Astrology.com Weekly: April 9-15, 2012
Pluto's change in direction on April 10 begins this intense week, when you'll need to contend with those who have -- or to whom you have given -- power. Watch for pushy, argumentative people as warrior Mars finally turns direct on April 14. Finally, the Aries Sun opposes Saturn in Libra on April 15, at which time you'll be reminded to consider others as well as yourself.
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While you might want a new beginning, fresh project or general shake-up at the beginning of the week, you'll have better luck if you try to renew your interest, revamp an existing plan or adjust your outlook. Read more...
You're not quite your usual stable self as the week begins, and the emotions you're feeling may have a big impact. Read more...
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5 Ways to Add Butterflies to Your Home DecorButterflies are gorgeous, but I've always had an aversion to decorating with them, because I don't like pastels. However, these projects made me rethink my viewpoint. They're modern and pretty and you can even make them yourself. Check out these 5 ways to add butterflies to your home decor, whatever your aestheticRead More »from Put a Wing on It: 5 Ways to Decorate with Butterflies
Wall Art 1. Wall Art
Make the "canvas" with scrap wood or a pallet - the rest is just paper and wire. You'll get to do some drilling in this project!
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Cute Cloche 2. Cute Cloche
Use paper butterflies and a glass dome to recreate an expensive home decor piece.
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Flutter Pillow3. Flutter Pillow
Add felt butterflies to pillows with simple sewing - or use fabric glue for a no-sew option.
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Specimen Art4. Specimen Art
Use paper butterflies to substitute for the real thing - attach them to a frame using craft glue.
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Vinyl Record Butterflies 5. Vinyl Record Butterflies
Make butterflies for your
5 Steps to a Successful Garage SaleGarage sales are a great way to make cash while getting rid of items you no longer use. But don't think they're easy. A successful sale takes thoughtful planning and time. Don't worry, though: You can do it! Here are 5 steps to a profitable garage sale that clears your clutter and fattens your wallet.Read More »from Cha-Ching! 5 Steps to a Successful Garage Sale
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Collect clutter year-round 1. Collect clutter year-round
My family has an ongoing garage sale stash. When I come upon something we no longer need or use, and I don't know anyone to pass it on to, I stick it in a box in our garage. Once a box fills up, I start another. Without much effort at all, by the time it's the month of our annual garage sale, I usually have at least eight to ten boxes of stuff collected.
Have a plan 2. Have a plan
A successful garage sale does not happen without organization. Two weeks before the sale, I go through my home from top to bottom and clear out clutter. Two to three days before the sale, I take an afternoon to price everything and
We all have a few tricks for beating the blues-things we do when we're feeling down. It turns out, however, that several popular strategies don't actually work very well in the long term. Beware if you're tempted to try any of the following (all of which I often, and unsuccessfully, have tried):
1. Comforting yourself with a "treat." Often, the things we choose as "treats" aren't good for us. The pleasure lasts a minute, but then feelings of guilt, loss of control, and other negative consequences just deepen the lousiness of the day. So when you find yourself thinking, "I'll feel better after I have a few beers…a pint of ice cream…a cigarette…a new pair of jeans," ask yourself-will it really make you feel better? It might make you feel worse. In particular, beware of…
2. Letting yourself off the hook. I've found that I sometimes get a real happiness boost from giving something up, quitting something, or breaking a bad habit. When you're feeling down, you might be tempted toRead More »from Five Myths About Fighting the Blues
"... he was very pleased."
"God looked at everything he had made, and he was very pleased. Evening passed and morning came-that was the sixth day."
As I was driving back from a meeting early Tuesday morning I glanced over and spied a pair of large birds in a tree near the river. "Oh boy," I thought, "that might be a pair of bald eagles scouting out a location for a nest near here." I was excited about the prospect as I pulled the car off the road to take a few pictures. When I stepped out of the car I was immediately disappointed to see a third bird in the tree, meaning that the "bald eagles" I thought I had seen were, in fact, nothing more than turkey buzzards. That is exactly what I heard myself say, "Oh, they're just turkey buzzards." When I peered through my zoom lens the hypothesis was confirmed as I saw their red heads.
Since I already had the camera out and ready I thought I'd go ahead and take a few photos. In a momentRead More »from Prejudice
- U. S. News & World Report | At Home – Wed, Apr 4, 2012 1:04 PM EDT
By Miriam Salpeter
Are you prepared to negotiate a job offer? New LinkedIn research shows 42 percent of professionals in the United States are uncomfortable negotiating; approximately 25 percent admit to never having negotiated in the workplace. The study also shows that many of LinkedIn's U.S. members (39 percent) report feeling anxious about negotiation, more so than participants from other countries do.
What's wrong with neglecting to negotiate? Employees who begin jobs with less-than-optimum salaries may never catch up to the compensation and benefits they could have earned if they'd played their cards better when starting. Since pay raises and bonuses build from the base salary, it's crucial to be prepared to ask for the best compensation package possible from the start. Don't be intimidated. Selena Rezvani, author of the book PUSHBACK: How Smart Women Ask-And Stand Up-For What They Want, reminds job seekers: "Too often, people approach negotiation inflating the otherRead More »from 7 Tried-and-True Steps for Negotiating a Job Offer
By Alison Green
If you're searching for a job, here's one strategy you may have overlooked: Volunteering.
Volunteering for a nonprofit organization in your community isn't just a way of doing good. It's also a way to keep your skills up-to-date, expand your network, and possibly even get a paying job. And there are all sorts of nonprofits from which to choose, whether you're drawn to community service groups, political organizations, or religious institutions.
Here's how volunteerism can help you in your job search:
First, you'll have work to put on your resume that fills a period of no activity. When a prospective employer asks how you've been spending the time since leaving your last job, you'll be able to talk about the pro bono work you've been doing for a worthwhile cause.
*You'll learn new skills. Volunteering doesn't have to mean stuffing envelopes or answering phones. You could design a website, organize an event, write fundraising letters, edit publicityRead More »from How Volunteering Can Help You Get a Job
- Astrology.com Home and Garden Horoscopes | At Home – Wed, Apr 4, 2012 12:32 PM EDT
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Look for ways to use complementary angles in your home. A round mirror hung above it would complement the round arch of your fireplace.
Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Numerology Portrait
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Rely on the fact that you are a good judge of people, but if you need a little extra boost of confidence -- going back to work after the baby does not have to be so worrisome if you install several electronic nanny cameras that will allow you to watch things occasionally from your computer.
Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Numerology One-Year Forecast
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
An MP3 player lets you bring music with you which can keep you pace steady as you run in keeping with the resolution you made more than two months ago. Running with a friend will also help to keep
Hello! Its me again! Sorry I haven't posted in, like, three years,but you'll all be glad to know that I grew up quite a bit since then. In fact, my sister broke off her first engagement and marry an awesome guy she went to high school with,whom I'm calling Grunchkin (cross between a grizzly bear and munchkin). I got to be a bride's maid, but unfortunately not the maid of honor since I'm not old enough to paradise the bride around in bars or hire a male-stripper. Still not a big deal though. The wedding went pretty well, all I had to do is walk up the isle and walk down with Grunchkin's little brother, who I went to grade school with. Still, I'm going to be 17 this May 26th and on September 4th (my sisters b-day) Grunchkin will be leaving for basic training for the army, which is kind of messed up because he also has to leave for something else on October 15th which is their one year anniversary. Unbelievable,right? Anyway, that's it for now!! I'll keep you guys posted!!Read More »from I'm Back :)
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