Laurie

I live in Vancouver, BC with my husband Bruce, my dog Georgie, and my cat Nunki. We can't have kids, and we've made peace with it. I'm an introverted writer and morning lark! I love school, wine, animals, God, and my Quips and Tips blogs.

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The Best Times of the Day to Eat to Lose Weight

The Best Times of the Day to Eat to Lose Weight

Written by on September 7, 2009 in Food & Diet, Tips for Healthy Eating, Weight Loss Tips with 6 Comments

To get fit, you need to know the best time of the day to eat and exercise. Research shows the worst time of the day to eat is at night, and the best time of day to eat is before 6 or 8 pm. Before this research, many people thought the total number of calories eaten […]

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Seasonal Depression Disorder – How Light Therapy Helps

Seasonal Depression Disorder – How Light Therapy Helps

Written by on September 6, 2009 in Health & Wellness, Natural Health Tips, Psychology Tips with 7 Comments

Help for Seasonal Affective Disorder (seasonal depression or SAD) includes light therapy. Light lamps for seasonal depression are easy, inexpensive, and effective. These tips for using light therapy can help you naturally reduce the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder. “People with SAD suffer from a lack of sunlight – they are literally ‘in the dark,’” […]

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Best Ways to Lose Weight – 8 Lessons From My Skinny Husband

Best Ways to Lose Weight – 8 Lessons From My Skinny Husband

Written by on September 4, 2009 in Healthy Diet & Eating Right, Weight Loss Tips with 25 Comments

I lost weight after I got married – most (and husbands) wives gain weight. These best ways to lose weight are from my skinny husband… I struggled to lose weight for decades. Literally. When I got married, I lost 20 pounds. I learned these healthy eating tips are from watching my skinny husband eat and […]

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What to Talk About on the First Date

What to Talk About on the First Date

Written by on September 3, 2009 in Dating Tips with 10 Comments

If you’re wondering what to talk about on the first date, check out these five tips for making conversation. These aren’t just tips for dating new partners; they’re effective conversation starters for anyone: established couples, work colleagues, and casual acquaintances… Before the tips, a quip: “No one can understand love who has not experienced infatuation,” writes […]

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Want to Improve Your Memory and Concentration? 10 Easy Tips

Want to Improve Your Memory and Concentration? 10 Easy Tips

Written by on September 2, 2009 in Brain Health Tips with 20 Comments

Improving your memory and concentration means never having to hut for lost car keys again. These brainy tips range from memory vitamins to cognitive games. This is a guest post from Alex Colket, the creator of PlayWithYourMind.com. His site features over a hundred brain fitness games, all designed to improve memory, concentration, clarity of thought, and brain […]

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7 Tips for Refinancing a Home Mortgage Loan

Written by on September 2, 2009 in Financial Goal Setting Tips, Mortgage Loan Tips with 6 Comments

These tips for refinancing a home mortgage loan include information about credit scores, monthly budgets, and the benefits of paying off your mortgage early. “With mortgage rates still in the low 5-percent range, it is a great time to refinance a home,” says Ethan Ewing, president of Bills.com. “By following these suggestions, homebuyers can be […]

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How to Get Better Grades for College Students

Written by on August 31, 2009 in College & University Tips, Education & Student Tips with 7 Comments

These tips on how to get better grades will help college students improve their study skills. They range from letting yourself write a bad essay to breaking assignments into easy chunks. The higher the grades, the happier the college student, right? Before the tips, a quip: “Chance favors only the prepared mind.” ~ Louis Pasteur. The […]

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Tired of Money Problems? 9 Easy Ways to Save Money at Home

Written by on August 31, 2009 in Finances, Money Management Tips, Saving More Money with 4 Comments

Welcome to the club if you’re tired of money problems! Here are several easy ways to save money at home – they’ll help whether you want to pay off debt, save money to buy a house, put money towards your kids’ college tuition, or ensure you have enough money for retirement. Before the tips, a quip: […]

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8 Tips for Increasing Productivity at Home

8 Tips for Increasing Productivity at Home

These eight tips for increasing productivity at home will help you get more done in less time, which will give you more free time to do what you love! Before the tips, a quip: “Productivity is never an accident,” says Paul J. Meyer, author of . “It is always the result of a commitment to […]

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How to Stop Winter From Drying Your Skin – Keep Skin Hydrated

How to Stop Winter From Drying Your Skin – Keep Skin Hydrated

Written by on August 29, 2009 in Beauty, Body, Face & Hair Tips, Skin Health Tips with 2 Comments

Learn how to stop winter from drying your skin with these tips for keeping skin hydrated! You can prevent the cold weather air from making your skin weathered and flaky. One way to protect your skin is to remember that skin dries out if it’s deprived of water. This dryness often causes itchiness, resulting in a condition commonly referred […]

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