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Tips for Throwing a Cocktail Party

July 11th, 2013

Having guests over to socialize with a few drinks and some tasty finger food can seem daunting, but these tips may help reduce the stress and increase the fun. The drinks These are most likely going to be the most popular aspects of your cocktail party, but certain guests may have specific cocktails in mind. Luckily, there are common ingredients in many...

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Volunteer Opportunities That Retirees Should Consider

July 9th, 2013

Whether your retirement is on the horizon or you're already in the midst of your golden years, there's only so much traveling and time spent with your family you can do before you realize that you have plenty of free time on your hands that you don't know what to do with! Staying active is a key part to enjoying your retirement, and now that you have extra time to...

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Helen Keller: A Disability Activist and a Pioneer for Equal Rights

June 24th, 2013

When times get tough, you should turn to stories of people who had to overcome tremendous adversity to help put your own problems into perspective. For example, while you may have learned about Helen Keller in school, chances are you may have forgotten many of the things you were told years ago. If so, you should learn more about this important historical icon who has served...

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The Inspirational Tales of Paul Bunyan

June 21st, 2013

If you're even a casual peruser of American folklore, chances are you've encountered the story of the lumberjack Paul Bunyan. Arguably the most famous figure of American folk tales, Bunyan is known for being a symbol of strength, hard work, determination and a will to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles, according to the website American Folklore. While...

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Cindy And Scarlett - Heroic Mother Cats

June 17th, 2013

Too many people immediately think of Lassie or Gentle Ben when presented with the notion of heroic animals. However, cats have also been known to heroically rescue their loved ones from harm when the occasion calls for it. Especially when it comes to mother cats protecting their newborns. Take for example, Cindy, the feral cat from Florida who reportedly hurled herself in the...

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How to Make Your Own Candles

June 17th, 2013

Are you looking for a new gift idea? Handmade tea candles are an impressive yet simple feat, and they can be made several at a time. It's also a pleasant way to spend a rainy day. Candles make great presents for professors, coworkers and other acquaintances, since most people tend to enjoy the decoration, even if they don't end up burning them. Read more to learn how to make a...

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Great Wedding Favor Ideas

June 5th, 2013

On your big day, your nearest and dearest come to celebrate the beginning of the next chapter in your life. They humbly look on as you walk down the aisle and say your nuptial vows, and while you may be the center of attention, they play a large role in creating the warm and intimate atmosphere. You can show your gratitude for their attendance by issuing wedding favors. Here...

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How to Start a Blog

June 4th, 2013

The word "blog," an abbreviation of "web log," became a recognized word in the past decade. Blogging is a fun way to share your thoughts, improve your online presence and advance your writing skills. But before you start blogging, here are some things you should consider working on.Brainstorm a topic To give your blog direction and keep it from being...

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Tips for Learning to Play a Musical Instrument

May 8th, 2013

It's fairly common for people to assert that they have no musical abilities, but for many this isn't true - they just haven't had the opportunity to learn to play an instrument. With some practice, you may soon be on your way to dazzling friends and family with your newfound skills.Choosing your instrument There are dozens of instruments to choose from, but it may...

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Two Inspirational Tales of Random Acts of Kindness

May 2nd, 2013

With the mainstream medium inundated with negative news stories, it's easy to get an unfavorable impression of humanity. Fortunately there are many out there who strive to make others smile through their willingness to engage in selfless acts. Here are two inspirational instances where goodness is the underlying theme. Bicycle assistance Sometimes the most inspiring acts are...

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