Becoming an Armchair Activist

If you’d like to take an interest in politics without taking to the streets, the Internet offers an array of websites to help you free your inner activist without leaving the comfort of your favourite computer chair. The simple truth is that you can exert a lot of influence – lobbying your elected representatives, raising money for charity, volunteering online – without leaving your home or office. While there are times when rallying in the streets is what’s called for, there are also steps you can take to become politically involved from the comfort of your own laptop.

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House Swaps: Travel from a New Home

House DoorWhen I was growing up in New York City, my parents struggled with the normal burdens of raising a family in the Big Apple: juggling hectic careers, feeding and clothing three kids, getting us through school, and paying the mortgage on an apartment big enough to hold all of us. Budgeting for family vacations was the lowest of their financial priorities; they simply didn’t have the cash to whisk us off on the grand summer and winter holidays so many of my friends seemed to enjoy as a matter of course. But what they did have was a great apartment in Greenwich Village and the ability to network.

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Egg White Recipes: Cervical Mucous and Conception

eggsThroughout your menstrual cycle, your body produces different varieties of cervical mucous, often seen in your knickers or on toilet paper as various types of discharge. Around ovulation, your body produces fertile quality cervical fluid, also known as egg white cervical mucus (EWCM) to provide the most friendly and hospitable environment for sperm. This type of cervical fluid is clear and stretchy, just the like egg whites you get when you crack open an egg.

Good, fertile quality cervical fluid is a great swimming environment for sperm and helps the sperm to stay alive for up to five days, increasing the window when a healthy sperm can meet a viable egg. If your body is producing little or no fertile egg white, there are steps you can take to help improve the quality and quantity of cervical mucous.

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