Gems for a Happy Family Life
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Gems for a Happy Family Life
Celebrating family. Leading positively. Sharing how-to.
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The right way to have family dinner - CNN International

The right way to have family dinner - CNN International | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
PsychCentral.com (blog) The right way to have family dinner CNN International Editor's note: Bruce Feiler is a columnist and the author of "The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play,...
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Doable ideas and actions to increase family unity.

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How To Have A Happy Family

How To Have A Happy Family | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
Having a happy family is easy. Simply tell your kids that unless they cooperate you'll write them out of your Will. No, that’s a bit harsh.
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Real. Good. Encouraging thoughts for all.

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Delicate Art of Pushing Back

Delicate Art of Pushing Back | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
When nosy relatives step over the line, be calm, clear and set firm boundaries, writes Elizabeth Bernstein.
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Setting healthy boundaries. Includes VIDEO and Infographic

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Family Matters - A Happy Story

Family Matters - A Happy Story | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
This week something rather extraordinary happened. On Tuesday, quite of the blue I received an email from a man in Holland; he explained that he had found me via my blog and was interested to know ...
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Family history. Beautiful pictures.

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Quality Time At The Family Dinner Table

Quality Time At The Family Dinner Table | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
Want more quality time with your family? Do you feel like you don't know what is going on with you kids or spouse? Change this at the family dinner table.
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Benefits of eating together as a family. Any meal will do :)

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How to Look Fabulous in Photos - Huffington Post

How to Look Fabulous in Photos - Huffington Post | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
How to Look Fabulous in Photos
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So I hit up the pros on the best advice to get you looking fabulous in all your photographs.
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I'm thinking about all the pictures that will be taken at my daughter's wedding.  Doable tips.

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Sweetheart Valentine's Day Classroom Cards - Bunny Cakes

Sweetheart Valentine's Day Classroom Cards - Bunny Cakes | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
I had so much fun making the Zebra cards for the boys to hand out on Valentine's Day that I couldn't stop myself from making more homemade cards! Here are some slightly more girlie cards...the *Sweetheart Classroom Cards*.
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Print your own valentines to decorate gifts or give as kid cards.

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10 Unexpected ways to look younger

10 Unexpected ways to look younger | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
As the legend goes, Spanish explorer Ponce de León blazed a trail across the Florida landscape in search of the Fountain of Youth. Apparently, people believed a magical collection of waters possess...
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From smile to sleep, ways to look and feel great!

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Credit report mistakes: How to protect your score - CBS News

Credit report mistakes: How to protect your score - CBS News | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
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(CBS News) A new government study reveals up to 40 million Americans have mistakes on their credit reports.
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"First and foremost...get your report."

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Reading on Tablets Easier for Older Eyes

Reading on Tablets Easier for Older Eyes | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
People young and old prefer reading paper books to tablets and e-readers, but older individuals could find themselves reading faster and with less effort on a tablet. The news c...
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Does iPad's backlighting make a difference? Yes it does.

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Creating a Family Media Agreement: How to Have the Conversation

Creating a Family Media Agreement: How to Have the Conversation | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
One of the best and most important approaches to take in handling media use among children is for families to sit down together and create a family media agreement.

The virtue of this approach is th
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Great questions to get the conversation rolling.

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Bookish Uses Big Data and Real Editors to Help Pick Your Next Book

Bookish Uses Big Data and Real Editors to Help Pick Your Next Book | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
Readers may be doing more of their book shopping online, but some recent studies suggest they still discover more books they want to read in bricks-and-mortar bookstores rather ...
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Online book browsing tool. For when we can't find our way to a bookstore.

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Family road trip covers 5000 miles and some old ground - Los Angeles Times

Family road trip covers 5000 miles and some old ground - Los Angeles Times | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
Family road trip covers 5000 miles and some old ground Los Angeles Times Like any family embarking on a vacation, we'd had an idealized vision of the trip: motoring along in comfort, laughing like in some 1970s cigarette ad, pointing out landmarks...
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Honest, well told story. If you've ever driven cross country with family, you'll empathize.  Plus, there is a nod to my home, Arizona.

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'The Secrets of Happy Families'

'The Secrets of Happy Families' | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
Best-selling author Bruce Feiler spent years researching the keys to family bliss. (RT @ABCWorldNews: Coming Up on World News: Discover how to turn your family into the team that makes sure everyone wins.
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Family as a loving team. Doable. Real.

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A 60 Seconds Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education

A 60 Seconds Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it

A few months ago Educational Technology and Mobile Learning posted a detailed guide on how Teachers can Use Blogging in Education. We are glad this post has received a wide interaction from...


Via Jon Samuelson, Enid Baines, Kathleen Cercone, R.Conrath, Ed.D., Elena Elliniadou, Carola Brunnbauer, Jack Patterson, Dennis T OConnor, Dona Chakraborty
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Blogging offers parents, as educators of their children, a great way to communicate, share information, and engage with the world together.

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, January 23, 2015 3:43 AM

Blogging is a really important tool to help with literacy skills. Give it a try.

Denis Lundie's curator insight, January 23, 2015 7:18 AM

Writing for the web, in all forms, is an essential communication skill. All languages should teach the techniques and rules that apply to writing for the web.

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adicionar a sua visão ...

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The world needs more love letters

The world needs more love letters | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
Blog post at Shooting the Breeze :

In a world of texts, e-mails and instant messages writing handwritten letters has become a lost art.  We just don't do it anymore but I[..]
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Video, tips, more :)

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Embracing the Family Vacation

Embracing the Family Vacation | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
My husband and I have our parenting similarities and differences.   He is strict about everyone sitting at the table during supper and I am the enforcer of limiting TV and video game time.  He enjo...
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These sweet faces steal the show!

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How to prepare for losing a loved one - MarketWatch

How to prepare for losing a loved one - MarketWatch | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
How to prepare for losing a loved one
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It is extremely important to have an end of life discussion prior to the need for hospice care.
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And they lived happily ever after? 10 marriage myths | Love & Relationships | The Sun Herald

And they lived happily ever after? 10 marriage myths | Love & Relationships | The Sun Herald | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
The fairy tales we were told as children always implied a wedding and concluded with "...and they lived happily ever after." This leads us to believe a couple's happiness begins the moment they are married - as if the wedding was the end of the...

Via billcoffin
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Excellent insights and practical helps based on the reasonable and emotional sides of marriage.

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This Family Discovered A Great Way To Make Everyone Happier And More ... - Business Insider

This Family Discovered A Great Way To Make Everyone Happier And More ... - Business Insider | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
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In a piece at The Wall Street Journal, Bruce Feiler describes the plight of the Starr family.
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Yes! Agile development applied: family meetings, mission statements and more.

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Teachers Can Use Social Media to Enhance Learning | Social Media Today

Teachers Can Use Social Media to Enhance Learning | Social Media Today | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
Social media use has expanded to include even the world’s academic fraternity. This article gives you tips on how professors and teachers can use social media to improve their work and students' academic performance and success.

Via Abir Roy
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Tips for teaching children through social media.

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Does Your Diet Influence How Well You Sleep?

Does Your Diet Influence How Well You Sleep? | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
Poor sleeping habits can lead to overeating, but the can unhealthy diets keep you up at night? (RT @MDA_Nutrition: Can Your #Diet Influence How Well You #Sleep ?
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"look into the role that diet plays on sleep quality"

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10 ways to save money on tech in 2013

10 ways to save money on tech in 2013 | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
How can we save money on tech gadgets and services so that we can ... buy more gadgets? Here are 10 ways to stretch your tech budget.
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"New technology can be expensive, but if you're resourceful there are lots of ways to cut costs, Blake Snow says.

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How to Greet Your Morning with a Smile | A.R.Karthick

How to Greet Your Morning with a Smile | A.R.Karthick | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
A few of my favorite tips that help you actually enjoy getting up extra early and to greet your morning with a smile.
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Spot on tips to help everyone be a smiling morning person :)

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No Time To Work Out? How To Make The Most Of Just 10 Minutes

No Time To Work Out? How To Make The Most Of Just 10 Minutes | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
If you've got 10 minutes, you've got a workout.
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Doable! Making the most of 10 minutes for increasing health and decreasing stress.

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