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Families love to bring along their furry friends on their travels during the summer. A vacation just isn’t a vacation without your cat or your dog with you for the ride. However, this means that you’re going to have to figure out the best ways to travel with your furry best friend in a way that’s going to make them both comfortable and safe. Many people think that you can just put their cat or their dog in the car and get ready for a road trip without preparing them. However, this is not the best way of going about things. It’s...

Retiring is a tricky business. It not only takes years of planning and several strategies for saving, but it also comes down to what kind of care you want and what you can expect when the time comes. For many retirees, the possibility of outliving their savings is a very real one. What do you do when you no longer have any money left in the bank and still have years yet? Do you find yourself in a nursing home, funded by the government? Thankfully, a large majority of baby boomers don’t want to see their parents forced into a retirement...

If you think Bali is all sun, surf, sea and sex, you have never been to Ubud. Ubud is the cultural heart of Indonesia’s holiday paradise and here, and in surrounding villages, live Bali’s most accomplished artists, performers and craftspeople. Western visitors started to come to Ubud in the 1930s but it is only in the past 20 years that mass tourism has arrived. Today Ubud is mainstream but fortunately many of the attractions of the place remain. It is pleasing to just walk down the street. There are small private temples everywhere...

Many of us are guilty of neglecting our eyesight when it comes to self-care. We assume that what will be, will be. One day we may have to wear reading glasses or our eyesight might deteriorate, but it’s just one of those things. We think poor eyesight runs in families and there is nothing we can do about it. However, this simply isn’t true. There are many things you can do to help take care of your eyes, just like the rest of your body. Here are some fantastic ways to help your eyes stay healthy and your sight strong as you get older. Eat...

Every bride has a picture in her head of the perfect wedding. My fantasy is a romantic beach wedding where I stare into Tom Hiddleston’s blue eyes and say “I do” but yours could be completely different. Whatever the fantasy, the reality is unlikely to involve a celebrity crush and a beach in Fiji. For starters, extravagant destination weddings are expensive, which is why the majority of brides settle for a less ostentatious ceremony, followed by a low-key party for family and friends. For those with an unlimited budget, ‘low key’...

Being involved in a road traffic accident is never a nice experience, but it can be even worse if it leaves your vehicle unfit for purpose. No matter who was at fault, if a car is damaged to a point that it would cost more than it’s worth to repair it, most auto insurance companies simply won’t pay out. Being left with no car and nothing in the way of an insurance claim can be a very frustrating situation. Thankfully, there are a few things that you can do to get back on the road again as quickly as possible. #1. Scrap Car Buyers: If...

Whether you’re suffering memory loss due to a brain injury, you’ve noticed that your memory isn’t as good as it once used to be, or you simply want to start training your memory to avoid deterioration in the future, there is no better way to boost your memory than by playing brain training games. There are countless games, apps, and puzzles that claim to be great at improving the memory, but which ones are really effective? Lumosity Lumosity is a free app that offers a wide range of cognitive games that have been scientifically...

Cats rule the internet – images and videos of the domestic moggy are the most viewed content on the web. More than 3.8 million cat pictures and videos are shared every day. Many felines now have celebrity status, and the most famous of them all has to be Grumpy Cat. Think suffering from a form of dwarfism and an underbite is a drawback? Think again. It’s given Grumpy Cat a permanent multi-million dollar frown. Within days of the cat’s first appearances on social media, her 29 year old owner, Tabatha Bundesen, was able to give up...

What’s one of the ways you can make a profit on physical assets, without having to wait for the market value to go up? Improving on something you’ve bought, of course. People make money from buying things that look a little worse for wear and doing them up so that they’re worth more than they paid. Of course, the initial cost and the price of improving on the asset together have to be less than what you sell the final product for. Some things are better for this kind of “flipping” than others. Property is...

It is a tough time, and it could come in all kinds of forms. The disability could be physical or mental. Perhaps they have lost their sight, or maybe they can no longer walk. They are varied and each one somehow stops the afflicted person living their life as they would have wanted to. Hence the name. But when a partner becomes disabled it can have a knock on effect that hits the whole family hard. You may worry about debt due to the lack of another income, the kids may be constantly sad and your partner could spin and slide into a downward...