Encourage Children to Spend Time Outdoors With a Well-Maintained Playground

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While some children may not need any encouragement to go outside and play, others often do. Since there are so many other activities vying for their attention, such as television shows, cell phones, and computer games, they may prefer to engage in those activities instead. In today’s world, learning how to use technology is not only an important skill to develop, it can also be a valuable skill. Given this, it’s important for parents and other family members to encourage children to engage in outdoor play as well.

A recent survey showed that 83% of the parents agreed that learning how to use technology was important. However, nine out of ten of these parents indicated that they would rather have their children play outside. The Kaiser Family Foundation, for example, found that children between the ages of eight to Continue Reading →

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The History of the Church Pew

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If you’ve ever been in a church, you’ve probably seen that bit of church furniture commonly called churchpews. Church pews are typically arrayed in lines or a semicircle facing the front of the church, and we’ve been using them for a long time. Before the Protestant Reformation that began in the year 1517, most churches didn’t have churchpews. At least not permanent ones. So how did they come to be as important a part of the modern church building as the church steeple or the portable baptismal pool, and how have they changed over the years?

The Rise of the Sermon

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Real Estate Valuable Properties in Florida

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Condos. Just the word signifies the high life. A condo overlooking the beach in Key West, or a condo in a high rise in Miami. These are views of those with wealth, those with the means to acquire a condo that likely fetches prices of hundreds of thousands or over a million dollars. These condos are prime real estate. And many want to purchase them.

Real estate is becoming more popular now. Just years after the mortgage crisis and the Great Recession, people are becoming more interested in purchasing real estate. Why? Because interest rates are low (not incredibly low but low enough to encourage investment) and property values are starting to rebound.

The research data su Continue Reading →

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Five Ways to Make your Furniture Budget Work for You

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Furnishing a house can be expensive and overwhelming. You want to choose the best pieces that complement your home?s design, but you also want to stick to your furniture budget. Fortunately, there are ways to furnish your house, without spending a fortune. As you begin to shop for home furniture, keep these discount furniture tips in mind.

Check out the clearance section of the furniture store
Most furniture stores have a section of the store that is dedicated to discounted furniture. These items are often floor models and previous season?s furniture lines. Because you are one of the few people to see your furniture, it doesn?t really matter that it came from last year?s furniture line. Also, floor models can easily be cleaned up and turned into a great piece of furnitu Continue Reading →

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The Gay Realtor Pride in Fort Lauderdale

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Those in the LGBTQ community experience discrimination. And that discrimination is unwarranted, unneeded, and unnecessary. People in the LGBTQ community are simply trying to live their lives and this harassment and discrimination keeps them from doing that. Makes it harder. Much harder. They too need services catering to them.

Therein comes the real estate office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. They cater to the LGBTQ community. They find them luxury apartments, mansions for sale, oceanfront condos for sale, and waterfront homes for sale. They do a good deed while securing a community that has been disenfranchi Continue Reading →

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Should You Use A Cane? Know The Risk Factors

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Among the elderly, mobility issues become common. Mobility issues, though not as common among the young, can effect anyone at any age, however, particularly those who have a disability that effects their mobility. If you or someone you know suffers from mobility issues, it’s important to have the proper mobility tools, like a cane for walking. Among older adults, one in four, a staggering 25%, will fall every year in the United States, risking serious injury and sometimes even death. Of these falls among older adults, half will occur at home, where it is less likely that the victim of the fall will have anyone to help them or contact emergency services. Fortunately, a mobility aide such as a cane for walking can help to prevent these tragedies before they occur.

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Purchasing a Home Reasons Why

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Many Americans are looking for a new home on a regular basis as the housing market still has not recovered to pre-2007 levels and prices are still lower than expected since the boom in the economy in the last several years. Americans may have many reasons to look for a house, some personal and some financial.

There is a certain excitement to buying a new house. A new house has many perks over an apartment and a new house (from someone that still has a house) has possibly more space and room than the old house. A new house, for someone who has been living in an apartment, has many good qualities.

For instance, that apartment renter may never have owned a home before. They may appreciate the opportunity to build equity through the house, as the house is an investment that is supposed to appreciate over time. Continue Reading →

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Tips for Planning A Carnival Kid’s Party

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Every kid loves a good carnival party, either for a birthday party or just a fun occasion. Obstacle courses, snow machines, balloons, inflatable water slides, group activities: they’re all great fun, great ways to spend quality time with friends and family, and even great exercise! (NASA says that just 10 minutes of jumping can be even better for your cardiovascular system than a 30 minute run, so maybe get a jump house rental big enough for the adults to take part in the activities, too!) If you are planning a party, or you’ve been afraid to try, here are some tips to make sure it’s a success:

Make Things Colorful

Balloons are one way to do this, of course, but you can also hang your own colorful linens from clotheslines or r Continue Reading →

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Three Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a House

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Have you thought about purchasing a home this year? Homeownership is a dream for many Americans, but many are unsure of the right time to buy. Can you really afford a mortgage payment? How much mortgage can you afford? How much do home repairs cost you? These are all common questions that first time home buyers have. Additionally, according to data collected in September of 2016, 59% of homeowners wish they understood the terms and details of their mortgage better. Avoid going into a mortgage uninformed. Instead, consider your financial situation and if homeownership is right for you.

What is your current housing payment situation?
It is important to first consider your current housing payment situation. Are you still living with your parents rent free? Do you pay high rental Continue Reading →

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Gardening Physical Activity and Beauty Combined

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Gardening is a hobby and practice in which people plant either plants, flowers, shrubs, bushes, or trees in their yard. It is a practice requires a certain amount of physical activity, as there are components of digging, raking, and covering holes that are a part of it. There are many different places to garden and they all may provide benefits.

There are some statistics surrounding the preferences of individuals and their yards. They are in the following section.

  • 83% of Americans think having a yard is important and 90% of those with a yard think it is important that it is also well-maintained.
  • A new survey by Harris Poll for the National Association of Landscape Professionals conducted among 2,034 U.S. adults (ages 18+), finds that three quarters of Americans (75%) feel that it i Continue Reading →
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