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5 Gifts for a Picky Boyfriend

He’s already got a smartphone, a smart watch, and his entire apartment running via Alexa. He’s got gaming systems, aged whiskeys, and every car accessory known to man. This is the type of guy that usually gets stuck with a multi-tool every holiday. Boyfriends that are hard to buy for are usually really good at getting the latest and greatest for themselves, so when it’s time to give them something...

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5 Super Simple and Fun Stocking Stuffer Ideas

As if 2020 couldn’t get any crazier, it’s holiday time. On top of a pandemic, an election year, murder hornets, and about a million tropical storms, we’ve now got to start planning for holidays that are obviously going to look a little different this year. Things aren’t going to be as easy as years past. This doesn’t mean that things still can’t be great. Things never need to be perfect...

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How to Focus on Homework and Get it Done Before Your Deadline

Possibly one of the most daunting scenarios in high school or college is being assigned a detailed project, like a term paper, that is due in a few months. The immediate reaction many have is to simply shelve the project until later, which is a big mistake. Another reaction can be feeling so overwhelmed by the depth of the project that you simply stall, not taking any action. Every project...

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When Is the Best Time to Buy Furniture: A Complete Guide

Maybe you’ve been staring at the same microfiber couch and loveseat set since you first moved into your place… fifteen years ago. Perhaps you just flew the coop and are attempting to feather your very first nest. Maybe your entire place screams early 1990’s. Whatever the reason, you’re in the market for some new furniture. We all know furniture is pretty pricey, and just like electronics, there’s always a newer...

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What is Faux Leather and How Does it Compare to Real Leather?

Back in the 1990’s, we used the terms PVC, “pleather,” or simply fake leather to describe material that was supposed to be like leather in terms of feel and quality, but quite frankly, wasn’t anywhere near the real thing. Today, we use classier terminology and better quality materials. Faux leather, or “vegan leather,” is the term we use for a material that is used on items that would traditionally be...

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The Ultimate Guide on How to Get Cat Pee Smell Out of Couch

We sure do love our feline friends, and we’re about 90% sure they love us too, although we admit they’re sometimes pretty aloof. Cats are some of the most popular pets. In fact, six out of ten Americans own a pet, and of those pet owners, 49% own cats.  Cats are popular as pets because, unlike other pets, they’re extremely self-reliant.  Cats don’t have to be let outdoors to use...

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How to Focus on Studying so You Succeed on Your Next Test

College is an amazing time, as you likely already know. It’s a complete lifestyle change, and for many, the first time being away from home. With this expanded freedom, however, comes (you guessed it) more responsibility.  One of the most difficult things facing new college students is proper time management. While there are many ways to stay busy while you’re in school, you’re there to learn, and that requires a...

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5 Last-Minute Christmas Gifts

The Christmas season is quickly approaching, and we’re not sure where the time has gone.  It sure is unsettling how quickly the holidays sneak up on us each and every year, but inevitably, they do.  One minute we’re relaxing in the pool and cooking hot dogs on the grill on Labor Day; the next, we’re preparing for Black Friday and stringing up Christmas tree lights.   For many of us, Christmas...

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5 Study Room Design Ideas

We’re all spending more time at home this year, and that can mean we have kids in the house who are normally at school all day.  It’s important that we do our best to remain adaptable and try to give our kids a quiet and comfortable place to study and do their work.  Additionally, we may have college students taking a semester at home, or in need of help developing...

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4 Gifts for Dad Who Wants Nothing

He’s the first person we call when something is wrong with the car, or the toilet won’t quit running.  Although plumbing and car repair aren’t part of his job description, we’re pretty sure there’s nothing in this world that truly lies outside of Dad’s wheelhouse.  He’s handy, helpful, and the owner of about a million and one multitools.   No matter what we’re dealing with, he always has a spare...

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