Crime Safety: Tips to Help You Stay Safe

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A list of crime safety tips for women, “written by a cop,” circulated around Facebook a while back, and after reading it I realized just how hopelessly unprepared I am should I become a victim of a crime. I would be an easy target, especially considering my slow reaction time. So I shared the list of safety tips, but since then, I’ve done some digging, and it turns out that some of the advice isn’t completely accurate or valid, according to snopes.com.

I consider it my civil obligation as a writer to report accurate and quality advice and clear whatever confusion there may be about how to react should you become a target. The only weapon you can count on to have constant access to is common sense, so arm yourself with knowledge now, before it’s too late. Continue reading

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Candy Crush Saga (Image Credit: King)

Know Your Enemy: Tips for Surviving Candy Crush Saga

Candy Crush Saga (Image Credit: King)

Candy Crush Saga (Image Credit: King)

I know that some of the hype has died down for Candy Crush, but since there have been two updates to the addictive game in December alone, it’s clear that plenty of people are still playing. Perhaps we’re just doing so a little less publicly than we used to.

With the latest updates giving us 65 Dreamworld levels that seem to be mostly an added difficulty to the same regular levels and a brand new update that brings the web-based version to 515 levels, I thought I might share some of my tips and tricks that allowed me to get through all 500 levels before now. Continue reading

Your First Time…Ordering Sushi

(Image Credit: Jan Fredrik Frantzen/UNN)

(Image Credit: Jan Fredrik Frantzen/UNN)

One of the most intimidating things I have ever done was order sushi for the first time. I remember sitting at the table at my favorite Chinese restaurant and internally debating if I really wanted to attempt it or not. What if I didn’t order it correctly? What if I didn’t like it? What if I accidentally ordered some with raw fish (I know a lot of sushi is raw, but not all of it and I prefer my fish cooked)??! Continue reading

Your First Time… Ordering a Martini!

Martini (Image Credit: Quinn Dombrowski)

Martini (Image Credit: Quinn Dombrowski)

Ordering a martini for the first time can be a daunting task. A bartender worth his or her weight in salt will ask you a slew of questions about how you want your drink prepared, and if you don’t know what those questions mean or what to ask for, you’re likely going to receive a drink that doesn’t suit your taste. We asked a New York Metro Area bartender with ten years experience in the biz, Jamie L, to tell us everything you need to know to get a drink you’ll love when ordering a martini for the first time! Continue reading

Natural Laundry Solutions

Image Credit: Maegan Tintari

Laundry can be scary. Colors bleed, sweaters shrink, and socks mysteriously go missing, nevermind that I am allergic to almost every chemical involved. So I’m always looking for ways to make it through the process unscathed and with as few allergic reactions as possible. Turns out there are some easy ways to get your clothes looking, feeling, and smelling squeaky clean without harsh chemicals and I’m about to share them with you!

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