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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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Skin Care Tips For Your Type Of Skin

Skin Care Tips For Your Type Of Skin

by: Mike Zanov

With all the skin care tips and information today, you might think it’s very confusing! All you want is what is best for your skin. It may be overwhelming for you to try to keep up with the constantly evolving technology.
Skin care tip #1 – your skin is unique. If your best friend uses “the most powerful product,” it may do nothing for you, or you might even have a reaction to it.
Before you consider buying any over-the-counter skin care products, there are a few basic facts about your skin you must know. These include:
Your skin type. It is oily, dry, normal, sensitive, or a combination?
Your skin complexion...

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Man Earring: a Radiantly Macho Trend

Man Earring: a Radiantly Macho Trend

by: Sam Serio

These days, there is a call for more “metrosexuals,” or men who are conscious about their looks and clothing, so much that it is actually important for them to be not only presentable, but fashionable as well in civilized society. The television program “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” has revolutionized makeovers for all of us, for it has shown that, yes, it is indeed possible for men to be pleasant to look at without being “girly” or “dandy.” Masculine jewelry, such as man earrings, are a big part of this metrosexuality trend.
Men who can boldly wear necklaces, bracelets and earrings to set off their hair or their eyes are men who have achieved the next level of metrosexuality: accessorizing...

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6 Tips To Maintaining A Healthy Relationship

6 Tips To Maintaining A Healthy Relationship

by: Kenia Morales

Yesterday was my marriage anniversary and my husband and I were reflecting about the day we got married, and what has kept us together. So, I will like to share with you some of the things that maintain our relationship running.
If you noticed I wrote “working” on our relationship because our marriage is not perfect. I do not believe there is such a thing. Yes we do get along, share some of the same ambitions and at the moment we do not have any major marital problems. Disagreements we have them all the time but, hey my brother and I were raised in the same household and it is actually weird whenever we agree on something; Let alone someone who grew up in a totally different environment...

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The Power of Self-Esteem!

The Power of Self-Esteem!

by: Dorothy Lafrinere

Why are there so many women haunted by a low self-esteem ?
I have shared many thoughts through out my blogs on feelings, jealousy, worries, fears, and self-esteem. Every day I receive mail from all over the world from women suffering from a lack of inner power to get through the day, due to a low self-esteem. It does not only affect their relationships at home, it also follows them into their work place, where they are being suffocated from a lack of confidence.
In a work place the power of self-esteem needs to be high so that ones confidence can guide them through actions such as: important decision making, dealings with an opposite sex boss, office politics, other staff members trying to gain on your efforts, talking to clients or customers...

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Creating False Expectations For Clients

Creating False Expectations For Clients

by: Annas Agency®

By far every agency on the internet claims to be the one which does the most to find the ideal partner for men. Of course, not every website is dishonest, but by far and large the majority are merely stating what the client wants to hear. Every man reading this article will agree when I say that it is virtually impossible to know who is truthful. Agencies claim they are presenting “marriage minded women” who are keen to marry foreign men. This creates the impression that most women in Russia will eagerly marry a man just because he is foreign and available. These same websites will further go on to assure the man that the woman is not marrying him for his money or a better life.
I recommend that a client always look at the advi...

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Have a Simple, Small, Green Wedding

Have a Simple, Small, Green Wedding

by: Debra Lynn Dadd

A wedding is one of life’s major rites of passage. It is certainly something to celebrate! Today, wedding books and magazines promote large weddings so that more and more wedding products can be sold. Wedding expenditures run into many thousands of dollars. And after this major outlay of money, most of what is purchased is never used again.
On the Spring Equinox 2004, my ex-husband (yes, that’s right! my ex-husband!) Larry and I remarried. We had been together for almost seventeen years, and had divorced several years ago when our relationship problems seemed impossible to resolve. But we still loved each other, so we figured out what to do to make things better, and are now happier than ever.
In planning our wedding, we wanted to kee...

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Fashion Tip: Don’t Make These Fashion Mistakes

Fashion Tip: Don’t Make These Fashion Mistakes

by: Sheila Dicks

1. Wearing the Wrong Colours
To look your best wear clothing colours that will complement your skin. Wearing the wrong colors will make your skin appear sallow and lines and wrinkles will be more evident. The right colours will make you look more vibrant and healthy.
2. Wearing too much makeup
Too much makeup will make lines appear deeper and will create a harsh look. Keep makeup light for day and a little darker for evening. See a professional if you are unsure of makeup application techniques.
3. Wearing Clothes that are too small
Wearing clothes that fit too tightly will make you appear larger. Buy clothes by fit not by size.
4. Chipped nail polish
The idea of nail polish is to make your nails appear nicer...

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What’s It All About

What’s It All About

by: Jo Ball

For most people life is a fairly ordinary existence – and when I say ordinary I mean a contented, ‘far from perfect’ way of life. And that’s okay… until something major happens to rock the boat.
Divorce, illness, redundancy, an accident or the death of someone close – any one of these events is enough to get you thinking about your own morality. When you realise how thin the cord of life is you begin to contemplate the meaning of your life and the direction you’re currently heading. Life becomes more precious and you ask, ‘What’s it all about?’ or ‘What’s my purpose in life?’
You may be disillusioned with work...

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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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