What to Do When You’ve Been Laid Off

Getting laid off can be one of the most devastating events in a person’s life.

But it doesn’t have to be. The massive layoffs of 2008 have taught us that there are a number of tried-and-tested ways to bounce back after a layoff. In some cases, you might even end up better off than you were before. Think of the old saying, “When one door closes, another one opens.” Getting back into the job market after a layoff can lead to more and better opportunities than you could ever imagine.

In this guide, we are going to be talking about dealing with being laid off in terms of both the emotional and the practical aspects. Taking these practical steps should hopefully secure you the job of your dreams. Continue reading

Financially Preparing for Your First Child

What you need to know

Many people dream about growing up and having a family, but very few people are practical enough to calculate how much it will really cost. The truth is that your dream come true can become your worst nightmare if you don’t plan ahead financially. Your new bundle of joy can end up costing a bundle unless you are organized and prepared to pinch every penny until it screams.

In this guide, we will be discussing how to budget for your first baby, and practical action steps you need to take in order to secure your and their financial future. Let’s start with a look at the actual projected costs of raising a child. Continue reading


Solutions to everyday problems

1. Budweiser beer conditions the hair
2. Pam cooking spray will dry finger nail polish
3. Cool whip will condition your hair in 15 minutes
4. Mayonnaise will KILL LICE, it will also condition your hair
5. Elmer’s Glue – paint on your face, allow it to dry, peel off and see the dead skin and blackheads if any.
6. Shiny Hair – use brewed Lipton Tea
7. Sunburn – empty a large jar of Nestea into your bath water
8. Minor burn – Colgate or Crest toothpaste

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The Choking Game

The Choking Game Is Deadly

News out that kids who are looking for an easy, cheap, and pretty much undetectable high are choking themselves with belts, ties, ropes and dog leashes. The ligatures cut off oxygen to their brain to the point that they pass out. They describe experiencing a dream-like state. In fact, in Ireland this game is known as “The American Dream.” Elsewhere it’s known as the “Choking game”, “Fainting game”, “Something dreaming game,” etc.

Often, in this deadly practice, there is a choker and a chokee. This is dangerous enough as a child puts her life in someone elses hands. (Would you bet your life on the judgment of a 12 year old?) More and more often, though, kids are doing this alone with predictable consequences. Continue reading

Easy Way to Get Started Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking For Beginners

Do you remember those days as a kid pasting newspaper clippings onto paper and bundling dozens of papers together with some fancy ribbon or a string? Do you also remember all of your hard work falling apart two months later?

Now there’s a grown up way to save and preserve your treasures: Scrapbooking.

The concept behind scrapbooking hasn’t changed since grade school. You can still place photographs, newspaper clippings, poems, and tickets into your scrapbook to display and preserve your memories. Continue reading

Art Collecting

Start an Art Collectible Hobby and Beautify Your Home

Collecting is a fun hobby, and one of the most interesting things to collect are art collectibles. Many different items can be painted with artwork and become an art collectible. Hobby enthusiasts collect such things as saw blades, and wooden eggs which have had artwork painted on. People even collect designer rugs as art. Another art collectible hobby is collecting limited edition plates, thimbles, Christmas ornaments, and figurines produced by such companies as Bradford Exchange. And of course, many people collect fine art paintings. Continue reading

12 Commandments For Parents


12 Commandments For Raising A Child

In a child’s education an important factor is the parents’ expertise for this “job”. No one is born holding all the knowledge, but we can learn and understand some things from books or advice from qualified persons.

Among the commandments a parent should strictly follow are the following: Continue reading