Lawn Care Basics for New Homeowners
Biddrup Kumar Mollick
Australia is considered one of the largest countries in the world. It's vast land consists of different types of landscapes such as rainforest and mountains but deserts or "outback" covers much of its area. The climate also varies due to its size, where warm temperature is experienced in the northern states pretty much opposite in the southern states....
We are in the middle of the summer, the sun is bright, and the sea is calm and warm, calling us near, promising hours of fun, laziness and tranquility. But what if you are stuck in town, sweating and breathing the hot air, not having the opportunity for vacation. Is dreaming of white beaches and blue paradises your only option? Not at all since board games are here to take you wherever you want to be. Today's destination is exotic... Tahiti!...
Conformity - A Boon or Bane to Humanity?
Charanjit Singh Arora
Man is a social animal. To live peacefully in society, he follows rules and rituals, of the society. Nobody wants to be a nail that sticks out, as it is hammered down. The easiest path is 100% conformity, with social norms. We start smoking, and drinking, when we see our friends enjoying their cigarettes and drinks. We try to conform. But, is conformity to social norms, a good practice?...
3 Reasons Why Your Garden Appliances Will Hinder Your Garden
Mike J Younger
Your garden is an extension of your home, and your chance to express your personality with the help of nature. Whether you're after cascading water features, flowerbeds bursting with colour all year round or a pristine lawn surrounded by a few pots and decking - all can be achieved....
Have a Fun Summer
Kathleen C Olivieri
As a parent, we feel responsible for insuring that our family has a "good" summer. We plan and schedule in hopes that everyone will be happy. Summer plans can be learning adventures, traveling, visiting a friend, going to a swimming pool or participating in sporting events. Here are 4 GREAT ideas for family adventures in the summer that don't involve a lot of money....
Cabanas: An Ultimate Poolside Luxury
If we look back in the gone decades, we find that people used to set up cabanas on poolside areas, as a storage to stock the essential pool maintenance kits. In fact, there are many, if not most, who still store diverse tools and accessories in these poolside shelters. However, if we gaze at the current booming trend, we find that cabanas of today are not really a storage space. These spaces, nowadays, are being broadly used as a poolside 'temporary' room, where small group of guests (10-15 people) can gather, and enjoy the amazing views of the poolside party, while sipping their drink and chitchatting with their peers....
Have You Made Assumptions About Your Teens?
Robert G. Holt
Three common myths or assumptions about teenagers are set right in this article about the number of teen alcohol deaths that are attributed to intoxicated driving, what causes teens to try and stick with cigarette smoking and teen abuse of prescription drugs. You might be surprised at the results, and there are some suggestions for further reduction of these problems....
Most Popular Nursing Homes
John A Denver
The level of support and care provided in nursing homes speaks for itself. It's nearly impossible to replicate that level of care and supervision, both day and night, at home. Are you thinking of taking your loved one to a nursing home in the UK? You've made a wise decision. But now you have another problem- there are nursing homes everywhere. And they all claim that their services are the best. You might find yourself in a bit of a pickle. Since this is an important decision, there's no need to rush it. Take your time and do your research in order to settle for the right nursing home. And you can start by going through the most popular options. So, where are the most popular nursing care homes?...
Council Run Care Homes - Reasons for Decline
John A Denver
Why are there so few council run care homes now? Options are fast diminishing for many families with elderly loved ones who require professional attention and tender care. There is a growing disinterest among many councils in the United Kingdom in providing food, accommodation, and basic care to the vulnerable old men and women in their midst. Factors of costs, poor quality of service, hazardous, infrastructure, and numerous deaths in some homes have mingled to give the authorities reasons to disengage from the noble task of caring for their own. In the opinions of some analysts, the councils have opted for the slash and burn approach instead of finding ways of fixing a rapidly breaking system. In truth, closing care homes without opening new alternatives can only achieve superficial objectives. The prevailing situation begs for a closer scrutiny of the facts....
Where Are the Most Care Homes in Britain?
John A Denver
Modern Britain has one of the highest life expectancies in the world, with the average Briton expected to life until the age of 81.5 years. As a result this expanding elderly population, new and widely available services are having to be provided to support them, such as care homes. In the last 50 years the number of care homes in Britain has more than doubled to meet the demand of the growing number of over 60s. Social changes, have also played at part; in previous generations it was not uncommon for elderly relatives to live with their younger, working-age family members. However for many families this is simply not an option, as more and more households now consist of two working adults rather than just the one, and they are unable to provide the necessary support....
Small Business Owners: Tips for Balancing Your Business and Family Finances
Scott D. Serfass
Meeting the multiple demands of a job and family can be challenging for anyone, but for small business owners, the feeling of being pulled in different directions can be especially taxing. With limited time, energy and money at your disposal, finding the right mix may seem impossible - but it doesn't have to be....
Super Power Mom, Vulnerable Mom: The Roller Coaster of Motherhood
One woman's story of her experience as a mother - the vulnerable side and the ultimate Super Powers that she possessed once a parent. How motherhood can be a roller coaster of the scariest times and the most amazing experience of infinite love....
An Overview of Children Day Care Services
Children day care facilities can be divided into 3 types: preschools, day care centers and family care homes. While all these types of services involve the supervision of kids while their parents are either working or unavailable, every setting is distinct in its own way. Child day care providers, as the name connotes, take care of children during daytime, when most parents are working....
Chinese Egg Donors Remain In High Demand
In the world of the modern family, there are a variety of reasons as to why egg donation and reproductive assistance is desired. And one country who is in need of East Asian egg donors is China....
A 10-Step Family Reunion Planning Guide (for Total Non-Planners)
Planning and finding fun things to do at family reunions can be a tedious task. However, with a few tips, even total non-planners can knock out a great gathering....
All The World's A Stage - We Play Roles Of Son/Daughter, Sibling, Spouse, Parent, And In-Laws
Charanjit Singh Arora
With apologies to William Shakespeare! 'All The World's A Stage', and each one of us lives seven ages: an infant, a school boy, a lover, a soldier, a justice, a shrinking old man, and a second childhood. Since then, there is change in social structure of society due to feminism. We all enact seven roles in life: a son/daughter, a sibling, a spouse, a parent, an in-law, a grandparent, and finally a great-grandparent - a second childhood. In each role, we have rights and duties. We do get our rights as children, but we may not discharge our duties towards old parents. This phenomenon is omnipresent among humanity. We need to correct it....
Three Facts About Assisted Living You Need To Know If You Have An Elderly Relative
Assisted living facilities are becoming more and more common, and demand continues to rise. Here are three facts about these homes you need to know....
What to Look for When Hiring Retirement Planning Services
Retirement planning services are all about helping you meet your post-working years goals. The right group will have decades of experience and know exactly what type of advice to give....
What Types of Continuing Care Retirement Communities Are Right for Your Loved Ones?
Choosing the right extended care facility can be a tough decision. Before you sign up for the nearest home, here is a list of possibilities. Try to keep your budget and lifestyle choices in mind as you consider the following options for continuing care retirement communities....
Get the Most From Your Garden During Hot, Dry August
With water restrictions in place, maintaining robust vegetable and flower gardens can be a challenge especially during the hot, dry month of August. With proper planning and maintenance, it can be done. Keep Roses Blooming: Established rose bushes need only be watered weekly or even biweekly....