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Deborah-Diane
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Deborah-Diane is a Southern California freelance writer with a Bachelor's Degree in Human Environmental Design.  She has worked as a Realtor, educator,  and a community volunteer, including serving on the board of directors of  several non-profits.  You will find her articles here on InfoBarrel, as well as on Hubpages and Squidoo.
Visit her helpful blog at:
Baby Boomer Retirement Blog 
Read the following Amazon Kindle Books by Deborah Dian. They are available for sale on her blog or directly from Amazon.com:
Your Guide to a Fabulous Las Vegas Wedding  
Romantic Budget Wedding Ideas
The Parrot Trap: A Children's Story   (Teaches Stranger Danger)
Dangerous Lies We Tell to Children and Ourselves
The Mayor and the Garbage (a pre-teen novel)
                               

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Lifestyle
by Deborah-Diane
7 years ago
The Five Worst Lies Teachers Tell Their Students

Adults do not always tell their students the truth. When that adult is a teacher whom the children admire, the lies can leave the students feeling confused and uncertain. Should teachers really imply that school is a safe place, that their political beliefs are infallible, and everyone must strive to get a four year college degree in order to succeed?

Lifestyle
by Deborah-Diane
7 years ago
Help for Baby Boomers Experiencing Death and Grief

Death is as much a part of life as birth; however, many of us approach death with absolute terror, whether it is our own death or that of someone we love. Baby Boomers, who have had a major impact on everything in American society during the past 65 years, are now facing their final frontier. Understanding the stages of grief may be helpful in easing their pain.

Lifestyle
by Deborah-Diane
8 years ago
How to Prepare to Take an Exam

Many people suffer from test anxiety and are nervous about taking major exams. This article offers several practical ways to relax and feel comfortable and well prepared when you take major tests.

Environment
by Deborah-Diane
8 years ago
Our Oceans and Urban Runoff

As a resident of a costal California town, urban runoff is a serious concern. However, there are steps we can all take to minimize the dangers posed by letting contaminants flow freely into our ocean waters. Learn what you can do to help.

Business & Money
by Deborah-Diane
8 years ago
Investment and Money Management for Kids

Even young children can begin to be taught about savings accounts. By elementary school, they will be interested in learning about the stock market. Teach your children basic money management strategies that will last their lifetimes.

Lifestyle
by Deborah-Diane
8 years ago
Teaching for Children's Learning Styles

Children have different learning styles, and the better we understand how our children learn, the easier it will be for both them and us. Learn how to recognize the different learningstyles, and how to help your children maximize their potential.

Lifestyle
by Deborah-Diane
8 years ago
Organizing and Planning for Your Wedding

Weddings are complicated to plan, and it helps to have a schedule and a wedding check list. Find what you need to be doing months in advance of your big day, especially if you want to be sure that things go the way you want!

Lifestyle
by Deborah-Diane
8 years ago
Wedding Planning Tips for the Weeks Prior to the Big Day

Weddings require a lot of organization and planning in order to have everything come together smoothly. Here are some tips and a checklist to help you handle the wedding details efficiently during the few weeks prior to the ceremony, and make sure your wishes are carried out!

InfoBarrel
by Deborah-Diane
9 years ago
The InfoBarrel App for iPhone

Learn how to use your iPhone and set up an app on your screen that allows you to quickly and easily access InfoBarrel from your phone. This is so handy; every InfoBarrel member who owns an iPhone should know about it!

Lifestyle
by Deborah-Diane
8 years ago
Checklist for Your Wedding Weekend

On your wedding weekend, you want to be calm and relaxed and know that everything has been planned in detail. The best way to stay tranquil is to have a detailed checklist that everyone is following. Here are some of the things you'll want to be sure to include.

Lifestyle
by Deborah-Diane
8 years ago
Budget for a $25,000 Wedding for 150 Guests

If you are planning to get married soon, and want to stick to a budget of about $25,000, this article contains an estimate of how much you should spend for different items. It also has suggestions for altering the budget, and where you may be able to obtain items that will help you stay within the budget.

Lifestyle
by Deborah-Diane
8 years ago
Budget for a $50,000 Wedding with 250 Guests

If you are having a large wedding with about 250 guests, and have about a $50,000 budget, how much should you spend for different aspects of the wedding and reception? This article will help you learn how to plan a realistic wedding budget and stick with it.

Lifestyle
by Deborah-Diane
7 years ago
Facts about August Birthstone Jewelry for Women

If you were born in the month of August, the Peridot is the primary choice for birthstone jewelry. However, there are also lovely alternative birthstone choices, including diamonds, agates, colored sapphires and carnelian. Learn more about them before you decide which one is right for you.

Technology
by Deborah-Diane
7 years ago
How to Get Published on the Amazon Kindle

Do you want to publish a book or short story? Today, by following a few simple steps, you can make that happen and do it absolutely free. Learn how to get a book published on the Amazon Kindle and then earn money by selling your book. It is easier than you think!

Lifestyle
by Deborah-Diane
8 years ago
Budget for a $100,000 Wedding with 350 Guests

Weddings are often more than just a family occasion. Frequently, there are business or political considerations that may require you to invite more than your immediate family. If you are planning a lavish wedding in the $100,000 price range, this article will give you planning tips and a realistic budget.

Lifestyle
by Deborah-Diane
8 years ago
Budget for a $3,000 Wedding with 50 Guests

Can you have a nice wedding for $3,000 and still invite 50 guests? Yes, if you follow a careful budget. This article has a realistic budget for a lovely wedding that you will be proud to share with your friends.

Lifestyle
by Deborah-Diane
8 years ago
Deciding Who Pays for the Wedding Expenses

Who pays for the wedding, the reception, the honeymoon and the parties? This articles helps you understand the traditional way the expenses are split between the two families, and some circumstances that can cause you to make changes.

Lifestyle
by Deborah-Diane
8 years ago
Popular Wedding Songs

If you are putting together the playlist for you wedding, you need to choose not only music that you and your friends will like, but also music that will delight your parents, grandparents and all their friends. This may seem like a daunting task, but this list of popular wedding songs will be a tremendous help.

Lifestyle
by Deborah-Diane
8 years ago
Buy Discount Wedding Favors

While it is traditional to provide wedding guests with a small wedding favor, this is an item that you want to purchase as cheaply as possible. At the same time, you want it to be something they will enjoy and will keep in memory of your wedding day. Find out where to buy discount wedding favors for surprisingly little money.

Lifestyle
by Deborah-Diane
8 years ago
Buy Discount Bridesmaid Gifts

It is traditional for the bride to give a gift to each of her bridesmaids, in appreciation for all the time and money they put into the wedding. Here's a collection of wonderful items to help you honor these special women with affordable keepsakes that they will really enjoy.

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