Any time you have to pack up your entire home and move is a major undertaking. It doesn't matter if you're moving a few blocks away, across town, or across the country, you have to literally pack up your entire life and transport it. Not only is the task stressful, it can be exorbitantly expensive. Unless your employer is picking up the entire tab, you're going to be looking for ways to keep your moving budget as trim as possible. Here are five tips to help you save money on … [Read the rest]

Milestones in life are usually limited to big things like graduation, marriage, and the birth of a child.  However, there are other milestones that can be just as important to the individual. One of these is renting your first home.  Whether you're a college student looking for an off-campus apartment, a young couple getting their first place together, or someone looking to move out of their parent's house now that they have a steady job.

Planning is Important

moving inThe first rule of real estate may be location, but for your … [Read the rest]

It is no secret that the Mexican prison system could use some major improvement.  With roughly 200,000 inmates currently behind bars, over-crowding is a main problem and the need for more room is urgent.  It seems that on an almost monthly basis, there are new reports of prison riots and inmates dead or injured.  While there are 12 new maximum security prisons presently being built and should be ready for use by 2011, one has to wonder if space is the only issue.

The vast majority of inmates currently being … [Read the rest]

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Mortgage has been identified as a popular mode of gaining ownership of a house or property whereby timely principle repayments and interest payments result in the transfer of ownership at the end of the mortgage period. Mortgage usually involves payment of an initial deposit at the start of the contract which due to recessionary phase has been significantly increased by the banks making it difficult for potential property owners to get a mortgage.

Credit Crunch 2008

The credit crunch that hit the American financial institutions in 2008 ultimately led to … [Read the rest]

waterOne of the bad things about stress is that it always seems to get worse when the temperature rises. Hot, humid weather makes the body work overtime to cool itself and the uncomfortable feelings make people short tempered and even anxious. Stress alone is an ongoing problem for everyone, but it just gets worse when the summer arrives in places like Texas.

Water is a great solution. Not only can jumping in a swimming pool instantly cool off your body, it provides plenty of opportunities for you to de-stress. Splashing … [Read the rest]

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If you have been considering moving you have likely been considering a variety of qualities to determine which city would be best for you and your family. These probably include things like the schools that are available, the career opportunities, the cost of housing and the landscape of the city. What you may not be thinking about is how car-friendly the city may be. This is an important consideration for any car owner who wants to protect his vehicle’s condition for the long term. There are several characteristics that can … [Read the rest]

If you are in the market for a new home, you will likely start with the house itself in your thought process. Sit down together first to figure out what is most important to you and your family. Perhaps the person who does most of the cooking is dreaming of a big kitchen with stainless steel appliances and oak flooring. A view of the Rockies in the living room’s picture window might be important to someone else. House plans and activity level can be important if you are planning to … [Read the rest]

An expert witness is one who, by virtue of education training, skill or occupation in a specific field is considered to be more knowledgeable in a particular area than the average person. Respected for their knowledge, these ‘experts’ may be called upon from time to time to offer their unbiased, yet expert opinion in court cases, both criminal and civil. They are called upon for the very reason they can give unbiased testimony based upon evidence, compiled by facts and the natural conditions as a result thereof.

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When asked who their favorite writer is, the chances that a person will say William Shakespeare may be relatively small. With that in mind, if say to that same person, "to be or not to be" they will most likely respond with "that is the question" and even if they don't they are sure to know what it is from. Aside from the Christian Bible, Hamlet is the most quoted and known piece of literature in history. Many of the play's quotes have become popular phrases, such as "to thine … [Read the rest]

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About a hundred years ago, drugs in the United States weren't usually regulated. Over-the-counter pills, such as aspirin and cold remedies, contained heroin and cocaine, with the responsibility for safety placed on the consumer's shoulders. If you weren't careful, the medicine you took to cure you could also kill you. In 1914, however, the Harrison Tax Act, limited the sale of heroin and went on to restrict cocaine sales, too.

In a little over two decades, Federal health regulations were overseen by the Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act of 1938; … [Read the rest]