Author: Hannah Whittenly

Bought an Older Home? Top Tips to Keep It from Falling Apart

An older home can provide a unique set of challenges when it comes to maintaining it. There may be things hidden in the walls that can be causing some of your underlying issues. Here are some tips to help you keep your home from falling apart. Investigate Your Plumbing System Older steel piping will start to corrode from the inside out. You may not notice a plumbing problem until you have a major leak. Some people even think that the water pressure in a older home is supposed to be low. This could be a sign of an impending...

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Think You’re Innocent? What It Takes to Get Your Charges Dismissed

In the United States, you are innocent until proven guilty. Yet, the disposition of a criminal complaint can be guilty, not guilty or dismissed. Civil complaint dispositions may be liable, not liable, settled, or dismissed. Most of the time, the best outcome for defendants or respondents is to obtain a dismissal of the complaints, particularly in criminal cases. Here are four methods that criminal defense lawyers may apply to get charges dismissed: Review Discovery with a Critical Eye Prosecutors are expected to present a packet of evidence that adheres to rules of procedure. When this packet, known as discovery,...

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How to Get Your Life Back Together After Being Arrested for a DUI

If you have been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) charges, then the next few years of your life can be very rough. Depending on the jurisdiction, you may lose your license, have to pay a big fine or even spend time in jail. Depending on your job, you may face repercussions, and you may find it very difficult to get auto insurance. Yet, getting a DUI does not have to be the end of the world, and it can be a great opportunity to get your life back on track. Here is what you need to do....

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4 Signs Your Family Would Be a Perfect Fit for the NYC Lifestyle

More than 8.53 million people live in New York City. The city is the most populated city in the United States. More and more people are moving there every day and not just from other states in the country. The city is well-known for its diversity, and that’s because it is a hot spot for immigrants from every corner of the world. If diversity and urban lifestyle are what you’re seeking, then NYC just might be the perfect fit. If you are considering doing so, here are some points you may want to think to if it’s the right...

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4 Tips for Downsizing from a House to an Apartment

Downsizing from a house to an apartment can be a daunting task. If you are thinking about downsizing or you are preparing to downsize, you may be wondering the best way to do it. Throwing away your favorite items isn’t always the answer, though. Here are some helpful tips you can use to make your move easier. Think About Your Needs Before even considering a move, you should think about the needs you have. It is a good idea to take an objective look at your lifestyle. If you find that downsizing will truly suit you, begin taking stock...

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Flip That House! How to Turn a Low-Value Property into a Paradise Home

If you own or have recently bought a low-value property, then you may want to consider flipping it. While many people make lots of money flipping houses, others do not consider the process carefully enough. To help you to avoid some of the mistakes that those others may be making, here are some things you may want to consider in order to increase a property’s value. Spruce up the Exterior Painting the house can greatly increase its value. Install low-maintenance landscaping. Along with that, adding a pool and keeping up with pool maintenance can help to increase the buying...

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Summer Is Almost Here! 5 Tips to Prep Your Yard for Barbecues & Fun

Summer is the season of spending time outdoors. There’s no better way to do this than with a barbecue in the backyard with food, friends, and family. Use the following steps below and your yard will be get-together ready in no time. Lawn Care Start early to get your yard ready for all the get-togethers. After all, you will have a lot of eyes on your grass, shrubs, flower gardens and more. Care for the lawn as soon as spring arrives so it is lush and green. Using a good fertilizer is a must. Keep the shrubs pruned and...

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Work at a Desk All Day? How to Avoid Injury Due to Repetitive Motion

The most well-known repetitive motion injury for those working at a desk is carpal tunnel syndrome. This is because it is also the most common and can be the most debilitating. There are others as well and, while they can be treated, they can also be prevented. Here is how to avoid injury due to repetitive motion if you work at a desk most of the day. Make Your Desk More Ergonomic There are ways to make your desk your biggest ally when it comes to repetitive motion injury prevention. Your office chair can allow you to sit up...

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Has Your Safety Been Compromised? 4 Measures to Take After a Break-in

It is frightening to experience a home break-in. What should be done when such a situation has occurred? Do you know what you can do to reduce future break-ins? The following are just a few points for you to consider when it comes to yours and your family’s safety after experiencing a security breach in your home. Don’t Show off If you have nice property, it is best to keep it to yourself and trusted friends. When you purchase items for your home, such as high-end electronics or furniture, be aware of your surroundings before unloading them from your...

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Gift Giving 101: 4 Awesome Presents Anime-Lovers Will Jump for Joy Over

There is no greater joy than finding the perfect gift. The recipient feels understood and appreciated. The giver gets to enjoy the warm, fuzzy feeling of making someone’s day. Basically, it’s a two-way street that benefits everyone involved. As with most things with meaningful results, this task requires deep thought and careful preparation. In particular, anime-lovers know what they like. They might even have a specific anime book series or show that they are pretty fond of. They might be really into the culture, which can influence the way that they dress, the media that they are into, and...

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