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15 Great Places to Retire in 2017

After a long career of working hard and likely living in just one town or city, retirement becomes a great opportunity to not only stop working but to also experience new places. By retiring to locale outside of where you worked, you’ll see new cultures and taste new foods. Travel is always great but it’s even better if you can turn your getaway into a permanent paradise. Here are a few options to consider when searching for your 2017 retirement location. 1. Phoenix, Arizona Generally speaking, when seeking retirement locations, climate is a major factor in the decision … and the warmer the better. Phoenix is sunny for the majority of the year and offers a low daily cost of living . This is also a great choice for the dedicated sports fan as most events are easily accessible. 2. Algarve, Portugal Lined with beautiful beaches, this city is marked by great weather and a low cost of living. There is also a strong expatriate community that will help you ease into your new neighborhoo

The Top 5 Holiday Gifts for Men

If you are having a last minute panic to find a holiday gifts for a man in your life, here are five of the top holiday gifts for those who are otherwise impossible to buy for! 1. For the practical man Down to earth, practical and always with a hammer in his hand. What do you buy the man who either is a tradesman who works hard all day or a keen home-improver who spends his weekends making his home look better? You could buy tools, but you run the risk of getting something he already has or, worst still, getting the wrong sort of right angled imperial impact wrench. The perfect practical holiday gift for your practical man is hard-wearing clothing. Dickies has been the name for hard-wearing clothing on construction sites since 1922 when they started manufacturing bib overalls. After a time creating uniforms for the US army during World War Two, they became the work apparel worn by workers in oil fields worldwide. They are now the number one work-wear manufacturer and are recognised

Finding Hope For Childless Couples: Understanding Options For Fertility Treatment

Babies and children are everywhere. And while it is, of course, a massively happy event when friends or family members happily announce they are about to start or grow their family, the painful truth is that pregnancy is not as easily achievable for every couple who wants a family. And many couples can find themselves in a difficult and upsetting situation where they may have to find that having a family will not be possible for them at all. Today however, the situation is not as bleak as it was some years ago. Now couples facing a struggle to start a family either medically or biologically have options available to them. Remaining childless or having an incomplete family does not always have to be the only option anymore. This article will take away the mystery and confusion about fertility treatment and help you have the family you’ve always dreamed of having. Each option is different and a clinician will ultimately be the best person to help you select the right path to take. How

7 Ways to Thrive Now By Fixing Mistakes From The Past

If you’re getting older, you may be shaking your head as you reflect on the actions you made throughout the years. The wise person you are today can’t fathom what you were possibly thinking during the less than naive days of your youth. Looking to the past with an open heart and objective mind can allow you to self-check some of these hiccups as a result of being more self-aware. Don’t be hard on yourself for the decisions you made that caused pain, setbacks, and catastrophes. In the end, you learned a lot and grew, which is what the human experience is about. Maybe you didn’t know any better at the time, or maybe you were inexperienced at managing a certain situation. Personally, I’ve made a great deal of mistakes in the past, but I can say that at 40, I have done enough reflection and correction to live a life not watered down by past mistakes. Here’s how you can too! 1. Value Your Friends Do you remember putting your boyfriend or girlfriend before everything else? You had close

5 iPhone Apps That Will Help You Sleep Tonight

Have you ever had trouble falling asleep at night? Do you often find your mind racing as you lie down in your bed, unable to relax? Me too. But don’t worry, I’ve got some good news for you. There are some great mobile apps that can help you to get a better night’s sleep all night every night. To help you get to sleep, I have compiled a list of my favorite iPhone apps that will help make insomnia a thing of the past and usher you into dreamland quickly and easily. 1. Slumber Photo credit Lamourfoto Slumber is the best sleep app I’ve ever used, helping me fall asleep in under 20 minutes every single time I use it. The app offers a huge collection of sleep meditations and bedtime stories that help calm your mind, allowing you to fall asleep effortlessly. The app has also been designed for use at bedtime with a dark UI that won’t wake you up. Behind the main meditation track, there is a customizable white noise machine that plays in the background, creating a relaxing ambiance with

4 Things You Should Know Before You Start A Career In Travel

Are you crazy about travel and want to turn your passion into your profession? If you love traveling and consider yourself an organized person who enjoys helping others plan their trips, a career in travel may be right for you. The fascinating tourism industry offers a broad range of career opportunities, from travel agents [1] to accommodation and hospitality managers. There are options for a huge variety of professional profiles, but whatever area of the travel sector you decide to go into, these are four things you should know before you start your career in travel: 1. You will be facing challenges The tourism industry is always evolving, and if you want to have a successful career in this field, you will need to be flexible, learn fast, and be able to adapt quickly to the changes. The travel and tourism industry has gone through significant changes within the last decade. [2] Both the global economic crisis and the eruption of online bookings have had an enormous effect on t