Every generation has popular names. Just take a look at a list of baby names by year. It shows the traditional names that have hung on for years, as well as the one hit wonders that were only popular for a short period of time. For example, if you were born in the 1950s, there’s a high probability that your name is Mary, Linda, Michael, or James. Babies in the 1970s were most often named David, Jennifer, Christopher, or Michelle.

But what about the next generation? Who will young boys and girls search for 25 years from now? Hint – it probably won’t be Michelle.

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Music has been used throughout history to express feelings about past relationships, recent break-ups, and even a love that will never be. At least once in our lives, we’ve all felt the pain of a sudden or unwanted break-up. How better to express this journey than through the power of music?

Some of the best and most well-known songwriters have written about their own experiences. Their eloquent lyrics often speak to us, giving us an outlet to express our own pain. Sometimes listening to these songs helps us to heal and move on.

One of the more famous and classic examples of this is Ludwig Van Beethoven’s piano solo, “Fur Elise.” It was written about a woman whom he dearly loved but was rejected by. This type of love song has endured for centuries, with new variations cropping up all the time.

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After high school, some of us go to college, move to a new area, join the military, or even get married and start a family. Naturally, old classmates and friends tend to lose contact over the years as life’s changes take them in different directions and to new places.

For many of us, high school was the most significant time in our young lives. The relationships formed in high school are often the ones we endear the most. Between sports, clubs, boyfriends, girlfriends, cliques, and more; memories from high school can last a lifetime. Yet all too often, we lose contact with those who influenced our lives the most. But in today’s age of technology, it has become easier to find the classmates, friends, and the loves you lost contact with years ago. PeopleFinders.com offers a quick and easy method to search for lost connections.

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Congratulations! Thanks to PeopleFinders.com, you’ve found your old high school sweetheart, classmate, or long lost friend. But now that you’ve made the initial contact, what’s next?

For most people, meeting someone they have not seen in years or perhaps decades can present a very nerve-wracking experience. Most people find themselves quite anxious in these situations, sometimes so much that coping with them seem almost impossible. Luckily, PeopleFinders.com has a few tips that are sure to alleviate some stress and make for a much more enjoyable meet-up.

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Celebrate Your Name In 2013

March 3rd, 2013

How often do you think about your own name? That may seem like an odd question, but the first week of March is Celebrate Your Name Week. It’s seven days to ponder the importance of your personal moniker.

The concept of Celebrate Your Name Week was created by Jerry Hill in 1997. He encourages people to take time to learn more about their own name – and the names of others.

At PeopleFinders, we think names are very important. They are our personal titles. They help us build our sense of identity. And they help us identify, associate and reconnect with the people who share our world. So, we proudly present an updated version of our own Celebrate Your Name article, and encourage you to learn a little more about names this March.

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Each year, Google analyzes the data from over one trillion searches completed across the globe using its search engine. This zeitgeist breaks down the data into several categories and provides the top 10 trending queries for each category. Lists are provided for the entire world, as well as broken down by country so that comparisons can be made as to what search queries were popular in one country compared to another, as well as compared to the rest of the world.

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There are very few days of the year that are as divisive as Valentine’s Day, with most people falling in one of two camps. There are those that look forward to it, and celebrate it fully. They embrace the idea of celebrating love and believe in Cupid and all that he has to offer. On the other side of the fence are those that think that Valentine’s Day is a manufactured holiday by the greeting card, chocolate, and flower companies. They feel that it is a way to generate extra money, and not only a personal affront to those who are currently not in a relationship, but that it is mean and cold-hearted for those that are single.

Valentine’s Day can be particularly difficult for those struggling to get over a lost love. While recent break-ups can be that much more painful on Valentine’s Day, it can also make people think about all the relationships they had in their life. In some cases, the most painful to remember are those where it feels like the one kindred spirit, the love of your life has gone. Instead of focusing on the pain and negativity of losing this person, Valentine’s Day can be the perfect nudge to finding and possibly rekindling that romance.

 

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Celebrate Safer Internet Day

January 30th, 2013

The internet has managed to permeate every aspect of our lives and that presence can be quite awe-inspiring. But it can also be quite dangerous. With the insurgence of smart phones, the World Wide Web is in everyone’s pocket. Connecting with loved ones has never been easier with email, social media, and video calling. The internet should be free and open, but not at the expense of your safety.

When it comes to children and the internet, vigilance is the key. In several studies, there is quite the generational gap in understanding the power of the web. Most teenagers, children, and senior citizens admitted that they wanted to know more about the internet and how to be safeguarded.

Safer Internet Day is an annual holiday that promotes the safe and responsible use of online technology and mobile phones among children and young people. It will be held on February 5th, 2013 as a worldwide push to show people how to navigate the internet safely with these helpful tips.

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Are you in the market to buy a residence? Whether you’re looking to buy a house, apartment, or condominium, you owe it to yourself to do the work and ensure that you’re getting the property you think you’re getting. If you have a great relationship with a realtor, you can rest assured that you’ll get quality information from them. However, their job is to sell houses, and your job is to learn everything you can about a property before you buy it.

Consider the simplicity of online public records from PeopleFinders.com with vast amounts of information about property searches and background information on housing, neighborhoods and more.

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It is easy to become overwhelmed during the holidays. There are parties to be on time for, a long list of presents to buy and wrap, not to mention the responsibilities of your actual everyday life. It is tempting to shop online because of the convenience and low prices. However, this is prime time for hackers to take advantage of your busy schedule and lack of time. If you aren’t careful, if you don’t stay vigilant, identity theft can happen to you. One simple slip or a thoughtless mistake may result in a big headache later.

Identity theft is a problem with a multitude of damages. The repercussions of this issue can linger for years and in the worst cases, it can leave you ruined financially. Attempting to take back your identity is very difficult, so prevention is really the best option.

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