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Halina Matt

Halina has spent years working to perfect her command of the written word, annoying – er, assisting – many a friend or family member along the way with her pedantic nature. She has an affinity for uncontrollable laughter, British television, take-out Thai food, and writing about personal finance, home and family – not necessarily in that order. When not typing away, she spends her time hanging with her seriously awesome family. Seriously. They’re awesome.
Five Ways 3-D Printing Will Change the World - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Five Ways 3-D Printing Will Change the World

A 3-D printer deposits a material – such as plastic, metal, ceramics and even (gasp!) chocolate – layer by layer from the bottom up in order to form an object. Read on to see how this new method of printing will change the world.

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How to Protect Your Skin from the Cold, Dry Winter - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

How to Protect Your Skin from the Cold, Dry Winter

I think we can all agree that this winter has been nothing short of a doozy. The nation has been in a deep freeze for what seems like an eternity, and it’s left many with dry, damaged skin. Don’t worry; there’s hope. There are several things you can do to protect yourself from moisture theft in the harsh, cold and relentless winter months.

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How to Keep Your Pets Safe This Winter - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

How to Keep Your Pets Safe This Winter

If you’re freezing when you step outside your house all bundled up in a warm coat, scarf, hat and gloves, can you imagine how your little furry friends must feel? That fur doesn’t provide as much protection from the elements as you may think. Here are some tips to help you keep Fido and Mittens safe and warm.

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How to Get the Best Deal on a Midwinter Vacation - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

How to Get the Best Deal on a Midwinter Vacation

Whether it’s due to cold-weather blues or holiday hangover, packing up your bags and getting far, far away for a little while can be very tempting during the frigid months. If this sounds familiar, you’re in luck. Booking travel between mid-January and mid-February can often mean big savings.

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How to Make Sure Your Kids Are Getting Enough Sleep - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

How to Make Sure Your Kids Are Getting Enough Sleep

While bed times and routines vary greatly, few can deny the effect a good (or bad) night’s sleep can have on young minds. We take a look at t just how much sleep should your children should get every night and what are signs they’re in need of more.

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Amazon Prime Air Creates Excitement, Uncertainty - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Amazon Prime Air Creates Excitement, Uncertainty

Amazon.com revealed plans to launch a new method of package delivery called Amazon Prime Air: a fleet of unmanned drones primed to drop your order on your doorstep within a half hour of the time you complete your purchase. Could flying robots be the delivery men and women of the future?

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Turkey Tips for a Tasty Thanksgiving - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Turkey Tips for a Tasty Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is less than a week away, and for many Americans, that means a slight panic is starting to build. Hosting the big day can be intimidating, but don’t worry, my fellow Americans. I’m here to demystify your turkey and help make sure your bird is the belle of the ball.

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How to Teach Children About Charity - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

How to Teach Children About Charity

Charity and volunteer work are great ways to teach your children the importance of helping those around them who desperately need it. From clothing or food donations to committing your time to help around your community, there are many ways to get your child involved and thinking about helping others.

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5 Halloween Safety Tips for Pets - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

5 Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

It’s nearly time for Halloween, and that means many of us are gearing up for the big day. Spooky decorations are going up, bowls of candy are being laid out with care, and pumpkins are beginning to dot the porches of our neighborhoods. It’s a wonderland of ghoulish behavior, all in the name of good fun. For our pets, however, there are some very real dangers lurking around each eerie corner, and we’ve compiled a list of tips to help you make sure Fido and Mittens make it through the holiday safe and sound.

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tedxdetroit - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

TEDxDetroit Highlights City’s Optimism, Ideas and Determination

TEDxDetroit, an independently produced offshoot of the annual TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) event that showcases big thinkers and innovators around the globe, celebrated its fifth year in Detroit on Wednesday, October 2, at Cobo Center.

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