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Winter brings more than just cold weather and holidays; for many of us it means facing the “winter blues.” Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression which affects millions worldwide every winter. Most people start experiencing symptoms in the fall and continue to struggle until spring.

The season of skiing is upon us. Whether you are an avid skier or a newbie trying it out for the first time, quality ski clothing is essential. You want clothes that fit well, keep you warm, and give you the flexibility you need to move on the mountain. So you may need to do a bit of shopping. Before you begin, you might be asking yourself: What are the best brand names?

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The year’s busiest shopping season is upon us. Whether you’re looking for great gift ideas for someone else, or thinking of using your Christmas bonus for yourself; men’s leather gloves and belts never go out of style. These practical accessories can be found at a number of popular stores, as well as online. Now is the time to buy – many retailers are offering special holiday discounts and free shipping.

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Before 1950, a man was rarely seen out and about without a hat on his head. The hat was as much a part of a man’s wardrobe as his shirt, belt, or pants. Since then, with ever-changing trends and styles, the wearing of hats has dramatically declined. Have they gone out of fashion completely?

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Every man’s wardrobe should include at least one suit. Not just any suit, either. We’re talking a nice designer suit that makes you look good. If you browse through your closet and realize you don’t have a decent suit (or heaven forbid - you don’t have one at all), it’s time to go shopping. Everyone knows Armani is a leading designer for menswear, but what other choices do you have? What brand names are giving the Armani suit a run for its money?

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Women world-wide agree; there’s nothing sexier than a man in a quality leather coat. Leather is versatile, sensual, and durable. It comes in many different colors, textures, and styles to match every individual’s tastes. If you’re doing your Christmas shopping, a leather coat is a great gift idea, either for yourself, or for a buddy.

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Chase away the winter blues with a trip for two somewhere warm, exotic, and enchanting. But where to go? Our first list of the world’s most romantic getaways included Maldives, Hawaii, and Belize. But we can’t just stop there; our planet offers too many gorgeous destinations for us to leave it at that.

Whether you are an extensive traveler or have never left your home state, you want to choose a vacation spot that meets your high expectations. You also want a place that’s different and special - perhaps somewhere out of the ordinary.

It’s death to Lady Gaga December 1, 2010. Digital death, that is. Lady Gaga is only one of the celebrities closing down their Facebook and Twitter accounts in efforts to raise money for Alicia Keys’ Keep a Child Alive charity. Usher, Justin Timberlake, Kim Kardashian, Ryan Seacrest, Elijah Wood and others are sacrificing their digital lives to help save real lives. How is quitting Facebook for charity going to save lives?

As winter approaches, the time for ski trip planning arrives. With visions of powder-soft snow on the slopes and hot chocolate waiting at the lodge, we begin our search for the perfect destination. With so many resorts to choose from, how do you decide which is best for you? A look at these five fabulous ski resorts may help you narrow down your choices.

Candle-lit dinners. Dancing in the moonlight. A cozy hammock for two. If these images bring to mind the kind of vacation you’d like to share with your loved one, no doubt you’re searching for the perfect destination. But with so many choices, how do you make your decision? We’ve researched dozens of sweet spots ideal for couples in love. You won’t go wrong with any of the places on our list of the world’s most romantic getaways.

Even families on a tight budget should be able to enjoy a nice meal out once in a while. Yes, we understand certain luxuries have to be sacrificed when the bills are piled high and income is low. (Even hydroponics growers have a cash flow problem at times, usually just before harvest.) But having a good meal with your family at a nice restaurant is something that should not have to be sacrificed – at least not completely. All it takes is a little planning for dining out without breaking your budget.

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In today’s tough economy, many of us are dealing with unprecedented levels of stress. Experts tell us a certain amount of “good” stress is acceptable and can actually be beneficial. But when stress becomes overwhelming and threatens to cartwheel out of control, it can affect our relationships, our jobs, and even our health. A few key tips for coping with stress will help you regain control and get your life back on track.

Whether or not you want them to, your clothes have a lot to say about you. When meeting someone new, first impressions may be based solely on what you’re wearing. Your clothes have the potential to get (or cost) you jobs and affect future relationships. So what do your clothes say about you?

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“Honesty is the best policy.” We’ve all been taught this important value our entire lives. Whether we live by this principle or not, most of us would agree that being honest is a good quality. Yet in the world of social media, is honesty really the best policy? Since the creation of Facebook and Twitter, social networking has virtually exploded on the internet. You can connect with long-lost friends, keep in touch with family across the globe, and get all the updates on your favorite celebrities. But an interesting question creeps into the minds of many when creating their profiles or “tweeting” their latest news. How honest should I be on Facebook and Twitter?

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