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Tips for a Smooth Start to Breast Feeding

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Many different sources were used while writing this article; I hope you find it informative and helpful. There are many ways to plan to be a mother and to breast feed for the first time. First find out as much as you can, this can involve reading about breastfeeding during your pregnancy, check out our web site there is a mass of information on it, so you will know what to do once your baby is in your arms, attending antenatal lessons and learning `about breast feeding there, or you can even join a support group and enjoy mingling with other mothers who can give you lots of tips and guidance. During pregnancy, it is very important you take good care of yourself. This ensures when it comes to the time to have your baby, it is as stress free and healthy a birth as it can possibly be. There are plenty of things you can do to prepare yourself for feeding your baby whilst you are still pregnant; these include ensuring your breasts are prepared for the feeding experience. It’s always a good idea to tell your midwife or obstetrician of any breast surgery you may have had as this might influence your abilities to feed your baby. Also check your nipples to see if they have become inverted, this can present difficulties when the time comes for the baby to latch on, Speak to your friends and family about their breastfeeding experiences, or go to a breastfeeding support group so you can meet and chat to other breastfeeding mothers.

Once your baby has been born, its important that the baby is put to the breast immediately. This is because the suckling instinct in a baby is very strong when they are first born. If you can get your baby to latch on inside those first few minutes of life, it is imprinted on them and subsequent breast-feeding experiences should become a lot easier.

Most maternity hospitals give you the opportunity to let your baby stay in the same room as you overnight. This is a good idea, so make certain you take advantage of it. It will give you that added time to both get to know one another and create the mother and baby bond that is so important. If your baby does sleep in the nursery it’s important that the nursery staff don’t feed your baby formula whilst you are sleeping. Insist that when he awakens he is brought to you for feeding from your breast even if it is the middle of the night. Don’t be concerned that you are not producing much milk to start off with, this is normal. The thin liquid that is created just after your baby is born is rich in nutrients and antibodies. It is enough to keep your baby happy until your milk “comes in” a few of days after your baby is born. I hope you found the above helpful and you have a good experience breastfeeding your baby. Roger Overanout

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Some Reasons That A Baby May Cry

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Crying is normal in the lives of babies. When a baby is born, the first thing they do is cry. With the first cry, he will experience air in his lungs for the first time. If the baby doesn’t cry after delivery then crying should be initiated by slightly pinching or gently stroking the feet. A healthy baby should cry and it is a normal physiological event, even though it can upset the mother or family members. We all know that babies can’t tell us what they need or if they are having trouble. The only way for him to communicate is for them to cry. Babies will show signs like kicking their feet, waving their hands and turning their head, but the best way for them to get some ones attention is to cry. Excessive crying does not have an exact definition because crying habits changes from one baby to the next and some babies can be calmed easier than others. If crying is upsetting for the mother, it may be called excessive. Many times a baby will become quiet by giving him some breast milk or by carrying and gently rocking. Sudden, excessive crying means a baby is distressed and needs your attention. The cause of crying varies from simple reasons to life threatening conditions. So a crying baby should not be ignored. Most of the time it is difficult to diagnose why they are crying. Here are some common causes.

Common reasons for crying:

1 – Hunger: – A hungry baby will cry until he gets some milk.

2 – A Wet Diaper: – Urination and defecation will cause some discomfort and results in crying until their parts are cleaned and made dry.

3 – Being Lonely: – The majority of Babies need somebody near them. They will cry if they are lonely. Even if their favorite toy falls from reach they will cry for help.

4 – Tired: – When the baby is tired after a journey and unable to sleep, they may just simply cry. Being in uncomfortable surroundings or in an unhealthy climate will make them feel tired.

5 – Hot or Cold Conditions: – If a baby feels too hot or too cold, they will become restless and start to cry. Babies are most comfortable in a room with good ventilation.

6 – Tight Clothing: – Tight clothing in warm conditions can be intolerable for kids. The tight elastic of a dress can produce soreness and discomfort.

7 – Darkness: – When the baby wakes up they need some dim light. If there is darkness he will start crying. He will also be irritated with a strong light.  

. 8 – Mosquito: – These creatures will disturb a baby’s sleep by biting them, causing them to cry.

9 – Nasal blocking: – Babies may not be able to sleep when they have a cold and will continue crying till the nasal passage is clear.

10 – Phlegm in the throat: – This also makes it difficult to breathe and results in crying.

11 – General Body aches: – General body aches with restlessness as seen in flu and stages of some infectious diseases can result in crying.

12 – Habitual cry: – Some babies cry without any real reason which can drive the parent’s crazy trying to figure out what’s wrong. Many times a doctor will be called in for help.

13 – Nappy rash: – A tight and wet nappy kept for a long time can cause this condition. A rash can also be due to an allergic reaction to the elastic material of the nappy. A rash causes soreness and baby will become sleepless and begin to cry.

14 – Earache: – Ear infections are very common in wet climates. The infection may spread from the throat. Ear infection can result in the rupture of the ear drum which will cause a discharge of pus. This usually gets worse at night while lying down. A child will become restless and cry. They may not allow you to touch the ear.

15 – Colic: – When a baby cries continuously, most people blame this on colic. This problem is still a topic for debate because exact cause for colic is not known and diagnosis is also difficult to confirm. Colic may be associated with rumbling and distention of the abdomen. Babies often feel better when lying on the abdomen. Some children may not allow you to touch the abdomen. If the child cries continuously a doctor, help is needed. 16 – Infections: – All infections cause some kind of pain or irritation which will make a baby cry. Infections can be anywhere in the body and usually will cause fever, redness and swelling.

17 – Reactions to certain food – Some foods produce allergic reactions. Allergies usually show signs of redness, breathlessness, gastric symptoms and continuous cry.

18 – Hard stools: – Constipated babies with hard stools may cry when they get the urge to defecate and may hesitate to pass stools because of pain.

19 – Gastro esophageal reflex: – Here babies cry with spilling of food after feeding. If this continues, it may be due to gastro esophageal reflex. This is due to failure of the lower part of an esophagus to close after food causing regurgitation from the stomach. It is difficult to diagnose this condition and can be confirmed by giving anti reflex medicines.

20 – Detrition: – During Detrition children becomes restless with crying. Often associated with gastric troubles and diarrhea. These are just some of the reasons that a baby might cry. Hopefully these tips will help in diagnosing why they are crying. If crying persists, it is recommended that you contact your doctor immediately.

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Universal Life Insurance

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Universal life insurance is just one of several types of life insurance policies available through life companies today. Unlike term life insurance or mortgage (reducing) life insurance, universal life insurance gives your insurance policy a cash-in value, allowing you to withdraw funds accumulated on your universal policy as and when needed. This flexible approach to life insurance is very popular in the US and offers a real alternative to standard term & mortgage life policies where the policyholder does not normally get to benefit directly from the life insurance funds unless they are diagnosed as being terminally ill.

Universal life insurance also provides policyholders with the ability to accrue interest on their life insurance premiums – something that a standard life insurance policy does not offer. How universal life insurance works in a similar way to a high-interest long-notice deposit account. When an insurance premium payment is sent to the life company the company deposit the funds into an interesting account after deducting a nominal expenses charge per deposit. The funds then gain interest, with interest accrued being credited to the account on a monthly basis.

Each premium payment made of course increases the fund, while compound interest is earned on the account month upon month. The cost of maintaining the insurance product or products purchased through the universal insurance scheme is also deducted from the universal account on a monthly basis. Should the insurance policyholder wish to withdraw funds from their universal life policy then they can do so from the cash surrender value of the life policy. Withdrawals are normally controlled/limited to a set number per year.

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Depending upon the policy provider there may also be caps on the amount of money that the universal life policyholder can withdraw and a stipulation on a minimum amount of funds that should remain in the universal life account. It should go without saying that withdrawals from a universal life insurance policy will reduce the overall amount of funds available when a lump sum claim is made upon death or terminal illness diagnosis.

It is therefore important to manage the universal life account to ensure that there is sufficient coverage for your family and dependants in the event of your death. If you don’t have the time to carefully manage a universal life product then you may end up with little to show for your life insurance premiums if and when a lump sum payout is triggered.

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What Goes Into Determining My Auto Premium?

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Insurance companies consider many factors before they provide you with an auto insurance quote. Here is some of the basic information that goes into compiling your auto quote: Age: Insurance companies like older more experienced drivers.

According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), 16 to 19 years olds are four times more likely than older drivers to be involved in a car crash. Premiums tend to decrease as the young driver ages. Type of Car: Brand new, expensive, fast cars are more expensive to insure than older, slower cars. Check to see if the car you’re interested in insuring is a high-risk car, meaning that it is often stolen or vandalized. For instance, in 2004, the 1995 Honda Civic was the most stolen car in the US according to a report released in November 2005 by the National Insurance Crime Bureau. Discuss this with your insurance agent before you select a car.

The cost of insuring it might determine how many cars you can afford. Driving Record: Clean driving record is important to get a lower rate. If you do have a violation, attend a driver’s education class. This may help to reduce your rate. Some insurance companies will not insure drivers with very poor driving records. Credit Score: Yes, that’s right. Credit score. Your credit score is also used when securing insurance.

It is called an insurance score. Studies indicate that the way a person manages their finances is a good predictor of the potential for insurance claims, therefore they charge a premium in accordance with the risk they are assuming. According to statistics, people with lower insurance scores are more likely to file claims. Deductibles: The higher the deductible, the more you save in premium. Go as high as you can afford. Underwriting guidelines vary slightly from company to company, so get more than one automobile quote and compare.

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Types Of Healthcare Plan

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There is a lot said about health care these days. With costs rising and no end in sight, there is a bigger need than ever for everyone to have the coverage of a health care plan. Health care plans are basically like insurance that helps you cover medical costs. Like any insurance, they are sometimes difficult to understand.
There are many types of health care plans available. Each type breaks down into two basic groups: group or individual. Group plans are the least expensive option. They are provided through an employer. Individual plans are offered through private companies and can cost much more than group plans because there are no group discounts to the provider. Within each group, there are a few different types of health care plans. Fee for service plans is the most common and traditional form of health care coverage. With a fee service, the covered individual gets many choices of doctors and hospitals. The insurance provider pays for a portion of your costs while you pay a fee. You pay both a monthly fee for coverage and fees based on the care you receive. Many times there is a deductible that must be met before the insurance provider pays anything. Most plans also have a maximum amount you will pay out of pocket. Once this figure is reached your costs are covered 100%.
Health maintenance organizations or HMO’s are another type of the health care plan.
HMO’s charge a monthly fee. You are required to use certain doctors who are signed up with the HMO. You pay a fee for any costs you incur called a co-payment. The total costs of any medical care are negotiated between the doctor and the HMO so the costs are lower. Preferred provider organizations or PPO’s are a combination of the fee-based plan and an HMO. There are limits on the doctors and hospitals you can choose, you make a co-payment for each service and you may have a deductible. You can, however, use a doctor that is not part of the PPO. You will still get coverage but you may end up paying a larger fee. There are other forms of health care plans. The government offer two plans: Medicare and Medicaid. Medicare is a plan for people over age 65 or disabled. The coverage provided by Medicare often changes and can be confusing. There are different types of Medicaid. There is a free type and a fee-based type. Medicaid is another government offered plan. It is based on income. With Medicaid, all of your expenses are covered. New changes have made it so some care requires a very small fee. There are also variations in Medicaid. To find out information a person should contact their local government human services agency. Health care plans can be very confusing. Talking with your provider will help ensure you completely understand how your plan works and what coverage is provided.
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Surrogacy – Finding A Surrogate Mother

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Once you have made the difficult decision to turn to a surrogate mother to help you have a family, it can be hard to know what to do next. You will have spent a long time considering the emotional implications on yourself and all the other people involved, but now you may be unsure about the practicalities of surrogacy. The first thing to decide, with a medical professional, is what type of surragacy you will need. For instance, artificial insemination is an option for couples in which the woman has lost, or never had enough, egg cells. The surrogate mother is artificially inseminated with sperm from the male partner. The child will therefore by genetically related to the surrogate mother and the male partner. In order for the intended mother to be legally recognised as a parent of the child she will have to adopt the baby once it is born. It is highly important to sign a legal agreement with the surrogate, saying that she will give the baby to the intended parents. Sometimes, the intended parents agree to give the surrogate visitation rights – but all these details should be arranged before the birth. Another surrogacy option available, depending on the cause of infertility, is gestational surrogacy. This technique combines the sperm and egg cells from the intended parents in the hope of creating an embryo – in the same way that IVF does. The embryo or embryos are then transferred to the surrogate womb. Whichever method you use, the choice of surrogate mother will be a difficult, but also exciting, decision. Some couples have a surrogate in mind, such as a close friend or family member. Such independant arrangements have the benefits of a greater level of understanding between the planned parents and the surrogate, and an oppertunity for the surrogate to stay in touch with the child. It is also considerably cheaper than going through an agency. However, remember that you will need to stick to the same legal protocal as you would with a stranger. The contract should still be drawn up by attornies representing both parties. The person you choose and their partner will have to undergo medical testing, and you should agree any behaivor modifications before hand. You should be prepared for your relationship with the person to change during the pregnancy and after the child is born. A surrogacy agency is another solution. Whilst it may feel odd involving a stranger in such a personal experience, it is reassuring to know that the women involved have volenteered to help people like you, and have undergone vigorous checks. A good agency will keep you informed through all the stages of your application. You will have to give detailed information on your medical and psychological history – but so will your potential surrogate. Experienced co-ordiators will find a surrogate whose situation is compatible with your needs. As your nearest specialist centre may be a long way away, the internet is a good tool for preparing in advance of your application and meetings with potential candidates. Things to check out include: what the centre requires from a surrogate (in terms of health, age, previous births and psycological profile), what legal issues you need to think about and how much the whole experience will cost. Think long and study hard to find out what is best for you, and you will have prepared yourself for a successful surrogate pregnancy.

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Calcium: When You Take It, It Works

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Calcium has been recommended and widely accepted as an essential mineral for bone and skeletal health and numerous body functions–regulating heartbeat, conducting nerve impulses, stimulating hormonal secretions and clotting the blood. Now, some conflicting and potentially misleading research is threatening to negate the efficacy of this vital

Calcium: When You Take It, It Works

Calcium has been recommended and widely accepted as an essential mineral for bone and skeletal health and numerous body functions-regulating heartbeat, conducting nerve impulses, stimulating hormonal secretions and clotting the blood. Now, some conflicting and potentially misleading research is threatening to negate the efficacy of this vital mineral.

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One factor that the study, published by the Women’s Health Initiative, got right was that the government’s recommended daily dosage is necessary to receive the benefits associated with calcium consumption and supplementation. Yet more than half of the study participants did not adhere to the recommended calcium supplementation, making improvements in bone density a nearly impossible result. Meanwhile, those that did comply experienced a whopping 29 per cent lower risk of hip fractures.
Americans, both young and old, are failing to meet calcium intake requirements and the incidence of osteoporosis is climbing. During adolescent and teenage years, when 45 per cent of bone mass is formed, meeting calcium requirements is essential. According to the Journal of Pediatrics, however, only 10 per cent of teenage girls and 30 per cent of teenage boys are meeting adequate calcium intake, which places them at serious risk for stunted growth, bone disease and, eventually, osteoporosis.
Calcium is available through dairy products and green, leafy vegetables-yet incorporating adequate amounts into a modern, hectic lifestyle, regardless of age, is often unrealistic. Calcium-fortified foods and supplements, however, can fill the gap.
“It’s very important that people do take a supplement if they’re not getting enough calcium in their diet,” says Nicholina Galinsky, R.N. “Unfortunately, most of us are not aware that we have osteoporosis until we break a bone.”
Adora™, a new calcium supplement, is made with milk and dark chocolate. Each chocolate disk contains 500 mg of elemental calcium, along with 100 international units of vitamin D and 40 micrograms of vitamin K, which aids absorption. In addition, the supplements taste like gourmet chocolate, which makes sense since the manufacturer, Thompson Brands, is a candy maker, not a pharmaceutical company.
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Delicious Do-it-Yourself Snacks For Kids

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Nearly seven million American children come home from school to an empty house, clamouring for a quick, appetizing snack only to settle for junk food. But instead of reaching for the sweets during those cool after-school days or hot summer nights, kids can put on the chef’s hat and prepare their own easy, tasty snacks that are just as satisfying.
Delicious Do-it-Yourself Snacks For Kids
Nearly seven million American children come home from school to an empty house, clamouring for a quick, appetizing snack only to settle for junk food. But instead of reaching for the sweets during those cool after-school days or hot summer nights, kids can put on the chef’s hat and prepare their own easy, tasty snacks that are just as satisfying.
Kids often shy away from preparing anything other than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich because it’s too difficult and time-consuming. But there is a wide variety of products available at the grocery store, like Tyson®’s refrigerated, fully-cooked chicken and steak strips, which simplify the snack- and meal-making process for kids. The strips go from package to plate in minutes-making it easy to prepare kid-favourite snacks and meals such as pizza, tacos and pasta. These well-balanced, do-it-yourself options are high in protein and have zero grams of trans fat, so parents can feel good about providing kids with a wholesome alternative to help power them through their active days.
With snack and meal ideas like these, children can come home and reach for something other than the usual suspects-instead preparing a delicious snack on their own. Who knows? Maybe they’ll even graduate to making family dinners.
Fiesta Chicken Nachos
11/4 cups Tyson® Southwest Seasoned Chicken Breast Strips
1 bag (10 oz.) tortilla chips
2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
Layer chips, cheese and chicken strips on a large, microwave-safe plate.
Microwave on High for 30 to 45 seconds or until cheese melts.
Serving Suggestion: Serve with pico de gallo, guacamole and sour cream. Refrigerate leftovers.
Chicken Tacos Olé
1 package (6 oz.) Tyson® Refrigerated Fajita Chicken Breast Strips
4 taco shells
1/2 cup shredded cheese
Shredded lettuce
Heat chicken strips and taco shells according to package directions.
Fill shells with meat, cheese and lettuce.
Serving Suggestion: Other toppings can include diced tomato, salsa and sour cream. Refrigerate leftovers.
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Your Best Key To A Healthy Diet: Variety

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Your Best Key To A Healthy Diet: Variety

It has been said that variety is the spice of life, and that is certainly true when trying to eat a healthy diet. No one likes to eat the same thing day after day, and boredom is the enemy of a healthy diet.

Fortunately for those trying to follow a healthy diet, there is plenty of variety to be had in healthy foods. In addition to the hundreds of varieties of fruits and vegetables available at the average grocery store, there is a wide variety of beans, lentils, nuts, meat…

It has been said that variety is the spice of life, and that is certainly true when trying to eat a healthy diet. No one likes to eat the same thing day after day, and boredom is the enemy of a healthy diet.

Fortunately for those trying to follow a healthy diet, there is plenty of variety to be had in healthy foods. In addition to the hundreds of varieties of fruits and vegetables available at the average grocery store, there is a wide variety of beans, lentils, nuts, meat, dairy products, fish, and poultry. There is no need for boredom to set in when pursuing a healthier lifestyle.’

The key to enjoying a variety of foods while eating healthy is to plan meals carefully and be sure to use the many varieties of foods that are available. Using a combination of fresh fruit, vegetables, meats, and whole grains, it is possible to create a fresh, exciting, and healthful meal every day of the week.

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Nutritionists often stress the importance of a varied diet, both for nutritional and psychological reasons. A varied diet is essential for good health since different types of foods contain different types of nutrients. And following a varied diet is important to your psychological well-being as well, since feeling deprived of your favorite foods can lead you to give up your healthy lifestyle.

It is much better to continue eating the foods you like but to eat them in moderation. Instead of giving up that juicy bacon, for instance, have it as an occasional treat, perhaps pairing it with an egg-white omelet instead of a plateful of scrambled eggs. As with everything else in life, good nutrition is a tradeoff.

It is important for everyone to eat foods from the five major food groups each and every day. The five food groups identified by the USDA include grains, vegetables, fruits, milk and dairy, and meat and beans. Each of these food groups contains specific nutrients, so it is important to eat a combination of these foods to ensure proper levels of nutrition.

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Of course, simply choosing foods from the five food groups is not enough. After all, a meal from the five food groups could include cake, candied yams, avocados, ice cream, and bacon. Although all five food groups are represented, no one would try to argue that this is a healthy day’s menu. Choosing the best foods from within each group, and eating the less healthy foods in moderation, is the best way to ensure a healthy and varied diet.

For instance, choosing healthy, lean meats is a great way to get the protein you need without consuming unnecessary fat and calories. And removing fat and skin from chicken is a great way to eliminate extra fat and calories.

When choosing bread and cereals, it is usually best to choose those that carry the whole grain designation. Whole grains, those that have not been overly refined, contain greater nutritional qualities and fewer sugars.

In addition, many grains and cereals are fortified with additional vitamins and minerals. While this vitamin fortification is important, it should be seen as a bonus, not as a substitute for a proper diet. Many foods are supplemented with important nutrients such as calcium (essential for strong bones and teeth) and folic acid (important in preventing birth defects).

Substituting healthier foods for less healthy ones is a cornerstone of a healthy diet. For instance, substituting lean cuts of meat for fattier ones, and substituting skinless chicken or turkey breast for less healthy drumsticks, is a great way to maximize nutrition without sacrificing good taste.

No matter what your reason for following a healthy diet, or what your ultimate fitness goals may be, you will find that a good understanding of nutrition will form the basis of your healthy diet. Understanding how the various food groups work together to form a healthy diet will go a long way toward helping you meet your ultimate fitness goals. Whether your goal is to run a marathon, lose ten pounds or just feel better, knowledge is power, and nutritional knowledge will power your diet for the rest of your life.

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New Thoughts

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New thoughts can come from taking a new perspective on things. One way to do that is to challenge the assumptions that exist. For example, is love really a feeling of desire or attachment? This is a common assumption, but what if we challenge this?

New Thoughts on Love

Desire and attachment can be strong feelings, and they are often called love in certain contexts. However, attachment can be for bad reasons too, right? Desire too can come from less than noble places. What is an alternative definition of love?

How about a recognition of value? Seeing the inherent value in a person, like the beauty you see in a painting or hear in a melody. You do not need to be attached or even desirous of beauty to enjoy it. You just have to recognize it. The enjoyment that you take in another’s existence then could be a definition of love. At least the emotion.

Love is more than an emotion though. How much love does a mother have for her children if she feels fond towards them, but doesn’t feed them? Love in this context has to include action, doesn’t it?

This points up the real problem with defining concepts like love. There are seven or eight or perhaps a hundred things we want to communicate. They are each different, yet we have just one word for them. Maybe rather than re-defining love we need to create a dozen new words. Now there’s an area for some new thoughts.

Random New Thoughts

Another way to have new thoughts is to just look for new ideas to replace old ones. Then you expand on the new idea, to see what value you might find in it. Here are some examples of new thoughts, without expanding on them (help yourself).

– Why do we encourage uniformed people to vote? Maybe it’s better to encourage people NOT to vote, unless they are willing to educate themselves on the issues.

– Is multi-tasking really a sign of efficiency? Maybe the fact that we need to be so busy just to get what we want shows that our actions aren’t effective enough.

– Why can’t we pay less for a surgeon who kills more people on the operating table?

Why not recognize that there are better and worse doctors, have that information available, and pay accordingly?

– How about wonder instead of faith? Faith is just believing without reason. Wonder is to marvel at the world and accept that we don’t have reasons or explanations for everything.

Finally, what if our level of creativity, and ability to have new thoughts isn’t just something that is set at birth. What if it is a systematic process, one that may not be recognized by those who use it, but can be identified and copied? All of us can train ourselves to have creative new thoughts.

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Anger Management

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When treating or dealing with anger issues, there are many suggestions for anger management strategies. Each of them is intended to help people who are hot-tempered and frequently have fits of rage. Anger, although a healthy and normal response to upsetting situations, it can be intense to the point of violence. When a person experiences regular episodes of angry or reckless behavior, there’s a problem, one that needs to be dealt with. Anger management strategies are designed to help an individual return to a healthy, normal existence.

Taking a time-out is considered a healthy management strategy. Removing oneself from a situation or person that makes a person angry is practicing time-out. This anger management strategy might simply require a ride in the car or a walk on the beach. Playing sports or working out will help an individual to use up some of the extra energy without involving others. Some other suggestions for time-out are reading, listening to music or sitting alone in silence. Each of these activities are healthy anger management strategies.
A second example of a healthy anger management strategy is, owning up to the anger. Although the anger is usually brought on by an irritating situation or a confrontation with another individual, the anger actually belongs to the troubled person.

Only the person who’s experiencing the anger issues can control their outbursts. Only the person with the anger issues can learn anger management strategies and how to deal with their feelings in a healthy way. When an individual becomes mad or upset they need to try to disclose the reasons for their anger whether it is hurt, fear, frustration sadness, confusion , jealousy or whatever seems to bring unleash the rage.

Another healthy anger management strategy is to look back on those situations that upset an individual and try to find ways to make changes. Learning the cause of the anger may help the individual to avoid those situations. Not only might the person learn to avoid these incidents but they might also choose to take what they’ve learned and attempt to deal with the situation without bursting into a frenzy.

A fourth suggestion regarding healthy management strategies is to confront the situation or person. Talk to the person or people involved, calmly of course, to try to determine the root of the problem. The angry individual might actually discover that the whole thing was a mix-up, a misunderstanding. The individual might also try asking the person or people in the situation to think about their behavior and perhaps even change it. It may be surprising what people would be willing to do to help the person who is attempting to deal with their problems with anger. Hopefully everything will work out for the best. If not there has to be room for acceptance. Sometimes a person must simply accept the situations and people they cannot change and either deal with it or walk away.

Learning healthy anger management strategies should be considered by those with anger problems. There are many books published regarding anger and anger management. There is also a wealth of information available on the Internet for those who are attempting to deal with their anger by learning healthy anger management strategies.

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Family Beach Vacation Ideas

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All across the world, there are several locations you

can choose for your family beach vacation. Below,

you will find many different locations, and what

they will offer you and your family.


Throughout the West Coast of Maui, you’ll have many

choices for your beach vacation. If you plan to

enjoy golf, the Kapalua Resort is a great choice,

as guests will receive 30% lower golf rates than

those who don’t stay at the resort. The resort

also includes the Kapalua Bay Hotel, Kapalua Villas,

and the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua.

One bay over from the Kapalua Bay is the Napili Kai

Beach Resort, which is a low rise family resort

also includes the Kapalua Bay Hotel, Kapalua Villas,

and the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua.

One bay over from the Kapalua Bay is the Napili Kai

Beach Resort, which is a low rise family resort

that offers comfortable beach front condos. The

Napili Kai also offers complimentary programs for

children ages 6 – 12 from mid June to the end of

August, during Easter and Christmas. The condos are

seconds away from the beach, and they include

kitchens as well as laundry facilities.

If you prefer a more secluded area, the Maui Prince

hotel is located in a quiet setting surrounded by

two scenic golf courses and a large sandy beach

that kids never seem to get enough of.

Mololai family adventures

The island of Molokai is filled with empty beaches,

no traffic lights, and few tourists. Many tourists

visits only for a day or so, with some going to

the island because they assumed they were going to

Molokini (which is a snorkeling site near Maui).

The island of Mololai is accessible by ferry from

Maui or by plane from Honolulu. The island is

ideal for those who like the outdoors with a twist

of adventure. When you visit here, you shouldn’t

expect shopping or nightlife.


The Breakers Hotel in sunny Palm Beach Florida has

a spa, golf course, and a 1/2 mile sandy beach.

There is also a seperate pool for the kids, a family

entertainment center, and a kid’s program. Families

can reserve up to five adjoining rooms while

children under the age of 16 can stay for free in

the same room as their parents.

If you decide to take your beach vacation in Orlando,

the Loews Hard Rock Hotel offers you plenty of

beach and amusement rides, with a 240 foot slide

and a white sandy beach.


With several family beach vacation resorts in

California, the Hotel Del Coronado is among the most

famous. The hotel offers many different facilities

for families, including lessons in kayaking, surfing,

tennis, and biking.


The barrier islands in Georgia offer ambiance,

sandy beaches, and a laid back prospective to life

as you know it. Jekyll Island offers you miles

of paved bike path with three 18 hole golf courses,

which is perfect for golf enthusiasts.

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Why It Pays To Check The Small Print Before Buying Critical Illness Cover

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The increasing amounts of negative publicity surrounding cases in which people with critical illnesses are unable to get their insurance company to pay out dissuade many people from …When it comes to critical illness insurance, reading the small print in your policy is absolutely crucial. Depending on the company, up to 25% of critical illness claims are rejected and most of these situations come down to the policy holder not understanding the finer points of their policy.The increasing amounts of negative publicity surrounding cases in which people with critical illnesses are unable to get their insurance company to pay out dissuade many people from getting insurance they might potentially benefit

from. However, when you consider that 20% of men and 17% of women will suffer from a critical illness before they reach 65, insurance begins to sound like an attractive option.Heavily publicised cases of insurance companies refusing to pay for critical illness claims have led to a significant amount of consumer mistrust in this type of insurance. However, it’s important to note that in most cases, one of three issues is in play; the policy holder did not disclose important medical information when they applied for the insurance, they did not follow company protocol when getting medical advice, or they simply thought they were covered for a certain illness when they weren’t. By becoming intimately familiar

with the terms and conditions of your policy, you can reduce the likelihood of any of these issues arising if you need to make a claim.Full Disclosure is Required Non-disclosure is the most common reason that insurance companies reject critical illness claims. This can mean failing to disclose information, or providing inaccurate information either deliberately or unknowingly. This may even include information that is not relevant to a critical illness you suffer from in the future, as well as information relating to your family’s medical history.Read the small print and understand what your policy covers before you even commit to a critical illness policy, it’s vital that you understand exactly what you are and are not covered for. Regardless of any extenuating circumstances, an insurancecompany’s protocol when seeking medical advice will reduce the likelihood of them rejecting your claim. For example, if your doctor tells you that you have high cholesterol and gives you advice on dietary and lifestyle changes you must make an effort to reduce it, you must follow your doctor’s instructions or risk invalidating any future claim you make. Your company’s protocol is crucial information that you should find out before committing to a policy, you need to know how to proceed when seeking medical advice right from the beginning.

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Ten Ways Fathers Model Healthy Relationships for Their Children

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Your children learn how men should behave in relationships by watching you. Even if you do not live with their mother, they are keenly aware of the way you interact with her. Most divorce and domestic violence happens to men and women who grew up without a father modeling healthy relationship behavior. Here are 10 tips to help you model the way you want your daughter to be treated in her adult relationships, and the way you want your son to treat the woman he loves.

1. Value their mother: Children value themselves and others more when they feel that their mother and father value one another.

2. Perspective-taking (seeing things through someone else’s eyes): Show your children the importance of respecting the perspectives of people they love, even when they disagree with them.

3. Cooperation: Show how to participate willingly in work, problem-solving, or task-accomplishment.

4. Negotiation: Show your children how to work out solutions to problems that respect one another’s perspectives.

5. Resourcefulness: Never stop trying to make things better.

6. Motivation to improve: Approach disagreements with the attitude of making them better, not worse.

7. Compassion: This gut-level reaction to your wife’s pain, discomfort, or anxiety includes sympathy, protectiveness, and willingness to help but not control. It recognizes that your wife is different from you, with her own temperament, set of experiences, beliefs, values, and preferences.

8. Good will: Learning a positive attitude toward the people they love will greatly improve your children’s chances of having good relationships. Think good thoughts about your wife, and always give her the benefit of a doubt.

9. Affection: Showing affection toward their mother makes children feel more secure.

10. Relationship investment: Successful relationships require that people care about and occasionally do nice things for one another.

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