Aug 252014
 
10 Tips for Finding a Washing Machine Repairman

Learn how to find a good washing machine repairman and ensure his work will last, based on my experience getting a Whirlpool washer fixed. These tips on how to protect yourself from a bad washing machine repairman will help you protect yourself from a shady repairman. The washer door seal on my Whirlpool washing machine popped

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Aug 212014
 
How to Help Your Mom Move to an Adult Group Home

Whether your mom is coping with dementia or schizophrenia, these tips for helping parents move to adult group homes might help you survive the transition. My mom has schizophrenia, and is facing a difficult move to a group home. This is the first time she’s lived with other people, and it won’t be easy. If

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May 062013
 
What Causes Gurgling Stomach Noises in Dogs? Tummy Tips

Diarrhea, stomach making noise (gurgling), and no appetite are all signs of upset stomach in dogs. If your dog’s stomach problems are worrying you, my tips may help. My terrier’s tummy was upset for almost a full year, until I finally figured out what was wrong. May on Quips and Tips is supposed to feature

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Apr 222013
 
How Veterinarians Decide It’s Time to Put a Pet Down

You don’t feel qualified to decide to put your pet down, so you talk to a veterinarian. How does the vet know it’s the right decision? “One great myth of veterinary practice is that the veterinarian somehow knows ‘the right time.’ Part of that belief, I’m sure, is the client’s understandable urge to escape the

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Dec 122012
 
How to Survive Your First Christmas After Divorce

The first family Christmas after getting divorced is difficult, especially if your ex-spouse wants the kids on Christmas Day. These suggestions for surviving a divorced family Christmas aren’t easy tips or secrets that will erase the pain for you or your kids, but they may help you get through the holidays. The most important thing

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Dec 072012
 
10 Most Expensive Gifts on Amazon - and 10 Affordable Alternatives

A diamond necklace is one of the most expensive products that Amazon sells.[/caption] Money can’t buy love, but it can buy quality. This list of the most luxurious, expensive gifts on Amazon will help you figure out what to give a loved one, because they include the alternatives you can afford to buy. You don’t

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Dec 072012
 
Gifts for People With Cancer - Don't Make Them Feel Like "Patients"

What do you give someone with cancer? These gift ideas and tips won’t make people feel like “cancer patients”, yet they encourage healing and balance. “I suspect that the most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen,” writes Rachel Naomi Remen in Kitchen Table Wisdom. “Just listen.  Perhaps the most

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Dec 062012
 
Christmas Stocking Stuffers for Him and Her

Digging through a Christmas stocking stuffed with wee holiday surprises is the best part of Christmas morning! Here are a few dozen ideas for Christmas stocking stuffers for him and her, or her and her, or him and him. The Christmas stocking is almost as important as the “real” Christmas gifts under the tree. The

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Dec 052012
 
10 Ways to Simplify Christmas Parties and Gift Giving

An hour ago on his radio show, Steven Quinn talked about how stressful Christmas has become. With these best tips for simplifying Christmas dinners, parties, and gift giving, your holidays won’t be something to dread. These ideas will help you simplify the holiday season and make Christmas easy. One of my favorite Christmas gift tips

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Nov 162012
 
How Do You Survive the Holidays After a Loved One Dies?

The holiday season can be heartbreaking when you’re mourning the death of a loved one. How do you get out of bed – much less buy Christmas gifts, go to parties, and experience “the joy of the season” – after someone close to you dies? When my grandma died, all I wanted to do was

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