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12 Inexpensive Ways to Learn a Foreign Language

I’m scheduled to take a trip-of-a-lifetime cruise  this year and am intent on finding inexpensive ways to learn a foreign language before I go. My goal is to learn as much Spanish as possible beforehand sailing around South America – … Continue reading

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Cat Lovers Unite: Funny Cat Sayings

Saw this on a plaque recently and thought it was very funny — in a dark way… And this message on a greeting card was good, too.

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How to Find the Perfect One Word for 2017

Picking a guiding focus word (one word or one little word) for the year is pretty popular right now — and it’s a great way to hone in on a particular personal goal. To get ideas for your “one word” … Continue reading

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My One Word for 2017

Life goes fast (and, I swear, it speeds up as you get older) and sometime we forget to stop and enjoy the good moments when they occur.

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Mixed Results on 2016 Life Goals

Think I did somewhat better on my 2016 life goals (resolutions) than the ones from the year before…

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2017 Life Goals

A new year and a fresh start! Here are my 2017 life goals (New Year’s resolutions):

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10 Best Life Hacks of 2016

Everyone loves to discover tricks and tips that make life easier. Here are the 10 best life hacks of 2016:

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What Clothes are Totally “You”? Here’s My Current Fave

In the latest issue of “O” magazine, the editors asked readers to write and describe the clothing item that’s totally “you” — which got me thinking, because it’s an intriguing question… I’ve always loved clothes, and have had a lot … Continue reading

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Hotel Antics: Cringe-Worthy Travel Trouble

In magazines and on TV, people take trips and relax in peace and quiet in their well-appointed, spacious hotel rooms with all the comforts imaginable. They come and go, full of smiles, on interesting outings and loving visits to family … Continue reading

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Two Great Holiday Bargains Thru Nov. 28, 2016 — from Amazon and Target

Nothing better than getting holiday bargains! Here are a couple great ones. 1) Most Target purchases are 15% off Sun., Nov. 27 and Mon., Nov. 28,2016,  including some grocery items. I shopped there Sunday evening and saved $10! The discount … Continue reading

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