Posts tagged Living
Get Back to Hands-On Practicality

As the world becomes that much more technical our ability to connect with it in a practical manner is rapidly diminishing. These days, if your car sputters to a halt the issue is more likely to be electrical than mechanical. This can leave you stumped as you wait for the recovery man, unable to channel your own Dad and salvage the situation there and then. This is increasingly true in all aspects of life - below are three ways in which you can add a little more practicality and hands-on experiences to your day.

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Exercise For Less: Cheap And Cheerful Ways To Get Off The Couch

As a dad, you’re probably more concerned about your child’s health and well-being than your own. That is commendable because every kid needs to learn about the values of a healthy lifestyle. And, there is no reason to keep..

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An Insider’s Guide At Preparing For A Whale Watching Tour

Whale watching in Australia has become one important reason why many tourists plan trip to the county in winter breaks. The thrill of watching whales migrate, the chance to snap pictures up close is unparalleled to any other experience in the world...

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3 Benefits Of A Smart Thermostat

Smart thermostats have become popular in recent years, but many people don’t know why they should bother upgrading from their old models to newer ones. Homeowners have unique reasons for installing smart thermostats, but these three are some of the most common reasons that you...

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Four Costly Repairs To Watch For When Flipping Houses

Home flipping is the day trading of the real estate markets. Practitioners buy up cheap and often somewhat dilapidated houses and turn them around for a profit after making whatever small fixes they can to make them more attractive to buyers. It is an exciting market, but also...

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60% Of Americans Have Less Than $500 In Savings: How To Be Different

More and more people are living from paycheck to paycheck. New statistics show that nearly sixty percent of Americans have less than five hundred dollars in their savings account. What would you do if you had an unexpected expense of this amount? Would you borrow money...

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7 Fashion Trends That Have Died A Slow Painful Death

Trends come and trends go, but there are those that we wish would leave the party a little early. Thankfully the world of fashion is ever-evolving, and with a little luck, some new trends that are more pleasing to the eye and less taxing on our sanity will soon replace the misguided efforts...

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Tips For Buying Properties By The Water

Purchasing your new home is one of the toughest decisions to make. If you are thinking about getting a property that lies within a body of water, the decision can be complicated further. Waterfront property is a phrase used to describe a couple of different houses. In this context, it means...

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How To Make Money And Gain More Time With Your Kids

The sense of having only a limited amount of time causes many parents to work themselves out of a life. The truth is sometimes while you're making money, your attitude of too little time can actually suffocate your spirit. The 'Cats In The Cradle' song by Harry Chapin is the perfect example...

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What Are The Best Hair Growth Products For Men

If you’re like me, and you’re sick of getting looked at funny by all the young Dad’s at the park with a full head of hair, there are solutions. There are a number of ways to fight thinning hair and hair loss, some of which require little effort and money and that can be integrated into your life...

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The Stepfather Savior Complex

My family has a history of stepfathers. My dad was a stepfather to my oldest sister, my grandfather was a stepfather to my mother, and my grandmother’s father was a stepfather. In two of the above cases, this was because of parental abandonment. Their biological fathers left them at an age too young to remember. Fortunately, this was not the case with my own stepson...

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Influence Of Words That Fathers Use To Their Child

To all the fathers out there: Your words are very powerful, use them wisely! It was my daddy who taught me to value and accept myself, he told me that I was exceptionally beautiful and that I was the most valuable thing in life. And you know what? I believed every word that he said. My friend Tommy was not as fortunate...

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How Psychotherapy Can Help Midlife Crises

What Is A Midlife Crisis? While midlife crises have been parodied in popular culture, for people experiencing them, the feelings are very real. Sometimes, in an attempt to stave off the feelings of grief or anxiety that can be experienced as we enter midlife, people...

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Let Your Child Live Through Their Dreams

It’s always worth helping your children pursue their dreams. After all, what is life without dreams and besides that it can help push them towards interesting and exciting careers? You never know how far they’ll get. Remember, Taylor Swift began her career performing for her family. So, how should you...

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4 Fun Ways To Spend An Evening With Your Children

Whether you’ve been forced to babysit the children or because you decided to have a bit of bonding time with the kids, there are plenty of fun activities to take part in with the little ones. It could be going outside and playing some sports, seeing a movie together, or just binging on fast food and video games...

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How To Deal With Unwanted Wedding Guests

Your wedding day has to be perfect – it’s the best day of your life! And while the bride and grooms’ families and close friends will be there to witness the start of their life together, what about the people you don’t particularly want to invite? Can you not invite some people?

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Age Like A Good Wine: Don't Age With A Good Whine

Uh yes, dadhood. The next step up from adulthood, dadhood is an entirely new experience. Any aging you’d previously experienced will be accelerated through stress, stress and more stress. Kids are great, and I don’t want you to misquote me on that. However, they do have a tendency to make our hair grey and...

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My Inauguration Day

I'm going to open with this one with a “plain-as-day” statement: I used to avoid conflict. The only reason I’ve stayed (semi) sane over the years is by being able to identify toxic individuals and making sure I stay several zip codes away. Negativity clouds the soul, I believed...

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The Out-Of-Home Run: Seeing Sports Away From The Sofa

Every sports fan has dreams of seeing their favourite team play on their home turf. But, seeing big teams play is usually a very expensive ordeal. You have to travel far, get pricey tickets, and drag the whole family out with you. But, it’s worth all of the hassle. And, it doesn’t have to cost the world. You just have to...

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Dad! You Are So Much More Than Just “A Man Around The House”

In today’s family households, most men and women work outside the home, so they want to spend as little time as possible carrying out household chores, so that they can enjoy quality family time with the children...

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