How To Be A Safer Driver

Tens of thousands of people die every year from an auto accident and tens of thousands more are seriously injured.  With so many things out there to distract drivers it is more important than ever to implement safe procedures from the moment you get into your car.  Not only should you be following these safety guidelines but you should be teaching the younger drivers in your household how to be a more responsible driver as well. Defensive driving It takes only a minute of being distracted for an accident to…

Tragic Results Of One Town’s Pollution

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  In the fall of 1948, just a few days before Halloween, the tiny mill town of Donora, Pennsylvania was in for a swift, tragic and frightening disaster. The town of Donora is situated within a bend of the Monongahela River. It was a hard-working town filled with residents, nearly half of whom worked at one of U.S. Steel’s two plants. Both the Donora Zinc Works and the American Steel & Wire plant were surrounded by half a mile of dead plants. The routine emissions were thick and yellowish and…

Great Slow Cooker Recipes for Fall

Fall Soup

The weather is starting to turn cooler. The leaves are just beginning to turn.  There’s football in the air.  It’s time to bring the slow cooker out of the cupboard and try some of these delicious recipes.  Whether the gang is all coming over to watch the Sunday game, or whether you just want to have a hot nutritious meal ready for when the family gets home, these recipes will delight your friends and family. They’ll think you’ve been cooking all day when all you did was toss in the…

A Halloween Marriage Proposal with Carved Pumpkins

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What woman doesn’t love a creative proposal? I think you will find the dedication from this gentleman impressive. He not only carved 4 pumpkins with his marriage proposal but also took the time to decorate around the pumpkins. I can’t comment on the size of the diamond, but it isn’t always the size that matters, here it is definitely the thought. And guess what, she did say yes. Jack-O-Lanterns aren’t just for Halloween anymore, now they double as marriage proposal squash. And to further add to the coolness of the…

Brighten Your Home (Home Office) With A Skylight

If you are looking for an efficient way to bring natural light into your home, one of the best things that you can do is install a skylight. While installing a skylight may seem like a pretty big job, it is actually something that you can do yourself. By doing your own skylight installation, you can save money and make sure that the skylight and surrounding area turns out exactly the way that you want it to. As with other do it yourself projects, investing a little bit of time…

How To Decide Whether To Repair Or Replace Your Vehicle

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As much as we would like them to, vehicle components don’t last forever. No matter how inconvenient it may be, at some point it may cost more to repair a vehicle than to purchase a new one. Once a vehicle dies, there really isn’t an easy quick-fix option. You will need to decide whether your vehicle should be repaired or if you should completely replace it. This can be a very complicated and challenging decision to make, but here are some things that you can do to make sure that…

Importance Of Having The Right Employees

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Your business can’t run all by itself.  You need the help of highly qualified and highly trained employees to help the wheel run smoothly.  Dealing with employee problems, or with a high turnover rate can seriously disrupt the everyday flow of business and take up valuable amounts of time better spent helping your customers.  The environment in the workplace is also much more productive and enjoyable when you have employees who are honest and who are genuinely interested in the success of the company.  Getting your employees to become invested…

Gross Candy I Hope My Kids Don’t Bring Home

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When I think of candy I think of chocolate bars, fruity flavors and lollipops. But it seems some individuals (not judging) would like their candy to be a bit on the disgusting side. So here are some candy choices I don’t want to see my children bring home on Halloween night. To be more clear, here is a list of gross candy that I wouldn’t eat and I don’t want to see my children eat. (shudders). What are your thoughts? Do you like gross novelty candy or would you prefer…

Uses for Bumper stickers from A to Z

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What do you think about a silly business post for today? If you said ‘no thank you’, please accept my apologies. Maybe I’m feeling a bit ‘punchy’ from all the soccer practices, dance rehearsals and homework trials.  Constantly being on the road, I notice bumper stickers that make me chuckle as well as cause my mind to aimlessly wander to a time when I was able to enjoy a nice trip to the mall or a spa.  Here is my ABC rundown of uses for bumper stickers for all your…

Tips For Buying A Used Car

2009 Cadillac CTS-V

One of the best ways to get a great deal on a dependable car is to buy a used car from a reliable dealership. When you buy from a dealership, you not only have a great selection of cars to choose from, but you can also get a money back guarantee and a warranty on your purchase. When dealerships sell used cars, they are able to certify the car because they have an experienced mechanic perform tests and inspections to ensure that the car is in good condition. If there…