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elise-proctor's picture
Jul.03.2013
After a plethora of living-on-a-budget shows and fears about the credit crunch and how the world will pretty much end when we stop spending, I decided to embark on a mission. After doing a little research into the idea of not spending money for 6 months to see if it was at all possible, I decided I...
rupali-rotti's picture
Nov.07.2012
A short story I’d written some time ago: Twenty year old Piya was troubled when she picked up the phone to call her best friend, Ramya Thiyagarajan. She knew she was in for a scolding as soon as Ramya knows what she was up to the past whole week. Piya herself wasn’t proud of what she’d done, but...
mary-gulivindala's picture
Sep.25.2012
“There's a reason why forty, fifty and sixty don't look the way they used to and it's not because of feminism, or better living through exercise, It's because of hair dye”... Nora Ephron. I'm in the middle of reading Nora Ephron's “I FEEL BAD ABOUT MY NECK AND OTHER THOUGHTS ON BEING A...
sherry-parnell's picture
Sep.05.2012
“Does this make me look fat?” How many times have you been cornered into answering this question?  Or how many times have you asked this question?  We are living in a weight-obsessed, body conscious society even though ironically two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight or obese. There...
michael-seidel's picture
Apr.23.2012
What can you give up? How long would you be willing to give it up? Giving things up and exiting my comfort zone is on my mind today. This one isn't about work, though. It's about food, drink and health. Like books, there's a lot of decent movies out there. Actually, that's where the similarities...
kelly-hevel's picture
Apr.21.2012
  People often tell me that I’m brave because I moved to Istanbul. Last time I was on vacation I had another of those conversations but this time, surprisingly, the person telling me I was brave was someone who had done the same thing: moved her life from America to Turkey. Click here to...
suellen-ocean's picture
Apr.20.2012
It was enough that before technology a European woman was required to spin and weave the family sheets, tablecloths, napkins and undergarments but nothing can beat the Iranian woman who spun goat hair and made thick fibers that were then woven into tents they called home. The nomadic lifestyle was...
kristen-houghton's picture
Dec.27.2011
Katharine Hepburn said that the only person who can make changes in your life is you. You are the catalyst for positive change. Every day, take a positive step in the direction of your dreams.If it's your house, buy something small for it. If it is your health, make a better choice just for today....
margaret-duarte's picture
Sep.19.2011
Unsightly?  Or gift of nature?  It all depends on the eye of the beholder. Let me share with you some photos I took while walking our farm.  You may call these images eye sores or, in a different frame of mind, texturally appealing. I live in the country...
alice-grist's picture
Aug.04.2011
Just wanted to let you know that my second book, The High Heeled Guide to Spiritual Living is out and about and getting some rave reviews from readers and official types alike! It's been a mad journey writing and launching it, and I hope you will share in it. If anyone is interested in reviewing...