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Pros and Cons To Owning A Single Family Home

Most Americans dream of living in their own home. Compared to living in an apartment or condo, single family home living is generally quieter. When you have your own home, there’s no need to worry about noisy quarreling neighbors or their maxed out stereo. Having your own home also means more yard space and the freedom of expanding if you feel like you need more space. Here are the best reasons to own a single family home.

Advantages

The first obvious advantage is space. Depending on your budget you can have a big house and a big yard. Even if you choose a smaller house, you will still have some front and backyard to work with. This is why lots of families prefer to live in single family homes. They have space for a playground or sandbox and maybe a garden at the back. They can also choose to expand their home if they feel that they need more space.

Another great advantage is privacy. When you live in an apartment or condo, you basically share walls with your neighbors. In some cases you can hear their toilets flush, quarrels or TV through the thin walls. Simply put, there is no privacy when you live in those kinds of homes. But in a single family home, you own all four walls and the neighbors are usually some yards away from you.

Since you own the house and the land, you are generally the boss of the place so you have a lot of freedom when it comes to choices. You can paint your whole house pink for example and nobody can stop you. You can also choose to install solar panels without having to go through a homeowners association or own a number of pets.

Disadvantages

Owning a single family home also has drawbacks. The biggest drawback for single people is maintenance. When you own a single family home you are also the gardener, yard boy, painter and fixer-uper of the place. So when something breaks down it’s your responsibility to get it fixed. Everything within the property is also the homeowner’s responsibility when it comes to maintenance. Some single people especially those who travel a lot, prefer to avoid this kind of responsibility.

Single family homes also cost more than condo units. This is because you are also buying the land it sits on. When you buy a condo, you are basically buying just the interior space. This makes you a member of a homeowner’s association where everybody shares responsibility for the whole building. But with a single family home you do not only own the house but the land too which makes it more expensive.

Purchasing a modern home in major cities such as Tucson, Las Vegas or Houston may be the American dream but owning one may not be as easy as it seems. If you are thinking of buying one, consider the pros and cons listed above before signing anything.

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The Advantages Of Renting A Car

Cars can be very expensive to buy and to own. An exotic car like a Tesla or Ferrari for example can set you back a hundred thousand dollars easily. More conservative and simpler cars cost less but maintenance and gasoline can cost money. For people who want the convenience of a car but do not want to buy one, renting is a good option. Here are some advantages to renting a car.

More Choices

There are times when an SUV is more practical and attractive compared to driving a car. When you want to go somewhere with a group of family or friends for example, fitting in a standard sedan can be a problem. Renting an SUV however is more practical as it will save the group gas money and is friendlier for the environment because 1 less car on the road means lesser carbon in the air. When you rent a car, you can get a different kind for your different needs.

Not Always Necessary

In places like Manhattan for example, taking the subway is more practical than driving. For people who live in these areas, owning a car is not practical. However there are circumstances when you need a car, so renting one rather than owning one makes more sense. The same is true for people who do not like driving and prefer public transportation.

Excess Wear and Tear

Renting a car when going on a vacation is more favorable compared to driving your own car. This way you can reduce wear and tear in your own car. This means less money spent on repairs and maintenance in the future.

Convenience

Driving a rented car in another city is more convenient than taking the subway or public transportation. If you want to explore a new city for instance, taking a car will allow you to take in the city at your own pace. You don’t need to worry about getting lost because most car rental units have GPS.

No Worries

Break down can be a problem for some car owners. But in a rented car, break downs are nothing to worry about. No matter where you are, the car rental service will send you a new car to replace the one that needs repair. This is actually more time saving than waiting for a car to get fixed.

Future Purchase

Renting an exotic vehicle, standard sedan or SUV will give you an idea of what you want to buy in the future. Renting a car exposes you to the pros and cons of owning different kinds of car. With your experience in renting different cars you will have a clearer view of what it feels to own these kinds of cars and help decide what kind of car to buy in the future should you need.

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Best Exercise For Senior Citizens

Senior citizens need to keep fit not just to help them live longer but also to help them enjoy life better. According to research, seniors who do not exercise are more prone to depression, heart disease, obesity and diabetes. Seniors who exercise regularly also find relief in diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and joint inflammations. They also find having more energy despite their age. Here are some of the best exercises for senior citizens.

Brisk Walking

Walking is low impact and therefore easy on the joints. This is a great cardiovascular exercise for seniors because it raises the heart beat just enough for them to get a workout. Ideal time is around 20 to 30 minutes every day. When brisk walking, seniors should always remember to wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Sweat pants and sneakers are always best. For those who already brisk walk regularly, they can increase endurance by going for longer walks or by wearing ankle weights.

Balance

Balance exercises can help minimize the risk of falling for seniors. A balance exercise is easy to do and can be done without equipment. An example is to stand on one leg. Count to three and then alternate with the other leg. Another easy exercise is to stand up a chair without support. Aside from balance, this type of exercise can also help improve posture and mobility.

Best Exercise For Seniors

Stretching

We see a lot of seniors doing tai chi in parks around the world. This is because tai chi is a great stretching exercise. Aside from tai chi, seniors should also stretch before doing their exercise even if it is just brisk walking. A simple stretching exercise can include raising and reaching upwards, a toe touch or circling arms clockwise and anticlockwise. There are also gyms that offer specific stretching exercise classes for seniors.

Cardio

Cardiovascular exercise is also important because it can improve heart health and stamina. Cardio exercise can be in the form of riding a stationary bike which is low impact or using a rowing machine set on low resistance. This will not only serve as a cardio exercise but also strengthen and condition the bones and muscles of seniors. Having strong bones is necessary if you want to ward off diseases like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.

Don’t forget to get in some weight lifting, too. Many people neglect this but it’s one of the best ways to stay healthy!

Swimming

Swimming is great exercise and cardio for seniors. It is low impact and uses lots of muscles in the body. Not only will it help improve heart health but also with flexibility and muscle tone. According to doctors, swimming is also beneficial to seniors because it helps reduce the risk of osteoarthritis. This is particularly helpful in women over 50 years old. Not only is swimming good for the body but on mental health as well.

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How The Presidential Candidates Stay in Shape

The November Presidential Elections is almost upon us and this means candidates will soon be hitting the campaign trail. As the debates get fiercer hopefuls both from the Democratic and Republican Parties are getting ready to get their game faces on to get their party’s nomination. Contrary to popular belief hitting the campaign trail is not just about shaking hands and making speeches. It means travelling from one city to another in the hopes of winning votes. Stamina is needed for their grueling schedule. This is why candidates need to keep in shape. Here are some examples of how they do it.

Hilary Clinton, one of the Democratic hopefuls tries to avoid carbs and tries to do yoga as much as she can. As we all know, yoga is a great meditative exercise that is great not only for calming the mind but also the body. This can be very useful when you’re not only campaigning but also giving speeches multiple times a day.

Jeb Bush of the GOP on the other hand swears by the Paleo Diet. This kind of diet involves only eating food found during the Paleolithic times. It is heavy on lean meat and vegetables but low on carbs and dairy. While he does cheat from time to time like when the time he was caught on camera scarfing down a blueberry pie, he is crediting Paelo for his weight loss.

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Another candidate on the campaign trail former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley works out regularly. He uses equipment like ellipticals which provide low impact workouts for his cardio needs. He is also known to avoid meat but loads up on vegetables. He says opting to go for healthy food helps with coping with the stress of campaigning.

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is one of two doctors hoping to secure a nomination. He has a cool way of keeping healthy on the trail. Fast food is unavoidable during campaigns so his rule is to skip the fries. During sit down meals he also makes it a point to only eat half of the portions.

Aside from improved health and stamina, candidates want to slim down because it helps when you’re in front of the camera. President Barak Obama for example was known for his discipline during campaign season. He rose every day at pre-dawn to work out and keep fit.

Two years ago, presidential nominee hopeful New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had stomach surgery to make it look smaller. While he does not reveal how much weight he lost, he says he gets complimented a lot by potential voters.

The same is true with Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee even documented his 100-pound weight loss experience in his book “Quit Digging Your Grave with a Knife and Fork”. He has also eliminated sugar, fast food and junk food from his diet.

Staying fit even before taking office is obviously a must when you’re president of the most powerful nation on earth. Making hard decisions every day comes with a lot of stress and being on top of your health can eliminate more stress related health problems in the future.

Who Came Out Strongest in the Latest GOP Debate?

It looks as though Jeb Bush and the other Republican presidential hopefuls have finally started working out, as the gloves have finally come off when it comes to holding Donald Trump accountable for his words. Trump was under consistent attack from Bush throughout the latest debate, who had no problem in repeatedly bringing up Trump’s plan to bar Muslims from the US.

What the focus finally turned to was who was the toughest when it came to foreign policy, and protecting Americans from the imminent threat of terrorism. No amount of free weight lifting can prepare a candidate for that position, as when terror does strike again – and it will – it will be he or she who will have to shoulder the blame.

Bush has been struggling in the polls, yet had no trouble in pointing out the fear raising tactics that Trump has been using to rally support. This worked to some extent, as the other candidates were quick to point out that it is easy to raise fear, but planning an effective strategy to wipe out terrorism takes a whole different level of strength.

And on that point they are right. Just like with building physical strength by adding weight to your dumbbells, you have to be prepared to add to your arsenal of weaponry to fight terrorism. Terrorism is not only fought with bombs and guns, it requires intelligence tactics and planning before it can be effectively wiped out. A weightlifter will use rowing machines and other equipment to gain his strength, and the GOP needs to start thinking about what other types of weapons they have at their disposal.

Since entering the race in June, Trump has continually belittled Bush, especially in terms of his energy and strength. On this night, Bush took the bait and replied to Trump’s insults; “Donald, you’re not going to be able to insult your way to the presidency – that’s not going to happen. Leadership is not about attacking people and disparaging people. Leadership is about creating a serious strategy.”

Surprisingly considering the polls, Trump’s rebuttal was received with boos from the crowd; “With Jeb’s attitude, we will never be great again, that I can tell you – we will never be great again.”

A presidential debate has not centered so much around safety of the American people, and their fear, since immediately following the attacks on September 11, 2001. The threat of terrorism has become the defining issue in the race right now, and the Republican candidates are sharply divided on the best method for fighting back and preventing further attacks.

The insults were targeted and apparent, with Bush calling Trump a chaos candidate who would make a chaos president. He even went on to insinuate that Trump’s only talent was at delivering great one-liners. Ironic, since the best one-liner of the night came from Bush when speaking of how Trump gets his military advice; “I wouldn’t get my information from the shows. I don’t know if that’s Saturday morning or Sunday morning.”

Now that’s entertainment.

  

Can You Really Tell a Conservative By the Exotic Car They Drive

There are no fine lines between a conservative and a liberal anymore. Or even a Republican and a Democrat. From their political beliefs to the type of cars they drive, you can now pick out the conservative easily in the crowd.

Let’s Talk Exotic Cars

Right now in the United States there is a corporate magnate who has his eye on the presidency. He makes no excuses for his self-made wealth, and is using his business savvy as a way to market himself for the position of the hardest job in the world. He is also a multi-millionaire who is not afraid to show off by driving around in an exotic car, that he bought with his own hard earned money. Is this not what capitalism is all about? Being able to pave your own way in the world, and then reap the financial benefits? That is all that Mr. Donald Trump has done, and he should be commended for his enterprises rather than raked over political coals because his exotic car is fancier than yours.

If liberals had that same gumption to get out there and make their own fortunes, they too could own the car of their dreams, rather than driving around in a hybrid while secretly renting an exotic car on the weekends to get lost in.

The Division of Wealth

There is a division of wealth, not only in the United States but around the world, including places North of the border like Vancouver. It is called Darwinism, which embraces the idea that the strong survive by being able to find solutions to problems, and then profit from them. The weak (poor) or only complain because they aren’t the one that thought of the idea first.

That division of wealth is what drives economies forward, creates jobs and allows people to achieve financial success. Nobody is holding anyone back, except themselves, when it comes to the pursuit of wealth around the world.

The Issues

There are other issues besides money which divide us from the liberals. Religious freedoms, gun control and providing health care to all have all been hot topics in the last decade for both parties. Meanwhile, as we focus on these trivialities, real threats are forming all over the world. Armed threats that have the ability to destroy our freedom and sense of security. Terrorism needs to be the only issue that is focused on right now, and finally finding a solution to annihilating it.

Let’s stop worrying about the type of exotic car the candidate is driving, and look instead on his or her plan on reducing the threat of homeland terrorism. As we sit arguing over our basic rights, they are being abused at a deadly rate by groups of individuals who place no value on human life.

12/15 Fox News Iowa GOP Debate Live Blog: Don’t Miss It!

Don’t miss the live blog of tonight’s GOP Debate, which is the last time all of the candidates will be on the same stage until after the Iowa Caucus.  Check out the live blog at The Dysfuntion Junction by visiting the link below:

http://thedysfunctionjunction.com/2011/12/15/fox-news-iowa-gop-debate-8-pm-cst-dont-miss-it/

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12/10 GOP Republican Iowa Debate Recap: Who Won the 12/10 GOP Iowa Debate?

For a great analysis of the most recent GOP Debate held in Iowa, check out the latest at The Dysfunction Junction, an exciting new political blog.

Article:

http://thedysfunctionjunctiondotcom.wordpress.com/2011/12/11/1210-iowa-gop-debate-despite-newts-rise-romney-wagers-on/

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11/13 CBS GOP Debate Recap

Check out the recap of Saturday’s GOP debate courtesy of The Dysfunction Junction, our favorite new conservative political blog.  Link below:

http://thedysfunctionjunction.com/2011/11/14/1113-cbs-gop-debate-recap-move-over-mitt-theres-a-new-sheriff-in-town/

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Is Proposition 26 Right for Mississippi?

Our young protege at The Dysfunction Junction has just written a very insightful editorial on his home state of Mississippi and their ballot measure regarding abortion and the personhood movement.  To read his views on the issue, check it out below:

http://thedysfunctionjunction.com/2011/10/29/is-proposition-26-right-for-mississippi/

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Is Herman Cain Pro-Life or Pro-Choice?

Herman Cain has recently had conflicting opinions regarding a pro-life or pro-choice stance.  Check out the analysis of his comments over at The Dysfunction Junction, the best new political blog on the net.  Link below:

http://thedysfunctionjunction.com/2011/10/20/turbulance-ahead-for-the-cain-plane-is-herman-cain-pro-choice/

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10/18 Las Vegas Nevada GOP Republican CNN Debate Recap

Check out this recap of tonight’s debate courtesy of The Dysfunction Junction. Who do you think won the gop debate?  Link below:

http://thedysfunctionjunction.com/2011/10/18/1018-las-vegas-nevada-cnn-gop-debate-recap-yawwwwwwnnnnn/

 

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What is the Obama Administration’s CLASS Act?

To find out more about the Obama Administrations provision in the healthcare reform bill called the CLASS act, read more courtesy of The Dysfunction Junction.  Link:

http://thedysfunctionjunction.com/2011/10/15/affordable-care-act-now-classless/

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Republican Jobs Act: What is in the Real American Jobs Act?

The Senate Republicans recently announced their own version to president obama’s jobs bill, including tax reforms, spending reforms, regulation reforms and much more.  Check out The Dysfunction Junction‘s analysis of the bill’s contents by clicking HERE.

The Real American Jobs Act: The Republican Alternative to Obama’s Jobs Bill

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2012 GOP Primary Schedule: When Is Florida’s GOP Primary Now?

Florida has decided to move up their primary, check out the official dates at The Dysfunction Junction.  Here’s a link:

http://thedysfunctionjunction.com/2011/10/03/shocker-florida-screws-up-another-election/

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Is Chris Christie Running in 2012?

Is Christie going to run in 2012? We can’t be sure, but I think he’s made it pretty clear.

Check out this video of Christie giving a straightforward answer:

http://thedysfunctionjunction.com/2011/09/29/video-of-the-day-governor-christie-are-you-running-in-2012/

Also, check out The Dysfunction Junction‘s take on a 2012 Chris Christie run:

http://thedysfunctionjunction.com/2011/09/29/chris-christie-is-that-your-final-answer/

 

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