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Justin Billingsley Arizona  is a really cool site about healthy eating that I came across when looking for a recipe for Vegan Mac and Cheese I was having so much fun watching the “chefs” make the food that I almost totally forgot why I was there. In any case the tips in the post were welcome as I had not the slightest idea how to go about making something that is such a staple in its traditional form tasty or even edible. I love that the web has created so much opportunity for people to share their passion through blogs, Social Media etc.  So who is Justin Billingsley I really do not know … Read the rest

How to Save Money on Food

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grocery receiptBudget-minded families are always looking for ways to save money. Cutting the cost of things like gas, utilities, and, yes, food, translates into more money for bigger picture things. Rather than blowing your budget on food, you can redirect some of your income to things like retirement savings, college tuition, big purchases, or even vacation.

Most articles on saving money talk about using coupons and having a good strategy for shopping. Those are all good tips and can make a big difference in your monthly grocery bill. You can also save money if you change the way you think about food.

Make Your Own

Grocery aisles these days are … Read the rest

Powerful Female Role Models

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It’s a shame that so many young girls point to reality TV celebrities as who they want to be when they grow up.  In this celebrity-driven culture, those are the faces they see most on magazine covers as well as TVs and computer screens.  In order to reverse this trend, we as a society need to give them alternative role models.  You can do this by educating yourself on the accomplishments of women and starting conversations with your daughters — and sons! — friends and co-workers.

There are hundreds of women succeeding in every industry you can think of.  Many of them are achieving levels of power and influence that were … Read the rest

How Much Will It Cost You to Have a Baby?

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Becoming a parent is a life-changing experience. If you are planning to start a family, you may have thought about some of the things to expect once your baby arrives. You may be wondering how much you’ll be spending to bring your little bundle of joy into the world. Let’s break it down.

Pre-Natal Care

If you have insurance, there’s a good chance that your pre-natal care will be covered. You can expect to pay copays for office visits, but many diagnostic tests – such as ultrasounds – will probably be considered preventive care and will be covered. If you do not have insurance, you … Read the rest

Going Overseas for Breast Reduction

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Women seeking breast reduction surgery have more options today than they would have a decade ago.  This is due partly to the improved technology and surgical procedures, but also because of the spread of medical tourism.  As more and more hospitals around the world offer affordable surgery, more and more women are seeking relief instead of learning to deal with the problems associated with over-sized breasts.

A Real Problem

Female_breasts_75dMany women mistakenly see large breasts as a blessing, but those who live with them on a daily basis would disagree.  The most obvious problems seem minor. Large breasts can interfere with daily activities, make it difficult to buy clothing that … Read the rest

In-Vitro Fertilization on the Rise in the US

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in vitro fertilizationAccording to a study by the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, more American women are having babies with the assistance of in-vitro fertilization. In 2012 alone, over 61,000 babies were born as a result of in-vitro fertilization, and over 165,000 separate procedures were performed. That is a distinct hike over 2,000 more infants than previously seen in 2011. Interestingly enough, in the last seven years, the overall U.S. birth rate has continued to decline steadily. There are a variety of reasons for the hike in in-vitro fertilization usage and the decrease in overall births. Read on for a look at why in-vitro fertilization is on the rise … Read the rest

Family Time and Logic Games for Children

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The field of logic is a fascinating study area for many students that serves them well past their educational period and into their professional life. Logic is its own area and is strongly related to many careers including law, philosophy, social sciences and beyond. And developing strong logical skills in your children is one of the best tools you can give them, and can also be quite fun and intellectually, as well as creatively, stimulating.

family timeYou don’t have to wait until your children are in college or taking advanced classes to give them a boost in logical deduction, thinking and analysis. It’s easy to structure some dinner discussions, … Read the rest

Tribes Facing Loss of Health Care & Other Services in Attack on Online Lending

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Tribal lenders provide necessary revenue to Native Americans across the country.  Actions taken by New York banking officials are threatening to cut off that revenue stream, putting health care clinics, child care, and schools at risk.

Benjamin Lawsky, the banking czar for the state of New York, recently demanded that that internet lenders cease making personal loans to residents of the state.  His statement characterized the lenders as offering “illegal payday loans” despite the fact that many of said lenders are tribal entities which are licensed financial institutions that comply with all federal laws.

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Transvaginal Mesh Dangers

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Transvaginal mesh (TVM) implants are medical devices that have been used to help women suffering from medical conditions such as stress urinary incontinence (SUI) & pelvic organ prolapse (POP).  The mesh is surgically implanted and used to strengthen the natural body tissue.  It can be made of either synthetic or natural material.  This treatment can help patients with the symptoms caused by POP and SUI.

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a fairly common condition and happens when the muscles that hold the pelvic organs in place become stretched. This causes the pelvic organs such as the bladder, bowel or uterus to bulge down into the vagina area.

Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) causes … Read the rest

What Women Care About

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Women talkingIt sounds like a variation of the old lament by men that they can’t figure out what women want. It is, however, a much more serious concern.  Figuring out what issues and activities matter to the contemporary woman is important to politicians, yes, but it also matters to government agencies, universities and other educational institutions, non-profit organizations and it should even matter to corporations and churches as they attempt to connect with women employees, customers, and congregationalists.

In 2013 there are any number of issues that matter to American women.  According to NOW (the National Organization for Women) there are six priority issues:

  • Abortion Rights/Reproductive Issues
  • Violence Against Women
  • Constitutional Equality
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