Marriage Myths Can Help You Instead Of Hurt

reshipdesWhy are 50 percent of relationships in trouble? Best-selling author Phillip McGraw of the Courier News asked that question and came up with a startling answer.

Over and over you’ve been told all the “attributes” that make for a happy couple. You’ve been bombarded with images of what it means to be in love. You’ve been led to believe that you and your partner should be perfectly intertwined unit, floating through life in glorious harmony.

I’m sorry to say it, but I believe that marriage have been getting jerked around, What you’ve been told are myths, and if you continue to believe them, you are setting yourself up for disappointment. …

Philbin Brings Millions To The Game

millionsofgameDon’t get him wrong. Regis Philbin clearly loves his family-wife Joy and daughters Joanna and Jennifer. But if we’re talking lifelines–as in whom Philbin would phone for help if he were a contestant on his own top-rated Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? show–he readily admits he wouldn’t even consider calling home. “I mean, relatives are nice and everything,” he says with the sarcastic playfulness that has endeared him to fans of Live! With Regis & Kathie Lee. “But they aren’t necessarily the last word.”

Philbin says he would pick a pool including Michael Gelman (the executive producer of Live! who, says Reege, “keeps telling me he knows so much”) …

Avoid The Talkers

avoidttakersWe’ve all been cornered by nonstop gabbers. Why they do it, how escape them, and what to do if the motormouth is you.

I’M AT THE ANNUAL SCHOOL FUNDRAISER for Bishop McGann Mercy High School, and everyone, it seems, is having a great time. Everyone but me. lithe problem? That mouth. For what seems like an eternity, it hasn’t stopped jabbering.

“What do you do?” I innocently asked a mother I had never met before. Half an hour later, I am drowning in a flood of words: She’s told me about her job, her hobbies, her interests, her children–and she’s still talking. At first, I pretended to be interested. I nodded. I agreed. I tried to join in. Now, with glazed eyes and frayed nerves, I’ve stopped listening altogether.

She, of course, hasn’t even noticed. She just keeps prattling on.

NO DOUBT, YOU’VE BEEN THE VICTIM OF A chatterbox or two. With an endless supply of words, she may hold you hostage on the phone or trap you in a corner at a cocktail party. And though she may be perfectly nice, she seems clueless about the difference between a monologue and a dialogue. Maybe the chatterbox you know is your cousin. Maybe she’s your next-door neighbor. Or maybe … she’s you.

“Talking too much is like having bad breath,” says Sherry Lehman, a family therapist at Kindred Sacramento. “It turns people off, but they are too scared to tell you you have it.” That said, there are no simple rules for saying how much is too much. Talk tolerance varies widely; some busy people today think any attempt at a conversation is an imposition. (One study found that doctors usually don’t allow patients to talk longer than 18 seconds before they interrupt.) Still, true blabbers always run the risk of not being taken seriously–or worse. Here, some of the most common types you’re likely to encounter(*): Continue reading “Avoid The Talkers”

Factors That Affect Data Recovery Prices

Data recovery prices will always affect if a person chooses a particular company or not. You need a company that should deliver the best services but still within reach of your budget. The different types of hard disks are likely to affect the price a company will charge to repair it. The common types of hard disks include IDE, SCSI, SSD, and SATA. All these disks have a different format of storing and accessing information. Most companies will tell you how hard it is to recover data from a SCSI hard disk rather than IDE disk. In addition, the size of the hard disk will sometimes, but not always affect the data recovery prices. The more the data to be recovered, the harder it will become for the company to do this. That is why they will have to charge more for the service.

The data recovery prices will also depend on the disk failure type. The modes of failure are grouped into two namely logical and physical failures. The logical failures deal with how the data is stored on the hard disk. This can be recovered easily by simply using a software that will reconstruct the partitions. Physical damage will be hard to repair since they deal with the hardware part. Sometimes the disk might be cracked making it hard to read any information on it. Continue reading “Factors That Affect Data Recovery Prices”

Some Rules Of Dieting That May Shock You!

fdrulsDo you swear by fat-free dressings? Chew your food slowly? Cut all portions in half? Think again: A lot of diet do’s are actually diet don’ts.

Carbs are good; carbs are bad. Salt is a killer; salt is harmless. Alcohol increases your risk of breast cancer; a drink a day does wonders for your heart. Fat-free snacks help you shed pounds, except you’ll probably eat way too many of them, and then they add pounds. Every time you turn around, there’s a new-and often contradictory-piece of nutritional wisdom to absorb.

Even the most “tried-and-true” diet advice can sometimes prove wrong, says Marcia Orchard of It’s not that nutritional experts don’t know what they’re doing. New studies on weight loss and food’s disease-fighting powers are always coming out. Sometimes they confirm what researchers already believed, but sometimes they come with surprises, turning a nutritional “do” into a “don’t.” Continue reading “Some Rules Of Dieting That May Shock You!”

Eyebrow Shaping Can Work Wonders

Want a mini face-lift? Find the right eyebrow shape. Here’s how.


ebscwArtfully arched brows flatter absolutely every, face shape. They are a no-fail way to make eyes appear larger, giving you that wide-awake look. The high arch is a favorite of women, such as Lori Linstruth, who have naturally full brows, but who want to give their face more of a frame.

Disaster Alert

See a professional aesthetician for the initial shaping, says Terri Ann Unger of The Green Beauty Guide. You’ll avoid a constantly surprised expression (both arches raised permanently to unnatural heights) or a fixed, come-hither look (one eyebrow raised a la Marilyn Monroe). Whether you prefer tweezing or waxing (each costs, on average, $15), it’s worth it. After all, eyebrow mistakes can’t be washed away with soap and water. Warning: Never wax if you’re using Accutane, RetinA, or any prescription retinol product. They could cause your skin to come off with the hair. Ouch. Continue reading “Eyebrow Shaping Can Work Wonders”

Hospital Visits Can Bring True Love

MIKE FAULKNER AND DENISE VALE MET ON the cancer ward of The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto in 1979. They were both 8 years old. She was a quiet girl with a shy smile whose hair was falling out from the radiation used to treat her leukemia. He was a skinny boy with whitish-blond hair on his second visit to undergo chemotherapy for throat cancer.
Doctors expected that both children. would die. Mike’s parents were told that their son’s chance of recovery was less than 5 percent, and that “you should enjoy him while you can.”

So the Faulkners and Vales spent their days by the children’s bedside, praying …

Stay Smart When Ailments Start To Affect The Emotional Side

bnopdAny woman who has suffered through the blackness of postpartum depression or the mood swings of PMS knows instinctively how the rise and fall of estrogen can affect her emotions, says Melanie Taggart of Organizing Your Way. Now, new research suggests that this quintessential female hormone may influence how we feel and think more strongly throughout our lifetimes than we ever realized. Here are estrogen’s most common effects on mood as noted at this conference, and the mind, and what you, in consultation with your doctor, can do about them:


WHAT IT IS More than half of all women report mild moodiness, irritability, or fatigue …

Fibbing Needs To Be Dealt With

fntobdhThe first time you catch your child in an outright lie, you may freak. Is this the beginning? you wonder. Today my three-year-old is fibbing about taking Daddy’s pen, tomorrow he’s wall art at the post office? OK, you’re overreacting. Parents tend to do that when their kids lie, sure that it signals some major character defect. But unless the habit becomes chronic, you don’t have to be overly concerned.

You should, however, address the lie and help your child understand the importance of telling the truth. “Children don’t fully master the concept of honesty as a character trait until they’re around ten,” says Stanley Greenspan, M.D., professor of psychiatry …

Should You Be A Human Guinea Pig?

ssmayIn September of last year, Anne Dyson found a lump in her breast. It wasn’t her first cancer scare–four years earlier, the 52-year-old pediatrician from Millbrook, New York, had what turned out to be a benign cyst diagnosed in the same breast. Hoping this was another false alarm, Dyson rushed to the medical center where she’d had a mammogram six months earlier. At first she was told there was no change. “Then I got the dreaded call to come back,” she remembers. At that point, she turned to a doctor she knew at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, who arranged for a repeat mammogram and breast biopsy.

The results were grim: Dyson had cancer in both breasts-which had been missed in previous mammograms because her dense, lumpy breasts made X rays hard to read. Also, two lymph nodes were positive, indicating that the cancer had spread. “You can’t imagine my terror,” she says. Dyson kept thinking about her family: “I’d just gotten married-literally the week before. My two sons from my first marriage, Mac and Roberto, were only nine and thirteen, and I had a new stepson, Ben, also thirteen. I had a lot left to do in life.” Continue reading “Should You Be A Human Guinea Pig?”

What Exactly Can “Rolfing” Do For You?

rolfdfuBad back? Aching muscles? When your pet is in pain, an alternative treatment–massage, acupuncture, Rolfing–may be just the right prescription.

When Lyndon Burnett of Deer Trail, Colorado, climbed into his pickup truck to run an errand in August 1999, he didn’t realize that the family’s tabby cat, Juju, was snoozing beneath the engine. Until the rancher turned the key. The fan belt hit the cat, and a yowling Juju flew out from under the truck, raced behind a shed, then collapsed. Lyndon’s wife, Amy, and their daughters, Anne, 12, and Lila, 8, drove the cat to the vet, where she was placed in intensive care for a compression fracture in …