Author: Hannah Whittenly

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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Top Signs Your Spouse Is an Alcoholic & How to Take Action to Help Them

Alcoholism is an incredibly devastating addiction that should be treated with the utmost seriousness. If your spouse drinks, it doesn’t mean they’re an alcoholic. A drink here and there is perfectly fine—and some would even argue that it’s a healthy habit when it comes to your diet. However, some people aren’t able to take in alcohol moderately. They form a dependency on it that isn’t healthy both for their physical health but when it comes to their mental health as well. Alcoholism can lead to anger issues, lying, and the inability to maintain relationships. If your spouse is an...

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Ready to Ride? 4 Considerations Before Riding a Motorcycle for the First Time

When you think about riding a motorcycle, you probably think about three things: thrill, adventure, and freedom. The feeling is truly miraculous as you zoom down the road, feeling like your flying. There may even be a feeling of living on the edge and in the danger zone that might appeal to you. Any of these reasons and more could be why you’re curious about riding a motorcycle. Riding for the first time, though, shouldn’t be taken lightly. Here are four things you should consider before putting the pedal to the metal: Stay Calm It’s important to go into...

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Got Gear? Top Organizational Tips for Sporty Families

Just like a business owner can save time with great organizational skills, so can a busy sports family. Organization can also mean less stress, rummaging through piles of poorly arranged sports gear can lead to premature aging. There is no need to fret, here are some of the top tips from sporty families on the go—ways to declutter and streamline your family sports gear. The Foyer Can Be a Mudroom Consider the foyer/hallway/entryway the main dumping ground (unless everyone comes through the garage—which will be addressed later). If all the gear makes it out of the car back into...

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Don’t Wait for Spring Cleaning! 4 Convincing Reasons to Keep a Clean House

If you looked up “pigsty” in the dictionary, would you see a photo of your house? If, so you might want to get to cleaning. While spring might be the typical time to spruce up, there’s no time like the present. There are plenty of good reasons to clean early. This guide will help you realize the benefits of cleaning up now. It Will Make You Feel Better A proverb equates cleanliness with godliness. While cleaning up might not make you immortal, it can certainly make you feel better. Plenty of us dread cleaning, but it’s such a gratifying...

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Relationship Roulette: 4 Common Issues Among Married Couples

Wedded bliss is the dream, but it’s not always the reality. All married couples go through rough patches. Having these problems is not a bad thing, but couples need to know how to identify them. Then, they need to understand the best possible remedies. Here are four common issues among married couples. Taking Each Other for Granted One of best parts of marriage is the familiarity. In a close union, both people will feel like they can be themselves around their partner. While predictability and familiarity is necessary, too much of it can be bad. If a married couple...

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Have Constant Anxiety? How to Turn Your Home into a Place You Can De-Stress

Anxiety is so common in today’s society, that many of us find ourselves stressing out about how stressed we are! Don’t worry, though. There is a way to reverse the vicious cycle! By making a few small but significant changes, you can turn your home into a sanctuary. Read on to begin your journey towards peace and carefree relaxation. Cleanliness Is Next to Peacefulness Even if you are not a “neat freak,” people are more at ease in a clean and organized environment. It is difficult to find the time and energy required for cleaning, but here are two...

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4 Ideas for Women with Too Many Clothes & No Closet Room

You may be screaming for help if you open your bedroom door to an avalanche of clothes. You see clothing draped across the chair, tossed on the floor and crammed into drawers because you don’t have enough closet space. Yet, you can take back your bedroom and be organized if you follow some of the following tips: Donate Clothing You No Longer Wear The first step is to make sure everything you own is something that you want to keep. Go through all of your clothes to see which ones no longer fit or have become outdated. Then, toss...

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Rats! How to Keep Rodents and Other Pests Away from Your Home This Winter

For many people, pests are a year-round problem. Some types of pests are worse in the summer, and some are worse in the winter. Most bugs are somewhat active through the year, and rodent problems are usually more prevalent in the colder months. This is because rats and other rodents are more inclined to try to seek warmth and shelter during colder times of the year. The best way to deal with a pest problem is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Here are some of the best ways to keep pests out of your home...

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New to Alcohol? What to Consider Before Drinking & Driving

Drinking and driving is a seriously dangerous behavior with both legal and safety consequences. If you get behind the wheel after drinking, you put yourself and others at risk. For those who are new to drinking, you might understand why it’s dangerous. However, you may also need more explanations to drive the point home. These are some things to consider before drinking and driving. Safety Above all else, drinking and driving is dangerous. Alcohol slows your response time and can cause you to make critical mistakes. This could mean anything from not braking in time to turning incorrectly. This...

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