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History-Based Educational Video Games for All Ages

Have you ever thought to yourself, “My child spends a lot of time playing those darn video games; I wish he or she would spend as much time studying”? Have no fear, Zing is here to help you avoid this with its educational video game series. Today, we’ll talk about some history-oriented video games that promise not to put your child to sleep at the controller, and put you a little more at ease about your child’s choices.

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Five Home Improvements that May Not Add Value to Your Home Resale

Before you start gold-plating your sinks and creating an over the top man-cave in your basement, remember that not everything you do to your property adds value to the home, and that the law of diminishing returns is always at work. So whether your clearing out a garden, or putting in a retaining wall, remember that curb appeal does not convert one-to-one with home value. Read on for a short list of things that may not convert dollar for dollar to the overall value of your home.

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Ten Top Educational Toys for Tots from Three Months to 18 Months

As a new mom, here’s my top 10 list of awesome education toys for babies three months to 18 months. These will help your tot develop motor skills, hand-eye coordination and more!

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St. Patrick's Day Activities for Kids - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids

Holidays are a great excuse to have some fun with your kids! With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to pull out all the stops! Grab all your green, rainbows and shamrocks, and get ready to have a St. Patrick’s Day your child will remember for years to come.

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Math-Based Video Games to Educate All Ages

Have you ever had to yell at your child to put down a controller? Are you worried that this gaming obsession has a negative effect on how your child does in the classroom? Have no fear; Zing has some answers for you in its educational video game series. Today, we’ll talk about math games. You never know – maybe one of these games will finally spark your child’s interest in math lessons!

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Six Fresh Ideas for Nut-Free School Lunches - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Six Fresh Ideas for Nut-Free School Lunches

If your child attends a peanut- or nut-free school, packing lunches can be tough, but it is doable. Here are some healthy, nut-free school lunches that can be eaten cold and are a breeze to pack.

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Proper Pets for Seniors - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Proper Pets for Seniors

Having a pet can do a lot to improve the quality of life for many people, but most assuredly for seniors. Hey, everyone wants someone to love. However, some pets are better than others when it comes to the elderly. And believe me when I say that the wrong pet can turn their lives into a chaotic mess!

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Buying a Home After Divorce: Five Things to Keep in Mind

Divorce is a part of many people’s life journey. As if the emotional ups and downs aren’t enough to deal with, many new divorcees have [...]

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Choosing a Fence for Your Home - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Choosing a Fence for Your Home

Can’t decide on which type of fence to install this spring? Check out this list for some insight on the different materials available for fencing.

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Activities to Keep Your Child Entertained During Mid-Winter Break

It’s that time of year again! Many schools are on winter break, and spring break is just around the corner. Unless you’re taking a vacation, that means a completely open week for you little ones. But don’t worry; there are plenty of crafts and activities to keep them entertained over break.

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