Gifts for Girlfriends

Diamonds have always been more of a man’s best bet than a woman’s best friend. Jewels, baubles, clothes, and accessories are also widely gifted – and less costly – articles. Flowers are another economical gift that can make your girlfriend feel good. Good looking timepieces work the dual duty of telling your girlfriend the time, and making her think of you whenever she needs the time of the day. A handbag is of incomparable use to women. Its inherent portability makes for an unforgettable gift – more so if it is a conversation piece or if it is basically strong and of good quality.

There are a number of gifts available for girlfriends. Depending on the occasion and situation, almost anything can be gifted to them. The thumb rule of thumb, “It’s the thought that counts”, applies even to girlfriends. Though the latest four-wheeler would make a lot of a difference to your girlfriend, even that cute soft toy has its own place in her world.

Although most women are literally turned off by gizmos and gadgets, the latest cell phone or music system would make an excellent gift if your girlfriend is technologically inclined. Depending on her interest in music, music CDs are also good gift articles. A camera, preferably a digital camera, works well to preserve the sweet memories of a relationship.

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Why Being Spiritual Can Get You Nowhere

Dana is a lady who is totally dedicated to her spiritual work. She knows all about Indian spirit guides, angels, crystals and is a Reiki Master – amongst other things. She takes every opportunity to help anyone – a kind, lively and passionate woman.

With little concern for her own wellbeing and financial situation she will generously give advice, treatments and time. The fact that she is struggling with her health, her finances and is in an unhappy relationship doesn’t ever deter her from her spiritual mission. When we met a few weeks ago and she was stressed and unwell, I invited her to come to one of my courses at a special rate.

She pondered for a while and then said to me, that she thought right now, my work wasn’t ‘spiritual’ enough for her. Her interest was in spirit guides, heavenly energies and helping others and what I was offering was ‘only’ about self. I respected her opinion and left wondering what it is that people consider to be truly ‘spiritual’.

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5 Effective Weight Loss Tips

So you want to lose some weight? Here are 5 tips that will help you melt some body fat and lose some unwanted weight.

1. Throw away your scale

First off throw away your scale (okay don’t literally do that). You naturally gain and lose weight throughout the day due to slight changes in your metabolism and how well hydrated you are. Body weight is not always an accurate measure of a healthy body composition. Instead you should focus on your body fat percentage.

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10 Tips on How to Respond to a Personal Ad

You have seen a personal ad that you like and now you want to respond. Most people do it wrong and then wonder why they never get a reply. While there are “secrets” or guarantees, here are 10 tips on how to respond to a personal ad to help you stand out from the crowd.

1. Write in advance. Draft your response. Use a word processor (Word, WordPad etc.) to check spelling and grammar. Just remember that a word processor cannot tell the difference between “live” and “leave”.

2. Personalize it. Never use a generic response. Nobody likes a “canned” response. Each email should be written to that particular person. Visualizing a real person and writing him/her helps. Want to contact many people as quickly as possible? Create a template and save it in your computer (or on paper). Then personalize it for each contact.

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Dieting Is Not Easy

Dieting is not easy. It is not fun and can be extremely frustrating. Then why are more than 45 percent of women effectively dieting all the time?

For me, dieting has always been a “phase.” One day, I’ll wake up and be really
motivated to lose weight. I’ll proceed to join the latest fad diet bandwagon and
workout five times a week. That will last for about a month, maybe two, and then
I’m back to eating fast food and lying on the sofa watching Oprah.

Unfortunately, that seems to be all too similar for other women wanting to be
super-model slim. The media pushes an unnatural body type, making it difficult for
us to accept our natural beauty. Did you know that the average American woman is
5’4″ tall and weighs 140 pounds, compared to the average American model, who is
5’11” tall and weighs 117 pounds? No wonder approximately 7 million girls and
women are struggling with an eating disorder.

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