Author: Brooke Chaplan

5 Ways To Do Your Part As A Citizen Of The World

There is no greater ambition than to spend your life trying to better yourself and make a difference in the world. But sometimes you likely grow frustrated and feel you aren’t making a difference. The fact of the matter is, very few of us get to make a big splash. But the little splashes we each make with our everyday lives do matter and add up over time. Read on to learn five important ways you can do your part as a global citizen.   Learn About Other Cultures The first thing you can do to be a better...

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Pet Panic! 3 Ways To Keep Vet Visits Calm

It’s important to take your pet to the vet so that it can get vaccinations and an exam to determine if there are any issues, such as heart worms or fleas. However, there are some pets that don’t seem to want to be in a vet’s office and for good reason as they sometimes sense that they will get an immunization or that they are going to be poked and prodded. If your pet is anxious when going to the vet, there are some ways that you can help to keep it calm.   Soothing Treats There are a...

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4 Stellar Summer Programs You Can Send Your Kid To

Every year, parents scramble to find something for their children to do during the summer vacations. Because there are so many options out there, it can be daunting to have to choose the right summer program if you do not have a clear idea of what your kid would enjoy. If you are struggling with that decision, we have some suggestions as to the kinds of programs that kids will love.   Wilderness Programs Throughout the country, there are countless summer programs that are perfect for children who love being outdoors. There are camping options which include hiking and...

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Slip and Fall? 4 Injuries That Might Require Legal Aid

Business owners may do their best to avoid legal issues, but some things can happen that are beyond your control. Slip and fall accidents are common in business environments. In many instances, the individual easily recovers from the fall and goes on with his or her day without concern. However, some slip and fall cases result in serious injury for the individual, and your business could be held liable in some of these cases.   Broken Bones Bones are typically strong, and they are able to handle a general slip and fall event. However, some people have brittle bones,...

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Finding Closure: When Should You Resort to Legal Action?

No one wants to find themselves in a situation where they have to consult an attorney. However, there are situations in life where legal action is advisable. Here are some common scenarios and some advice on when it’s appropriate to resort to legal action.   Workplace Injuries There are numerous factors at play when it comes to determining whether not a workplace injury requires you to take legal action. In many scenarios, after sustaining a minor injury at work, your employer will gladly cover your medical expenses and offer you the compensation that you deserve. In these situations, legal...

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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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