HERE'S A LIST OF THE TEN MOST DEPENDABLE CARS
Late last week, J.D. Power and Associates released its annual list of the Most Dependable Cars. Here's a rundown of the TOP TEN: (So you know, these are the car MAKERS... not the specific MODELS.)
HOW TO PICK A BABY NAME WITHOUT PICKING A FIGHT
The worst part about picking a baby name with him is that you have to compromise with him. Or, you could do what a lot of couples are doing these days ... You pick the name of your first child, while he gets to choose the name for the second child (of course that only works if you have two children). So if you're having trouble coming to an agreement, TheBump.com gives you a few tips so get through it without hating one another...
*Pick your battles: How important is it, really? "With all the names out there, do you like this one enough to risk placing a lasting strain on your marriage?" asks Jeff Palitz, a marriage and family therapist in San Diego. YES! "
*Create a win-win situation: Remember that both of you need to be happy with your choice. "In every relationship there are occasions where one party wins, but too many of them create the opportunity for resentment within a marriage," says Palitz. "You don't want to be arguing ten years from now and have your husband blurt out, 'You named our child Apple!'"
*Be prepared to compromise something big: What bargaining points can you pull out? In order to get, you sometimes need to give ... and in this case, it better be something he really wants. "This isn't what's for dinner -- its long term," explains Palitz. Yes, we're talking about that big screen TV that will completely dwarf the living room.
*Work together: If you husband consistently vetoes your choices, ask him to supply a reasonable alternative. Maybe the problem is that he's feeling left out of the process. By brainstorming side by side you'll be less likely to form separate camps and have a better chance of finding the perfect name ... together.
The hottest new trend in blue jeans is "raw jeans." Sold in boutiques with a retail price of $150, these jeans are made with raw denim, with instructions not wash them for six months! Yes, six months. This is supposed to personalize your jeans so the untreated, unwashed fabric can form to your body and daily routine. The idea is to wear them at least twice a week while you do whatever you usually do in jeans, from taking the dog outside to trudging through snow and rain to wiping your greasy fingers on them while munching on potato chips.
WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?
SPAM accounts for more than 80 percent of Internet traffic. While 78 percent of us delete spam, 20 percent of Americans actually click on it, read it, and then buy something advertised in it.