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How to create an Irresistible Valentine’s Day Cent

How to create an Irresistible Valentine’s Day Centerpiece

by: Candee Stark

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner which of course makes us think of love, romance and of course flowers! It seems this special day wouldn’t be complete without them. Flowers touch our souls and brighten our spirits which is why they have remained a popular choice for “lovebirds” all over the world!
Depending on your mood and the flowers you pick, you can make this arrangement whimsical or elegant, so gather what you need and let’s get started!
Supplies:

Store bought heart shaped basket (about 4 inches deep)
Florist foam
Plastic lining
Flowers ~at least two varieties
Larger flowers (all same color) such as carnations or roses for center and filler flowers for accent

Follow these simple step...

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Early Detection And Breast Cancer

Early Detection And Breast Cancer

by: Brenda Witt

It is generally accepted that by the time a cancer is found by mammography or palpated during a clinical breast exam, the cancer has been growing for 8-10 years. What if we could have been alerted to the problem as it was developing, rather than wait till it is large enough to be seen by the naked eye? Would that be of interest to you?
There exists a technology that can detect an issue YEARS before a tumor can be seen on X-ray or palpated during an exam. This technology has been approved by the FDA as an adjunctive screening tool since 1982 and offers NO RADIATION, NO COMPRESSION AND NO PAIN...

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Girls Only – How To Have It All …

Girls Only – How To Have It All …

by: Neil Millar

You return home after a tough day and slip into a bath. The taps trickle, the candles glow, the water, warm and soothing, soaks into your skin and the ballad of the moment defines your mood.
Your thoughts drift and the challenges of the day melt away. You’re dreaming of being on a beach. A turquoise tide tumbles on a sandy shore and the warmth that fills your pores now is the warmth of the sun. You feel wonderful and drift deeper and deeper and begin to picture the life you’d love…
Things haven’t been right for a while. You’ve felt like you’re turning up to work, hanging out for the weekend – which turns out to be a bit bland and samey, just like work. Days float by...

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Calling Forth a Soulmate

Calling Forth a Soulmate

by: Skye Thomas

How do I draw a soulmate into my life? You don’t. I’ve read plenty of books that tell you how to do it, but I don’t believe for a minute that you can place your cosmic order and your perfect ideal twin soul is going to materialize just like that at your front door. It doesn’t happen like that. You can open your heart and mind to finding a beautiful loving relationship, but chances are that using the word soulmate will almost jinx you from finding it. Why?
For many of us, when we think of a soulmate, we think of someone perfect. Someone who is gorgeous, brilliant, funny, naturally happy and kind. We think of someone who wants exactly the same things out of life that we want...

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Creative Ways to Storing Jewellery

Creative Ways to Storing Jewellery

by: Emma Starkey

Do you have trouble trying to store jewellery without it getting all tangled, earrings separated from each other, tipping out your whole jewellery box just to find one piece of jewellery?? Well here are some tips for on storing your jewellery in a neat and decorative fashion.
Designing and selling jewellery both on a website and from home I need to be able to display my earrings in an organised and professional manner – I hope you can find some inspiration from the ideas below.

Store earrings (hooks) around a wine glass for an instant neat and decorative look.
A long string of pearls across the top of your mirror and hang your earrings in the gaps.
A small storage box from the hardware shop, the ones that have little draws for nails et...

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Congratulations On Your 6Th Month Of Pregnancy!

Congratulations On Your 6Th Month Of Pregnancy!

by: Blooming Marvellous

You are now entering the second trimester, some mothers find this the most comfortable stage of pregnancy. It’s a very exciting time, you’ve got a lot to look forward to in the coming months so it’s important that you keep yourself fit and well by eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly.
Your baby is now approximately 31 centimeters in length and weighs about 800 grams. Eyebrows and eyelids are now developed and your baby can open and close its eyes. The lungs have filled with amniotic fluid and breathing motions have begun.
Your baby begins to develop hearing and taste senses
Your baby will gain weight due to muscle, organ and bone development
Your baby may start to respond to noise outside the womb
You may be...

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5 Ways to Entertain Your Kids When They’re Off Sch

5 Ways to Entertain Your Kids When They’re Off School but Your Home Business is Open

by: Megan Corwin

1. Put in a DVD/video. What is it about children that they can watch the same movie over and over again? Take advantage of this fact.
2. Barter with the parent of your child’s friend. She can take them to a movie or watch them at her house for the day. Just be sure to return the favor on a weekend or day your home business is closed.
3. Check with your local YMCA or museums. Many of them offer special full or half day programs on school holidays.
4. Put them to work. Smaller children can certainly stuff envelopes. Older ones can possible handle data entry. Let them practice their alphabetizing skills with your orders...

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How To Overcome Your “Obstacles”

How To Overcome Your “Obstacles”

by: Graham and Julie

……I realised that I really created my own obstacles in life, and if I just got out of the way of myself and let my mind not hold me back, I could do things I never thought I could.” (Hilary Swank, as reported in the Sunday Times)
Hilary Swank puts her breathtaking performance in Million Dollar Baby down to the way Clint Eastwood was able to get her to relax and stop her interfering with her natural ability to create such an awesome character.
What about you? How do you interfere with your natural ability. How do you stop yourself from progressing? What do you say to yourself that ensures you stay within a safe arena? In Hilary Swank’s words what is your “obstacle” to success in your life.
For most of us our obstacle is t...

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You Don’t Have To Suffer With PMS

You Don’t Have To Suffer With PMS

by: Dr. Loretta Lanphier ND, CN, HHP

We now know that premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is experienced by 60% of all women. What causes PMS has been difficult for researchers to pin down because each woman experiences symptoms differently.
PMS Symptoms
When making the diagnosis, the most important tool you can use is a chart of the cyclic nature in which they occur. If nothing is done to interrupt PMS, it often gets worse over time. You may begin by having symptoms just a few days before your period that stop abruptly as soon as your period begins. Later, the symptoms gradually begin to appear one to two weeks before the onset of menses. Over time, you may have only two or three days of the month that are symptom-free...

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Basic Palmistry I

Basic Palmistry I

by: Sam Stevens

Palmistry is an ancient art and one that has many systems of interpretation. It is also an intuitive art that is easily learned just by learning a few basics about the symbolism that is represented by the lines that run across the palm, the mounts (or fleshy parts) of the palm and the structure of fingers.
In some systems, the right hand represents who you are today and the left hand, everything that you were born with when you came into this world. For “palmistry on the run” though it is best to read the hand that the person writes with, as that would be considered to be dominant hand.
In palmistry, the hand as a whole is divided into three different sections. The Fingers represent the mind and the higher self...

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Tips For A Working Woman

Tips For A Working Woman

by: Colin Ong TS

With a more liberated society, it is no longer uncommon for women to hold full-time jobs. The glass ceiling that has been a barrier for women in the area of wages are showing clear cracks. Even in the area of management strategy, some of the best thinkers are women academics.
However, working women still have to grapple with the multi-roles that they play – these are traditional expectations of society. An example is in the area of looking after the welfare of their young children and domestic upkeep.
This article will provide tips for working women with a young family and without a full-time domestic help:
Communicate With Your Husband:
It is important that you communicate with your husband about sharing household and domestic chores...

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8 Things That Maketh Not The Lady

8 Things That Maketh Not The Lady

by: T. O’ Donnell

1. Tattoos.
Tattoos used to be the colouring of soldiers, sailors, mafiosi and punk rockers. About ten years ago, they became fashionable. The lower-middle classes started taking them up. Unfortunately, unlike last years’ shoes, tattoos can’t be taken to the thrift shop and disposed of.
To a certain class of person, tattoos are ‘cool’. To another, they are a graffito on the temple of the soul. They mark a woman definitively as lower class, alienated, depressed, and a bit daft. They’re also a handy way to identify one absolutely to the authorities. Which shows how stupid some crooks are.
The same goes for piercings. My family are farmers. I associate nose rings with bulls, and piercings with cattle tags...

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All that Glitters—Something Old, Something New…

All that Glitters—Something Old, Something New…

by: M J Plaster

Brides through the ages have accessorized with wedding jewelry to add a finishing touch to their bridal attire; however, many brides who don’t wear jewelry in everyday life jump at the chance to wear it on their wedding day. Is it the special occasion or the chance to play dress-up that prompts these brides to don the unthinkable—jewelry?
Those brides too practical to care about jewelry in real life use it on their wedding day to check off all the “somethings” that bring good luck—something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue...

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A Woman’s Job No Woman Wants!

A Woman’s Job No Woman Wants!

by: RW Ward

Never talked about and seldom acknowledged is the fact that women have by default one of the worst jobs on the planet, namely final arrangement director. Of all the funerals, cremations and burials that take place in this country every year, nearly two thirds of these estimated 2.3 million deaths will be planned, arranged and ultimately paid for by women, by default because she is the surviving member of the marriage.
It is a basic fact of life that women currently outlive men. So when a funeral is about to take place it is usually a woman who must walk through this agonizing series of events, try to navigate the myriad of decisions, well over 120 in the first 24 hours, and keep her wits about her...

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Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial Agreements

by: Johnette Duff

“Til death do us part” is still the language used in most weddings. Couples enter marriage with the hope of making a lifetime commitment. If this goal is not reached or if a spouse dies, the desire to be a couple is so ingrained that most will marry again.
The inability of the marriage laws to meet the needs of many couples makes the concept of a marital agreement quite positive, despite the bad publicity premarital agreements have reached. The freedom to structure a relationship should not be determined by laws that do not reflect the changing realities of family life in American today.
There is no firm tradition of marital contracts in our country because of the inherent resistance of comparing love to a business deal...

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Online Dating For Dummies

Online Dating For Dummies

by: HM Hovis

Whether you have been dating for years, getting back in the game, or just starting out, you could always use a bit of dating advice. Not the kind you get from your mother, but rather the kind that actually might get you past the first date, on to the 2nd and perhaps on to a happily ever after.
So you have decided to date and you are thinking about the “online dating” thing? Well, why not. To be cliche’ everyone is doing it! In today’s action packed, hustle, bustle world, who had time or energy to meet the traditional ways. Online meeting has become a norm, and is gaining in acceptability.
Writing Your Profile Many online dating services offer assistance in writing your profile, if you are not a good writer then this may be something you should conside...

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The Mystery Of The Opal

The Mystery Of The Opal

by: Sher Matsen

There is no other stone that has the mystery of the opal. With it’s fiery colors and maginifcent spectrum of color it draws you in and you are helpless to look away.
Every opal is different. There are no two stones the same. And every stone reflects the light differently depending on it’s depth and personal characteristics. This stone eludes a mystical aura without even trying.
Opals are extremely popular for jewelry and it’s not hard to figure out why with that beautiful array of color. Soft and feminine yet fierce and bold.
Opal has the honors of being Octobers birthstone. Back to ancient times it has beeen associated with magical qualities. It was believed to bring both good and bad luck...

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Does Your Watch Keep Time with Fashion or Function

Does Your Watch Keep Time with Fashion or Function?

by: M J Plaster

If you haven’t lived under a rock for the past few decades, then you surely know that Rolex stands for luxurious precision timekeeping, and you know that Timex is the premier name in inexpensive, reliable timekeeping. The vast area between the two, however, offers the widest selection of watches-in terms of function, fashion and price.
We’re all creatures of habit, and if one watch has served us well for years, it’s natural that we gravitate toward the same brand and design each time we purchase a new watch...

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Extreme Age Differences In Marriage Can Lead To In

Extreme Age Differences In Marriage Can Lead To Infidelity

by: Ruth Houston

“Extreme age differences between husband and wife may lead to infidelity” says author and infidelity expert, Ruth Houston, who was recently quoted in an article in the current issue of First for Women magazine. Houston’s comments were included in the sidebar of an article in the May issue of First entitled “The Surprising Way Women Are Turning Back the Clock,” which discusses the pros and cons of marriages and relationships in which the woman is considerably older or younger than the man.
Disparity in Sex Drives
“The biggest danger” says Houston, author of Is He Cheating on You? (ISBN: 0972055347, $29...

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Get Married and Have Fun for the Rest of Your Life

Get Married and Have Fun for the Rest of Your Life

by: Terry Hernon MacDonald

How often do do your married friends complain about husbands who spend weekends on the couch watching games? Did they not notice these guys were sports fanatics while they were dating? Did they think things would change after the wedding?
As one guy told me, “In my experience, husbands and wives don’t enjoy the same things.” It doesn’t have to be that way. My husband of 13 years and I enjoy many of the same things, and we have a blast together.
Life is fraught with ups and downs, so it’s critical to marry someone you can have fun with, today and fifty years from now. Here’s how you can find that person:
1. Write down a list of the things you like to do. Then do them...

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