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Think You’ll Never Use What You Learned in School?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 19, 2012 | Categories: Education, Guest Posts, Infographs

Guest Post A lot of subjects that people learn in school seem pointless at the time of the lesson. However, this does not mean that you will never again use the information. Algebra comes up surprisingly often in real life and having a solid understanding of English is undoubtedly useful. The reason that subjects seem […]

How-To Guides for Teachers

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 14, 2012 | Categories: Education, Guest Posts, Infographs

Teachers are among the most important and yet undervalued professionals in America. People choose to teach because they think they can positively effect the lives of children and teenagers. However, for all of their idealism, they are aware that teaching is often difficult and thankless. The most stressful parts of the job are unrelated to […]

Advancement in Technology Over the Past 30 Years

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 16, 2012 | Categories: Guest Posts, Infographs, Information, Technology

Guest Post Are kids today headed in the right direction? To answer that question, one would have to look at the differences over the past 30 years. Anyone who grew up in 1982 can remember it as a time of wonder and innocence. Today, kids can look up information on a world-wide web, send emails […]

The Down and Dirty of Debt Collectors – Infographic

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 3, 2012 | Categories: Financial, Infographs, Money Talk

I used to work for a small loan office that was a branch of a bank between 1987 – 1990. One of my job duties was collections. I called our customers (debtors) who were behind on their payments. Not once did I ever get nasty. NEVER. I was kind and respectful, even when I knew […]

Cougar Anti-Aging Defense Fund

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 12, 2012 | Categories: Funny, Guest Posts, Humor, Infographs, Skin Care and Beauty

Guest Post Death is a scary thing, so it’s no surprise that any outward signs of aging can remind people that one day they will be 6 feet underground.  Some of us turn to spirituality to ease this anxiety, others turn to plastic surgery.  However, church is usually free, and plastic surgery is not, so […]

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How Do Seat Belts Work? The Science Behind the Seat Belt

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 7, 2012 | Categories: Family and Health, Infographs, Information

Are you old enough to remember when no one used their seat belts? I can remember traveling from Columbus, OH, to Williamson, WV when I was young, lying in the back ledge where the back window was. Yep… you would be reported to the police and/or social services today. And well you should be. But, […]

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Body Hacks: Helping You Live Longer

Guest Post Have you ever heard of body hacks? If you haven’t, you are not alone. Body hacks are a revolutionary process people have started following in order to live healthier, longer, and more balanced lives. These hacks are meant to shock your body into running more efficiently than ever. There are several main components […]

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How to Avoid the Dangers Lurking in Your Public Pool (Infographic)

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 29, 2012 | Categories: Family and Health, Infographs, Information

I remember going to the public pool as a child and teenager. I loved it. I spent most of the summers of my junior and senior years in high school at our public pool. It was a blast! Of course, kids (even teens) don’t think about the safety and sanitary conditions of a pool. Not […]

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Save Money on Groceries by Avoiding These Spending Traps

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 23, 2012 | Categories: Financial, Frugal Tips, Infographs, Money Talk

I cannot get out of the grocery store without spending close to if not over a $100. And what’s sad is, I usually have less, and less bags, too. It’s enough to drive you crazy. If you know me, you know I’m frugal. Always have been. It doesn’t matter where I’m at financially, either. During […]

The Social Life of Moms 2012

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 17, 2012 | Categories: Infographs, Social Media

You don't need to tell me moms are avid bloggers and highly engaged in social media. I believe these numbers will continue to grow, too. Women account for 85% of ALL purchases… items small and large. We. Rule. The. World. Mwahahaha! Oops, I got carried away there. Check out this infographic on the "social" life […]

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