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Intelligent Remodeling Ideas For Your New Garden

Posted by on Apr 16, 2021 in Family | 0 comments

For many of us caught in the grips of spring fever, getting outside is an anticipated break from indoor chores and remote work. The warm sun and sweet smells of spring refresh our senses and renew our spirits. It’s that time of year when manicured lawns start to spawn colorful blossoms and succulent aromas.  Spring inspires us to indulge in the surrounding greenery and take up gardening, but not all of us are blessed with a green thumb.  You might be tempted to leave the landscaping to the professionals, but even those of us who are horticulturally challenged can still create a beautiful garden space. Whether you’re gardening for sustainability, for aesthetics, or just for fun, we’ve got some neat ideas for your new garden setup. Fountains and Ponds For those of us who kill any plant we touch,...

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Traveling with a Pet in a Post COVID-19 World

Posted by on Apr 16, 2021 in Family | 0 comments

America alone is home to tens of millions of pet owners. While some are content hanging out with their pet at home and going for walks, others love the idea of traveling with their pet. Unfortunately, because of the pandemic, many people have had to put these travel plans on hold. But with numbers improving in many areas and vaccines being rolled out, travel may soon open back up a little. However, it is important to know that traveling with your pet may look a little different than it did in the past. With that in mind, this article is going to go over some tips for traveling with pets in a post-Covid-19 world. Know How to Keep Your Pet Safe While there is no evidence that pets play a significant role in spreading Covid-19 to people, pets can...

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Guidelines For Parenting An Autistic Child

Posted by on Apr 16, 2021 in Family, Parenting | 0 comments

Parenting a child with autism has many facets to help them overcome challenges. Here are some tips to help make your child’s life a little easier. If you have a child who has been diagnosed with Autism, it’s natural to feel concerned about how they will overcome the many challenges that autism brings. ASD or Autism Spectrum Disorder is a neurological and developmental disorder that expresses itself from early childhood and is present for the rest of one’s life. It affects one’s ability to socialize, communicate and learn. However, with early diagnosis and treatment, you can help your child acquire the skills and abilities required to overcome a variety of developmental challenges. The best thing you can do for your child is not to look or wait for an official diagnosis. If you suspect that your child may be...

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The Effects of Technology in Sports: Yay or Nay?

Posted by on Apr 14, 2021 in Family, Fitness | 0 comments

Sports fanatics will have their say, and opinion on the impact technology has on sporting and fitness activities. The pros and cons of involving technology in sporting activities will affect the sporting view and decision-making. Though people may describe technology as intrusive in sport, you cannot deny its significant impact by increasing the sporting following and diversifying the sporting field. Different sports use different technology to ease the adherence to rules, increase the fun, diversify the field, and make money from sports. Every sport aims to provide a level playing field where each team can compete fairly. Sports like soccer, tennis, cricket, rugby, and others utilize technology to increase the accuracy and decision-making process, promoting impartiality in sports. Though the primary aim will always be an improvement, the techniques and methods used will differ according to the type of...

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Forever Stamps: Frequently Asked Questions

Posted by on Apr 13, 2021 in Family | 0 comments

Forever Stamps are high-caliber stamps issued by the USPS (United States Postal Service). One of these stamps’ features is that they are non-denominational, making it possible for you to purchase them with ordinary postage rates even if the average was more expensive. Do Forever Stamps Expire? For instance, if you purchase them at $0.55/stamp and the rate for first-class stamps increases to $0.60/stamp, that saves you $0.05 on each letter you’ll send. In 2007, USPS issued Forever Stamps, and by 2011, USPS almost every stamp they issued became first-class stamps. To date, you’re only allowed to purchase first-class stamps that have their value stamped on the postage stamps, and you have to get a bulk coil that’s about 500 stamps. For avid stamp collectors, many may be wondering, “how much are forever stamps worth?” or if they’ll ever get...

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Inside Out: Fostering Emotional Intelligence (EI) in your Child

Posted by on Apr 13, 2021 in Education, Family | 0 comments

Teaching children to recognize and express their emotions in healthy ways. As parents, we take on a number of roles including the most important role as our child’s first teacher — charged with the responsibility of supporting their healthy development – physically, emotionally, and intellectually. Developing a child’s intelligence is not measured by academic outcomes alone. You may have heard the term “emotional intelligence” many times, yet what exactly is it and why is it important for children to develop their emotional intelligence? Emotional intelligence is defined as a person’s ability to express and manage feelings appropriately while respecting the feelings of others. It’s a skill that children can begin learning at any age. Dr. Vicki Chiang, PsyD, a mental health professional comments, “After many years of working with parents, I’ve learned that parents (myself included) have a collective...

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Best Gift Ideas With Discount Coupons

Posted by on Apr 13, 2021 in Family, Shopping | 0 comments

Gifts are something we love giving as much as we love receiving. But sometimes it happens that we get gifts we don’t like. Even then, we want to keep them because they hold gestures of love and care. Now think it the other way round. You might also want to show your love by gifting something to someone. You would definitely want your gift to be something the receiver will love to have. Some people are not good at selecting what they should give as a gift. Some mistakenly think that only expensive things make good gifts. When you head to the market to buy a gift for someone, you see so many ideas that being confused is not something very rare. If you have someone special in your life and you want to express your feelings to them,...

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How To Stay Healthy & Well As A Busy Mom

Posted by on Apr 13, 2021 in Family, Health | 0 comments

Being a parent and mom is a tough but rewarding job. Someone always needs you and you’re prone to be pulled in many different directions on any given day. However, it’s likely you enjoy your time as a parent and wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s important that you don’t lose yourself in the shuffle and become run down. Therefore, you must implement actions that will help you stay healthy and well as a busy mom. You’ll be glad you did once you notice how much more energy you have and that taking care of yourself is also an instant mood booster. Find More Work-Life Balance One dilemma you may have as a busy mom is juggling a career and trying to take care of your kids and maybe your aging parents too. In this case, you may...

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Tarot Card Message of the Day: Hidden Path

Posted by on Apr 11, 2021 in Gaia Oracle Readings, Spiritual Healing | 0 comments

The Marriage of Spirit and Matter You have travelled far in search of greater meaning and fulfilment, having made much progress and learning valuable lessons. You want to continue your journey, but the road seems to have come to an end. Where do you go to from here? The symbolic imagery on this card is set within a magical forest: it seems inviting, yet the way forward is not clear. No physical path exists, however there is a way forward. Between the trees is a symbol for eternal life and to the right, a symbol for healing and protection. This card is inviting you to move forward spiritually and offers you healing and protection along the way. Spirit and matter must now merge if true progress is to be made; your rational mind must align with your heart. When...

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Tarot Card Message of the Day: Tree of Life

Posted by on Apr 10, 2021 in Gaia Oracle Readings, Spiritual Healing | 0 comments

Fertility, Creativity, Destiny, Magical Blessings The magical tree depicted in this image is symbolic of your life’s journey. Having matured and grown strong through the changing seasons and cycles of life, you have now reached a stage of creative abundance. Your roots firmly planted in the fertile soil of your dreams and imagination, you are now ready to fulfill your destiny – a new creative cycle begins; one infused with your love and all the wisdom that you have gained through your life to date. The struggle is over, from now on you will achieve greater results than ever before; and you will do this with grace, poise and ease. All your past experiences, all the knowledge you have gained and all your previous work now all come together to serve a higher more heartfelt purpose. This is a...

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Stay Healthy While Traveling: What You Need to Do

Posted by on Apr 9, 2021 in Travel | 0 comments

In case you have ever traveled for long hours, then you are not a stranger to the urge to sleep for two consecutive days that is brought about by the change of routine and stress that comes with traveling. Extreme changes to your; eating, exercising, and sleeping routines can take a massive toll on you, especially health-wise. If you are often on the road, it is crucial to have a reliable traveling insurance plan that will cover you if the change in climate causes any health problems. Recent research conducted on business travelers, frequent fliers, and nomadic freelancers proved that having health insurance while traveling goes a long way. This is why it’s essential to learn about health insurance and familiarize yourself with its terms and benefits. What Will Help You Stay Healthy While Traveling Visiting Your Doctor Before...

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Use These Tips To Stay Healthy On Your Next Vacation

Posted by on Apr 9, 2021 in Travel | 0 comments

It’s pretty easy to leave all your health-conscious habits behind when on vacation. The hearty breakfasts, all-you-can-eat buffets, and complete relaxation options can challenge your will to stay health-conscious. While you have the freedom to indulge and relax (it is a vacation, after all), it is also crucial that you put in some measures to protect your health. You want to make merry, but you don’t want to come back, sorry. So, are you getting ready for your next vacation? Do you wish to return healthy? Here are some health tips you can use. Get your medical ‘green light’ before you leave Before you set off, it is best to visit your doctor for a thorough medical examination, even if you feel healthy. The body doesn’t always show symptoms of issues until it is late, and a medical exam...

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6 Ways to Increase Your Reach on Spotify

Posted by on Apr 8, 2021 in Entertainment, Music | 0 comments

Spotify is the place where you shall find everybody, the entire world. Especially with lockdown amid the Coronavirus pandemic, Spotify has become the best place to hear and be heard. You can create and release music, podcasts, singles, albums and whatnot. It’s a great platform for blooming singers with a great chance and opportunity to be heard. But, nobody would know about you until you make yourself known. Creating Spotify playlists won’t bring people to it, you need to take the playlist to them. You need to expand the reach so that there is a higher level of engagement. The ways to expand reach is listed below: Buy Spotify streams One of the best ways to top the chart is by buying Spotify streams that will get you a number which is a sign of progress. It is a...

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The Importance of Education in Today’s Society

Posted by on Apr 7, 2021 in Education, Family | 0 comments

Students often consider doing assignments and projects as a waste of their time. However, if you are among the many students with such a notion, you should reconsider your position. Education is a significant part of today’s society as a major contributor to progress and growth. With education, you can contribute to your family/society’s growth by contributing to the development of a stable and progressive community. Below are some of the benefits of education that should convince students to focus on learning. They include Improves the economy Having attained higher education certifications, students have a better chance of securing favorable employment opportunities. Thus, with education, students have more chances to improve their quality of life and positively impact the community. Provides a level playing field Education is often offered to everyone, regardless of their age, race, gender, etc. As...

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The Impact of Inequality in Today’s Education Systems

Posted by on Apr 7, 2021 in Education, Family | 0 comments

Education is an essential element in the development of countries worldwide. Education provides a skilled workforce that has all the necessary skills and knowledge to take advantage of 21st-century opportunities. On the contrary, economic development is nearly impossible without access to quality education. As such several countries worldwide have adopted an almost similar education system characterized by three tiers, i.e., Elementary/ primary school, Secondary/ high school, higher education (college/ university). These tiers of education are carefully planned out to provide students with knowledge and skills with increasing specialization levels as they progress to higher levels of learning. Therefore, education is meant to provide students with a chance at improving their quality of life. However, access to education is not always equal for all students. Inequality in the education system can be defined as the biased/ uneven allocation of resources...

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Tarot Card Message of the Day: Peace

Posted by on Apr 6, 2021 in Gaia Oracle Readings, Spiritual Healing | 0 comments

Dissolving unwanted or disturbing thoughts There is truly no point in worrying about things that are not in your control. Worry does not help anyone nor does it help resolve anything. On the contrary, it often makes things seem worse than they actually are. Life is such that we can always find something to worry about. Yet, for your own wellbeing and for the wellbeing of those around you, it is vital that you learn to deal with things in a more positive way. To stop the endless cycle of disturbing and negative thoughts, you are advised to train yourself to focus on the positive side of things. Set aside time at the beginning and end of each day to meditate. Bring your awareness within. Feel and imagine yourself surrounded by love and light. Allow the universal light of...

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5 Essential Tips for Writing Superb College Papers

Posted by on Apr 6, 2021 in Family | 0 comments

Your college professors want you to be a competent student before you can graduate. Therefore, you are expected to write different academic papers. The pieces include dissertations and essays. Your performance depends on the impressiveness of the paper. Most students do not understand how to write academic pieces. Do you need tips on how to write your papers? Apply these tips: Begin Working on Your Academic Papers Early Some students assume that academic assignments are easy. Therefore, they wait for the deadline before they can begin working on their tasks. The problem with this is that you may find the task more complicated than you had anticipated. Consequently, you prepare a haphazard piece that attracts a low grade. The trick is to ensure that you begin working on your tasks early. What happens when you find it hard to...

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Focussing on Mental Health When Recovering From Injuries

Posted by on Apr 1, 2021 in Family | 0 comments

As we get older, accidents and minor injuries will inevitably become more prevalent. Our bodies aren’t as young as they used to be, and sadly this opens you up to longer recovery times due to being immobile and recovery times being longer. One factor that plays a huge part in recovery from an accident or minor injury is your mental attitude. Once your brain is on board, you will find it so much easier to recover physically. And as simple as it sounds, it doesn’t always come naturally, especially when you face a long recovery time or don’t see instant results. Change Your Thinking Instead of focusing on what activity you aren’t doing, focus on what you are doing. Many people confuse resting with a lack of desire to get active again. But when you are recovering from an...

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5 Tips for Moms Who Are Headed for College

Posted by on Mar 31, 2021 in Family | 0 comments

If you’re a mom, there’s a good chance that you always feel pulled in several different directions at once. If you’re thinking about going back to college, you may be concerned about how you are going to juggle it with all your other responsibilities. You can definitely manage it, and the tips below can help you do it. Get Your Family’s Buy-In You’ll need to have your family and friends on your side. You are not going to be as available as they are accustomed to. Your family is going to need to respect your time when you are studying. This might mean finding somewhere away from home to do schoolwork, like a coffee shop or the library. If you can’t do your work away from home and you don’t have a room at home where you can shut...

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How To Bring The Fun Factor Into Your Weight Loss Journey

Posted by on Mar 31, 2021 in Family, Fitness | 0 comments

Are you tired of the foods you have been eating? Is the routine within your fitness routine driving you to distraction? If so, know that your weight loss journey doesn’t have to be a boring or unappealing one. As you choose what to eat and drink, and integrate exercise into your life, do what you can to add the fun factor. It is possible, we promise! Take a group fitness class You don’t need to exercise alone when trying to lose weight. Find out what classes are available in your area and sign up for something. It could be a dance class, a Zumba class, or something associated with martial arts. Then there’s yoga to consider, or pilates, or any other type of fitness class that could be happening in your locale. With a group fitness class, you will...

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How To Protect Your Kids While They Operate Online

Posted by on Mar 31, 2021 in Education, Family | 0 comments

Ensuring that your children stay safe as they go about their lives matters so much – as you already know at this stage. As a parent, you need to make sure they’re enjoying life while staying away from too much negativity. They should be challenged, but nothing should ever scare them or traumatize them as they grow. The software on computers, smartphones, and all kinds of similar technology are fun activities for children to take part in. As a parent, they’re great for teaching kids new things and keeping them occupied when you have things to do. There are certain risks that come with the likes of the internet and various other online programs, however. Plenty of children all over the world can fall victim to issues online due to their naivety. They can be scammed or taken advantage...

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How to Throw the Perfect Surprise Party in Los Angeles for Your Bestie

Posted by on Mar 30, 2021 in Family | 0 comments

Your best friend’s birthday is coming up and you want to make it one for the history books! With the internet in the palm of your hand, the world is at your fingertips, making it even easier to pull off this awesome bash. Who better to take on the task than their bestie, and what better place to host a show-stopping shindig than Los Angeles? Here are some of the key things to consider when planning the perfect surprise party in LA. First rule of thumb when planning a surprise party: know your guest of honor (GOH). Are they the type of person who even likes surprise parties? Then find out what they like. Favorite colors, settings, themes, food, everything. Maybe brainstorm with another close mutual friend just to make sure you don’t miss anything important. Equally crucial, be...

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How Children Benefit From Early Childhood Education

Posted by on Mar 30, 2021 in Education, Family | 0 comments

Education is often regarded as the key to a successful future. As such, parents and guardians worldwide are likely to prefer giving their children a head start. Therefore, as a parent/ guardian, you would be better placed to choose from a list of institutions that offer learning facilities focused on early childhood education and development. Studies have clearly shown that early childhood education and development are among the best ways to help children develop the emotional, social, and mental skills needed to prepare for primary school. But what exactly is early childhood education? According to Masterpapers experts, early childhood is defined as the time before your child reaches 8 years of age. This time is characterized by fast mental, emotional and social development greatly influenced by their environs and the people around them. Therefore, early childhood education is essential...

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The Use of Technology in The Education System

Posted by on Mar 30, 2021 in Education, Family | 0 comments

Technology is the driving force behind most major industries in today’s ever-changing economy. Technology can be defined as applying a scientific approach for a particular purpose that is often characterized by the use of specialized equipment. Justifiably, the education system has also taken advantage of the various technologies available to improve the current learning environment and thus provide students with adequate skills and knowledge to identify various opportunities in the 21st century. The implementation of technology into the learning environment is aimed at improving how students and teachers interact. In the long run, the incorporation of technology in learning has significantly contributed to developing a more conducive learning environment that is accommodating to both teachers’ and students’ needs, especially as the world struggled to curb the spread of COVID-19. The global pandemic has forced most learning institutions to close...

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The Rise of Online Learning in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by on Mar 30, 2021 in Family, Health | 0 comments

The Coronavirus (COVID-19), which has affected countries worldwide differently, has also forced us to rethink how students learn. The first case of the disease was first recorded in Wuhan, China, caused by SARS-COV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus – 2). The virus is highly infectious and can be spread in various ways: Airborne transmission – The virus survives in the air for up to 3 hours and can be inhaled, leading to infection. Coughs/ Droplets – When a person infected with COVID-19 talks, breaths, or coughs, he/she can leave aerosols in the air. Surface contact – You can get infected by being in contact with surfaces an infected person has coughed or sneezed on. The virus is highly contagious, exhibiting various symptoms in different people, which can lead to death. Understandably, due to how the virus is spread,...

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Reliance on Education to Reduce Global Poverty in Developing Countries

Posted by on Mar 30, 2021 in Education, Family | 0 comments

Education is defined as a continuous process of receiving instructions in a dedicated learning institution. Most people worldwide consider access to education as a basic human right due to its characterization as the key to a successful and prosperous future. Therefore, education and development go hand in hand, whereby lack of a skilled workforce often slows down the economy and increases the poverty levels. Children have a right to access quality education to get the chance to improve their standard of living in the future. However, despite the apparent detrimental effects of limited access to quality education, there are often not enough learning facilities in developing and underdeveloped nations. Poverty reduction and improving the state of a country’s economy are often hinged upon having a skilled labor force that is only achievable by offering quality education. Education can equip...

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Your Nutrition Guide To The Best Healthy Food For Toddlers

Posted by on Mar 29, 2021 in Family, Health | 0 comments

It is no secret that it can be quite challenging to plan the meals for your toddler. You must make it appealing for them, likable and tasty, and on top of it all, the food must be healthy. Parents have the main role in providing the best healthy food for toddlers so that they can grow and develop properly and strong. It is also the parents who shape the child’s future eating habits, so it is vital for the child to learn to appreciate nutritious food from an early age. Toddlers have smaller stomachs than adults, but they need as much nutrition. It is important to eat a varied diet, meaning that you choose several kinds of foods in your toddler’s meals. The energy and nutrition the child receives are of great importance for its ability to play, learn,...

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Thinking about Moving Abroad? Here’s What You Need to Know

Posted by on Mar 29, 2021 in Travel | 0 comments

Relocating to a new country can be a very daunting prospect to say the least. After all, you need to worry about the practicalities of moving your life abroad, and you also need to think about your job too. If you want to make sure that you are able to make the most out of your move, or if you want to make sure that you are able to make the process as stress-free as possible, then this is the guide for you. Visit the Location This is not always possible, but if you can, you have to make sure that you visit the location you intend on moving to well in advance. If you don’t, then you may find that you let yourself in for a nasty surprise. Sure, internet searches are great, but at the end of...

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Ten Tips To Help Stay Healthy This Summer

Posted by on Mar 29, 2021 in Family, Health | 0 comments

The summer is just around the corner and that means longer daylight hours and a chance to get outdoors and perhaps enjoy some of that nicer weather we’ve been hoping for all winter. It’s important to look after yourself during this time and to keep yourself as healthy as possible not only for yourself but for others around you. There are plenty of things to help you stay healthy this summer, so here are ten tips to do just that. Get Outdoors Often enough, we don’t spend the time outdoors that we need on a daily basis. For those who own dogs or perhaps enjoy exercise outside, these are likely to be the few that actually make the most of the wonderful environment we have on our doorstep. For others, it might be the quick commute to your car...

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How Can You Rest During Your Vacation?

Posted by on Mar 29, 2021 in Travel | 0 comments

Have you ever taken a vacation and reported to work feeling refreshed and renewed? The majority of people come back from their vacations feeling tired and exhausted. Yet, the purpose of their vacation was to produce renewal. Rest can make you feel healthy, young, and vibrant. Here are some effective tips that will help you rest during your vacation: Enjoy your vacation at home Can you enjoy your vacation at home? Yes, you can. First, you need to get enough sleep. Since you are reading this, it’s highly likely that you spend most of your time working. You wake before your neighbors to go to work and spend your evenings or weekends playing Casumo casino Canada games. Sleep deprivation has been linked to irritability, lack of focus, low immunity, stress, and even depression. You can enjoy your vacation at...

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For Those With a Taste for Adventure, Mexico City is a Hidden Gem

Posted by on Mar 29, 2021 in Family, Travel | 0 comments

We take a look at the best free things to do when visiting Mexico’s extraordinary Capital City Taking a holiday in South America is often thought of us as being risky and unsafe, but in truth, there are plenty of fascinating destinations worth considering that are no more dangerous than visiting European capitals such as Barcelona. Of course, you need to keep your wits about you and take extra special care of your belongings at all times, but you should be doing that whenever you visit another country anyway! For the experienced traveler, Mexico City offers an experience unlike anything else on Earth. That’s not an overstatement either – and best of all, the city has a massive selection of places to visit and things to do that won’t cost you a cent. Don’t believe me? Here are just...

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Fun Activities For Children That Will Advance Their Learning

Posted by on Mar 29, 2021 in Events, Family | 0 comments

For parents who want to ensure their children have a bright future, inspiring them to partake in extra-curricular activities will encourage them to enhance and develop new skills. From languages to sports, there are many activities your children can enjoy whilst also advancing their learning. Language classes There are so many online classes that can entertain and educate your children, with languages being one of them. Learning a new language at a young age is very beneficial. One of the main benefits of learning a second language at an early age is that children learn languages faster and easier. They have more time to learn, less to learn, fewer inhibitions, and a brain designed for language learning. Preply offers a variety of language tutors, from English and German to Chinese and Arabic. Whatever language you want to learn, for...

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5 Ways to Improve Your College Academic Performance

Posted by on Mar 29, 2021 in Education, Family | 0 comments

One of the best steps you can make in life is to secure college admission. The skills you gain as you pursue your degree can help in your professional and personal life. For instance, you learn how to make friends who can help you in the future. If you study a technology course like cybersecurity, you become the professional that most companies want. It is also in college that you can find time to have fun. First, there are enjoyable college events where you don’t pay anything to have fun. They include extracurricular activities such as basketball tournaments and cultural events. If you have money, you can also attend exclusive fun events like discotheque entertainment. In the end, you should understand that you went to college for academic work. The instructors want to ascertain that you are competent before...

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5 Ways to Make Your College Life Comfortable

Posted by on Mar 29, 2021 in Education, Family | 0 comments

Securing college admission is one of the most important milestones in life. It is something that most people want to achieve, but they do not. The skills you gain as you go through college can help you to secure a good job. Additionally, you learn how to live with people. During your college years, you have many new experiences. For example, you make friends who can help you in the future. Besides, you can have the freedom to attend events that you could not. If you misuse your new-found freedom, you may mess up and regret it later. However, things are not always going to be easy. You are bound to deal with several challenges. For instance, you may face financial issues, your academic work may deteriorate, and you may find it difficult to make friends. If you do...

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It’s Time To Improve Your General Health

Posted by on Mar 22, 2021 in Family, Health | 0 comments

We can all have health troubles from time to time. Often they arise from stress in our lives, and the symptoms can be anything but pleasant. Sometimes, we put off a trip to the doctors because life becomes too busy and we simply don’t have time to go; others may feel worried about a trip to the doctor’s office. In this case, it is a great idea to look at a Simple Online Doctor, you do not have to visit in person and you can get professional advice which is simple and effective. Taking care of your health is vital. Summer is on its way and during this time, many of us may feel this desire to start a diet – whether with the goal of losing weight or with the goal of cleansing our bides. Aside from the...

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Factors that Can Affect Life Insurance Premiums

Posted by on Mar 22, 2021 in Family | 0 comments

Life insurance is one of the best ways that you can protect your loved ones and make sure that they will be cared for once you are no longer here. Although this is a simple choice for many people, understanding how certain lifestyle choices that you make can affect your premiums can be a little more confusing. Life insurance is also about more than providing for your family once you are gone, it is also about having the option to allocate saved funds to your own care should you find yourself in a situation requiring specialized care which is often expensive. And knowing how to try and avoid these heightened premiums all together. Preventative Measures Many insurers will require a medical exam and access to your health records before they will deem you an acceptable candidate for their policy....

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Spin Rewriter Review: – Is The Paraphrase Content is Enough High Quality?

Posted by on Mar 22, 2021 in Family | 0 comments

Spin Rewriter is one of the popular options when it comes to rewriting textual content. The tool is powered by AI and ENL technology, making the quality of content elegant and turns duplicate text unique. In this article, we would try our best to tell you about this tool, including how you can use it, the pros and cons of it, special features, whether it is worth using, and what are the alternate options that you can consider when it comes to creation/rewriting of high-quality content! Let us start with the basics of this online article spinner tool: What is a spin rewriter? Those of you who are not familiar with this name should know that this is one of the leading article spinner/rewriter tools listed on the web. This spinning software tool cum application was initially designed by...

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The Medicine Woman Tarot Card Message of the Day: Seven of Stones

Posted by on Mar 22, 2021 in Spiritual Healing, The Medicine Woman Tarot Readings | 0 comments

The seeds I long ago planted have reached their peak. The fruits of my labors are here at hand. Success in my garden comes from working with nature, providing for the lives of the small beings as I provide for the life of myself. I gratefully receive my bounty now. You reap what you have sown in the immediate past. In other words, this current reward has not so much to do with lifetime karma (as would be indicated by the major arcana card 10 Harvest) as it does the choices immediately preceding the situation. Look back at what you have done right and do it again. Your current harvest, promotion, profit, or raise can be repeated. Let yourself feel the pleasure you deserve right now. Take time to enjoy. You should be seeing an outward sign of the...

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The Medicine Woman Tarot Card Message of the Day: Ace of Arrows

Posted by on Mar 20, 2021 in Spiritual Healing, The Medicine Woman Tarot Readings | 0 comments

The arrow of my mind I am towards God. Bow in hand, I am ready for anything I encounter. So filled am I with daring, I welcome challenge. I have words to guide me. I have a voice that can be heard. I can see the distant target and feel certain of my aim. I have thought, and thought is my power. I have will, and I will do. From my mind I weed all doubt, for the experience of life will be my teacher and falling, I will pick myself up; noticing error, I will make correct. I can do what I will, for I trust the will of the Highest which is known within me. This card of original thought, the basic, “I am.” It is the beginning of the power to will. Here you discover your...

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O SEA Brings Modern Coastal Cuisine in a Fine-Casual Setting to Old Towne Orange

Posted by on Mar 19, 2021 in Dining, Family | 0 comments

Adding to the growing culinary scene that can be found in and around Old Towne Orange, O SEA is set to debut in the Orange Historic District in Summer 2021. The first solo project for concept creator Mike Flynn, O SEA is a refreshingly modern experience that focuses on progressive seafood cuisine and responsible sourcing in a fine-casual setting. With a seasonally driven menu curated by Executive Chef David Yamaguchi, this sophisticated and captivating neighborhood restaurant presents a high energy, yet refined menu that marries bold, global flavor profiles with high-quality seafood. CULINARY FOCUS Leading the culinary team is Executive Chef David Yamaguchi, who has more than a decade of culinary experience, almost exclusively with seafood. A graduate of the Le Cordon Bleu program at the California School of Culinary Arts in Pasadena (2009), Chef Yamaguchi first spent time...

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OC Rescue Mission’s Hope Harbor Rip Tide Program

Posted by on Mar 19, 2021 in Family, Giving Back | 0 comments

The program is designated as a safe haven for teen boys who are at risk of homelessness, unsafe living environments, or criminalization Orange County Rescue Mission has recently announced that its Hope Harbor Rip Tide Program is now open. The program is designated to act as a safe haven for at risk teen boys who may be experiencing homelessness, unsafe living environments, or criminalization, among other life altering experiences. According to Jim Palmer, President of the Orange County Rescue Mission, the program accepts teen boys between the ages of 12 to 17 who have experienced challenging situations that can include substance abuse, mental health issues, abuse, bullying, gang exposure, and even suicidal ideation. The organization has been actively working to keep at-risk teens safe and off the streets since 1985. In fact, for the last 18 years, it was...

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Teaching Kids About Nutrition and Healthy Food Choices

Posted by on Mar 19, 2021 in Family, Health | 0 comments

Kids are often stubborn, which parents know well. This is especially evident when it comes time to eat because little ones tend to refuse to eat the foods that are actually nutritional and healthy in favor of various snacks that are not. Many parents are dealing with kids who refuse to eat their meals, which is why it’s important to teach them about the importance of nutrition and healthy food choices. That way, they’ll have a healthy relationship with food which will also positively influence their body image. So for that reason, here are some tips that will help you get there. Create a healthy eating schedule Kids don’t have the same idea about time as adults, so it’s necessary to establish a healthy eating schedule. Knowing which meal is about to be had can help them create healthy...

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Simple Ways to Teach Kids about Sustainability

Posted by on Mar 19, 2021 in Family, Gardening | 0 comments

Sustainability is an important topic, which is no surprise, considering the state of our planet. That’s why doing only a bit on an individual level matters so much. However, education about environmental issues should start from an early age, so teaching kids to respect their surroundings while being optimistic and kind is something every parent or teacher should do. Therefore, if you’re planning to teach your kids about sustainability, then here are some simple tips that will help you make that happen. Spend more time in nature Being in nature is one of the best and most healing experiences. But, if you spend time in nature with your kids, you’re also teaching them the importance of nature and being outdoors. You can take them camping, so they’ll also learn how to survive outside their comfort zone. But if camping...

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The Medicine Woman Tarot Card Message of the Day: Blend – Temperance

Posted by on Mar 19, 2021 in Spiritual Healing, The Medicine Woman Tarot Readings | 0 comments

“The Inner Alchemist mixes everything I have ever known, thought, or said into a perfect blend. Order is easily bestowed on my life experience.” I am the rainbow, calling you to relax and allow the perfect blending of all that is within you. I am the mixer of the beautiful elixir. My colors create all that is your world. In you, I work to create a clarity of thinking that will lead you to the ultimate union with the one. I combine your ideas, ideals, and experiences into an arrow of truth and aim it at the only target. Let me do my work. Everything in the universe is a vibration, and vibration can be changed by your mental state. Meditation, concentration, reflection, relaxation….all change your vibration. This is the Diving mixing, blending, tempering of your experience. You have...

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4 Tips to Improve Your Scrabble Game

Posted by on Mar 18, 2021 in Entertainment | 0 comments

When you’re looking for a board game to fill a quiet evening or a lazy Sunday afternoon, there are few better options than Scrabble. The classic word game has been around for decades, and recently gained popularity amongst younger generations with the rise of gaming on mobile devices. It’s an entertaining game for the whole family, and one that has seen countless rivalries and arguments over the years. But if you’re not much of a pro when it comes to words and letters, Scrabble can be a real challenge. The game requires players to spell words using a selection of letter tiles, and the score you gain from each word depends on the length, placement, and value of the letters used. Although it’s predominantly a game of strategy, having a good vocabulary is an enormous advantage. If you struggle...

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A Guide to Playroom or Nursery Setup to Foster Creative Play

Posted by on Mar 17, 2021 in Family | 0 comments

If you want to raise children who are able to harness their creativity, then you might think that you need to let them do their thing, and have the walls of your home become works of art. However, you can still have a home that looks like you want it to, while still allowing your children to be as creative as possible and to play in a creative way. If you have room in the home for a nursery or a playroom, then having a designated space like that for your children to play can be so important, in order to create the right kind of environment to foster creativity. When it comes to a space that encourages creativity, do you know what kinds of toys you should be getting? Do you know the kinds of different areas that...

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Birthday Ideas for Little Girls

Posted by on Mar 16, 2021 in Dining, Family, Parenting | 0 comments

Having a daughter can be so much fun. When it comes to her birthday, you want to make sure that your little girl has an amazing day that will be enjoyed both in the moment, as well as in fond memories for years to come. Planning your daughter’s birthday does not mean you need to pull out all the stops and spend over the odds. Instead, it is more about catering to her interests and personality, as well as allowing her to spend her special day with those she holds dearest to her. Gifts The gifts that you give your daughter may depend on her age, as well as her hobbies. This is because the toys suitable for 5 year old girl will vary dramatically to those she would appreciate, and be able to use, in even a few...

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17th Annual Destination Independence Walk

Posted by on Mar 16, 2021 in Events | 0 comments

For the past sixteen years friends and family have joined parents and children of the Blind Children’s Learning Center for a 5k walk to raise funds and awareness of their organization. This year, due to COVID guidelines, the walk will be taking place in a relay format, allowing participants to enjoy each other and the festive atmosphere of the walk at a safe, social distance. The event provides funding for BCLC’s three areas of focus: Academic & Mobility Support, Family Support Services, and Early Intervention. All of these programs are vital to the Blind Children’s Learning Centers families as they cover braille training, white cane mobility, parent education and training and more. The relay will take place on Sunday, April 18th from 10:00 a – 3:00 p at Mater Dei High School’s track in Santa Ana. During those times...

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Cafe Sevilla Celebrates the Return of Live Music, Late Night Dining & National Paella Day

Posted by on Mar 15, 2021 in Dining, Events | 0 comments

As Orange County restaurants reopen with limited indoor capacity and Covid safety protocols in place, Cafe Sevilla at Triangle Square is celebrating with the return of late night dining and live music five nights a week. The Costa Mesa restaurant is also commemorating National Paella Day with a special Lobster and Iberico Pork Belly Paella on Saturday, March 27. For those who enjoy late night dining, Cafe Sevilla’s kitchen is open until 1am on weekends and 11pm on weekdays. Late Night Happy Hour is also back on Tuesday and Thursday from 9 to 11pm, while regular Happy Hour is Sunday through Thursday from 4 to 6:30pm. During Happy Hour, beers are $5, and guests can enjoy $5 off all wine, sangria, and craft cocktails, with tapas specially priced at $5, $7, and $9. Orange County’s Red Tier also brings...

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A Secret Garden: 5 Unique Flowers for Your Garden and How to Grow Them

Posted by on Mar 15, 2021 in Family, Gardening | 0 comments

The garden is one of the most important aspects of your house that must speak of yourself, and to complete the whole picture, you must plant flowers that expose your personality. While roses, daffodils, and pansies are some of the classic garden plants, there are unique and beautiful flowers that you can plant in your garden that will mesmerize your visitors’ eyes. There are numerous garden flowers that are underrated but possess and radiate qualities similar to typical garden plants. If you’re the type of person who wants to open a new gardening perspective, you must transform your garden by planting peculiar yet eye-captivating flowers. To help you make your garden stand out, we’ll unfold the secrets of the unconventional gardens by enumerating below some of the unique garden flowers that’ll leave visitors gagging. Hellebore Are you looking for...

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10 Best Immune And Recovery Boosting Foods

Posted by on Mar 15, 2021 in Dining, Family, Recipes | 0 comments

One of the most important things to keep on top of for preventing regular common illnesses is your immune system. Your immune system acts very much like the military, in that it defends you against foreign invaders to prevent disease and common illness. Immune-fighting vaccines have been around for over two millennia, but it is now easier than ever to help strengthen your immune system yourself. Having a strong immune system can inhibit colds, flu, and infections and there are only a few ways you can boost your immune system. Getting enough sleep, managing stress, washing your hands regularly, and partaking in regular exercise are a few ways you can improve your immunity. However, a key thing to integrate into your daily routine is a healthy balanced diet of foods rich in immune-boosting and recovery nutrients. There are many...

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Thriving At Home: The Hacks To Simplify Home Life

Posted by on Mar 15, 2021 in Family, Green Living | 0 comments

There is no denying that having a family home can be chaotic at times, and as a mom you feel like it’s your responsibility to keep things going. You might feel like you have a lot of plates spinning, and keeping each one going seems like a massive task. But it doesn’t have to be. Helping yourself when it comes to running your home can simplify what you need to do, while still enabling that plate to spin just as it has been. Here are some of the family home hacks that can help you thrive as a mom. A cleaning schedule could work well Chores are never ending. It seems the moment you tidy up it needs dusting, or the floors need mopping once more. To clean your whole house or home in one go can be difficult....

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6 Simple Ways to Teach Your Child to Brush Their Teeth

Posted by on Mar 15, 2021 in Family, Health | 0 comments

For example, the habit to win or go all the way, which will come in handy later in adult life when a person suddenly decides to play at the 20Bet live dealer casino. The habit of brushing teeth has also been formed since childhood. It seems to be nothing easier, but it is not always possible to perform proper hygienic procedures, which leads to the development of dental diseases – tooth decay, bad breath, tooth root sensitivity, and darkening of enamel. There are special rules of hygiene to ensure good blood circulation in the mouth, mineralization of enamel, and elimination of inflammation. Set an Example for Them Stand next to your child in front of the bathroom mirror and brush their teeth together. It’s actually an enjoyable time together. Children love to imitate, they notice everything and try to...

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How to Prevent Getting Styes

Posted by on Mar 15, 2021 in Family, Health | 0 comments

Not only are styes often very uncomfortable, but they can also really knock your confidence, especially if you have a big event coming up – you might find yourself frantically searching the internet for an article on what causes a stye, to find out how you can prevent or heal them. Fear not! Here we have gathered some more information about styes – what they are, and how you can do your best to prevent or treat them. A stye is a pink or red lump that appears on either the upper or lower eyelid and can be pretty painful, as well as causing other symptoms such as a watery eye, discharge, and light sensitivity. Styes are caused by a build-up of dead skin cells and other debris that becomes clogged in a hair follicle or oil gland and...

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Different Ways to Spice Up Your Home Interior

Posted by on Mar 15, 2021 in Family, Shopping | 0 comments

Whether you are often in your home, or frequently out and about, it is always nice to have a place to return to that is full of personal touches. No matter the size of your home, whether it is a large estate down to a small room in a shared house, you will want to find ways to put your own, unique stamp on it. Looking into the ways in which you can make the most out of the space you have while remaining within your budget, can help you to unlock some décor ideas that you may not have thought of, or considered, before. Wood Planks While you may have wood in other areas of your home, such as tables, dressers, or even your bed, it is also possible to have feature photos on your wall that are...

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The Medicine Woman Tarot Card Message of the Day: Harvest – Wheel of Fortune

Posted by on Mar 15, 2021 in Spiritual Healing, The Medicine Woman Tarot Readings | 0 comments

You have heard it spoken: The Word has become flesh and dwells among us. The words you have kept in your mind, for good or evil, have come into material form. The images you have dwelled on have become real. That which you have imaged-in has come into actual being. In the beginning was the word you held in your mind, spoke through your mouth, and now the son of that word is here. The word is embodied in your flesh. Whatsoever you have down, so will you reap. That time is now. I am the Wheel of Life, the turning of the seeds you have sown. You may count on me to bring good luck if you have listened and followed the levels (cards) 0 through 9. I am the Law of Karma. You have put your energy...

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Talking To Your Angels at California Psychics

Posted by on Mar 12, 2021 in Spiritual Healing | 0 comments

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of California Psychics. Angels are real. They are magic, and you have a unique opportunity to speak with one at California Psychics. Love has been on my mind a lot lately. Having gone through a difficult divorce, and finally ready to take the next step, I was curious about what my future holds. I have been having my tarot cards read for the past year, but I was curious to see what a psychic advisor who doesn’t use any tools would say about my future. I went onto the website and reviewed the different psychic advisors available. I like them because they are flexible, adaptable and always OPEN 24/7 at a cost that works for you. I read their profiles, and I first selected to speak with Donna. Donna...

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Discover The Worst Impacts Of Stress And How To Deal With Them

Posted by on Mar 12, 2021 in Family, Health | 0 comments

As a mom, you probably have a few different things that cause you stress in your life. We’ve actually spoken about this briefly before. For instance, you might find that you feel stressed because you are constantly worried about your children and their well-being. If it’s not whether they are eating well, you could be panicking about what they are doing online. You might also be stressed because you think they’re stressed – it’s a vicious cycle. Or, perhaps you are feeling stressed because you are trying to juggle your personal and work commitments while also finding enough space in your schedule to relax. Instead of looking at the causes of your stress though, let’s focus on the impact of stress on your life and why you need to tackle this issue sooner rather than later. Sleep Trouble If...

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4 Aging Health Conditions to Look Out For

Posted by on Mar 11, 2021 in Family, Health | 0 comments

As people age, they are more likely to experience several health conditions one at a time or all at once. Besides getting ill, other physical changes may appear, such as wrinkles, grey hair, and many others. Nonetheless, if you can identify all health conditions that come with age now, you can be in a better position to help you and your loved ones age gracefully. If you notice any health issues, there is no better time to seek immediate medical attention. Here are some of the most common health conditions you might experience as you age. Hearing Loss Age-related hearing loss is a normal part of aging. It may run in some families while others experience it as a result of their lifestyle. This health condition may have adverse impacts on you as it can cause loneliness, self-isolation, frustration,...

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Use This Year To Put Yourself And Your Health First

Posted by on Mar 11, 2021 in Family, Fitness | 0 comments

If the last year has taught us anything it is how important it is to look after ourselves and put ourselves first. Lockdown and the pandemic have caused weight gain, lack of exercise and also having people’s mental health decline more than normal. Sometimes you’ll feel that you can’t juggle everything and try to do everything you need to do like housework, look after the kids, hold down a job, socialize and anything else you do while also looking after yourself is impossible. However, as impossible as it may be, see if you can give some of the jobs to your loved ones, share the responsibilities, and then you can look at putting yourself first a bit more and making sure your overall health needs are met. Eat The Right Food And Eat From The Earth One of the...

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Molly Wood Garden Design – Spring Sale

Posted by on Mar 9, 2021 in Events | 0 comments

Nothing says “Spring is Here” as eloquently as beautiful blooms, lush greenery, and the sweet smell of florals. And with the new season upon us, Molly Wood Garden Design is kicking things off in a BIG way! This weekend, the retail shop will be hosting its annual Spring Sale, starting with a preview for VIPs (email and social media subscribers only) on Thursday, March 11 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and continuing throughout the weekend from Friday, March 12 to Sunday, March 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The entire shop – located at 1660 Orange Avenue in Costa Mesa – will be 20% off, plus increased discounts on select items! Whether it’s plants, pottery, or home décor that you need – you’re sure to find it at Orange County’s most popular garden shop. If you’re not...

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Shrimp and Vegetable Salad Recipe

Posted by on Mar 9, 2021 in Family, Melissa's Produce, Recipes | 0 comments

Warm weather is coming back, and it is the perfect time to make some refreshing dishes for your family. My neighbor is one of the most talented chefs that I know, and she comes over to my home to help me out as a single mother by cooking for my family. She has taught me so much about cooking, blending flavors and some unique new ways to integrate Melissa’s Produce into my weekly meal planning. One recipe that she made last week was a refreshing and delicious shrimp and vegetable salad. The salad was so flavorful, and it was perfectly served over a slice of toasted bread. This is a dish that I will enjoy making for years to come, and I am so grateful that she can share it with all of you. Enjoy!! Shrimp and Vegetable Salad...

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OC Rescue Mission in Dire Need of Car Seats

Posted by on Mar 9, 2021 in Events, Family, Giving Back | 0 comments

Orange County Rescue Mission has recently announced a critical need for new car seats and booster seats for its infants, toddlers, and young children living at the Village of Hope, the Rescue Mission’s transitional living facility for homelessness in Orange County. The nonprofit is urgently seeking help from the local community to provide a total of 36 car and booster seats, which will allow the Rescue Mission to provide these essential needs and ensure the safety of young children throughout its facilities. “Over the last several months there has been a rapid increase in homelessness throughout the region,” says Jim Palmer, President of Orange County Rescue Mission. “In fact, the homeless crisis has been exacerbated as a result of the pandemic.” According to Palmer, the safety and welfare of these children is the utmost importance to the Rescue Mission....

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Big Parm Offering BOGO Pizza Deal to Celebrate Pi Day

Posted by on Mar 9, 2021 in Dining, Events | 0 comments

Orange County pizza lovers and math fans don’t have to wait until Sunday, March 14 to celebrate Pi Day, as Big Parm in Tustin is offering a BOGO pizza deal all week, March 8 through 14. Guests at the popular New Jersey-style pizzeria can buy one pizza and get a second pizza of equal or lesser value free when mentioning Pi Day. In addition to classics such as Margherita, pepperoni, and veggie, Big Parm serves specialty pizzas such as Lobster (with tomato sauce, Maine lobster, drawn butter, mozzarella), Spicy Garlic Shrimp Pizza (with tomato sauce, shrimp, roasted garlic, chiles, mozzarella), Pastrami (tomato sauce, pastrami, Thousand Island, chopped tomato, mozzarella), White Pizza (Alfredo sauce, parm, bacon, mozzarella), and a Greek Pie (chicken tomato, feta, olives, capers, pepperoncini, tomato sauce, mozzarella.) A build-your-own pizza option is available, and vegans can request...

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4 Compelling Reasons to Abandon Fast Fashion – for good!

Posted by on Mar 8, 2021 in Beauty, Family | 0 comments

We’re always telling ourselves to cut back on our bad habits. From smoking cigarettes to eating too much junk food, not exercising or even procrastinating too much, we’re always looking for ways to improve our lifestyles and lead happier healthier lives. But have you ever considered that making some simple changes to our habits can not only benefit our lives but also the planet? I’m talking about fast fashion and its impact on the world we live in. According to Green Peace, fast fashion is the second-largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and pollution (after the oil industry) and with its huge drain on the planet’s natural resources, fast fashion is a habit we should all be trying to give up once and for all. Thankfully, companies like Szade are paving the way for people like you and me...

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8 Best Mother’s Day Discounts and Savings

Posted by on Mar 8, 2021 in Holiday, Mother's Day | 0 comments

As Mother Day approaches, plenty of retailers are offering incredible discounts for their products. In the spirit of celebrating mom, we’ve looked at the slew of standout deals and discounts that will run during the month of May, the week leading up to Mother’s Day, or the weekend before. Keep watching these retailers because there may be more deals! The 8 Best Deals for Mother’s Day 2021 Bouqs Co. Every year, Bouq Co. offers plenty of deals on their Mother’s Day flowers, including their $12 delivery when you create an account and free delivery on weekday orders of $100 and more. Bouq Co. will allow you to upgrade your order so you can send twice the amount of flowers for less, with many of their arrangements hitting prices as low as $50. Gravity Blankets The world’s most popular weighted...

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Speed Guide: How Make Your Slow Old Phone Feel Brand New Again

Posted by on Mar 5, 2021 in Family, Tech | 0 comments

Whether you have an Android or an iPhone, eventually your device will begin to slow down. Over time, you’ll notice that it can’t quite keep pace with what you’re asking of it. And, eventually, it feels painful to operate. Why does this happen? Well, one reason is software creep. Over time, developers release increasingly resource-intensive apps. Think about how little memory and processing power the original Nokia operating systems required. Hardly anything. But then, over time, more complicated OSs became available. And they required more resources to run them. Thus, in turn, consumers needed more powerful phones and so on. That’s essentially what’s happening when your phone gets old. It’s no longer able to keep up with the requirements of the operating system or individual apps. And so it begins to slow down. Another common issue is that your...

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The Six-Month Makeover: The Most Intense Beauty Transformation Ever

Posted by on Mar 5, 2021 in Beauty, Family | 0 comments

You can achieve a lot in six months. You can sort out your finances, get fit, switch to a different career, and even get an education. You can also radically overhaul your face and body to the point where people will hardly recognize you. Most cells in the human body turn over every three months or so. Some last a little longer than that. But for the most part, they come and go at a regular clip. That might sound a little weird and scary – and it is – but it’s also good news if you want to go on a total body transformation. It means you can recycle practically every cell in your body and bring it back new. It also means that you have time to straighten out teeth with outstanding dental care and build new...

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5 Tips for Traveling with Children

Posted by on Mar 5, 2021 in Family, Travel | 0 comments

Traveling with children is oftentimes thought of as a stressful event, or even by some as a waste of time, especially with younger children. But why should you stop exploring the world around you when you have children? After all, helping them learn about the world around them is vital for their development and what better way to learn than to let them experience other cultures and ways of life first hand. This way, they will learn more than being stuck in a classroom. But does the benefit mean it is worth going through the hassle that traveling with kids can create? If you have some tips, then these issues can be greatly reduced and allow you to not only have a smoother, more enjoyable trip but give your children a better traveling experience too. What Should You Know...

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The Importance of Hydration for Healthy Skin

Posted by on Mar 3, 2021 in Beauty, Family | 0 comments

About 60 percent of the human body is made of water. Basically, we are walking cucumbers. All joking aside, it is a known fact that we cannot live without water. It plays a key factor in biochemical and cellular processes that happen in our body. In addition, water has other important roles since it carries nutrients, acts as a medium for eliminating toxins, and as a thermal regulator. All of our organs contain different amounts of this liquid. For example, kidneys are 79 percent water and bones are 31 percent water. Our skin, the largest organ, contains about 64 percent water. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that proper hydration is important for our skin. This organ has so many tasks, from protecting the body against external toxins to regulating body temperature, and it needs water to perform them....

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Gemstone Care and Buying Guide

Posted by on Mar 3, 2021 in Crystals, Spiritual Healing | 0 comments

Gemstone jewelry is one of those things that seem to never go out of style. Apart from the big four (diamond, sapphire, ruby, and emerald) there is a wide range of gemstones that have recently been infusing popular jewelry collections. Buying a gemstone is a fun experience, since there is a story behind each of these rocks. If you wish to become a proud owner of a gemstone ring or a necklace, here are a couple of things you should keep in mind as well as several tips that will help you keep your precious gem in mint condition. Selecting The Gemstone There are several important factors that you should take into consideration when buying a gemstone, such as cut, size, and durability. Gemstone Cut Gem cutters use various tools to achieve a pleasing shape of the stone. Many...

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Ways To Heal After The Loss Of A Loved One

Posted by on Mar 3, 2021 in Family | 0 comments

Losing a loved one is never easy. It may be a very painful experience for you, especially if you were close. However, that doesn’t mean you have to be sad and spend time sulking for the remainder of your life. There are ways to heal after the loss of a loved one and you owe it to yourself to give these ideas a chance to work. You deserve to be happy and feel good even though you may be missing someone special in your life. Be kind to yourself, most importantly, and remember everyone grieves differently and in their own way and at their own pace. Practice Acceptance One way to health after the loss of a loved one is to practice acceptance of what is. Come to terms and face the reality that your special person is now...

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Important signs that you need blue light blocking glasses

Posted by on Mar 2, 2021 in Family | 0 comments

We all need to take better care of ourselves. When we know we need a health kick, it’s completely natural to overhaul our eating habits, add some exercise into our daily routines, all whilst cutting back on things like our alcohol and sugar consumption. But, in our rush to treat our bodies better, most of us neglect one crucial part. Our eyes. Preserving our vision and prioritizing our eye health isn’t something most of us think about – until something goes wrong. If you’re someone who is struggling with headaches, blurred vision, dry uncomfortable eyes and you’re spending excessive periods in front of digital screens, then you’ll benefit from blue light blocking glasses. Blue light blocking glasses are the visual aid of choice for those who want to look after their vision without compromising on their personal style. Bluelight...

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Great Ideas for a Work from Home Career for Women

Posted by on Mar 2, 2021 in Family | 0 comments

Not everyone is keen on the idea of working in an office. Some people just prefer working from home, but at first, it might seem a bit limiting because there are a lot of jobs that you can’t do from home. But look on the bright side – there are plenty of them that you can do from home and for which you only need a laptop and a stable internet connection. That being said, if you are forced to stay home most of the time or starting a remote career is your personal choice, the options are endless. Depending on your needs and expectations you can start streaming on the best cam site for fast earnings, or start a learning journey and build a career in tech. With that in mind, here are several great suggestions that you...

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4 Tips for Meeting Big Life Moments with Optimism

Posted by on Mar 2, 2021 in Family | 0 comments

Life is an amazing thing, full of all sorts of powerful moments that can leave a permanent impact, and an array of (hopefully good) memories that you will carry with you for years to come. Unfortunately, though, many of the big moments in life can also seem innately stressful, as they come with plenty of responsibility, consequence, and the need to be focused, attentive to detail, and highly aware of what’s going on around you. Nonetheless, being able to meet those big life moments with a spirit of optimism and enthusiasm is a very powerful thing, and can totally shape your overall experience of life for the better, in a wide variety of different ways. Although there is no perfect one size fits all formula that is guaranteed to work for every person in every situation, there are certainly...

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Struggling to Relax at the Weekend? This Guide will Help you to Unwind and Let Go

Posted by on Mar 2, 2021 in Entertainment, Family | 0 comments

If you are finding it hard to let go at the weekend because you are just so stressed with work then you’re not alone. So many people are in the same situation as you are, but if you don’t take the time to make a positive change then you may find that the negative effects of stress continue to have an impact on your life. If you’re ready to turn things around for yourself, then simply take a look below. Read a Book Did you know that the best way for you to truly unwind would be for you to read a book? You can easily get lost in a completely different world and you can forget about your meetings, to-do lists and work-related activities. Reading is ideal if you want to relax and reduce your stress in general....

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Which Toothpaste Is Best For Pearly Whites?

Posted by on Mar 2, 2021 in Family, Health | 0 comments

Everyone needs a caring family dentist. They will be able to advise you on all areas of dental health, therefore it’s vital your kids have access to one very early on. But how do you maintain pearly white teeth when you’re away from the dentist? We all want great teeth but often struggle to choose the right toothpaste that will help keep our teeth this way. Cavities, gum problems, bad breath and teeth whitening are just some of the oral hygiene problems that toothpastes are designed to treat. But when it comes to choosing a toothpaste, you should know a little more and choose the ointment that is right for you. The most important thing in maintaining oral hygiene and preventing cavities, tooth decay and gingivitis, is to simply brush your teeth properly twice a day at least in...

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DTSA’s Boca de Oro Festival

Posted by on Feb 25, 2021 in Events | 0 comments

DTSA’s annual premiere visual, literary and performing arts festival, Boca de Oro, will occur virtually this year on March 5th-7th. Every March for the last four years, Boca de Oro Festival has brought thousands of artists, students, educators and attendees to Downtown Santa Ana. They fill the streets with dancing, our historic buildings with striking performances and evocative readings, and our restaurants and plazas with friends new and old thanks to an incredible partnership between Santa Ana Unified School District and the Downtown Santa Ana Historic District. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Boca de Oro Festival of Literary, Visual and Performing Arts is online this year with 100+ free performances and virtual sessions. Revelers of culture and enthusiasts of the arts will enjoy this year’s open exploration of how we build our cities and lives through our collective memories,...

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Making the Most of ‘Me’ Time as a New Mom

Posted by on Feb 24, 2021 in Family, Fitness | 0 comments

Trying to lose weight is tough, but if you’re a new mom who already has their hands full, it can seem impossible. As important as regular exercise is, it’s not always easy to find time to do it, especially if you’re a new one. Thankfully, there are ways to squeeze in even a mini workout. Read on to learn some of the best ways to start a healthy exercise routine for new moms. Make Time Exercising while taking care of a newborn or young child is all about balance. Naturally, you’re going to prioritize the child’s care over exercise. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t find ways to integrate exercise into your day. Even moms need time to themselves, so think about your schedule and see what free time you have. Use that time to do your favorite type...

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Tips to Make Your Tofu Taste Better

Posted by on Feb 24, 2021 in Dining, Family | 0 comments

Tofu – it’s pretty plain, right? Wrong. While tofu doesn’t have much taste on its own, it is actually one of the most versatile foods on this planet. It is amazingly absorbent and can be coerced into representing dozens of different foods. The trick is knowing exactly how to cook it. In this article, we will look at some top tips to make your tofu taste much better. What is tofu? First, it’s essential to understand what tofu actually is. It’s a food product made from soybeans, with a texture that ranges from soft and cream cheese-like to a harder structure. It is popular in East Asian dishes, such as miso soup and stir-fries. However, people all over the world now use it to create fake meat-like products or in delicious creamy desserts. Tofu has virtually no flavor on...

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The Medicine Woman Tarot Card Message of the Day: Nurturing Lodge of the Bowls

Posted by on Feb 24, 2021 in Spiritual Healing, The Medicine Woman Tarot Readings | 0 comments

The Fruits of Devotion Enter the lodge of spiritual family and celebrate your lives together. This is the place and time to utilize your stores of nourishment for self and others. Embrace. Be in peace. Reflect. Enjoy. If you cannot fully do this in your life now, there is a lesson here. You have given away too much, saving nothing for the present. You have extended your hand to other so gar that you have lost your balance. Go prepare a nurturing space. Renew yourself. Get what you need to fill your space and feel good about sharing once again with others. Your life is designed to bring you into constant relationship. Each relationship is a chance to act as if you are serving the Divine Being by serving that part of God that lights each human and creature...

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Building a Successful Business Brand

Posted by on Feb 23, 2021 in Family | 0 comments

Creating a brand makes it easier to spark engagement within your target audience. When clients or consumers can associate your business with particular values or visual assets, your organization becomes instantly recognizable. What’s more – the services, products, and experiences you provide are intrinsically linked to your branding, which means customers or clients will instantly associate your business with particular goods or services. Every business should take a proactive approach to brand creation, although people often assume that creating a brand is more difficult than it really is. If you want to enhance your success, take a look at these top tips for building a successful business brand: Conduct Market Research Your brand needs to connect with your target audience, which means you need to get to know your market. If you don’t know exactly what your target demographic...

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Signs of Spring Throughout Descanso Gardens

Posted by on Feb 23, 2021 in Events | 0 comments

Spring kicks off Saturday, March 30 and for most of us, it can’t get here a moment too soon. After a year of being cooped up, we’re looking forward to reveling in all of the amazing spring blooms that will fill Descanso Gardens in the days and weeks to come. To usher in the season, Descanso has a few special nature-inspired celebrations planned that are designed to delight, educate and inspire. Following are some of the spring events coming up: Signs of Spring: March 15-May 31 Colorful flowers are a sure sign of spring, but not the only one. The birds of Descanso mark spring by making their homes in the garden. As you explore Descanso, look for special areas from the Promenade to the Oak Woodland marked with the Signs of Spring logo. There you will find displays...

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7 Top Advantages of Indulging In Coding Tests

Posted by on Feb 23, 2021 in Family, Tech | 0 comments

Organizations need to conduct unit testing or code testing nowadays because this particular concept is full of multiple advantages for organizations. The code can be considered as the smallest possible testable software component which further provides the organizations with several kinds of advantages in the long run because the designing, execution, recording and analysis has been perfectly carried out. In this way, the defects in the whole system are perfectly revealed by the whole system and everything becomes very easy in terms of repairing. The basic goal of indulging in code testing is to segregate every smallest part of the program and ensure that individual parts are working correctly and efficiently. Following are some of the topmost advantages of utilizing the whole comprehensive concept of coding test: The whole process becomes very much agile One of the best possible advantages...

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The Medicine Woman Tarot Card Message of the Day: Exemplar of Bowls – Ever-Deepening Love

Posted by on Feb 23, 2021 in Spiritual Healing, The Medicine Woman Tarot Readings | 0 comments

Your love has matured. You have many teachings to pass on. Consider how to use your particular talents as a vehicle for the expression of the wisdom you have gained. It is time for you to settle back and integrate your love experiences. You have reached a plateau. Look back at the far distance you have come. Count your blessings. Bless others with your presence. You exemplify aging in grace. Your soul is filled with youthful exuberance for life’s beauty. Your service to others is as natural as breathing. The light within you radiates fully. The full thrust of your life now goes towards your devotion to higher being. No anger, pain or guilt or remorse can hold you down. Emotions are a gently moving sea of bliss uplifting a life of steady devotion to a higher good. You...

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Chef Collaboration Dinner at Gracias Madre Newport

Posted by on Feb 19, 2021 in Dining, Family | 0 comments

You are invited to an upcoming Chef Collaboration Dinner featuring Gracias Madre Executive Chef Alan Sanz joining forces with Executive Chef Sergio Ortega from Chato’s Bar & Grill next Wednesday, February 24th at 7pm at Gracias Madre Newport! The theme of the dinner will be “modern takes of home classics from Central West Mexico” – an ode to Chef Sergio’s roots in Morelia, Central Mexico – and will feature a five-course meal for $75 per person (pre-paid). Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant at (949) 386-8100. The five-course meal will pay tribute to both chefs’ Mexican origins, with specials like a Mexican-style olivier salad tostada and enmoladas (mole moreliano, leek and carrot ragout, vegan cheddar, red onion, cilantro, sesame seeds) by Chef Sergio; and Capirotada (bolillo, cranberries, piloncillo, peanuts, cinnamon, figs, hibiscus leaf) for dessert by Chef...

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Chicken with Walnuts and Lemon Recipe

Posted by on Feb 18, 2021 in Family, Melissa's Produce, Recipes | 1 comment

Today, we attended an amazing cookbook event hosted by Melissa’s Produce for author Susan Hermann Loomis- Plat du Jour: French Dinners Made Easy. The tutorial started with something I have always wanted to learn how to do – cut apart a whole chicken. One of the recipes that we learned how to make was Chicken with Walnuts and Lemon. It looked so delicious that I could not wait to get online at Melissas.com to order all the produce to make it for my children next week. The author was so gracious as to share the recipe with us to give to all of you to make at home. Enjoy!! Chicken with Walnuts and Lemon, from the Dordogne POULET AUX NOIX ET CITRON SERVES 4 TO 6 EQUIPMENT: large heavy skillet with a lid, tongs PREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes if...

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4 Tips For Driving Again After A Car Accident

Posted by on Feb 18, 2021 in Autos, Family | 0 comments

Even if you walked away from your car accident without a scratch, but perhaps especially if things were more serious and you needed time to recover from your injuries and professional car accident lawyers were involved, it can be hard to get back behind the wheel again. An accident is sure to leave some psychological mark as well as the more obvious physical ones, and trying to drive again can be a hard task to manage. This is perfectly normal, and if you’re having trouble it’s only to be expected. In time, you will be able to drive again. However, if you want to speed up the process, perhaps to show yourself what you can do or because of practical reasons – you need to drive to work or take the kids to school – then read on because...

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Must-Try Camping Dutch Oven Dishes

Posted by on Feb 18, 2021 in Family, Recipes | 0 comments

Dutch oven dishes and camping are made for each other. The great thing about a Dutch oven is that you can make easy, one-pot dishes directly over the fire and then roast your marshmallows afterward. Win! Of course, you’ll want a Dutch oven like the one at Uno Casa or similar, and you’ll want some tasty recipes for one-pot meals. Here are some of our selections for you to whip up delicious meals while camping. Campfire Sloppy Joes This recipe serves 5 people. Ingredients 1 pound ground beef 1 small onion, diced 1 stick celery, chopped 1/2 green pepper, diced 1 can chopped tomatoes 2 tablespoons ketchup 1 tablespoon brown sugar Dash white vinegar 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce or similar ½ teaspoon garlic powder ¼ teaspoon paprika 4 hamburger buns, cut in half Method Sauté the beef, onion, celery,...

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How to Troubleshoot Dryer Issues

Posted by on Feb 18, 2021 in Family | 0 comments

Moms that use dryers on a regular basis often rely on them heavily. Should you have nowhere to hang clothes or you live in a wet climate, not having your dryer working is a huge problem. If it breaks down it is good to know how to quickly identify what the issue is and how to fix it. Here are details of some common dryer issues along with some information to help you to get it working again. Your dryer won’t turn on at all Unless you have a dryer that is more than 40 years old it will have a thermal fuse built-in. It is there to make sure that it does not overheat. If things get too hot it is this fuse that causes things to shut down. Once it blows, your dryer will not turn on...

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The Medicine Woman Tarot Card Message of the Day: Eight of Arrows

Posted by on Feb 18, 2021 in Spiritual Healing, The Medicine Woman Tarot Readings | 0 comments

You have advanced to a new perspective. From here you will empower others by offering a means to their greater well-being. You will give gifts that continue to give of their own nature. Now that you have a new philosophy, religion, or lifestyle (each of these describes a large body of words you live by), you must realize that it will restrict you in certain ways. Initially, you will be blind to those restrictions, but in time you will notice. At that point, you must realize the power of restriction. Commitment can be freedom. You must realize that there is no way to be completely unrestricted and still be living. Each belief system fences you in and at the same time frees you to do things you could not do otherwise. For instance, the concept of marriage may restrict...

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CSArts Academy: Fun and rewarding arts classes for kids

Posted by on Feb 17, 2021 in Education, Family | 0 comments

This spring, Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) invites aspiring young artists from near and far to experience its quality arts instruction from the comfort of their own homes. Reimagined for distance-learning, the school’s community engagement program, CSArts Academy, is back for Spring Classes with a new Virtual Saturday Series. Nearly 2,000 students have missed the program since it was canceled because of the current health crisis last March. Designed for children ages 8-15, the spring program offers both eight-week classes and two-week workshops in a fun, creative and nurturing online environment. Students can choose the art form and length of session that best meets their interests and schedule, with opportunities for both beginner and advanced studies in a variety of artistic fields. These unique Saturday classes encourage students to develop important fundamental skills while providing practical experience...

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The Medicine Woman Tarot Card Message of the Day: Exemplar of the Pipes

Posted by on Feb 17, 2021 in Spiritual Healing, The Medicine Woman Tarot Readings | 0 comments

You have earned the title Sage or Creative Genius. You are a visionary who has lived life fully and well, the artist at life itself. Your works will last long beyond your own physical life and this are immortal. You are passing on the pipe now, handing down the wand. This may be in only one area of your life or all of them. You know. It is an end time. But it is also a time when you reign supreme. Be wise. You will be asked to pass on. It is a good time to reflect, to be thankful, to make completions. Do not get caught up in the feeling of “dying.” There is no death that lasts. Your life conditions, the context in which you find your Self, simply change. Let go of your identification with the...

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10 Best Immune Boosting Foods

Posted by on Feb 17, 2021 in Family, Health | 0 comments

One of the most important things to keep on top of for preventing regular common illnesses is your immune system. Your immune system acts very much like the military, in that it defends you against foreign invaders to prevent disease and common illness. Immune fighting vaccines have been around for over two millennia, but it is now easier than ever to help strengthen your immune system yourself. Having a strong immune system can inhibit colds, flu, and infections and there are only a few ways you can boost your immune system. Getting enough sleep, managing stress, washing your hands regularly, and partaking in regular exercise are a few ways you can improve your immunity. However, a key thing to integrate into your daily routine is a healthy balanced diet of foods rich in immune-boosting nutrients. There are many foods...

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Things You Should Know in Staging an Addiction Intervention

Posted by on Feb 16, 2021 in Family, Parenting | 0 comments

Although intervention is a known activity to inform a person of an unhealthy habit or addiction they may not know that they have, many have only learned about this program through TV shows or movies. The problem with this is that it’s not as simple as they’ve portrayed it to be. People may have misconceptions about it and may result in misunderstanding and conflict. It’s crucial that you understand the purpose, nature, and standard process of interventions. What is an intervention? An intervention is a planned activity usually staged by a person’s family and friends to help a person see what they have made a habit of doing and that it has become a problem that you all have observed to be affecting the person’s well-being, and the people around him/her. What should you do before an intervention? The...

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The Medicine Woman Tarot Card Message of the Day: The Sunset

Posted by on Feb 16, 2021 in Spiritual Healing, The Medicine Woman Tarot Readings | 0 comments

“I accept the changes that will come through higher states of consciousness. All change works to bring about my freedom and my good. I let go am free” Like the setting sun, I am death to that which has been of this day; yet I promise renewal. When there is no other way out, I come. I am kind. Only I can offer the opportunity to leave behind the unsolvable problems. I am firm. There is no return to what has been. Through me, you are called to the Creator. You are called to listen once more to the Great Plan and the part of you must play in it. I am the end of life as you have known it. I am the beginning of what you have not yet imagined. When you see me coming, open to...

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Walt Disney Animation Studios: Us Again

Posted by on Feb 15, 2021 in Entertainment, Film | 0 comments

“Us Again,” a vibrant and original new theatrical animated short from director Zach Parrish that brings together dance, music, emotional storytelling and inspired animation, is set to debut exclusively in theaters worldwide beginning on March 5, playing on the same bill as Walt Disney Animation Studios’ (WDAS) newest animated feature, “Raya and the Last Dragon.” The film is Disney Animation’s first new theatrical short since the 2016 release of “Inner Workings,” which accompanied “Moana” on the big screen. “Us Again” is scheduled to make its streaming debut in June on Disney+. Parrish is an eleven-year veteran of Disney Animation who served as head of animation on “Big Hero 6” and director of the Short Circuit film, “Puddles,” in addition to his numerous animation credits on features for the Studio. Award-winning choreographers/dancers Keoneand Mari (featured performers on “World of Dance,”...

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The Medicine Woman Tarot Card Message of the Day: Ten of Bowls

Posted by on Feb 15, 2021 in Spiritual Healing, The Medicine Woman Tarot Readings | 0 comments

Your heart has found its home. Put your full energy into all you love here. Hold nothing back. Your heart has reached the heavens and brought them home to rest. Let yourself feel your commitment to a certain place, a certain community. Love can be expressed very particularly. You have a place to ground all of your high hopes and dreams. You are going to “do it” now. Longing no longer take you away to the illusive someone or something better. You have reached a time when you must give your full participation to what is before you. Fix it up make it into your dream. Everything you need for full spiritual growth is here now. Take stock and dig in. Pull yourself up to the hearth and read Wendell Berry or Robert Frost, maybe Helen and Scott Nearing....

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How to Teach your Kid Basic Hygiene Skills

Posted by on Feb 15, 2021 in Family, Health | 0 comments

A healthy child tends to be a happy child. Uncomplicated and essential, your kid’s hygiene skills matter. It helps our physical and emotional health, and for our kids, it allows them to make well-informed decisions about their health. Today you cannot go anywhere without seeing COVID-19 alerts and warnings. Most of them feature the importance of handwashing and how to sneeze! Good hygiene has taken on a whole other level, and it’s never been more vital for our children. So how do you teach your kid basic hygiene skills? Well, let’s take a look: Why soap matters Up until the third decade of life, your brain is still developing. Which at its core means you’ve still got a lot of learning and growing to do! For kids, having context is essential. They want to know why they have to...

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Mental Health Matters: How to Establish A Good Sleeping Routine with your Child

Posted by on Feb 15, 2021 in Family | 0 comments

Have you ever woken up from a broken nights sleep feeling grumpy, unsettled and not quite yourself? If your answer is a resounding “yes,” grabbing your first coffee in the day is a high priority. Now put yourself in your child’s shoes. Not only are they grappling with intense brain development, your little one is trying to figure out their place in the world. When your child doesn’t get enough sleep, you can pretty much guarantee an explosion of emotion, increased fretfulness and added clinginess to boot. Good mental health is intrinsically linked to quality sleep. So let’s take a look at how to establish a good sleeping routine with your child: “Bed o’clock” Sticking to a bedtime window is massively helpful when trying to establish a routine. Once your little one gets used to a set time, their...

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