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Ride On Insurance – 6 Bicycle Safety Tips

If you’re looking to get fit, slim down, or increase your cardiovascular health, there are few better activities like cycling. It’s easy on your joints, builds muscle, can help you stay lean and improves your balance. One Good Turn Deserves Another A 2000 study found people who regularly ride a bike for an hour a day have an 18 percent lower risk of death than people who never ride. Those who ride for at least an hour and a half have a 28 percent lower risk of death. Much of this reduced mortality may be owed to the lower incidence of heart disease this intensely cardiovascular activity provides. A study of more than 23,000 cyclists showed an 18 percent lower rate of heart disease compared to non-cyclists. The mental benefits of cycling rival the physical. It can reduce anxiety and stress, boost confidence, make you happier, and help you sleep…

Extreme Home (and Car!) Makeover

Budgets being what they are, renovating your home or getting a new car may not be in the cards. And while it’s not the same as brand new, here are 10 tips to renew your love for your home and car  – without putting a major dent in your bank account. Home Lighten Up No need to install an expensive lighting system to completely change the look of your home. A few strategically-placed lamps can add dimension to any room. Even changing bulbs to more energy-efficient LEDs available in “warm white,” “soft white” and “bright white” can completely transform your home. Embrace the Slipcover Slipcovers are a great way to give your living room a facelift without overspending. Freshen up your sofas and chairs with new slipcovers, cushions or upholstery. It’s a lot more affordable and way more environmental than buying new pieces. Keep It Clean Cleaning your home regularly…

5 Tips to Prepare Your Kid for College

Getting ready to send your kid off to college can be daunting. After you’ve scoured countless shops for the perfect pillows and performed many demonstrations on how to separate the darks and lights, there’s the (really important) part about getting them ready to navigate their time and responsibilities on their own. Preparing your kid for the college years doesn’t have to be as big as the pile of laundry they will bring with them their first trip home. The key is helping them dial up the skills they already have to be ready for college life. Maximize Productivity College is a juggling act. Between classes, homework, socializing and work, it’s easy for students to let responsibilities drop. However, the reason some students thrive while others flounder is usually tied to productivity. You can help your son or daughter by showing them the tricks you use (e.g., batching work, scheduling breaks)…

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