I’m not sure buying a dog was the best thing that we could have done right before the holidays. I had an idea that a puppy would take up a lot of my spare time, but I didn’t think that it would take up ALL OF MY TIME. They need to be watched, they need to be walked, they need to be fed, and you need to make sure that they aren't relieving themselves all over your nice wood floors. With a puppy you never know what you are going to find or where you are going to find it.Continue Reading
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As millions of Americans hit the airports, holiday joy can turn into a bad time really quickly. From long lines and cranky infants to turbulence and cramped quarters, holiday travel can definitely test your limits. Trusted Choice has put together a list of pro-tips to make your holiday travel as easy and simple as possible.Continue Reading
When the average person thinks about diesel engines, large trucks with thick black smoke pouring out of smoke stacks come to mind. The modern diesel has made gigantic strides since those days, however and diesel engines can be found in every type of vehicle, even passenger cars. In this article we will look at the mechanics of the diesel engine, especially for the four-wheel enthusiast.Continue Reading
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The cost of homeowners insurance can be impacted by a myriad of things, from crime rates to flood risk in the area. Many homeowners don’t expect the cost of a policy to depend on the breed of dog they own, but this does factor into the cost. One breed of dog that has received a lot of negative press lately in the pit bull – a breed of dog commonly used in dog fighting, and also a very common breed to see in shelters and rescues.Continue Reading
What do your dog, cell phone, and a hamburger have in common? Answer: They are all potentially lethal distractions when driving. You’re a busy mom. Ferrying kids about. Dashing off to work. Not to mention finding the time to shop and walk the dog. Mind you, it helps that the dog is a good boy. He hops in the passenger seat like an angel and sits looking out of the windshield. Your furry co-pilot. Do you buckle him up? No. It's only a short journey.Continue Reading
Entrepreneurship is demanding, and if you’re going to be successful running your business, you’re inevitably going to need help. Fortunately, the digital age has allowed countless organizations, companies, and independent developers to host their resources and guides online for any business owner to use—and you can easily take advantage of them for your own business. Every business has specific needs based on industry, demographics, and business model, but there are some resources that almost every business can—and should—be using. Take a look at these five free resources, and incorporate them into your operations if you haven’t already.Continue Reading
Finding a decent rental property isn't easy, and it's especially hard when one of your family is four-legged. Owning a dog earns you the cold shoulder from many prospective landlords. And even if you strike lucky and find a great place that allows you to keep the whole family together, your dog may become a hidden liability.Continue Reading
Is your dog the subject of prejudice? Do people cross the road to avoid your canine companion and do insurance agents suck their teeth when it comes to bite liability cover? If your answer is "yes", then the chances are you own a bull breed dog. The trouble is this (unjustified) prejudice runs more than fur deep and could cost you money.Continue Reading
If you are a landlord, perhaps you'd like to rent to people with pets, but the implications worry you too much. In fact, concern about what could happen keeps you awake at night. You imagine that new hardwood floor scratched to pieces, anti-social barking, and tenants with a vicious dog that refuse to leave.Continue Reading
Dear Santa, Here is our list in order of importance: 1. Autism awareness and acceptance throughout the world, etc. etc. Of course this is key to our cause and would be ideal to I must add it to the beginning of my list. I realize, Santa, that this is a lofty goal but please understand that sometimes the hardest thing about autism in our house is other’s people’s complete lack of understanding about it. If you could just sprinkle some of that magic dust onto a few billion people so they might have impetus to do a tiny bit of research our trips to the grocery store will get a lot easier.Continue Reading
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There is no denying that it is difficult being a single parent. Though it can be highly rewarding, juggling work, child-rearing, bill-paying and other responsibilities can sometimes be overwhelming. If you are in such a position, know that you are far from alone. A recent report by the U.S. Census shows that as of 2008, single-parent households made up 29.5 percent of all American households with children. The numbers have undoubtedly risen since then.Continue Reading
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