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Is Your Pet Too Aggressive?

The last thing any family wants is an aggressive animal in the house. However, keeping pets is a good way to build your children’s confidence and help them to become caring individuals. So, it can be somewhat of a double-edged sword. Thankfully, there are lots of tricks you can use to encourage your family friend to become docile. In most instances, you just have to fulfill their needs and ensure they get everything they require. There are also some alternative strategies you could consider if you’re willing to spend a bit of cash. With that in mind, read the information on this page and apply it to your situation. Photo Consider paying for specialist training There are experts out there who can help to decrease aggression and encourage your animal to stay calm. They use various techniques to make that happen depending on the individual situation. Services of that nature are particularly useful if you own a dog. Learn more about dog training by researching the topic onl

Calling All Coffee Lovers! Viper Coffee Gifts #Coffee

How many coffee drinkers do we have reading our blog? Most of our family enjoys coffee, a couple don't drink it at all, and a couple are coffee lovers...yes, I am in that last category. I usually have two 16-ounce cups a day, sometimes more. And if I'm traveling, then I'm planning our stops/bathroom breaks around where I can find a Starbucks or Dunkin' Donuts! It's become something of a joke in our family, and even amongst friends, that I tend to sometimes overdo on the coffee. Apparently I'm not alone however, because not too long ago I stumbled across Viper Coffee , a company that specializes in gifts for coffee lovers. I was able to choose a couple items for review from Viper Coffee. It was hard narrowing down my selection, because they have so many great sayings and phrases available on both shirts and coffee mugs. I finally made my choice, placed my order, and anxiously awaited the arrival of the package. Viper Coffee keeps you updated on the status of y

How To Win The War Against Insomnia

It is estimated that a third of adults in the US suffers from insomnia. If you fight regular battles against sleepless nights, you’ll know the impact all too well. The trouble is that the longer you go without sleep, the more severe the symptoms. Sleep deprivation can be incredibly damaging to both your mental and physical health. If you’re waging war with insomnia, here are some tips to ensure you emerge victorious. Image credit https://www.flickr.com/photos/alyssafilmmaker/3628914665 What’s keeping you up? If you struggle to sleep on a regular basis, it’s important to try and determine the cause. Perhaps there is no single factor, but it’s beneficial to have a think about why you can’t seem to close your eyes and keep them shut throughout the night. Are you feeling stressed? Or is something or someone disturbing your sleep? There is a multitude of factors that may contribute to sleepless nights. Here are some of the most common causes of insomnia . Stress Stress is a

Weird Ways You're Hurting Your Teeth

When it comes to cavities, erosion and other commonplace dental problems, we all know the common culprits; bad brushing, soda, sweets, and so on. While these are all important to watch out for, there are many other things which could be wrecking your smile, which a lot of people are totally oblivious to. Here are some of these hidden dental hazards, and the best way you can keep them at bay. Image source: Pixabay Cardio You may think that long cardio workouts are a universally good thing, but in reality, they can take a heavy toll on your pearly whites . When you compare the oral health of athletes to that of non-exercisers, it’s more or less a given that athletes will have more erosion, the gradual wearing down of enamel. The more time endurance athletes spend training per week, the greater their risk of cavities becomes. This is due to the fact that exercising reduces the amount of saliva you produce, which is filled with minerals that strengthen your teeth and neutr

Maintaining the Work/Life Balance

Where does all the time go? In the 21st century, it can often feel like we’re moving at a 100 miles per hour . There’s mouths to feed, promotions to be earned, homes to be cleaned...and that’s before we even start thinking about keeping on top of our social lives. If it feels like your life is geared too far toward ‘work’ and not nearly enough toward ‘life’, then have a read of the following advice and reclaim some of your existence. Source: Pexels.com Establishing Our Priorities Our lives reflect our priorities. Whatever we put our time into, that’s what our lives will show. If you’re working all day, twelve hours a stretch, then then what does it show? That you prioritise work over anything else! Take a step back and see where it is you’re putting your energy. It might just require a small tweaking to get your life back on track; or you might realise that something much bigger has to change - your mindset. Cutting the Tasks If you’re a naturally energetic person, th

DIY Solutions For Common Problems

DIY no longer seems to have the same appeal it once did. While past generations were all very handy, it seems that fewer people are carrying out repairs themselves. Of course, there are a range of problems which are simply too difficult to attempt on your own, but there are also plenty that require significantly less effort so you don’t need to call in the experts . There are a variety of problems that seem to occur in every home, and many of them have relatively straightforward solutions. If you’ve been putting off that DIY task for months and months, here are a few quick fixes to give you that push in the right direction. Running Toilet There’s nothing more frustrating than a toilet that just won’t seem to stop running. A common cause is a leaky rubber flapper, which allows water to flow into the bowl when you flush. You can confirm that this is the cause by putting some food colouring into the tank. Next, wait a few minutes. If you see the colour bleeding back into the bow

Changes in Your Lifestyle That Will Help To Reduce Your Stress Levels

We all lead busy lives and it can feel like we have no down time. If you find that you don’t have time to exercise or to meal plan or to even sit and watch your favorite TV show, then the chances are that you are running on empty. That is never going to be a good thing if you carry on. You might be feeling run down and perhaps even stressed. Stress can affect our health so much, so it is important to deal with stress as and when it arises. So if a busy lifestyle is leading you to feel unwell or constantly rushed, here are a few things that you can do, to beat that stressful feeling. image Make time for exercise It can be hard to fit everything in that we need to do, but exercise does need to be made a priority as it can affect our health so much. When we exercise our body rewards us with plenty of feel good hormones. So that is a massive benefit when we are feeling stressed. You can also release stress through certain exercises like boxing or running. It is so much better to

House Move: A Smooth Check In

There’s a sense of excitement that beats like a giant heart at the center of a house move. It’s the infinite possibilities of a new beginning, the challenge of an unknown place, the relief of leaving the old and broken behind. Naturally, there is always a lot of stress that goes with it: Have you packed everything? Will the kids like the new place? Are you done cleaning the old house? Are you sure you haven’t forgotten anything? Moving house is about balancing the excitement and the stress with grace and agility. But once you’ve started the machine, there is no way back. So keep in mind some steps that may not seem essential at first but that will make your life a lot easier if you follow them. Moving house Keep Everyone In The Loop It may seem like a good idea at the start not to worry the kids with the idea of moving house. Naturally, moving house is stressful for adults, but you should always include your children in the preparations . Children will need time to accept the