Simon Rich: “Unprotected” I born in factory. They put me in wrapper. They seal me in box. Three of us in box. In early days, they move us around. One day in store, boy human sees us on shelf. He goes to house, runs into bedroom, locks door. I stay in wallet long, long time. This is story of my life inside wallet. The first friend I meet in wallet is Student I.D. In middle of wallet, there live dollars. I also meet photograph of girl human. When I first get to wallet, I am “new guy.” Soon after, I am taken out of wallet. A few days later, picture of girl human is gone. That summer, I meet two new friends. MetroCard is from New York City and he never lets you forget it. When MetroCard meets GameStop PowerUp Card Jordi Hirschfeld, he looks at me and says, No wonder Jordi Hirschfeld not yet use you. That night, MetroCard tells me many strange things about myself. It is around this time that we move. No more GameStop PowerUp Card Jordi Hirschfeld. I am angry. At this point, I am in “panic mode.” I am confused.
Teachers Top 100 Books for Children The following list was compiled from an online survey in 2007. Parents and teachers will find it useful in selecting quality literature for children. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise Brown I Love You Forever by Robert N. A Mother's Dictionary This page is brought to you by UC Berkeley Parents Network Back to the Jokes & Quotes Collection The opinions and statements expressed on this page are those of parents who belong to the UC Berkeley Parents Network and should not be taken as a position of or endorsement by the University of California, Berkeley.
Generations Around the Globe by Tammy Erickson | 8:50 AM April 4, 2011 Geography significantly influences the formation of generational beliefs and behavior. Each country’s unique social, political, and economic events shape specific views and attitudes among today’s adults. My latest research builds on an approach of understanding the generations by looking at the shared formative events that shaped their early years. This research, confirmed through personal interviews, highlights the logic of each generation’s response to work and life today, encouraging acceptance and appreciation of the different lenses through which individuals view events. Highlights from this research National circumstances heavily influenced the development of Traditionalists (born from 1928 to 1945) and Boomers (born from 1946 to 1960). Traditionalists around much of the world shared the experience of becoming teens in the midst of major, in some cases cataclysmic, changes in their local environment.
Bookshelf Porn Thank Your Ex Thank you for arguing with me. You taught me the correct way to disagree, as well as the incorrect way. You pushed me to my breaking point, so now I know to never go there again. Thank you for second-guessing every romantic gesture I made. Thank you for sharing with me. Thank you for boring evenings on the couch. Thank you for the loss of affection. Thank you for loving me. Thank you for facing a tough decision with me. Thank you for leaving me. Thank you for reconnecting. Thank you for ignored phone calls. Thank you for impacting me. Thank you for changing me. And, finally, thank you for helping create a me who is loved. Tagged 20 Somethings, Break Up, Change, College, Cooking, Dating, Dating Sucks, Exes, Expectations, Fights, growing up, jack daniels, learning, Love & Sex, Love Hurts, loxe-sex, Maturity, Monogamy, Realism, Relationship, Relationships, Romance, Thanks, The Notebook, The Office
Top 6 Things Moms Wish Dads Knew - New Parent - Your Life No matter how painstakingly daddies-to-be pore over the pregnancy and parenting guides, there’s invariably a lesson or two they’ll overlook about dealing with a new baby and a postpartum woman. And, according to Bumpies, guys tend to miss the same few things over and over. From real moms, here are the top things women wish new dads knew (yes, there’s an entire section dedicated to diapers). Pregnant women/new moms: Print it out, add your notes, and hand to your husband. New/soon-to-be dads: Memorize it. Now. #1. "After having a baby, we never get tired of you telling us that we’re still sexy and that we look ‘the same’…even though our jeans tell us that’s not entirely true!" "Even though she’s now the mother of your child, she’s still your wife and wants to be treated that way." -- chromiumman "New moms need just as much attention as that cute baby!" "All we want is to be loved, appreciated, and told how amazing we are -- not just as moms, but as sexy wives too." -- Emmajoanne #2. #3. #4.
Kids Matter: The economics of fatherhood 'Education for kids' | ActiveDad Friends Resemble Each Other Genetically An analysis of nearly 1.5 million gene markers found that friends who aren’t biologically related resemble each other genetically -- about as much as "kissing cousins." “Looking across the whole genome,” James Fowler from University of California, San Diego, says in a news release, “we find that, on average, we are genetically similar to our friends. We have more DNA in common with the people we pick as friends than we do with strangers in the same population.” He and Nicholas Christakis of Yale conducted a genome-wide analysis using data from the Framingham Heart Study, which monitored heart disease in thousands of people and their children over decades. That study also included information about who is friends with whom, and one of its known limitations turned out to be an advantage for this present study: Most of the data come from people in the same population and of European descent. “Most people don’t even know who their fourth cousins are,” Christakis says.
How to Make a Tabletop Christmas Ornament Tree Using a Knitting Needle I haven’t done a lot of holiday decorating this year – keeping it simple, but I found this idea in an old Christmas decorating book and wanted to try it out. It is a non-permanent way to use your ornaments, very easy, and can be done in many variations. It is perfect to place on a mantle, table, or just to accent your decor. Here is the basic version. The bottom can be simply left alone, adorned with some greenery, or placed in an urn or planter. I put this tree in my dining room using a collection of vintage ornaments. For this one, I added a star ornament on the top and made a coordinating tree stand from an empty spool of ribbon and some scrapbook paper. Experiment with different style balls and your favorite colors. How to Make the Knitting Needle Ornament Tree Supplies Needed: A mix of round Christmas ornaments in 4 different sizes –for one tree you will need about 20 balls. Knitting Needle – 14 inches long (tall tree) Spray paint the needles if needed to match your ornaments.
Does She Love You? Have a question? Need some advice? Ignored by everyone else? Question: How do I know if a girl loves me or not? Answer: If one night you go out drinking and end up back at her place, pass out together on the bed with your shoes on, and wake up a few hours later only to discover that you’ve peed the bed, which she takes in stride, changes the sheets, and then the next morning has a laugh about it, later leaves some pamphlets from the local health clinic about child bedwetters in your mailbox, and eventually after a few weeks tells your friends but never, ever tells hers: She loves you. If she knows what song is coming next on the mix CD you made her: She loves you. If she hides your shoes when you’re late for work, and from a supine position on the couch plays “Hot/Cold,” and, finally, after 15 minutes of you ignoring her screaming, “Boiling! If she calls you at work that day to ask, “How are those shoes working out?” If you’re Gael García Bernal: She loves you.
The ten best foods for babies by Evonne Lack Reviewed by the BabyCenter Medical Advisory Board There are lots of healthy, baby-friendly foods out there, but some stand out from the pack. These ten culinary superheroes are loaded with essential nutrients, reasonably priced, easy to prepare, and delicious. How to make baby food at home What's more, now's the perfect time to introduce them. Here are ten of our absolute favorites. Squash Squash is an excellent source of vitamins A and C, is naturally sweet, and has a pleasing, creamy texture. Serving idea: Sprinkle parmesan cheese and a little chili seasoning on half a squash, roast it, and scoop out a serving for your baby, suggests pediatrician Susanna Block, owner of World Baby Foods, an ethnic baby food line. Lentils Crammed with protein and fiber, lentils pack a powerful nutritional punch. Serving idea: Combine cooked lentils with mixed vegetables, rice, and seasonings of your choice. Dark green leafy vegetables Leafy greens boast high amounts of iron and folate.
PLEASURE In the fifteenth century Marsilio Ficino met with his fellow artists, architects, and philosophers in the enchanted villa of Careggi, just outside Florence, in an upper room where the walls were decorated with inspiring words. "Laetus in praesens" was one of the favored sayings, "Happiness now." These honored words expressed one piece in the humanist philosophy shared by those present, a Renaissance version of Epicureanism, which is the belief that pleasure is not only valid, but a necessary and inspiring goal in everyday life. Today the very word "pleasure" can have hedonistic, and therefore negative, associations, and for many it is hardly a worthy motive in daily living. The philosophy of Epicurus, the Greek philosopher who taught his students, men and women, in his garden school in Athens, bears almost no relation to this modern notion of Epicureanism. With Epicurus we could distinguish between the pleasures that make us feel driven and those that make us feel deeply satisfied.