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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.
How to Teach Children About Charity

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

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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Does Working from Home Make You More Productive?

Does Working from Home Make You More Productive?

There’s been a growing conversation in the news lately regarding the pros and cons faced by businesses when they allow employees to work from home. All of this discussion begs the question, “Is working from home a help or a hindrance to the workplace?” The answer, according to a recent Stanford study, is pretty clear: there can be definite benefits for both employer and employee.

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