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Securing Your Home

Posted by on July 3, 2020 at 10:36 am
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Do you or any of your friends own a second home? A cabin in the woods or a seaside bungalow near the beach? Perhaps a second property you rent out? If so, you’re among 7.5 million homeowners across the country. Second home ownership started booming in 2014 and it’s not hard to understand why. It’s […]

Spring Maintenance!

Posted by on May 29, 2020 at 12:05 am

DIY Little Free Library (Adorable AND Affordable!)

Posted by on May 1, 2020 at 11:41 am

A lot of people think they don’t have the skills to build their own Little Free Library book exchange, and don’t have the funds to buy one; maybe you’ve thought that yourself a time or two. After all, so many talented people have built wildly creative Little Libraries that seem like they belong in a […]

Strategies to cope with Corona-virus anxiety

Posted by on April 22, 2020 at 8:24 am

As the Corona virus continues its global spread and the number of diagnosed COVID-19 cases continues to increase, anxiety related to the outbreak is on the rise too. The following suggestions, based on psychological science, can help you deal with corona virus anxiety. 1. Practice tolerating uncertainty Intolerance of uncertainty, which has been increasing in […]

How to Identify a Text Scam

Posted by on April 6, 2020 at 1:29 am
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With any new form of communication comes the potential for scammers. Spam texts and text scams can be an unwelcome privacy intrusion and, if you fall for them, they could potentially create havoc in your life. SMS scams generally have the same goal: stealing your money by getting your personal information people across the globe […]

Quibi Short-Form Videos Coming to Mobile Phones

Posted by on March 31, 2020 at 10:34 pm

Is short-form video the future of entertainment? Jeffrey Katzenberg, former chairman of Walt Disney studios, co-founder of DreamWorks Animation, and the brainchild behind Quibi (pronounced “kwibee”), thinks so. In case you haven’t heard, Quibi — short for “quick bites” — is an app built to deliver high-quality, short videos to your mobile phone for watching […]

Do you want more space when you retire?

Posted by on March 16, 2020 at 11:52 am
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When you think of the home you’ll retire in, a new house may come to mind. Or maybe you’re contemplating moving to your favorite vacation spot or somewhere closer to friends and family.  With so many choices, how will you know what’s best for your lifestyle?  Here are three questions to consider before making a […]

Renting vs. buying: Where do you land?

Posted by on March 1, 2020 at 12:03 am
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You’ve always been told that owning a home is the ultimate American dream.  Imagine renovating your master bath into a mini spa or choosing your favorite appliances for your dream kitchen. Or just getting to repaint whatever room you want. Plus, there’s the potential for financial gain when you own. But renting has its own […]

Trump’s 247 Days Of Golf Costs Millions In Taxpayer Dollars

Posted by on January 1, 2020 at 12:31 am

Trump is essentially profiting off of playing golf and taxpayer dollars are going directly into his “personal slush fund.”

What Kind of Person Pays to See Phish 100 Times?

Posted by on December 31, 2019 at 11:20 am

The man from whom I bought my ticket had seen Phish over 100 times. Encouragingly enough, he was in excellent physical shape and had a business and a wife and multiple kids who were spending the rainy closing hours of 2018 a safe and conspicuous distance from Madison Square Garden. It is possible to thrive […]

Are Airports Secretly Manipulating You?

Posted by on December 1, 2019 at 11:08 am
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Next time you fly, pay close attention to the airports. Their design may be more intentional than you think. Photo by DANIEL BOCKWOLDT/AFP/Getty Images. Over the years, airports have evolved from bare-bones transportation hubs for select travelers to bustling retail centers for millions. They’re being designed to both complement and influence human behavior. Everything from […]

Morning Routines Will Make You Happier, Healthier and More Productive

Posted by on November 27, 2019 at 11:15 pm

Start your morning off right with these simple but effective routines. Of all the different things you can try to improve your productivity, a morning routine is one of the most effective. There are a few reasons why morning routines are so useful. The first is obvious to anyone who has ever procrastinated, just getting […]