The hot July weather brings plenty of cool deals:
Fourth of July deals
• Boston Market is offering family meals at half price on Independence Day.
• Lowe’s Home Improvement is giving a 10 percent discount to all veterans who served honorably and who present a valid Form DD214 or other proof of service.
Other July deals
• It’s National 7-11 day on July 11, and 7-Eleven convenience stores are serving up free Slurpees.
• July 11 is also National Cow Appreciation Day. Wear your cow costume to Chick-fil-A and get a free meal.
• Celebrate National Cheesecake Day June 30 with half-off a slice of cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory.
• Shop now for great deals on outside furniture and grills, as well as shorts, bathing suits and T-shirts. Think about buying now for your child’s 2015 summer wardrobe.
• As soon as the Fourth of July is behind us, retailers will start gearing up for Back to School. But don't buy yet – better deals await.
• The produce aisles are exploding with deals on seasonal items such as tomatoes, melons, corn and berries. Now is a great time to freeze or can items.
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Here’s a rundown of four foods that will help flatten your tummy:
How do you stay married? One way is to be sensitive to each other’s needs and to compromise every now and then. That means taking turns getting one’s way, or finding a third way that suits you both.
1. Trust. Our marriage space is sacred and private.
2. Restraint. We resist temptation and remain true to each other.
3. Intimacy. We are open with each other.
4. Priorities. We both put our marriage first.
5. Difference. We respect each other’s differences, and know that difference lends interest.
6. Sameness. We share basic values, some interests, and tastes.
7. Communication. We speak up and communicate our needs, likes, dislikes, agreements, and disagreements.
8. Fairness. We play fair.
9. Respect. We demonstrate it.
10. Emotion. We get mad at each other sometimes; we are human.
11. Reconnection. We get un-mad. If it takes a day or so, we live with it and work on letting the anger go.
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So you are lying in bed in a stained childhood T-shirt eating a Sadness Burrito™. Go wash your face, then come back and read this.
Winning is fun, but it teaches you nothing.
The key to surviving failure is to not take it personally
Ketchup is for French fries and hamburgers. Not dogs.
Grown-ups don’t know everything. Doing our best.
Yes, everyone is going to die one day and that really stinks.
You can be mad at someone and still love them. (At the same time)
New research shows that sending just one affectionate text message a day to your partner could significantly improve your relationship. Texts are linked with increased feelings of intimacy and closeness, and ultimately strengthen the bond between you as a couple. People showing more affection are generally more satisfied with their relationship and that if you are Further research has shown that if you’re satisfied, then you’re less likely to divorce.
Huffington Post asked Facebook and Twitter readers to share the one piece of advice they'd offer fellow divorced folks looking to date again. See what they had to say below, then head to the comments and weigh in with your advice.
1. "Think of it this way: You know what you DON'T want. Now go out there and figure out what you DO want."
2. "Fix yourself first. When you're able to tell your story and not cry then you're ready to date."
3. "The dating scene has changed since you were last part of it. It takes time to process that along with everything you've been through with the divorce. Be cognizant of that and try your hardest to take things slow."
4. "Don't cling to someone new just because you're lonely. Be picky. Think long and hard about what you no longer want to invite into your life and once you have, don't compromise those things for the sake of companionship (even if it is super hot companionship -- sigh)."
5. "Only date when you're ready and know that the time it takes to be ready varies from person to person. Once you're open to dating, feel free to make mistakes and embrace this new phase in your life. I don't mean be completely hedonistic, but feel free to be adventurous and get to know new people."
6. "Date, date, date. But take time to make yourself happy first and don't expect the people you're seeing to help you get over your divorce. Dates are not band-aids."
It was a rough winter. Here are some tips for getting your feet in shape:
~Wear spa socks to bed: You can buy socks that are infused with oils and moisturizers, or you can also lather your feet with a thick lotion, then put on a pair of old socks. Do this for a few nights and your feet will look brand new.
~Soak feet in Epsom salt with warm water to soften feet by removing dead cells. Doing this regularly can reduce callous, heal dry, damaged skin, reduce inflammation and relive itching.
~After soaking your feet, use an exfoliating scrub to remove any rough patches that have accumulated over winter.
~Use a tinted moisturizer: Since your feet have been hiding in boots all winter, they might look extra pale.
~Remove unwanted hair: Yeah, we know you're hiding toe hairs. Use small wax strips to remove them from the root (it's better than shaving).
On eof our listeners sent us this natural, non-toxic weed killer recipe after hearing our converation about not wanting to add chemicals to our yards. Safe for pets and kids, Thanks to Pam Ridenour!
1/2 gallon of Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 c table salt
1/2 tsp Dawn liquid dish soap
Mix above ingredients in a spray bottle.
Spray weeds thoroughly.
1/2 gallon for around $6.40. Works better than Round Up - kills weeds on 1st application. The Dawn dish soap strips the weed of its protective oils so the vinegar can work with deadly force. Safe for use in yards used by children and pets!
Sometimes, the best advice, often, still comes from Mom.
Some will sit us down and spill the advice that their growing hearts have learned over the years. Some will be there to lift us up as we're starting to crawl underneath our covers to hide from a broken, tired heart. And some will just casually remind us as we're on the way to work on a Friday morning that it's important to find someone who makes you happy. That's all that matters (Thanks, Mom!). Source: Huffpost Here's the top 10 pieces of Mom advice!
1. "What you put up with in a relationship is all you'll ever get out if it.." -Alex
2. " Look at her mother and you'll see her future." -Bryan
3. "'Don't rush It,.'" -Dan
4. "If it's not working now, it's not going to. (Amen, Mom.)" -Johnny
5. "See how they treat the waiter at the restaurant. It'll tell everything." -Cliff