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Wondering Who to Send Christmas Cards To?

These days, it’s not just your grandparent’s generation wondering who to send Christmas cards to. In fact, interest among millennials is what’s keeping this time-honored tradition alive. If Christmas isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other reasons to celebrate during December and January. Send a holiday card for Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Chinese New Year, Las Posadas or any other occasion you fancy. It’s up to you. Just don’t miss these fantastic opportunities to reconnect with the ones you love.

Stay Safe, Have Fun: 6 Video Dating Tips for the New Normal

Once upon a time, there were personal ads, followed by Match.com and similar online sites. And now there’s video dating. Whatever happened to meeting someone the old-fashioned way? Welcome to the new normal. For the time being, virtual dating may be the only game in many socially distancing communities. Don’t hold your breath waiting for the return of the good old days. As singles become more comfortable with the technology, video dating is expected to last beyond the pandemic. There are, of c

How to Find Out if Someone’s in Jail

Do you know how to find out if someone’s in jail? Just thinking about it is daunting. Where do you even start? Just a few decades ago, you had to call around to jails and prisons all over the country in an attempt to locate the person you were looking for. Today, the internet makes it easy. Records of every inmate exist, whether the person is held in a federal penitentiary or another jurisdiction. When you search these online databases, however, you need specific information to get information.

How to Find Out if Someone Has a Dating Profile

Wondering how to find out if someone has a dating profile online? You may want to reconnect with an old flame. Maybe you’re concerned that your partner suddenly has a death grip on their cell phone whenever you’re around. You could even be worried about your child chatting with strangers on popular dating apps. Short of signing up for everything from Ashley Madison to Tinder, how do you go about finding out if someone has a dating profile? Luckily, it doesn’t take much more than an internet con

Internet Safety for Kids: Beware of Popular Websites

For parents who want to provide internet safety for kids, life can get complicated. It’s easy enough to use parental blocks to prevent your curious children from viewing material intended for mature audiences. You can also stop your precocious kindergartner from buying the entire bestseller toy list on Amazon. But did you know that much of the danger comes from popular websites? Even these seemingly innocent websites can prove to be dangerous places for children. The predators who target little

Senior Scam: How to Protect Your Loved Ones from Being Taken Advantage of

The cost is a staggering $3 billion annually. No, it’s not the latest government bailout; rather it’s the harsh truth about senior scams. If history is any indication, 1 in every 10 Americans age 65 or older will likely be scammed this year. What do you do if you think your elderly parent is at risk for being scammed? First, let’s take a look at some of the more prevalent schemes so you can be on the lookout. Senior Scams: Let Me Count the Ways How many types of elderly scams are out there? T

How to Stay in Touch With Your Foster Children

You knew your foster child would be gone someday, but that didn’t prevent you from treating foster care as if it were a permanent arrangement. Those relationships were as important to you as they were to the foster children you took into your home. And even though you want to maintain contact, it can be more challenging than you might imagine. You may be asking yourself these questions: • If so, what’s the best way to go about it? • What if I’ve already lost contact? • How can I find my adult f

Everything You Need to Know About Social Media Cheating

What is considered cheating in the world of social media? In the past, cheating meant infidelity. Which meant … some sort of sexual entanglement. In the world of social media, it’s not so straightforward. Cheating has taken on a whole new meaning. Unfortunately, social media cheating happens as frequently as you might imagine. It’s very easy to do, and it can destroy emotional exclusivity. The flirting, the winks, the racy comments made towards others … it’s the little things that damage how cl

How to Find Your Birth Parents Even in a Closed Adoption

If you’re reading this article, you’re in good company: 65 percent of adopted U.S. adults want to know how to find their birth parents. And perhaps you’re also among the 75 percent who are curious why they were put up for adoption in the first place. We’re living in the digital age; it seems possible to solve any puzzle online. Shouldn’t you be able to find your parents? Where do you start, though, when you have minimal information and limited funds? It’s not quite as simple as a Google search.

House Hunting Online: How to Tell If a Neighborhood Is Safe

The internet puts your dream house as close as your mobile phone. Just a few taps and you’ll find a ton of creative home-buying solutions right at your fingertips. But do you know how to tell if a neighborhood is safe? Zillow is one of the most popular real estate sites. But after hunting and pecking through scores of listings, you wonder how you can get a better feel for the neighborhood you’re considering. After all, there’s more to finding a place to live than surfing the best home-buying ap

Games for Kids to Play at Baby Showers

Traditionally, baby showers were held only for women expecting their first baby. The etiquette surrounding baby showers has changed, however, and almost anything goes as long as the guest of honor is on board. These days, the shower may include male co-workers and spouses. It may also include the children of guests. You might even host a baby shower where kids are the main guests. For example, the mother-to-be may have older children, nieces and nephews who want to be part of the festivities. Perhaps the mom-to-be is a teacher. Some of the baby shower games that adults play are fine for kids, but it’s more fun if the games for children are planned with them in mind.

How to Handle a Lying Boyfriend

You think your boyfriend is lying when he tells you where he's been, who he was with or even what he ate for lunch. Once you hear a single lie, it may be a long time before you believe anything he tells you. Your boyfriend may tell lies to avoid conflict or to spare your feelings, but lying erodes trust. If you catch your boyfriend telling a little white lie, there are ways to handle it. Keep your sanity in check, and know how to move forward. Do not investigate the lie. You will not accomplish

Games for Kids to Play at Baby Showers

Traditionally, baby showers were held only for women expecting their first baby. The etiquette surrounding baby showers has changed, however, and almost anything goes as long as the guest of honor is on board. These days, the shower may include male co-workers and spouses. It may also include the children of guests. You might even host a baby shower where kids are the main guests. For example, the mother-to-be may have older children, nieces and nephews who want to be part of the festivities. Pe
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