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July 31, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

Romney polling 20% higher among white voters

Algebra season is right around the corner … The Mom Vivant

July 31, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 07/30/2012 Taking on algebra By Richard Cohen Twice in my rather distinguished career I have taken on algebra – questioned why is it invariably a required course in high school, observed that I have never used it in what is sometime called real life and did not, let the record state, understand it for one minute, which must...

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Republicans need to court Swingles

Republicans need to court Swingles

July 31, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

Swingles, or single women voters, now make up 20% of the electorate, according to the New York Times. That is a huge voting bloc that needs to be recognized and addressed. The Times notes that married women still favor Republicans but single women tend to be much more sympathetic towards President Barack Obama and don't necessarily blame him for the...

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For Female Congressional Candidates, a Record Year

July 30, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

by Elizabeth Dexheimer, 
Medill News Service July 30, 2012 WASHINGTON — In Texas, the 2012 election is already setting a new record for the number of female congressional candidates representing the two major parties in a general election — and a national record could follow. Among the two major parties this year, 12 women — nine Democrats and three Republicans — have won...

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What’s for Dinner

July 26, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

From Allrecipes.com Ingredients 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - pounded to 1/4 inch thickness 1 egg, beaten 2/3 cup dry bread crumbs 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 lime, juiced 6 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon minced fresh chives 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed   Directions Coat chicken breasts with egg, and dip in bread crumbs. Place on a wire rack, and allow to dry for about 10 minutes. Heat olive oil in a...

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July 26, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

Midwest drought could lead to higher food prices / Man survives 18 mile free fall

Civics for Kids

July 26, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

Courtesy: New York Times By Caitlin Gibson, Published: July 24 The six young performers had just two weeks to write the play. The short production would be their chance to share their life experiences before an international audience, a rare opportunity to show people far outside their community what it’s like to come of age in the District. They were asked: What does...

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The Mom Vivant / The Glass Cliff

July 26, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

Newly minted Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's pregnancy confounded financial writers, with one saying the news was both "wonderful and awkward," as they struggled to relay what her appointment means to the company's financial future while acknowledging she may not be there for a spell. Beta Beat said that, having shot through the "glass ceiling," Marissa Mayer is now balancing on...

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A horse of a different color

A horse of a different color

July 26, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

By MARY PILON Published: July 25, 2012 Courtesy: New York Times Photo: Victor Blue LONDON — More than 10,000 athletes are descending on London this week for the Summer Olympics, including global names like Usain Bolt, Oscar Pistorius and Michael Phelps. But the one athlete that is seemingly under stricter guard than any other — sequestered outside London for training, with...

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The Mom Vivant / “Dad Jeans”

July 18, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

So, Vanity Fair has a new column that I am really digging right now. It's called, "Words that shaped the Week."  My favorite one this week is "Dad Jeans", which are jeans that are an awkward combination of too baggy and too straight legged and typically come in a color that was obviously picked out by Mom, like "cerulean.  "Sarah...

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