Author: DixieSomers

5 Things to Know about Faulty Products and Compensation

Despite the constant efforts by the consumer protection agencies to protect customers from defective products, cases of injuries and damages resulting from consumption of faulty products are still prevalent. A defective product can involve numerous things ranging from household items to medical embeds. Most consumers are not aware of the steps to take if they fall victim to these defective products. Here are a few guidelines on what to do in the case of such a scenario: Possible Injuries There is a wide range of damages that could result from consuming defective products. These include food poisoning from ingesting...

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How to Protect Your Property against Excess Water

With hurricane season still in full swing and Hurricane Harvey dumping thousands of gallons across the southern states, concerned homeowners may be wondering, “How can I protect myself?” The answer, especially when it comes to your yard, is that you can in many ways. Prepping to keep your yard lush and not a swimming pool should start before you’re in the path of a hurricane, especially if your area is wetter than the norm, but here’s some things you can do. Rain Gardens Combine beauty and functionality with highly water tolerant plants. Typically coming in around 50 to 100...

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Practical Projects: 5 Garage Hacks for Dads

What a privilege it is to own a garage! You have a private shelter for your car and assorted equipment. If large enough, a garage hosts creative projects. For some dads, it’s a refuge from the pressures of life. For a garage to best serve these purposes, it must be organized. Below are some creative garage organization ideas. Zoning Begin de-cluttering by creating separate zones for what to keep, donate, and eliminate. Evaluate everything visible, plus what’s tucked away in cabinets and drawers. While sorting objects, group similar items together. Downsizing To distinguish what to save, determine: what objects...

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First Time Getting Pregnant? 5 Things You Should Know

There’s no feeling quite like your first pregnancy. It’s a mix of ecstatic joy, awe at the miracle of creating life, and wondered elation at the life growing inside you. With that excitement and happiness, however, can also come anxiety and nervousness. It’s a natural response when dealing with something new and unknown, but thankfully, generations of women have recounted their experiences and offered advice that will carry you from the first trimester all the way to the delivery room and beyond. 1. Signs of Pregnancy While either home or doctor-administered pregnancy tests are the surest way to confirm...

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The More You Know: 5 Health Facts about Infant Circumcision

Newborn baby boys have a piece of skin covering the tip of the penis called foreskin. When a baby boy is circumcised, the foreskin is surgically removed. Some parents choose to have their babies circumcised for religious or cultural reasons while others choose to have the procedure done for personal reasons. Here are some medical facts to consider when making a decision regarding circumcision. Pain Is Managed During and After the Procedure Circumcision is not a pain-free procedure, but the pain your baby boy feels can be managed both during and after the circumcision. Circumcision is usually performed within...

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Leaking Roof? 5 Ways to Make Do until a Repair Company Arrives

A roof leak is one of the most distressing problems a homeowner can experience. Worries about a major repair expense can make it a troubling time. You can take proactive steps to contain the damage while you are waiting for the roofing contractor to arrive. If you act quickly, minimal damage will be caused. A few simple actions will ensure that your problem is contained, with a minimum of damage to your home. Contact a Repair Company Roofing problems can be tricky or even dangerous to fix on your own. You have the chance of slipping off and getting...

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5 Sailing Tips for First-Time Pontoon Boat Owners

Have you just purchased your own pontoon boat? A pontoon is a great investment for those who live near lakes or other large bodies of water. You can use it to get some sun, relax with family, party, swim or fish. A pontoon gives you plenty of space and provides a stable and steady boating experience. However, if you are just starting out, you should be aware of several tips that will help you with your first summer of sailing your pontoon boat. Follow the tips below to have the safest, most enjoyable, and most fulfilling time with your...

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5 Dos and Don’ts when Helping a Loved One Beat an Addiction

Living with someone who is addicted to drugs or alcohol is not an easy situation. You may be subjected to lying, manipulation, even violence. Getting the individual into treatment to deal with his or her substance abuse problem should be the primary goal, but you may be faced with a number of circumstances that require thoughtful handling. Here are a few dos and don’ts that addiction experts recommend.   Do Face the Problem Honestly The thought of a loved one being addicted is not a pleasant one to accept, but it’s only when you admit the depth of the...

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A Bone to Pick: 4 Good (and 4 Bad) Treats to Give Your Pooch

Just like humans, dogs can be finicky eaters or have an insatiable palate. Every dog is different, so keep in mind what you include in your doggy’s diet. Either way, it is important to know what treats are good for your pet and what treats could be harmful. Good Treats Carrots are healthy, crunchy, and a reasonably priced treat for your dog. They can help lower the risk of heart disease, improve eyesight, and keep your dog’s teeth clean. Not to mention, carrots could satisfy your pup’s need to chew. Fish Oil. Fish oil has anti-inflammatory properties that are...

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5 Ways to Get out of a Financial Rut

Life tends to happen in waves, and so do finances. Finding yourself at a financial standstill is one of the worst places to be, especially if you have a family to take care of and bills that seem to stop your life’s progression in its tracks. If you have been working hard to achieve a higher income, better savings, and easier budget but you can’t seem to get ahead, here are five tips to help you move forward.   Sell some of your items One of the best ways to fight your way out of a financial rut is...

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