Child Rearing Tips for First-Time Parents

February 11th, 2013

Parenting can be an imposing task, especially for first-time mothers and fathers. Luckily there's a wealth of information from parents and experts around the world. Here are a few tips to help you raise the best kids you can and for your children to make the most out of your parenting. NegotiateThis is key to remember with kids of all ages. All children want things, often at...


How to Donate to Charity

November 26th, 2012

If you're feeling extra generous and would like to start making a difference in peoples' lives, there's no better way to do it than to donate to a charity. Even if you don't have the financial means to donate money, you can still donate your time and effort. Here are a few do's and don'ts for donating money, as well as a few ideas for other donations, according to Health...


Spread Positive Energy By Showing Courtesy Every Day

November 13th, 2012

Courtesy has innumerable benefits for you and everyone that you come into contact with, whether it's establishing a good relationship or spreading positive energy. Throughout your day, there are numerous ways to be courteous - here are a few that you may want to keep in mind. Holding the door Holding the door is a small gesture that may seem like common sense, but sometimes...


Knowledge Bound - Different Kinds of Dictionaries

October 16th, 2012

With the digital age and the information superhighway right at our fingertips, we may forget that there's a slew of book-bound knowledge sitting on our shelves. Before the internet and its infinitely-capable search engines, there were dictionaries. These exhaustive collections of information are at the heart of knowledge and still remain trusty sources (in case of a power...


Great Ways to Mark Breast Cancer Month

October 1st, 2012

According to, nearly 12 percent of women will develop invasive breast cancer throughout the course of their lives. While breast cancer is prevalent, so is America's willingness to fight it. Here are a few ways you can mark Breast Cancer Awareness month this October. Schedule a mammogram The only way to fight breast cancer is to know if you have it, and the...


How To Help Your Children Become Star Students

August 30th, 2012

Your children may have the wit and intuition to get high marks in their classes, but sometimes they need assistance to maximize their potentials. Becoming a star student not only requires natural intelligence, but the proper discipline, organization and other means of support from parental figures. If you're looking to help your kids develop into the scholastic superstars...


How To Plan a Successful Family Reunion

August 13th, 2012

Holidays and birthday parties are great times to catch up with family, but often you can't get everyone together due to other obligations and people living far away. A family reunion allows you to set a date that everyone can mark on their calendars and prepare for. Such a large-scale party takes careful planning, however - here are a few tips for pulling it off.Picking the...


The History of Friendship Day

August 3rd, 2012

Human beings are social creatures who thrive on interpersonal connections with others. While family is an important part of how we first engage with the world, the bonds we forge outside of the family unit allow us to expand our horizons and become better equipped to meet new challenges. It's only fitting then that friends, who occupy such an invaluable role in our lives, have...


Great Business Ideas for a Small Town

July 30th, 2012

One of the benefits of moving to a small town is that there are fewer areas of commerce, which grants you the opportunity to capitalize by starting your own business. Here are a few business ideas that might make you a pretty penny while flexing your entrepreneurial prowess. Coffee shop No matter where you go in the U.S., coffee is the beverage of choice. While there are...


How To Build Your Family Tree

July 25th, 2012

Building a family tree is the ultimate scavenger hunt. It's a great project to undertake with your fellow family members in order to uncover your lineage, geneology and interesting factoids about your ancestors. Each new find will add a new chapter to the narrative of your heritage. The quest can go on for as long as you wish - whether it's a several decades into the past or...