My son left for college in late August. Shortly after school started, he was elected Treasurer of his dorm's residence association. He's met many friends and now he's met a very special girl. He's doing well in his classes and has become well known on campus for the really nice guy that he is. He's even doing his own laundry. I guess he didn't do too bad . . . I guess I didn't either.

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RaisingDrama
2 hours ago

You found the love of your life and now you need your girls. We’ve got you covered with creative ideas, items you must include and tomorrow we will have all the details you need to have prepared when asking your girls to stand at the altar with you. You must accompany this post with a glass of champagne and tag us in your pictures as you assemble your perfect proposal to your maids!

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undertheveil
2 hours ago
VIB Higher Power
Toe-Jam and Discipleship

I decided to have a pedicure—it would be my first—that day I thought it would be my last. For a short time, I worked for a “foot doctor.” I had washed the feet of patients who could not wash their own. I’ve seen gruesome feet; some mangled by lawn mowers, some simply neglected. With the exception of baby feet, feet tend to be off-putting, unattractive and—at least here in America—private.

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RachelM
2 hours ago
VIB Sports
Today’s Top NBA Preseason Stories | Basketball Intelligence

- The state of coaching in the NBA: Who's safe, who's on the hot seat? (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated): " The comically tumultuous nature of NBA coaching is easily summed up: 30 percent of the league's teams enter the 2014-15 season with a new coach, and that figure amounts to a dramatic improvement compared to the…

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rleerlee
2 hours ago

I was mightily inspired recently by one of our authorpreneur clients who tested us on our theory of building an Audience Avatar. (I love it when they do that! It’s what keeps us on our toes.) I’ll get to that

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Suzannepaschall
3 hours ago

I’ve had this sudden urge to just runaway to Amsterdam for a week. There are always those cities that you would most definitely travel to again. Except Amsterdam is one of those cities that I’m longing to live in one day. I’m a person who longs to experience other cultures of the world but not just through traveling but becoming a part of their way of life. I will always love this wonderful country and where I grew up but I love opening my mind to the world. So let’s just take a moment and admire how beautiful this world is and all the stunning places it has to offer.

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mariellelauren
5 hours ago

Within the pages of the Necronomicon Enchanter book in Lita's library, the curious may learn the Enchanters’ magical matters. Beware, for the knowledge might drive the reader mad with bitter desire and luscious regret. Previously: Magical Chaos Theory and Old Forest Enchanters’ Magical Discipline Essence Kiss Five Schools Uslar Rings Church Magicians Greatest Sorrow The…

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LitaBurke
5 hours ago

Why a Fitness Update on a Bipolar Blog?
As much as I am grateful for the meds that have made a dramatic difference in making me more balanced, there is one side effect I’m not thrilled about – weight gain. Weight gain can be a major struggle for those of us on bipolar meds because of its effect on the metabolism. I gained over 50 pounds and skyrocketed to over 300 pounds.

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bradley
5 hours ago
VIB Self
Owning Your WOW Factor

When I was young, I thought confidence could be earned with perfection. Now I know that you don’t earn it; you claim it. And you do that by loving the wacky, endlessly optimistic, enthusiastically uninhibited free spirit that is the essence of style, the quintessence of heart, and uniquely you. ~ Cecelie Berry

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JenniferSWilkov
1 day ago

Everyone knows (or should know by now) that a minimum of 30% of your crowdfunding goal comes from those closest to you. From your peeps (ie. friends and family, the soccer team, the fellowship group, the gang at work).

The most successful campaigns have that in the can before they ever go live. Those savvy campaigners view the launch as something that happens in stages — a piece of the crowdfunding puzzle — definitely not just on campaign opening day.

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Suzannepaschall
1 day ago

written by Ann Crittenden. When my children were young, I would give them books to read. When both my son and daughter left for university my son bought me this book and encouraged me to read it. Maybe there was something in the book that he did not want to tell me himself, so I read with interest…

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stuarthoward
1 day ago