The past few decades have seen complementary and alternative medicine move from the fringes to the mainstream. The latest data from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH,) the research center of the US National Institutes of Health, show that in 2012, 33.2% of adults and 11.6% of children had used CAM treatment in the past 12 months. Another study found that women were five times more likely to use mind-body approaches and food supplements than men. [Read more…]
Of all the countries that Japan had conquered in the past and have established friendly relations with later, it is China that has become so hostile in recent years. Many people including journalists are wondering why this is so when the others do not feel so much hatred towards Japan.
Despite its economic cooperation, China and Japan continue to be in conflict over several issues. These cover Japan’s wartime atrocities that caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Chinese and claims of ownership of the eight small islands off East China Sea collectively known as Senkaku/Daioyu among others. [Read more…]
I don’t have cable. I don’t even have a TV. I pay a couple of bucks a month for a Netflix subscription, use Pandora, and watch whatever I can find on Hulu.
I don’t find myself lacking for things to watch. Cable, it seems, is not long for this world. Since Google is riding the wave of alternative TV sources, it might just put the nail in the coffin for cable as we know it. [Read more…]
Even in this age of widespread information, there are still many myths about cruising that keep many people from experiencing its wonders. Today, we set the records straight by debunking the top cruise myths.
Myth #1: Cruises are expensive
There was a time when cruising was exorbitant, but that’s no longer the case today. In fact, cruises have become quite cheap. At Cruises.com.au alone, you can look for a staggering number of options worth below $500 with some going as low as $260, which is way cheaper than the iPad you’re going gaga over. [Read more…]
The home is perhaps one of the most important material possessions any person can ever have. To many, the home is where one can be safe and secure. Where one can retreat from their daily activities of work and play into a place where they can be perfectly comfortable and at ease. The home also keeps its residents within safely protected from the elements, so it’s no wonder why a lot of people actually put a lot of money into making sure that their home is covered through home insurance.
Any homeowner who values their property eventually comes around to checking out home insurance. It is of course, the logical step to wanting to keep your property safe. Insurance may be a rather costly matter, however, and of course everyone would prefer to get the most out of their homeowners insurance rates. Which is why we’ve put together this list of things you can do to stay on top of your home insurance costs.
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Exhaust All Your Options
This is rather tedious, but could save you the most money. Ask around for the best insurance rates and list down all your options. Ask your friends, family, and co-workers for home insurance experience, and check out consumer reviews.
Sync Your Insurance Policies
Try to get the same company for most – if not all – of your insurance policies. Not only will this be more convenient to manage, but most companies would also give discounts this way.
Build A Sturdier Home
Ask your potential insurance company about what you can do to make your home more secure and disaster resistant as these minor additions may help lower your premiums.
Keep Your Credit Record Up
Maintaining a healthy credit record can also help lower your insurance costs. To do this, make sure you always pay your bills on time and to try and keep your credit balance as low as possible to help you out with your home insurance claims.
Most insurance companies also reward their loyal customers by providing discounts based on how long you’ve had them as your insurance provider.
About The Author
Franco is a professional blogger that writes on a variety of topics including home insurance.