Nov 11 2013

Awkward family portraits

With the onset of the holiday season, this means taking awkward family Christmas photos for many households. But during a time of year that is often already fraught with stress and friction, why settle for that awkward family portraits session that can be uncomfortable at best and a cause of disagreement at worst? This year, you may want to go out of your way to take holiday photos that emphasize fun while being true to your distinctive family personality and dynamic.

For example, you may want to play up the idea of embarrassing family photos with a tongue-in-cheek session in which you don’t take yourself too seriously. The holidays are notorious for tacky, so-bad-they’re-awesome sweaters. Why not have your entire family dress in these and send the resulting funny holiday pictures out to family and f

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Oct 14 2013

Ideas for family pictures

Around the world, the average internet user will spend 16 hours a month online. However, that number doubles in the United States where users devote 32 hours to the internet every month. While much of that number undoubtedly comes from the fact that more and more people are using the internet while at work or for personal reasons, like banking and paying bills, the reality is that many of the hours spent online are used for just killing time. Lots of people browse different websites looking at sports scores, reading blogs, or even browsing through awkward family pictures to pass the time.

The ways that people admit to spending their time online will vary from person to person. Some 22% of people spend their time on social media, 21% use search engines, 20% read all kinds of content, 19% use email a

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Sep 11 2013

Awkard family photos

Getting together with family can be both a gift and a curse. It is great to catch up, eat delicious food, and play board games when you have nothing left to talk about. However, you have to travel and take those awfully awkward family photos Christmas cards are famous for.

Last Thanksgiving, according to NBC News, 43.6 million Americans traveled more than 50 miles to be with their families. What was there reward? Embarrassing family photos serving as evidence of their love for their family. Do not worry, however. You are absolutely not alone.

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If ever you feel that awkward family pictures only ever happen to you and yours, then have no fear. The Awkward Family Photos book is proof that every single family takes some of the worst pictures to p

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Jul 11 2013

Awkward family photos christmas

Awkward family portraits. We see them, we laugh at them… but danger lurks around every corner. For you know, deep in the dark place in your mind where you never go, that somewhere, somehow, and at the worst possible time… someone will find the photos of the Rainbow Bright themed birthday party you were sure the other boys in your Boy Scout troop would think was just the coolest.

We cannot erase the past, but we can safeguard our future. Here are some tips to make sure that when it comes to awkward family portraits, you remain the laugher, and never the laughee.

1. Clothing Choice. Some of the most embarrassing family photos come from a simple lack of wardrobe sense. Matching clothing is never a good idea, and themes are right out too. Sweaters should not be too hideous, and family pets sh

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Aug 16 2018

Getting a good night’s sleep is important, but it’s something that many people take for granted. But getting the rest you need and taking care of your body isn’t always easy. People spend at least one-third of their lives sleeping and catching up on their rest. It makes sense to ensure that you have a quality mattress that can support you and help you get through the night in comfort. A Tempur mattress can help you get the best sleep you need to wake up refreshed in the morning. Here’s why you should consider one for your next purchase.

A Quality Mattress Makes it Easy to Fall Asleep

A Tempur pedic mattress can make it easy for you to fall asleep, allowing you to wake up early the next day. It should take you no longer than 15 minutes to fall asleep. If you’re finding that your mattress is making this difficult, it’s time to invest in a new one. A mattress should get changed out after five years. If it’s been longer than that timeframe, it’s important you g

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Aug 07 2018

The well-known phrase ‘there’s no place like home’ carries a lot of meaning for nearly all of us. We all love the feeling of returning to a secure place that we are familiar with and where we can be ourselves.

But interestingly, not all of us have the same idea of what ‘home’ means. To many of us, home is a stand-alone house that we own ourselves, independently, and that we alone are responsible for.

To others, ‘home’ could be a rental property or apartment, where rent is paid on a regularly scheduled basis and repairs and upkeep are the responsibility of the owner. Renting is a very popular option in the U.S., with renters occupying 42.58 million housing units throughout the country.

Finances are a big reason for the popularity of apartments for rent. In a recent survey of renters, for example, more than 50% responded that renting was less stressful than home ownership. They also replied that it was a much

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Aug 06 2018

Clogged drains are one of the most common, and most annoying, problems a homeowner can face. While a clogged drain can be caused by a variety of factors, it’s important to know how to handle it. This article is going to discuss a few common “dos and don’ts” of preventing and dealing with a clogged drain.

Dos

Use a drain filter: Using a drain filter is perhaps the quickest and easiest way to prevent drain clogs. Whether it’s in the kitchen sink or in the shower, a drain filter will prevent things like large food remnants and hair from going down the drain in the first place. This can significantly reduce the chance of dealing with a clogged drain because the larger items that usually cause clogged drains won’t have the opportunity to make it into the drain.

Run the garbage disposal: If you have a garbage disposal in your kitchen sink, use it! Garbage disposals are designed to prevent clogs and keep things moving down the drain. If food remnants do enter the drain, running the garbage disposal with some water should help break them up and keep them moving.

Hire a plumber: Drain cleaning is generally something that should be handled by a professional. If you have a serious clog, don’t attempt to handle it by yourself. Homeowners don’t have the same tools that are used by plumbing services — and using the wrong tools can do more harm than good.

Don’ts

Use chemical drain cleaners: Acidic drain cleaners can do significant damage to your pipes. And if your pipes are around the average age of 47 years old, using drain cleaners could lead to needing to replace your pipes. Because of this, always hire plumbing companies to get the job done right. They have the tools and products to efficiently clear a clogged drain without causing more damage.

Pour grease down the drain: While many people think they can put anything and everything down the drain, that’s not the case at all. Greasy substances will not only cause backups, but they can actually coat the siding of your pipes and cause serious issues. So greasy products should be thrown away.

Hopefully, this article gave you some good tips on handling your drains. With some simple preventative methods, and a plumber’s number on speed dial, you should be prepared to handle any drain clog that comes your way.

Aug 01 2018

The school supply aisles are crowded, the parents are counting down the days, and the teachers are preparing their classrooms. As schools across the country prepare to welcome students back after summer, there are many parents who are thrilled knowing that they are sending their children to the best schools in the area. There are also parents, however, who worry about the schools that their children attend. In a time of slashed educational budgets and what seems like political warfare on public education, there are many parents who are struggling with the choices that they have available.
The bottom line is there will always be three components that will contribute to the best schools in the nation: qualified teachers, manageable class sizes, and supportive administration. In the public schools that are struggling the most, budget constraints keep districts from hiring and keeping the best teachers and skyrocket the students numbers of the classrooms, and district administrators ar

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