Archive for May, 2014
American children are putting their parents to shame. Kids of all ages are taking a few moments to write heartfelt letters to U.S. soldiers and veterans. “Thanks for protecting our country. [You] must be very brave joining the military,” one letter begins. “They say a man looks handsome in uniform. My favorite food is chicken wings, and I like to hang out with my friends.”
True, the letters are unintentionally funny — but they are also making an incredible difference and brightening soldiers’ and veterans’ days. Similarly, American adults can commit to helping military families, soldiers, and/or veterans — without also committing a lot of time or money. Here are some of the best — a
One of the most common issues any homeowner faces is trying to secure their home against criminals looking to steal their belongings. Of course, the real worry here is that someone will come into your home and scare and injure your family — or worse. In cities across North America, home invasion has become a plague. According to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Toronto, for example, sees anywhere from 40 to 70 break and enters per 10,000 residents, depending on the area of the city, per year. If you’re one of many homeowners who see these statistics and realize it’s time to improve your home security, these tips are for you.
Three Tips for Improving the Safety of Your Home
- Stop Buying Mass Produced, Useless Locks
For HowStuffWorks, one of th
“Most military families will relocate several times during the course of a military career. This frequent uprooting can have devastating effects on the development of a child,” Examiner.com reports. Luckily, there are several ways parents can ease these transitions. If you are looking for military homes for sale and you are a parent, here are some things you may want to consider:
Can You Do Research Before The Move?
Thanks to the internet, your answer should be — overwhelmingly — yes. The internet is a great resource for modern military families. Before sending your child to a particular school, for example, do your research. Try to avoid significant gaps in your child’s education, for example. Whenever possible, choose schools that will pick up on the same subjects —
When it comes to selling your property in order to buy a new home, most homeowners want a fast and easy sale of the old house. However, did you know that it’s not just about location and price per square foot when it comes to selling your property? Prospective buyers want to see all of a home’s potential when they browse multiple real estate listings or get a walk-through tour of your house. Unfortunately, the smallest details can turn buyers away from even the most fantastic home deals.
Experts in real estate sell homes quickly by using what is called “staging,” a series of tricks for making a home look attractive to home buyers. While hiring a decorator is sometimes necessary for homes that require TLC, Continue Reading
You have not had a good night sleep in several months. It is time to do something about it. Check out beds adjustable or luxury adjustable beds and you will be able to sail through your work day.
The wrong bed could to lead to a variety of problems. The adjustable bed systems promote good health. According to the American Chiropractic Association, 80 to 90% of the American population suffer from back pain. According to the American Sleep Foundation, an estimated 2/3 of Americans report having problems getting sleep that refreshes or renews them for the day. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce the ease of light and occasional snoring. The right beds adjustable can be perfect for lowing
U.S. teachers are asking kids to write to our veterans. What are they saying? “Thanks for protecting our country. [You] must be very brave joining the military. They say a man looks handsome in uniform. My favorite food is chicken wings, and I like to hang out with my friends,” one girl, age 9, writes.
Believe it or not, there is a lot to take away from these well-intentioned — and often hilarious — letters. The most important thing to take away from them is that helping military families, supporting our troops, and doing our best to address the many problems facing today’s veterans can be relatively simple and inexpensive. What are some of the best ways to pitch in?
Make It Personal
CNN suggests finding organizations “focused on the specific needs o
Whether you’re dropping off clothing donations for veterans or simply volunteering your time at a soup kitchen, the importance of helping families in need can’t ever be overstated. That’s because nearly 50 million Americans are currently living in poverty, at least according to report from November 2013. So, why are so many families suffering in this way? If you believe certain pundits, they’re just lazy and need to work harder in order to make a living for themselves. This is America, after all, the land of opportunity.
But a closer look at the topic of poverty reveals a greater chasm developing between the haves and the have-nots, and it has nothing to do with work ethic
The ancient Romans were the first to begin attaching flags to a flagpole, especially as a way to communicate on the battlefields. Today decorative flags have begun to adorn homes and gardens everywhere. Whether you are looking for artist flags, decorative holiday flags, or flag accessories, you can find a huge selection with some preliminary research.
Finding the perfect seasonal garden flags or decorative mailbox flags can be a fun research endeavor. When first beginning the process, you may want to use online bookmarking sites to browse through different styles of Continue Reading
If you’re approaching retirement age, you are probably thinking about what comes next. Do you stay in the house you’ve lived in for decades — or is living in retirement in a senior living community the best choice for you?
Here are the top four most interesting facts and statistics about living in retirement communities that you might not have known:
1. Retirement living communities are good for your mental health: Research conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health has shown that seniors who have an active social life have a slower rate of memory decline and loss. One of the biggest benefits of living in a retirement home or community is the highly social atmosphere it fosters. The Department of Society, Human Development and Health has also released statements showing that people wi
As you browse those new real estate listings, you might feel inclined to start looking at older homes, which are naturally a bit more affordable, but that’s only because you haven’t yet realized that there are several obvious and not-so-obvious advantages of buying a new home.
Don’t give up on the dream of buying a new house just yet, because here are a few of the benefits of buying a new home.
New Houses Are Easier to Maintain.
When you buy a new house, you won’t have to do as many repairs, nor will you have to maintain it as much. People who buy older homes may need to fix holes in the walls, get new carpeting, or else take care of a myriad of other issues. Plus, real estate developers are now using more advanced building materials and techniques than were used in the pas