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Acquiring a Taste for Wine – How to Properly Enjoy This Elegant Beverage

Even if you drink wine regularly, you might not have a developed taste for it. Drinking box wine from your local supermarket does not mean that you know wine, but if you would like to acquire a more elevated taste for this extremely elegant and at times sophisticated beverage, the process is…

Things To Know Before Taking Out A Personal Loan

Personal loans are designed to give individuals a rapid influx of cash when times are hard. They offer people a way to acquire the necessary capital to carry out some home renovations or to pay off debts and raise their credit score.

Of course, as with any other…

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The fad of wellness

A few weeks ago, I went to a conference with my Mom to learn more about blogging. (Once you are done reading this, you should check hers out, it is witty and funny and a good read.) We had a blast. We learned a lot (I have homework now), we talked a lot (I love knowing more about my Mom) and we listened to a lot of people talk about wellness (which was a little odd, considering it was a…

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Added by Lauren Markman on July 12, 2017 at 6:45am — No Comments

Gender in media does matter

My son is at a fun age where he can appreciate more movies than a few years ago. So, we have been watching Disney movies lately. He laughs at all the right places in Lilo & Stitch and dances next to me during A Little Mermaid. And I can't tell you how happy I was when he cited Moana as one of his favorites.…



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Added by Lauren Markman on June 29, 2017 at 6:59am — No Comments

Switching between work and family

I've talked before about how my brain is compartmentalized. I have a hard time moving between work and family life without a transition period in between (which is why I've been able to make my peace with traffic).…

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Added by Lauren Markman on May 24, 2017 at 6:47am — No Comments

The ongoing balance of screentime

Like many parents, I struggle with my son's screentime. Sure, we have rules in place to limit the amount of time he has per day, but that is only a start. When we consider content that he is allowed to access, "play time" versus more educational materials, and his behavior upon learning his time is up (children have a hard time with the concept of how fast time can move), I find it is a subject that I need to revisit more often than I…

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Added by Lauren Markman on May 8, 2017 at 6:31am — No Comments

Asking the boss for a baby

My husband and I are planners. So, when it came to us having a baby, we mapped it all out: When we would start trying, what potential names we liked, and childcare after the baby was born. We were lucky in the fact that it didn't take us long to get pregnant, and although we had some wrenches thrown into the plan that required adjustments, we are a very happy family today.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on November 4, 2016 at 7:15am — No Comments

Staying home with the kids

Traffic is what did me in.



I had it all planned out: I left work a little earlier than normal, I had a route home that avoided the major roads and I was excited. I was going to make it to my son's school in time for curriculum night.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on October 21, 2016 at 6:49am — No Comments

How my father's hard words, and being bullied, made me an entrepreneur!

HISTORY DOESN’T DEFINE YOU. YOUR CHOICES DOES

 Imagine that you stand on the edge of a platform at the swimming pool... Blindfolded!

You have no idea how high up the platform is, if it is the 1-meter, 5-meter or the 10-meter platform. You have no idea if there is water in…

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Added by Dorte Damgaard Sejthen on August 19, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Coffee in the morning; wine in the evening

I used to have only a few cups of coffee every year. And then I started having coffee time with a friend of mine at work, so now I have coffee on a more regular basis. It's still not every day, but around once a week.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 24, 2016 at 6:22am — No Comments

The fatherhood bonus/the motherhood penalty

Congratulations, you're having a baby!



You are now seen as a more stable employee - after all, you now have a family to provide for. You'll be earning more money and you have just gotten an edge on any promotions.…



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Added by Lauren Markman on November 13, 2015 at 6:38am — No Comments

Students say that family comes first

I said a lot of dumb things when I was in my 20s. As I am now older and (presumably) wiser, I take comfort in the fact that everyone says dumb things in their 20s. In your 20s you suffer from an optimistic idealistic attitude about...well, everything.



As I have gotten older, I have gotten wiser. Which is…

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Added by Lauren Markman on October 21, 2015 at 6:33am — 2 Comments

Working parents are suffering in silence

At 5 pm, I have been working for eight and a half hours. I probably don't even know what time it is. In fact, I am probably in a meeting, since I work for a bicoastal company and it is only 2 pm on the other coast. (That tends to be a popular meeting time.)



By 5:14, I am trying very hard to focus on whatever…

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Added by Lauren Markman on October 14, 2015 at 6:24am — 3 Comments

Vacations ≠ Work-Life Balance

As some of you already know, I recently returned from a “vacation” with my children and mother in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (PV).  What a blessing to be able to do this and please know that I didn’t take one second of it for granted.

This was actually my third visit to PV, so I was…

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Added by Kristina Butler on July 22, 2015 at 9:14am — No Comments

Can your marriage stand on one leg?

I am a flamingo. I am standing perfectly still in flamingo pose with one foot firmly rooted to the ground and the other balanced away from my body. I breathe in. I breathe out. I am calm and pleased by my ability to stay so centered.…



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Added by Lauren Markman on July 21, 2015 at 6:28am — No Comments

Work-life balance for parents – my top 10 tips

(First published in Discovering Work-Life Harmony)

Finding work-life balance is very much still a journey of discovery for me. Since becoming a mum six years ago,…

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Added by Helen C on July 17, 2015 at 9:35am — No Comments

The serious business of laughter

My son laughs at the slapstick pratfalls on a television show. He laughs at the goofy knock-knock jokes that I tell him. And he is super ticklish.



And all those things make me really…

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Added by Lauren Markman on June 12, 2015 at 6:21am — 2 Comments

5 Things People Ask Me When They Find Out I'm Married To A Gynecologist

I can see the pupils dilate and the wheels begin to turn when people find out that I'm married to a gynecologist. Paranoid as this may seem, I've answered enough questions and survived too many bizarre interactions to be caught with my pants down again. My husband commenced his OB-GYN residency two weeks…

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Added by Erris Langer Klapper on May 23, 2015 at 9:40am — 4 Comments

Take the Break That Might Save Your Life

Stress is real.



In 2011, I was diagnosed with central serous retinopathy and the doctors made it very clear to me that it was directly related to how my body processes stress.  



I remember it like it was yesterday.  I sat at my desk…

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Added by Kristina Butler on May 18, 2015 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

The Mommy Wars: Stay at home or Go to work

When my brother and I were little, my Mom was a stay at home mom (thanks, Mom!). When we got older, she got a job to provide for us (thanks, Mom!). And even though she wasn't home after school or couldn't be around to make dinner every night, we turned out fine. We knew we were loved.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on April 24, 2015 at 6:24am — No Comments

The One Thing the Work-From-Home Woman Needs From You

Humor me for a second and take this mind trip; Imagine you work from home as a telecommuter or you run your own business from an home office or the dining room table for that matter.

Being the professional you are,…

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Added by Slimy Bookworm on April 22, 2015 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Super Hero - You Can Do the Work Life Balance

you are a super hero www.janeanesworld.com

It is fantastic to realize that when it comes to work life balance you can succeed by being your own super hero. When my oldest daughter was a little girl she watched a movie from the Cheetah Girls with words to a song something similar to this:

I don't want to be like Cinderella

Sitting alone…

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Added by Janeane Davis on January 22, 2015 at 10:43am — No Comments

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