Is it time to take off the glasses?

If you wear glasses, you may find them very useful, but chances are that in some situations, you also find them very annoying. They can be uncomfortable to wear, especially when it’s hot. They can fall off your face when you move your head around, a nuisance if you’re the sporty type. They get steamed up in cold weather and accumulate dirt all the time; they’re also vulnerable to breaking, they get tangled in long hair and they’re awkward to {Read More}

Why skiing is becoming a popular holiday globally

Dashing down a slope, the cool wind in your hair, beautiful scenery around you as you glide purposefully over soft, white powder…why would anyone not want to take a skiing holiday? Well, more and more people are starting to agree: the most recent Crystal Ski Industry Report – which measures the skiing market ‒ showed that the popularity in ski holidays for 2014 had grown for the first time in five years. That’s something that Vancouver-based winter sports photographer and {Read More}

How technology can help us get the best deals online

Shopping online is popular for many reasons. You have a much greater chance of finding a good deal when you can compare the services and prices of different businesses. Here are some of the many ways that technology can help you find the best deal: Comprehensive searches Any search engine such as Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc has a shopping search that can yield many results. You can easily sort by price or shipping time. One problem with these searches is {Read More}

10 Ways to Save Money Around the House

Everybody wants to save more money. Most of the time, though, we look for ways to save money when we go out. We look for discounts on movie tickets, we buy second hand clothing to wear to work and out for evenings on the town. But what if we told you that there were lots of things that you could do to save money right in your own home? It’s true! Here are the ten best ways to save money {Read More}

Are you one of 7% who cannot access a short term loan?

Are you one of the 7% who may no longer be able to access a short term loan? If you are, what is your best way forward? Just because you can no longer get a loan doesn’t mean that the need goes away – far from it. What it does mean however is that you may need to try and make some adjustment to your financial status in an effort to improve your rating; even if only by a small {Read More}

Three Simple Ways To Make Your Home More Aesthetically Appealing

Coming home to living space that looks incredible is relaxing and comforting. Yet in many cases, residential property owners feel that they don’t know what tips and tricks to put in place to keep their homes looking absolutely amazing. If this is the case for you, try incorporating one or all of these home decor strategies: 1. Update Your Furniture. Oftentimes, furniture can make or break your residential property. More specifically, having the right sofa, chairs, cushions, beds, and other {Read More}

Parenting Teenagers: Tips on How to Give Your Teen Freedom (But Not Too Much)

Once your child has reached their teenage years, parenting them becomes more of a challenge. Sure they’re pretty self-sufficient by this point and the various things they once relied on you for, they can look out for themselves. However, with parenting teenagers comes a whole new topic of discussion – finding balance. It is during these trivial years that your teen will push the envelope as much as they can to learn who they are and how they identify with {Read More}

Keeping Your Kids Engaged in Summer Arts

With summer here, many parents are wondering just how to keep their children engaged and occupied while they are at home. While trips to the pool and days spent playing outside can keep your child out of your hair, they don’t necessarily keep a child engaged and learning. If you are looking for something different to enroll your child in this summer, consider looking at the fine arts. Most lessons or camps are fairly priced and children get to work {Read More}

Create A Beautiful Fresh Flower Arrangement

There’s nothing better than a fresh flower arrangement to add beauty to your home. Whether you create a small vase of flowers on a side table, or a large stunning centerpiece on your dining room table, fresh flowers are a great way to bring natural color and scent into any room. Healthy Environment Fresh flower arrangements need a healthy environment to survive. Cut flowers need clean air to thrive and last their longest. Polluted air will quickly diminish the life {Read More}

Tax Deductions Can Be Helpful

Taxes are often a complicated issue, and no one wants to end up owing a high amount or paying penalties. There are a few ways to reduce tax liability. Tax deductions can reduce the amount of taxable income, and this could mean a possible refund when taxes are filed. Consider Itemizing While itemizing taxes is not as simple as taking a standard deduction, the extra forms can be worth the small hassle. Itemizing provides more of an opportunity for claiming {Read More}