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Great Ways to Get More Vegetables

Apr 18, 2014 in Lifestyle. 0 Comment

Great Ways to Get More Vegetables

Most moms know how difficult it can be to feed vegetables to a picky child. They say, “Eat your veggies…they’ll make you healthy and strong.” This statement is usually met with a disgusted groan, or the term, “Yucky.” And it’s not just kids who feel this way. Many adults share these negative feelings about vegetables. But, unlike with children, there’s no one to force them to finish their vegetables before they can have dessert. 

However, with a bit of creative thinking, you can increase your daily vegetable intake, and even learn to love them. Here are a few tips that will help you introduce more vegetables into your diet. 

Prep Your Veggies Ahead of Time

During your next trip to the supermarket, make a conscious effort to purchase vegetables for every meal, and a few extras for snacking. Fresh vegetables are always best, but frozen is a convenient alternative if you are pressed for time.

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Cities that are On a Growing Trend

Apr 16, 2014 in Homeowner. 0 Comment

Cities that are On a Growing Trend

Forbes has released its rankings of the 20 fastest growing cities for 2014. Texas dominated the list, with Austin coming in 1st for the fourth year in a row. Dallas came in 4th, which is a slip down from 3rd last year, and Houston came in at number 10, a huge drop from number 2 last year.  

Each year, Forbes ranks the 100 most populous Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) using data from Moody’s Analytics to assess growth in three areas: population growth, job growth, and economic growth. They combine this with the federal unemployment data and the median salaries of college-educated workers living in the area, to rank the 20 fastest growing cities in America.  

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Tips to Help Unique Homes Sell Faster

Apr 14, 2014 in Homeowner. 0 Comment

Tips to Help Unique Homes Sell Faster

Whether you have a house that has the shape of a giant shoe, or one that is merely different from all the other houses in the neighborhood, selling a unique home has its own set of challenges; in addition to the ones that sellers are normally up against. 

You may love the uniqueness of your home, but remember that you are attempting to appeal to a specific segment of buyers. You must also find an experienced agent that understands how to attract those buyers to your property, so they can fall in love with it, too.

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Microsoft Stops Supporting Windows XP

Apr 11, 2014 in Tech. 0 Comment

Microsoft Stops Supporting Windows XP

If you own a PC, chances are you have used Windows’ XP operating system at some point during your ownership. However, starting April 8th, Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for its old Windows XP operating system. 

Microsoft announced six years ago that they will no longer provide security or technical support for out of date software. Unfortunately, about one-third of computers around the world, about 500 million PCs, including everything ATMS to the power grid, still run Windows XP. So what does this mean for the outdated users?

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How to Be More Innovative in Business

Apr 09, 2014 in Business/Finance. 0 Comment

How to Be More Innovative in Business

Innovation is the buzzword in today’s business environment, and with good reason. Often, the biggest financial rewards come to those with an innovative edge. Yet, even though most business leaders recognize the value of innovation, many are often unsatisfied with the level of innovation taking place within their businesses. However, innovation doesn’t have to be so elusive. Here’s a look at the qualities that define innovation, and how to be more innovative in business. 

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