Doing Good Can Lead to Doing Well

By Oscar

Generosity has come a long way since feudal
ages when the “gentry” gathered up the wealth of the land and “generously” gave a little back to the common folk. Then, there seemed to be an obligation to do good, but only after one had done extremely well.

categoriaHome commentoComments Off dataJuly 5th, 2012
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Adoption Agencies

By Oscar

Spence-Chapin, headquartered in Manhattan, is one of the largest and oldest adoption agencies in the country. They provide you with some general guidelines if you are getting ready to adopt.

categoriaHealth commentoComments Off dataJune 27th, 2012
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Alcott’s Lessons in Giving

By Oscar

As a child I remember feeling overwhelmed with love at this time of year, and that is the feeling I wish to capture in my gift giving. It was never the cost of a gift that was important, it was the apparent effort in creating the simplest indulgences: my Mom reading me the Christmas chapter of “Little Women” on a work night as I snuggled under the covers in my featherbed. Alcott’s story captures the powerful touch of simple gifts we receive and give throughout the year.

categoriaHome commentoComments Off dataJune 27th, 2012
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Techniques for Dealing With Memory Loss

By Oscar

There are several techniques you can use to improve your memory as you age. Robin West, a psychologist specializing in research on memory at the University of Florida and author of “Memory Fitness Over 40″ (Triad Publishing, 1985), has some specific suggestions.

categoriaHealth commentoComments Off dataJune 18th, 2012
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HRT and Breast Cancer

By Oscar

Fear of breast cancer is probably the most common reason women decide against hormone replacement therapy. Many women became concerned about their risk after the Nurses Health Study 1995 report suggested an elevated risk of breast cancer for women who use HRT for more than five years.

However, doctors caution that the results of the Nurses Health Study are not definitive proof of a link between breast cancer and HRT and that the benefits may outweigh the risks for many women.

Researchers note that:

More than 30 other studies have examined the link between estrogen and breast cancer, and the results from these studies are inconclusive.
For many women, the risk of developing heart disease is much higher than the risk of developing breast cancer.

Women with no history of breast cancer who use HRT for less than five years show no increased risk for breast cancer. Only you and your healthcare provider can determine the relative benefits and risks of HRT as they apply to your particular condition.

If you are considering HRT but are concerned about your risk, talk to your health care provider.

categoriaWomen's Health commentoComments Off dataJune 8th, 2012
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How can I fight the ‘freshman 15′?

By Oscar

Dear Expert:
I am a busy, 19-year-old college student. I have gained the “freshman 15″ and need a realistic way to get rid of it. I started going to the recreation center, but the cold weather makes it more difficult. I have recently changed my eating habits for the better, but dorm food is pretty fattening. What are some exercises that I could do in my room that would help trim my hips, legs and waist?

categoriaFitness commentoComments Off dataJune 4th, 2012
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Triumph After Triumph, Part 2

By Oscar

It has now been two years later and I have a small lump between where I was first radiated and the last series. Somewhere in between I had to have the implant removed. When having an MRI, I was diagnosed as having some small tumors in the underarm area also. Due to so much scaring and trauma to that area, we determined that I should not have surgery to try and find all of them.

categoriaCancer commentoComments Off dataMay 31st, 2012
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Triumph After Triumph, Part 1

By Oscar

I am a 66-year-old grandmother and 28-year breast cancer survivor. First, let me say that I am taking life one day at a time and trying to enjoy each day, and I give God thanks for every day that I have.

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How NOT To Write an E Book. Part 3

By Oscar

Of course there is the risk that you will be able to get your computer to run and keep it running, that both it and the writing program will behave, and that you will be able to access your stored material. Never fear for with careful selection, you can find an internet service provider that will hiccup at the slightest provocation and sever your connection at random, even if you are in the middle of transferring material.

categoriaCommunication commentoComments Off dataMay 21st, 2012
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How NOT To Write an E Book. Part 2

By Oscar

RAM is what we would like to do with this system to whomever designed it, placing it strategically so that that person would find such ordinary activities as sitting down or existing extremely painful. This RAM is not the same as a male mountain goat or a certain pick up truck although, if we could obtain those, we would happily stick (or RAM) them where we previously shoved the computer.

categoriaCommunication commentoComments Off dataMay 21st, 2012
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