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  • How To Select The Right Gun To Protect Your Home

    When you want to protect your home and have a plan of action if someone attempts to break into the building, owning a gun is the best way to ward off intruders. If it's your first time selecting a gun to purchase, it's important to conduct enough research and do your homework to ensure you make the right selection. If you want to know how to find the right gun, there are a few important guidelines to follow.

  • Here's What You Need To Consider Before Buying a Beach House As a Weekend Home

    From what I read in the news about skyrocketing property prices for houses and especially vacation properties, I'm not alone in my desire to buy weekend home. Last week I was talking with a friend of mine in Florida and expected that things would be quiet since fewer people than normal were traveling this year. Instead, she told me that their community was actually busier than ever because every beach house had been secured as long term rentals by people fleeing the cities, especially from New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago. This got me thinking about all the different things you'd need to consider before making a jump from renting to actually buying a beach house as your weekend home. Let's take a look.

  • Everyday Items I Found Unexpected Appreciation For During The Pandemic

    It's been a long and difficult past year and while there have been a lot of awkward, depressing, disruptive, and outright crappy moments it's interesting how things we once used for one purpose now have new meaning. For me, this year has thankfully been better than most but despite an abrupt end to most of my travel plans and even things that I once took for granted... I've found a lot of new perspectives on life as well as gear that I find valuable today. Here's some of the items that I think you'll agree we can appreciate again in new and unique ways.

  • LG InstaView Range Adds Air Sous Vide Feature

    There's no doubt that appliances are rapidly becoming an integral part of the smart home. While lights, environmental controls, and security are important... let's face it, food is pretty darn important too. As a gadget-loving guy who this year discovered that he has no more counter space for more cooking machines, this new LG InstaView would be a godsend because it not only includes air fryer functionality and LG's ThinQ connection but now features an Air Sous Vide as well.

  • Roborock H6 Review - A Vacuum That Even Men Will Enjoy Using

    Conventional wisdom suggests that domestic gadgets such as vacuums should be targeted at women but things are changing and products such as vacuums are turning into tech gadgets. Frankly regardless of how much technology can be found on appliances around the home, us men should be just as involved as our partners in keeping things clean and tidy. We had a chance to test out the Roborock H6 Cordless Stick Vacuum and during our review, we were quite impressed.

  • Gift Guide For Guys Working From Home

    As the Holiday Season continues to progress, one thing is for certain. This was year where many of us discovered that working from home wasn't as easy as simply throwing a laptop on the kitchen table. The sad ----> as well as the wonderful reality is that going forward, working from home will become even more normal than it was just last year. Home offices are becoming a standard fixture in the American workplace and that means that you need to spend some time and energy making it more physically comfortable as well as more productive. We've put together a few recommendations that would serve as great gift ideas for your home office.

  • How Much Home Can I Afford To Buy?

    Just how much home can you afford to buy? Understanding exactly what you can get for your money can be important for helping you to determine whether you should buy now or keep saving and buy later. You may have enough for a three-bedroom house. Or you may only have enough for a bedsit.

  • 31 Easy Ways to Save Energy at Home

    Everyone can do their part and while some things are easier than others, right now is a great time to think about doing "something" to save energy around the house. For folks like me here in Southern California, August and September are two months of the year where I suddenly become acutely aware of the costs involved with keeping cool. While the rest of the year is pretty easy, with the hot desert air coming over the mountains and the ocean water unable to cool things down since it has been heating all summer long, it gets hot and stays hot. Since I am generally forced to have my AC running full blast to keep cool that results in electric bills that are often more than $300 per month! However, there are still plenty of ways to offset that cost, so let's check them out!

  • What Men Should Know About Online Payday Loans for Bad Credit

    While some people think of payday loans as a predatory practice, the reality is that it is a saving grace for many folks out there. This is true for lower income folks but also true for professionals as well who have sudden needs for cash and have already tapped their savigns accounts. Let's take a look at what payday loans are and how they can help if you have bad credit and need cash now.

  • Greenerways Organic Helps You Keep Safe This Summer

    Greenerways Organic provides full suite of organic and earth-friendly items to help you stay healthy this summer, including a bug repellent spray, sunscreen, and all-purpose cleaner, and hand sanitizer. All of the items are designed to be as earth-friendly as possible and where possible use essential oils instead of harsh chemicals for a result that frankly smells pretty good when you use it compared to the chemically clean smell you might otherwise notice.

  • Teleworka Allows You To Share Your Talents And Make Some Cash

    I'm loving the new world that we live in and how things that were once reserved for fancy and expensive corporate users are now available to the rest of us too. I came across one such service last week, Telework which is a combination of iOS app and directory where you can share your talents with others and get some help directly from experts. Think of it as a marketplace where instead of having to beg friends for help you can dial up an expert instantly and get the job done.

  • How To Keep Your Pantry Full and Avoid Food Supply Shortages

    It's already been nearly three months of quarantine and while initially, it seemed like shortages of toilet paper and rice would be the worst we'd face, the reality is shortages will continue for the foreseeable future. This isn't to say that everything is doom and gloom and thankfully, most of these shortages are only temporary. However, it can be frustrating and stressful to prepare for family taco night or something else and discover that the key ingredients - chicken, ground beef, even steak can't be found. Here are some tips for how to avoid food supply shortages for your family.

  • Laundry Myths to Wash Away Right Now

    Unfortunately, fake news and misconceptions are a common part of life nowadays. Something is said and along the way and it gets misconstrued and altered to the point where it’s ingrained in society. As you might have guessed by the headline, laundry is no different when it comes to myths that have stuck around for ages. Here, too, are a lot of falsehoods that need to be rectified. So, these are the top five laundry myths that we’ll bust.

  • 15 Self Care Ideas For Men

    The world self care seems to be popping up in the media everywhere I look and it is apparently the latest trend among progressive women. So why you ask am I talking about it here? The simple answer is taking the time to relax, step back from your daily life and spend some time getting to know yourself is just as important for men as it is women. While the origins of this term come from a soft woke place, that doesn't mean we can't take things and turn it up a notch. The core concept though is the same, so let's take a look at some fun self care ideas for men.

  • How To Wash Dishes Like a Man

    Cleaning dishes seems like something that wouldn’t be in a man’s repertoire but while writing this I asked around and discovered that in most of my friend’s homes it was the man that had this role. I know that’s sexist to assume that I was the only one that got left with this duty by my wife, but apparently it is more common than I expected. So, if it is going to be a man’s job – let’s do it right!

  • Tips For Saving Money to Buy Your First Home

    Home ownership in many ways is the American dream. Instead of paying money to someone else - just for the privilege of living somewhere you can build equity, make improvements and customize it however you want. Unfortunately to buy your first home it requires that you be prepared to go through months if not years of preparation. This can be challenging as the goal post seems to get farther and farther away every year as prices continue to increase. Here's some tips to help you get ahead and ultimately save the money you need to buy your first home.

  • Easy Everyday Ways To Go More Green

    There are plenty of ways we - as a race - are contributing to damaging the environment. And in many ways, it seems easy to put the blame on governments, populations, and corporations.

    However, if we all focused on improving our daily habits at home, we could make a significant difference. And no matter what side of the climate change debate you reside in, the simple fact is that being greener in the home is going to end up cheaper.

  • Considering a Move? Here's Why Condos Might be Better Than a House

    For many people, the idea of owning a house is the epitome of the American dream. However, as someone who has owned both a home and a condo and currently lives in a loft rented from a landlord, the reality is more complicated than one being simply better than the other. Here's some advantages of owning a condo that might just make it more appealing than home ownership.

  • Introducing the AirFree Iris 3000 Air Purifier

    With winter over and spring descending on the country, it's time to clean the home as well suffer from allergies, dust, and other pollutants from outside. Luckily, the folks at AirFree sent us their new Iris 3000 Air Purifier to help sanitize the air and destroy some of those particles that make you sick like pollens and dust mites. They sent it to us a few weeks ago and we've been testing it out since then, here's what we learned during our review.

  • How To Clear Your Garage and Turn it Into a Mancave Party Pad

    It's spring and that means that it's time for "Spring Cleaning"... that's never fun for anyone, but now's a great time to clean up your garage. While you might have shoved stuff in your garage over the winter, chances are you could use some extra space this summer for everything from a mancave, party pad, workshop - or even parking a car. We like the idea of turning it into a mancave most though!

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