Where Did My Garage Door Opener Go?

wheres_my_garage_door_openerWhether your garage door opener is a person or an item, you need to hold on to at least one of them. Let’s face it; we all misplace things we claim to care about, like our car keys, or even our pets. Luckily, the pets always come back home and the car keys usually turns up in a pair of previously worn pants.

Losing the garage door opener is another story – especially when you buy an expensive one! How do you lose such a delicate piece of equipment? If you were “Batman” you would definitely be in trouble, if “Alfred” lost the garage door opener. You and your “Bat Mobile” would be in some serious trouble.

Where Did Your Garage Door Opener Go

The story about the dog taking it is “Out.” But pets do like to play with items they believe are high powered toys’ especially cats...

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How to Get a Deal on Car Insurance

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Insurance companies are constantly airing ads that tell people how much money they will save if they just switch their insurance coverage. Not only is this confusing, it’s misleading as well. There are several things that come into play, the insurance companies do not include in their commercials that would make the “deal” not so beneficial for many of their clients.

Hidden Fees

When agents claim a person can save money by switching their car insurance, they are talking over the duration of the policy, not immediate savings. Once they switch, they will not get cash back or a check in the mail to show for their efforts. Instead, they will have to closely watch their statements to determine just how much is being saved each month...

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Facebook’s Part in Your Auto Insurance

Bennett editorial cartoonWe all know that one of the first measures to take after a car accident is to file an insurance claim. As if this step isn’t hard enough in itself, auto insurance providers have thought of a way to make it even more challenging. They’ve turned to social media platforms to back up their investigations. Since these sites – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, among others – chronicle your day-to-day activities, insurance providers now use this as a basis to whether or not they should approve your claim.

Facebook's Part in Your Auto Insurance

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This is especially true in cases where car accidents have led to injuries, according Frank Darras, an insurance attorney who has dealt with the issue several times...

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FDA: Cereal’s Health Claims Have Gone Too Far

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While consumers appreciate how food companies provide labels that give them an idea of what they decide to eat, it is quite disappointing to know that some feel the need to exaggerate their health claims. Such declarations make you want to question if any of the other packaging details have any truth to them, as well. One example is the breakfast fave Cheerios by General Mills. It seems that their claims were in serious violation of federal law according to FDA compliance regulations. So has Cheerios been deceiving us all along?

If you buy a box of Cheerios cereals, you will see that it says the product “helps lower cholesterol.” Other boxes also mention that the cereal will be able to lower cholesterol levels by 4% in six weeks...

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Double Wide Home Avoids Sink Hole

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Double wide mobile homes are designed for mobility. They are assembled at a manufacturing facility, transported to a destination and then assembled once they arrive at the site. Most people who purchase double wide homes already own the land they intend to put the home on. In most cases where the construction of a building or dwelling of any sort is being considered, the land has been checked thoroughly for any abnormalities or inconsistencies. Most people don’t think of sink holes, tornadoes or other natural anomalies that can wreak havoc on a mobile home.  Don’t know what a double wide home is?  Check out this site for more information.

Guatemala-SinkholeThe mobility of a double wide is not to be exaggerated. It can be torn down and removed from a site in a relatively short period of time...

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From Cake Boss to Bakery Boss

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If you’ve been watching TLC, then you’re pretty much aware of their new show Bakery Boss. The show is hosted by fourth generation baker Bartolo Valastro, better known as Buddy, and it follows how he tries to help struggling family-owned bakeries recover from their slump. Now you may be wondering how this is such a hit to audiences everywhere, considering that there are so many baking shows airing on TV.

You may know Buddy Valastro from a different TV show that’s now on its sixth season, Cake Boss. The show follows the day-to-day operations of his own family-owned baking business, Carlo’s Bakery, in Hoboken, New Jersey. Here you see how he manages the business and how he creates some of the best and most unique specialty cakes you’ve ever seen. And who doesn’t love a good cake?

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Dental Care Woes

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An important part of our activities of daily living is practicing dental hygiene, but there are a good percentage of individuals that can encounter difficulties even with simple tasks such as this one. Have you ever experienced gagging while brushing your teeth? Well, you’re not alone. A lot of people actually experience this problem. Gagging while brushing is due to a hypersensitive gag reflex, and it’s not something you should ignore. In fact, it can lead to development of other serious health problems. Below are some important information about hypersensitive gag reflex and some tips to help prevent gagging while brushing.

Things to Know about Hypersensitive Gag Reflex

Our gag reflex is one of our body’s normal defense mechanisms...

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Safety and Fun Go Together at the Swimming Pool

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Summer’s coming and it’s time to open the family pool. Having an abundance of kids swimming pool toys and games will make for a fun summer as long as the they remember to be safe. Many pool toys are designed with safety in mind.

Water wings, floaties, inner tubes and inflatable rafts are designed for buoyancy and when used correctly will keep small children afloat. As they become more accustomed to the water, they will eventually learn how to float, swim and dive on their own. Until that time, however, always make sure there are plenty of approved flotation devices around the pool so everyone has access to them.

Having swimming pool toys on hand is only a small part of summer safety. The key is getting children to use the devices properly...

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The Mysteries of Gardening and Growing Grass

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Have you ever looked at your vegetables and wondered, “Why aren’t they growing? I fertilize them and water them every day, but they stay the same size?” You focus so much on what is in the garden, you forget about what surrounds it. Your lawn is just as important as your garden, but often times we take it for granted.

The things we grow in a garden are treated with love and care. We know that at harvest time, we will reap the rewards of all of our hard work. Our grass, on the other hand, becomes the forgotten outcast. We mow it, trim it, spray chemicals on it and our kids run and play on it like it is nothing more than the dirt under their feet...

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Basic Metal Detector Etiquette and Know-How

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  • Ask permission before you start hunting for treasures. It’s okay if you go to public beaches or somewhere where metal detecting is openly permitted. But if you’re going to use your metal detector in private property, then make sure you ask permission before you do so.
  • Think carefully before purchasing a metal detector. See to it that you’ve asked experts all there is you need to ask about a particular model. Purchase something that will surely help you with all your treasure seeking needs, and that that specific model is worth every penny.
  • When digging up items from the ground, do clean up after yourself. Fill up the holes from where you dug up items...
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