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Insider baby-naming secrets, part II: Movie titles

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

One of the most popular sections of the The Perfect Baby Handbook are the tips on finding unexpected sources (such as the Ikea Catalog) for unique baby names on page 6. Here’s another bonus list: Names derived from the annals of motion pictures with single-word titles. (Remember that a source can easily yield both winner […]

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Children’s Portrait Tips, Part II

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

As we learned in Children’s Portrait Tips, Part I, foolish couples are attempting to immortalize their children by hiring online charlatans to turn their beloved photos into cheesy, Photoshopped pseudo-paintings. Don’t make this mistake. Do go the traditional route, but do be aware of certain pitfalls. When commissioning a portrait in oils or charcoal, follow […]

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Children’s portrait tips, Part I

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Increasingly, couples who want to see their kid immortalized are hiring online services to “turn treasured photos into high-quality digital paintings by putting them through a cheesy Photoshop filter.” I’m paraphrasing. More discerning parents want the real thing, but are wary of the risks involved in commissioning an original oil or charcoal rendering of their […]

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