Making Your Christmas Shopping Plan

In life, when it comes to Christmas shopping, there are two types of people. There are those who plan well in advance to save last-minute rushing around and those who do exactly that, leave it to the last minute! The date of Christmas never changes and so there are no excuses not to set a plan as this will not only ensure you are organised come Christmas day, but it will also ensure that you are more effective in your Christmas purchases, that you don’t overspend and you will probably even be … [Read more...]

Nanny chores while Kids in Summer Camp ;)

When your kids head off to school, your nanny will suddenly have a lot of extra free time on her hands – sometimes up to five or six hours each day. Nannies still expect to get paid for these hours, so the question often becomes what responsibilities can she pick up to make up for the downtime? The exact tasks really depend on the needs of your family and the skill set and willingness of your nanny. Here are some ideas to consider. Family laundry. Most nannies are already responsible … [Read more...]

The ‘Affluent’ Fully Integrated Internet into Lives, Lorre White

Lorre White, The Guru of Luxury reports: The 'Affluent' Have Fully Integrated the Internet into their Lives. New study reveals how the 'affluent' use the internet, social media and mobile devices and apps in support of their luxury lifestyles . For businesses targeting high-end shoppers, having a robust, engaging and sticky website, as well as a proactive social media and mobile platform, is no longer an option, but a necessity. That is because high-end consumers have fully … [Read more...]

Lorre White celebrates Cyber Monday – how did it go?

BRITISH-BASED online retailers are expected to see their busiest day in history today, as US shopping event Cyber Monday takes place in the UK. The annual discount day - which in America traditionally falls on the Monday after Thanksgiving - was launched to encourage shoppers to buy online in the run-up to Christmas. Internet sales are expected to surpass all expectations with Visa Europe predicting that £320 million will be spent via its cards alone, reports The Evening Standard. The number … [Read more...]

Black Friday, name ‘originated in Philadelphia’

Black Friday is one of the busiest shopping days in the USA. There are two popular theories as to why the day after Thanksgiving Day is called Black Friday. One theory is that the wheels of vehicles in heavy traffic on the day after Thanksgiving Day left many black markings on the road surface, leading to the term Black Friday. The other theory is that the term Black Friday comes from an old way of recording business accounts. Losses were recorded in red ink and profits in black ink. Many … [Read more...]

How a Trip to the Grocery Store Can Feed Your Sex Life – (Guys! Pay Attention!)

(Guys! Pay Attention!) Do you sometimes wonder what happened to that randy, can’t-get-enough couple you used to be? You know, before the fatigue of everyday life set in and before the kids arrived. Back when you could have the week from hell and still strap on your dancing’ shoes and, after a great night out, have energy for sex. If you just sighed nostalgically, I get it. I understand how easy it is to let the demands of everyday life take precedence over romance. I know how easy it … [Read more...]

Women are Amazing! – Tee! Hee! Hee!

THE FEMALE GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS Car Parking The smallest kerbside space successfully reversed into by a woman was one of 19.36m (63ft 2ins), equivalent to three standard parking spaces, by Mrs. Elizabeth Simpkins, driving an unmodified Vauxhall Nova 'Swing' on 12th October 1993. She started the manoeuvre at 11.15am in Ropergate, Pontefract,and successfully parked within three feet of the pavement 8 hours 14 minutes later.There was slight damage to the bumpers and wings of … [Read more...]

The Mayo Clinic: 10 Tips to Coping Holiday Stress!

    ~~ Celebrating the Holidays in 2012 ~~     Stress, depression and the holidays: 10 tips for coping with 'stress and/or depression'   ... don't ruin your holidays and hurt your health.   The holiday season,  starting in early December continues through New Year's Day, often brings unwelcome guests — stress and depression.      ... and it's no wonder. In an effort to pull off a perfect holiday, you might find yourself facing a dizzying array of demands — … [Read more...]

Alina Mikos – 6 Simple Suggestions for Happier Holidays

6 Simple Suggestions for Happier Holidays By Alina Mikos  The holidays can be emotionally stressful as time, budgets, and patience are stretched to their limits. However, with some planning, perspective, and an increased consciousness about the true spirit of the season, we can create an abundance of happy moments and memories that will give Hallmark a run for its money!    ___________________________________  Be Realistic Going into the holidays with an accurate perspective on what’s in store … [Read more...]

Alinos Mikos – Budget the Holidays in 5 Steps

Budget the Holidays in 5 Steps By Alina Mikos The not-so-happy holiday truth is that millions of Americans break their budgets, recklessly overspending on gifts, festive foods, decorations, travel, and parties. Add to the problem a significantly depressed economy that shows little sign of improvement in the near future, and you have America’s current conundrum. It’s important to keep in mind that the joy of family and the holidays comes primarily from your relationships, with gift-giving as … [Read more...]

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