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4 Online Tools to Empower Teens to Embrace Independence

Your son has entered the dreaded teenage years and you can already see the commencement of his transformation into an adult. Though he may identify himself as being a “mature, young adult”, you know there is much more for him to learn in preparation for the real world. Supporting your teenager in his transition from adolescence into adulthood is about …

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Online Dating Tips

Online dating of course is a huge, huge industry, but also a huge amount of people doing it. And apparently, every one of four couples now has met online first. So that’s pretty. I’m not seeing this actually diminishing, it’s just going to get more and more because, it’s just so damn convenient and at the same time I know …

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Has the Tide Turned In Family Court


Once upon a time, women stayed home, took care of the household and had the primary responsibility for raising children. In the event of a divorce, she would receive support for the children and a specified maintenance award to tide her over until she remarried. Most men were sympathetic figures who were good providers and wanted to stay involved in …

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The Armenian Genocide

The 100th anniversary of the massacre of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire will be commemorated on April 24, and Pope Francis recently referred to it officially as “the first genocide of the 20th century.” History. THIS history is very important to me, personally as it directly relates to my wife and her family. In the 20 years that I’ve been …

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You Can Make a Difference


In countries around the world, children and adults are without clean water or basic education. As Ehsan Bayat has shown through the Bayat Foundation, the lives of these less fortunate people can be greatly improved when people get involved. How to Get Involved? Volunteerism is one way to become involved in helping others. There are volunteer opportunities for people from …

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I must rethink my coffee consumption. Convenience vs environmental sustainability… The guy who invented the K-Cup, John Sylvan, doesn’t even own one “I don’t have one. They’re kind of expensive to use,” Sylvan told The Atlantic. Sylvan isn’t just worried about the negative impact of K-Cups on his wallet. As with plenty of environmental activists, he’s concerned about all those …

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Online Shopping Safety 101


Online shopping is common practice these days. Twenty years ago, the idea of purchasing something online and having it shipped directly to your door via UPS or FedEx might have been a novelty, but in 2015, it’s harder to find someone who hasn’t done some amount of online shopping than it is to find people who have. In fact, Black …

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Speed Dating – Ford Style

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Ford has whipped up a great practical joke for some unsuspecting guys who think they’re on a blind date with a lovely, seemingly shy young lady. Watch this video and see just how deceiving looks can be. Oh and major recognition to to this cool new Ford Mustang GT. I’m really loving what Ford is …

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24 Real Estate Experts Share Secrets On Boosting Home Values On A Budget

I saw this post in my Twitter feed. It came through Guy Kawasaki’s AllTop feed. How to increase your home’s value for $5000 or less [infographic] http://t.co/foPNiGiIvs pic.twitter.com/Hpxxm1aAlQ— Guy Kawasaki (@GuyKawasaki) February 4, 2015 What caught my attention was the title, “24 Real Estate Experts Share Secrets On Boosting Home Values On A Budget”, since my wife and I are …

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