Ahhh- the difference a decade can make...
Your 20s vs. your 30s...
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According to research done by two graduate students at the University of Washington, if you want to win an argument, you need to be more than right...
You need to shout!
That's right, out-shouting your opponent is the best way to win. However, you don't necessarily need to raise your voice. Using strong words, either written or spoken, projects confidence and will help you win any argument.
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This video is nothing short of fabulous...wait, not enough emphasis...FABULOUS!
I've been teased and mocked for years when I speed walk- but this would take the ridicule to a whole new level- I just know it and I'm definitely going to try it.
Joanna Rohrback, you are my hero.
If your email, bank accounts, social media sites or any other online service you use that requires a password gets hacked- it can be a HUGE pain. Here are a few tips from 'The Atlantic Wire' to help you protect yourself...
6 characters is too short. The bad news for those of us who have a hard time remembering our passwords? 7 or 8 characters is probably too short too.
"Salting" (adding random numbers to your password) doesn't make a 6 character password strong.
Don't use real words.
If you want to create a password that's not likely to be hacked- 11 characters is the magic number.
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It wasn't the song I was expecting- my top 3 guesses were "Happy Birthday", "American Pie" (Don McLean) or maybe something by The Beatles.
The honor of "Most Lucrative Song Of All Time" goes to...
"Margaritaville" by Jimmy Buffett
Click here to read all the ways this song makes money.
Womenshealthmag.com has two helpful tips for wine drinkers, one for red and one for white.
For White Wine Drinkers:
(I found this one helpful because on occasion, if I have a bottle of white that hasn't been chilled, I've (GASP!) thrown an ice cube in it to cool it off. I'm going to try this...
*Don't toss that leftover wine ... instead, pour old wine into an ice-cube tray, freeze, then break out the cubes when you don't want to water down a glass of wine, or use them for cooking.
For Red Wine Drinkers:
*Use red wine for a marinade for beef. Mix with a little olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and lemon juice and your favorite herbs.
Before I left for work, I snapped this photo of my German Wirehair, Tuffy. He usually runs out the back door expecting not only to find some wildlife he can chase but being absolutely certain that if it's there- he will catch and kill it- so far he's captured...not a damn thing.
This morning, with the slightest drizzle, he hardly wanted to step foot in the wet grass. When I finally coaxed him into peeing- I stood at the door waiting for him to notice what I'd been looking at for the last 3 minutes. He was too concerned with getting back on his bed and never noticed this rabbit, 10 feet behind him...Good thing he's handsome!
Oprah.com has some tips for women when it comes to trying on clothes and shoes. Before you step into the dressing room, consider these...
1. Setting Yourself Up for PNB (A pants nervous breakdown)
Apparently, pants are cut in bunches of 100. That means they'll vary greatly so you should bring one size up and one size down into the dressing room.
2. Avoiding Anything With a Dry-Clean-Only Tag
About 90% of clothes that say "Dry-Clean-Only" can be hand-washed.
3. Shopping On Thursday
Many stores recieve their new merchandise on Wednesday.
4. Forgetting About Tailoring (And Its Limitations)
Garments only need to fit across the widest part of your body. If you love the item, you can get it tailored to fit you perfectly instead of buying something off the rack that fits better but you don't like as much.
5. Asking for a Size 7 (In Shoes)
Jim Dament, general manager at Schuler Shoes, says you should get your foot measured EVERY TIME you buy shoes because your shoe size can change with pregnancy AND as you age.
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Ladies, TresSugar has a list of 7 things you should know about a guy by the time your first date is over...
1. Is he employed and what does he do?
2. Does he make you laugh?
3. Is he smart?
4. Does he have any children?
5. Is he polite and respectful?
6. Do you have any common interests?
7. Are you attracted to him after getting a taste of his personality?
Is there anything else you would add to this list?