C.? Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) is a fairly new technology that represents a practice that was once used by Hippocrates. This technology is based on a technique that Hippocrates would use as he spread mud over his patients and then watched to see which areas dried first. It was in those places on the body that could show a disease.
It wasn’t until 1957 that the first modern application of thermography came into existence when a Canadian doctor discovered that the skin temperature over a breast tumor was higher than that of healthy tissue...

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Homemade Facial Mask Recipes

Homemade Facial Mask Recipes

by: Janice Raizel

Have you ever calculate how much money you have spent for beauty purpose in a month or a year? $200? $500? or maybe $1000 or more?
Maybe it’s time for you to stop wasting too much money by trying some cheaper beauty products which also will bring you the same results (or even more) compare with those expensive ones.
These are all natural homemade facial mask recipes, which you can prepare easily within minutes and the best part is: won’t cost you much!
* Normal, combination skin, oily and blemished skin
Mix one egg white, 1/2 cup cooked instant oatmeal, a teaspoon olive oil and a few drops of lemon juice until smooth. Spread on your face and neck, leave on for 15 – 30 min then rinse with lukewarm water.
* Dry skin
Mix one egg yolk, one tea...

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Are Astrologers just plain stupid?

Are Astrologers just plain stupid?

by: Adrian Fourie

We live at an interesting time of scientific knowledge. Scientists say that you cannot gain an advantage over the Casino, since the odds are stacked against you. Scientists also say that Astrology does not seem feasible, since it does not fit in with known scientific laws. However, it is estimated that approximately 100 million people in the world either follow Astrology or see that there is some truth in it.
Are all these people gullible or stupid? Do people just follow something in their millions, century after century, if there is nothing there? Are humans really this fickle, or is it because each of them has had personal experiences or discoveries that have made them see that something very real and valid is going on? Avoid being too...

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6 Useful Tips to Cut Wedding Costs

6 Useful Tips to Cut Wedding Costs

by: Dulce Azogue

Weddings are very nice occasions people want to attend to. But they can be time consuming and demand enormous attention on the part of the couple with lots of things to prepare for, in order for their wedding to be memorable. They can be very expensive, too. So how can you prepare for your wedding if you wan to save and are on a budget? Here are some tips.

Invitations. If you think that inviting people by giving them cards with fancy designs and made of expensive ink is still important to you, you may consider discarding that idea. You’re on a budget, right? Your main goal is to cut costs on things not that important to you...

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On a Diet During The Holidays? Okay, Knock It Off!

On a Diet During The Holidays? Okay, Knock It Off!

by: Kenia Morales

While surfing the net submitting my articles, reading, shopping etc. I stumped in to many articles title how not gain weight during the holiday’s, low fat holiday recipes, holiday Diet, blah, blah, blah..
I can not help but ask; on a diet during the holiday’s? Oh, knock it off! Are we missing the point here? All I remember for the holidays were Christmas decorations, family gatherings, gift exchanges, and last but not least GREAT FOOD. In fact food it’s so important during the season that almost every country, race etc. has their own traditional recipes for this special time of the year.
So, do yourself a favor and get off your diet...

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Syndrome X – What Is It And Have You Got It?

Syndrome X – What Is It And Have You Got It?

by: Kay Blackiston

Syndrome X or the X factor as it is sometimes known was first described in 1988 by Professor Gerald Reaven , an endocrinologist at California’s Stanford University after twenty years of study. Since this first identification the understanding of Syndrome X has come a long way.
Before we define Syndrome X we need to clarify the role of insulin in the body. When we eat carbohydrates – which are basically sugars, the glucose levels in our blood start to rise. In response to this,the pancreas gland produces insulin. The insulin takes the glucose and changes it into glycogen, which it stores in the muscles and liver cells for future use as energy...

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Hang In There Dieters, Help Is At Hand!!

Hang In There Dieters, Help Is At Hand!!

by: Gordon Black

I was thinking about diets and such and it occurred to me that dieting is kind of like sports, but one way in which dieting differs from sports competition is that in dieting there seems to be a lack of gradualization in the preparation.
What I’m getting at is that if you want to run the 100 metres pretty fast, even competitively, you don’t just go out to the track and put in a full practice right off the bat. I mean it’s just not do-able really, is it? You’ve got to prepare and train in a systematic way which allows you to get stronger and faster throughout the training, and that can takes months if not, more realistically, years.
Well we all know that, we’ve all seen the “up close and personal” sports profiles, we all know tha...

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What Women Want

What Women Want

by: Irene Segal

Women in business and the professions continue to change the face of the North American economy. Women are starting more businesses than men and are twice as likely to remain in business than their male counterparts. Career women are thriving and are making a positive impact on the economy. We now represent 55% of university graduates, and 58% of new entrepreneurs, and yet the greatest challenge women now face is having less financial security than in the past. The biggest hurdle women have to climb is being able to reach old aged without depleted resources or not having enough money to live out their lives.
Women statistically live longer than men, yet they continue to invest less and most are not adequately prepared for retirement...

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What is Reiki?

What is Reiki?

by: Sam Stevens

Reiki is an ancient form of energy healing in which a properly attuned Reiki Practitioner serves as a conduit for Universal Life Force (or ReiKi). The Reiki practitioner opens them self up as a conduit for a semi-sentient energy summoned from a higher source to facilitate healing or correct a person’s aura. The Reiki Practitioner is not a healer per se – but the energy moves through them to work with the recipient’s higher will in correcting imbalances and treating situations from the core causal point rather than the effect. This is thought to have a beneficial effect on the body, mind, and spirit, emotional and in Indian systems – the chakra system.
Everything in the universe is thought to have an underlying energy that gives it form, structure, healt...

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Self Tanners: Your New Best Friend?

Self Tanners: Your New Best Friend?

by: Danna Schneider

Have you ever known a sun worshipper, one of those people who can never seem to get a dark enough tan? They are always looking for that new product that will break their newest tanning plateau and deepen their color even more. Some of them are the lucky few who’s skin tans easily. They rarely burn, and after a few hours in the sun, will emerge looking like most of us would after a long Caribbean vacation. The rest of us though, are left to envy these lucky few, as we know darn well a few hours in the sun will wreak at least a week’s worth of peeling, dry, red havoc on our skin, not to mention the multitude of fine lines and wrinkles that will surely follow.
That is, until the past few years have produced the latest and greatest genera...

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Helping The Control Freak Plan The Wedding

Helping The Control Freak Plan The Wedding

by: Sher Matsen

My daughter and fiancé have finally set the “big day” but now comes the fun part of helping the control freak plan the wedding. The control freak being my daughter.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m really looking forward to helping my daughter and I’m accustomed to her control freak nature. This could be a really fun experience if you look at the right way. I’ll just sit back and do what I’m told when I’m told.
If you’ve ever known a control freak you’ll know what I’m talking about. These people simply can’t give up control of any aspect of their lives. They must always be in control, so the title “control freak” is rightfully earned.
Now helping a control freak plan a wedding, can you imagine, after al...

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