Enormous Energy Bill? A Few Easy Tips to Cut Your Monthly Expenses

Monthly utility bills are a necessity that you have to pay. There are times during the year when it seems like the utility bills are less expensive because you don’t use as many large appliances and systems in the home, such as the air conditioner or the heating system. Fortunately, there are a few tips that you can use to cut your monthly expenses and keep your utility bills low throughout the entire year.

Insulate

Trap the heat or air that you’re using in the home instead of letting it escape by adding insulation. Common areas to add insulation are the attic and the basement. If the walls of the home are thin, you can add insulation there as well. You can often use spray foam insulation instead of tearing down walls or creating a mess using materials with fiberglass insulation.
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Lots of Late Fees? 4 Organization Tricks to Make Your Payments on Time

Paying bills is one of the tasks that people dread the most. Many people have to deal with late payments, which can make paying bills an even more difficult thing to do. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do in order to organize and make payments on time.

 

All Your Bills in One Place

It will be easier for you to pay your bills if you have them all in one place. If you get e-bills, then you can save them on your tablet, smartphone or computer. Make sure that you keep track of all of the due dates.

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Would You Take a Phone-Free Vacation? Perks From Travel Companies

For many years, there was no such thing as a phone you took on vacation. This led to people connecting with others in person and learning more about their new environment. Since the advent of the smartphone and the proliferation of the Internet, it seems that many people are simply taking pictures of their experiences to upload to Facebook or Instagram without really having the experience. It’s gotten to the point where we can’t unplug from anything and our jobs follow us everywhere we go.

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Finding Good Eats: 5 Tips for Locating the Most Authentic Local Food

One of the best ways to experience a new culture is through their food. There are so many creative twists and turns in every culture’s cuisine that exploring different menus becomes pretty exciting. The following are five tips that will help you find the next authentic, local restaurant.

Off-Tourist Path

One of the best ways to find unique and local food is to avoid tourist-friendly areas. These locations care more about surprising you with their overall look than with an authentic meal. You may find commercial-friendly foods rather than something daring, so stay away from those areas when traveling.

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Face Palm: 5 Ways to Ruin Your Own Day, and How to Fix it Again

Having a bad day is always unpleasant, and it’s even worse when the problems that befell you were self-inflicted. Here are five common ways people can end up ruining their days, along with how you can fix things should any of these happen to you.

Waking up Late

You get a sinking feeling when you wake up without your alarm and realize it’s because your alarm never went off, or when you sleep through it entirely. Waking up late happens, which is why it’s good to have an expedited morning plan of attack that you use if you’re short on time. You should also know who you’ll need to call if you are running late, such as a manager at work.

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6 Handy Gadgets That Are Making the World a Better Place

While some may argue that the rapid evolution of technology is having a negative impact on society, there is little denying that some tools are greatly beneficial to the global community as a whole. Life is becoming easier, and everyday tasks are becoming less cumbersome. Technology is drawing people together, breaking down geographical barriers, and making it possible to do what used to seem impossible. Take a look at these six handy gadgets that are already making the world a better place as a result of their invention.

Portable Batteries for Your Mobile Devices

If you are like most people today, you have come to rely on your smartphone as a way of life. Because of this, batteries get drained quite quickly, and that could result in a negative impact on your ability to communicate as a result. With the evolution of portable batteries, you will have a spare or two ready to use no matter where you might be in the world at the time.

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Seven Reasons Why You Need Health Insurance

When you think about health insurance, you may understandably think about the drain that high premium payments, deductibles and co-pays have on your budget. Health insurance is designed to make it more affordable for individuals to obtain the healthcare services they need, but many otherwise healthy individuals are wondering if they should cancel coverage to save money and take their chances. After all, insurance costs may seemingly be high. There are several good reasons why it makes sense to start getting health insurance quotes today.
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Look Younger. Feel Younger. Save A Fortune

There’s no denying it. We live in a society that’s obsessed with youth. While many cultures treat age as something to be respected and revered, it seems that most western societies today treat age like an affliction that must be kept at bay at all costs. Perhaps it’s that nagging fear that the best years of our lives may be behind us (they’re not) or the universal fear of our own mortality that motivates us, but there’s no denying that we as a society are feeding an anti aging market that’s currently worth hundreds of billions. The truth, however is that the fountain of youth cannot be bottled, packaged and resold. There’s no one product that can reverse the aging effects of our lifestyle choices, although it’s safe to say that some products are better informed purchases than others (more on that shortly). Here we’ll look at healthy and natural ways in which we can all look and feel younger… And even save a little money along the way.

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Glaucoma Prevention and Lifestyle

Guest post contributed by Meredith Rogers

If you have increased risk factors for glaucoma such as family history, genetic predisposition, injury, diabetes, or older age, it is important to make lifestyle choices that may protect your vision. Although you can’t prevent glaucoma from happening or repair losses to your sight that occur from glaucoma, certain lifestyle habits and changes  can lower the eye pressure and protect the optic nerve from damage from glaucoma.
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Winter Blues? 4 Year-Round Activities to Keep the Good Times Rolling

The cold and dark days of winter don’t always have to spoil your fun. You can still partake in many activities that can be enjoyed throughout the year. Here are four year-round activities to help you keep the good times rolling and beat the winter blues.

Aquatic Activities

There might be an indoor waterpark in your area that features waterslides and other aquatic attractions that can be enjoyed without having to bear the frigid outdoor temperatures. If you don’t live near an indoor waterpark, you can still likely find a local indoor public pool where you can go swimming. You can even try visiting a health club in your area that might have a hot tub where you can sit and relax in the warm bubbling water.

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