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How Cholesterol Can Affect Pregnancy

Cholesterol is often talked about as something that’s all bad. However, that’s not the case in all circumstances. You may be surprised to learn that your body needs this fatty, wax-like substance to develop and construct cells. Since cells are what helps keep your body growing and…

Cheap Ways to Add Extra Living Space to Your Home

If you listen to the news, we are no longer in a recession. However, the average family still isn’t able to buy a larger house as their families expand. It could be that we have gone into debt during those dry years and it could also be that the cost of living has increased beyond the limits…

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Portia Mount's Blog – March 2011 Archive (6)

The Trouble with Chris Brown: A Lesson for My Son

There is something troubling me. Last week the media was agog with R&B star Chris Brown's latest outburst. For those of you who don't follow pop culture, Chris Brown is the R&B singer/dancer who notoriously beat up his then-girlfriend pop star Rhianna two years…

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Added by Portia Mount on March 28, 2011 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Grown-Up Friendship: When Friends Move On

How Good a Friend Are You?

The E! Channel just started re-running Sex and the City, one of my all-time favorite television series. When SATC came out, I was living in New York and working as an  account executive at a big PR agency.  The story of four working women pursuing successful careers, romance…

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Added by Portia Mount on March 25, 2011 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Simple Steps for Preparing For an Emergency

Emergency Preparedness

Two years ago a rogue tornado tore through my neighborhood. Eight of my neighbors' homes were completely destroyed by the violent wind and rain.  The tornado came so suddenly, Dr. D. and I barely had time to get down to our basement. We huddled in a crawlspace under our stairwell as we listened to what sounded like a freight train blowing down our street. Our power,…

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Added by Portia Mount on March 18, 2011 at 9:14am — No Comments

Japan Relief: How You Can Help

How to contribute to the relief effort in Japan

By now we've all seen the devastating news that continues to unfold in Japan. First a terrible earthquake, followed by a tsunami and now news of trouble at four of the country's nuclear facilities. While it's true Japan is one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, the humanitarian need in the wake of this crisis is enormous. Japan holds a special place…

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Added by Portia Mount on March 17, 2011 at 9:22am — No Comments

A Global Mindset Starts at Home



Preparing for the Global Work Place

"What color are you?" Huh? "What. Color. Are. You.?" Me? I'm shopping at Pier 1 Imports in the home fragrance aisle and see a young, blonde girl about six years old looking up at me. "What color are you? Are you brown?" I'm wondering how to answer this question. Should I pretend I didn't hear her? Do I answer? She's so cute and it's an innocent question. I go for it. "Well,…

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Added by Portia Mount on March 12, 2011 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Spring Cleaning from the Inside Out

I love everything about Spring. The cool crisp air, the gorgeous blooming trees and flowers and the longer days. Spring is when I do my annual home deep clean. This year though I am taking a different approach. I'm starting my Spring cleaning with me first. I shared in a previous post that I…

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Added by Portia Mount on March 10, 2011 at 10:44am — No Comments

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