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Contemplating Death Makes You Happy and Brave

If someone were to ask you what you thought about death or what you would do if you knew that today was your last day, what would be your response? Many people do not like answering these types of questions because death is not a very casual ... Continue reading

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Best Songs About Dogs

There are a lot of great love songs out there, but there are a few with strange lyrics that don’t really suggest the object of the singer’s affection is just a female woman. Think back to the lyrics of The Kinks’ “Lola”. It’s a catchy tune, with ... Continue reading

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How to Decide if Roofing Needs Replacement or Renovation?

A strong roof over your head assures you of protection from cold winters, stormy springs, and hot summers. When a roof is well installed, it can serve you for up to 30 years without any problems. Harsh weather conditions can shorten your roof’s lifespan and demand renovation ... Continue reading

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The Deodorization Technique to Clean the House

A smelly home interior can be unpleasant to come home to after a long day at work. As much as you may try, sometimes nasty odors linger in your home. They come from spills or accidents that your pets might have had on your carpet. While most ... Continue reading

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What the New-Age HR Looks for in a Prospective Candidate

The new HR looks for tame and trainable employees rather than technical experts. They want fast learners and look for some core qualities in every candidate. The fresh college graduates and even experienced people wonder what the HR team wants in this digital era. Today's HR looks ... Continue reading

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5 Most Expensive House Repair Areas for Which You Need to Budget

Every homeowner needs to budget for some expensive home repairs. Major repairs can carry a hefty price tag and while preventative maintenance can reduce some of them, there are always unexpected expenses that are unavoidable. **1. Roof repairs** Your roof is the most important part of your ... Continue reading

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The Role of Diet in Boosting Your IQ Levels

Do you sometimes wish that you had just a fraction of William Sidis’s intelligence? His Intelligence Quotient or IQ was thought to be 50 to 100 points higher than Einstein’s. According to the National Library of Medicine, intelligence can be influenced by genes, home life, education, and ... Continue reading

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How You Can Use Sports Events to Market Your Business

Many businesses use sporting events to raise the profile of their brands because they often attract large crowds and have many loyal supporters. Finding a way to bring attention to your brand during all the hype and action surrounding a sporting event can be challenging. You need ... Continue reading

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Why Dating Failures Should Not Get You Demotivated

Only 20% of dates continue to cross the five or six dates threshold. On average, an American man manages to go out only with two people out of seven on a second date. So, never let a dating failure come in the way of your love life. ... Continue reading

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Ways to Reduce Screen Time Without Any Resistance from Kids

There’s a world of information online for anyone who wants to maximize their knowledge but what happens when your kids are constantly glued to their screens? You’re so used to seeing your kids staring down into their mobile devices that it’s as if the gadget has become ... Continue reading

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Do Good, Feel Good – How Helping Out Benefits Your Health

What is it about ‘doing good’ that is so beneficial for you physically and emotionally? People who make donations, volunteer or do charitable work often say they get more out of it than what they give. Researchers are doing studies and obtaining results that support their claims. ... Continue reading

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How Drinking Tea Boosts Your Cognitive Performance

Coffee has become a staple for people who live a life of hustling and working long hours. Caffeine in coffee is the reason why they feel charged after drinking a hot cup. However, it’s not the only beverage that can give you a boost of caffeine. Tea ... Continue reading

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Did COVID-19 disrupt the automotive industry? How the pandemic changed people’s behavior in terms of mobility and vehicle purchasing

Notable challenges lie ahead for all industries, and the automotive one makes no exception. A freeze in mobility and buying was the first visible sign of the global pandemic. But now that economies are opening again worldwide, should we expect to see any changes in people's behavior ... Continue reading

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Unexpected Financial Emergencies When a Parent Dies

Death can be expected or sudden, but the mental setback experienced by the deceased family members can be immense. To make matters worse, sometimes, most family members are left without any clue of the financial details of the parent. To those who know the parent’s account details, ... Continue reading

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Remodeling Your House on a Budget Before Renting it Out

If you want to put your property to work, renting it out is a superb way to bring in additional income. Remodeling your house on a budget is possible as there are some small renovation projects that can make a big positive difference to your place. Fix ... Continue reading

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Why Tiny House on Wheels is in Trend and Why You Should Own One

Most people think of tiny homes as being fixed in one spot, much like residential houses. However, most tiny homes are built on trailers, making them easy to transport, position, and relocate. These structures are known as THOW (tiny homes on wheels). The tiny house movement is ... Continue reading

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Five Super Qualities That Make Naruto a Hot-Favorite Anime Character

You can’t call yourself an anime fan if you haven’t watched Naruto. It is among the greatest and the most famous anime series of these two decades. Written by Masashi Kishimoto, the anime centers around a young ninja from the village of Konoha, Naruto. The writer has ... Continue reading

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“Atlas of a Lost World”: a new read on old life across the world

The rains became unpredictable, societal chaos threatened, and so they walked. Nearly a thousand years later author Craig Childs also walked, trying to follow their slow migration from Mesa Verde to Chaco Canyon and on south to the Sierra Madre. "[House of Rain][1]," published a decade ago, ... Continue reading

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Get into PBS’ ‘Great American Read’

> A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never > reads lives only one. > > —George R.R. Martin I’m going to report this fact, though it hurts me to do so: [In a recent Pew study][1], 24 percent of U.S. adults ... Continue reading

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Sound+Vision Sessions: a conversation with Heidi Lynne Gluck

June 22 marks the second installment of the new Lawrence Public Library event series, Sound+Vision Sessions. The event showcases local music artists whose material we have in our catalog in a family-friendly, all-ages atmosphere. This concert features the incredibly talented and esteemed singer/songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Heidi ... Continue reading