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Why it’s Important to Manage Your Credit Card Debt

Why it’s Important to Manage Your Credit Card Debt

Aug 15, 2018 | News

Nobody ever signs up for their first Visa or Mastercard with the goal of getting up to their eyeballs in credit card debt. But that certainly doesn’t change the fact that many Americans are swiping our plastic like crazy anyway, blissfully ignorant of the real consequences. That’s a serious problem. Because unless consumers take a…

15 Simple Steps to Buying the Perfect Starter Home

15 Simple Steps to Buying the Perfect Starter Home

May 02, 2018 | News

The housing market has been steadily recovering since the financial crisis almost a decade ago. By some measures, U.S. home prices in general are above their . And some specific markets like , Wash., significantly above their 2007 highs after recent gains. A big part of this continued uptrend in prices is demand for housing…

12 Tips to Prevent Identity Theft

12 Tips to Prevent Identity Theft

Apr 23, 2018 | News

There are many safety lessons we learn as children. Some reminders, like “look both ways when you cross the street,” are meant to protect us from harm. Others, like “cover your mouth when you sneeze,” are meant to protect everyone else. Through constant reinforcement, good habits eventually become second nature. Lessons are passed down, and…

Deep fryers vs. Airfryers

Deep fryers vs. Airfryers

Apr 09, 2018 | News

The allure of preparing delicious fried foods like chicken wings and potato fries, means you must invest in a good fryer; whether electric deep fryer, propane fryer OR air fryer. Modern deep fryers feature digital displays that indicate current and desired cooking temperatures. The air fryers, on the other hand, use Rapid Air Technology to…

Are Your Dog Treats Safe?

Are Your Dog Treats Safe?

Mar 26, 2018 | News

Salmonella, antibiotic residues and deadly melamine: the scary truth about dog treats, and how to choose safely for your pet. In 2012 and 2013, Waggin’ Train chicken jerky strips tainted with antibiotic residues caused thousands of dogs to fall sick and . Waggin’ Train parent company Nestlé Purina, the second-largest pet food company in the…

Here’s What to Do After Your Identity Gets Stolen

Here’s What to Do After Your Identity Gets Stolen

Mar 05, 2018 | News

There’s a lot to love about living in a digital age. We all have supercomputers in our pockets to access real-time updates on traffic and weather, communicate with far-away loved ones, and buy everything from electronics to airplane tickets with the swipe of a finger. But digital convenience comes with a big trade-off. Because all…

Should You Switch to Natural Deodorant?

Should You Switch to Natural Deodorant?

Feb 26, 2018 | News

Natural deodorants have long been a point of contention between those who want to avoid putting potentially harmful ingredients into (or onto) their bodies, and those who don’t want to be exposed to other peoples’ noxious body odor. The question remains: Is it possible to find a natural deodorant that actually works? And what makes…

How to Navigate Your Job Search

How to Navigate Your Job Search

Feb 05, 2018 | News

If you’re in the market for a job right now, you’re not alone. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, veteran American workers have held between ages 18 and 50. That means an average tenure of only three years or so at each workplace! And considering how much the workplace has changed in the last…

Are the Parabens in Your Beauty Products Dangerous?

Are the Parabens in Your Beauty Products Dangerous?

Jan 06, 2018 | News

Most people know–or at least have a vague idea–that parabens are potentially dangerous; yet many don’t know what parabens are, what they do, or what the controversy is actually about. So let’s start with the basics: Approximately 85% of Health and Beauty Products Contain Parabens Parabens are preservatives, used in and, according to the American…

Breakouts and Blackheads: What Gets Rid of Them

Breakouts and Blackheads: What Gets Rid of Them

Dec 05, 2017 | News

Acne and blackheads are two different problems, though it’s common to have both (or just one). And, as with most problems, the internet is teeming with purported solutions, countless natural acne and blackhead remedies, most of which don’t work; some will even damage your skin. Here, we’ll break down the facts about which natural ingredients,…