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12 Ways to Stay Busy This Autumn
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12 Ways to Stay Busy This Autumn

As the weather gets colder, you’re probably going to spend much more time indoors. With the recent pandemic, you may already be used to finding ways to keep yourself occupied, but there are plenty of things that you can still do this fall to prevent you from being bored while staying inside. From autumn hobbies to home renovations, here are 12 ways to help you stay busy. Start an Exercise Routine Keep yourself warm and in shape by starting an exercise routine. Strap on your best long distance running shoes and enjoy the changing leaves while going on a nature walk or run. Raking leaves in your backyard or planting spring bulbs in your garden is also an excellent workout. Enjoy a leisurely bike ride with the entire family. You can also get together and play sports such as football, soccer...
6 Ways to Help a Loved One Involved in a Car Accident
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6 Ways to Help a Loved One Involved in a Car Accident

It can be a terrifying call to receive: someone you care about was just involved in a car accident. Maybe it was just a fender bender, but maybe it was a serious crash. Whatever the case, your loved one will probably need car accident support. Maybe they are young and inexperienced with driving. Maybe they are older; there are about 50 million people 65 or older in America. Or maybe they were just on their way to work when the unforeseen occurred. When someone gets in a car accident, the first concern is always health and safety. Are there any injuries? Does anyone need to go to the hospital? That should be first on everyone’s mind. However, they will need a lot more car accident support than just health-related matters. As the person outside of the accident, you may be in a better posi...
Forget Spring Cleaning: Here Are The Most Important Summer Cleaning Tips to Consider
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Forget Spring Cleaning: Here Are The Most Important Summer Cleaning Tips to Consider

For years, you’ve likely heard all about the importance of spring cleaning. In fact, It's estimated that nearly 91% of Americans participate in some form of spring cleaning. But as the calendar flips from May to June and then July, there’s never been a better time to do summer cleaning. Whether you’re ready to crank up the air conditioning, get your pool ready for dips on hot days or maybe just clean your messy garage, there are no shortage of summer cleaning tasks to do and no shortage of summer cleaning tips that will help them get done. Cleaning the garage Let’s face it: garages are very important to homeowners. They store cars, bikes, grills, lawn equipment, and just about anything else you can think of. But on the flip side, they’re used to store a lot of stuff, so chances are good y...
Online Platform Makes Buying, Selling Your Home a Breeze
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Online Platform Makes Buying, Selling Your Home a Breeze

Many first-time home buyers believe that buying a home should be easy. However, that isn't always the case. But one company is launching their online platform to help make the process run a lot smoother. According to the Spokesman-Review, Sean Black, the CEO of Knock.com, is changing the home buying game. Knock.com is an online platform that offers a different spin on real estate sales. The company hopes with the use of their platform, the cost will be cut and some of the real estate agents people are consistently using will not be used anymore. The company is geared toward people who are looking to sell their house to be able to afford the next one, which is a majority of the buying and selling market. When someone is looking to sell their home, they plug all of their information in...
Psychedelic Drugs: a Hidden Treatment for Mental Illness?
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Psychedelic Drugs: a Hidden Treatment for Mental Illness?

For decades, psychedelic drugs have been considered an illicit substance for some, and a trippy pastime for others. However, that may soon change -- as recent research suggests that these drugs could help in treating mental illness. According to a Sept. 9 Clapway.com article, psychedelics such as LSD, DMT, MDMA and others showed positive results among patients with mental illnesses, a recent analysis published in the journal Canadian Medical Association Journalstated. “The re-emerging paradigm of psychedelic medicine may open clinical doors and therapeutic doors long closed,” writes Dr. Evan Wood, Professor of Medicine and Canada Research Chair, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. The journal's analysis outlined several recent studies that hint at successful psychedelic trea...
You Won’t Believe Why This Divorced Couple’s Selfie Went Viral
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You Won’t Believe Why This Divorced Couple’s Selfie Went Viral

UPDATED 8/6/20 In the media, amicable divorces and legal separations are few and far between. But one couple on the outs couldn't help but celebrate their recently filed divorce with a selfie. According to Huffington Post, Canadian couple Shannon and Chris Neuman filed for a divorce in late August after 11 years of marriage. Then, they took a selfie and uploaded it to Instagram. In the photograph, the two don't look like a typical couple after a divorce; rather, they looked accomplished, happy even. The Instagram caption read: "Are we smiling because the partner we chose for forever turned out to not to be the forever partner we needed? Of course not. We're smiling because we have done something extraordinary (we think anyway!) We have respectfully, thoughtfully a...
Lottery Winner Pays Friend $1,000 to Deliver Social Security Card So He Can Claim Prize
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Lottery Winner Pays Friend $1,000 to Deliver Social Security Card So He Can Claim Prize

A Lincoln Park man who has chosen to remain anonymous won $4 million on a $30 World Class Million scratch off lottery ticket. "I scratched the numbers on the ticket first, before revealing the prizes," said the winner, who did the game right there in the store. "When I saw I had a match, I figured that I had won my $30 back. As I scratched the prize off, I quickly realized it was more than $30. Once I saw the '4MIL' symbol, I could barely breathe and thought I was having a panic attack." Only a few people were in the store at the time, all of whom kept staring at the winner "because I was acting pretty funny," he said. He handed the ticket to the clerk so he could scan it, who then started screaming, and told the winner to sign the ticket quickly. When the winner got home, his girlfrie...
Judge Who Hates Gay Marriage Loves Temper Tantrums, Refuses Divorce
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Judge Who Hates Gay Marriage Loves Temper Tantrums, Refuses Divorce

While a handful of local officials in Kentucky, Texas, and other southern states still stubbornly refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex partners, a judge in Tennessee is acting out in court. In September, Thomas Bumgardner and his wife Pamela filed for divorce after nearly 13 years of marriage. But Hamilton County Chancellor Jeffery Atherton had other ideas. He refused their divorce petition, citing the Supreme Court's June ruling in favor of gay marriage in his reasoning. He lamented that because the Supreme Court has declared that "a marriage is no longer a marriage," he is unable to issue traditional divorces without further clarification from SCOTUS. His reasoning appears to go something like this: marriage is between one man and one woman; gay marriage is now legal; QED, noth...
2 Young People Killed While Camping in Yosemite
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2 Young People Killed While Camping in Yosemite

Two young children have passed away after an oak tree limb fell on the tent they were sleeping in at a popular Yosemite National Park campground Friday. Because they were minors, authorities say they will not be releasing the names or the ages of the children involved, and they ask for privacy after this tragedy. Park spokesman Scott Gediman also says the deaths are currently under investigation. "Our thoughts are with the families as they grieve this tragedy," park superintendent Don Neubacher said in an official statement. Reports say that the children were sleeping in a tent at Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley when the limb fell around 5 in the morning. After receiving several 911 calls to report the incident, medics arrived to find the two dead. The event is under investigat...
North Carolina Lottery Winner Spends Millions on Bail For Fiance
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North Carolina Lottery Winner Spends Millions on Bail For Fiance

A North Carolina woman who won $188 million in the February Powerball lottery likely spent millions of dollars bailing out her fiancé, twice. The New York Daily News reported that Lamar “Hot Sauce” McDow, who is engaged to lotto winner Marie Holmes, has been released on bond from prison two times this year. McDow as arrested in November of 2014 for charges of trafficking heroin, which posted a $3 million bail. He was then sent back to jail in July on similar charges, with an escalated bail of $6 million. While Brunswick County Police have not released the name of the individual responsible for paying McDow’s bail, it is likely that Holmes fronted the bill for her fiancé's wrongdoings. These incidents were not the first crimes committed by McDow, who has a long criminal history. His crim...