Archive for March, 2014
If you are a parent who was actually present during infant and toddler years, you will remember those times when you were holding your breath while they toddled about from one thing to the next. No matter what you did your baby would try to get into everything even if you were hovering over them ever second. As you watched your toddler navigating your home furnishings, trying to sneak away toward the stairs, or reaching for something hot in the kitchen, you became very aware of the importance of babyproofing your home. Even if you went to great pains to create a thorough babyproofing checklist, you probably still felt like you wanted to encase your child with a protective forc
Schools and parents are encouraging young children to take a few minutes to write letters, birthday cards, Valentine’s, and Christmas cards to active military members and vets. “Thank you for fighting for our country. I love the color camo. I am nine. Why did you want to go to the military? Thank you for dieing [sic] for our country,” one letter begins. “I love American flags. Do you ever stop working? I love that every hour of every day you fight for our lives. I respect my veterans. How long do you have to sleep? You are very heroic and brave.”
Children’s letters to veterans are popular for several reasons — not least among them being that they are thoughtful, inexpensive, and relatively convenient. Contrary to popular belief, taking an active role in charities — especially ones supporting our troops — ca
Did you know that about 700 homeless people die of hypothermia every year? This fact alone is motivation enough for many people to donate clothes like jackets and sweatshirts, as it certainly exemplifies how important charitable donations are, but you may not know that there are many other benefits of clothing donations as well.
Here are a few reasons why clothing donations matter more than you might realize.
Helps the Environment.
If people get gently used clothing instead of new clothes, then manufacturers will make fewer new clothes, which not only saves the resources necessary to create textiles, but also lessens the environmental im
Do you know that the typical American discards nearly 70 lbs. of clothing, towels, drapery, bedding, and various other textiles annually? Considering the fact that there are tens of thousands of needy Americans, couple with problems of pollution, people would be far better donating their used clothing to less fortunate people, wounded veterans charities, or helping military families. While the best charities to donate to are always helping families in need via purple heart clothing donation, wounded veterans charities, and other local clothing donations, there is alw
Do you ever wake up in the morning feeling like you spent the previous day working for an appliance moving company, but the day actually consisted of watching the NCAA tournament, pounding beers, and eating pizza? If this sounds familiar to you, the chances are you wake up feeling achy more often than not. Although there are many different reasons why people experience chronic body aches, those whose back and neck pain are worse in the morning than any other time of day could probably use a new mattress. In fact, adjustable mattresses and ergonomic beds are designed to address specifically sleep-related aches and pains. Additionally, the bed comfort provided by a high-quality adjustable bed mattresses will not only help people to Continue Reading No Comments
None of the old Philadelphia apartment buildings I used to live in could by any means be considered luxury living, but it was an experience I wouldn’t trade the world for. The years I spent city living in a loft were some of the best years of my life, and I only let myself move away because of work. Someday, I plan on moving back, because quite frankly, city living beats suburb living. Here’s a few reasons why. Conquering the Snow. If you’ve ever lived in the Northeastern part of the country, you know how obnoxious (and quite hazardous) winters can get.
Who does not want a good night sleep? A strong sleep can help you at work and function better in social situations. If you find yourself falling asleep in your lounge chair because it is more comfortable than your bed it may be a good idea to consider an adjustable bed. There are several different kinds of adjustable beds including dual king adjustable bed, electric adjustable beds and a sleep system bed. Adjustable beds have many benefits as they can allow the top half of your body to be supported like a couch or chair while still remaining in bed. The market for motorize adjustable bed bases is expanding as they are being promoted as a comfort and lifestyle choice. Continue Reading No Comments
Did you know that flags were often used to communicate at long distances for military purposes? Flags were first utilized approximately 3,000 years ago, and they are still commonly used today. There are several benefits of displaying flags around your building or home, which is why flags have been used for more than three millennia. 1. Types of flags. There are many different types of flags to choose from. While decorative, garden, novelty, and character flags often display pictures of significance, holiday and seasonal flags are meant to represent different important times throughout the year. Whether you would like your flags decorative or seasonal, there is a flag to exhibit for nearly any purpose or occasion. 2. Colors. Traditio
Some of the first known Shoji screens can be traced to the Han Dynasty in China, but the tradition continues on with modern Shoji panels and sliding Japanese screens made from a more diverse list of materials. While they can serve a functional purpose as Shoji sliding doors or room dividers, they also offer a distinctive design statement to practically any kind of interior. By doing some preliminary research, you should be able to find the perfect Shoji screens for your home. When starting out your search, many shoppers have success with online bookmarking sites where you can browse through portfolios and collections of design ideas. For example, pinterest can be used
Did you know that the average lifespan of standard beds and mattresses is only eight years? That’s according to a study conducted by a panel of sleep researchers first published back in 2007. It might make sense then to learn that an estimated 62% of Americans continually struggle getting restful sleep at least two or three nights out of the week. Switching out your mattress every eight years or so will help decrease the risk of back problems developing over time as the materials begin to degrade. Of course, a lot of folks will tell you that the right mattress is the one that provides the most support, and others will go on about how it’s actually all about the level of comfort. But the truth is definitely somewhere in the middle of those two. As such, we’ve put together this handy list of differ