Author: Hannah Whittenly

How to Survive the Outdoors Without Giving Up Electronics & Fancy Gadgets

Technology is the great equalizer. Modern technology has turned roughing it on its ear—camping has never been so luxurious! Modern technology allows camping enthusiasts to bring their most prized gadgets along. These gadgets make camping and trekking outdoors a luxury experience. If you’re looking for ways to upgrade your next camping trip, you won’t want to live without the following gadgets: 1. Camp Stove If you’re a hiker, you won’t want to go on a day-long hike without the BioLite stove. Instead of using wood or pellets, this stove lets campers turn items they find along the way like...

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First Time Rider: How to Safely Ride a Motorcycle

Riding a motorcycle can be an exhilarating experience as you feel the wind in your hair and view the open road ahead of you. As with being on or inside any vehicle, you need to take the proper precautions to stay as safe as possible while on the road. If you’ve never been on a motorcycle, it’s best to ride with someone else so that you get an idea of what to expect and the proper placement of your hands, feet and body before riding alone. There are also a few tips to keep in mind to maintain your...

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Familiar Suspicions: What to Do When You Suspect Your Relative is Using Drugs

Coming to the realization that a loved one might be struggling with a drug abuse problem can be devastating. Many people are unsure of what they can do or say to help their friend or family member overcome their addiction in a safe and healthy way. Luckily, drug abuse treatments are more effective than ever, and thousands are able to permanently overcome their addictions every year with the proper support. Look Out for the Signs of Drug Abuse If you believe that a loved one is abusing drugs, then you have most likely seen at least some unusual behavior....

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Packing Up & Going Away? How to Plan Out the Week Before You Move

Moving is one of the most stressful events in your life. Whether you are moving to a new home or from your current apartment to your current one, there is a lot of sorting, cleaning and organizing that must be done. How should you plan out the week before your move to make it as easy as possible? Have Everything Packed Before Moving Day The last seven days that you are in your home or apartment should be dedicated to making sure everything is ready to go on moving day. This means putting clothes in boxes, throwing out items...

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Wild Weather: Top Tips for Those Who Live in Tornado-Prone Places

As you listen to the wind howling outside and the news reports about tornado warnings, you might ask yourself where in the world you moved to in the country. Unfortunately, there are some states that are prone to seeing tornadoes more than other states. This area of the country is called tornado alley. It’s almost right in the middle of the country and is where many of the warm and cold fronts come together, causing the severe weather that is seen. Luckily, there are a few tips to keep in mind when you live in this area so that...

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How to Prepare Your Home & Family for a Burglary Attempt

No one wants to focus on the scary things that can happen in life, but the prudent do take time to prepare just in case. Burglary is listed under property crimes in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report (UCR). In 2015 there was a 2.8 percent drop in property crimes overall, but just the monetary losses added up to a whopping $14.3 billion! The losses were for material things, and there is no way to calculate the psychological and emotional losses related to fear and vulnerability. Here are a few tips of how to make your family and home a...

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Is It Worth It? What to Do When Your Business Asks You to Relocate

If your employer asks you to relocate, it could be a request that you can’t pass up. That is because it may come with a promotion or a significant pay raise or type of benefit that could significantly impact you or your family. However, it could also be a request that could significantly disrupt your life. Let’s take a look at what you should consider when it comes to determining whether or not to relocate for a job. Where Are You Moving To? The biggest question that you need to ask yourself is whether your destination is an alluring...

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Sharing a House with Roommates? How to Ensure That You All Get Along

Sharing a home with another person might seem like a good idea when the person moves in with you, but after a while, it can be a nightmare if the two of you don’t get along. You have to adjust to the schedules that each of you have and tolerate friends. There could be little annoyances that the person exhibits that drive you crazy and make you wonder why you thought about having a roommate, but when you think of saving money on the bills, then it can quickly change your mind. Following the Rules It’s not school, but...

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How to Make Winning Decisions That Will Catapult Your Success in Life

Genuine commitment to success in life takes more than a happy disposition and hard work. As well, great triumphs are more than chance and luck. Success is normally the outcome of choosing a certain degree of smart choices. As well, happiness often coincides you’re your achievements. In truth, it is the winning decisions and choices that will determine your success in life. Sometimes all that is needed is a little help on deciding what decisions will catapult you to the road of success. Here are some pointers that will help you make those winning decisions: Go with Your Instincts...

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How to Make Sure You Don’t Go Completely Broke by the End of the Month

Knowing how to properly manage your finances is one of the most important things you’ll ever learn in life. While knowing how to budget is critical, it can be a bit tricky to master. Here are four ways to help you make sure you don’t go completely broke by the end of the month. Set Up a Budget If you don’t use a budget, start one now. Budgets are not as complicated as they seem, and they’re critical to knowing where your money is going. To start, keep track of all of your expenses for an entire month. Then,...

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