May 062013
What Causes Gurgling Stomach Noises in Dogs? Tummy Tips

Diarrhea, stomach making noise (gurgling), and no appetite are all signs of upset stomach in dogs. If your dog’s stomach problems are worrying you, my tips may help. My terrier’s tummy was upset for almost a full year, until I finally figured out what was wrong. May on Quips and Tips is supposed to feature

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Apr 222013
How Veterinarians Decide It’s Time to Put a Pet Down

You don’t feel qualified to decide to put your pet down, so you talk to a veterinarian. How does the vet know it’s the right decision? “One great myth of veterinary practice is that the veterinarian somehow knows ‘the right time.’ Part of that belief, I’m sure, is the client’s understandable urge to escape the

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Dec 122012
How to Survive Your First Christmas After Divorce

The first family Christmas after getting divorced is difficult, especially if your ex-spouse wants the kids on Christmas Day. These suggestions for surviving a divorced family Christmas aren’t easy tips or secrets that will erase the pain for you or your kids, but they may help you get through the holidays. The most important thing

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Dec 072012
10 Most Expensive Gifts on Amazon - and 10 Affordable Alternatives

A diamond necklace is one of the most expensive products that Amazon sells.[/caption] Money can’t buy love, but it can buy quality. This list of the most luxurious, expensive gifts on Amazon will help you figure out what to give a loved one, because they include the alternatives you can afford to buy. You don’t

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Dec 072012
Gifts for People With Cancer - Don't Make Them Feel Like "Patients"

What do you give someone with cancer? These gift ideas and tips won’t make people feel like “cancer patients”, yet they encourage healing and balance. “I suspect that the most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen,” writes Rachel Naomi Remen in Kitchen Table Wisdom. “Just listen.  Perhaps the most

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Dec 062012
Christmas Stocking Stuffers for Him and Her

Digging through a Christmas stocking stuffed with wee holiday surprises is the best part of Christmas morning! Here are a few dozen ideas for Christmas stocking stuffers for him and her, or her and her, or him and him. The Christmas stocking is almost as important as the “real” Christmas gifts under the tree. The

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Dec 052012
10 Ways to Simplify Christmas Parties and Gift Giving

An hour ago on his radio show, Steven Quinn talked about how stressful Christmas has become. With these best tips for simplifying Christmas dinners, parties, and gift giving, your holidays won’t be something to dread. These ideas will help you simplify the holiday season and make Christmas easy. One of my favorite Christmas gift tips

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Nov 162012
How Do You Survive the Holidays After a Loved One Dies?

The holiday season can be heartbreaking when you’re mourning the death of a loved one. How do you get out of bed – much less buy Christmas gifts, go to parties, and experience “the joy of the season” – after someone close to you dies? When my grandma died, all I wanted to do was

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Nov 092012
White Elephant Gift Exchange – Rules and Gift Ideas

A White Elephant Gift Exchange is the best way to jazz up a holiday party! These White Elephant rules and gift ideas are the best on the internet. This is my favourite party “game” (I hate games) because it’s full of surprises, steals, and super deals. The best gift I ever got at a White

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Nov 072012
6 Ways to Get Out of a Boring Conversation at a Party

These tips for ending boring conversations at holiday dinners or parties aren’t about excusing yourself. Rather, these tips are meant to help you enjoy talking to anyone about anything. Sometimes you can’t abandon a conversation – maybe you’re sitting at a dinner table or someone has asked you to talk to this person for a

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