Home Life Category

In this section we provide articles on what makes life at home more interesting and enjoyable. Articles cover cooking, family life, remodeling and more.

Rise of Identity Theft and How to Protect Yourself

Ask the average person to name a crime and most will start with murder, theft or some other popular act depicted in the movies. While these crimes are still prevalent, a different kind of crime is having its day, both in the United States and internationally. The United States Department of Justice separates identity theft into three categories, including unauthorized use of existing credit cards, unauthorized use of other existing accounts and the misuse of sensitive … [Read more...]

Why Credit Report Disputes Never Seem To Get Resolved

You need a reasonable credit history to lead a decent life in the US. Everything from getting a job to renting or buying a house depends on what the three credit reporting bureaus say about how financially responsible you are. Unfortunately, the credit bureaus have no real way of knowing who is a responsible person and who is not. All they know is to listen to what the businesses you use have to say about you. These businesses, with millions of customers, often get … [Read more...]

Family Ties: How Much Distance Is Enough?

People often hear about close families and the fun they have together. It’s easy to think that being close with other family members is always a good thing, but as with other types of relationships, family bonds can become too close and can even become destructive. A look at family systems can help to identify the dynamic that operates in your family system. Family Systems Each family is a group that constructs its own rules and ways of interacting. These … [Read more...]

Understanding Cat Behavior

A lot of people think that cats work on their own agenda, not paying much attention to their owner – provided they have clean litter, food, and water. Cats can behave in odd manners at times, which can easily confuse their owners and make it really hard to determine what the cat wants. As much as cat behavior can be confusing, there are some ways that you can solve common cat behavior mysteries. A common behavior that almost all cats do is press their head … [Read more...]

6 Secrets for Baking a Perfect Pie from Scratch

Preparing a flaky pastry crust for fruit pies, potpies and cobblers can be tricky, even for the most experienced baker. Some people prefer to buy the prepared pie crusts found in the refrigerator section at the grocery store simply because it’s easier. However, it’s difficult to match the texture and flavor of a perfect homemade pie crust. By following a few tips for flaky pastry, even a novice baker can impress guests and delight family members. After … [Read more...]