Christmas is one week away today. If you’re like me, you had all the best intentions to make a pile of hand knit gifts for your deserving loved ones, but never quite got around to it. Fear not, there’s still time to make some. Here’s a couple of ideas.
The one thing your mother wants most this Mother’s Day is to spend time with you. But a little gift will also sweeten the pot.
She may be difficult to shop for — according to a survey by online reservation company OpenTable, six in 10 Canadians get stressed trying to find the perfect gift for mom — but just knowing you’ve put thought into the purchase is probably enough for her.
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This year, give her a double whammy on Mother’s Day: a thoughtful gift that she’ll love. We’ve compiled 10 top Mother’s Day items for $50 and less that will be sure to garner you a “Kid of the Year” label. (You’re welcome.)
If you think about nurturing a child or a dog, most of us understand the basics about what such behaviors ask of us. But when grown men and women complain that their spouses or intimate partners don’t nurture them enough, often their partners say that they don’t know what nurturing behaviors are — or what’s being asked of them. So permit me to inquire: What does it mean to nurture someone you’re in a committed relationship with? What are nurturing behaviors that an adult would want to receive?
A few ways to nurture someone include listening to her when she talks, trying to understand him when he is attempting to articulate his feelings, being his/her sounding board, being supportive and encouraging, and taking a genuine interest in what he or she is interested in. You might acknowledge your partner’s efforts, as well as the time and energy s/he has devoted to work, or child-rearing, or house upkeep, to name a few of the ways he or she contributes to your comfort and well-being. If you do that, your spouse will feel acknowledged, loved and cared about by you, because none of us have really given up our desire to be nurtured.
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Game Description: Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy is a game of 3D tactical space battles. Play your part in the Second Contact War in a campaign with a branching story and over 60 missions, or create your own scenarios in skirmish mode battles. Six classes of assaults ships are yours to command. Make precision strikes with the swift Swordfish Raiders, or lead from the bridge of a hulking Kraken Dreadnought. Change your tactics as you order reinforcements with stun guns, guided missiles, unmanned fighter drones and single-focus DEW beams.
In this sequel to the 2008 Playstation Vita game Gravity Rush, players continue with the adventures of Kat, a girl who has the ability to manipulate gravity. In addition to the gravity powers of the first game, there are also two other kinds of abilities players can use in this one: Lunar, which allows Kat to increase her speed and jump higher, and Jupiter, which makes her heavier but ups the damage of her attacks. Using the touchpad, the player can switch between all three while playing.
Some of the most basic questions in wildlife research were, for a long time, surprisingly hard to answer. Where do wild animals live, if they still live at all? How many are there? What do they eat?
In the past 15 years, the answers have gotten a lot more accessible, thanks in large part to digital photography. Researchers can now place cameras with big memory cards and motion sensors in remote places. Known as “camera traps,” they snap photos when animals walk by, and they’ve revolutionized the study of wildlife.