Sometimes I sit in amazement at some of the things I observe, that seem to go unnoticed by others. It’s not that I’m privy to some secret information or am digging deeply for revelations, but just observing what is blatantly touted in front of us all.

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DKIdea
57 minutes ago

Gail Sheehy was once a 'buzzword' among those who like to discuss the latest in self-analysis. She is the author of 16 books, including Passages (1976), named by the Library of Congress one of the ten most influential books of our time. I was one of the many who read, liked and was influenced by it. I am naturally drawn to all manner of self-analysis systems and her vernacular, pop psychology style, focusing on the issues in each decade, made it an easy read. When I wrote Life Cycles (2008), I included it in a section outlining some of the influential ideas in 'Stage Of Life' theories.

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neil6
1 hour ago

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
5 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
8 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
8 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
8 hours ago