7 Fashion Trends That Have Died A Slow Painful Death

Trends come and trends go, but there are those that we wish would leave the party a little early. Thankfully the world of fashion is ever-evolving, and with a little luck, some new trends that are more pleasing to the eye and less taxing on our sanity will soon replace the misguided efforts...

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Looking After Your Sense Of Style: A Dad's Guide

It’s easy to forget your self once you become a father. Responsibilities pile up and time that used to belong only to you, is now divided into various activities that you feel have taken control of your schedule. There is always something going on...

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How To Prepare Your Son Or Daughter For Their First Job Interview

Whether your child (and I use the term loosely) is applying for a first holiday job while at college, or their first proper career job, seeing them actually take an interest in paying their way in the world is one of those ‘rites of passage’ things that goes with becoming an adult...

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First Steps Of Being A Stepfather

I met my stepson the day after Christmas, barely over a year ago. For the most part, I’ve become a pretty tough man, emotionally distant and guarded. Despite this, I was still nervous to meet the boy who would become a part of my family. When I met him he was just two months shy of three years old. I’ve always loved and wanted kids...

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The Stepfather Savior Complex

My family has a history of stepfathers. My dad was a stepfather to my oldest sister, my grandfather was a stepfather to my mother, and my grandmother’s father was a stepfather. In two of the above cases, this was because of parental abandonment. Their biological fathers left them at an age too young to remember. Fortunately, this was not the case with my own stepson...

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Influence Of Words That Fathers Use To Their Child

To all the fathers out there: Your words are very powerful, use them wisely! It was my daddy who taught me to value and accept myself, he told me that I was exceptionally beautiful and that I was the most valuable thing in life. And you know what? I believed every word that he said. My friend Tommy was not as fortunate...

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How Psychotherapy Can Help Midlife Crises

What Is A Midlife Crisis? While midlife crises have been parodied in popular culture, for people experiencing them, the feelings are very real. Sometimes, in an attempt to stave off the feelings of grief or anxiety that can be experienced as we enter midlife, people...

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12 Top Winter Care Tips For You And Your Horse

Taking care of your horse during the winter can feel like hard work. There’s the stable to be mucked out, not to mention the dark mornings. There are no late balmy summer evening rides to compensate either. We’ve put together some great tips to help you through the dark winter mornings, and keep you and your horse...

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How To Deal With Unwanted Wedding Guests

Your wedding day has to be perfect – it’s the best day of your life! And while the bride and grooms’ families and close friends will be there to witness the start of their life together, what about the people you don’t particularly want to invite? Can you not invite some people?

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My Inauguration Day

I'm going to open with this one with a “plain-as-day” statement: I used to avoid conflict. The only reason I’ve stayed (semi) sane over the years is by being able to identify toxic individuals and making sure I stay several zip codes away. Negativity clouds the soul, I believed...

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