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Find Love- Keep Love : Romance News : November 2006

Scorpio! Here's your romance horoscope for November...
November 1, 2006 08:06

Not a Scopio? Click here for your Free Love Horoscope.

Scorpio:
A young romance may well grow around the 4th of November for you, Scorpio. If your lover shares some of your hobbies or interests, this will happen naturally. If you are not currently in a love relationship, then be sure to get out and enjoy your favorite pastimes or activities, as you may well find a new interest if you just look around! The 18th is the most ripe time for a new and satisfying romance to enter your life.


FRIED TURKEY!?!?!?! Oh, yeah…
November 2, 2006 08:14

    

Never heard of it? Well, it started in the Deep South, Cajun country, to be exact. They'll try anything down there when it comes to food, you know?

No one really knows who did it first, but my guess is, someone was frying chicken in a big kettle of oil one day, and started thinkin'… well, why not?

I am not leading you astray here! Once you have eaten fried turkey, you will NEVER go back. Pre-F.T., I always thought that the turkey part of the meal was pretty much an afterthought, you know? To the dressing, yams and cranberry sauce. Turkey, yeah, okay, but you had to drown it in gravy to make it palatable.

Well…last Thanksgiving, we had a large crew up to the cabin, enough people that we needed TWO turkeys. My buddy Randy took me aside, said "Watch what I do, and I'll show you the secret of making the best damn turkey in the world". Randy is from Tennessee, and had his Momma's recipe and technique, slow-cooked on a Weber grill. Okay, so I watched and learned.

My other (best) buddy, Scott, a Jersey boy, got out his turkey fryin' apparatus, found a quiet spot over to the side, and set up for HIS turkey. He injected the bird with Cajun marinade, using a great big needle and syringe. Then he waited up 'til about an hour or so from dinner time, and lowered the whole turkey into a hot kettle of peanut oil. WOW, what a show it was! But the skeptics had their say.

Well, the rest is history, Randy's turkey barely got eaten, and Scott's was devoured! We went into the cabin later that night, and the kids had pulled the carcass out of the fridge and picked the bones clean! It's that good, folks, I tell you no lie. It's a treat.

We found a company that sells the whole cooking setup at an excellent price, (see below). They sell just the turkey pot/burner duo, but we suggest you upgrade to the whole kit, including the smaller pot, as that is great for boiling crabs. Anyway, do your gang a favor, order this thing today, and then serve up the BEST DAMN TURKEY IN THE WORLD this Thanksgiving. Enjoy!

These kits come with the injector syringe. Just use your favorite poultry marinade, or ask for Cajun marinade. Click on the photo for ordering information:

Bayou Classic Deluxe Turkey Fryer Kit — 18-Lb. Capacity


11 Hot Tips For Lasting Longer in Bed...
Oh, my...

November 4, 2006 07:28

    

Ever wanted to achieve more sexual pleasure for you and your partner?

Have you ever felt like your sexual patterns are preventing you and your lover from experiencing sex as blissfully as you know it can be?

Does the prospect of having sex sometimes seem too daunting just because of a history of unsatisfying experiences?

Changing your sexual patterns may be a burning issue for you, a passing curiosity or perhaps you know someone that could benefit from this information.

In any case I am sure you will find the following informative and interesting.

Click here for: (The Rest of the Story...)


Pearls of Wisdom From Them That Knows...
November 7, 2006 07:52

    

We quizzed some couples we know who have been happily together for a long time... with every sign that it will last a lifetime. Then we compiled lists, and came up with some recurrent themes, techniques and ideas that have helped them keep the love fires burning brightly!

Visit our page now to share in their "Pearls of Wisdom"... you'll be glad you did!


Grandma was RIGHT! Learning to Forgive with Feng Shui...
November 8, 2006 08:56

     Letting go of the old to allow the new in is a major principle in Feng Shui. Why then, when we are hurt by another's actions do we find it so hard to forgive? We are taught to "Go With the Flow", knowing that whatever is happening in our present is in our best interests, even though it may seem far from it at the time. It is often too difficult to see how such a negative force could ever have any good outcome.
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Love Them Margaritas? Don't let THIS happen to you...
November 9, 2006 07:42

Yeah, we know, it's fun to go out and party on occasion, have a few drinks and loosen up...

But BEWARE of your camera totin' friends! Look what happened to these poor unfortunate sods...
(The Rest of the Story...)


The Mayonnaise Jar and Two Cups of Coffee
November 12, 2006 05:54

    

We often take Sunday off, but we came across this cool story.
So, here's your "sermon" for today...

The following story is often told in lifetime management workshops:

A Mayonnaise Jar and Two Cups of Coffee

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the two cups of coffee...

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous "yes."

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

"Now," said the professor, as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.

"The golf balls are the important things -- your God, family, your children, your health, your friends, and your favorite passions -- things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

"The pebbles are the other things that matter, like your job, your house, and your car.

"The sand is everything else -- the small stuff."

"If you put the sand into the jar first," he continued, "there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls."

"The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness:

o Play with your children.
o Spend time with your parents or grandparents.
o Take time to get medical checkups.
o Take your partner out to dinner.
o Play another 18 holes.

"There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first -- the things that really matter.

"Set your priorities... The rest is just sand."

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.

The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend."


8 Fun (and Free!) Dates
November 13, 2006 08:17

     Does your dating life seem to be draining your bank account lately? We feel your pain. That's why we've come up with some fun alternatives that don't cost a dime and, say experts, actually provide a better way to get to know each other than the typical dinner/drinks/movie would.

"When you take money out of the equation, you're forced to be inventive and do things that require different types of interaction," says Diane Mapes, author of How to Date in a Post-Dating World. "It cuts through the financial garbage and cuts to the chase: Is this someone I can have fun with?" Try one of these free adventures, and you'll have your answer--and that's priceless! (The Rest of the Story...)


Feelin' brave? Read this book...
November 15, 2006 07:43

    

BOOK REVIEW…
"A CHILD CALLED IT", BY DAVE PELZER

Yesterday, I found a book laying on the kitchen table, picked it up and started reading. Well, I just couldn't put it down! It's a quick, riveting, gut-wrenching true story about a little boy who survives one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history, despite overwhelming odds against him.

Turns out, the book was required reading for my high-schooler. How this gritty, fascinating book made it through the school board "book police" is beyond me, because it goes outside the guidelines of the usual bland, vanilla pap they usually feed to our kids.

I will tell you this… it will stab you in the heart, take you into the depths of hell, and then deliver you, safe and sound, with a new understanding of the strength of the human spirit, the triumph of good over evil, and a new appreciation for your comparatively wonderful life story.

Grab it today!


One Thing Every Woman Absolutely Needs
November 16, 2006 07:02

    

The one thing every woman absolutely needs... is friendship. Not only for her soul, but also for her health and longevity.

Gale Berkowitz, in Utne magazine, has described a landmark study in which researchers from UCLA concluded that female friendships counteract life's daily stresses, that can take such a toll on our well-being. While men think "fight or flight," women think "tend and befriend."

When men experience stress--whether it's a crisis at work or being stuck in traffic --it triggers a flood of hormones that signal the body to stand and fight back or flee quickly. Since 90% of the research on stress has been conducted on men, it was just assumed that women had the same reaction. Guess what? The study found they don't.

Women have what study author Laura Cousin Klein calls a larger behavioral repertoire than fight or flight. One of the hormones that is released when both men and women feel stress is oxytocin, which actually serves as a buffer to the fight or flight response. While testosterone reduces the effect of oxytocin in men, estrogen enhances it in women. So rather than fight or flight, oxytocin encourages women to tend and befriend--that is, take care of their children and gather with other women. And when a woman tends and befriends, even more oxytocin is released, which counters the stress and produces a soothing, calming effect. Viva la difference!

Klein recalls that "aha!" moment they had during the study when they realized how differently the sexes respond to stress. When men in the lab were stressed, they isolated themselves from others and worked alone. When women were stressed, they came into the lab and cleaned, drank coffee, and bonded with each other.

Previous scientific research has shown that people who have friends are healthier, have lower blood pressure, less incidence of heart disease, and live longer. Could the "tend and befriend" instinct contribute to women's longevity? Klein says there is no doubt that it does and that friends help us live longer lives.

So ladies, the next time you get busy with the kids' activities, stressed out at work, or you're facing a mountain of laundry at 10 p.m., don't try to make more time in your day by ignoring your friends. They are your source of health and strength!

Courtesy of and © 2006 Netscape Communications Corporation.


MUSIC REVIEW... Winwood and Clapton!
November 17, 2006 16:48

Lookin' for some good music to round out your collection of classics? Let us recommend two greats for you. Music for anyone, your kids will like it, and Winwood's will bring back some great memories for you. Here's our picks:

    

One of the best albums to come out of the 80's, Steve Winwood's "Back In the High Life" is packed with some of his most-loved hits, including the excellent title cut. Another treat: "Higher Love", a huge dance number. Other chart toppers include "Finer Things" and "Wake Me Up on Judgement Day". A hip, soothing, vastly popular album that has aged well. Music for any occasion, any mix of folks!



Then, there's the sexy, romantic Eric Clapton offering "Reptile". I won't even try to critique all the songs, they are all soulful, bluesy, pure Clapton. Try listening to this one on the massage table, by candlelight, with your lover touching you... Unforgettable!

Check out our listing of the best sexy and/or romantic music ever recorded at Love Music!


Surviving A Breakup!
November 20, 2006 07:17

    

So you've just gone through a devastating break-up. My heart goes out to you. There is nothing quite as painful as being dumped by someone you thought was the One. I know you're probably feeling like your heart has been ripped out and stomped on and that your hopes and dreams have been shattered. Do what you have to do (within reason, of course) to grieve this loss--- cry, get angry, punch your pillow, throw darts at your ex's picture.

One thing you should not do, however, is visit, phone, email, or text you ex. You should have no contact whatsoever. Accept the fact that it is over and make a clean break. Keep your dignity intact. Trust me on this--- in the long run you'll be glad you did.

Thoughts of revenge may be going though your head, but please, don't act on them. Don't spread rumors, don't betray old secrets, and don't date or make out with his/her best friend to get even. Never resort to behavior that you will regret in the future. Always act with class and remember that the best revenge is for your ex to see that you are doing just fine without him/her. You've moved on and are happy.

Keep in mind that just because someone has broken up with you, it doesn't mean he or she no longer cares about you-it just means he/she no longer wants a relationship with you. It's very likely that breaking up with you was just as hard on him/her as it was on you. If you take revenge, any affection that this person feels for you could turn into hatred, and any chance you may have to re-establish a relationship (even if it's just as friends) will be shattered. And friends are valuable.

Have a pity party if you must, but do it in private. Then get off the couch, wipe those tears, and move on. It's wise to hold off on romantic relationships for a while. Give yourself some time to heal from this relationship. Work on rebuilding your life and rekindling old friendships you might have neglected when you were in the relationship.

You may not realize it yet, but a new life has just opened up for you. While right now your break-up may seem negative, it really was all for the best. One of the main reasons people fail to meet their true soul mate is they spend huge chunks of their life isolated with the wrong mate. You have just been given another chance to find your Mr. or Ms. Right.

Joanne B. Parrotta
Author of A Matter of Destiny
Settling for second best is never an option!

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Motivational writer Joanne B. Parrotta is the author of A Matter of Destiny-How to Find and Marry Your Soulmate: A Beginner's Guide (BookSurge Publishing, 2006). To learn more about this fascinating subject and to sign up for your free, instantly downloadable soulmate report, visit her website at http://www.amatterofdestiny.com
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Joanne_B._Parrotta

****Ready to start moving on now? Please visit our 9-Step Plan for Love. You'll be glad you did!


Your Grin for the Day
November 21, 2006 08:11

    


Happy Thanksgiving!
November 23, 2006 05:29

    

PRESIDENT BUSH PARDONS THANKSGIVING TURKEY… WHOOPS!!!



    

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND YOURS!


Nothing to do? Here's 159 Date Ideas!
November 27, 2006 07:24

     Tired of the same old dinner & a movie date? Get creative! There are many activities which are free or low cost, and provide a more intimate atmosphere for bonding and meaningful conversation, anyway. Pick one out today, plan it out thoroughly, give it your own personal touch, and you have a great date idea for this coming weekend... (The Rest of the Story...)


A Handy Anti-Wallowing Device
November 28, 2006 07:11

    

You often hear the expression "we learn from our mistakes". Well, in most instances that is a load of garbage. The only thing mistakes tend to do for most people is reinforce what a "useless, hopeless, no-good waste of space they really are, who got tricked into trying something they knew they could not do." Sound familiar?

You learn from reflecting on your mistakes. More specifically you learn from reflecting on what you did wrong, why it went so badly, if indeed it did go badly, and (here's the learning part) what you could do differently in the future. With an appropriate level of self-esteem you will learn to stop using those times of reflection as a chance to pay yourself out and turn them into constructive learning experiences that will be of use to you when next you are confronted with a similar situation.

One simple way to learn from your mistakes is to resolve that "if ever a similar opportunity arises in the future I will approach it this way rather than the way I did. Now, that might seem a bit awkward to remember, so two simple words you can carry around with you, no problems. Two simple words to stop you wallowing in self put down and pity.

They are …."next time". Next time I do this, I will…. Next time I meet that person…..Next time I come across this type of problem ……Can you see how that would be helpful to stop the wallowing and self recrimination and, instead use the situation as a learning experience. I use it all the time, but hey, the choice as to whether or not you use them, is yours.


---Graham Hunt is the founder and Thinker-in-Residence of The Ultimate Success Centre, an organization developed to resource an environment where those who choose can discover and develop towards their full potential. Part of the way Graham is doing that is through his website The Ultimate Success Site. Drop by and visit anytime.
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Graham_Hunt

***We have an excellent and quick read for you about self esteem and romance... give it a look see now! Full Circle.


YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE!
November 29, 2006 07:51

    


Capricorn! Here's your free December horoscope for romance:
November 30, 2006 13:33

    

Not a Capricorn? Find YOUR love horoscope here: Free Love Horoscope

Loving thoughts flow easily for you after the 12th, Capricorn, so keep yourself open to a new love or revitalization of an old one. Family may not approve of your romantic endeavors, so be strong in your convictions. Signs are favorable for you to succeed at this time. If you feel you are being taken advantage of by a sibling or close friend, confront them with it, but do so in a loving manner. Enjoy a getaway with a loved one after the 23rd.


 

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