Category: iThink

7 Tips To Turning Your Life Around

Breakups are hard. Losing someone is devastating. But, both of these things are instanced that can happen in one moment in time. However hard they can be to overcome and move on from, time still ticks on by. And you may find that you get to a point where you want to be happy again.

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Apps to Aid Your Midlife Career Change Before the Big Switch

When you are 40 or older, you may experience a change in values that could affect how you see your job and the industry you work in. Perhaps, you want more flexibility in your work hours, better retirement benefits, more productive use of your skills and experience, or a job that makes you happy. No matter your reason, it will most likely produce the desire to switch to a career that best suits your present and future values.

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Beginner’s Guide To Seeing A Therapist

Nowadays, more and more people are opting to see a therapist. This is because it is not seen as a taboo, as it once was. A therapist can help you with so many different situations, from helping you to get on the right path nutritionally to help you get your relationship back on track. In this guide, we are going to take a look at the different types of therapy that are available. These therapies merely scratch the surface.

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12 Ways To Live A Happy Family Life

Although it may seem easy at first, having a happy family life can be an incredibly hard thing to achieve. Rather than keeping one person happy, you need to focus on everyone around you to ensure they’re as happy as things be. Whether it’s ensuring your kids are doing well at school or progressing at work, focusing on a million things at once definitely isn’t easy. To help, I’ve put together a list of 12 ways to love a happy lifestyle.

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The Typical Family Life

We’ve picked this title specifically to get you thinking about what a normal family life might be. Because you will no doubt have been brought up to believe, by schools and movies, that family life is this perfect image of two parents living together. They’ll have the house in a street where children can spend their days playing, a family dog that can be walked on the evening, but this is just not the case. There are so many families out there that have a totally different dynamic, yet might be judged by others for not having this perfect family lifestyle that everyone seems to rave about! So this is why we created this article. We want to give you a really good insight into what we think family life is like, what others think it is, and how we can ensure that no matter what, we’re giving the best life possible to our children.

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My 2019 Goals

Every New Year’s Day since I was 25, I have sat down and written out goals. There is something magical about written goals and even on this 10-year blog, I have written and tracked some of the progress of the goals I have set in previous years. Of course, if you follow me on my personal twitter, @FredsDaily you know that I obsessed with tracking my life, hour by hour. So it would make sense that I would have New Year’s Resolutions or Goals for my life.

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The Unexpected Health Benefits of Forgiveness

As we traverse the often rough and rocky road of life we encounter many people who come and go over the years. Some of these people enrich our lives, bringing fun, friendship, solace and even love. Others seem absolutely intent on ruining our lives one snarky comment and passive-aggressive put down at a time. While appreciating the positive and learning to tolerate the negative is a natural part of life, the deepest cuts come when those we’ve come to love to betray us.

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Pre-Built Attorney Sites 2016 Challenge

For those that have been following me for years, you probably know that in addition to providing this blog, I make my living building websites under my DFW Website Designers business. Well have worked with several dozen of attorneys over the last five years, I am pleased to announce a new service… Pre-Built Attorney Websites.

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China Trip – Even Genghis Khan Wears Green Crocs – Day 7

Our first stop in Jingedezhen was to the Ceramic Historical Museum. Located in Panlongshan, the western suburb of Jingdezhen City, the museum has a rich collection of over 5,000 articles. The items on display include ceramics from past dynasties, historical information about ceramics, precious collections of paintings and calligraphies.

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China Trip – Studying Chinese Education – Day 6

We arrived by bus at the Middle School of Jiangxi Normal University. Even though it was sprinkling, most of the kids, staff, and principal were lining up outside to greet us. Our organization was highlighted across their marque and after a few brief opening remarks, we were each assigned each a senior student tour guide.

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China Trip – Visiting China’s Schools – Day 5

We arrived at Nanchang No. 2 High School in Hangutan New District. Nanchang No. 2 High School was original the Xinyaun High School was founded in 1901. As one of the country’s top 100 high schools, it has also been recognized as one of the best high schools in the world.

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China Trip – How China Educates Kids – Day 4

I have been deemed the official trip taster by those around me. A designation I truly don’t feel comfortable or knowledgeable to accept. My culinary array of fine food falls on spectrum of Ramen noodles, TV dinners, and fast food varieties. Nevertheless, my esteemed delegates need my distinguishing palette…

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China Trip – Beijing and Forbidden City – Day 3

Our group gathered, filled out paperwork and one by one officially entered China on a one-time guest visa. When it came to my turn, I tried hard to smile and take my questions seriously. When I don’t get enough sleep or forget my ADD meds the whole world starts becoming funny. “Federico, do you have anything to declare?”

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China Trip – The Longest Day Ever – Day 2

My large luggage is checked to China, and I flew through US security inside LAX’s International terminal. International security was a breeze, as I guess brown shorts and green Crocs don’t fit any profiling threats. They didn’t even harass me about having two laptops in my carry-on or require me “to cough,” like last time.

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My School Board Trip to China – Day 1

As a newly elected school board member, I have an opportunity to visit China. HEB ISD teaches and offers world languages, which includes Mandarin Chinese for our students. Both governments provide an ongoing opportunity for educators to learn and study how education is done in China, called the Chinese Bridge Delegation.

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The Truth Fairy

Last night my 10 year old daughter, Caitlyn, came home barreling through the front door overly excited to show me that she had lost a molar tooth. I barely got the words out, “How was your weekend with your mom?” when I was quickly holding and admiring my daughter’s greatest loss. “You owe me big time! This one fell out by itself when I was eating a burger for lunch yesterday at mom’s.”

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How Band, Flags, and Cheers Make New Fans

It has been a little over a year since I have been assimilated into the high school football Borg. This cybermetic cultish collective has been an interesting process for me personally, now that my daughter is part of a band. For that reason, my obligation for watching football has increased a hundredfold. I have seen more live football in the past year …

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No Santa, Why Should the Fat Guy Get Credit?

I think we’ll open the majority of our gifts on December 28th. Does this sound strange? Well let me explain. However before I do, I have to address a pretty controversial issue. Santa, we quietly don’t do Santa at our house. Now before you call me a cruel parent let me explain. Below is a post I wrote in a previous blog back in 2008 that generated a lot of controversy and just about started…

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If Custody Goes to the Better Parent, What Makes One?

Getting divorced with kids is usually a sad state of affairs. Who should be the primary custodian if all things are equal in a divorce? Left up to the courts, there is really no such thing as shared equal custody. And in my opinion, equal custody isn’t a practical or logistical solution anyway. Judges and case workers tend to agree…

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Statistical Update: Single Fathers on the Rise

Single fathers used to be an anomaly. With small numbers, all of which meant you had few resources, no place to turn for solace, or for counsel. But how many of you now actually exist? How many *‘friends’* or at least single dad colleagues are out there now? How much have the numbers grown? And who are you?

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If You Vote, You Probably Save Postal Jobs

It’s that special time of the year when I feel loved. My voicemail and my snail mail boxes swell with heart felt messages. No I am not talking about the holiday season…yet. It is time to vote! Yes it is that fabulous time when you know your house phone works because all you get is very nice “robo calls.”.

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