Should Real men do housework?

May 28th, 2015
SHOULD REAL MEN DO HOUSEWORK? By Richmond Acheampong Though we live in the new millennium, studies show that women continue to do a majority of the household chores. Since the 1950s, the mainstream of thinking has not shifted significantly from women being responsible for housework. One reason for this lack of change can be attributed to male stereotypes in the media. It is not masculine to clean; have you ever seen the Terminator washing dishes or James Bond clean floors? In the ...
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Ho-Ho-Holiday Gift Baskets

May 21st, 2015
With Christmas gift baskets, there is no need to brave the mall at the last minute. They are sure to stand out under the tree, and to be a unique and memorable gift. When we think of gift giving, Christmas is probably the holiday that comes to mind first for most people. Thanks to the Internet, it.s possible to do most (or even all) your shopping online. Not only can you shop in your pajamas from the comfort of your living room, but you don.t need to brave the weather or try to find a ...
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Love, Uncles, and Etymology

May 18th, 2015
Thwack! . . . Thwack! . . . Thwack! Steven Arthur Mills slapped the marble desk in front of Roseville High School’s science class with a yardstick. All eyes suddenly fastened on him. He sensed that we were getting bored with learning, and he wasn’t about to let that happen. Black-framed glasses highlighted my uncle’s hearty face. Wispy white hair topped his head. He was mild-mannered and excessively polite, but when teaching, he was a wild-eyed scientist, a natural showman, who taught ...
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10 Things You Can Do Now To Prepare For Hurricane Season

May 13th, 2015
The 2005 hurricane season is right around the corner and runs for six months from June 1, 2005 to November 30, 2005. According to a recent survey from the National Hurricane Survival Initiative, the residents in hurricane prone states -- from Maine to Texas -- aren't anywhere near prepared for what they might face. Here are 10 quick tips to help you prepare. 1. During the off season is the time to stock up on supplies -- batteries, water and non-perishable food. If you wait until a hurricane is ...
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The Storm

May 12th, 2015
Once, as a child, we were dead center (or so it seemed) of a really severe electrical storm; with sounds so loud the affect was a bit more like explosions on our nerves. Though, thankfully, all the family was home; family couldn't even have kept us safe. We gathered around the kitchen table, praying first then trying to find ways to entertain each other so as to distract from all the noise. And, of course, everything within the house had been turned off and unplugged, except the kitchen light ...
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The Desired Effect of Music On Child

May 11th, 2015
To get your kids to listen to child music is a powerful way to enhance the time your kids play with toys. Perhaps you are thinking of buying music to enhance your child’s play space. You might be asking: What music should I buy for my child? Hopefully once you’ve read the following article, you can be much better prepared to shop for your child. Not only will your money be better spent, but you’ll see better results from your children as well. We can look at this issue in three parts: 1) ...
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Traditional Anniversary Gifts Year by Year for One Hundred Years

May 5th, 2015
It’s impossible to remember what gift is traditional for each anniversary. This article is perfect to print out or post on your website for easy reference,please keep my site links complete with this article. Plus gift ideas for each anniversary makes it easy, you’ll never miss getting the perfect anniversary gift again. The traditional gift for the first anniversary is paper. An addition of the newspaper from the year you were married, an old edition of a classic book like •Gone ...
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Considering Daycare? Consider the Pros and Cons.

May 3rd, 2015
When you’re a parent it’s a difficult decision to know whether to send your child to daycare or not. We have provided many of the pros and cons of sending your child to daycare for your consideration. In our opinion, nothing replaces the day-to-day interaction that you can provide with your child. We also believe that some interaction with other children either through occasional daycare, part-time, or through play-groups and other educational learning programs are invaluable. We also ...
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Birthday Party Photo Tips - How to Make Yours Truly Stand Out

April 27th, 2015
How many of the birthday party pictures you've seen are kept just because they are of someone's birthday, not because it is inherently a terrific photograph? When was the last time you heard anyone exclaim: •THIS IS REALLY A GREAT BIRTHDAY PHOTO?” Can you say… NEVER? And yet, birthday parties are happening ALL THE TIME. You would think that "practice makes perfect," wouldn’t you; but in this case... uh-uh, it apparently doesn’t. So, here we are, with another important birthday ...
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Spring Maintenance Tips

April 25th, 2015
NEWS RELEASE Contact: Jordan Walt (503) 653-8287 A.I.C. Insurance Agency Offers Spring Maintenance Tips to Protect Your Home Milwaukie, OR February 1, 2005 – A home is one of life’s most important investments. Keeping it properly maintained can help reduce the risk of a loss and help ensure the safety and well being of friends and family. Just in time for spring, AIC Insurance Agency and Travelers, a leading provider of auto and homeowners insurance, offer these maintenance tips to ...
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