Understanding the context of a conversation

Think about this scenario:

You are at a business networking event. People are dressed up, talking to each other, and looking for compliments of their skill sets and connections to help each other out. While you’re talking with a group of people, it becomes noticeable that one of the …

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Water Preservation in an Emergency

Like it or not, disasters happen, and they do not discriminate between gender, race, age or religion. It does not matter where you live, what you look like, what you drive or how much money you have- no one is exempt from the threat of natural disaster.

When you are …

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A Quick Guide To Smoking Meat

I love smoking meat — from small Cornish game hens to large roasts like Boston butt — because it’s a special, celebratory presentation of the traditional main course. It shows a commitment to taking things low and slow. It’s a sign of the cook’s TLC for loved ones. Another …

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For Better or For Worse?

If your marriage is going through tough times, you may find yourself wondering whether it’s an example of the “for better or for worse” your marriage vows mentioned or whether your relationship is truly on the rocks. Although no test exists that can tell you whether your problems are …

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Reasons Why Dogs Misbehave

While we may not assume for certain what our dogs are thinking at any given moment, we can make informed guesses as to what may trigger the behaviors that drive you crazy. That, and the fact that no one knows your dog like you do, will help you get to …

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The Islands of the Inner Hebrides

The enigmatic Isle of Skye was named Skuy (misty isle) by its Norse settlers, no doubt due to the almost constant veil of mist that shrouds its most spectacular landmarks before vanishing as though it was never there, thus revealing the island’s full beauty to startling effect.

The Isle …

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The Art of Choosing a Baby's Name

Parents often find that the most challenging aspect of choosing a name is knowing where to begin. Let’s face it: your kid has to live with the name you choose forever. (Or at least until he’s old enough to legally change it himself.) To get going on your …

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