Author: Brooke Chaplan

Home Health: 3 Home Improvements For Fitness And Fun

You don’t need a gym membership to stay in shape. You will be much better off if you transform your home into a fitness destination. When you can work out at your house, you never need to worry about finding time to go the gym. Whenever you have a spare half hour, you can exercise in the convenience of your own home. If you want to make your home ideal for your fitness activities, here are three home improvements for fitness and fun.   Build A Home Gym Of course, the first thing you need if you are going...

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Offline Marketing: How To Put Your Brand In Customers’ Hands

Your customers and your brand are two of your most valuable assets. In ideal circumstances, your customers act as brand ambassadors by talking you up to their social networks. It’s the perfect marriage of your assets. Unfortunately, only the most dedicated customers are likely to take up your mantle spontaneously. There are, however, ways to put your brand in customers’ hands and convert them into advocates for your business.   Incentivizing Reviews Reviews are serious for businesses. More than 90% of people check business reviews online before choosing a business. It’s in your best interest to get more of...

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4 Classic Home Features Made Modern Through Technology

In some ways, homes have not changed in the last hundred or so years. Bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms, and kitchens are all fairly standard, with a few added features available such as laundry rooms, mud rooms, dining rooms, dens, and offices. What is changing rapidly, however, is the incorporation of technology into homes. From refrigerators that can reorder groceries to sprinklers that won’t turn on if it just rained, here are 4 standard home features that are becoming technologically advanced.   Thermostats While turning the temperature down just a few degrees can have a significant impact on energy costs,...

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Mother and Daughter: 4 Great Ways To Get To Know Your Girls

Sometimes it can be easy to think that because you live with someone or see them every day, you know who they really are. Because children develop at such an accelerated rate, however, it can be hard for parents to keep up sometimes. It seems you just barely started changing their diapers before they were suddenly starting kindergarten and practically the next day they are getting their driver’s license. While your child is growing up, they still want to respect that to you they will always be your baby – but they also don’t want to always be treated...

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4 Fixable Problems That Could Spoil Your Open House

Your open house can help you sell your home faster and at a higher price. However, small mistakes can spoil the process, making the efforts a waste of time. Here are three fixable problems that can spoil your open house and how to avoid them.   Poor Staging When potential buyers visit your home, they want to look for its potential. Buyers will redesign your home after purchasing it, but they often have trouble seeing its real potential. Staging your home with rented furniture lets you show what you home can look like with the right design elements, and...

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Dated Decor: How to Avoid Soon-to-Be Irrelevant Interior Design

Decorating your home can be a ton of fun and can make your living space feel a whole lot more comfortable. However, it can also be time-consuming and expensive, and you probably don’t want to waste your time and money on decor that will quickly go out of style and become outdated. Luckily, following these tips can help you prevent this from happening.   Stick to Neutrals First of all, when choosing color schemes for each room in your home, consider sticking to neutrals. Choosing shades of white, black, beige, brown and other similar colors will make it easy...

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3 Ways to Add IT Skills to Your Resume

Changing careers is quite common now, but acquiring the skills to make that switch is easier said than done. If you’re interested in a career in information technology, there are plenty of job opportunities available. You will need to have a strong set of skills on your resume to get noticed though. Here are three paths to consider.   Self-Study Buy the books. Install the software and start studying. This is the most flexible option for people with time, personal or financial constraints. Self-discipline is mandatory, and you must honestly evaluate your progress on a regular basis. Can you...

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4 Self-Employment Careers You Can Also Get Hired For

Self-employment has become a trend that will not soon abate. As a matter of fact, 65 million workers will be freelancers by the year 2020 if trends continue. While self-employment is a viable option, you may want to work outside of the home at some point. That’s why this article will reveal jobs typically done by freelancers that can also be done by working for a company.   Business Project Management When you work in business project management, you will supervise and work with strategies between a client and a company. You will not only come up with strategy...

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What Is Whistleblowing and Why Should I Learn About It Now?

While many people dream of being the boss, it is those without control who usually have the best vantage point. They see what is meant to be seen, and also what is not. Unfortunately, those at the top have more to lose and are more afraid of coming forward. This is why whistleblowers rarely come from upper management. A whistleblower is someone who exposes the unsavory practices of an organization. These misdeeds can be either against the law or simply dangerous. In the past, whistleblowers have come forward from within businesses, politics, and even religious organizations.   Modern Whistleblowing...

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Chronic Care: 4 Accessibility Innovations For Long-Term Patients

Patients who have suffered a permanent loss of mobility, as well as those whose movements may be restricted due to a long-term recovery process, are faced with many challenges. Access to the full range of available life and mobility-assistance devices that are currently available may alleviate much of the demand placed on care providers while ensuring that patients are able to enjoy greater comfort and an expanded range of options or opportunities. From a simple adjustable bed to the installation of an electric stair chair or lift, the following options serve to showcase some of the most essential and...

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