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What’s your attention span when waiting for a website to load? This is a question to keep in mind when designing your blog. With some small changes to how you arrange content, you can speed... Continue »
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If you are looking for something to do the next time your are in NYC, then the NY High Line might be a fun, FREE, outdoor choice. Check out the pictures in this Here We Are photo album for sights, info, and tips. Tips to help you enjoy your day: Wear: sunscreen, a hat, good walking shoes. While there are a few shady respites, you are very exposed to the sun throughout the journey. Bring: a camera - there are lots of photo opportunities along the way. "Heads Up" = Look Down: There are funky curbs along the outer portions... Continue »
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Readers talk about ads all the time, which is both good and bad. Grace Bonney, Founder of Design*Sponge It's a great time to run for shelter on the Internet. At a time when traditional home... Continue »
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It's blueberry season! Not only are blueberries healthy, they are the easiest fruit to bake with because you don't have to slice, dice, peel, pit, core, or chop anything. Just wash and dry them, pick out the mushy ones, and you are on your way. If you are looking for an easy, quick recipe to put those extra blueberries to tasty use, then look no more. Try my sister-in-law, Lynn's, "Blueberry Easy-As-Pie" recipe. Simple, and simply delicious! Pie Ingredients: 1 Pillsbury Pie Crust (use 1 of the 2 dough sheets) 2 pints fresh blueberries 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 Tablespoons... Continue »
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Anyone can tell you that fact is different from fancy, but this becomes a bit thornier when it comes time to live it. We grow up on romantic comedies, urban legends, fairytales, media threats and promises and then we're shot into the "real world” and expected to live there. What’s more, the whole separating truth from whimsy is even harder for the writer who is paid to keep one foot in the hovering what if. I know my way around fiction, but I’m frequently lost in reality. It seems like everyone has so much advice to give but is silent... Continue »
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We receive hundreds of inquiries from TypePad bloggers each day, and we wanted to highlight some of the recent frequently asked questions from our community. Are you having problems uploading images, rearranging content, or publishing... Continue »
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Announcements, Updates, & Reminders ANNOUNCEMENTS Bees 'r Buzzin': Last month, we switched it up by deciding to focus on more reviews for May, June, & July. When I checked my list of 15 items on deck for review, 4 of them are Burt's Bees products. Not all of the pending reviews are beauty products, but since the bees 'r buzzin' this spring, you'll see a honeycomb of Burt's Bees on Here We Are to get you ready for summer. No Birds on The Line: This month, there are no new radio shows scheduled for either Here We Are on The... Continue »
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You might have noticed that there’s been more activity in our Get Satisfaction forum lately. If you’re not familiar with it, Get Satisfaction is a great place where not only the TypePad Support Staff can... Continue »
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If you've been following our posts regarding the efforts we've taken to reduce splog (spam blog) accounts (read more here and here) you'll be happy to know we have also successfully removed many of those... Continue »
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When you highlight your favorite Amazon items in your sidebar, you can have your own Amazon Affiliates code automatically included in the links, giving you credit for any purchases. First, you will need to add... Continue »
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Announcements, Updates, & Reminders ANNOUNCEMENTS Switch-er-review: During May, June, & July, Here We Are is switching gears to focus on reviews. Lately, it seems like I've been trying a lot of different products. Some items were tested specifically for reviewing and others just call out to be shared with the HWA readers. While every article will not be a review, you'll notice an increase in the upcoming months featuring make-up, shoes, household gadgets, sunscreen, and more. Remember, we are not paid for reviews, if we like it we will tell you, and if we don't, we will tell you... politely,... Continue »
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When it comes to building an audience for your blog, attracting visitors is only half the battle. The real key is to keep their interest once they've arrived. Having a well-organized blog can be your... Continue »
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Over the past couple of weeks, you've probably noticed some changes to featured.typepad.com. In fact, you may have even noticed us reblogging those posts over here at Everything TypePad! With Featured TypePad, our goal is... Continue »
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Sharing an email I sent to Encanto newletter subscribers one week after the Japan earthquake, tsunami and radiation havoc. I thought I would share it here as it describes a bit more how I use ho'oponopono as a method of continually acknowledging All as myself, and myself as All. At... Continue »
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Part 9 of the HWA Series, Live Your Life Out Loud Every day is an opportunity to learn life lessons from each other. After watching the news reports about the life and passing of Geraldine Ferraro, a pattern of strength and determination emerged. Regardless of one's political position, as women, we can all learn from the way she lived her life. 1. She didn't change herself to satisfy an unfair double standard 2. She spoke her mind regardless of any impending backlash 3. She had the courage to face harsh criticism and keep going 4. She "unlocked" a large door... Continue »
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As I watch my daughter navigate the minefields of Junior High, I am struck by the level of competitiveness among the girls. Although they were once great friends, it seems that hormones and boys have kicked things up quite a bit. Many girls are now struggling to find their place. And if they have to step on Sally, Mary or Sarah on their way to finding the place they want in Junior High, then that is acceptable to them. In fact, stepping on others during the journey is even better if it means the other girls have to take a... Continue »
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Water Works at GR2 - A benefit for UNICEF and child victims of the earthquake in Japan March 19 - April 13, 2011 Reception: Saturday, March 19, 6:30 - 10:00 p.m. GR2 2062 Sawtelle Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025 gr2.net... Continue »
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At its core, Here We Are is about the value of "time" in all its meaning and intangibility. As the devastating earthquake that ravaged Japan today ripples its energy across the world, one's appreciation for life, love, and each moment is shaken awake with clarity. Along with thoughts and prayers, I offer the wise words of Grenville Kleiser at a time when so many are in need... There are fine things which you mean to do some day, under what you think will be more favorable circumstances. But the only time that is surely yours is the present, hence this... Continue »
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CLICK HERE to listen the Here We Are Radio Show, "Successful Relationships: Are They Impossible To Achieve? Too Difficult? Or Do We Make Them So?" Everybody wants to find love. We all have an idea of what makes or breaks a romantic relationship. Relationship expert, David Simonsen, M.S., LMFT, discusses universal habits that can improve our chances of creating a successful relationship... It is possible to achieve one. Don't let Valentine's Day be the only day you examine what you are doing or NOT doing to have the relationship you desire. Find out the three key elements you need to... Continue »
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