Taking a Tax Deduction for a Casualty or Theft

When you suffer a loss caused by theft, vandalism, fire, storm, or similar causes, or a car, boat, or other type of accident, you may be able to take an itemized deduction on your U.S. federal income tax return. You may also be able to deduct money you had in a financial institution but lost […]

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How to Choose a Print on Demand Publisher

Before choosing a Print on Demand (POD) publisher, you need to consider seven crucial factors: set-up costs, cover price, royalty payments, control, distribution, author’s discounts, and the publisher’s reputation. Print-On-Demand (POD) publishers merely print a single copy of a book at a time as when you order rather than mass printing. POD, as a term, […]

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Practical Ways to Avoid Sweatshop Clothing

Perhaps we can’t be superheros and save the world from exploitative, inhumane labor practices, but it is possible in small, realistic ways, to take a stand against such injustices. Whether you are in a small suburban community or cutting edge urban neighborhood, it’s possible to stop supporting sweatshops in many ways. It is unbelievable at […]

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Asperger’s Syndrome Meltdowns: How to Cope

If your child has Asperger’s Syndrome, chances are he has meltdowns. Some may be worse than others, but all leave both parent and child exhausted. Follow these tips in order to cope with Asperger’s Meltdowns. What is Asperger’s Syndrome? Asperger’s Syndrome is on the autism spectrum. It is a disorder where children experience overwhelming emotions […]

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11 Ways to Break Out of a Weight Loss Plateau

You’re eating right, exercising, and yet you are no longer losing weight. You’ve hit a plateau. Plateaus are common to anybody who’s been on the same diet and exercise plan for a while. In this article, you’ll read about the techniques professionals use to break free of a plateau, find resources and tips to help […]

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The Wieliczka Mine: An Underground Cathedral in Salt

The Wieliczka Salt Mine, near Krakow in Poland, is one of the most fascinating places to visit in the world. Not only has it been a working mine for centuries, but the miners have created chambers, chapels, and halls within the mine filled with art literally carved with salt. The Wieliczka Salt Mine, near the […]

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A Guide to Collecting Comic Books

When you decide to read a comic book, you’ll find as many types as you will novels. The comic book medium offers whimsical fun, epic adventure, gritty realism, and everything else you can think of. This article introduces readers to comic books and shows them what to expect when they go shopping for them. It […]

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Keeping a Petty Cash Fund for a Small Business

To keep track of all expenses related to your home-based or small business, it is necessary to keep track of the minor day-to-day expenses you pay in cash, as well as the costs you pay by check or bank transfer.  Minor cash expenses add up over time, and it will be essential to know what […]

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The Benefits of Co-sleeping

Somewhere in the darkness of night, a mother and baby, snuggling belly-to-belly, stir from sleep simultaneously. Mother moves Baby to her breast, and Baby begins to nurse. Both drift back to sleep, and in the morning, neither will remember any disturbance. Father, lying nearby, continues sleeping, uninterrupted. This scenario can and does happen, every night, […]

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