Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Books for Booklovers

Nothing makes a booklover's heart patter more than unwrapping a book... unless it's a stack of books. If the booklover in your life is anything like me, they rarely get books as gifts. I've never been sure if it's because people aren't sure what books to buy us or if they've decided we have enough books already, but I'm always thrilled when people give me a book as a gift. Here are some suggestions for titles that booklovers would be happy to unwrap this holiday season. ...more
Thanks for the list. Several titles sound interesting, including Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter. ...more

Symptoms of adult ADHD

CNN has an interesting article about adult ADHD here:http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20490145,00.html?hpt=he_bn6Did you know 4% of adults have ADHD? And that's just the people who have been diagnosed! Here are some interesting (but sad) stats about adults with ADHD:• lower income• higher rates of accidents• higher rate of unplanned pregnancies• higher rate of substance abuse Here are some of the most common symptoms/associations of ADHD in adults:• restlessness...more

Aches on a Plane

I have just returned from a trip across country that involved air travel.  I’m exhausted, I’m dehydrated (do they purposely suck all the moisture out of the air on the plane?), and I’m cranky.  No doubt my rants here are related to my current physiological and psychological state but, actually, these thoughts are not new.  Every time I fly I think the same things and I need to vent so that I can get on with my life.  You know, I’m OK with the security checks.  In fact, I was radiated yesterday in one of the full body scans.  Not something I would do for...more

"Adult" is a title that is EARNED

One of the most common misconceptions in our somewhat screwed up society, is that there is a magic number that makes someone an adult. Even more absurd than that, is the notion that certain life changing events makes one an adult. Getting married, having children, being of legal age to consume alcohol…none of these constitutes adulthood. At least, not in my book.   I did a lot of thinking when I got this writing prompt in my email....more

For Every New Facebook Fan of Big Heart Baby Clothing Co, 6 cents is donated to children’s charities.

Starting Today, October 24th, 2010 Big Heart Baby Clothing Co. will Donate 6 cents to children’s charities for every new person to “Like” Big Heart Baby on Facebook.Go to the Big Heart Baby Facebook Page, "Like" and suggest it to friends....more

A T-Shirt for Charity

Big Heart Baby Clothing Co. sells an adorable line of infant and toddler apparel, and with every item sold, donates $5 to a Children’s Charity of your choice.  That’s right, when you purchase anything, you get to choose which cause you would like to benefit. If you don’t know any kids, they are now offering an Adult 100% cotton T-Shirt with their brand logo for anyone to purchase.  You can select which of the following causes you would like the $5 of each item purchased to benefit: Autism, Children’s Cancer, Juvenile Diabetes,...more

Grown Up Bullies: The Legal Remedies of Adult Bullying

The Abusive Boss Have you ever been physically ill at the mere thought of going to work?...more

Kids and Sexy Costumes: The Problem With Halloween

Poor Halloween. It's become its own little Las Vegas, the city once known as Sin, then known as fun for the whole family, then back to the city of illict debauchery (“What Happens Here, Stays Here,” 2005), then on to the city you want to be seen in (“Your Vegas Is Showing,” 2008). Of course, unlike Las Vegas, Halloween doesn't have a marketing campaign. There are millions of hands in this pot, hands that belong to us now, and hands that have been there since the first millennium. ...more
@avflox Excellent point. I think we just view Halloween through different, but equally fun prisms.more
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