Daily Archives April 14, 2015

He’s A Stalker If…………………….

He’s A Stalker If…………………….

by: Monica M. Burns

Ladies have you come home from a long hard day at work only to find your estranged or current partner hiding in your bushes, parked in his car further down the street with binoculars watching your house, hiding behind the neighbors tree or just blatantly sitting in your house waiting on you! If you answered yes to any of these questions…………………honey he is a stalker.
There is nothing cute or loving about a spouse (estranged or current), watching your every move. It is stupid and dangerous. Some women mistake this type of behavior as him “really loving her.” He doesn’t love you. He wants to control you and everything that you do. Most times the results of stalking are tragic and it’s not a game...

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Warning: If You’re A Woman Over 25, You Should Eat

Warning: If You’re A Woman Over 25, You Should Eat These Foods To Prevent Diseases That Claims Most Women’s Lives

by: Naweko San-Joyz

Do you keep your health care plan in the fridge? It’s not a bad idea actually because if you pick your foods the right way, you can pack heart disease, colon cancer, osteoporosis, and diabetes prevention all in a day’s worth of groceries.
Heart Disease
It kills nearly 500,000 women a year. The American Heart Association warns that heart disease, including stroke, claims more women’s lives than the next six causes of death combined. Yet few women realize their risks for heart disease.
Hip 30-something singer Toni Braxton thought her chests pains were just from parenting stress before she discovered that she had heart disease...

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Amaterasu The Goddess of the Sun

Amaterasu The Goddess of the Sun

by: Judi Singleton

Amaterasu is a shining example of how adversity can help us to ‘blossom and bloom’ more at times. She helps us look for the lesson to be learned when the adverse times come into our lives.
In Japanese mythology, Amaterasu (pron: Ah-mah-te-lah-soo) is the radiant and compassionate Japanese sun goddess who ruled the sun, cultural unity, weaving and agriculture. So she was responsible for illiminating the world. She is a bringer of light. She wove the world. She was responsible not only for the continuing of the Japanese people but all the royal family were her decendants.
The storm god Susanowa, because he ruined her garden,Amaterasu enclosed herself in a cave and, depressed and grieving, refused to come out...

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The Ring – Step Back in History

The Ring – Step Back in History

by: Martin Smith

The popularity of rings increased during the medieval period. People wore rings no matter if they were rich or poor. The most used materials in the making of rings are copper, iron, gold and silver. The class of the person was usually identified by the material the ring was made of.
Faceted jewels began to appear in rings around the 14th century. Some cultures have rings that are usually associated with them. Native Americans are associated with silver and turquoise jewelry. The Greek symbol of the fish, called the Icthus was used by Early Christians. The Irish Claddagh has an interesting story attached to it.
Richard Joyce along with the crew on a fishing boat from the village of Claddagh, Ireland, was captured the same week he was supposed...

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Making a Budget For Your Wedding

Making a Budget For Your Wedding

by: Charity Baker

Just the thought of all the expenses that come with a wedding, can really put a damper on the most important day of your life, especially when you need to work within a financial frame of X dollars. To avoid the stress of facing too many decisions all at once, try making a budget for your wedding.
Start out with an idea of what you have to spend. Keep in mind that you will have other expenses starting out on a new life together, and come to a mutual agreement of what kind of wedding to have. Then list the elements that your wedding will include, and decide that if it comes to a crunch, what items will take precedence over others.
Things to consider when making a budget for your wedding, may include but are not limited to:

Honorarium fo...

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Embossed Votive Holder Shade

Embossed Votive Holder Shade

by: Michelle Gauthier

Embossed Votive Holder Shade
Create the look of a Stained Glass Votive Holder
Supplies Needed:
Most items can be found in the Scrap booking/Stamping section of your local craft store.
Straight-Sided Clear Glass Votive Holder
Vellum
Craft Markers of various colors
Hole Punch
Decorative String
Embossing Powder in your choice of color
Versamark Ink Pad
Embossing Heat Tool
Scissors
Tape Measure or Ruler
1. Measure the height and circumference of your Glass votive holder with a tape measure or ruler. Use these measurements to cut out a piece of vellum. It is important to make sure that the vellum does not extend past the top of the votive holder because this will increase the risk of a fire hazard.
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Dog Jewelry: A Celebration of Man’s Best Friend

Dog Jewelry: A Celebration of Man’s Best Friend

by: Sam Serio

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace.” – Milan Kundera
The idea of wearing jewelry with dog motifs may seem strange to most people. The dog is normally not anywhere near as graceful as the cat or the dolphin, which both make for wonderful jewelry patterns, indeed. But the appeal of dog jewelry may surprise some, and the beauty that comes with the designs in dog jewelry would catch even gem-lovers off-guard.
Why wear dog jewelry? Well, it could be for a variety of reasons. Dogs have become the universal symbol of loyalty and unconditional affection...

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Common Sense Approach To Pregnancy Weight Loss

Common Sense Approach To Pregnancy Weight Loss

by: Beverley Brooke

Ok so everyone gains weight while they are pregnant. This is perfectly normal. It is also perfectly normal for a woman to want to lose that weight after pregnancy. We have established this much at this point in time. There is absolutely nothing wrong with aspiring to get yourself back into shape right after your pregnancy, in fact I certainly encourage it!
It is important however that you take a common sense approach when you are attempting to lose weight after your pregnancy. Remember, the weight will not come off overnight, but it will come off if you go about it in the right way.
It is very important that you don’t try to fit back into your pre-pregnancy clothes right after birth...

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Spiritual and Sexual Healing

Spiritual and Sexual Healing

by: Alma De la Cruz

Couple issues such as spirituality and sexuality rank higher than financial reasons as the most affected items of a fumbling relationship. When it comes the moment to point out why a couple needs more intimate vigor, two wrongly things are sure to happen: Women are always blamed, and if both recognize that it’s a male matter, also women blame themselves. Their consequent silent follows a behavior that will never end the cycle if there is no communication and willingness to solve it.
I agree on communicative practices within the pair for finding a reconstructive way, if that is what both desire. But I also propose to call upon the Angels of relationships to ask for help, guidance, assistance and healing in this realm.
It’s just a matte...

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Bay Leaf Ritual for the New Year

Bay Leaf Ritual for the New Year

by: Sam Stevens

HI would like to share with you a ritual I do every New Year’s that is quite involved and requires a lot of thought and meditation time. It is derived from an ancient Greek ritual for prosperity and fertility. As you may recall, ancient Mediterranean Kings and Queens used to wear garlands of bay leaves (as well as olive leaves) as crowns. Bay leaves, and often bayberry leaves, are often used in Alexandrian magic as well, as well to draw success in business and finances. I like this ritual because first of all it is very “white” and it also involves the writing down of your wishes. The writing down of your wishes on 108 bay leaves works in the same way as a positive affirmation...

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How to Take Care of Sheep Skin Boots

How to Take Care of Sheep Skin Boots

by: Brian Fong

Sheep skin boots and all things made from natural sheep skin are very trendy and very popular among all classes of people. Because sheep skin is a natural material, items that are made with it tend to be very expensive. After spending so much of your hard-earned money on genuine sheep skin boots, you may be scared to wear them fearing that they may become soiled and you won’t be able to get them clean. While it is true that the best way to care for your this type of boot is to not get them dirty in the first place, that likely is not possible. Besides, if you simply wanted to admire the good and expensive look of the boots, then the boots should have remained in the store window display case...

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Is Your Heart Set On An Antique Engagement Ring?

Is Your Heart Set On An Antique Engagement Ring?

by: Alex Miller

As Mark Twain said “Let us not be too particular; it is better to have old secondhand diamonds than none at all.” And don’t we all agree?
Antique engagement rings have become all the rage in recent years, particularly with famous brides like Madonna, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Camilla Parker-Bowles all sporting vintage-inspired engagement rings.
We have the Victorians to thank for introducing the diamond engagement ring as THE ring to wear and many of those early designs are now being copied and updated for today’s modern fiancee. But before you rush out and buy that to-die-for antique engagement ring, there are a few things to keep in mind.
Tips when choosing an antique engagement ring
The settings used in the manufacture of m...

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Big Fine Women

Big Fine Women

by: Ed Williams

Sometimes those of us of the male persuasion don’t like to admit things that we hold deep inside for fear that we’ll be made fun of. All of you men out there know exactly what I mean – if we admit we like to burp loudly, then we’re accused of being savages, therefore we can never admit to it. That also goes for a lot of other things that we like to do, but, if I write about any of them here this column will never be published, so don‘t even think about asking me what they are...

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Times Are Changing for Woman Entrepreneurs

Times Are Changing for Woman Entrepreneurs

by: Dr. Pirjo Friedman D.D.S.

Although the definition of an entrepreneur, “One who undertakes to conduct an enterprise assuming full control and risk.” is not gender specific, it is no wonder that most entrepreneurs are men. Because women tend to undertake the greater share of raising children and keeping the house together, many women simply do not have the time to start a business!
As a woman entrepreneur, and the current President of the Women Entrepreneurs of Canada, (WEC), I have had the opportunity to take a close look at the issues that female business owners face. At a recent international women’s conference in Glasgow, the Bank of Scotland presented some of its research. According to the bank, women business owners tend to:

under-c...

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The History of Ugg Boots

The History of Ugg Boots

by: William Siebler

From Australia’s Official Dictionary: The Macquarie Concise Dictionary – ug boot / Australian 100% merino sheepskin lined boot. Also called ugh boot , ugg boot.
Did you know that Australian Sheepskin Ug boots have always been called Ug, Ugh or Ugg boots and have been made in Australia for almost 200 years? “We always called them Uggs, Smith says, “long before it was a trademarked brand.” Brian Smith, Founder UGG Holdings, Inc. Los Angeles Magazine October 1st, 2001.
The Ug Boot Story
The original Ug Boot. “Ug,” (also spelled “Ugg” and “Ugh” in Australian dictionaries) is not a brand name but an age old generic term for this style of Australian-made sheepskin boot. In Aussie slang, the Ug name is short for “ugly...

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Cosmeceuticals: The New Wave in Skin Care Solution

Cosmeceuticals: The New Wave in Skin Care Solutions

by: Christina Iacovelli

Cosmeceuticals are the new wave in skin care. They are topical cosmetic-pharmaceutical hybrids intended to enhance the health and beauty of the skin. Skin is the largest organ in the body, both by weight and surface area. In adults, the weight of your skin accounts for about 16% of your total body weight. The skin separates the internal environment from the external. It is essential to protect and preserve the skin for your own personal health and self esteem.
Cosmetic skin care products only serve to cleanse and beautify. As opposed to cosmetics, cosmeceuticals will alter the structure and function of the skin. Let’s take a look at some of the ingredients and the science behind why they work.
Centella Asiatica...

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Looking For Womens Dress Shoes? Then Online Shoe S

Looking For Womens Dress Shoes? Then Online Shoe Stores Will Have What You Want

by: Bowe Packer

Today finding a womens dress shoe doesn’t have to be the daunting and exhausting store to store hunt. Online shoe stores have brought you the greatest selection of womens shoes without all the drudgery of the mall rat race.
Dress shoes come in a wide variety of colors, shapes, sizes and fashions. Choosing the right pair for any occasion shouldn’t be stressful. The process should be pleasant and fun ultimately leading you to buying the pair of dress shoes you want or need. So stay at home, view shoes online and have them delivered right to your front door.
Understand that shoe stores online make it convenient, cost effective and even fun to shop for womens shoes...

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How to Lose Weight While Gardening

How to Lose Weight While Gardening

by: Candee Stark

Have you ever dreaded the idea of pulling weeds, planting a tree, or pushing a lawn mower around the yard? Does just thinking about it make you sweat? I am sure the majority of are nodding your heads in agreement.
What I am about to suggest only takes a slight change in your thinking and a bit of planning and you can learn how to lose weight and get in better shape while gardening this year. For those of you that are already gardeners, you know that gardening is one of the best ways to get exercise because it involves all of the muscle groups in your body.
Like I mentioned earlier, we only need to change the way you think about outside chores. See I am falling into the trap too, I just called them chores...

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Romance for Every Day of the Month

Romance for Every Day of the Month

by: Nicole Dean

My girlfriends and I were talking. We decided that we needed to teach the men in our lives this phrase “Romance does not equal money.” The men I’ve talked with have been frightened off by television and movies and believe that romance is something outside of their budget. They are wrong. Romance does not equal money! Although an occasional diamond necklace or expensive dinner is appreciated, it is truly the day to day affection that builds romance and love.
I don’t know about you, but when I think of the most romantic and breathtaking stories that girlfriends discuss over coffee, we don’t talk about flying off to Europe or drinking the most expensive champagne...

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Star Sapphire Diffused, Information And Facts

Star Sapphire Diffused, Information And Facts

by: www.kaisilver.com

Diffused Star Sapphire, Is This A Real Sapphire?
This is a most commonly asked question relating to the diffused star sapphire. We will answer this question right away, before going into details of the diffusion process. The gemstone used to make a diffused star sapphire is a sapphire. The diffusion process is done on the surface of the sapphire gemstone and could extend to around a millimeter into the gemstone. The process is done to create the star effect on the gemstone and the gemstone is then called a diffused star sapphire.
The sapphire gemstone is extremely hard and measures 9 on the Moh’s scale of hardness...

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