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Have you ever played one too many computer games or watched many old reruns? You just can’t get into another mystery and you just feel flat?

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Have you ever played one too many computer games or watched many old reruns? You just can’t get into another mystery and you just feel flat? Maybe you are suffering from boredom, that familiar accompaniment to our automated, precooked lifestyles. If so, you need to check out these hobby ideas. Hobbies have been found to be therapeutic as they relieve stress and get the mind active. There are hobby ideas for every sort of person, from the intellectual to the athlete, from the homemaker to the attorney.

Bowling

Getting Active

Many times, we are bored because we have become too inactive. If this is your problem, you might like a sports hobby. Have you ever tried tennis? How about golf? Many people simply love bowling until it becomes an important part of their lives. Sports hobbies get you out of the house and often are a way to make friends with others. Then again, some active hobbies can be enjoyed in our own homes, such as weight lifting and doing aerobic dance to a video.

Dance Like No One is Watching

Speaking of aerobic dance, dancing is another great pastime. When you think of hobby ideas, don’t forget the many forms of dance. Square dancing is fun for people who like getting together with groups, while ballet and modern dance appeal to the more contemplative souls.

Hiking

Out in the Fresh Air

Maybe we’re feeling bored and listless because we’ve been cooped up in the house too long. If that’s the problem, here are a few hobby ideas to get you out in the fresh air. Have you ever thought of taking up canoeing, or hiking? How about getting involved with an environmental group? In many states, you can form groups to clean riverbanks and monitor water quality, and the state will provide perks such as t-shirts, work gloves, and first-aid kits. Or maybe you’d like studying the flora and fauna of your region. It can be great fun to stroll through the woods and fields with a field guide, learning to identify each wildflower, insect, tree, and bird.

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Some Other Suggestions

There are almost as many hobby ideas as there are bored people in the world, because everyone puts their own spin on their favorite hobbies. Maybe you’d enjoy decorating your house with antiques or learn to bake specialty breads from around the World. Maybe you’d like to take part in a little theatre production or learn to play guitar. What about the fine arts of weaving tapestries or painting with oils?  Candle making, soap making, and many other old-time crafts are being enjoyed again. Truly, with all these hobby ideas, there is no reason to stay bored for long!

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America is Free, But Healthcare Isn’t

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]America is a free country, a wealthy country, a capitalistic country, a democratic country, American citizens have rights that citizens of many other countries have never known. Yet, despite all our wealth and all our rights, many Americans are sick, very sick. Chronic illnesses and disease are at epidemic levels and a lack of healthcare is a very real issue for most.

 

 

There are various reasons for not having health insurance, but the main reason from which all other reasons stem is money. Many people just do not have the money it takes to pay for a substantial health insurance policy. People can generally get a good deal on health insurance if they purchase it through their employers, but not everyone is employed or works for a company that offers health benefits, and individual health insurance policies are much more expensive than the group insurance policy rates employers offer.

Health care is expensive, and health insurance is supposed to help cut the cost of health care; however, while health insurance does help us pay for health care, is heath insurance itself too expensive? For many, the answer is yes. If you work for an employer who doesn’t offer health insurance, are self-employed, or just otherwise can’t afford health insurance, don’t give up, let’s look at some options that may be right for you.

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There are a variety of options when choosing health insurance, however, the main purpose of health insurance is to provide the “insured” with financial coverage that will help pay for the cost of care during thee sickness. Health insurance may also cover things such as hospital beds, lab tests, medicine, surgeries, x-rays, and more. Health Insurance will pay the cost of medical expenses due to sickness, illnesses, accidents, and childbirth. Each health insurance policy is different, and it is recommended to determine what types of services will be covered when choosing and comparing health insurance plans. The most common type of Health Insurance is Private Sector Health Insurance. Health Insurance varies from life insurance in a few ways. First, health insurance is purchased annually, and there is no guarantee that premium costs will not rise with each renewal policy.

Before you can qualify for medical insurance, you will more than likely need to undergo a series of routine tests. These tests will screen out any underlying conditions that may require you to need more medical services. Based upon the results of the tests, you may or may not qualify for medical insurance.

Unfortunately, many today are facing life without any insurance at all. There are many plans available and many different service providers and brokers that offer a wide variety of health care coverage to qualified individuals. For those who cannot afford to pay the premium cost of health insurance, they may qualify to receive government insurance through their state. The two programs run by the United States government are Medicare and Medicaid. Some local counties may also offer free healthcare to uninsured people through programs that are either federally funded or working on grant monies.

Many people are discovering that they cannot afford the premium price of the healthcare plans that are offered by their place of employment. This does not mean that they have no options available. The first step in determining whether you can afford your company’s health care insurance is to speak with your Human Resource department and see if there is a plan that they offer that meets your needs. You also have the option of researching several insurance brokers and agents online. This is a great way to find a free quote and get in touch with different brokers easily. By simply filling out a small questionnaire over the Internet, you will then receive a return phone call by brokers or agents who are interested in signing you to a policy.

It is important that you choose your health insurance plan carefully. Your plan is a legal binding contract and you have many rights to medical services and covered costs once you enter into this agreement. You should know your rights and understand the terms of your policy plan. Since most people agree that quality health insurance is the most important benefit that companies offer their employees it is necessary that you take the time to read the literature that pertains to your policy plan.

To get started on finding health insurance options that may be right for you it is extremely important to speak with knowledgeable professionals. Do your research of course, but always take the time to speak with knowledgeable professionals, they are there to help you. Call the number below to connect with health insurance professionals in your area.

 

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Why Gender Reveal Parties Need to be Fully Cancelled

Even though gender-reveal parties have been proven to be horribly outdated, the trend is still continuing to grow. In a recent report from CBSNewYork, gender reveal parties are going to unnecessary extremes, some with even dangerous outcomes like a Philadelphia couple who shot pink fireworks at their guests by accident.

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I’ve never been to a gender reveal party, and I hope to never get invited to one. Even though gender-reveal parties have been proven to be horribly outdated, the trend is still continuing to grow. In a recent report from CBSNewYork, gender reveal parties are going to unnecessary extremes, some with even dangerous outcomes like a Philadelphia couple who shot pink fireworks at their guests by accident. NYPD Detective Joe Giacalone even claimed that there was another scene where alligators were involved. These incidents continue to prove what we all know: society has a long way to go to smash gender norms.

Gender Reveal

What is a Gender Reveal Party?

The gender reveal party is a party thrown to announce a baby’s sex to friends or family. The reveal comes as a surprise, and usually includes pink and blue colors, like slicing into a cake that is either blue or pink, or setting off smoke bombs with pink or blue smoke or smashing piñatas with pink or blue inside.

Why are Gender Reveal Parties Harmful?

Even with all the information and resources available about gender, these parties are still gaining in popularity. If you think that throwing one of these parties is harmless, there is a number of reasons why they are problematic.

Reverse Gender Roles

Sex and Gender Are Two Different Things

First, a person’s biological sex has no impact on their gender. Gender reveal parties don’t consider that a future child could be trans, non-binary, intersex, or any other expression of gender. Cisnormative parents don’t always consider this factor, and many are still uncomfortable talking about it. Gender is not determined by genitalia and these types of parties only reinforce that incorrect assumption. You can read more from Bitch Media’s article Pistols or Pearls Gender Reveal Parties are a Sham.

Children Reverse Gender Roles

Reinforcing Gender Roles

When children grow up, many parents can encourage a gender identity that is closely aligned with the child’s biological sex. However, many children’s biological sex may not match their gender, and this can be distressing for them. Many children get bullied for not conforming to society’s gender expectations and throwing a gender reveal party only encourages gender norms. The major downside to these kinds of parties, or even finding out the sex of a baby, is that people are placing gender roles onto children before they’re even born. For more information about the gender binary, check out SexInfo Online.

Other Ways to Throw a Party

I would encourage you to avoid throwing a party altogether. If for some reason you really must have a gender reveal party, here is a fun alternative. Why not throw a “My Baby Doesn’t Have a Gender” party?

An Alternative Party

Many people these days twisting society’s expectations when it comes to marriage and have alternative weddings, so why not do the same for a gender reveal party. The article 3 Ways That Gender Reveal Parties Can Be Harmful — Plus 3 Awesome Alternatives from Everyday Feminism suggests instead of biting into pink or blue frosting, that guests should bite into a rainbow cake. We all know that a rainbow celebrates LGBTQ+ pride, so that adds an extra amazing touch. The same can be done with balloons when it comes to the décor of the party.

Throwing a party with this theme allows for thoughtful discussion about gender with your friends and family. In addition, make sure guests know to bring gender-neutral gifts.

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Get Educated

There is enough information out there to know that gender reveal parties are a thing of the past. It’s time to put an end to these parties and start thinking more progressively so we can respect everyone’s gender.

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The Most Fun Styles of Dancing

We all have things in life we love to do. Some of these things we love more than others. Dancing is something that many of us, as we age, forget to take the time to enjoy.

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We all have things in life we love to do. Some of these things we love more than others. Dancing is something that many of us, as we age, forget to take the time to enjoy. However, dancing is one of those simple pleasures in life that can also remind us to smile, to play, to spin around until we get dizzy, and most importantly to enjoy the simplicity of having fun without the worry of work, family, or finances getting in the way.

It costs very little in most homes to simply turn the radio on, draw the shades and dance. You can dance with your significant other, your lifelong partner, and even your children. You do not have to worry about anyone watching and if they are watching you should take pity that they are spending their time worrying about what you are doing rather than dancing around and enjoying life to its fullest.

If you have never danced for fun, it’s time to check out the various styles of dance and see what appeals to you as a style of dance. There are many types of dance and many different styles of music for those styles.

Line Dancing

Line Dancing

Line dancing is a style of dancing in which dancers line up and dance together by making the same dance steps at the same time. It has swept not only the nation but is quickly making its way around the world as an excellent source of dancing fun. It’s also a great way to socialize and meet new people. While line dancing was primarily limited to country music in the beginning it has quickly made its way into other styles of music as well. Many bars, dance halls, and clubs will offer line dancing lessons on slow business nights in order to encourage extra business. Line dancing can be enjoyed by all genders.

Square Dancing

Square Dancing

This style of dance has a rather long history and has experienced a good degree of evolution over the past couple of decades. While it was once reserved for hoe downs and such square dancing is quickly becoming a hobby for many people across America and a great way to spend an evening and get to know others who share this hobby. This style of dancing is best enjoyed by couples and can be such great fun if you let your hair down a bit while participating.

Belly Dancing

Belly Dancing

Belly dancing is a sensual form of dance that is almost always an audience thriller. It may take years to perfect your belly dancing moves and many study this style of dance their entire lives. It is a great activity and a lot of fun.

Dancing for fun is not only the best reason to dance by far, but it is far too often not the reason that people dance. People dance for competition, for exercise, and for many other reasons but not nearly often enough do we make the moves simply for the pleasure of doing so. Go out and dance for the sheer joy of dancing!

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