The new year is perfect to make plans for a better you. Make the best of the coming twelve months. Now it’s time to make a plan to keep those fitness resolutions. We have the best of intentions when it’s time to ring in the new year. But here we are, a few weeks into [...]
Waking up early in the morning can be difficult. The alarm goes off and most people’s first thought is something along the lines of, “Not this again…” or “I hate the mornings!” This way of thinking can color your outlook for the rest of the day. Why not start the day with tools or tasks [...]
The ways to have fun with your kids this summer are unlimited. Doing any of these activities together will be a bonding experience and create lifetime memories. 10. Start a collection What are your child’s favorite hobbies? Can you make it into a collection? Coins, stamps, sports cards, rocks, and books are all great collecting [...]
Contributed by Rosemary O’Brien, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru Most people look forward to the day they will walk out of work and never have to return except for the odd lunch with a friend or to pick up that last paycheck.
Contributed by Paul Seaburn, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru While it’s no longer accepted as fact that 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce, it’s still true that divorce can be painful to all parties involved, including children, family, co-workers and friends.
Contributed by Aurora LaJambre, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru As beloved for their limericks and authors as they are for enchanting whiskey, Guinness and 1001 ways to eat potatoes, there are very few things not to love about the Irish.
Contributed by Tim Brugger, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru When you feel comfortable, the world around you takes on a slightly different perspective; usually for the better. Finding a way to stay relaxed in the midst of life’s hectic whirlwind will keep you not only comfortable, but sane to boot.
Contributed by Denise McGill, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru Home health care equipment and supplies give you the convenience and luxury of maintaining your health and caring for your medical needs in the privacy of your own home.
Contributed by Tim Brugger, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru In addition to quality nap time (something many of us still appreciate), finger painting and storytelling, kindergarten is a great place to lay a foundation for learning.
Contributed by Lindsay Shugerman, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru It’s finally here! You’re in college! While you’re busy registering for classes, getting to know your roommates and adjusting to life after high school, be sure to pay attention to some of the great moments you’ll want to remember for years to come. Here are our top [...]
Contributed by Lindsay Shugerman, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru Your faith is an important part of who you are. So it makes sense that when it’s time to select a college, you’d look for a school that reflects your deepest beliefs. So here are our top 10 Christian college search tips to help you find the [...]
Contributed by Lindsay Shugerman, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru Last year, when fall rolled around, you were busy picking classes, stocking up on supplies at the bookstore and making plans for the weekend. In fact, for most of your life, everything has revolved around a school calendar. But then something weird happened. You graduated. (I know, [...]
Contributed by Lindsay Shugerman, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru Starting college is exciting, scary, wonderful and confusing. And sometimes overwhelming, especially when it comes to staying on top of assignments, laundry and your social life. But with a little planning and the right tools, you can keep it all under control. Here are our top 10 [...]
Contributed by Lindsay Shugerman, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru >It used to be that a major career change was something reserved for the midlife crisis years, when minivans were traded for red sports cars and successful executives reinvented themselves as surfboard artists or organic cheese makers.
Contributed by Dave Buesing, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru Protecting your reputation can seem a lot like protecting an invisible friend – you know full well they’re worth your time, but they never really express their gratitude verbally.
Contributed by Cindi Pearce, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru Face it. Our legs and feet take a beating daily, particularly if you work in a field, such as nursing, where walking is required for hours upon hours.
Contributed by Cindi Pearce, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru Some thirty-year-olds act like they’ve got a foot in the grave while there are sprightly octogenarians that put the younger folk to shame with their vim and vinegar.
Contributed by Missy Nolan, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru The weather is finally nice again- or maybe it isn’t, but you’re tired of hearing Sally scream at Tommy about how he ate the last cookie and stepped on her favorite doll and made her get crayon all over her white pants.
Contributed by Cindi Pearce, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru Look at you. You have bags and dark circles under your eyes; your hair is limp; you are moving as if you are 95 years old and have only partial use of your legs.
Contributed by Cindi Pearce, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru Once upon a time there was a little boy who everyone referred to as The Professor because he was unbelievably bright. However, when The Professor went to kindergarten he nearly flunked out. How is that possible?
Contributed by Cindi Pearce, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru Keeping your sense of humor is imperative when you are a parent and especially when you are (barely) enduring the tween years, which is a simply a prelude and dress rehearsal for the dastardly teen years that follow and have done more than one parent in.
Contributed by Marnely Rodriguez, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru “All conditioned things are impermanent” — when one sees this with wisdom, one turns away from suffering.” With that quote begins the wisdom…and many of the misconceptions..of Buddhism. In the hands of too many New Age “Buddhists”, that simple statement has been twisted to mean everything from [...]
Contributed by Cherilyn Martinetti, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru Spring is the time of the year when those of us who have been cooped up inside, watching the snow and cold weather, are eager to get outside. Spring sports arrive more quickly than we expect, and our winter bodies may protest the physical demands we put [...]
Contributed by Cherilyn Martinetti, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru “Centering” is the process of relaxing, renewing and refreshing yourself through meditation, exercise and adjusting your environment. The goal of centering yourself is to be in touch with your inner self so that you can cope with the daily stresses that occur at work and at home.
Contributed by Cindi Pearce, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru You would think that a 20-year-old pretty much knows everything that he or she needs to know since, well, they’ve been around for two decades, which certainly seems long enough to get some knowledge under your belt.
Contributed by Cindi Pearce, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru The arrival of sunshine, balmy weather, the reappearance of grass and budding trees are uplifting, particularly after a very long, very cold and very difficult winter that made you seriously contemplate for the umpteenth time moving to the Florida Keys for good.
Contributed by Rosemary O’Brien, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru To some people, fast food is a staple of their diet. To others, it is the occasional treat. It is safe to say, however, that for most people, fast food conjures up copious amounts of salt, unidentified meat, and preservatives most of us never even knew existed.
Contributed by Cindi Pearce, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru Okay, you old grouch. You are down in the dumps, waaaay down, and don’t think there is any way you can possibly resurface from your drum and strang, which means storm and stress.
Contributed by Bridget Wright, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru Water is a critical, necessary resource that the human body needs to survive. Our bodies are made up of at least 80% water, and on average, can only go about three days without consuming it before the body’s organs began shutting down.
Contributed by Cindi Pearce, Catalogs.com Info Guru Do not scoff at the concept of organization. Oh, sure, you may be a free spirit, determined to wing it and that might work, but the odds are your free-wheeling, disorganized ways are going to catch up with you.
Contributed by Rosemary O’Brien, Catalogs.com Info Guru Some people think entertaining children is expensive, but that is so far from the truth! As a former military spouse who has moved all over the place, I have met a lot of creative parents.
Contributed by Cindi Pearce, Catalogs.com Info Guru Most new mothers don’t have as much time as they would like to have with their baby, especially if they are working outside he home. Time is valuable.
Contributed by Cindi Pearce, Catalogs.com Info Guru Winter is tolerable as long as it doesn’t go on and on which it seems to be doing this year. If you’re tired of digging out of the snow, de-icing cars and trying to make a path from your house to the street so you can get to [...]
Contributed by Denise McGill, Catalogs.com Info Guru There is no need to struggle with restricting disabilities when there are so many options to aid those who suffer with arthritis, are wheelchair bound or experience limited mobility.
Contributed by Catalogs.com Info Guru Besides quitting smoking, losing weight is a top New Year’s resolution. But typically, about 70 percent of the well-intentioned dieters have given up within the first 90 days.
Contributed by Catalogs.com Info Guru If you’re struggling with your weight, you have lots of company. In fact, 66 percent of all Americans are obese or overweight. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), approximately 50 million Americans will go on a diet this year.
Contributed by Cindi Pearce, Catalogs.com Info Guru Funny is funny, but funny can be even funnier when you do it in the privacy of your home. That is where you are apt to throw caution to the wind and cut loose because nobody sees you.
Contributed by Rachelle Dawson, Catalogs.com Info Guru Experts recommend consistency before bedtime to encourage better sleep in children. Of course, having well rested kids is not just a matter of choosing children’s bedtime rituals.
Contributed by Cindi Pearce, Catalogs.com Info Guru Estrogen is the main hormone in women, responsible for the menstrual cycle and all of the physical and emotional components of being female. Estrogen defines the characteristics that differentiate women from men: facial hair, storage of body fat, development of breasts and bone density.
Contributed by Cindi Pearce, Catalogs.com Info Guru Empty nest syndrome may not be the result of actually missing your children but the result of experiencing, for the first time in years, freedom and down-time, which you are unfamiliar with. It may feel a little hinky at first; even scary.
Contributed by Aurora LaJambre, Catalogs.com Info Guru The “holiday season” is a period of five weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas in which gifts are bought, parties are thrown and families see one another, often for their once-a-year visit.
Contributed by Aurora LaJambre, Catalogs.com Info Guru It’s easy to get carried away once you venture into the smoothie making world, but it only takes a few ingredients to make a healthy drink to can serve as a meal replacement, boost metabolism and curve your appetite.
Contributed by Aurora LaJambre, Catalogs.com Info Guru As heating costs continue to increase and families look for ways to reduce expenses and their carbon footprint, it’s time try a few alternative methods to staying warm.
Contributed by Bridget Wright, Catalogs.com Info Guru Most new moms don’t know the most important things for packing a diaper bag because they fear they may forget something very important while they’re on an outing with the baby.
Contributed by Bridget Wright, Catalogs.com Info Guru When parents bestow their wisdom upon their kids in their formative years, their hopes hinge on their children listening to them and avoiding costly life mistakes.
Contributed by David Galassi, Catalogs.com Info Guru As a man, if you’ve been around, you know the code. The shrug from your buddies that means, “It’s up to you, but if that’s where you’re headed, you’re on your own.”
“I don’t want to buy your kid’s overpriced wrapping paper!! I don’t care if it IS a fundraiser!” That’s what you really want to say to that co-worker who’s always bugging you to buy her kid’s crap. Instead, you take the brochure, find the cheapest damn wrapping paper on it and ask her if you [...]
All you need is love. Unfortunately, love is not everything to some people. They need more. The world we live in may be a reason to become paranoid of strangers, and suspicious of our own family, at times. However, when you are in a relationship, those feelings should subside. For some, the fears go away [...]
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The advent of fertility drugs and in vitro has created families where once there was only a dream. Twins and even triplets have become commonplace, as multiple implants typically mean multiple babies. But even in these days of daily fertility miracles, the really big multiples, dubbed Super Twins, still make the news.
Unlike quotations on advocating a lazy life of ease and debauchery, there is no dearth of written or recorded thought about the wonderful and salubrious qualities of friendship. It seems even the great makers and takers of history, from time to time, needed a buddy to shoot the snuff with.