Author: Melissa Thompson

3 Common Stressors That Could Be Damaging Your Marriage

Marriage is a beautiful institution with countless benefits. Studies have shown that happily married couples experience a reduction in their risk of common diseases, as well as better sleep and improved life fulfillment. However, like any good thing, marriage requires work to get the reward. Sharing your entire life with another person can be incredibly stressful and you are bound to clash at some point or another. One of the best ways to keep your marriage on sound footing is by identifying stressors and dealing with them promptly. Take off your rose-colored glasses and assess your partner for who...

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5 Ways To Challenge Yourself Using New Workout Methods

Data is constantly being collected when it comes to the human body and the way that folks can work out in order to push themselves to their next level of fitness. You’ll see news articles, especially in fitness magazines, that are all about new ways to concentrate your efforts to get exactly the kind of results that you’re looking for. So, five of the ways that have come out more recently (but will still be applicable in the future when it comes to workouts) might include things like the squat challenge, challenges that come from phone apps, challenges from...

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4 Innovative Ways Technology Has Changed the Property Management Industry

In the last 30 years, technology has permeated nearly every aspect of industry and business. Entire companies have sprung up that would not have been able to exist without the internet. The market of mobile phones is entirely new, but incredibly lucrative. The digital age has caused irreversible changes to how many industries do business, including those in property management. While property management has always been a fairly hands-on field, recent technological advancements have made management far more efficient. Prospective tenants and property managers are now able to interact in a completely different manner and the market is far...

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3 Surprising New Ways the Franchise Industry Is Changing

In many circles, the franchising opportunity is seen as a way for corporations to get even wealthier without having to run their own businesses. Franchisees can be viewed as the underserviced working men in the business who have to answer to cruel corporate bosses. While some companies have treated their franchisees this way in the past, recent changes are giving some of the power back to the little guy. A franchise essentially works when an individual opens a branch of a bigger corporation. For example, all McDonald’s restaurants are franchised, meaning they are owned by individual parties, not by...

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Tips, Techniques and Trends For 2016: Fitness That Works

The fitness industry keeps getting smarter. Doctors, physical therapists, sports medicine enthusiasts, and nutritionists are getting more data about what works for different people, and in turn they’re putting out countless new ways for individuals to find their own fitness and nutrition goals. You see announcements about advancements on the news all the time, and there are new products being put out every day to help you in the right direction as well. Some of the categories of advancement that you’ll keep seeing in breaking news sections include information about supplemental nutrition, equipment-free workouts, making group efforts stick, using...

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5 Practical Exterior Design Considerations For Your Home

Owning a house is a big investment and as much of a responsibility as you want to make it for yourself. And this responsibility means that you have to pay attention to the interior design as desired, but the exterior design as required. Examples of the practical aspects of exterior design specifically would be what you decide for things like the type of gutters, or the type of siding on the home, or what kind of roof and shingles you want to use, if you plan on using solar panels as energy sources, and even the location of the...

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4 Surprisingly Easy Car Maintenance Tasks You Can Do Yourself

With 95% of American households owning a car, the amount of money spent on maintenance each year can be astronomical. What if your necessary mode of transportation could be a little less taxing? For many people, the answer to cutting back on car costs is to simply perform all maintenance yourself. Before you begin thinking that you have to be a grease monkey to get things done, take another look. Many maintenance tasks can be performed with little time and with very little “grease” involved. Doing these things yourself could save you hundreds of dollars a year, and reward...

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The role of online security insurance in business

Online security insurance has become more popular with enterprises, but does it have a place in a business security program? The manager of BusinessInsuranceQuotes, Frank Kasimov, explores a growing market. To make it simple, every online security program comprises two sides: protection and response. For an online security policy to be successful, it needs to have both. However, enterprises need to understand that there are five conditions on both sides that they need to deal with: There are things they have completely operationalized and under control. There are things that are manageable, but it stresses their resources to do so. There are things that require hard work to manage even barely. There are things they have absolute no knowledge how to manage; by investing in technology, processes or staff will not make a substantial difference. Humans are behind the design and management of their programming, and humans tend to err. So the real question is, how can businesses manage these unavoidable conditions, particularly acknowledging that not all attacks can be detected in time, and not every incident can be successfully diminished without suffering some adverse effect? For some companies, an online insurance policy may offer the answer to these questions. Cyber risk practice leader for Lockton Companies, Ben Beeson, set the stage by saying that CISOs benefit from their online security programs and especially the insurance part, which is...

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Moor to Love: 3 Tips for Finding Your Shipyard Soulmate

Purchasing a yacht can be one of the more exciting experiences in your life. At long last, the freedom of open water is within your grasp, all on board your yacht (or even mega yacht!). One thing you may fail to consider in the purchasing process, is that you will need a long-term home for your yacht. Loading it onto a trailer is an intensive process, so you will want to find a home marina that offers amenities. For instance, individuals who spend a lot of time on board their yacht will need to have the most optimal marine...

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Planning A Wedding They’ll Never Forget

Wedding season is here and it’s time to start planning that big day, if you haven’t already started. While a June wedding is many a bride’s dream, anytime in the warm weather months makes a great backdrop for an outdoor wedding. If you want indoors, you can basically pick any month you want, as long as you aren’t getting married in the middle of a snow storm or tornado. No matter what your wedding plans are it will surely be a day you always remember, but maybe you want it to be one that everyone else will remember as...

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