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How to Wrap Awkward Gifts

Here are several creative ways to wrap odd-shaped or awkward gifts such as bikes, scarves, coffee cups, travel mugs, money, socks, DVDs, and tickets. Those awkward gifts are hard to wrap, unless you rip up the wrapping paper. When I searched for “how to wrap a bike”, the article said to put a bow on it. Not so creative, is it? That’s because it depends on the size of the bike. A tyke’s bike can be inserted into a large

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Job Description – School Psychological Examiner

A school psychological examiner gives an inside look at the psychology of testing kids, in this “Quips and Tips” job description. Here’s how psych examiners evaluate students for programs and placed in a school’s special education programs. “I think most people are surprised at the time and paperwork required to complete the evaluation process from start to finish,” says School Psychological Examiner Josephine Ciolli, who is certified in Missouri. “On average, it takes about 20 hours to finish a

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You Can Control the Dying Process

Controlling the process of dying is something people often do. Here, a thanatologist shares what she has learned from people at the end of their lives.

How to Prepare Yourself for Death

One step at a time is the best way to start preparing for death. Here are several emotional, practical, and spiritual ways to prepare yourself for death...

Are Flower Bouquets Boring or Brilliant Gifts? 4 Signs

Whether flower bouquets are boring or brilliant gifts depends on who you’re sending flowers to! Some people love getting flowers, while others (flower shop employees?) find floral bouquets boring. One thing we know for sure: flowers are a great stress management “tool”… “Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts.” ~ Sigmund Freud. If you think flowers are a good gift, check out the Peruvian Lilies – Fresh Cut Flowers on Amazon. Gorgeous! And here are four

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Why do Women (and Men!) Gossip? – Barbara Walters

Gossip affects our health, relationships, and careers — for better and for worse. Why do men and women gossip? Partly because it’s good for us! Science and evolution shows that gossip can improve our health and survival rates.  Here’s what the successful Barbara Walters says about gossip: “Show me someone who never gossips, and I’ll show you someone who isn’t interested in people.” And another zippy quip about gossip: “If you haven’t got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me.”  ~ Alice Roosevelt Longworth. Let’s

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How to Start Over After a Breakup

These tips on starting over after a breakup will help you see that your relationship isn’t the most important thing in your life. You CAN move on and be happy again!