Should Household Appliances be Celebrated for their Role in Liberating Women?

In the UK, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of women first being given the vote – admittedly for a limited number of middle and upper-class women, but nevertheless a big leap forward on the road to equality. In the United States, the vote was first granted in 1920, so America will be celebrating in a couple of years’ time. When scholars and historians discuss the most significant landmarks in the history of women’s liberation, they inevitably mention the vote, the contraceptive pill, equal pay, … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Save Money on Renovations

A home makeover can be a costly endeavor. Whether it’s paying qualified workers for their time, buying expensive but necessary materials, purchasing new furniture or even just the disruption it can wreak on your lifestyle and routine, it can sometimes feel like the costs outweigh the benefits. It needn’t be so: achieving the home interior of your dreams should be an exciting process that falls firmly within an acceptable budget. If you’re looking to start renovating, have a look through these … [Read more...]

Staying Independent Through Your Later Years

It's important to know your options for after you retire and begin to enjoy the life you've saved for and looked forward to during your adult years. Your retirement should be a period of time in which you can enjoy the finer things in life and enjoy a slower pace to living, one in which you can spend time with your spouse, friends, and family. Your independence is paramount to enjoying this free time to wind down. Now is your time, and you want to be able to remain as independent and as active … [Read more...]

The Top 5 Power Tools You Need For Wood Working

Beginners to the wood working trade often don't realize that if you are just starting to build your tool inventory, it can get pricey real quick. The amount of tools required to do all the various carpentry tasks can make the whole endeavor seem daunting to the novice wood worker. There is also a range of brands and associated quality with tools on the market that can make things more confusing. Fortunately, you don't really need to buy every single wood working tool to get started. Here are … [Read more...]

3 Reasons Stay-at-Home Moms Make Perfect Personal Trainers

Many women put their careers on hold to stay at home while the kids are young. This is a choice they make willingly because they are responsible parents who are lucky enough to struggle by with the husband’s income. It is widely known that we have gone from a generation where television raised our kids to a generation of the Internet raising our youth. This is why so many career oriented women choose to stay home during their children’s formative years. What if you could do both? What if you … [Read more...]

How to choose the best place to live

At certain points in your life, you find that you are a free agent and that the world is your oyster. With the freedom to choose where you want to live and where you want to work, it's difficult to know what factors to bear in mind before you make a decision that could have implications for the rest of your life. While it's easy to let inertia simply push you towards a big-name city, the place where you studied at college or the town where you grew up and still have most of your friends, … [Read more...]

Four Signs You’re a Perfect Fit for a Healthcare Career

Have you been working in a certain career for a while, only to dislike your job more and more each day? Are you a young person who is having to make the important decision of what to study in college and subsequently what you are going to work as in your future career? Whether you’re heading for a career change or making important decisions for the rest of your life, examining your best and worst qualities is an important part of determining which career choice is the best for you. Working in … [Read more...]

How to Make Your New House Feel Like Home

When you first move into a new house, it can take a while to feel comfortable with your new surroundings. It might seem weird like you are staying in someone else’s house, and you are intruding. Though this is a normal feeling, there are things you can do to make your new home feel a little more normal, and fast. The important thing is to get the basics right; then you can build from there. Get the Basics Right You have spent weeks checking out houses in Seattle, and you have now found … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Owning a Cat

Cat lovers will never be swayed by the many arguments of superiority put forward by dog owners. After all, who wants to be compelled to go out walking in all weathers, every day of the year? Who wants to put up with sudden, unexplained bouts of barking? Who wants to have to rush back from a fun social event just to ensure their pet relieves itself outside the house rather than in? The fact that cats provide companionship and affection, and that they can proving a calming influence in your … [Read more...]

How to Completely Detox Your Life in 2018

Modern life can be overwhelming and stressful. We live in a world of processed food, social media, climate change, and air pollution. All things considered, it’s not surprising that our bodies and minds feel overworked and in need of a reboot. So, instead of sticking to just one New Year’s Resolution this January, how about making twelve? It may sound daunting, but by tackling just one of these resolutions every month, you could completely detox your life in 2018. Here are some ideas to get … [Read more...]

How to Protect the Value of your Rental Property

Buying a property, for the purpose of renting it out, it a fantastic way for you to invest your money. Instead of leaving your funds sitting in the bank and collecting a limited amount of interest, investing in the property market will allow you to take matters into your own hands. Furthermore, if you manage the situation correctly, you could end up with a lucrative rental agreement that functions as your second income. If you are going to secure success, you will need to protect the value of … [Read more...]

Tips for a More Frugal Life

Living a more frugal life doesn't mean having to do without any of your usual creature comforts - it simply means putting a little more forethought and planning into the decisions you make to ensure you always get the best possible value for money and keep wastage to an absolute minimum. The following tips will help get you started. Food The average American family throws away an astonishing $2,200 worth of food each year. If you want to make sure your food budget goes as far as possible, you … [Read more...]

7 Tips to Help You Get the Most out of Your Personal Loan

When you think of loans, you probably think of the worst case scenario where you are unable to repay and your credit score is damaged. Such thoughts and the fear of high interest rates keep many people from taking personal loans. However, personal loans are not something to fear if you practice financial discipline. Almost everyone has found himself in a hard financial situation at least once in their life. If you find yourself in such a situation and your income cannot cover it, it is … [Read more...]

4 Tips For Choosing a Garbage Disposal

Having a garbage disposal makes life in the kitchen much easier. Without a garbage disposal system in place, clearing up after meals can be a bit of a chore. A garbage disposal speeds things up and helps to reduce the amount of mess that is left behind. When looking for the right garbage disposal for your home, however, there are many to choose from. For those who haven't used one before and have no previous buying experience, trying to decide between them can be confusing and difficult. … [Read more...]

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