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    Concept,  Lifestyle

    Industries That Continue to Advance

    COVID-19 has brought the world to a standstill, significantly disrupting countless aspects of human life. Business operations across multiple industries have not been let off the hook by the health crisis, as many are currently struggling to stay afloat. Nevertheless, some industries continue to improve in the face of adversity. Many of them have become increasingly relevant and profitable, recording enviable improvements even during the pandemic. Many experts predict that these sectors may even experience more boom post-COVID. Below are some specific industries that continue to advance despite the pandemic. Pharmaceuticals The pharmaceutical industry has always been a booming one, and this sector continues to experience tremendous growth and relevance…

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    Lifestyle,  Real Estate General

    Top Tools for an Easier Move

    Managing to successfully pull off a smooth move is its own kind of art form. There are a whole lot of moving pieces when it comes to uprooting your life and moving into a beautiful new home. For starters, you’ll be responsible for making sure you safely pack up all your precious belongings, or find an actual moving company that does the job for you. From there it’s a calculated game that’s best navigated with a helpful little checklist. So, let’s take a look at a handful of crucial tools you’ll need to use in order to ensure that you have an easier move. Professional Movers The first and most…

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    Investing,  Lifestyle,  Real Estate General

    Starting a Church? Consider Renting a Storage Unit

    Like with any new project, it takes time to get a plan and all the tools you’ll need to open a church. From Bibles and hymnals to more functional items like chairs and pews, whether you start your church out of your home or in a rented building or space, you’ll need a place to store items you collect as you plan. If you’re considering starting up a church, these are the reasons why you should start by going online to reserve some storage space. Storage Needs Whether you’re a pastor with years of experience and a building waiting on your occupancy or a new faith leader looking to start…

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    Lifestyle

    Hosting an Unforgettable Kids’ Birthday Party

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues its wave of destruction across the United States, an unlikely casualty is often overlooked. Despite so many businesses closing their brick-and-mortar stores, many people have found themselves to be working from home. However, the virus is proving to be difficult for children too, albeit in a far less obvious way. While a snow day or public holiday in which the school has a mandatory closing is often a welcome break for younger generations, having school closures for a more lengthy amount of time is ultimately detrimental to children’s social belonging and mental health. No wave of a magic wand can change the presence of this public health emergency,…

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    Housing,  Investing,  Lifestyle

    Are You Prepared to Sell Your Home?

    Selling your home can be a difficult task for many homeowners. While parting with the place where you’ve made so many memories can be a challenge in itself, the real issue comes when you prepare to list a home with your real estate agent. Many homes simply aren’t ready to hit the market and receive minimal interest as a result. Making sure your home is prepared for the marketplace is the best way to gain the attraction that you will need in order to complete the sale. Utilize a checklist as you go through your home’s amenities and systems in order to fully ensure that your home will sell and…

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    Housing,  Lifestyle,  Real Estate General

    The Ins and Outs of Real Estate

    Real estate is a complex marketplace for both buyers and sellers. The industry is a fantastic way to increase your net worth and investment profile, but also rife with the ability to slip up and land a money pit for the long term. Making sure you get the best deal from a lender for your family’s needs is something that all buyers should seek to achieve when buying a home—whether it’s your first time buying a home or you’re adding an investment property to boost your overall portfolio. Whether you are considering the pros and cons of living in an RV and getting off the grid or thinking of a move to a New…

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    Lifestyle

    Are You Ready for a Long-Distance Trip?

    It’s finally here: the vacation you’ve been waiting and working for. You’re ready to go on that long-distance road trip you’ve dreamed about for years. Work is taken care of, and you’re excited to have a few weeks where you can just relax and explore all new destinations. Before you completely relax, you have to be sure you’re ready to go with all the right plans and tools in place for a successful vacation. Preparations for your long-distance trip are multi-faceted. You need to make sure that you have everything set at home while planning a perfect itinerary for your trip. Especially if you’re gone for an extended period of…

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    Lifestyle

    How to Reignite the Spark in Your Relationship

    A year of social distancing, restrictions, and the general stressors of a global pandemic hasn’t done a lot for relationships. For those of us who’ve been stuck in social isolation or quarantine, it’s easy to see why our romantic relationships might need a jump start. If you and your partner need a new fire in your relationship but you don’t know where to start, read on for tips that might bring some heat back. Performance Enhancers Many couples are turning to performance enhancers to spice things up between the sheets. From that special offer on trial erection packs at GoodRX to discount contraception and other medication, by taking care of…

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    Investing,  Lifestyle

    Why You Should Spend Extra on These 5 Things

    We’ve all heard the expression: You get what you pay for. While that’s not always the case, it’s a cliche for a reason. While there are products and items where durability and overall quality don’t matter so much, there are other areas where spending the money upfront can actually save money. If you’re wondering where to spend extra and where to pinch pennies, read on for five areas where you should spend extra if you can. 1. Home Repairs and Upgrades Our homes are our safe-havens. In the middle of a worldwide pandemic, we know more than ever how important it is that we feel comfortable in our homes. Because…

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    Home Design,  Lifestyle

    Our Top Picks for the Most Luxurious Bathtubs

    The bathtub is an underappreciated, humble household fixture that has a different use for every homeowner. Bathtubs come in a variety of styles, colors, prices, and functions. Whether it’s time for a bathtub replacement or you are undergoing a new bathroom remodel, it’s important to find a bathtub that has the size, function, and features you need. A great way to breathe new life into your living space and personal style is to try some simple upgrades. New Direction Foundation offers several practical style tips for upgrading your living space. Subscription boxes for home decor and clothing deliver household items and clothes to your door every month. You can easily upgrade…