Author: Kara Masterson

Cozy and Cost-Effective: How to Frugally Heat Your Home This Winter

If you are worried about paying your heating bill in the winter, then you must find ways to reduce your costs. When this is the first winter in a new home, it is the best time to make the changes that will save energy. Make sure to begin the process of upgrading your home before the temperatures drop so that you won’t need to work outside in the snow or ice. If you take a few measures now while it’s still warm you will find that keeping the heat in and the cold out doesn’t have to be as...

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Problem Prevention: 4 Easy Tricks to Avert a Break-In at Home

It’s always unpleasant and stressful when someone breaks into your home. You feel like they’ve invaded your personal space, and even if all your belongings are covered by your insurance, it’s frustrating to need to replace them. And some personal heirlooms can’t truly be replaced. Although a break-in could happen to anyone, when you understand how thieves think, you can secure your home and make it a less likely target. Here are four easy tricks that can help you avert a break-in. Conceal Anything that Could Attract a Thief Most thieves don’t just break into a house at random....

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Adapting Your Advertising: 4 Ways to Get Your Message to More Customers

Advertising is important to any business venture. If you can’t get your message to your audience, they will never be able to purchase your product or service to. In the world today, however, it takes more than a billboard on the freeway to make your advertising effective. Consumers today want to interact with the businesses they buy, and it’s up to you to make that interaction happen. Creating engagement is one of the best ways to increase your customer base. As such, it should be one of your marketing department’s primary focuses. Here are just 4 of the many...

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Practically Perfect Products: 4 Keys to Succeeding at Direct Sales

For your business to be successful, you need to generate enough sales. How you generate those sales is determined by your sales model. One popular option is direct sales, where you have a sales team that reaches out to consumers directly, many of them people within the sales team’s personal networks, to demonstrate and sell your business’s products. This sales model can be extremely effective when it’s implemented correctly. Here are the four keys to doing just that. Make Sure Your Sales Team Can Provide Free Samples If you have a small business, it’s unlikely you’re able to pay...

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Youthful Glow: 4 Tips for Looking Younger

When it comes to beauty advice, one of the most common things women search for is how to counteract the effects of aging and look younger. The signs of aging are most obvious in the skin, which can develop wrinkles and become less smooth as the years go by. Fortunately, there are simple ways to give yourself a youthful glow and be one of those women who shocks people when she tells them her age. All it takes is following the right routine and you can end up with dramatic results. Here are four tips that you can use...

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Extraordinarily Excellent: 4 Ways to Excel at Anything

At some point in your life, you’ve probably met one of those seemingly lucky people who just do well at everything they try, whether that’s competing in sports, playing an instrument, taking an advanced course or all of the above. Here’s the good news—being able to excel at anything you try isn’t some special ability possessed by a chosen few. There are several common ways to perform well regardless of what you’re doing, and when you use these techniques, you can become one of those people who gets good at whatever they want. Don’t Be Afraid to Make Mistakes...

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Handling Life’s Hiccups: 4 Quick Fixes for Everyday Dilemas

You finally made it out of your parent’s house and are feeling like a real adult. Everything seems to be going great, besides having to pay the bills and rent every month, but it’s all worth it to be independent. However, being on your own can have its difficulties. Here are four problems that life could throw at you and how to handle them. Get Locked out of Your Apartment There’s nothing worse than not being able to get into your house or apartment, and losing or misplacing your house key can be your worst nightmare. However, before shelling...

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The Secret to Success: 4 Tips for a Can-Do Attitude

If you love being outside and consider yourself to be good at doing lawn care, you may want to consider opening up your own summer lawn care business. If the idea of going into business for yourself seems a bit overwhelming, however, you shouldn’t worry. Following these steps should help you get started off right. Get a Business License Depending on where you live, you may need a business license to start up your own lawn care business. Consider contacting your local government office to ask about what you’ll need to do to apply. Buy Equipment Even though it...

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Maintaining Your Figure: 4 Health Tips to Keep You in Shape After Marriage

Before your wedding, you most likely worked out, ate healthy and sought to tone up your muscles. You certainly wanted to look dapper in your tuxedo or shapely in your wedding dress. Why let this healthy mindset subside once you enter married life? Whether your wedding is in a month or you are nearing your one-year anniversary and are noticing the pounds creeping up, make a decision now to treat your body right and to stay in shape with these four tips. Watch the Diet The main way that you put on weight is through your diet. Eating refined...

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Interesting Inheritance: 5 Odd Things You Might Inherit, and What to Do With Them

Settling an estate is always a difficult process, but inheriting unusual items that you don’t know what to do with can make it more complicated still. If you’ve recently inherited something you have no idea how to handle, you’re far from alone. Here are a few of the odd possessions you might come into in an inheritance and what you should do with them. Guns It’s far from unusual for people who have never owned a gun to acquire one or more as part of an inheritance. If a relative has left you a firearm, the first thing you...

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