Maintaining Your Home When You’re Gone on A Trip

As the man of the house, it’s your responsibility to make sure to maintain it 24/7. When you and the family head out for an extended trip, there are some extra details to pay attention to before you leave. From heating and cooling, water filtration and electricity to securing your home in general, here are a few to-dos to check off before vacation. 1. Adjust the Thermostat If your traveling in the summer time, either turn off the air conditioner before leaving for your trip or turn it up to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. This is a safe ... [read more]

Calling the McGregor/Mayweather Fight

Sports talk is all good, but it's off-season right now for the biggest and best sports around the globe - even soccer isn't truly back just yet and we're about a month off of football. Many tangible and fruitful conversations can't truly be realized until kick-off, but we're mere weeks away from one of the biggest sporting events of all time. The Irishman 'The Notorious' Conor McGregor heads to the lights of Nevada to fight Floyd 'Money' Mayweather Jr. in what is becoming known as 'The Money Fight'. The reason for the hype? Well - Mayweather ... [read more]

How To Be Smarter When It Comes To Technology

We all know that technology is temperamental. It seems to be built that way. Phones break within a year or a few months, and you need to upgrade anyway because the next best model is out. It’s also frustrating trying to keep up with this ever-changing tide. You can feel out of touch or uncool because everything is moving so quickly. All you want is to be able to understand this confusing digital era more intuitively rather than always asking your colleagues, friends, or even your children how to use the latest devices or what to do when things ... [read more]

Household Chores: How and Why Children Should Contribute

If we teach our children to read, to cross the street with care, to be kind, to keep their teeth clean and to go to bed at a reasonable hour, why shouldn’t we teach them to contribute to household chores and take responsibility for their home? It goes without saying that age matters, which is why there are some chores that small children will find difficult, or that could even put them at risk. Selecting the appropriate household responsibilities is important. It’s also a really good idea to have the right kind of cleaning equipment in place ... [read more]

Things Every Freelancer Needs Before They Start Their Business

The main thing any freelancer needs if they want to take their one-person operation into the business world is a sense of entrepreneurial spirit. If you don’t have motivation, determination, and a willingness to persevere then you won’t survive in the lion’s den. Starting your own business is tough, and it’s very tough in the early days. Perhaps you’ll one day expand and get yourself a team, but, until that day, you’re the employer and the sole employee of this operation. You answer only to yourself. There’s no ducking and diving from your ... [read more]

The Pros And Cons Of Freelancing

Freelancing is a wonderful way to be your own boss, without the hassle of commuting and sitting in a stuffy office. You can start up your own career without adhering to many rules. Of course, like with most new things it can be daunting and unfamiliar, it can be a gamble but most are worth taking the risk for. It’s always best to see how it can benefit and reward you long term. But before you dive in weigh up the pros and cons beforehand. Pro’s Decide your own work hours The most common and popular reason for becoming self-employed is ... [read more]

Scarface Released The Fix 15 Years Ago Today

If you don’t know by now, Scarface is one of my favorite rappers of all-time. As a matter of fact, he’s my 3rd favorite right behind 2Pac and Nas, which says a lot. To me, Scarface has been consistent with his releases whether it’s solo or with the Geto Boys. His releases have spanned across 4 decades, which is amazing. 15 years ago today, Scarface released another classic with The Fix and it was well-received by the public & critics. Back in the day, it received a 5-mic rating from the Source Magazine, which was huge during that time. The ... [read more]

Awesome Lock Picking With Everyday Items

Every parent is faced with the fact that someday, in one way or another, there’s going to be a big event in their lives that’s not going to end well. Sure, you’ve stepped on a piece of Lego and thought that the whole world is going to end. Yes, there were times that you've laid sleepless on your bed because the baby won’t stop crying. And I agree, nothing beats kids running aimlessly around the house. But the worst part about everything is when you go home carrying bags of groceries and your children bouncing in your car and you just need to ... [read more]

Why a Super Smart Dad Spies on You

Curiosity is a trait of a smart mind, and if your parent is smart, this can be a heck of a problem for you. It is not easy to tackle smart parents for the reason, they know all. They keep on searching for new things, they strive to stay aware and seemingly show reservations if concerned. They are protective but at the same time make you feel free for the sake you learn what you have to. Smart parents have an anomalous way of building you as a person. They do not scold you on your mischief or yell if you are doing stupid mistakes, rather they ... [read more]

The Easiest Solutions To The Most Annoying First World Problems

When you think about it, you have it easy. You have a wonderful job that you love getting up for in the morning, an amazing wife, lovely kids and a superb home. What more could you ask for? Well, there’s quite a lot. Life is fragmented with the most irritating issues that see the stars align to ruin the most perfect of days. While seemingly trivial, these problems can cause havoc with your stress levels and need to be resolved as soon as possible to get you back on track. Look at these easy solutions to the most annoying first world problems ... [read more]