How to Prepare for a Pandemic: 9 Things You Need to Know

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Early on in the 20th century, the world saw the Spanish influenza pandemic. In the early 21st century, we had the coronavirus pandemic. One of the ways that a pandemic becomes a pandemic is through global travel. As we’ve progressed in life, so has the risk of spreading disease. Given how connected the world is at …

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5 Easy Ways to Prevent Your Next Impulse Buys

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Let’s face it, we’ve all been in this situation: We’re at the grocery store for a gallon of milk, we see that bag of chips, 2 liters of our favorite orange soda, or a 6-pack of beer and end up walking out with more than we wanted. Impulse buys.  It happens to all of us, …

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Here’s Your List of the Top Gear for the Perfect Road Trip in 2021

Road trips can be one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences. However, there are many variables to consider when going on a road trip, from where you will stop to eat to how much time you have before reaching your destination. The more prepared you are for your road trip, the easier it will …

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Adulting: Everything You Need to Know But Were Afraid To Ask

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Adulting is a pain in the ***. At least that was the thought racing through my mind when I got hit with the cold hard truth for the first time. I remember it like it was yesterday… nostalgic dream sequence commences: Is This Adulting? It’s my senior year of high school — I’m sitting in …

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The Ultimate College Senior Checklist

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Earning a college degree is no easy feat. Think countless late-night cram sessions, tedious loan applications, heavy textbooks to haul around. For some college seniors, June cannot come fast enough, and it’s understandable why senioritis kicks in. That said, there’s still a lot of important work to do before crossing that graduation stage. From jumping …

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The Cheapest Way to Live: 11 Ways to Cut Housing Costs

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There are many reasons to try to live as cheaply as possible. Perhaps you want to pay down debt, maybe you want to retire early, or perhaps you want to save as much money as possible. No matter the reason, finding the cheapest way to live can cut down your expenses tremendously. Here are our …

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My Top 7 Favorite Woodworking Projects

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When I first started to build out my woodworking shop, I did it with a very practical purpose in mind. We were in the middle of a kitchen remodel, and, rather than buy new cabinet doors, I wanted to make my own and use that as an excuse to buy my first big woodworking tool: …

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Tips to Have a Beautiful Wedding Way Below the Average Wedding Cost

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Weddings are a time filled with joy but also have become synonymous with spending a lot of money. Many newly engaged couples experience sticker shock at the cost of wedding-related goods and services. From buying an engagement ring, selecting a wedding cake, wedding favors, or even a wedding dress– it’s common for the expense of having …

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Quick Dinner Tips: Making Those Easy Dinner Recipes Even Quicker

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There is nothing better than trying a delicious new recipe or cooking a yummy meal for your family. However, with our busy lives so often, we have great ideas and plans but no time to put them together! If you want to cook but don’t have the time to put a quick dinner together, then …

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How to Travel Cheap: 6 Easy Tips to Enjoy Traveling on a Budget

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After the year we’ve had, you probably can’t wait to start traveling more! You would love to explore the world, but don’t know how you’ll ever be able to afford it or enjoy traveling on a budget. A large percentage of us believe we can’t afford to travel. It can seem exotic, expensive, and totally …

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7 Things to Do After College Besides Work

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Numerous college students have a trajectory in mind for navigating life after college. For some, getting a job is their top goal. But, are there other things to do after college besides work? Beyond looking for a traditional entry-level job, there are alternative choices for new grads—including internships, volunteering, grad school, spending time abroad, or serving …

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