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Man of Steel Movie: Got hope?

"What's the 'S' stand for?" Lois Lane asks Superman in the new movie.  "It's not an 'S'," responds the Man of Steel.  "On my world, it means 'hope'." A symbol of hope for humanity: That's how Man of Steel portrays the legendary hero. There's plenty of action and drama: General Zod, a villain from Krypton, warns Superman, "Surrender within...

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12 Days of a Romantic Christmas
12 Days of a Romantic Christmas

With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays the children, friends and relatives often get all the attention and the spouses are left out in the cold. Celebrate this Christmas with 12 days of romance. On the first day of Christmas - Buy your mate one box of their favorite cereal and lace it with lots of “prizes.” Throw in some golf tees,...

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Think Before You Buy
Think Before You Buy

The Top 10 Gifts You Shouldn’t Buy Your Wife This Christmas OK, let’s be honest. Sometimes men are bad at choosing gifts. Your intentions are good, but pick the wrong gift and you send the wrong message. So before you go out and buy a present for your wife, girlfriend or whoever that lovely lady is in your life, be sure to read these gift...

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Holiday Eating: Cast Away the Guilt, Keep the Taste
Holiday Eating: Cast Away the Guilt, Keep the Taste

As a nutritionist, I surprise people with my motto: if you're going to indulge, then do it right (have the full-fat version) and really enjoy it! I believe healthy eating includes food high in cream, butter, sugar or salt....just not every day and not every meal. It gets a little trickier during the holiday season with parties, potlucks and bakeoffs...

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5 Facebook Fights in Marriage
5 Facebook Fights in Marriage

Kids. Sex. Money. According to therapists, these are the most common topics married couples argue about.  After recently talking with a number of counselors and clergy about common marriage problems they’re dealing with, Facebook should be added to that list.  In fact, Facebook is one of the most popular relationship conflicts for today’s married...

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How to Cope When You Lose Your Job
How to Cope When You Lose Your Job

“Out of work”  doesn’t mean out of hope. No matter how much you anticipated it or how many of your colleagues find themselves in the same situation, losing your job due to downsizing, restructuring or any other reason can be a shattering experience. In fact, psychologists agree that sudden unemployment is as emotionally stressful as divorce...

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Being Generous When Times Are Tough
Being Generous When Times Are Tough

In difficult economic times like these, it’s natural to search for ways to cut expenses and reduce the pressure on your family income. Among the many ways to lower expenses, the easiest may seem to stop making donations to your favorite charities. If we truly believe in what these organizations are doing, discontinuing our financial support means...

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10 Great Reasons to Eat Dinner as a Family
10 Great Reasons to Eat Dinner as a Family

I have my meals planned this week. But rather than posting my plan (it's just pasta Monday, fish Tuesday, meatless on Wednesday, frozen leftovers on Thursday), I thought I'd post my rationale for eating together.  When I was out walking recently, my daughter Katie said to me, "You know what I like about our family, Mommy? We eat together. It's...

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