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I have a close relative who has been married for close to 40 years and her husband refuses to call her by her name...always has. I am wondering what this means? He calls others by their names. ...

Marie-Claire commented on rlyons' post Why won't he call her by her name?

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I have a tattoo I'd like removed - it's very colorful which means that it will take longer to remove. I have heard that tattoo fading creams don't work well but that laser options can take up ...

What are my options for permanent tattoo removal?

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Some girlfriends and I was talking about the breast cancer gene test available for women but several mentioned they were put off by the stories they have read about not being able to get a job or ...

Can getting a BRACA test affect my ability to get a job or life insurance?

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Sounds like a silly question but magic potions are a part of many cultures, even today, and are used for medicinal purposes, as well as spiritual or emotional needs. With Halloween just past, ...

Do you believe in Magic Potions?

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A lot of people are a bit sceptical about compulsive shopping/shopping addiction being legitimate. People say it's an addiction but most couldn't do it if they didn't have credit cards and didn't ...

Is 'compulsive shopping' for real?

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Our two children of pre-school age now get a 'paycheck' every Friday. Too soon? I don't think so, personally. We call it a 'paycheck' because it is earned. They have to tidy their rooms daily ...

Do your kids get pocket-money?

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I'm not an over-eater but go through periods during the day when I crave sweets or salty snacks. It's not hunger, just a craving. I find that brushing my teeth helps, and having a piece of ...

Food and self-control tricks

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I have recently moved from Los Angeles to a small city near San Francisco, as my fiancee got into Stanford Law school and we wanted to be together while is is studying. I am working remotely for a ...

Marie-Claire commented on rlyons' post How can I feel part of a new community?

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Wanted to share with you a great article I found in the New York Times today about options for women who may experience heavy bleeding. The article explores options other than ...

Marie-Claire commented on Tina Tran's post (NYT) Beyond Hysterectomy: Alternative Options for Heavy Bleeding

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My Brother and I have had a relationship of ups, downs and every sideway you can think of. Is it true that there is sibling rivalry? We appear to always be in competition with each other and ...

Marie-Claire commented on Cindy's post Sibling Rivalry

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In some ways we've gone a bit overboard at Hallowe'en, dissecting our children's candy as if it all contained poisons or needles or drugs. While we do need to monitor the candy and make sure ...

Melamine Risk - Check your Hallowe'en Candy

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I have braces so am prone to canker sores but am wondering what I can do to avoid them as much as possible. They can be quite painful and take a few days to heal, and having braces obviously slows ...

Can canker sores be avoided?

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For legitimate (medical) reasons, I had to stop working out 3 weeks ago. Normally I work out at least 4 days per week, usually 5. It is said it takes 14 days to create a habit and maybe it's ...

How do I remotivate myself to exercise?

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I know a lot of people who workout on a treadmill which is great. However, I have also heard that an elliptical machine is better because it works the body harder and is better as a cardio ...

Is an Elliptical better than a Treadmill?

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Whether you are caring for babies and children, or you are caring for your parents or older relatives, many caregivers suffer from caregiver stress. The stress can be financial, emotional, ...

Are you a caregiver? And do you have caregiver stress?

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Feng Shui (pronounced "Fung Schway") is a Chinese art that is over 3,000 years old. The words Feng Shui literally translates into "wind water" but the concept is difficult to explain in a brief ...

The Art of Feng Shui

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I was wondering how any of you parents out there find child care if you don't have relatives around to help? Do you put an ad on the paper, or in church or online? Do you pick students or ...

How do you choose your childcare?

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Ohio State Representative Stephanie Tubbs Jones died this week in Cleveland from a brain aneurtsm that ruptured while she was driving. She was taken to the Cleveland Clinic and was unable to ...

Brain Aneurysms - the scary secret many of us don't even know we have

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With all the talk about cell phones being bad (potentially) with radiation fears and the like. Does anyone know anything about the dangers of laptops? Especially with them being literally on ...

Are laptops dangerous?

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I am wondering if an electric or battery operated toothbrush is better than a regular one. I have used both and don't seem to notice much difference except I tend to brush longer when using the ...

Battery-Operated/Electric toothbrush better than a regular one?

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Once or twice a year, my 4 year old comes down with itchy hives - all over his body. They go within 3-5 days. I took him to his pediatrician and she pretty much thinks it's a skin condition that ...

Why does my child get hives, out of the blue?

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Over the weekend, a friend of mine was talking about tonsil stones -- essentially a white build up on the tonsil that can lead to some pretty foul breath. She was saying she has removed hers with ...

Marie-Claire commented on dragonfly's post Has Anyone Ever Heard of Tonsil Stones?

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For the past couple of months I have had daily dizziness, especially when I get up and move around. So I went to the doctor and had my thyroid and iron levels checked and they are fine. So now ...

Unexplained dizziness - why?

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A older (70s) relative of mine suffered acute glaucoma recently and got treated immediately. She then got another attack a week later and had to go to the hospital. This is a definition I got ...

Scared about Glaucoma - What causes it and why can it reappear after treatment?

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The Fourth of July is a nice reminder about our personal independence. When I talk about independence with my female friends, what we mean is that we are very much OK on our own. I adore my ...

Marie-Claire commented on itsdifferent4girls' post Declaration of Independence

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I know this question sounds really odd but I have read and heard several times that all of us actually carry around cancerous cells (or the potential of it) in our bodies. And due to stress, a ...

Is it true that we all have cancer in us - but only some of us are diagnosed?

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I suffer from dark circles under my eyes. Some days are worse than others - ie; days I haven't had much sleep. But even when I sleep well and eat well and am drinking plenty of water, I still ...

Marie-Claire commented on Marie-Claire's post Is there a cure for dark circles under my eyes?

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I suffer from dark circles under my eyes. Some days are worse than others - ie; days I haven't had much sleep. But even when I sleep well and eat well and am drinking plenty of water, I still ...

Is there a cure for dark circles under my eyes?