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Day: December 14, 2021

Are Your Kids Faking Their Sickness to Avoid School?

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Admit it; you’ve faked sickness, too, before. Your mom was pushing you out of bed when it was rainy and cold outside. All you wanted to do was to sink into your bed further, but she was pulling your arms so that you could have your breakfast and go to school. Ugh, school, right? We all hated school when we were kids. If not for playtime, we would have never set foot in that school ever again. And schoolwork? We hated that even more. So what a kid gets to do when all they want is to sleep all-day (and maybe play later in the afternoon)? Why, avoid school altogether by faking a sickness, of course. So you have told your parents—at least once—that your tummy aches or that you have a headache. Your mom lets go and calls your teacher, believing that little white lie all because you could...
A Home for Every Sports Lover

A Home for Every Sports Lover

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  Homes are often subjected to heavy personalization by their owners. Homeowners love to put their twist on their living spaces. The tendency to personalize a home does not come as a surprise.  Our homes are our safe spaces. These living spaces should be the most comfortable place for us. Before homeowners finalize their mortgage or home loans, they often assess if the home fits their personality.  Personalizing these homes can help foster a more comfortable atmosphere for every homeowner. It helps us feel as if we have more control over our surroundings and experience in these places. Also, it can help us express our personality better.  Homeowners also use personalization as a way to express their interests in their hobbies. They tend to put features in their homes that c...

The Bad Effects of Sugar on the Body

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You may be aware that eating sugar is bad for you. But you are still doing it all the time. Studies show that an average American eats almost 280 calories coming from sugar every day. That is estimated at about 18 teaspoons of pure refined sugar that you put in your body. This is contrary to the recommended 12 teaspoons or 200 calories per day. Recommended but not required.   Having some sweet treats can be very pleasurable once in a while. But over-eating those sweet sugary foods will not be pleasing to your body. In fact, it poses a serious threat to your health. Learn about the bad effects of sugar on your body and some practical ways to avoid them.   Ways Sugar Can Kill You   * Blood Glucose Spike and Drop Cycle   This unstable blood sugar level is often tricky and paves the ...
How to Save Electricity and Cut Down Your Bills

How to Save Electricity and Cut Down Your Bills

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You're probably thinking of new methods to lower your electric bill. And even despite the changes in outdoor temperature due to changes in season, you still need to use an air conditioning or heating system to attain your desired indoor temperature. But fret not. There are several ways to keep your electric bill low, no matter what season.  Cutting Down Electric Bills Whether you're trying to save money by lowering your electric consumption in an apartment or house, the following hacks will undoubtedly give you exceptional results. Apart from focusing on strategies to cut back on light or water usage, you will also learn to keep your home warm without spending too much money. Read below to know how: Audit your Electricity Before you start taking action, it's vital to unders...
Marriage Matters to Ponder Before Saying Yes

Marriage Matters to Ponder Before Saying Yes

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Married life is a lot to handle, and you don’t usually realize this when you’re still dating your partner, not even on the day he pops the ring and the question, the day you shop at a wedding dress store or the day you march the aisle. And, since you never can know the implications until you start living together in your married home, it is only right to assess your readiness by asking yourself the following questions: Have I lived independently enough? As much as we do not want to make marriage sound like lifelong captivity, there are many things you can no longer do once you decide to tie the knot. And so, it is only right to live the most out of your singlehood. Thinking about all the things you want to do could be overwhelming, especially if you’re counting down to the day of...

Major Home Improvement Projects for Homeowners: What Might Be Worth Investing In?

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These days, more homeowners have realized the importance of investing in major home improvement projects. Sure, these projects are way more expensive compared to regular home improvement projects. However, these projects can improve a home's value significantly and enhance homeowners' overall home experience effectively. There are plenty of major home improvement projects that homeowners can invest in. It is up to homeowners to choose the home improvement projects that they will prioritize. For example, homeowners can choose between paying for landscaping services or hiring a pool builder so that they can improve their outdoor areas. Whatever homeowners decide on, they should make sure that they will benefit from these projects significantly. Choosing the Right Projects to Priori...

Tying the Knot: Can Cheaper Weddings Save Marriages?

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People have different views when it comes to marriages. Some think such formalities are no longer necessary and inconvenient, especially now that we live in the modern world. Others believe in the sanctuary of marriage, thinking this is the best proof of their love for their partners. This is why when they set the date and everything, they make sure to splurge on the occasion. How Millennials Are Changing Weddings Millennials are known to break many stereotypes, including how they approach weddings. Studies show that millennials are postponing marriage. One reason to blame is their poor finances. They want to settle, if not lessen, high student loans and credit card debts before marrying. Millennials would rather chase their financial goals before making such a big commitment....
Pet Onboard: Outdoor Activities You and Your Furry Pal Can Enjoy

Pet Onboard: Outdoor Activities You and Your Furry Pal Can Enjoy

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Dogs are naturally curious and adventurous creatures. They are always on the go regardless of the day, weather, and obstacles that come their way. In turn, this encourages their owners to live an active and healthy life crucial for a better quality of life. It is no surprise why most people prefer them as their pet companions, especially during the onset of the nationwide lockdown. For one, they have brought us comfort and have helped combat mental health issues that the COVID-19 pandemic has heightened. Therefore, with the lifting of travel bans and eased health protocol restrictions locally and internationally, pets and their owners can extend their quality time together outside their usual zones. Consider Your Pet First and foremost, you must keep your pet’s behavior in min...

Using Your Home to Foster Meaningful Relationships at Work

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If you are the owner of a business and work with many employees, one of the best things you can do for your company is to foster strong connections and meaningful relationships. While boundaries are essential, a company that is built on genuine connections is more likely to have better collaboration, teamwork, employee morale, a high employee retention rate, and productivity. One of the best ways you can forge these solid and meaningful relationships is by opening up your home to them. There is something about inviting them to your home that indeed sends the message that you are sincere in your desire to connect. While we can always rent out restaurants or bars or do gatherings in the office, opening up our homes says, "I'm allowing myself to be vulnerable in front of you by letting...