3 Ways to Host a Stress-Free Friendsgiving

Thanksgiving is a few days away. But, do you also celebrate Friendsgiving during this time? What is Friendsgiving? When did the term originate? How can I host one? Read further, as your questions will be answered. The Science Behind the Holiday As you may know, Friendsgiving is a combination of friend and Thanksgiving. Friendsgiving refers…

Old Man Winter Got You Down?

Mounds of snow on the ground that never seems to melt away for months at a time, treacherous driving conditions, having to brave blisteringly cold temperatures and bundling up in layers of clothing just to stay warm. Though spring is just around the corner, winter is absolutely miserable for many because they experience the blah’s. Not to mention the fact…

4 Kid-Friendly Search Engines

Fact: The Internet is home to all types of Web sites. While surfing the Internet, kids are only a click away from being exposed to either the most helpful or harmful images. In the same vein, there are many safety concerns when off the Internet, let alone on it. But, at least by keeping these sites handy, you won’t have to…

8 Online Dating Sites

February 14th, a day set aside for couples to declare their undying love brings about many things including marriage proposals, vow renewals and weddings. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, there are many that have not been so lucky in love or even struck by cupid’s arrow, for that matter. But, there are Web sites that…

5 Social Media Snafus

Facebook this, Tweet that, is there anyone who’s not on some form of social media these days? More pointedly, the landscape of how we connect to one another is rapidly changing; which means we have much more to be aware of. But, you no longer have to assume anything when it comes to social media, just follow…

Blog Versus Web Site

Chances are you manage a blog, Web site or both. Conventional wisdom may suggest that they are one in the same, but, however, they are not. Do you know the difference between a blog and a Web site? The showdown begins. Blogging Basics It may seem like the term blog sporadically surfaced, but a blog actually stands…

3 Ways to Switch from Pessimism to Optimism

Wouldn’t it be wonderful, if with just a flick of a switch, we could turn off pessimism and turn on optimism? Are you a self-professed optimist or pessimist? Don’t worry either way, you can still learn tips for how to turn any situation around, in your mind at least. A Plethora of Feelings 1. Many…

10 States with Inflated Property Taxes

In the previous article, The Exit Strategy, we saw that residents of New Jersey are fleeing the state at astronomical rates. Though no body knows exactly why such a departure continues to take place, one possible reason may be because of high property taxes. According to a study completed by Tax Policy Center, New Jersey…

3 DIY Projects You Ought Not Attempt

  With The Home Depot, Lowe’s and True Value home improvement stores in such close proximity to residences, it is easier than ever to tackle do-it-yourself projects. But, should you? Here are three reasons not to take-on work around the house. Work and Plenty of It 1. Do you want to beautify your home for yourself or because you…

10 Strongest U.S. Housing Markets

The U.S. is a wonderful country; it’s not without its set of problems like any other country, but wonderful nonetheless. Moreover, analysts continuously debate about whether or not the real estate market is back on track. What you should know is that 10 housing markets definitely are more secure than other ones. Utilizing Every Resource…

4 Best Antioxidant Vitamins

We are right in the thick of ‘Cold and Flu Season.’ What does this mean? There is a great need to ramp-up our vitamin intake, to help promote our health by boosting our immune system. And, what better way to do this than by taking these four antioxidant vitamins? Listening to Vitamin Talk Step one is…

How to Claim your Lost Cash

Money comes and it goes just the same. Are you unsure if you have unclaimed money from bank accounts, insurance policies and the like? Well, time is running out, to claim your money that is. The Perfect Match If you are in need of extra cash, try searching right in your very own backyard, literally,…

3 Need-to-Know Massage Options

Could you use a massage? Many people are in the same boat, but are in the dark about which techniques may be available to them. Three options are discussed in this post. More Benefits than One 1. You don’t have to travel to the Scandinavian country of Sweden, just to enjoy the benefits of a…

Winning with Water

Soda, juice, tea and hosts of other beverage options. If you were to survey a group of individuals about their beverage of choice, water just may not make the list. After all, it is odorless, colorless and tasteless, but it is necessary for the body to function as it should. Find out what its benefits…

3 Ways to Get More Bang for Your Buck

Washington, Lincoln and Hamilton. Can you stand to stretch your dollars a little further these days? You may be thinking that’s a silly question, we all can benefit from getting the most bang for our buck. Well, you’ve found the right article to explain three ways on how to do just that.  Counting Our Coins…

4 Infamous Malls for Fantastic Finds

The holidays are a lot closer than you may think. Do you shop for that ‘special someone’ on your list via Internet or do you set out on a journey to the mall with wall-to-wall shoppers? If you are more of a mall shopper, these four shopping centers may be just the places for you,…

2 Dangerous Places to Use Debit Cards

Magicians all across the globe may be amazed at how some are able to successfully gain access to ones debit card information. We work hard for our earnings and this is exactly the reason why we should learn how to protect our money, especially when it comes to swiping our debit cards. Which two places…

9 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars

One day they may be up and the next they may be down, gas prices. As many feel the pain at the pump there are nine cars that can lessen this agony, because they offer the best fuel economy. From two-seaters to midsize station wagons, take a look and see if the cars listed are…

4 Healthy Dining Tips

Are you on a diet or just trying to eat healthier? For some eating healthy and eating out may seem like an oxymoron, but it does not have to be one. By making these four simple selections when it comes to choosing your menu items, you may just thank your self later on, because you…

2 Tips for a Rewarding Work/Life Balance

An old proverb says, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” In real life, we sometimes work only and don’t play, but it’s important to keep a work/life balance. These two tips illustrate just how to achieve this. So Easy, Kids Can Do It 1. From an early age some kids seem…

1 Legal Addiction

The world is composed of many different kinds of people. And, some of us have developed both good and bad habits along the way. This article speaks to those who have one particular addiction, that of sugar. One Packet or Two? First, what is an addiction? An addiction is a condition that results when a…

4 High-Growth, High-Paying Careers

On any given day our minds are subject to change, especially when it comes to career choices. Do you want to make more money? Of course, we all do. In that case, you may want to consider these four high-paying jobs, that can be both lucrative and rewarding, too. All In a Days’ Work It’s…

Beat Boredom Three Times Over

Bored? We’ve all been there. With the multitudes of activities to partake in, you don’t have to stay that way for very long. Look into these three activities and your boredom may be banished, at least for the meantime, that is. Refusing to be Bored 1. Singer, Macy Gray, sang the hit song, “Do Something,”…

A Crying Shame: Danger in the Inner-City

Violence continues to plague inner-cities across the United States for reasons that are not exactly known, especially hard-hit are the youth. What’s more, on Saturday, July 13, 2013, the world was divided as the verdict was handed-down to, George Zimmerman, thereby sealing his fate in the Trayvon Martin case. Many were flabbergasted to learn the…

Organic Food Showdown

You love your family, so it’s only right to want to feed them the best. That’s where organic food comes in. This method of cultivating food has gained massive amounts of press lately. And, here’s why. Comparing Apples to Oranges As previously stated, we hear the term “organic” tossed around a lot, but what does…

Sound the Alarm: 3 Alerts to Be Aware Of

Many different variables, both good and bad, make up our day on a day-to-day basis. There also are various alerts that have been implemented for our protection. Alerts are a signal that potential treats or danger may be lurking. And, although there are handfuls of alerts you should be aware of, three are mentioned here. A…

Food Safety: Making the Grade

Bright lights, big city, New York City, an insanely popular tourist spot is famous for many things, including Broadway shows, some of the most recognizable names in Hollywood and delectable eateries. But, what do grades displayed on the walls of the sum 24,000 eateries actually mean? A Cornucopia of Restaurants Whether you are a resident…

The Most Common Cosmetic Procedures

A little nip and tuck here, a little augmentation there, we all are guilty of wanting to look our best. So, why not know what the most common cosmetic procedures are, along with their respective recovery times? Read further and you just might find ways to achieve your dream look. Changing your Whole Outlook Fame…

Dating on the Fly: 6 Types to Avoid

Whether through speed dating events, dating Web sites or blind dates, more often than not, it is the dream of the loveless to fall head over heels in love while dating and receive the ultimate reward, marriage. Nonetheless, before many can even get to the last step they must go through the process of weeding out…

5 Gadgets that Changed Our Lives, Forever

What do you think about gadgets? Do you like them because they make your life easier or dislike them because they make things more complicated? Whatever your stance on gadgets, here are five of them that forever has changed the world in which we live. Gadgets are Our Friends 1. Kids of all ages and…

9 Highly Avoidable Scams

All over the world, many are waiting with bated breath to illegally pad their pockets at the expense of others. Money squandered, shame and regret, scores of people are duped by scam artists; way more than are willing to admit. But, just how do scammers operate? And, what are nine common scams? The answers just might shock you. Reading…

Just a Drink or Two

It’s expressly written in the Declaration of Independence that everyone is entitled to, “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” If this is the case, why is “buzzed driving” considered drunk driving? Generating A Lot of Buzz It stands to reason, that although the unofficial start to summer, Memorial Day, already has passed, major holidays still lend…

6 Résumé Writing Don’ts

So, you sit down with a ballpoint pen and legal pad in an attempt to carefully craft the perfect résumé; hate it or love it, your résumé easily is one of the most important documents you ever will compose. Done correctly, it actually can be an effective marketing tool, to help you secure an interview…