With high gas prices and unemployment rates soaring, we can all agree that the economy is struggling. Even in tough economic times, there are some simple things each of us can do to make a difference in our lives. Especially if questions like these are being asked:
When will prices change? Why doesn't my job pay me more? Who is responsible for the current economic slump?
"There are many things that happen in life that are out of our control. Instead of falling into the trap of victim thinking or playing the blame game, why not focus on the action we can take to make a difference?" says John G. Miller, an
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Give Yourself a Hand - Advice for Maintaining Beautiful Hands
By Alpha Del Bosque
Maintaining beautiful hands is important for maintaining a youthful look at any age. Your hands get the most exposure and show your age the most, so care of them is care for your age. Knowing how to maintain your hands as you age is the best way to make sure they look your best and that you, in turn, look your youngest and best.
As you enter your 20's, your hands look young and healthy for the most part. This is your skin's glory years as it is likely yours overall. While in your 20's is the best time to start preventing the effects of aging, because you don't yet have to worry about tr
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Shopping and More Shopping: Feisty Fashion Girl
OK, people.....I could say I've been around the world and "ay, yai, yai", which is not totally true but I DO feel as though I sort of did a major march through MANY of the Twin Cities boutiques last weekend and I feel ready to report.
Now, I need to preface this by reminding you that was in retail for almost 25 years and owned my own store for 12 of those, so I am a critic, albeit, an educated one. I know what it takes to do well in the industry and that is what I am basing a lot of my observations on for this piece. Having said that: I give you my take on a couple of the new kids on the block:
There are many factors that go into determining fall hair color trends. This year, there are a few new things to consider: the previous long, cold winter and this short summer where everyone tries to cram in as much SUMMER as possible. Mainly, people get a little too much sun, and/or they over-blonde their hair in an effort to get the most out of the diminutive summer.
Fall trends are heading for a Zen-like, healthy look. I believe we will be looking for comfort and health. Look for healthier, richer, warmer tones and get rid of the over- processed summer highlights.
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Keep Your Eyes Beautiful With Safe Makeup Tips
(NAPSI)-Department store and drugstore makeup aisles are filled with a tempting array of makeup colors and products for the eyes. But knowing how to apply and remove eye makeup properly will not only make your eyes beautiful; it will also protect your vision as well.
"Makeup is a part of many women's everyday routine, but they should be aware that improperly applied makeup is a risk to the eye," says Cynthia Bradford, M.D., clinical correspondent for the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Oklahoma. "Even something as simple as testing a sample at the ma
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(NAPSI)-Though gas prices are high, they don't have to break the bank. By following this advice from car experts, you can still save a few dollars whenever you might be behind the wheel:
• Slow down. Driving at 55 mph instead of 75 can improve gas mileage 10 mpg.
• Avoid rooftop carriers, which can increase fuel consumption 6 mpg.
• Drive smoothly. Hard acceleration and braking can reduce fuel economy by about 20 percent.
• Shut down when stopped more than 30 seconds. An idling car gets zero mpg.
• Don't overlook the tires. Underinflated tires w
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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Start Your Own Business
by Marty Hopkins
Have you always dreamed of having your own business? Does the idea of setting your own hours appeal to you? Consider establishing a business without giving up your steady income by starting a home-based business while you are still working. There are many excellent books on this topic, but you can begin by asking yourself the following questions: