6 Ways to Fix a Sexless Marriage Before It's Too Late

When you first meet someone and pass the courting stage you will probably enter a period where you enjoy sex at every opportunity you get, this could be daily or twice daily.  However, every couple experiences a reduced need for sex as the relationship becomes more comfortable.  This does not mean the love has gone, rather that the time available has reduced.  Commitments at work and at home will often drain you physically and emotionally leaving very little time Read more

What to Do if Your Teenager or Young Adult Has a Drug Problem

Drug addiction can happen at any age, and nobody is exempt from the risk of becoming an addict. Teenagers may become addicted to drugs for a number of different reasons, whether they started trying a drug simply to experiment or have fun or as a result of more serious underlying issues such as depression, anxiety or chronic stress. If your teenager is using drugs and continues to use them despite the real risks of harmful consequences, you may need Read more

8 Surprising Reasons Why You Wake Up Tired

We humans need our sleep. Most of us feel at our best when we have had around seven hours of uninterrupted sleep. We then wake up full of the joys of life, ready to face the world. It is a different story if you haven’t slept well. You wake up feeling like death, hollow-eyed and groggy, and then spend the rest of the day fighting to stay awake. Everyone has a few bad nights here are there, usually when kids Read more

Women’s Guide to Anti-Aging Skin

You can never start too early to prevent your skin from showing signs of ageing. What you need is the right skincare and lifestyle tips to send them packing. Here are some tips to help you save face. Pack Your Moisturizer No matter what moisturizer you use, anything that will soften your skin will go the distance to giving you supple skin that is less likely to show wrinkles. However, there are some ingredients that will make your skin even softer, Read more

The Dummies Guide to Car Maintenance

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Cars might look simple on the outside: they have four wheels, some doors, a roof, etc.; pretty basic. However, as I hope you would also know, they have hundreds of tiny little mechanisms and wires and other techy stuff that most people ignore and hope won’t make them fail their MOT or other safety test. There are many, many, many, many people out there who don’t have the foggiest idea about basic car maintenance and this is so worrying. A car can go from a vehicle to a fiery ball of death in about three seconds and so if you want to avoid that (which I assume you do), then you will need to keep up some very basic checks. Maintaining your car a little bit at a time will save you tonnes of cash from not having to get mechanics to fix it; it will save you lots of time because you won’t break down; and it will keep you safe from the aforementioned balls of fiery death. Read more

How to Prepare for a Trip to the Beach with Kids

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It’s the dog days of summer-the days are long, the weather is great, and there’s no doubt that every mom out there is ready for some relaxation and quality time with her children. What better way to accomplish that than by taking a day trip to the beach?

The beach itself is beautiful, with the warm sand and cool water it’s a place that every member of the family can enjoy. Preparing for the beach, however, can be a bit of a hassle, so here are some tips that are sure to make your experience as easy as possible so that you can stop worrying about what to bring, and start enjoying the sunshine! Read more

What to Do if Your Teen Doesn’t Want to Go to College

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It happened; your high schooler came up to you and said they don’t want to go college. For years you dreamed and assumed your kid would graduate high school and move on to the hallowed halls of university to solidify their future successes. Unfortunately, college is an expensive venture that isn’t always a guarantee for success, and pressuring your teen to go isn’t going to motivate them, it’s going to stress them. Read more

Why Knowing Your Neighbors Leads to a Safer Neighborhood

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You might have grown up playing with the neighborhood kids, watching your mom sip coffee with some of the other moms on their porches and getting together for holiday celebrations and block parties. Nowadays, the combination of busy schedules and technology—like garage door openers that allow us to simply drive our cars into our garages and disappear into our homes—have caused some neighborhoods to seem more like ghost towns than friendly gathering places. Read more

10 Items to Send Your Kid Back to School in Style

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Kids are going back to school this month and that means it’s time to hit the stores and prepare for the upcoming school year. Back-to-school shopping doesn’t need to be about boring pencils, plain college-ruled paper and lame highlighters. Kids want stylish, trendy and fun items to bring to school. Here are 10 back-to-school items that will put you on the cool-mom list. Read more

How to Teach Your Kids to Safely Play Pokémon GO

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The Pokémon Go craze has more daily active users than Twitter and Facebook. And knowing what this interactive app is as a parent is vital. It may even prove useful for teaching essential safety lessons to your kids in a fun new way. Read more

Tips for Pulling off the Perfect Playdate

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Your little ones should learn how to socialize at an early age. Interaction with other children helps them understand how to communicate, share, empathize and work together. Set up a playdate that will excite the kids and keep the parents happy, too. Here are some tips on how to host the perfect playdate: Read more

Is There a Type? Why Lice Don’t Discriminate

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There is an odd mythology surrounding the phenomenon of head lice. There are theories and old wives’ tales about how it spreads, how to treat it, and―interestingly―who can and can’t get it. Stereotypes based in gender, race, hygiene habits, and other preconceived notions are putting people at unnecessary risk for contracting this highly contagious condition. So let’s put a few of these myths to rest and reveal the truth: While there are conditions that make lice easier to spread, the only people who are outright immune … are those without hair. Read more

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