Author: Hannah Whittenly

How to Pack Light for Your Next Big Vacation

Two whole weeks in Europe—or wherever you dream of going. It sounds like a dream come true until you try to figure out what to pack for your trip. As you have items strewn all across your floor, your dream vacation looks more like a nightmare. Believe it or not, it’s possible to pack light even when you’re going to be gone for several days. Find a Laundry Facility You can take fewer clothes if you can find a place to wash them during your vacation. Many hotels include on-site laundry. If your choice of lodging doesn’t have a...

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Only 32% Are Accepted: How to Know If You Really Qualify for Disability

Qualifying for disability is not always a guarantee—even if you feel that you absolutely have a good enough reason to quality and have evidence thereof. In 2016, only 32% of the disability applicants who applied were actually accepted. Seems like a low number, right? If you believe that your circumstance qualifies you and are considering applying, here are some ways to see if you may qualify for disability through the Social Security Administration (SSA). Medical Conditions When determining if you qualify, the SSA has a list of medical conditions that they can approve. The determining factor is whether your...

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Get Back to Normality: How to Recover After a House Fire

A house fire is often one of the worst fears that you might have. While there are ways to prepare your family and to try to keep your home as safe as possible, there usually isn’t any kind of warning before a fire occurs. After the event, remain calm so that you can alert the proper people who can help to get your home back in order or help you get into a new home so that your family starts to have a normal life once again. Call Insurance Companies As soon as you are able to do so,...

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4 Things You Thought Only Rich People Could Have but You Can Too

Being rich has its perks, and wealthy individuals often have greater privileges than the average person. However, there are some things that wealthy people have that you might also be able to have for yourself. Here are four things you thought only rich people have but you can have too. Designer Clothing Gucci, Versace, Armani and other prestigious brand-name clothing is often worn by members of the upper class. You can get many of these clothing pieces for yourself for much less if you know where to look. If you live in Oregon, New Hampshire or one of a...

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Got in a Car Crash? The Simple Science Behind Driving Accidents

The term “car accident” is actually something of a misnomer. For something to be an accident, it needs to be an innocent mistake. Driving accidents are typically caused by negligence on the part of at least one of the drivers. When they happen, they can seem to come out of nowhere. That’s why it’s important to know all about the science behind driving accidents, in order to avoid them. Timing Cars move fast. That’s a no-brainer. Yet, it might not feel like it when you’re sitting inside one and are used to the speed, but reality can sink it...

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How to Increase the Quality of Your Senior Relatives’ Lives

It may seem like a person’s overall quality of life may decrease as they advance in age. If you have a loved one who is growing older, you want to take every step possible to ensure that the last stage of their life is comfortable and even enjoyable if possible. Regardless of their current concerns and challenges, there are several steps that you can take now as their primary caregiver and over the years to come to promote their well-being and health. Monitor Their Changing Needs In some cases, the health and abilities of senior citizens will change very...

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Out of Jail? 4 Tips on Probation & Being out on Bond

Being in jail is not the most exciting thing that you could experience in life. If possible, you need to find a bondsman or someone who has the money to pay your bail so that you don’t have to spend any more time in jail than is required. You could also be released after your court date on probation. Regardless of how you get out of jail, you need to abide by the regulations required so that you don’t end up back behind bars. Here are some tips to help you know what you ought to do: Go to...

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4 Strategies if Finding Traditional Employment Seems Impossible

Graduating from college is a very momentous occasion for all people. In many situations, those that finish their degree will join the workforce thereafter with many finding traditional 9-5 jobs. However, the job market has continued to become more competitive and has made it harder to for some to find traditional work. If finding traditional employment seems impossible to you, here are four strategies that you should consider. Freelance One strategy that you could consider if finding a traditional employment option seems difficult is to go into freelancing. Freelance professionals can perform an extremely wide range of tasks, which...

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Turning 50? 4 Tips to Help You Celebrate Getting Older in Style

Turning 50 is perhaps one of the most significant milestones of your adult life. While this age may have sounded old to you in your younger adult years, you still feel youthful and full of life. Celebrating this milestone event means taking life by the horns and truly living life to the fullest. Now is the ideal time to pursue dreams and goals that you have had for years. Plan an Amazing Vacation Your 50th birthday is the perfect reason to treat yourself to a memorable, exciting vacation. If you have always dreamed of venturing to exotic islands or...

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What Educators Can Do to Encourage Student Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm is a component of education that you always want but on which you can’t count. Enthusiastic students tend to be better, more motivated learners but it’s hard to tell when you can spark that enthusiasm. Below are four tips that you as an educator can use to try to fan the flame of enthusiasm. Be Enthusiastic If you want your students to show enthusiasm, you’ll have to build up some momentum. Enthusiasm can help to raise the curiosity of students and get them interested in topics that they might normally ignore. While it’s certainly difficult to get invested...

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