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5 Smart Moves For Millennials To Boost Retirement Savings

Retirement might not be coming your way for quite some time, but if you haven’t started planning for it yet, it’s possible that you’re already a bit behind. As the outlook on retirement looks dimmer and dimmer for our generation, the need to contribute early and often to a retirement savings fund becomes all the more important. Fortunately, there are several ways you can boost your savings now to build your funds faster and secure a more stable future for yourself in your older age. Here are six smart moves you should be making now to boost your chances of building a sufficient fund for the future. 1. Automate Your Savings Americans are notorious for neglecting the importance of building a savings account. Nearly seven out of ten Americans have less than $1000 in a savings account. One of the best ways to make sure you’re actually putting money away instead of spending it is to automate regular contributions to your savings accounts. Of course, you’ll want to automate your retirem

4 Hacks for Effectively Cleaning Your Attic

Another new year has begun and for most people that means new year’s resolutions. Very few people manage to think of their resolutions in February and beyond, so it is important to get as many done as possible in January while it is still fresh on the mind. The easiest ones to get done now are the ones that involve a single task. Most homeowners have a lot of resolutions that involve home renovations or home cleanup, and when it comes to cleaning up a home, there is no place more scary or intimidating than the attic. Years of junk piled up and buried under layers of dust and rat droppings are exciting to nobody. Here are some important things to note and think about as you get started on that big attic-cleaning project. Get Organized If you just head up into your attic and start moving things around, then you will likely discover halfway through cleaning that the organizational structure you are using doesn’t really make sense. Part of you will want to start over and do things dif

5 Techy Ways to Make Your Home more Eco-Friendly

In 1957, a study on earth’s climate conducted by scientist Roger Revelle discovered a frightening ecological phenomenon with the potential to disrupt the world’s climate, animal and plant life as we know it. By 1970, further scientific research had begun to validate these findings. They showed that human activities and the amount of carbon dioxide we release into the atmosphere had sparked rapid changes such as droughts and famine in Africa, the Ukraine, and India. This phenomenon was termed ‘global warming’ and the rapid changes it fostered in the twentieth century forced the international community to come up with several solutions to tackle the amount of fossil fuels burned by implementing the United Nation’s Paris Agreement. As admirable as this agreement is, it is also important to note that the task of stabilizing the earth’s ecosystems falls on our collective shoulders and each of us has a part to play in tackling global warming. Here are 5 technological revolutions you can a

This Could Save Someone: Why Has Air Filtration and Air Quality in Hospitals Become a Necessity?

Pollution has become a major, serious environmental hazard these days. People from all walks of life are getting affected by this, and it has occupied almost every phase of our life. The water we drink is subjected to water pollution; the food we eat is prone to land and soil contamination. Even the air we breathe is now a days filled with air pollution. Pollution is now present in our everyday life and is harming us externally as well as internally. It has become the pressing issue in almost every large city. Overpopulated cities that have a significant number of factories are the ones that suffer most.  Air pollution is the highly concerned issue in those areas. Air pollution is not only affecting people’s lives in the present but also their lives in the future (and the future generations as well). Studies  show that air pollution can affect fertility labs, which poses a grave threat to the health of the fetus and can potentially affect fetal growth and development during pregnan

4 Strange Tips to Quickly Improve Your Hair

There have been a lot of studies that show that hair and hairstyle play a significant part in how attractive to the general public someone is. Because of this, many people spend hours a day trying to get their hair to look just the way that they imagine it looking. For some of these people, even hours a day cannot get them where they want to be. They spend years and years trying to find ways to make their hair look the same way their favorite movie star’s hair looks, but still fail in the end. Hopefully this article can offer some new suggestions. Here are a few ways that can quickly and dramatically improve your hair. Hormones This is something that most people are completely unaware of. Hormones significantly affect your overall health, as well as your hair. They are not something you have complete control over, but many people are surprised to find just how much control they do have over hormones. The two easiest ways to balance your hormones are to eliminate stress and get en

5 Emerging Trends in Startup Culture for 2017

Startups, new businesses based on innovation, have been trending for a while. Whether in the technological sphere or another sector, a number of individuals are opting for startups over a regular job. This trend used to be primarily male-dominant, however this is no longer the case. Many women are also opting to join a startup business over a more traditional job. The benefits include both monetary and other gains that keep startups a popular trend. Needless to say, the year is surely going to forecast countless startups emerging with aims of achieving bigger and better. So what are the main trends that we will witness in this upcoming year? 1. Employee Oriented Startups are more concerned about their employees than other corporations. With the limited amount of resources they have, losing manpower is a great loss. Therefore, startups will continue to go above and beyond to create an environment that is employee friendly. 2. Peppy Offices A lot of focus is given to the interior d

How to Select a Great Gift for Anyone and for Any Occasion

Whether it is time for the winter holidays, a friend or family member’s birthday, a wedding, or any other gift-giving occasion, selecting the right item to give to someone can feel like quite the challenge. But, although challenging, it is possible to pick a great gift every time. How can someone accomplish such a feat? By following these six easy steps: Start with a Budget Before you start looking for ideas, you need to set a budget . It won’t do you any good if you begin searching and find a great gift option that you simply can’t afford. Most online retailers allow you to set price parameters when you are searching for items, that way you can make sure that you are only choosing between gifts you can afford. Give Consideration to the Occasion A gift that would be perfect for a best friend’s birthday might not be the kind of thing that should be opened in front of family at a graduation party. Regardless of whether or not the recipient will appreciate your choice, you need to co