How Europe tours can change your life.

How a tour of Europe can change your life.

  Regardless of whether you have kids who have just left home or you have been living in the empty nest for a while, you might be looking for exciting new things in your life.   Europe tours are among many wonderful things you may consider for your next major holiday excursion.   There are so many locations that offer you something new and different that boredom will not be in the equation.   Why organized tours are Ideal.   When you take a tour, it’s easy to spend a week or two in the location of your choice. There

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Finding a career tailor-made to your talents, character, traits and needs.

Finding a career tailor-made to your needs.

A lot of people treat their job as a chore. After all, “Work isn’t supposed to be fun.”   How many times have you heard that line? But something about that just doesn’t quite sound right.   Yes, your job should be a challenge. You should feel pushed to really work hard and put everything you have into your career, but does that mean you should hate your job?   And how can you find the determination to really give your career everything you have if you hate it?   Nobody likes doing chores. Eventually, you’ll find yourself turning on

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Five great business ideas for empty nesters.

Financial advisor.

  People who suffer from the empty nest syndrome often feel alone and purposeless.   If you would like to get more excitement and challenge in your life, it might be time to change your career, and start something completely new.   Make your childhood dreams come true, finally set up your own business, and take advantage of the time at hand. Below you will find five business ideas you can put in motion.   1   Estate Agent.   By the time your kids left, you might already have had a lot of experience with property purchases, and know

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Making life more comfortable as you age.

Making life more comfortable as you age.

  Living a more comfortable life as we age is crucial if we want a high quality life that makes us happy. We don’t want to be doing the same things at 70 as we do at 30, do we? Running around trying to get everything done, taking more care of others than we do ourselves, the list goes on. So just how can we make sure we live a more comfortable life? Here are some ideas for making life more comfortable as we age.   Get into exercise now.   Getting into exercise early on can mean you are

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My evolution: aversion to admiration for piercings, body ink and tattoos.

Potter back tattoo

  A friend recently posted an image of his new ‘ink’ on Facebook, and I couldn’t help thinking of my daughter’s fascination with piercings, body ink and tattoos. I was surprised to see he chose the image of ‘Marvin the Martian’, a well known Warner Brothers cartoon character. I am a fifties’ child. I was raised with the belief that our bodies are sacred and should not be ‘defiled’ in any way. That, coupled with society’s view over the decades of those sporting tattoos as being ‘suspect’ and ‘frightening’ caused me to be less than sympathetic the first time my

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The generation gap: Bringing your kids and your parents together.

The generation gap: Bringing your kids and your parents together.

  Your parents are an important part of your life, and thus, an important part of your children’s’ life. Helping the two connect and eliminating the generation gap is a critical role you play because you, as a parent, are what the two generations have in common.   There are some guidelines you should follow when encouraging a relationship and bringing your kids and your parents together, both for their sake, and yours.   Make communication easier.   Set up communication channels between your kids and their grandparents, and help them talk with each other across the generational gap. Set

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Taco Casserole: A delicious meal made with leftover taco ingredients.

Taco Casserole ingredients.

  This spur of the moment Taco Casserole was such a hit with my family that I decided to post it here.   Taco Casserole   A couple of nights ago, we had tacos using the following ingredients: tortillas ground beef (prepared per taco spice package) diced peppers diced tomatoes chopped onions grated cheddar cheese salsa They were delicious, but I was left with quite a bit of each ingredient in the list left over and pondered what to make with these ingredients for the next night’s meal. I thought of one of our other favorites – Taco Salad –

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5 dream vacation destinations for a trip with adult kids.

5 dream vacation destinations for a trip with adult kids

  Traveling with adult kids can be tough because they have minds of their own and they want to be able to do their own thing rather than be with their parents all the time.   Whether your kid is in college, or you are planning a trip with your married son or daughter, there are some dream destinations that offer everyone the opportunity to have an unforgettable experience.   Check out the five dream vacation destinations for a trip with adult kids to start generating some ideas. Featured image: Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.   1.  Whistler, Canada.   Canada

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