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Mistake parents make at Little League games

July 31, 2010 --

Parenting Tips: One Big Miskake Parents Make with Their Kids at Little League Games
By Jean Tracy
Kids Discuss
NW Parenting expert

Have you ever been at your kids’ Little League Games and felt embarrassed for one of the kids? Did her parents yell insults?

Beau and Rosalie’s Advice: Remember the Goal of Sports!  This parenting tip come from my friends, Beau and Rosalie. They raised two excellent sons because their followed their own advice.

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Poll: Bad celebrities, cheerleading, poor service

July 30, 2010 --

Oregon Women’s Report Summer survey
Answer these questions here

– Is paying kids for grades right?
– Do you think Kyron Harmon will be found?
– “Remorse Meter” for fallen celebrities (Armstrong, Bullock, Gibson, Gore, Lohan, Woods)
– Where you most likely to get bad customer service?
– Is  cheerleading a sport?

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8 ways to be glamourous at the Oregon coast

July 29, 2010 --

By Heidi von Tagen
Gorgeous Bits Blog

It is actually possible.   Just stick to the list.

1. Pack a cooler with a bottle of Pinot Noir, 2 plastic tumblers, some olives, crackers and brie

2. Bring a classic, wool Pendleton blanket to spread out on the beach

3. Hit Powell’s on the way out of town, grab a copy of Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote, and a book about Oregon Coast Tide Pool Ecosystems and NW Coastal Wineries

4. Wear classic Ray Ban sunglasses, even if it’s overcast

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The Rewards of A Great Book Group

July 28, 2010 --

By Erika Weisensee, Oregon Writer

“Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.” – Henry David Thoreau

About three years ago, when I had emerged from the haze of my son’s infancy, I was ready and rested enough to reclaim a genuine love of mine: Reading. Feeling a bit isolated, I also wanted more time with a small and special group of family and friends, my inner circle. So, I combined those two needs and started my own book club. I’ve been reading and reaping the rewards of it ever since.

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I can explain the 5 cop cars outside my house!

July 27, 2010 --

Beaverton Police K-9 unit
Emily Andrews Portrait Design Studio
Beaverton, Oregon

So yesterday 5 police officers came to the studio to be photographed with their dogs, he told me it would be tough because some of the dogs didn’t get along and that it might be hard to pose everyone. In a matter of about 10 minutes, I had posed and taken the shots needed. He said “really we are done?”–surprised that it was all done so fast. Well it was a good thing because about a minute after that, they got a call and all had to go because there was a bad guy on the run.

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Wedding Mistake: Overlooking guests

July 26, 2010 --

By Sweet Dreams Weddings and Events

Your guests may not remember what flowers were in your bouquet, or in the centerpieces, but they will remember if they had a good time. Here are 10 ways to ensure your celebration is as memorable for your guests as it is for you.

1. Give Them Plenty of Notice: As soon as you choose the date, set up a wedding website and send out save the dates. There is no such thing as being too early on this, as your guests will need time to ask for vacation time and budget for the trip, this is especially true if it is a destination wedding.

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Study: The more you sit, the less you may live

July 25, 2010 --

The Longer You Sit, the Shorter Your Life Span: Study
HealthDay News

The more Americans engage in one of their favorite pastimes — sitting around — the shorter their average life span, a new study suggests.  The effect remained even after researchers factored out obesity or the level of daily physical activity people were engaged in, according to a study of more than 120,000 American adults.  It’s just one more reason to “get up and walk,” said Dr. Jay Brooks, chairman of hematology/oncology at Ochsner Health System in Baton Rouge, La. “The message here is like everything in your life. People need to recognize that the things you do every day have consequences. And if you’re in a job that does require sitting, that’s fine, but any time you can expend energy is good. That’s the key.”

The salutary effect of exercise on being overweight or obese, rates of which are at an all-time high, have been well documented.

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Justin Bieber unites with famous YouTube crying girl

July 24, 2010 --

Teen and preteen heartthrob Justin Bieber has a heart as played out in the Late Night ABC Jimmy Kimmel cameo where the host unites a perpetual crying 3-year old who pines for Bieber (and created a video which went viral on You Tube) with Justin himself. It is a nice touch, please enjoy.

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The latest stylish summer sunglasses in PDX

July 23, 2010 --
Portland style, shopping, trends.

By Erin Flesch, NEAT contributor

It may seem counter-intuitive to do a trend piece on sunglasses in the middle of summer after most people have probably shopped them back in May. However, if you’re anything like us, you have probably lost and/or broken that sweet pair of Ray Ban aviators you thought were so cool all those months ago. Well, now is your (second) chance to get ahead on the trendiest of trends in the sun-covering eyewear racket. We can see the future… and it’s looking like we could use a new pair of shades.

Sunglasses have always had the power to transform. Take it from Jack Nicholson who once said, “With my sunglasses on, I’m Jack Nicholson. Without them, I’m fat and 60.” Truer words have never been spoken, and thus we began our quest for our own pair of Jack-worthy shades that will make us look cooler, thinner, sexier, and yes, more mysterious.

Dr. Summy To, owner and optometrist at the newly opened Myoptic Optometry on North Williams Street, had a few wise words for Portland’s serious sunglass shoppers. Being a doctor, she started off with some technical advice. “Always make sure you have 100 percent UVA and UVB protection in your sunglasses.” Check. Don’t get cheapo frames from drugstore stands. She also mentions that, “polarization makes a world of difference in cutting down glare, and we highly recommend it to all of our clients.”

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Should we pay students for grades?

July 22, 2010 --

Economist Patrick Emerson of the Oregon Economist’s blog takes on the question.
(You can submit your own opinion on our Women’s Report survey here.)

Oregon Economist’s blog…A quick comment on a Susan Nielsen column on Sunday about paying students for achievement.  In her column she is skeptical (but I am not sure that anyone has seriously suggested this as a state-wide policy, have they?) and mentions some disappointing results from a Harvard econ prof.  That prof would be Ronald Fryer and he has indeed had poor results from paying disadvantaged students for good grades.

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