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3 Ways To Spend Your Baby Dollars Wisely

The cost of raising a child can be staggering for first-time parents. Of course, marketers are experts at getting new parents to quell mommy guilt and daddy guilt by purchasing every baby item on the market. Of course, you want to give them the best life has to offer, better than you ever had, etc., etc. But at what price? Perhaps you’ve decided to take a pay cut in order to work from home, … Continue

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The Truth About Recovering from Shoulder Labral Repair Surgery

When it comes to any kind of labral repair surgery, recovery is typically longer than many patients anticipate. The details of hip labral repair surgery are different than those relating to shoulder labral repair. Going in armed with knowledge and realistic expectations is probably the best way to truly set yourself up for success. Labrum Repair Basics Your shoulder labrum is basically a fibrous … Continue

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Guide to Decking Lumber: What It Needs at the Jobsite

From the origin of your lumber to your local lumber supplier and then to your job site, your decking lumber goes through a lot. Every time it’s moved or handled, you can expect each decking board to accrue added dirt, grime, and moisture. We’ve already discussed why sanding should be done after installation, and not before. But there are a couple other steps you will need to take, both before and … Continue

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What College Professors Wish Parents Would Stop Doing for Their Teens

Students from pre-Millennial generations often grimaced when they saw announcements like this one on their instructors’ doors: “Failure to prepare on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.” For Gen Y, though, the reaction to such a concept tends to go beyond frustration and acceptance. Instead, it’s typically confusion or even anger. Worse, some students call Mom and ask her to … Continue

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How Do I Teach My Dog to Ask to Go Outside?

Many, many people wish that their dog could ask for the things that they need. This is especially true when it comes to going outside to use the bathroom. We’ve all seen or heard of dogs who knew to ring a bell when they needed to be let out. How many accidents and carpet stains could have been prevented if your dog knew this trick? For many of us, though, this type of training seems impossibly … Continue

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Guide to Decking Lumber: What It Needs at the Jobsite

From the origin of your lumber to your local lumber supplier and then to your job site, your decking lumber goes through a lot. Every time it’s moved or handled, you can expect each decking board to accrue added dirt, grime, and moisture. We’ve already discussed why sanding should be done after installation, and not […]

Guide to Decking Lumber: When It Gets to Us

As we discussed in our last post, decking lumber is not a finished product. Sure, it gets to you in a ready-for-installation form, already S4S, E4E, and possibly grooved to allow for a hidden fastener system. But that doesn’t mean it’s pretty. Not yet, anyway. Since the long, tumultuous journey of your decking boards began […]

Guide to Decking Lumber: Where It All Begins

Did you know that decking boards aren’t exactly finished products? They’re not rough-cut lumber, but they’re not finished yet, either. When you purchase decking lumber, it’s typically planed on all 4 faces, a designation abbreviated as “S4S.” They’re also eased on all corners, which is noted by the abbreviation “E4E.” If you’re choosing to use […]

The Truth About Recovering from Shoulder Labral Repair Surgery

When it comes to any kind of labral repair surgery, recovery is typically longer than many patients anticipate. The details of hip labral repair surgery are different than those relating to shoulder labral repair. Going in armed with knowledge and realistic expectations is probably the best way to truly set yourself up for success. Labrum […]

3 Ways To Spend Your Baby Dollars Wisely

The cost of raising a child can be staggering for first-time parents. Of course, marketers are experts at getting new parents to quell mommy guilt and daddy guilt by purchasing every baby item on the market. Of course, you want to give them the best life has to offer, better than you ever had, etc., […]

Can You Love the Planet & Love Lumber, Too?

Actually, if you love the planet, one thing you can do to show it and benefit the global ecosystem is — wait for it — to buy lumber. Yes, I’m serious. The clear-cutting loggers are a thing of the past, as well as a caricatured version of reality. Actually, it’s more like a fun house […]

3 New Airsight Cameras by X10

Three new X10 Airsight Cameras have hit the market, making high-tech solutions even more affordable than they’ve ever been! X10 LI2 Wireless HD IP Stick Camera and its twin little sisters, the LQ2 Wireless HD IP Ball Camera in White and Black, provide an amazing number of features packed into their little cases and even […]