A San Francisco court made a decision regarding the future of a divorcing couples‘s frozen embryos. Mimi Lee was told that the five frozen embryos that she created with her ex-husband, Stephen Findley must be destroyed. San Francisco Superior Judge Anne-Christine Massullo said that the couple must abide by an agreement they entered when they were married. Findley and his attorney claim that the couple had agreed to discard the embryos if they were to ever separate. Lee acknowledges the agreement, but argued that the embryos were her last chance to ever have children. She claims that her doctor has advised her that a pregnancy would be risky after enduring cancer. Despite the controversial nature of the case, Massullo explained that the decision had to be made. [Read more…]
Buying gifts for men can be both a lot of fun and a tough challenge. Some guys prefer funky gadgets, others appreciate more classy gifts, and some are just happy to get anything that isn’t tie.
Here’s a list of five items for the men in your life, to at least get you started in the right direction. [Read more…]
- If you want to renovate your home, there are steps that you can follow that will help make the process less difficult and stressful. These have to do with the planning and preparation for the actual renovation, and here they are:
- First decide what you want. You should take your time to do your research, see the different options that you can take and then imagine how your home will look with them. One easy way to do this is to go through magazines and then cut out items and walls or ceilings or doors that you think look good. Get a scrap book and create the rooms as you imagine them, doing each one on a separate page. You can add and remove as you review, but at the end of this, have a firm idea of what you want. [Read more…]
Short on cash but need a vacation? Who doesn’t? For those who have been having trouble coming up with a plan for the summer due to cash flow problems, the Rancho Bernardo Inn in Southern California just might have the solution for you.
Contrary to what many other hotels and resorts are doing (that is to offer more perks, freebies, and amenities in a bid to attract more customers), the management of Rancho Bernardo Inn is making lemonade, so to speak. They are currently offering what is dubbed the “Survivor Package,” which is an adventurous way of saying that guests receive practically nothing.
Well, there is a room with no bed, no toilet paper, no towels, and no air-conditioning. At least there is a bed, right? Oh, and there is only ONE light bulb to go by. This is the most basic package, costing $19 per night. There are variations, with amenities being added to the list. Naturally, the price goes up with each upgrade.
At first glance, I think that any sane person would be horrified at the thought of having to pay for a room without anything in it. Then again, I have been wrong before – and it seems that in this case, I am. A lot of people are actually buying into this marketing idea. Families are delighted that they do not have to spend hundreds of dollars on a room and they do not seem to mind bringing their own toilet paper and towels with them. As one mother put it, the boys feel like they’re camping and she can still go to the spa.