Thursday, July 31, 2014

Domestic Violence Non-Profit Fails To Get Anticipated Grant Funding

Posted in Domestic Violence 7/16/2014

"... Margaret Diaz, executive director for A Better Way, said the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced last month that a grant award totaling $140 million will help nearly 900 homeless assistance programs in the U.S. But after 11 years of continuous funding, the group’s Victor Valley Domestic Violence Shelter was left off the HUD list with no reason given, according to Diaz. ..."

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You Can Support Education Without Spending a Dime

Posted in Education 7/16/2014

"... What does it mean to "support" education? Too often, we equate financial matters such as favorable tax levies, bond issues and increases in state or federal funding with "support" for education. Of course it takes money to buy things, but is that all there is to supporting education? ..." 

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What Happens to Masculinity and Marriage When Unemployment Strikes?

Posted in Jobs & Employment 7/16/2014

"... I’ll tell you what happens. Stress goes up and self-esteem goes down, way down. It plummets like a diving hawk, a steep full on rush towards the earth with death at the end. This may sound a bit melodramatic but I assure you, for anyone going through an expected or unexpected job loss, the magnitude and ferocity of emotional shredding cannot be over exaggerated. ..."

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Five Political Scandals That Undermined Democracy

Posted in Policy & Legislation 7/16/2014

"... A nation's faith in democracy is a fragile thing. Especially when it's in the hot-buttered hands of policymakers. Even more especially when allegations of cover-ups - where 114 documents linking members of the Establishment to child abuse allegations were supposedly destroyed - have sparked internal investigations at Westminster. ..."

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How to Get the Respect You Deserve at Work

Posted in Jobs & Employment 7/16/2014

"... Most men aim to like their jobs, and all men want to be respected. But doing a great job and being respected at work aren’t always mutually inclusive.  There’s a guy in every workplace that busts his butt every day but still gets walked all over by his co-workers or worse yet… management. ..."

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10 Cheap Date Ideas She’ll Actually Love

Posted in Dating 7/15/2014

"... If you’ve decided to take on the challenge of dating women instead of simply hanging out with them, there’s both good news and bad news. The bad news is that you’re going to have to overcome your nervousness and fear of rejection. But the good news is that taking women out on dates doesn’t have to be expensive. It simply takes a little more thought. ..." 

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12 Ways to Decompress after High Stress

Posted in Physical Health 7/15/2014

"... The last couple of days were just crazy for me. My days were jam-packed with activity, meetings, people stopping in to see me, hundreds of emails, phone calls and messages, one project after another. I am usually able to maintain calm and focus in the midst of a workday, but the last two days put my abilities to a test. I stayed calm, but the stress levels were definitely higher than I care for. ..."

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7 Sex Mistakes Men Make

Posted in Sex/Fertility 7/15/2014

"... You know how most guys learn about sex? You're taught the basic facts of life, then left to puzzle out your partners' sexuality -- and your own -- by trial and error. Experience is useful, but it isn't everything. Even guys who've had a lot of sexual experience with women make mistakes. So you don’t have to learn the hard way, three well-known sex educators tell you how to avoid the most common sex mistakes men make with women. ..." 

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Are Fitness Trackers Really Helpful?

Posted in Fitness 7/15/2014

"... Fitness tracking monitors promise to lead to all sorts of results: You’ll melt off fat just by monitoring your steps; eat better by tracking your food intake; get better sleep. But the fitness devices can cost as much as hundreds of dollars, and often aren’t as helpful as users hope they will be. Consumers should consider carefully whether a fitness monitor is worth the purchase, researchers advise in a Harvard Health Publications report. ..."

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