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Articles on abuse and domestic violence

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How to Start Composting
Did you know that you can create your own nutrient rich compost soil for your plants and shrubs? Even if you have a small back yard, composting takes very little room and it is easy to do. Grab the kids and get the family involved! In this article we take you step by step through the composting process. It is easier than you think!

Easy Tangy Rum Barbeque Sauce Recipe
Barbecue season is here and it is time to make some delicious, sticky, tangy barbecue chicken, burgers, steaks, ribs, the works! We have one of the easiest home made barbecue sauce recipes ever. Of course this recipe has a little surprise – rum! You will simply love it!

Summer Recipe Sensation -- Delicious Low-Fat Salsa
Are you on a diet or watching your weight, but still craving a delicious treat to share with friends and family? Need a healthy snack idea? This simple low-calorie salsa recipe will really spice things up.

Natural Remedies for Mosquito Bite Relief
Are you being dive-bombed by mosquitoes who want to feast on your blood? Instead of hiding indoors or wearing a string of raw garlic around your neck (which, we might add, actually does work), why not try a few natural repellents. And if you’ve already been bit, we have a few ideas to help sooth the itch and reduce the nasty swelling of those bites.

Preserving the Autumn Harvest – A Visit Alberta’s Culinary Roots.
Summer fruit is rich and plentyful, and now is the time to star thinking about preserving that freshness for the winter. Learn about canning from an Alberta pioneer woman as she tells her story and shares her personal recipe for harvesting the bounty of the season.

Sexting 101: What you Need to Know as a Parent
The phenomenon of "sexting" involves people, mostly teens, taking nude pictures of themselves and sending them using their cell phones to others. This action has resulted in some teens being charged with violations of child pornography laws. These laws can carry some serious penalties, the most serious being registration on sex offenders databases for 10 years. Why is this happening, and what do you need to be aware of to keep you and your kids safe? What can you do to decrease the chance of your child engaging in this dangerous activity?

Living a Fulfilling Life After the Kids Leave Home
Many people feel uncertain about that next step in their lives when their children leave the house. Everyone, however, has a common desire to find fulfillment in new areas of his or her life. I'm a strong believer that in our fifties and sixties, we shouldn't be "winding down," but instead should be planning the next adventure. When you become an empty nester, it's a perfect opportunity to focus on you and make yourself a priority.

Can You Recognize Emotional Abuse?
There is a difference between having disagreements with your partner and emotional abuse. Emotional abuse usually happens slowly as a relationship progresses until one day you realize what's happening and have to deal with it. Learn to recognize emotional abuse and what you can do to break the cycle.

'Tell a Gal P.A.L.' to Raise Awareness of Domestic Violence
Three out of four Americans know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence, according to the Allstate Foundation National Poll on Domestic Violence. While it impacts many, few discuss the issue.

Women Use Friendship to Tackle Domestic Violence
Whoever first said that "a friend in need is a friend indeed" certainly knew what she (or she) was talking about. Good friends encourage you to live your dreams and stand by you through good times and bad. And, as one recent poll shows, women are most likely to confide in a friend when they are facing violence in their home. With the approach of International Friendship Day in August, it's a great time for women to get educated on how to recognize the signs of domestic violence and what to do to help a friend going through it.

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Domestic violence

Editor's picks

Following are just some of the wonderful books on this topic available from Amazon.com. Click on the cover art to learn more.

Why Does He Do That?

The Verbally Abusive Relationship

Healing the Trauma of Domestic Violence

It's My Life Now

For even more resources, visit Amazon.com

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Mary Kay Inc. Supports Women's Shelters
Since 2000, the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation has awarded millions of dollars to women's shelters across the United States. From 2005 through 2007, the Foundation has awarded $20,000 grants, totaling $3 million, to 150 shelters in all 50 states for each of these years.

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