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3 Good Things That Happen When You Practice Gratitude Daily

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Did you know that gratitude has a certain power that works towards positive transformation? It doesn't need to be Thanksgiving season. At any time of year, the simple daily practice of giving thanks can set you on the path to your best life. Gratitude is one of several positive psychology principles that have been shown in scientific studies to actually have a beneficial effect on brain health. This works by releasing feel-good chemicals that calm the nervous system. Over time, the more we practice gratitude, the more positivity occurs, taking us from having defeatist thinking patterns and allowing us to cultivate a positive, problem-solving mindset.   How does practicing gratitude help us be on the path to a better and happier life?

What are the Benefits of Reflective Roofing Material?

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These days, everyone is trying to save money on their energy bills, and they’re willing to go to great lengths to do so. Advanced new heating and cooling methods coupled with huge amounts of money spent on resealing every window and insulating every inch of the home are all the rage these days as everyone attempts to pinch every penny when it comes to energy costs. The reality, though, is that cost savings start at the top: on the roof of your home. If your roof is constructed from the right material, it can save you a small fortune on your energy bill over the course of the year. By covering your roof with a reflective material, you can not only render your energy usage far more efficient, but you can generate a wide array of other benefits as well.

How to Come Up With Good Blog Post Ideas - Part 2

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In the blog post How to Come Up with Good Blog Post Ideas  (Part 1), we talked about using a keyword tool and blogging planner to make a list of blog post topics. Be sure to read that post. It can help you get a good start on blogging about related topics which increases the authority of your site.   The topic for this post is a continuation of the previous post. For today, we will talk about two more ways to come up with blog post ideas. 

Can You Leave a Window Air Conditioner On 24/7?

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We understand the temptation of trying to beat the heat during the summer months by leaving your window air conditioner running all day long. But is that actually good for the unit, or will it cause damage? What’s the best way to save money on your electric bills so they don’t go through the roof? Don’t sweat it … we’ll break down whether you can actually leave a window air conditioner on 24/7 and help you save money on your home energy bills in the process. Longevity On average, window air conditioners last about 10 to 15 years when well-maintained. But leaving your unit running 24/7 can cause wear and tear that will make it go kaput a lot faster. For instance, running a window air conditioner 24/7 will cause it to become clogged with dirt and debris. Clogged, dirty air filters block airflow, which means your window AC will operate less efficiently. According to the Department of Energy , replacing a dirty filter with a clean one can decrease your AC’s energy consumption by as much as

God is a Father to the Fatherless

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There is a fathering crisis! I've read some sad facts from Fathers.com that children from fatherless homes are more likely to be poor. They become involved in drug and alcohol abuse and 4.3 times more likely to smoke cigarettes. They are twice as likely to drop out of school and suffer from health, emotional and behavioral problems.  Boys born out of wedlock are more likely to become juvenile offenders. While girls 15-19 years old are more likely to engage in premarital sex and as a result become pregnant. These are the gathered facts from across America but I think a similar scenario holds true across the globe. Is there anything we can do about this? God is a Father to the Fatherless The Bible says in Psalm 68:5 that  God is a father to the fatherless. and in Psalm 27:10 David said that  though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me. God loves the fatherless This is the first message that we can share with people whom we know are fatherless or those who are bei

How to Come Up With Good Blog Post Ideas - Part 1

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If you want your blog to have a constant flow of traffic, you need to post new content regularly. To do so, you need lots of blog post ideas. Where can you get topics or ideas to post in your blog? In this post, we will look at two methods that we can use to come up with topic ideas for our blogs. Use a Google Keyword Planner Tool The first method uses the Google Keyword Planner Tool. Just search for 'google keyword planner' and you will find the link to it. The keyword planner tool is part of Google Ads, so you need to have a Google or Gmail account to be able to use it. Don't worry, it is absolutely free to use this tool. You don't have to buy ads or add money to your account.  The page looks like this (as of this writing). You need to click the Tools & Settings on the top menu, then click Keyword Planner to get to this page. Then, click the Discover new keywords image. For example, I want to find some fresh topics about blogging. I type 'blogging tips' an

5 Ways to Make Your Garden More Eco-Friendly

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There are hundreds of blogs and articles about how to make your home greener and more eco-friendly. In fact, we even have a few on this blog ! There’s a good reason for that, too; reducing your carbon footprint and being a bit more of an eco-warrior when it comes to your home is critically important if we’re going to keep this planet looking nice and being safe or for our kids to grow up in. There’s one palace that doesn’t get much attention from the eco-warriors, though, and that’s the garden! Green Garden Dreams A garden is a place where many budding gardeners fall down without even realizing it.  A little mixed trash bin here, a plastic pot there, and let’s not even talk about the damage weed killers are causing to the environment! In truth, we can all do our bit, and here are five ways you can go green in your garden and watch both your garden and the environment flourish before your very eyes. Start Composting Starting a compost heap is easy! A simple DIY compost bin can be made f