Monthly Archives: April 2015

Three Springtime Care Tips for Garden Sheds

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When it comes to spring cleaning, some homeowners don’t think about all of the things that need to get done outside of the home. However, it’s important to give special attention to any outbuildings on your property, especially if they are structures you intend to use like a shed or garage. Here are a few important spring cleaning tips for making sure your garden shed is in good shape.

1. Clean up the outside.
It’s important to clean up around the outside of a garden shed, especially if it’s constructed of wood. Rake any leaves and debris that have collected around the base of your shed, because it can trap moisture and, over time, lead to rot. The perimeter around a shed is a really easy place for leaves and things to accumulate, so it’s essential to remove any build up.

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21 Apr 2015

Why the Apple Watch Fails As a Remote

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In September 2014, Apple drew international attention when the company revealed its first wearable device, the Apple Watch. Combining a number of the company’s famous features with a clean design and simple leather band, the Apple Watch was presented as the solution to a number of daily problems. Supporters pointed out that the device could even be used in place of television remote controls and other common tools. However, when the Apple Watch was released in April, many reviews suggested that they weren’t the all in one remote controls people had believed them to be. Read on to learn the top five reasons this wearable gadget won’t be your newest TV remote replacement.

It’s Complicated
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21 Apr 2015

Finding the Best Private Preschool for Your Child

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While public education is a great option for many parents and their children, some parents choose to send their children to private schools. With 30,861 private schools across the country that serve approximately 5.3 million students from preschool up to high school, it can be a bit overwhelming trying to find the perfect fit for your child — especially when they’re at the preschool age.

Research shows that approximately 5 million children in the United States attend some sort of daily preschool program. Finding a good private preschool that is both affordable and will provide for an enriching experience for your child is every parent’s dream. Here are some tips and tricks for finding a good preschool for your child.

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20 Apr 2015

Three Things All Home Buyers Should Know to Look for in a New Home

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If you’re been looking at real estate listings for a while now trying to find your dream home, you’ve probably seen your fair share of houses that just don’t have what you’re looking for. This can be especially true if you’re browsing resales only and not considering the many new constructions in your area. When it comes to knowing what to look for in a new home, you may find that you can get much more out of the modern homes in a master-planned community than you can in a home that has already been lived in.

Are you wondering what to look for in a new home? Here are three must-haves that top the lists of home buyers around the United States:

13 Apr 2015

Three Tips For Snagging the Best Home Loan

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Securing a home mortgage is hard. Securing a favorable one is even more difficult. Current borrowers will tell you that in order to snag the best home loans, you must not only do your research but also strengthen your financial standing. A borrower’s credit score, for example, can make-or-break a mortgage offer. Home mortgage lenders want to make sure that the person they’re lending to have the history and stability to successfully pay off their loans. Low rate mortgages go to those who have demonstrated responsibility with their money. After all, a borrower will be handling someone e (more…)

07 Apr 2015

Computer Engineering Company Designs Stand to Keep Vice President From Losing His Remote

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If you’re like many television viewers, you likely have a problem with losing your television remote controls. No matter what we do, all remotes seem to have an uncanny ability to disappear just when you need them, particularly if you were playing on watching your favorite show, a big game, or relaxing in front of a movie. Now, in a brilliant example of marketing and creative design, a computer design and engineering company says they have created a stand for TV remote controls that solves this common problem.

After Bertrand Sicot, the Vice President of Sales and Value Solutions at Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS, lost his remote, his coworkers decided to create a product to solve his problem. Using CAD (more…)

03 Apr 2015

What Can an Adjustable Bed Do For You?

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If you find yourself having trouble sleeping at night because of your mattress, you may be ready for an adjustable bed. These innovative new sleep solutions can be adjusted (as the name suggests) into different positions, allowing a more customizable, comfortable sleeping arrangement.

But that’s not all. Here’s what else you should know.

Because Adjustible Beds Can Help Relieve Pressure Off of Problem Areas.

Did you know that according to the American Chiropractic Association, 80-90% of the American population suffers from back pain? This pain can make it difficult to achieve a good night’s sleep already, but it’s often made worse by certain sleep positions, which can put about 50 extra pounds of weight on the spine. Luckily, adjustible beds can help (more…)

03 Apr 2015

The Four Steps to Successfully Buying Rental Property

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Recently, it was announced that the United States has become one of the world’s leading nations for property investment. For many smart investors, this may seem like the perfect opportunity to purchase rental property, a famously stable type of investment that offers property owners a stable source of profit. However, there are many different things a potential investor should consider before purchasing rental property, ranging from selecting the right building to deciding whether or not to hire a rental management service. Read on to learn about the steps you should follow to make purchasing and renting out a property a success!

First, Do Your Research
Rental property can refer to a surprising variety of options, so it is important to determine which will be rig (more…)

02 Apr 2015

5 Changes You Can Make to Sleep Better at Night

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If you have trouble getting to sleep at night and staying asleep for the whole night, you are not alone. In fact, according to the American Sleep Foundation, 66% of Americans say their sleep struggles affect their ability to feel refreshed and renewed the next day. Feeling over-tired throughout the day can negatively affect your friendships, relationships and career. So what can you do about it? Read on for five tips on how to get a better night’s sleep.

Change the temperature of your room
This is one of the easiest fixes if you’re having trouble sleeping. If your room is typically warm when you’re trying to fall asleep, turn on the A/C, a fan, or open a window. Opening a window might be your best bet if it’s warm enough outside as fresh air has been found to aid in sleep as well.

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02 Apr 2015