The Milk of Human Kindness

Great Britain's Newcastle University found that cattle treated with care and a "more personal touch" tend to produce more milk for farmers.  Newcastle's School of Agriculture studied over 500 farmers across the UK and found that cows given names by their owners gave over 50%  more milk than cattle who were nameless.  Yep, we all want to feel special….

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Absentees’ Weird Excuses

Some days you just don't want to go to work.  A survey on absenteeism from CareerBuilder.com tells us that 33% of employees skipped work last year, telling their bosses they were sick when they really weren't.  34% of those just didn't feel like going in that day; 9% were avoiding meetings, overdue projects, or a box or colleague.  Among…

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Exercising Without Risk

Too often we're so eager to start getting into shape that we overdo it, exercising too hard and too fast.  The American Council on Exercise offers these tips before you hit the gym: Stretch sufficiently.  Not stretching before you workout is one of the biggest mistakes you can make.  Stretching at least five minutes before you exercise can reduce…

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A Brief History of Honoring Dad

The "mother" of Father's Day was Sonora Smart Dodd, according to many historians.  The daughter of a widowed Civil Was veteran who had raised her on his own.  Dodd came up with the idea when listening to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909.  She held her own special tribute for her father on June 19, 1910, in Spokane, Washington,…

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Clean Air Means Longer Life

Take a deep breath.  Lots of them.  You'll be breathing longer these days, thanks to improved air quality.  Researchers at Brigham Young University and the Harvard School of Public Health, writing in the New England Journal of Medicine, say that since the introduction of the Clean Air Act in 1978, Americans' life expectancy has increased by 2.72 years.  Although…

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Cell Phone Fashion

That ringing sound you're hearing could be someone's cell phone-or someone's dress.  Cute-Circuit, a UK-based fashion technology firm, has introduced the M-Dress, a combination of fashion and function:  It's a silk dress that also functions as a mobile with standard SIM card.  You just lift your arms to your head to answer a call when the phone rings.  Experts…

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Happy Birthday Brody, he just turned ONE!

We had a great time photographing Brody in the "Good Ole Days" scene.  I first met little Brody during a visit with his mother who owns "Salon 22" in Pottstown.  What a fun boy!!  Here are a few samples from our portrait session this afternoon. Brody was great even when I switched him between wardrobe and scenes.  Happy 1st…

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The Lifespan of Money

According to the U.S. Treasure Bureau of printing and Engraving, money has a lifespan…and it may be shorter than you think! -$1 bill span to just under 2 years -$5 & $10 bills span  about 16 & 18 months respectively -$20 bill spans about 2 years -$50 bill spans about 55 months -$100 bill spans about 7 1/2 years…

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Happy 1 Week Anniversary Drew & Nikki !

We had a great time photographing the beautiful couple, Drew and Nikki.  The setting was breathtaking at Meredith Manor in Pottstown and the sun was shining.  Congratulations on your wedding.  Enjoy a sneak peek into their special day. Click on the "Play" button to view slide show.   

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Girl’s Night Out

I enjoyed photographing an event on Saturday for a "Girl's Night Out" with their mothers in Kutztown.  I thought I'd share a slide show of the portraits that I took.  Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2009!! The slide show will start automatically.   

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