3 Simple Strategies for Improving Spinal Health

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Much back pain — probably the majority of back pain — is caused by poor alignment in the spine. Taking care of the spine is vital to both reducing current pain and preventing further health problems that get worse with aging. Here are three strategies for improving spinal health without making any extreme commitments:

  1. Work On Your Posture

    Neck, upper back and shoulder pain are often caused by spinal kyphosis, a rounding forward of the shoulders and middle back. Working on good posture can be difficult at first, but should become habitual as the muscles supporting the proper spinal position strengthen. Good posture doesn’t mean having a ramrod-straight back; the spine has several curves that allow it to support the trunk of the body and absorb shock when walking,

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Three Cool Ways to Transform Your House Into a Home

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There are three types of people in this world — those who are bursting with home decoration ideas, those who have no idea how they want to decorate their houses, and those who know just what they want. The trouble is that the first two groups have a lot of trouble decorating their houses. One has so many ideas it doesn’t know what to do with them, while the other simply has no clue what they should do.

The bad news is that the odds are pretty good you’re in one of these groups. The good news is that we’re here to help. Here are a few great suggestions you should consider when turning your house into a home.

An Artsy Bathroom.

As relaxing as an oceanic themed bathroom can be — with its cool colors and peaceful imagery — it’s pretty overdone. Why settle for the banal whe

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If You Are Selling Your Home, Here Are Four Things to Look for in a Realtor

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Finding a good real estate agent is critical when you’re selling your home. It’s difficult and emotional to sell a home, and your real estate agent is the crux of your experience. They play a huge role in the financial outcome of the sale of your home, and you will likely work with them for several months, so make sure you like them before you commit! If you’re looking for a broker to facilitate the sale of your home, here are some things to consider.

    1. Make sure your personalities don’t clash.
    You and your broker will work together closely during this transitional time in your life. It might not seem important, but if you don’t get along,
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Eat, Drink and Be Married In A Banquet Hall

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When choosing a banquet hall for a wedding, start with the size that you will need for guests. Are you having a small or large wedding? Know how much you plan to spend before looking so you don’t go over what you can afford. Have a good idea of how many relatives and friends will be coming. 

Look for restaurants and catering establishments in your area by using the Internet or phone book. If you have family and friends with experience, ask for some recommendations and reviews of establishments you are interested in. Make inquiries by calling and then visiting. Have a list of questions about services to ask about. Visit during the day to see how the room lo

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Helping Disabled Veterans and Military Families What Can You Do in Your Community?

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Do you need to clean out your house to rid it of items you no longer use? If so, you may have considered simply throwing those items out. However, this can produce millions of tons of trash each year, and in the United States, where most of the world’s trash is produced, that’s especially problematic. Fortunately, the best solution for those who are doing their “spring cleaning” any season is to donate clothing, appliances, and other goods they no longer need, especially to one of your local organizations that focuses on helping disabled veterans and their families who are in need.

Helping disabled veterans, helping military families, or just helping other community members in need is a great way to give b

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How to Find Good Tenants for Your Rental Property

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Every property owner knows that finding good, lasting tenants are a major part of owning profitable rental property. Unfortunately, finding these renters can be a time-consuming, energy intensive process. But with a number of cities around the United States passing new regulations to accommodate changing living trends, it is more important than ever to attract these tenants and create environments that will make them want to continue living in your units.

Take San Francisco, for example: in light of the popularity of short-term rental operations like Airbnb, the city’s mayor recently signed a law into action which allows San Francisco residents to rent out rooms for a period of fewer than 30 days for the first time in the area’s history. While residents will be required to live in the area for nine m

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Try a King Size Adjustable Bed to Improve Your Night’s Sleep

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Everybody is looking for the answer to how to sleep better at night. Often traditional mattresses make getting a goodnight’s sleep difficult to achieve, and people regularly change positions during their sleep to deal with the tension and pain they get from sleeping uncomfortably. This can only lead to more discomfort, so having a king size adjustable bed could be the solution to your problems.

A king size adjustable bed offers bed comfort that traditional mattresses do not and can alleviate issues such as back pain, neck pain, TMJ, and headaches. All of th

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Three House Flipping Mistakes New Flippers Should Avoid

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Flipping houses is becoming an increasingly popular method of making money in America. It’s led to pretty fierce competition in the low cost housing market and caused the home remodeling industry to thrive in recent years, but the practice isn’t for everyone. Knowing how to flip a house isn’t just about knowing a few secrets to flipping houses; it’s also about knowing the fundamentals and what not to do when you’re flipping a house. Here are three common mistakes that inexperienced house flippers make that you should avoid.

Thinking of yourself
One common mistake that beginner house flippers tend to make is that they get personal with the flip. It’s tempti

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How To Build Up Your Defense Against Dirty Remote Controls

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You essentially have two options when it comes to television remote controls that have collected too much dirt, dust, and unidentifiable particles to keep working — either you can just give up on the current ones and just buy replacement TV remotes, or you can try cleaning them out yourself. Cleaning a remote control isn’t exactly rocket science, and it’s definitely something that can be done in five minutes flat with just a few items that are probably already hanging around your house. If you aren’t sure where to start, though, here you go:

  • Cleaning solution (i.e. rubbing alcohol, sanitizing solution, etc.)
  • Q-tips and/or toothbr
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Have You Considered Using a Storage Unit as Your Office?

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A self storage facility can be of great use to you. It can free up extra space in your home, help you to keep your collections organized, and allow you a place to store off-season items. But people actually user self-storage units for more than just storage. Believe it or not, some people actually use them as office spaces.

In the uncertain economy, there are more and more freelance workers out there. These workers don’t have an office, so they often work from home. However, as anyone who has ever tried working from home knows, it’s not the best environment for getting work done. There are the distractions of television, family, and even sleeping in your own bed, that tend to get in the way of focusing on work. Sure, you could go work in a coffee shop or diner, but it’s likely the cast of characters

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