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Expensive Wedding Venues USA

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Weddings are expensive. That’s hardly news. It may surprise you to learn that the average American couple spends around $32,641 on their big day. If you get married in New York you’ll need deep pockets. The average cost of a wedding in Manhattan is an eye-watering $82,299.

There are indeed ways of keeping the costs under control. Do you really need a designer wedding gown, out-of-season flowers, a bachelor party in Las Vegas or a honeymoon on a tropical beach. No… well, maybe the honeymoon — wedding planning is stressful! However, most of us want to have the wedding of our dreams and so we pay for it — in ever greater amounts. Couples getting married in 2015 spent $1,400 compared to the year before, and the average cost has risen more than $5,500 over the last five years.

7 facts about Military Marriage

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All marriages need work, but military marriages present even more challenges for couples. There are long periods of separation from family and partners; there’s not much money, at least for younger service members; and perhaps most crucially, continued and long-term fears about the safety of military personnel deployed in combat zones.

The military divorce rate is higher than the national average, although rates have been dropping.
The divorce rate among both officer and enlisted men and women is around 3.1 percent and the rate has steadily declined since 2011, when it reached a high of 3.7 percent.

New study shows how the brain forms long-term memories as we sleep.

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It has been know for a while that sleep is important for learning and long-term memory formation. What is less clear is how exactly this works. Despite much research, this is an issue that was only imperfectly understood. Now it seems that new neuroscientific research may have the answer.

A study by neuroscientists at the University of California, Riverside offers some exciting glimpses into how the brain forms long-term memories as we sleep. Their study, which was recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience offers a mechanistic explanation for how deep sleep, called slow-wave sleep, helps us to consolidate memories.

7 Things Your Kids Need to Hear You Say

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Learn how to positively impact your kids with these 7 simple tips. Be sure you're using these phrases often.

1. I Love You

2. I'm Proud of You

3. I'm Sorry

4. I Forgive You

5. I'm Listening

6. This is Your Responsibility

7. You've Got What it Takes

 

Remarkable — Mindfulness can change your brain — literally!

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By this stage you’ve probably heard about mindfulness meditation. You may have even considered it and decided it sounded like something wishy-washy and unproven. If so, you’re not alone.

While many studies have found excellent benefits such as reduced stress and improved health, not all the research meets best-practice scientific standards — such as using a random cross-section of people and placebo control groups.

Will more sex make your relationship happier? After all that seems like common sense.

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You would think having lots of sex would make couples happier. After all that seems like common sense. If your relationship is going well, you’re more inclined to have sex; and if you are having plenty of sex, well then, your relationship must be going well.

Interesting enough, newlyweds who have a lot of sex don’t report being more satisfied than those who have sex less often. But the key word here is “report.” New research published in Psychological Science has found that their automatic behavioural responses don’t align with this.

9 Tips How to change Your Life and Become a Better Person

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Here are 9 things you can practice every day to become a better person:

1. Be READY TO Change

When you keep an open mind and desire to change, you are able to grow into the person you want to become.

 2. STOP Making Excuses

You can produce excuses, or you can create results - but you can't have both! Use your energy to make something happen. Be patient. Real change takes time. It doesn't happen overnight.

natural-family-planning

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What is Natural family planning? The medical definition for NFP is:

‘A method of birth control that involves abstention from sexual intercourse during the period of ovulation which is determined through observation and measurement of bodily signs (as cervical mucus and body temperature’.

If Natural family planning or ‘NFP’ is the route that you and your partner are taking then it is important that you are fully aware of the factors that may have effect on your body and regular cycle which can then interfere with your recordings. Some of these factors can be:

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