When it comes to fashionable winter wear for women, many people think of coats and scarves. But gloves are important, too. Although they are utilitarian, the different styles can offer a great way for women to express themselves through fashion. It’s important to understand the different types of gloves that will work for you. Fingerless […]

Scuba diving is one of the best ways to explore the underwater world. It’s like going to an aquarium while having a chance to interact with the animals. Marine life is not shy—they are even curious about humans—and a scuba diver can often get close enough to touch them. Modern diving equipment has made the […]

Overview The peppermint plant grows throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. The United States harvests 75 percent of the world’s supply of peppermint oil during the dry summer months just before the plant blooms and the oil content peaks. Valued for centuries as both an aromatic and medicinal herb, current research further endorses peppermint oil […]

A lack of self-confidence can prevent you from living life to its fullest and accomplishing everything you are capable of attaining. Self-confidence can be so low that it cripples your ability to function normally in society. Recognizing you have low self-confidence is the first step to improving your quality of life. Even small, simple changes […]

In organized baseball, teams are often grouped together in a league. In professional baseball at the major league level, there are two leagues. The American and National leagues represent the pinnacle of elite baseball in North America, and both of these leagues have rules by which games are played and championships are administered. Number of […]

A father’s rights in custody cases are established in the family law provisions of state statutes across the country. These laws are designed to delineate a father’s rights to seek and obtain child custody, as well as to establish visitation or parenting time if he is not designated as the primary custodian of a minor. […]

Overview The purpose of a golf scorecard is to keep track of your score. However, there is much more to a golf scorecard than simply a row of boxes in which to write numbers. A golf scorecard contains a significant amount of information about the course you are playing as well. The Holes The top […]

Overview In California, the law does not distinguish between a wife or a husband’s rights to alimony in a divorce. Rather, the law considers a wide variety of factors to determine which, if either, spouse is entitled to receive some alimony after the dissolution of marriage. The term used for alimony in California law is […]

It is not at all unusual to have a friend of the opposite sex. These days it is not a rarity at all. The question is what do you do if your Guy pal all of a sudden wants to get cozy under the covers? If you are strictly on a “Just Friends” Basis and […]

Minnesota is pockmarked with lakes throughout the state, and many of them contain ample amounts of fish that make them prime fishing. Some of the more common types of fish found in Minnesota include walleye, northern pike, trout and bass. The northern latitude of Minnesota can make for some great variance between the summer and […]

Domestic violence has become a terrifying epidemic. Women are the usual victims of domestic violence although men can endure modicums of abuse by their partner as well.  I’m going to talk about women because of the atrociously high mortality rate. In fact over 4 million women just last year were killed as a result of […]

Overview A softball helmet is an important part of the uniform for any girl playing the game. The helmet, made of molded plastic and lined with foam, protects the player’s head from an errant pitch. A softball helmet covers the sides, top and back of the head, as well as at least one ear. One-eared […]

Since attending a funeral for the first time when I was thirteen, I have decided that funerals are morbid ritual to be practiced. While I have been argued with continually that funerals being for the living and not the deceased, I say “Why can’t the living respect the wishes of the deceased?” Sometimes this does […]

What is drama? Drama is the art of taking ordinary life situations and adding layers of what if, why, and what do you think? Allow an illustration for clarification. LaNae was late for work because her ex-husband pulled out in front of her and then drove at a very slow pace. By the time LaNae […]

I work with death on one level or another every day. As a hospice RN I am often privileged to be at the bedside of those who die and I generally remain for some time with the family members following the death. As a priest, I have officiated for many funerals and internments and as […]

One of the hardest cards to send has to be the sympathy card. Sympathy cards are sent during times of sorrow, tragedy, and loss. It is during these times that the right words seem to elude us or even escape us altogether. So what do we write in the sympathy cards that we send? Here […]

Anyone who has had a loved one pass away will know how distressing it is. With the grief you’re feeling it can be an unbearable time. You’re tired through lack of sleep and stress, you may be trying to comfort others, and you just feel like hiding away but you can’t. You feel at your […]

In today’s super competitive job market, which you will spend more time with your co-workers then with your family; it is difficult to separate a colleague from a friend. Office politics can more daunting and stressful then the actual work that is being completed. Employees at a company are constantly forming new alliances and doing […]

Friends come and go over the years, so why is the friend who puts you down, makes you feel guilty about your success and brings your mood down still in your life? It could be that this friend has gradually gained some control over you and your relationship and has made you feel in some […]

For women, a lot of men they know, whether personally or professionally, seem to lack the kind of empathy for them or for other people in their lives that they and quite often other women would expect them to have. This is a story you hear over and over again, how guys don’t seem to […]

The face of loneliness does not always portray itself openly and sometimes it is easy to pass by a friend, a neighbor, or even a stranger you may meet during your day and not be aware of them to be lonely. In order to befriend someone who seems lonely you need to be able to […]

In the past, you would have to travel thousands of miles just to experience another culture or hear another language.  Times have changed, and now you only have to venture outside your own back yard to discover a whole new world.  While distance is no longer an obstacle to crossing cultural and lingual barriers, the […]

What does caustic mean in the first place? In order to figure out why caustic relationships damage the psyche, one has to know what a caustic relationship is by learning the meaning behind the word “caustic.”  There are several ways that caustic can be defined: acidic, erosive, abrasive, bitter, rough, salty, virulent, scathing, etc. Overall, […]

A key aspect of human relationships is the idea of friendship. The presence of close, personal connections is necessary in order for a person to develop psychologically and emotionally. A friend is someone who an individual enjoys being around and who is a support when needed. Such an individual has demonstrated that he or she […]

The meaning of friendship seems to change as one enters different phases of life. Dictionary.com defines a friend as “a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard.” (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/friend) But perception of “affection or personal regard” can hold differing degrees of value as one matures and has new experiences. Best friends When […]

Friendships are important aspects of everyone’s life, and your decision to end an abusive one can be an unsettling and difficult decision. Before making such a drastic move, be certain your reasons are valid and to rid yourself of the friend is the right action to take. Once you’ve made up your mind, the friendship […]

You are the proud home owner of a nice home in a suburban neighborhood in Pleasantville, USA. You are pleased to have new neighbors. You noticed there are a husband, a wife, and two toddler sons.  You have also noticed that they speak to each other in a foreign language which is unfamiliar to you. […]

The truth is most friendships have a natural shelf-life. People grow and have different priorities. Circumstances change. Life changes take people in different directions. While the caring and respect is still there, the ties that made a friendship close and vibrant are no longer there. In best case situations, the friendship comes to an end […]