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Month: July 2018

Dance Dangers: Important Prom Safety Tips For Parents
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Dance Dangers: Important Prom Safety Tips For Parents

If you're the proud parents of an American high schooler, your teen might soon be heading off to their prom (if not this year, then maybe next). While this is certainly an exciting time in any junior or senior's life, families understandably worry about the decisions their child make might or the situations they might face come prom night. This should be an enjoyable evening for all, but only if you're able to have open conversations with your teen about how they can prioritize their safety. To that end, you should consider the following tips. Know the Crew: You should know every individual who will be going to prom in the same group as your child (as well as their dates for the evening, if they don't attend the same school) and have contact information for them and their families....
Carpet vs. Hardwood Flooring, Which One Is Better For Your Home’s Resale Value?
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Carpet vs. Hardwood Flooring, Which One Is Better For Your Home’s Resale Value?

If you're thinking about putting your home on the market, then you should be thinking about improvements you can make to increase the value of your home. One of the biggest things that buyers care about in the home is the flooring. Today, I want to discuss two of the most common options, at opposite ends of the flooring affordability spectrum: hardwood floors or carpets. If you're wondering which is better in terms of resale value and ROI, here is a basic comparison between the two. Maintenance Carpets need to be vacuumed on a regular basis, and you really need to get them steamed about twice a year to keep them in good shape. Carpets can get stained pretty easily, so regular upkeep is essential. Unfortunately, they can also absorb odors like a sponge. Hardwood floors are much easier ...
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Louisiana Man Hopes Younger Generation Consider HVAC Field

When Louisiana's Tim Boudreaux was in high school in 1973, he wanted to sign up for a drafting class at a career school in New Iberia. The only problem was the class was full. To get out of his slump of disappointment, his friend suggested he try out an air conditioning class as there were only five people in it. And the rest is history. According to The Daily Advisor, Boudreaux loved his air conditioning class and started learning how to repair air conditioners. A few months after the class, he started repairing the units himself. Now years later in 2018, Boudreaux owns Tim’s Air Conditioner and Refrigeration. He employs 18 people and his company serves customers in Lafayette, New Iberia, and Broussard. They also work with people within a 50-mile radius of Lafayette. Because ...
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Many Men Turning to ‘Brotox’

For years, women have visited the plastic surgeon’s office to get their hands on a bit of Botox to make their fine lines and wrinkles disappear. But recently, men are hopping on board and hoping to get their hands on the male-purposed formula. That new formula is being referred to as “Brotox”. According to The National Post the men’s plastic surgery center Marina ManLand near the LA airport has seen a rise in male Botox requests as of late. Plastic surgeon Grant Stevens says his sports bar-like practice has been flooded with requests. ManLand is symbolic as the distributors of Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport try to turn their selling focus to men. During the Stanley Cup Finals, Botox rolled out print, television, and social media ads to try and lure in male customers. The Brotox work...
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Prosecutors: Man Accused of Killing His Wife Years After He Said She Died in a Car Crash

A man once regarded as a widower is now being accused of murdering his wide. According to the Washington Post, Donnie Rudd, now 76, has been accused of murdering his wife, who he previously said died in a car crash in 1973. On September 14, 1973, Donnie Rudd and his then-wife Noreen Kumeta Rudd were in a vehicle that had plowed off into a field next to an empty stretch of road in Barrington Hills, Illinois. Rudd told police that they had been forced off the road by a passing vehicle and that Noreen was thrown from their Pinto, smashing her head on a rock. They were only married for 27 days at the time of the crash. But now, prosecutors are saying he used the crash the cover up her coldblooded murder. The prosecutors say that Rudd didn’t marry Noreen because he loved her. They...
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Fat Hedgehog Begrudgingly Forced To Diet and Exercise

Get ready to learn a little more about hedgehogs, because they're taking the spotlight. Well, at least one is. They possess distinctly grumpy looking faces to go along with their aloof demeanors, but this particular hedgehog has reason to be especially bothered. Fat and seemingly happy hedgehog named Arbuckle was recently handed into a Scottish rescue center. Arbuckle weighed 5 pounds -- 2.335 kilograms -- couldn't effectively walk nor form a hedgehog's trademark defensive ball. The opposite of our speedy video game hedgehog Sonic, when Arbuckle came into the rescue center, employee Keith Marley reported: "He's about the size of a World Cup football, after overfeeding." For reference, a typical hedgehog weighs an average of 600 grams. Our buddy Arbuckle is nearly four times t...
Improve Employee Engagement This Summer
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Improve Employee Engagement This Summer

Unhappy employees cost American businesses more than $300 billion in wasted productivity, turnover, and sick days each year. And while many people feel like the winter season causes the biggest productivity slump, the summer months can also make for plenty of distractions and disengagement. So don't leave your employees to stare longingly out the window at the perfect weather waiting for their shift to end so they can go out and enjoy it. There are a number of quick and easy steps you can take as a dutiful employer to improve both productivity and engagement during the summer season. Here are just a few ideas to try this summer to boost engagement and overall company culture. Arrange a Competitive (But Friendly) Sports Night Many organizations have team-based friendly sports competiti...
Signs Your Marriage Is Floundering (And What to Do About it)
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Signs Your Marriage Is Floundering (And What to Do About it)

People go into marriages intending to be with their significant other forever. But that’s not always how things work out. Sometimes marriages fail, but that doesn't mean all hope is lost for every couple. There are some major warning signs that your love might be fizzling out, and here's how to know what they are and what you can do about it. You're Fighting Dirty (Or Bottling it Up) The occasional spat is to be expected. But Brides says refusing to fight or fighting unfairly is a sign of trouble. The magazine says couples who simply sweep their issues under the rug aren’t doing anything positive for their relationship. If you’re feeling unsafe or uncomfortable discussing hard issues with your partner, you might only have a superficial connection. It’s healthy to disagree about different...