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4 Steps to Budgeting your Remodel

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By Scott Murfey If you’ve ever embarked on a project as big as building your dream home from the ground up or as small as repainting a couple of rooms, you certainly know how fast the cost of a home project can spiral out of control. And while remodels are a great way to improve [...]

The Overwhelming Truth

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By Dr. Frank Carter We typically describe the feeling of being overwhelmed as the result of having too much to do and not enough time and energy to do it. And we think the way to solve this feeling is to simply think more clearly, or to think more and more and more. We are [...]

Is a Luxury Watch a Good Investment?

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By Carl Blackburn When Benjamin Franklin coined the phrase “time is money,” he was figuratively referring to business practices—but he could have literally been referring to timepieces. Just last month, a rare 1949 Oyster Perpetual model Rolex, which was expected to sell for between $570,000 and $1.13 million, sold for $1.2 million at a Christie’s [...]

The Exciting New Features of Apple’s iOS 8

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By Otto Benson, Modern Home Systems Here at Modern Home Systems, we couldn’t wait for the beginning of June because that’s when Apple showcased its new software and technologies at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). And, as usual, this year they didn’t disappoint; they unveiled their new mobile operating system iOS 8. If you [...]

Envy: The Great Motivator

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By Stephen M. Pfeiffer, Ph.D. If envy were a fever, all the world would be ill.  ~Danish Proverb We’ve been told that we’re not supposed to feel envious of others. In fact, coveting another’s advantages, successes and possessions is one of the seven deadly sins. Plus, envy makes us feel unhappy with ourselves. But maybe [...]

The Benefits of a Home Addition

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By Scott Murfey Is your home almost perfect? Maybe it was perfect when you bought it, but it’s getting a little cramped since you got roped in by that infomercial and now own a home gym set. Or maybe your son or daughter unexpectedly moved back in with you after graduating from college, so you [...]

Is San Diego Summer Driving Dangerous?

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By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert We all know that San Diego has glorious, year-round sunshine that makes America’s Finest City truly one of the best areas to live in the nation. And while we have nothing to worry about when it comes to summer rain, driving is nonetheless slightly more dangerous in [...]

You Are Your Parents

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By Dr. Frank Carter If you’re a parent, I am sure you have had one of those moments when you say something to your child and you think to yourself, “I am turning into my mother (or father)!” Such strong recognitions might only happen every so often, so most parents don’t realize just how much [...]

Good News for the Future of Solar

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By Martin Learn Last April, snipers opened fire at an electrical power station near San Jose, CA and knocked out 17 huge transformers that funnel power to Silicon Valley. To avoid a blackout, power was rerouted to various plants in Silicon Valley that, consequently, had to produce more electricity to compensate. This lasted for 27 [...]

Diamonds: Emotional and Financial Gain

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By Carl Blackburn As one of the most concentrated forms of wealth on the planet, diamonds make an excellent investment. While precious metals like platinum and gold also have intrinsic value as investments, they are much bulkier and harder to store, requiring the serious investor to maintain a very large safe. On the other hand, [...]

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