Unused gym memberships, the latest iPhone plan, Netflix, coffee each day from the local cafe, the expensive car repayments, the oversized house...these are just a few examples of indulgent expenses. Think about how you can limit the excess and enjoy the freedom that comes with having more money to spend on what you really value.
Paper makes up 23 percent of municipal solid waste (trash) generated each year, more than any other material. Americans recycled about 68 percent of the paper they used in 2018. This recovered paper is used to make new paper products, which saves trees and other natural resources. Most community or office recycling programs accept paper and paper products. Check what your community or office program accepts before you put it in the bin. Look for products that are made from recycled paper when you shop. Better yet, consider if you really need to print in the first place.
In economic terms, families with two full-time working parents are better off than other families. The median household income for families with two full-time working parents and at least one child under 18 at home is $102,400, compared with $84,000 for households where the father works full time and the mother works part time and $55,000 for households where the father works full time and the mother is not employed. But as a new Pew Research Center survey shows, balancing work and family poses challenges for parents. In fact, more than half (56%) of all working parents say this balancing act is difficult. Among working mothers, in particular, 41% report that being a parent has made it harder for them to advance in their career; about half that share of working fathers (20%) say the same. The survey, conducted Sept. 15-Oct. 13, 2015, among 1,807 U.S. parents with children younger than 18, also shows that in two-parent families, parenting and household responsibilities are shared more equally when both the mother and the father work full time than when the father is employed full time and the mother is employed part time or not employed.1 But even in households where both parents work full time, many say a large share of the day-to-day parenting responsibilities falls to mothers.
While mothers and fathers offer somewhat different views of the division of labor in their household, there is general agreement about who in their family is more job- or career-focused. For example, in two-parent households where the mother and father work full time, 62% say both are equally focused on work, while about one-in-five (22%) say the father is more focused and 15% say the mother is. Differences in the responses to this question between mothers and fathers in this type of household are modest.
There is also a racial gap in these attitudes. White parents are more likely than those who are non-white to say it is difficult for them to balance work and family.3 About six-in-ten (57%) white working fathers say this is the case, compared with 44% of non-white fathers. Among working moms, 65% of those who are white say it is difficult for them to balance the responsibilities of their job with the responsibilities of their family; about half (52%) of non-white working mothers say the same.
In households where both parents work full time, mothers and fathers tend to share some responsibilities more equally. For example, about six-in-ten (59%) parents in these households say this is the case when it comes to household chores and responsibilities. Still, about three-in-ten (31%) say the mother takes on more of this, while 9% say the father does. And while 47% of parents in two-parent households where both the mother and the father work full time say they and their partner play about an equal role when it comes to taking care of sick children, the same share says the mother does this more than the father. Just 6% in this type of household say the father does more.
Mothers and fathers in two-parent households differ in their perceptions of how they split certain responsibilities. The gap is especially pronounced when it comes to household chores and responsibilities. Half of mothers in two-parent households say they do more than their partners in this area, compared with 32% of fathers who say their wives or partners do more. Fathers, for their part, are more likely to say they and their partners share household chores and responsibilities about equally: More than half (56%) say this is the case, while 46% of mothers agree.
Some people need more time to move their bowels than others. But when I ask my patients about their bathroom habits, I often hear about one that is contributing to their hemorrhoids: smartphone usage. Yes, many of us are spending too much time scrolling the web while sitting on the toilet.
This site has proved to be very enlightening. I believe I have lipedema, but it is not manifesting in my legs or thighs or bottom. Instead it is appearing on my arms and my upper back. Is this possible? I am a relatively small woman, am overweight by no more than 15-20 lbs, but my upper arms are really large and my upper back looks like it almost has sacks of weight. My arms and upper back feel tender and it is hard to get my arms into some shirts. My grandmother most definitely had lipedema, but it was in the legs, not in the upper body. I am dieting and exercising strenuously to lose that small amount of weight and I am having almost no luck, with my arms and back remaining disproportionately large and very achey. There are many times when I also find these areas are cold.
Thank you so much for your contribution here Elizabeth, I have no doubt other readers will really benefit from hearing your story, and that of your daughters. Indeed, the liposuction procedure is still a relatively new/rare offering, and from Alaska I can only imagine the challenge in accessing a physician experienced in this type of procedure. I wish you the best of luck with the lymphatic massage and want to thank you again for describing your story for our readers. It is so appreciated to let others know they are not alone. All the best Elizabeth, to you and your daughter both. Best, Lindsay Davey
United Airlines' checked bag fees are much more complex than the airline's carry-on fees. United's checked bag fees vary based on what region you're flying to, the weight of your bags, whether you hold select United credit cards (such as the United Explorer Card) and whether you have any Star Alliance status.
It sounds counterintuitive because a higher waist can shorten the appearance of your torso, but a higher waistline does elongate the visual line of your legs, making you look taller. As a shorter men, a general rule of thumb is that you want your legs to look taller. And if you have to choose between elongating the visual impression of your torso (your upper body), and your legs (waist-down), legs take precedence. An easy way to illustrate this point is to think about where pants sit on the waist. Some guys wear their pants very low below the waist, and as a result, shorten their legs and elongate their torso. Those men get the illusion of "having no butt" since their pants slide below their gluteus maximus. If you wear pants higher, above the butt, you will inevitably get the appearance of having more leg, and thus have a taller look to your silhouette.
8. Be kind and generous. Oh, so corny. If this is too corny for you, move on. But for the rest of you, know that being kind to others, and generous with yourself and your time and what you have, is a tremendous way to improve your self-image. You act in accordance with the Golden Rule, and you start to feel good about yourself, and to think that you are a good person. It does wonders for your self-confidence, believe me.
Eight hundred thousand people around the world kill themselves every year, which means about 2,200 a day, or three every two minutes. Statistically, two dozen people killed themselves in the time it took you to get out of bed, showered, and caffeinated. Maybe forty-five during your commute to work, another ninety in the time you spent making dinner. Unless you, like me, take an eternity to do any of those things, if they happen at all. In which case, think of it this way: every time you mull killing yourself and manage to talk yourself down because you have more to do and more to ask of life, a handful of people have lost that internal, wrenching wrestling match and ended it.
In this context, we believe it is useful to revisit research on the effects of class size on student learning, and to explore what the findings from that research have to contribute to the budget deliberations that many state legislatures are presently or will shortly be engaged in. Does class-size reduction have a positive impact on student learning? If so, by how much, for whom, and under what circumstances? What would be the likely effect of relaxing class-size mandates? What are the uncertainties in the conclusions that can be drawn from existing evidence about state CSR policies?
Is your AC system relatively new? If it seems to be running much more often than your old system, it may (or may not) be because your central air conditioner is undersized. Or, your AC seems to be running continuously because your previous unit was oversized.
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