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Madeline

Madeline is a mid-west mom of three who spends most of her time refilling ice trays and changing toilet paper...just kidding. She is a high school guidance counselor, all around funny gal, and a writer. Her first book, Be Happy Already!", is in the works.

HOT FLASH! 4 Cool Styles For Menopause

If you are on the brink of or in the throws of menopause, you have likely experienced a hot flash or two. And, it doesn't take the hot months of summer to bring them on. Though I have been able to keep mine under control with supplements and diet now, there was a time they plagued me daily. I was forced to alter my wardrobe slightly to accommodate the sudden temperature changes. I've compiled a short list of some cool styles for menopause that have helped me keep cool and fashionable.

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3 Major Ways To Help Elderly Family In Your Care

You never know when an elderly family member might become ill and require extensive care. At that point, you have to make a major decision: You can place him or her in a home where they’ll get the assistance they require or take it on yourself. The latter option is preferable with most families because of emotional reasons and the fear of not finding a good facility. However, you need to understand that it’s a huge commitment. When my mom had cancer (though she wasn't elderly), it was a constant responsibility to meet her needs. Of course, I was willing and loved her dearly, but it didn't stop it from being overwhelming at times. Today, I’m going to discuss some of the things you can do to help elderly family in your care. 

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6 Common Reasons Love Relationships Fail

Meeting that person whom you’re attracted to, have an instant connection with and who ‘gets you’ is something many dream of. In the early days, especially, a relationship is all sunshine and rainbows. However, as time goes on, it’s natural for conflict and challenges to arise. Though no two couples are alike, there are some warning signs that things aren't going as well as you thought. Here are 6 common reasons love relationships fail. 

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4 Technologically Advanced Products That Help Ease Aging

Life is so busy these days, and nobody wants anything to slow them down. That includes those pesky signs of aging that affect our bodies and our senses. So what can you do to get over those odd wobbles and hurdles that wisdom and experience can throw your way? Try these 4 technologically advanced products that help ease aging. Hint: you don't have to be old to enjoy the benefits either!

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4 Extraordinary Ways Technology Is Changing Medicine

The world of medicine changes every day. Much of this transition has to do with technology. What does this mean for the patient? Actually, quite a …

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3 Action Steps To End Bad Habits For Good

Habits, bad or good, develop over time. In other words, doing something once or twice doesn't constitute a life-change either way. If you've ever tried to end a "bad" one, you know that it can be challenging, to say the least. However, it's important to remember that it's not impossible! I find that focusing on bringing new, serving ways of doing things helps to diminish the desire to continue bad habits. For example, eating healthy and exercising might curb someone's appetite for smoking cigarettes. I also believe the following 3 action steps are necessary to end bad habits for good.

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6 Ways To Make Buying Easier For Customers

If there is one important thing that many businesses overlook, it’s the payment process. The truth is that if buying a service or product isn’t …

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Women’s Sexual Health: 3 Musts To Keep You Safe

Many bloggers feel uncomfortable about discussing sexual health issues, and that’s something we need to change. If we don’t get "real" and open up about what can go wrong, women will continue to get sick. STIs and STDs can ruin lives and leave people infertile. Fortunately, they are mostly preventable with some precautions and common sense. Women's sexual health should be a priority for us all. I've compiled a short list of 3 musts to keep you safe.

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5 Ways To Market Your Beauty Business Effectively

Whether you run a hair salon, nail bar or sell beauty products, marketing your business properly is imperative for success. Though you get referrals and walk-in traffic for service-oriented shops, you still need to do some savvy marketing. After all, existing and potential customers and clients will want to know about sales, promotions, and events. Check out the following 5 ways to market your beauty business.

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Should I Get Back With My Ex?: 4 Questions To Ask Yourself

You did it – you finally broke up with your partner. But, wait a minute, you’re having second thoughts. Oh my god, what if you made a mistake? What if he or she was "The One" after all? Yep, this is how many women feel when they finally sever the cord, especially if it was a long relationship.You have the choice to stubbornly soldier on with the breakup plan or turn around and patch things up. But, sometimes, breaking up isn’t a mistake. The problem is it’s hard to tell when you’ve made a good decision or a bad one. Luckily, there are some simple questions that may help you answer the big one: should I get back with my ex?

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4 Exciting Career Options For The Free-Spirited Woman

If you are feeling a little stifled and bored at your job, there are plenty of alternatives to infuse your life with a little excitement. Women with creative personalities tend to need a little sparkle in their day to truly feel fulfilled. The typical office life can actually hinder creativity, health, and well-being for these individuals. I believe these 4 exciting career options for the free-spirited woman might be just the remedy!

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4 Things You Need To Rock A Career Change

Unfortunately, job and career satisfaction doesn’t always last. If this happens when you’re in your twenties, or even early thirties, it can be daunting but not too challenging to seek out a new profession. However, switching careers in your midlife can be more difficult. Whatever your age, here 4 things you need to rock a career change.

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3 Tips To Keep Your Remote Business Safe And Successful

Working from home isn’t just for freelance workers and self-employed, it’s now a very common way to run a business. Though this modern way of doing things might sound cool and comfortable, you still have a business to keep safe and maintain. That means being able to separate your home life from your business and still keep your sanity. After all, you have a team of remote employees counting on you to make things run smoothly. This setup will require you to be ultra-conscious of scammers, hackers, and Catfish ploys. Be sure about who you are working with and do your homework. Here are 3 tips to keep your remote business safe and successful.

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3 Ways To Empower Employees To Succeed

Over the years, I've seen the good, the bad, and the ugly where business management and leadership is concerned. And, I know that nobody is perfect and that mistakes are made. That said, there are just certain things you need to have on board as a woman who manages and leads employees. I don't believe any company will truly make it to the levels of high success without treating their staff as though they matter. Here are 3 Ways To Empower Employees To Succeed.

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Women In Business: Integration And Automation

There are loads of business terms out there which can be confusing and hard to understand, especially for the newcomer. Some business blogs and help websites can leave the savviest of women business owners wondering which direction to go. And, this classic case has had an effect on two very prominent areas of modern business; integration and automation. These very different areas are often mixed up and misused. So, to make things more clear, I'm going through both of these time-saving techniques. Now, you just have to decide what’s best for your business.

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