• Hey it's Cierra. And I thought it was time for me to write somthing new. Well To start off with ,I am now in 7th grade. Its been okay so far. Lots of tests, lots of new friends, and i kinda broke a few hearts. Well anyway the thing thats got me thinking about writing is .... well I just put it in a story way. :)

    * Calles Nigeria *
    Nigeria: hello
    Cierra:Hey!
    Nigeria : Hahaha geuss what
    Cierra : what
    Nigeria: Kilondre read one of your blogs at school today. And its the one that says you like him
    Cierra: 0_0

    Its not like it's a big deal, the only problem I have is that i said " He was my first real crush ". And I didnt want him to see that. But when I think about it i dont really care. Because I dont really like him amore. He's like a stranger now. But anyways back on topic.... So I met some new people , liked a few people, hated a few people, and broke up with a few people this year. But to be true, I think I might like 7th grade. And i bet 8th grade will be alot better.

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  • There we were--me, my kid, and the two dogs--standing at the cross walk about a half block from the kid's school. This crosswalk? Let me tell you, it's been the bane of my parenting existence. It stretches across one of the more traveled roads in our town, a road where cars routinely exceed the 25 mile per hour speed limit. Forget that these drivers are passing through a school zone during school hours. They're in a hurry to get to jobs that they tell everyone they hate.

    Or so my grumpy thinking goes.

    At any rate there is no stop sign to slow these speeding drivers and only rarely a crossing guard.

    Getting from one side of this road to the other without getting killed in the process? It's about as easy as getting an eight year old to clean her bedroom.

    On four different occasions I've been half way across the road when a car has failed to yield. One time as a speeding car careened toward us, I stood frozen in my tracks and yanked both dogs back toward me as I yelled

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  • Type your post into the "Text Body" box. Once your post has been entered, you can bold, underline, or italicize words using the icons at the top of the template.

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  • Type your post into the "Text Body" box. Once your post has been entered, you can bold, underline, or italicize words using the icons at the top of the template.

    You can insert hyperlinks or image using the "Insert Item" tools. To create a link in your text, highlight the word or phrase you'd like to link, hit the link button from the menu, enter your URL, and then close the link tool. To add an image to the body of your content, move your cursor to the place where you would like your image to be inserted and click the image button. Be sure to upload only personal images or images you have the licensed rights to use.

    If you know basic HTML, you can use the HTML tool to manually edit the formatting of your content (including the placement and size of any embedded images).
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  • FameFlynet; Courtesy Photo; Time Inc Digital Photo StudioRather than breaking out her tried-and-true red lipstick again, Kristen Stewart wore a vivid magenta to the Los Angeles premiere of Breaking Dawn - Part 2. The punchy shade makes for a fun twist on fall's subdued tones, and we were so inspired by the look, that we just had to ask her makeup artist, Jillian Dempsey, for the exact shade! "It was really about continuing the luminosity of her dress [a nude Zuhair Murad number] with shimmering makeup," said Dempsey, who opted for Chanel's Rouge Allure Velvet Lip Color in La Sensuelle ($33; at chanel.com). "I used incandescent shadow so the light would bounce off her eyes and contrast bitten, almost stained lips with Kristen's porcelain skin." The lipstick had a matte finish, so to prevent Stewart's pucker from feeling dry, Dempsey swiped on a layer of Chanel's Rouge Coco Baume ($33; chanel.com) before applying the color. Try the high-impact lip look for a night out!

    Plus, shop more celebrity lip colors in our gallery!

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  • By: Kate Goodin
    © VeerThe March of Dimes has released its Premature Birth Report Card, and with it comes good news for the US: 11.7 percent of births in 2011 were premature, which is lowest rate in a decade.

    Plus: 7 Common Preemie Problems

    Late preterm birth rates (34 to 36 weeks), which contribute to preemie births, was the factor that most improved the US's premature birth rate. This supports March of Dimes' "Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait" campaign, which recommends against elective C-sections or inductions before 39 weeks. However, the number of preterm babies born to uninsured women increased.

    Plus: How to Bond with Your Premature Baby

    Although all racial and ethnic groups experienced lower preterm birth rates overall, there were notable regional differences. On the heels of the report that Mississippi has the highest infant mortality rate in the US, it also has the highest rate of preterm births: 16.9 percent, which is a grade of F, according to the March of

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  • So you're at a friend's birthday party, sidled up to that friend of a friend who you know is great match for you. (And you definitely have a crush on him.) But sometimes you need to know what to talk about when you find yourself face to face with a man you like OR you're just about to meet up with that great guy you met online for a second date and can't wait. BUT, you're worried that you might run out of things to say! No sweat! We at Dating with Dignity have got you covered.

    If you need a little nudge in the right direction and want some hot tips on what to talk about when you're with a guy you could have the hots for, you've come to the right place.

    Here are four foolproof Dating with Dignity-approved conversation boosters to make your crush swoon (or at least contribute to the conversation and have a great time with you!).


    1. Ask questions to discover what you have in common. Then talk about those things without taking over the conversation OR one-upping him.

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  • Meredith LiepeltMeredith Liepelt

    If you are a speaker or want to position yourself as a speaker, one simple yet highly effective tool to have at the ready is a speaker's one-sheet. A one-sheet is a snapshot of your expertise and why an organization should book you as their speaker. It's called a one-sheet because it fits on one piece of paper, usually front and back.

    When event planners book speakers, they are thinking of questions such as: "What do you speak about?" or "How do you help organizations?" or "Who else have you spoken for?" or "Will our audience be receptive to what you have to say and how you say it?"

    Your one-sheet provides a concise way to answer these critical questions and more. Here is what you need to include on your speaker's one-sheet:

    1. Topics/Programs
    2. Target audience
    3. Benefits of booking you
    4. Bio
    5. Partial client list
    6. Testimonials
    7. Contact Info
    8. Personality photos of you or photos of you speaking
    9. Link to a samples of you speaking
    10. Your brand
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  • If you are wearing these ties someone is liable to ask: "Do you have a new baby?"

    Translation: You couldn't have possibly walked out of the house looking like that on purpose. There has to be an explanation. Maybe the baby had an accident and you wiped it up with your tie?
    Come to think of it, with some of these ties, maybe the dog had an accident.

    Someone else will ask if that's an eye test or a necktie. Yet another will say: your tie is giving me a headache.




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    Some might make the sign of the cross with two fingers in your general direction. Others might wail: It's hurting me! Make it stop!!!!

    If after experiencing the Tie Torture from the Neckties of the Damned, you still want to test the stamina, the patience and the friendship of your male colleagues and relatives you can see more of this Sartorial Stupor Here: Top 10 Terrible Ties


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  • Why Chromosome, Why?

    Ande LyonsAnde Lyons

    Gals, do you have days when you need a universal translator to communicate with your man? They don't teach Man 101 in school, so please allow me to pass along four essential man-tips and other instructions in the gentle care and feeding of your Y chromosomes that can quickly make your life better… a lot better - and yes, I'm talking about your sex life!

    Last week I hosted the fabulous Mimi Donaldson on my radio show Bring Back Desire After Dark, and Mimi explained what we need to know and do… to get our men to make us very, very happy. After all, that's one of the most important ways in which our men are so wonderfully helpful, isn't it?

    As Mimi explained, men are not just a hairy version of women. Their brains are not wired like our beautiful, intricate, superior female brains. The male brain is hard-wired to instantly recognize what is binary and simple. As a result, what those boys lack in subtlety they gain in the ability to attain narrow and sustained focus despite

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