Author: Brooke Chaplan

Get It Together: 4 Tips for Organizing Your Life on a Small Scale and Up

If you’re like most people, you probably have a rough idea of where everything is and what you’ll do each day, but you’re not super organized. You occasionally have days where you forget something important, and finding items can take a bit longer than you’d like. You’ll be much more productive and efficient when you get your life organized, and the best way to start is on the small scale. As you do so, you can gradually move up to large-scale changes. Here are four tips for the early stages of organizing your life.   Make More Plans The...

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Smile! 4 Ways Having Your Business on Camera Keeps Everyone Safe

Video cameras are a common security measure in retail stores, but they’re really a tool that just about any business should use. Whether your business has hundreds of customers coming in every day, just a few or none at all, video cameras are still an effective tool for keeping everyone in your business safe. Here are four ways that video cameras can protect you, your business, your employees and your customers.   They Help You Spot Suspicious People Awareness can only go so far. If someone is acting suspiciously near your business, you may not notice them right away,...

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Quality of Life: 3 Home Upgrades that Help You Live Happily

While no feature in any home will ever be a guarantee of happiness, some features in a home can make you simply uncomfortable while others can make you miserable. All of this can have a direct impact on your overall happiness. Sometime people don’t even realize just how miserable they were until they fix the thing that made them miserable in the first place. Here are 3 home upgrades that can help you live more comfortably and happily.   Deck, Patio or Outdoor Entertaining Space Whether you want to have all the neighbors over for a BBQ during the...

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Home Care: 3 Exterior Renovation Projects to Plan Well in Advance

Making periodic repairs and upgrades to your home is essential if you want to keep your property maintained in great condition over the years. Many projects can be completed with minimal advance notice as the need arises, but there are some exterior projects that may require substantial planning. With a closer look at what these projects are, you can determine if you need to start saving and planning to complete these projects on your home within the next year or two.   Replacing the Roof Depending on the size of your home and the type of roofing material that...

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3 Ways a Niche Small Business Can Be Better Than a Catch-All Corporation

For those entrepreneurs interested in running their own businesses, one important decision is whether they want to have large corporations with a wide variety of products or smaller niche businesses, such as a business focused entirely on pumps as opposed to an entire hardware store. Although corporations have their benefits, small niche businesses have several key advantages that make them an excellent choice. Here are three of the biggest reasons why it’s good to go the small niche route instead of building a large corporation.   More Focus on Your Products It stands to reason that you can only...

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4 Reasons You Don’t Need a Reason to Dress How You Want To

If you often second guess yourself about potential outfits for the day, don’t feel weird or embarrassed, because you’re not alone. Plenty of people don’t dress how they want because they’re worried about what others will think. You may find yourself wondering if you’ll look out of place or if people will question why you’re dressed a certain way. But it’s perfectly fine to wear whatever you want. Here are four of the biggest reasons why.   Dress Codes Are a Thing of the Past Reason number one for why you should feel free to diversify your outfits is...

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3 Ways to Create a Kid-Friendly and Safe Bathroom

When you go into the bathroom, you probably don’t think about the temperature of the water when you want to take a bath or shower. You might not think about the type of floor that is in the room and how easy it might be for a child to slip on it if it’s wet. The counters might not seem like they are too high, but your child might not be able to comfortably reach the faucet to brush his teeth or look in the mirror each day because of the higher counter. Fortunately, you can create a kid-friendly...

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3 Household Repairs to Get Done When It Gets Cold Outside

During the winter months, you have the opportunity to take care of several types of maintenance that it’s harder to take care of at other times of the year. By taking care of this maintenance now, you’ll know that you’re ready to get moving with these items during the spring and summer when you need it most. Take care of these basic home maintenance tasks now to reduce your frustration.   Air Conditioner There’s nothing worse than having your air conditioner go out in the middle of summer when you need it most. In some cases, repairs can take...

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Chief Executive Outlook: 5 Business Skills You’ll Need to Rise to the Top

If you want to work your way up in the business world, the ultimate goal is a chief executive officer (CEO) position. As a CEO, you’re essentially the leader of the company, which means you carry quite a bit of responsibility. You’ll be a major part of whether the business succeeds or fails. Part of becoming a CEO in the first place is demonstrating the skills needed to do well at it. Here are five of the most important business skills that everyone aiming for a CEO position will need.   Decisiveness CEOs are decision makers. Even though the...

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3 Amazing Attractions That Will Put Your Next Party Over the Top

Putting together a party for friends, neighbors, coworkers, and family can be a fun experience. It’s always natural to want to ensure your party guests have an enjoyable time and that your party ends up being the talk of the town. If you want to ensure your party goes over the top, consider getting the attractions that are described below.   Call in the Bartender When it comes to creating a fun environment for friends to cut loose and have loads of fun, alcoholic beverages are a great way to get it done. However, the traditional cooler full of...

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