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A clogged toilet is not only a major nuisance because it may prevent you from being able to use the restroom, it’s also often a disgusting problem to have to fix. Needless to say, it’s not something that you want to be spending your afternoon trying to figure out, especially if somebody has already dropped a number two in the bowl and now it won’t flush. Here are four essential steps to help you deal with it: Go Ahead and Call the Plumber As much as you don’t want to admit it, sometimes you just need a professional...

Many people love to volunteer. And there are even more people who don’t understand why volunteering is so fun and enriching to their lives. How could you be having fun when you could be spending that time shopping or spending time with your friends? Well, we’re here to tell you that volunteering can be one of the most fun and important things in the world. Keep reading down below to learn more about why that is and why you should make volunteering a normal part of your life. You Get to Meet New People Who Are Likeminded The first...

If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation where you have to help someone who is drowning, then it’s best that you’re aware of the steps to take in order to ensure their safety. You might end up being the only person who can help save them from this dangerous situation. And if you’re not prepared to help them, then they are seriously going to be in a life or death situation. Be sure to keep reading down below, so you can learn more about the steps that you should take in this situation to ensure their safety and well-being. First,...

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...

We’d all like to think that our employers care about us enough to make sure that we spend our workdays happy, healthy and as carefree as possible when there’s an inbox straining under the weight of everything that you have to do. But the truth is that sometimes you have to watch out for your own interests in the workplace – and you aren’t always safe there, as much as you’d like to be. Here are some common workplace problems and what you can do about them… Illness There are some workplaces that are extremely hazardous to...

We all know of cannabis as something that can get you high, and also be used to treat some medical conditions in places where prescribing it is legal. Wherever you stand on the drug for recreational use, there is no denying that, as plants go, it has an awful lot of attributes that make it useful. These go way beyond the compound THC, which is what causes the ‘high’ when the drug is used. Cannabis Without THC When cannabis products are made without THC, which can be achieved either by breeding special strains that have only...

When it comes to our rights in the workplace, it’s distressing how often employees are either ignorant of their legislatively protected rights or assume rights they have only to be acquainted with the truth in some bitterly unpleasant ways. Image Source Regardless of full-time or part-time employment, if you are the employee of a company you have rights that your employer may have omitted from your employee handbook. If you feel that you are being treated unfairly by the organization for whom you work or by your immediate line manager...

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...

Technology has taken over everything; with a press of a button people can summon a taxi, pay their bills, and communicate with people halfway across the world through a written, auditory, or visual medium. Yet there’s one aspect that shows no sign of moving towards a technological advantage; voting. Even in the most developed countries, voting still usually takes place on a paper ballot, even though the most recent election campaigns most took place online. With an increasingly tech-literate society, how can governments use technological...