Friday, July 31, 2009

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How to Enjoy Unexpected Guests by eHow Parties & Entertaining Editor

Entertaining is fun, but many people take it too seriously. Formal entertaining requires time and preparation, but when guests arrive unexpectedly, the rules go out the window. Still, if you can stay calm and improvise, you can enjoy even unexpected guests.

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Homepage Opportunity is Ending Soon's July homepage opportunity is ending in a few days, so get your articles published! Don't foreget... we are looking for Summer themed "Home and Garden" articles.

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How to Upgrade Notebook Memory by lifeengineer

Upgrading the memory in a notebook computer is typically not complicated. A memory upgrade will help your computer to be able to handle data more quickly. An operating system like Windows vista is very needy when it comes to memory. Typically between 500 MB and 1GB is used, depending on the setup, just to run this Windows operating system. If you need to upgrade your memory in your notebook computer, this article can help you get started.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

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How to Eat a Sweet Breakfast and Still Be Healthy by Bethenny Frankel

I love a sweet breakfast--and I know what it feels like to wake up and crave something sweet. However, once you get into the habit of including a little protein when you eat sweets, you will feel your cravings decreasing. Protein helps break the sugar habit. Your sweet tooth may not hit you every morning, but let's talk about what to do when it does. Maybe you want pancakes, a muffin or a pastry. That's fine. Here's how to do it.

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