Everything You Need to Know About Solar Panels

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In a world that is consuming energy faster than it can produce it in some areas, green energy is becoming more of a necessity than a priority. One such power source are solar panels that are designed to harvest the energy of the sun. What was once a power source that only the wealthy could afford, slowly is becoming standard for all homeowners. Of course, you need to have a roof and live in the part of the world that gets a lot of sunlight over the year, like California or Australia. Once you get to know the technology behind solar panels better, you will realize they are ideal for cutting the energy costs of your household.

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A Guide To Smarter School Holiday Travel

Taking a family holiday during the designated school holiday travel period is both the most expensive and busiest time of year to go away. 

  • With every family looking to get away, airlines and hotels capitalize and raise prices.
  • This results in a flow-on effect that sees unrealistic travel times left and minimal accommodation choices.
  • While school holiday times can’t be changed, holidaying smarter can help release the financial burden. 

Thinking outside the box, planning ahead and taking advantage of packages and deals are simple steps families can take in order to travel during the school holidays without spending a small fortune. 

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5 Health Benefits of Quitting Smoking

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Smoking is bad for you. There are no ifs, ands, or buts about it. Decades of research, anecdotal evidence and lab work, all of it shows that smoking is bad for you. We understand that quitting isn’t easy, that it takes a toll. We also understand that there is a certain amount of pleasure you might get from smoking. But, it stands to reason that quitting is the best thing you can do for yourself.

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Surviving the Summer Heat (Tips And Tricks)

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Summers in Australia are known for being very hot, and the heat can seem unbearable at times, but if you live in an area that normally has a colder climate, many homes do not have air conditioning, and surviving in the extreme temperatures becomes a challenge. We’ve all been there tossing and turning in bed, struggling because our sweat has us glued to the sheets. The following steps can help you keep cool during a heatwave even if you do have an air-conditioner at home. 

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Design a Stylish Yet Functional Children’s Bedroom

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Out of all the rooms in the house, the children’s room might be the most difficult to design. You want to create something magical for your child, but you also need to pay attention to the budget. The hardest part about designing a kid’s room might be the fact that they’re growing up. This room might impress them now, but you don’t know how they’ll feel about it in a few years. How do you fit the room to their age, make it stylish, yet still enable functionality? Do you try to create a universal room for all ages, or do you give your kid the bedroom they deserve and dream of? These tips will help you stay on the right track and give your child the brightest smile.

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Increase the Security Level of Your Home

The home is supposed to be a sanctuary for its owner, a place where they feel safe and secure. The reality, though, is often different, as home burglaries are on the rise recently, worldwide. Furthermore, there is an increasing number of accidental home-based deaths and injuries. All this indicates there is a need for better security measures in order to prevent various internal and external hazards. The good news is that you can increase your home safety by several simple and useful tools. Be aware though that there is not a sole measure that will make your home an impregnable fortress. Instead, think of security as a plan, with multiple tactics working together to keep you as protected as possible. 

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Summer Decor Cooling Tips From Australia

Summer is upon us, and it’s the perfect time to prepare your home for the upcoming heatwave.  It’s hot enough in Australia as is, but during the summer, the scorching heat can become truly unbearable. To combat this, you have to turn your home into a cool and comfortable oasis where you can relax and get away from it all. A couple of changes to the décor will leave your home feeling cool in both senses of the word. Continue reading “Summer Decor Cooling Tips From Australia”

Plan a Balinese Wedding: Colour, Life and Ritual

Weddings are of course a huge part of anybody´s life. A wedding ceremony is, in some form or another, present in almost every culture in the world.  And every single one is special and queue in its own right. Perhaps the entire process is different. Perhaps the ceremony has a special ritual to it. Sometimes the wedding dresses and “suits” are elaborate and wild, full of colour, imagination, feathers, accents, and accessories. Both men and women walk down their equivalent wedding aisles like gorgeous birds of paradise. In some other cultures, the couple might be dressed in simple clothing, all black, or all white, letting their enamoured faces get all the attention. And today, we will be dealing with Balinese weddings.

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It’s Rainy Season! Can Your House Go Through It?

Now that rainy season is approaching, you want to get your home ready for the inevitable heavy wind and rain. Avoiding damage from leaks, floods, and strong winds is easy enough as long as you take the necessary precautions to fortify your house. With that in mind, here are some of the first things that should grab your attention.

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The Trends that Will Influence Architecture in 2019

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it’s projected that the employment of architects will grow by 4 percent between 2016 and 2026. While the rise for demand in architects may be slower than average, it still rises and this industry is definitely in demand. What attracts people the most is the pay, the prestige that comes with the title of the architect and a chance to work in a position where one can express themselves creatively. With more and more people interested to join the industry and pursue this career path, it’s vital for one to keep up with all the shifts in the trend and see exactly where the industry is heading. Therefore, there are several trends that are expected to influence architecture in 2019.

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