Why You Should Ride a Motorcycle

Motor cycles and their riders often get and unfairly bad press. Unlike cyclists who are considered to be wonderfully green, motorcyclists tend to have all the negative stereotypes thrown at them: reckless, misfits, troublemakers and so on. In reality, a motorcyclist is no more likely to match any of those descriptions than a cyclist, car […]

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Can’t Find a job? Have You Looked in China?

The year 2008 saw a financial meltdown in the West and the beginning of a long recession of which we are still feeling the effects. Youth unemployment, in particular, began to rise to very worrying levels. For recent graduates, particularly those with liberal arts degrees or those without more sought-after skills, finding gainful employment became […]

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Automate Your Home Today

Much is made of the amount of time people waste doing things. For example, it’s estimated that the average person, over the course of their life, spends about two years sitting on the toilet. They spend over four years doing housework, one year waiting at traffic lights and five years waiting in lines. Now, the […]

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Enjoying Sports as a Three Time Soccer Mom

Each year in the spring is when baseball and softball season kicks off. In our house, it is one of the most anticipated times throughout the year because our children are all players and lovers of the sport. There are several things that as a parent I was unprepared for when becoming a “soccer” or […]

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How to Deal With Winter in The Mountains

People move to the mountains to feel closer to nature. They enjoy spectacular views overlooking forests and rivers. They have their own space in which they can do as they please, with no neighbors to worry about. They love to breathe in the crisp, country air and paddle in freshwater creeks. They enjoy the peace […]

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Run to The Hills

Have you ever considered picking up sticks and moving your life out to the mountains, right in the heart of nature, where there’s no shortage of fresh air, clear water and stillness? As more and more people move into the cities, there is a steady trickle heading the other way, away from smoggy skies, crowded […]

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The Best of the Country in the City

Healthy, relaxing, spacious, slow… these are not adjectives we commonly associate with city life. For many urbanites, these words represent a distant or unreachable dream – something we fantasize about as we step onto a crowded subway train or watch yet another cab pass us by. Yet city life doesn’t need to be all hustle […]

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How to Maintain your Espresso coffee Machine

Daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly maintenance checks for your machine. Yes I did mean and not or! With any automatic machinery it is easy to overlook the regular maintenance, easy to take advantage of its easiness.  However, it is an error of judgement not to do all the regular checks listed above. It may […]

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Easy Guide to the Different Types of Water Softeners

Hard water, make no mistake is a nuisance and can also cost you money in more ways than one. Firstly there are the detergents and cleansers you need for hygiene; with hard water you need to use more to counteract the minerals in hard water. The mineral deposits can clog up pipes, water heaters and […]

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