Monthly Archives November 2016

Introducing a new pet into your furry family should be a fun and exciting time. Pets, however, don’t always see it that way. When your dog or cat is used to being your number one, they may feel threatened or upset by the presence of another animal in the house, and as a pet owner, [...]
Almost every job comes with its share of difficulty and conflict, and these pressures can add up quickly, especially if you work in a field with a seasonal ebb and flow of deadlines during "the busy season." Even if you love your job, there are bound to be issues that crop up and leave you [...]
Winter is coming, and you never know when the first frost or — gulp! — blizzard will strike. Even if you live in an area where snow is rare, dropping temperatures and unpredictable weather make it important to be prepared for the long, dark days. If you haven't given thought to winterizing your home yet, [...]
Soft, luxurious velvet has often been associated with royalty — think of a king's crown and a queen's throne. It's also long been used for winter gowns and was popular during the Victorian Era, when royalty loved to show off their expensive taste. Because velvet was once made by hand with large quantities of silk thread, [...]
Traditional holiday side dishes bring a sense of nostalgia to the table. Everyone from your grandparents to the kids' table crowd has a favorite dish that they wait for all year, and there's nothing wrong with the tried-and-true dishes your family loves best. Still, who said you can't switch things up? Don't be afraid to add [...]
Kettlebells may seem like an outdated exercise outlet when compared to the high-tech workout equipment found in modern gyms. But kettlebells can provide an intense workout, combining cardiovascular, resistance and range of motion training. According to Lorna Kleidman, a world kettlebell lifting champion, a successful workout "is all in the swing.” Kettlebells burn fat and keep [...]
The prospect of buying your first home can be incredibly exciting, but it also comes with a whole lot of questions — and an equal amount of paperwork. If you've never worked with a real estate agent or a bank's loan officer before, the whole idea of buying a house can seem shrouded in mystery. [...]
What's better than watching the waves crash as you drive along a sunny coastline? Whether you're looking to walk the Golden Gate Bridge, take a tour of Facebook’s headquarters or visit a production set in Universal Studios, the California fun is never ending! From San Francisco to Los Angeles, here's everything you need to do [...]

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