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You Can Say No to Work at Home Job Offers: Here’s Why!

There are so many work at home job offers out there. You may have received emails from companies with opportunities. While they sound great, they could be scams. Or they could be asking you to do a lot of work for very little pay. If you took them up, you’d be working all hours of the day or night to make half of your monthly income. It’s important to say no to job offers. Yes, you really can say no. Here’s why you should consider it. You Already Have Enough Work You don’t want to take on too much[...]

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6 Signs Your Child Is Being Bullied Somewhere

Bullying affects children of all ages. It can leave psychological scars until they are much older, and even lead to mental illnesses and self-harm. It happens in schools, at clubs and even online. It’s so important to keep an eye out for the signs that your child is being bullied, as she is not that likely to come and talk to you about it. Here are six signs that your child is being bullied. She Wants to Avoid School Many children don’t like school and don’t see the point in it, but you know it is just the fact[...]

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Getting Children to Help With Your Work Tasks

Is it possible to get children to help with your work tasks when you work at home? Well, really it depends on the type of work that you do. I know for certain that my daughter can’t help me with mine right now. And she’s not going to be able to help with the writing for a long time. However, as children get older it may be worth getting them involved. Here are a few ideas to get them to help. Ask Them to Design Business Cards/Leaflets Get your children to put their artistic abilities to use by encouraging[...]

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Vital Importance of Baby Talk

Baby talk.  Infant speak.  Call it what you will, but to most of us, the noises that mothers make when ‘talking’ to their babies, be they still in the womb, or relatively newborn, make as much sense as would a foreign language.  There seems little point to it, really, but those mothers know instinctively that there most certainly is. Scientists in Canada conducted research, which point to babies having an innate sense of the rhythmic patterns of speech used by adults when talking to them.  It appears that this sensitivity begins in the womb, well before birth, and furthermore,[...]

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10 Ways to Manage a Child With Brain Tumor

My daughter Ashley Xanthea has a type of brain tumor known as Craniopharyngioma. I wish to explain it in simple terms. It is non-cancerous, but its strategic location in the brain makes it rare and life-threatening. The brain tumor pressed jointly the optic nerves which caused partial but permanent blindness, the pituitary gland that caused retarded growth and the thyroid gland that increased cholesterol levels. It also caused diabetes and high blood pressure.  This type of brain tumor could either be solid or cystic. Cystic means it has two components, the solid portion and the liquid part. The solid part is[...]

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Glorious History of Ice Cream

What could be tastier than a portion of creamy, cool, utterly wicked ice-cream, a most heavenly of foods that indeed has been with us for at least 1500 years, ancient Greeks, in the fifth century, selling fruit and honey mixed into snow cones. Emperor Nero of Rome is reputed to have had people bring him ice from mountain tops, in order that he could combine it with fruit to make refreshing snacks, and the ancient Persian culture,  understanding the physics of storing ice, also enjoyed ice-cream, a frozen dessert these days created from cream, combined with sweeteners flavorings, well[...]

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Glorious History of Ice Cream

What could be tastier than a portion of creamy, cool, utterly wicked ice-cream, a most heavenly of foods that indeed has been with us for at least 1500 years, ancient Greeks, in the fifth century, selling fruit and honey mixed into snow cones. Emperor Nero of Rome is reputed to have had people bring him ice from mountain tops, in order that he could combine it with fruit to make refreshing snacks, and the ancient Persian culture,  understanding the physics of storing ice, also enjoyed ice-cream, a frozen dessert these days created from cream, combined with sweeteners flavorings, well[...]

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150 Years After the Battle, Vicksburg Celebrates the 4th of July

After Decades of Refusing to Do So, Vicksburg is Again Celebrating Independence Day On July 4, 2013, the 150th anniversary of the end of a great Civil War battle fought for possession of the city, Vicksburg, Mississippi celebrated in style. According to the Vicksburg Daily News, the city had an “Independence Day firework extravaganza,” concerts, a “battle of the bands” with one group dressed in Confederate gray and the other in Union blue, and other events “too many to mention.” The News made a point of reporting that “most of Vicksburg was there” for the celebration, and that “a very large[...]

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Game of Thrones Historical Inspirations: Robb Stark

It’s time for another look into the historical inspirations for Game of Thrones. Robb Stark threw me at first. I was thinking of Henry VII, but that was Daenerys. I was thinking too close to the end of the Wars of the Roses, instead of looking to the beginning. The historical inspiration for Robb Stark is from right at the start of the Wars of the Roses, to 18-year-old Edward Plantagenet, son of Richard, Duke of York and Cecily Neville. Most people will know this man as Edward IV of England, which is quite fitting considering Robb Stark was[...]

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Game of Thrones Historical Links: Daenerys Targareyn

This is the second in my series on historical links and inspirations in Game of Thrones. While much of this is based on the TV series, there are some mentions of things that have happened and may happen (based on George R.R. Martin’s hints) in the books. I will warn you now that there may be spoilers for those who haven’t watched all the way to the end of season four and those who have not read the books. My first post about historical inspirations was about Catelyn Stark, who reminds me a lot of my research into Cecily[...]

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Photo-Realistic Pencil genius of Kelvin Okafor

 Middlesex University  graduate of Fine Arts Kelvin Okafor  is a Londoner who has, now  in his late twenties has taken the art world by storm. This is because of his ability to create ultra-realistic portraits of people simply by the creation of photo-quality pencil drawings – extraordinarily detailed pictures which are the end results of an amazing talent – employing nothing more than the graphite within a pencil, and the odd piece of charcoal now and again.  Not that the charcoal often comes into play, by far the largest percentage of the beautiful portrait work he does created, with[...]

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How to Write Useful Articles

Writing articles is an important method of marketing your business if you do it in a correct way. It is one good tool to use to make an effective online presence. The very first thing one should bear in mind when learning to write an article is that it must be a good quality article. The articles you write should have good content. You should never forget the saying ‘content is key’ which is really true. You should also respect and  give value to your readers. Your article has to convey some information that will enable the reader to think about the[...]

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The Wedding Singer Movie – How To Make Glenn A Likable Character And Why The Film Failed?

(Warning for possible spoilers for The Wedding Singer 1998 film, which is about 2 people who thought they were meant to be with other people but who eventually end up getting together due to some circumstances) Julia, the main female character, is engaged to be married to this guy named Glenn. The moment we saw her and Robbie, the title character, meet, we can already tell that they’ll eventually end up together. The question now is how Julia can fall in love with Robbie even though she was all set to get married to Glenn. The challenge for The[...]

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The GM Safety Crisis Continues To Get Worse: Has Your General Motors Vehicle Been Recalled?

The GM Safety Crisis Continues to Get Worse: Has your General Motors (GM) vehicle been recalled? There are a lot of people who do not follow automotive related news. Frankly, it is not that interesting of a subject. My husband, however, is a mechanic. So, checking out the latest and greatest things in the automotive world is something that happens in my house. What I’m about to tell you is not exactly the latest and greatest in the automotive world, but it is important. If you happen to drive a vehicle that was made by GM, you might want[...]

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Top Most Guidelines for Driving Your Car on Highways

If you’re about to take a summer vacation and know that getting to your destination involves lots of driving time spent on the highway, then you could benefit from some safety tips that will assist you in your highway travel: Seat belts While experts caution us that we should wear our seat belts at all times, even if we get into the car for a five minute ride to the store, it is most essential that you remember to wear your seat belt when driving on the highway.  That one of the first things they teach you when you’re[...]

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Tips For Saving Pennies on Gas Mileage

Have you ever decided you did not want to run that errand, take that extra trip back to the store for something you forgot, or go to that birthday party because you did not want to use up your precious gas on it? You are not alone. The unfortunate truth is that gas prices are continuing to rise every single day. In fact, some people who commute a long distance to and from work every day could easily end up spending half of their paycheck just to keep gas in their car! After all, what’s the point in working[...]

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Saving Money When Restoring or Repairing a Vehicle

Restoring a vehicle can be a pretty exciting experience for a mechanic. One of the things most mechanics are going to focus on in this situation is acquiring all of the original parts. Unfortunately, the original parts can be hard to find and expensive depending on what kind of vehicle you are restoring. One of the biggest mistakes people make when they are thinking about restoring cars (or even just fixing them) is that going to an auto parts store or a dealership and purchasing a brand new part is the only option they have. Why does the part[...]

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Gut Parasite from Cats is Cancer Killer

In what could turn out to be a tremendous breakthrough in the fight against cancer, preliminary studies have found that a parasite usually found in cat faeces – a single-cell organism dubbed Toxoplasma gondii – which is happiest within the feline digestive system, has led to a really effective cancer treatment. In laboratory testing, this organism – which has been known to cause illness in infected people and cats – was found to be capable, once genetically mutated, of  eradicating various cancers, including the aggressive melanoma and ovarian varieties. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Centre boffins discovered a method by which they[...]