15 Things Only Incredibly Observant People Would Understand

15 Things Only Incredibly Observant People Would Understand

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If you know anything about the show (based on the comic book series by Stan Lee and Bill Everett) you know that Daredevil Matt Murdock (played by Charlie Cox) is a blind vigilante who prowls the streets of New York in a black mask to protect the city he loves. In one scene, Matt stands at the open window of an abandoned building, listening to and identifying every strain of sound on the street below from the precise pitch of whining fire engines and police vehicles to snatches of conversation. He can tell whether or not someone’s telling the truth by listening to their heart rate, and midway through the series *SPOILER ALERT!* he tells his best friend Foggy Nelson that he first felt motivated to take on his Daredevil…
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Your One-Stop Wedding Shop !

Your One-Stop Wedding Shop !

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The wedding shop that turns any wedding into an extra-ordinary affair! Head to MafiShop.com now to get your hands on great wedding stuff! Explore through the range of wedding dresses and accessories. The Perfect Wedding Shop! Are you in search of the perfect wedding dress or looking for the most intricate and beautiful bouquet to hold on your wedding day? At Mafi Shop, they offer the most comprehensive range of wedding products and services to help you feel at ease. the wedding shop is set-up to offer the most useful goods for brides looking to plan a perfect wedding. From breathtaking wedding gowns to impressive flower bouquets, they offer it all. Mafi Shop takes away the stress from your wedding planning process by giving you a chance to purchase from.…
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The Blind Cook Who Turned Master Chef

The Blind Cook Who Turned Master Chef

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If you watched season three of Fox TV’s reality cooking show “ Master Chef ,” you remember the big smile that lit up Christine Ha’s face every time she impressed the judges with her bold flavors—and especially when her three-course meal of Vietnamese comfort food won Ha the “MasterChef” title. What casual viewers may not have realized right away is that the amateur cook from Houston, Texas, is blind. In 2003, Ha was diagnosed with neuromyelitis optica (NMO), a rare neurological condition that deteriorates the optic nerves and spinal cord. By 2007, Ha had lost most of her vision. But she had regained her love of reading, with help from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS). “[NLS] reignited my love for literature. It was what kept…
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Dress for Success on a Shoestring Budget

Dress for Success on a Shoestring Budget

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You’ve probably heard it 100 times by now: If you want to make the right impression at work, you need to dress for success. But what exactly does that mean? And how are you supposed to look successful without breaking the bank? Whether you would like to make a good impression at work or at a job interview or look professional and successful for an important business meeting, your work attire affects how others perceive you. Luckily, Nygard’s designer women’s clothing pieces makes it easy to look stylish and sensible in the workplace, no matter what your shape or size. The Nygard Moderate lines, ALIA and Tan Jay, offer great staple wardrobe pieces that are comfortable and versatile. Products found at Nygard can easily be mixed and matched with each…
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New Buying Trends Emerge for Shoppers

New Buying Trends Emerge for Shoppers

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When the economy nosedived, and companies had reason to be scared, a few businesses got resourceful. New Buying Trends Low incomes and record job losses pushed consumers toward trends like buying in bulk and using group discount websites. And where there was demand, supply soon followed. In came the success of wholesalers like Costco, Sam’s Club and BJ’s. But warehouse clubs weren’t the only stores seeing growth in bulk sales. Farmers markets, co-ops and natural food stores observed more supersized shopping. Whole Foods said bulk food purchases were growing by approximately 25 percent every year. That wasn’t the only buying trend to emerge, however. “The Groupon following led to an explosion of similar sites, like LivingSocial and Dealfind, not to mention all of the city-specific ones,” says Joe Kalfa, the leader…
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Avoid Neck and Back Pain from Backpack

Avoid Neck and Back Pain from Backpack

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If you’re like most parents, you remember sending your kindergartener off to school with a Backpack bigger than they were. While your child may be able to shoulder it, students are now weighed down more than ever by these cumbersome packs. Which is why, say experts, more kids than ever before are complaining about back and neck pain. With school starting up again, a likely reason for the complaints is the heavy load they’re carrying (and we’re not talking about classes), with everything from textbooks to laptops to musical instruments crammed inside. Consider this: “The federal Consumer Product Safety Commission calculated that carrying a 12-pound backpack to and from school and lifting it 10 times a day for an entire school year puts a cumulative load on youngsters’ bodies of…
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How to Buy the Best Video Games for Your Kids

How to Buy the Best Video Games for Your Kids

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If you’re reading this story, that probably means you’re a concerned parent who wouldn’t dream of buying your 8-year-old the new “Battlefield 4” video game for the holidays, no matter how many hissy fits are thrown. But let’s face it, you’ve also got a zillion other things on your mind right now — how’s that work deadline coming? — and not every title is so obviously age-inappropriate. What to do? Well, first, remember the reason most kids enjoy playing video games is a positive one. “When kids are asked, in focus groups and surveys, what they like about video games, they generally talk about freedom, self-direction and competence,” Peter Gray, a research professor at Boston College, wrote in Psychology Today. And second, know that you’re not without helpful resources. Here’s…
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Technology Helps Kids Learn to Read

Technology Helps Kids Learn to Read

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Parents know that the best way to instill a love of reading in a child is to read to them early and often. Unfortunately, this does not guarantee an avid book lover. Nor does it guarantee that a child will be able to read well. That’s because children learn differently, experts say. Some need visual experiences, while others respond to auditory cues. Still others need a hands-on approach. Despite parents’ best efforts, however, sometimes children continue to struggle to make sense of words on a page. So, what’s a concerned (but frustrated) parent to do? “Children’s reading problems are rooted in how they process information,” says educator David Fowler, M. Ed. Fowler likens a child’s mind to a computer, noting that their mind either “processes information quickly and accurately or…
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Brides and Grooms: Remember the Wedding Present for Your Partner

Brides and Grooms: Remember the Wedding Present for Your Partner

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A long-gone tradition in wedding is making its way back—the giving of gifts between brides and grooms. If you’re reading this article, you’re most likely one of the more than 800,000 couples who have gotten engaged since Thanksgiving and are just now starting to plan your wedding. If so, note to self: Tradition holds that you both exchange wedding presents with one another. (No, groom, the engagement ring doesn’t count.) That being said, now what? “Gifts should come from the heart,” says WeddingChannel.com. That statement can potentially cover much territory, so here are some tips to keep in mind whether you two opt for some type of jewelry (the traditional and most popular choice) or something else entirely. • Practicality has its place, but not here. Etiquette governs that gifts…
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Wedding Gifts for Grooms: A Tradition Brides Shouldn’t Ignore

Wedding Gifts for Grooms: A Tradition Brides Shouldn’t Ignore

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The answer is: Yes, it’s expected. But it’s also a chance for all you brides out there to truly show you know that not everything is about you on your wedding day. That there really is another person involved (that would be the groom) who deserves a bit of recognition, too. We’re talking wedding presents — specifically, yours to your husband-to-be. Tradition does, indeed, hold that both you and he exchange gifts. And while it’s true that some guys are initially shocked to learn your engagement ring doesn’t also count as a “present,” that’s no excuse for you to waver. “Giving him something that’s just for him will make him feel really special,” advises BrideBox.com. Here’s what you need to know now that it’s prime time for weddings: * When…
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