You Cannot Go Wrong With A Chocolate Gift

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Excerpt: Life provides all too many occasions to purchase gifts for family members and friends. We celebrate with the ones we love for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, the birth of babies, graduations and many other significant events. Don't get me wrong, I love to celebrate with people. I love being a part of people's lives and walking with them through life's best moments. Sometimes, however, it gets stressful trying to find appropriate gifts to bless your friends and family with. I have recently learned something that has liberated my stress about gift giving: a chocolate gift is always the perfect gift. I...

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Am I Wanted

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Excerpt: Am I wanted? Does anyone need me? Have you ever asked these questions to yourself? If no, you are a very lucky person. Let us talk more on this subject. We all have our self-esteem. Along with our self-esteem, we also have a desire that someone should need us. That someone should want us. A mother is delighted when her children come shouting to her and ask for food. As the children grow up, they become self-reliant and move away. The mother is no longer wanted by them for anything. This creates a vacuum in her life, that she tries...

How to throw a Poker game in your Home without your wife finding out

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Excerpt: It is not uncommon for a man to want to have a night out with the boys, maybe play a little poker. It is also not uncommon to have the plans of men thwarted by their wives. To help with this problem I am telling you the secrets about how to have some harmless fun at home without the wife catching on. The best way to get rid of the wife so you can have a little “Man Time” is the easiest but most expensive way to do it. For her birthday you get her and one of her friends...

Fork Lift Safety

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Excerpt: A forklift is a motorized work truck that is used to lift and transfer materials by way of large steel “forks” which are inserted underneath a load such as wood, metal, etc. although Forklifts are most commonly used to move loads that are stored on pallets. The forklift was invented in the 1920’s by several different companies including the Clark Material Handling Company. Since then, it has develop into an crucial piece of equipment in most manufacturing and warehousing companies. Forklifts are rated before use in order to determine their maximum carrying capacity and center of gravity. You can find...

Stop the Seduction Factor: Thinking and Time Alone is Good for the Soul

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Excerpt: Cynthia Bull Is it possible to be seduced by society? Yes! In fact, many of us have a vague sense of being mentally seduced, but with no idea of how it happened. All we know is that we're flooded with information, feel a loss of control, and have no time to think about anything anymore. At times, an ominous feeling prevails that narrows our field of mental and emotional vision, leaving us with the impression that “something” or “someone” else controls our master switch, that we no longer guide our own destiny, or that our path is darkened by...

Save an Innocent Life Through Charity Donation – Sponsor a Child!

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Excerpt: An extremely large number of children all around the world are in serious need of help. Sponsoring a child is a great way of helping these poor children live a better life, and by sponsoring a child with a charity donation you will feel a certain warm feeling of satisfaction when you will see that a child which had no hope is now grown-up and happy thanks to your help. A recent research has proven that nowadays once at three seconds a child dies because of the lack of a home, food and water - things that we can't even...

Magazine Subscriptions For Men

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Excerpt: In the 21st century, a growing number of men are becoming interested in different types of magazines. Historically, it was assumed that men were drawn primarily to magazines that were devoted and dedicated to sports. Of course, when it comes to magazine subscriptions for men, sports publications remain at the top of the list. Sports magazines remain very popular with men the world over. In recent years, sports magazines have faced stiff and growing competition from men’s magazines that deal with health and fitness issues. Indeed, over the course of the past two decades, there has been a dramatic increase...

Katrina: Victims For Life?

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Excerpt: There can be no debate about the horror of the World Trade Center attack. No conceivable rational excuse for the criminal destruction of spectacular buildings and thousands of innocent lives can be advanced. It was monstrous; it was deadly; it was immoral. Four years later, the survivors still mourn their loved ones and the world looks to ground zero as the crucial moment when American innocence died. Somehow, the families of those who perished moved on. Several thousand Federal dollars in compensation did not take away the pain but did enable dreams of a life still worth living. Only after...

Fine Print Can Make A Free Trial Expensive

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Excerpt: Consumers often pay the price for not reading the fine print in trial offers for a service, such as a gym membership, a book club, subscription services or travel clubs. Some may forget that it is their responsibility to cancel during the trial if they do not want the product or service. Following these tips from the National Consumers League (NCL)-the nation's oldest consumer advocate-can help: • Avoid trouble early. Potential problems can be avoided if the consumer checks out these details before agreeing to a trial offer: the terms and limitations of the trial offer; the length of the...

Consider Serving In The Army

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Excerpt: Are you nearing high school graduation and are unsure of what to do next or where to go to college? Or perhaps you are unsure if college is really the right next step for you? You should consider the option of serving with the army. Think about all of the ways that your life has been protected and enriched because of the faithful service of men and women in the army. In many nations around the world it is the army that has allowed each country to become all that it is today. Imagine your life without all of the...

The Latest Hairstyle Fashion and Beauty Trends of the Stars of the Red Carpet

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Excerpt: David Maillie As Jonathon of the hit new series Blowout says your hair will make you or break you. No where is this more true then on the red carpet. Sport a great dress or outfit and hair and you will be on the cover of nearly every magazine. Sport a bad hairstyle and be on People’s magazine list of worst dressed and red carpet tragedies. This is why most celebrities have celebrity hairstylists and pay thousands for a cut and style. Some even fly their stylist with them everywhere they go as part of their entourage. A great...

Unique Gift Giving Through Shriners Hospitals

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Excerpt: Those in search of an unforgettable and timeless gift may find an excellent opportunity in a surprising place. In a gesture that gives in more ways than one, you can recognize loved ones and admired role models by naming a physical structure at Shriners Hospitals for Children. Donations may be designated at any of the 22 Shriners Hospitals. Structures include buildings, wings, hospital rooms and other major public or patient areas. Shriners Hospitals for Children-Twin Cities was the first hospital to have a donation designated under these guidelines. The donor, the Kerry and Linda Killinger Foundation, donated $1 million in...

Influence of Television on a Person

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Excerpt: In the twenty first century technology is developing very fast. Advanced technological wonders still surprise us and make us wanting more and more comfort that they create. One of them is television that became popular all over the world now and there is no country, region or village where people don’t know what a TV is. It is also considered that Television has both advantages and disadvantages and for one it is very difficult to decide what to watch and if to watch at all. Certainly, television is the main source of information. Daily people listen and watch a short...

Facial Hair As It Is Found In Cultures Around The World

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Excerpt: Facial hair is a secondary sex characteristic in human males. Most men develop facial hair in puberty. Many women also have some facial hair, especially after menopause, though typically much less than men. Eyebrows and eyelashes are also grown by both sexes of all ages. Male pogonotrophy (the growing of facial hair; beardedness) is often culturally associated with wisdom and virility. Many men style their facial hair into beards, moustaches, goatees or sideburns. However, many others completely shave their facial hair. A man's facial hair, especially short hairs that were missed in shaving, is often referred to as whiskers, although...

The Cause Of Global Warming. Is It You?

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Excerpt: We know the Earth is getting warmer. The International Panel on Climate Change predicts a global temperature rise of about 5C by the end of this century. That’s enough for major changes. Like in rising seawater levels, in food production and rainfall. Knowing why we are in this fix is the first step to doing something about it. Yes, that’s you and me. There are four levels at which to understand the cause of global warming. * The mechanics of global warming * What we do * Our beliefs and values, and * Natural cycles, involving the sun The mechanics...

Are Drug Addicts Victims Or Criminals?

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Excerpt: This article is about people who are addicted to illegal drugs, not people who become addicted to prescription drugs that were originaly prescribed by a licensed physician for a legitimate reason. According to most defense attorneys, politicians, religious leaders, Hollywood celebrities and Democrats as well as many prosecutors and judges and as well as a large part of the American public who have been brainwashed by the "politically correct arbitrators", drug addicts are victims. As far as I am concerned, that is a bunch of hogwash. Drug addicts are most definitely criminals. Not only are they criminals, they are as...

Shriners' Oldest Poster Boy

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Excerpt: Although comedian and actor Pat Morita has passed away, his influence on Shriners Hospitals for Children will continue to live on. Morita, perhaps best known for his role of Mr. Miyagi in "The Karate Kid" movies, was an active supporter of Shriners Hospitals throughout his life. Now his family has established the "Pat Morita Memorial Fund" of SHC in his honor. Morita was born in California on June 28, 1932, and his connection with Shriners Hospitals began at a young age. When Morita was 2 years old, he was afflicted with spinal tuberculosis and his family was told he would...

Trouble finding that last minute gift? Here are some tips!

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Excerpt: It’s down to the last minute, crunch time. You procrastinated all week..no, all MONTH long and you still don’t have anything for mother’s day, father’s day or your Aunt’s birthday. What about the office party next week? Or what about your girlfriend??? Here are some tips to analyze your situation and to make the most out of a last minute gift purchase. What does the person like? Sounds pretty simple, doesn’t it? Don’t think in terms of gifts, though. Think in terms of what you know this person likes to use, do, read or cook with. Do they have a...

Weaving the Brokenness – Healing the Wound of Mother Abandonment

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Excerpt: My daughter puts her arms around me, her brown eyes soft and beckoning. Her rounded belly and motherly curves rest against me, and for a moment I choke up. She is pregnant with a girl baby whose middle name will be Joy like mine. She will be my first grand-daughter, and my second grandchild. I was named Joy by my great-grandmother, Blanche, the mother of my grandmother Lulu, who spent much of her childhood living with Blanche’s mother. When Lulu was a young woman, she abandoned her daughter Josephine. Josephine abandoned me when I was four years old, leaving me...

Who Is Selfish?

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Excerpt: Who is not selfish in this world? Are all of us selfish? Do we always think of ourselves first? Will you call me selfish even if I donate a large part of my earnings? When will you call me a selfish person, and when will you say that I am not selfish? For that which qualities are needed in me? One more question - is selfishness bad always? Could the world have gone so forward if people were not selfish? Selfishness and selflessness, these two words can make us think about our society, our values, the world in bigger perspective,...

The Automatic Champion

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Excerpt: “Babe” Didrickson Zaharias was a phenomenal athlete. This Texan ran, jumped, rode horses, and played basketball and baseball—with tremendous flair. In the Olympic tryouts in 1932, she won five first places in track and field events. In the games of that year in Los Angeles, she won a gold medal in the women’s 80 meter hurdles, a gold medal in the javelin throw, and a silver medal in the high jump. After the Olympics, Zaharias turned to golf. Although she started from scratch, she won the National Women’s Amateur and the British Women’s Amateur. The press hailed her as a...

The Unique Season Of Autumn

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Excerpt: There is nothing like autumn. For me, no season quite compares to the beauty and pleasure I experience each year as summer turns into autumn. There are many reasons to love the season of autumn. One of the biggest is the beauty of the season. If you were privileged to grow up in an area that had a true autumn, then you know all about the way the colors of the earth move from bright greens to the mixture of tones that is golden, orange, red, and burgundy. You know that the colors begin to change slowly, as if they...

Making Your MySpace Profile Stand Out From the Crowd

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Excerpt: There is little doubt that MySpace has taken the internet world by storm. The ability for members to make friends and displays their interest, hobbies and statistics (age, location etc.) has seen the site soar to one of the most popular websites on the internet. It is suggested that the total number of MySpace members will soon be approaching 100 million; which is why it can be great fun to customize your own profile page to stand out from the crowd. You may have noticed from browsing friends profiles that many opt to display large images or videos on the...

Start A Crusade To Help Difficult People

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Excerpt: Countless sad songs have been dedicated to lonely people who can’t seem to cope up with the world. A hit song in the seventies lamented that “sometimes it feels like you and me against the world.” For all we know, it might be that most of us think the whole world is against us in some way or another. Difficult people are among the lonely. In their inability to cope with their surroundings, they are often avoided by other people. But in their need for acceptance, they force themselves to be acknowledged by others. The conflicts that result make them...

Catch Up With A Past Classmate

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Excerpt: After going to school with your classmates for four or even twelve years, it’s hard to imagine ever losing touch. Once you graduate though and realize that everyone is going off to their own schools, jobs or travels it becomes heartbreakingly clear that staying close will be hard. Losing contact with your classmates is unbelievably easy to do even when by accident. It’s taken most of my friends about ten years to figure out that they left so many people behind. The thing that’s said most about this is not to worry. Frankly, growing apart is just another one of...

Preparing For A Natural Disaster, Terrorists Attack Or Bird Flu Pandemic

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Excerpt: How prepared are you? Will you be like thousands of others and wait until the last minute to stock up on food and water? Do you even have a working flashlight in your home or auto? As we have clearly seen, waiting until it is too late does not work. Grocery stores run out, gas stations run dry and we certainly can’t depend on the government to help. You need to start planning today, preparing for the unexpected so that you and your family can survive. Official sources always recommend having a 72 hour or 3 day kit. While it...

What Al Qaeda Will Never Understand About The Katrina Disaster

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Excerpt: There are rumors that Bin Laden and his minions are sitting around laughing at the spectacle of the mighty United States bungling the relief efforts for the Gulf Coast. It is certainly ironic, and would be laughable if not for the tragedy it caused, that for disasters anywhere in the world, cargo planes laden with relief supplies are in the air in a matter of hours and ships change course instantaneously to bring aid and comfort, yet it takes us more than a week to reach our own victims. The terrorists will never see, nor ever comprehend, the real story....

How To Make A Home-Made Mother's Day Card

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Excerpt: Easy Photo Card We all have them, photos of our kids. Well grab some construction paper or card stock, a photo and some glue and make this adorable little card. You will need construction paper or card stock photo scissors glue glitter sheer ribbon What you do Fold paper or card stock in half to create a card. Have your child write their greeting inside the card FIRST. Cut photo out in a heart shape. Glue photo to the front of the card, center it and put it high enough to allow space for the bow at the bottom. Lay...

Homeless Youths Are Finding A Home And Hope

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Excerpt: A program committed to helping young people make the transition from homelessness and hopelessness to stability and success is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Each year, more than one million young people under age 21 find themselves homeless in the United States. Many are runaways, throwaways (young people asked to leave home) or youths who have aged out of the foster care system. For these homeless youths, life on the streets means not knowing where or when they will get another meal. Often, life on the streets can lead to more dangerous and damaging activities such as drug abuse, gang affiliation,...

Locating a child daycare

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Excerpt: Day care also called a crиche in Queen's English, means child being taken care of by a person who is not a parent or guardian of the child. Day care is also termed childcare in some countries. Day care is not only an issue about proper care of your child it becomes sensitive too. Your small child is away from you and being taken care of by third person. Obviously, you have to be careful while selecting day care center for your child. Location plays a vital role in selecting the day care center. You have to drop your child...

In Search Of The First Ever Amazing Women Of The Year

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Excerpt: Are you a woman who holds the secrets to success in maintaining a healthy home and work life balance? If so, you could be one of the first ever Swiffer Amazing Women of the Year! Swiffer, the revolutionary cleaning system, has partnered with supermodel Cindy Crawford in a nationwide search to find everyday women who are making amazing contributions to their communities. From the multi-tasking mom who finds time to run the PTA and her own online business, to the neighbor who organizes a charity walk-a-thon each year, the Swiffer Amazing Women of the Year campaign wants to publicly recognize...

Retro Toys – Who’s Buying Them?

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Excerpt: The shelves are packed with toys with a cross generational appeal, but which demographic is buying most? As Christmas looms ahead, thoughts move towards the hottest toys this year and parents steel themselves in the annual slog to make sure they get the sought after merchandise. And so do a lot of grown men. The recent trend for retro toys has had an impact on the sort of shopper we find in toy stores and online. A two tier market has developed, stimulated by an increase in retro culture. The TV schedules and multiplexes are filled with remakes – The...

Criminal Background Check Get it Quickly Online

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Excerpt: How often have you been searching for a phone number or address and seen an advertisement for a criminal background check? This tool that was once available only to law enforcement officials is now available to anyone who is willing to pay for it. Think it’s all a bogus ploy for money? Think again. Criminal background checks can be used by businesses and individuals for a variety of purposes. Some of those reasons are commonly understood. A daycare, school or after-school program will likely run criminal background checks to be sure that workers have no history of child molestation. While...

How to Concentrate in 4 Magic Steps

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Excerpt: One of the main problems that deter a person's success is their lack of concentration. Lapses encourage disturbances to get in the way and stall progress. If ones wishes to proceed on their road to success, it is imperative they learn how to concentrate. Here, we show you some easy to learn exercises that are easy to implement. 1) Silence or Noise: Most people cannot concentrate when it is too noisy, but others work better with music or others in the midst of a crowded room. If you are not aware as yet what best suits you, then try out...

If You Get Paid, Your Work Is Not Done

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Excerpt: If you are one of the 156 million workers in America who gets a paycheck, it may pay to take part in a new online payroll survey. The "Getting Paid In America" survey, sponsored by the American Payroll Association, gives America's workers more than just a chance to win a free paycheck and a trip to Las Vegas. It also gives them a chance to weigh in on important payroll issues that affect everyone who receives a paycheck. Challenges presented by an increasingly competitive global economy are forcing corporate America to look at new technologies and processes designed to improve...

Electronic Discovery – Why aren’t more law firms using it

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Excerpt: As the technology age creeps upon us and forces us reevaluate our personal lives in everything that we do, the same can be said for how lawyers practice. Partners who have been tied to their pen and paper presentations are now being confronted with a phenomenon that has started to pick up speed since the early 90’s - Electronic Discovery Requests. In the general practice of law, opposing counsels will ask for relevant and pertinent data from each other under the aegis of full disclosure. But what happens when this information is contained on someone’s computer, more specifically an email,...

Choosing A Theme For Your Next Event

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Excerpt: One important aspect of event planning is choosing a theme for your party or gathering. Unless you are planning a wedding or a baby shower, the theme might not be obvious. The theme can be anything you choose, but it's important to remember your guests' comfort and therefore plan with that in mind. It's wise to have a theme that all guests can easily adapt to. Having to go out and purchase a new outfit or rent an elaborate costume is a burden for some people, and attending an event should be something that people look forward to. One theme...

Backgammon Rules: Learn How to Play Backgammon

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Excerpt: The board game backgammon is one of the most ancient games known to man. It is believed that early variations of the game were played in Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and Ancient Rome. Since then, the game has evolved, changed several names and spread to different parts of the world. It is currently a popular pastime all over the US, East Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. In order to play backgammon all you need is a partner, two dice and a special backgammon board with checkers. The backgammon board is divided into two sides with each one is the mirror...

Criminal Record – Stigma For Life

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Excerpt: If you've ever been convicted of a crime, no matter how small, you know the stigma that you carry with you because of that conviction. Unfortunately, even something as minor as a shoplifting charge or disorderly conduct conviction can make life difficult in so many areas. Probably the area where a criminal record has the most impact is in applying for and getting a job. While there are laws against discrimination, and yes, not hiring somebody because of a past criminal offence is considered discrimination, these laws are constantly being broken and are almost impossible to prove. If you look...

Power Cells As Alternative To Oil

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Excerpt: As oil and gasoline prices rise, much hay is being made regarding the possibilities of power cells as a solution to our oil addictions. Here’s a basic primer on power cells. Power Cells As Alternative To Oil More than a few politicians have argued that power cells have the potential to cure all our energy problems. They argue power cells offer clean, efficient alternatives to the gasoline and oil burning combustion engine we all use in our vehicles. They also argue that switching to power cells will go a long way to dealing with global warming issues since this form...

Permeability – One Of The Benefits Of Natural Lime Based Plasters

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Excerpt: As Humans we have three skins. First, our fleshly skin which is breathable. It transpires. Takes in moisture and lets out moisture. Our skin which is the largest organ of our body is a marvelous creation, and one we need to learn from. Our skin offers us protection and comfort. It offers us comfort precisely because of its ability to breathe. Our second covering is our clothing. Again our clothing which offers us protection and comfort is breathable. As a rule people do not prefer wearing plastic or vinyl but rather natural fibers because they breathe. Our Third environment is...

Why Did We Lose The Vietnam War?

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Excerpt: How is it that we lost the Vietnam War? We the most powerful military in the world’s history, with technology that far exceeds all other countries and made mince meat of several other and larger countries in wars before this? Well I sure can’t believe it and frankly it makes me mad. I have some ideas of why it went so badly over there and that is what I want to talk about in this article. The Vietnam War was a sort of humanitarian assistance program that slowly drew us into a war that we weren’t expecting. We were trying...

A Sneaker Evolution

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Excerpt: Those shoes that you just can’t live without, that you use for working out, doing yard work, walking, running or just hanging out – the sneaker – has a fascinating history. The sneaker has been around since the 1800s when the Industrial Revolution took hold on America and rubber began being produced. Sneakers were once called plimsolls when they were first made in the 1800s as a plain rubber soled shoe. Goodyear, now a tire manufacturer, began as a rubber shoe company and in 1892 introduced Keds Т to the world. The word “sneaker” was also introduced to the world...

How Do You Know If Your Charity Wristbands Donation Is Getting Where It Should?

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Excerpt: You might have seen your friends and other people wearing colorful wristbands. After all they have become a great sight and an evolving fashion trend as well. But do you know that they are actually available in large numbers as charity wristbands? And as you buy charity wristbands , all the money that you spend on them goes straight for the charity that the band is supporting. But the matter of the fact is how do you know if your charity wristbands donation is getting where it should? Can they be really trusted? Before we discuss this major aspect of...

Non-Resolutions

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Excerpt: I’ve never liked the idea of New Year’s Resolutions. If you make them, you feel that you are somehow accountable, and what if you don’t live up? Who’s keeping score anyway? It could be the most unrelenting taskmaster of all. On a very real level, the worst person you ever want to disappoint is yourself. Maybe that is why I don’t like New Year’s Resolutions. Despite the fact that I don’t like them and I invariably refuse to make them, the New Year is nevertheless a time to reflect, to think about where you’ve been in the past year and...

Music Teachers Team Up To Feed Hungry Children

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Excerpt: Tune in to a rewarding charity. The World's Largest Concert (WLC) is a musical performance in March celebrating Music In Our Schools Month. This year, the organizer of the event, MENC: The National Association for Music Education, is collaborating with Feed The Children (FTC), an international nonprofit relief organization that delivers food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to children and families who lack these essentials due to famine, war, poverty, or natural disaster. Before children can learn music, they must have the most basic of life's necessities, such as food, clean water and health care. That's why MENC is working...

Signed Ji-Sung Park Man United Shirt Being Given Away For Charity

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Excerpt: Few have not heard of Ji-Sung Park, the Korean superstar dubbed the “Shaggy Haired-One” of UK Premiership team Manchester United. Park rose to international stardom in 2002, scoring goals against England and France during international friendlies in May, preceding the World Cup of 2002. During the World Cup, he scored the winning goal in South Korea's match against Portugal . His first professional contract was at J-League's Kyoto Purple Sanga in 2000, and he was the first Korean footballer ever to go straight to the J-League without going through the K-League. He was arguably the most influential player of the...

Malpractice Claims, High Insurance Costs. Force Doctors To Shut Their Doors

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Excerpt: A growing number of doctors are limiting the medical services they provide, or leaving their practices altogether, for fear of malpractice lawsuits. That's because the increasingly large awards in malpractice cases are translating into unaffordable insurance premiums for many doctors and hospitals. Even if doctors choose to stay in business, some are relocating to states with laws that provide better malpractice protection. For patients, this may mean not having access to the health care they need, particularly in high-risk pregnancy or brain injury cases. "It didn't really matter if I did anything wrong or how good a doctor I was...

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