Is it better to lease or buy a new car? Some people will probably say that purchasing a car is the ideal option, and from a ownership point of view, that might be true, provided you are ready to commit to higher monthly payments, pay off your financier, and keep the vehicle for the next few years. However, leasing is the wiser investment and a relatively inexpensive option compared to the monthly loan payments, as, in addition to the lower monthly costs for leasing, you don’t have to worry about getting stuck with the vehicle. Here are some of the…

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith has the chance to earn redemption this season as he attempts to win the Super Bowl for the first time in his career. The 33-year-old was selected with the first-overall pick in the 2005 Draft, but for five seasons struggled immensely with the San Francisco 49ers. Jim Harbaugh brought out the best in the quarterback in a run to the NFC Championship game in the 2011 campaign. However, the contest ended in defeat to the New York Giants, and although the 49ers would reach the Super Bowl in the following term, Smith had lost…

Devil’s Night, the night before Halloween when local kids cause havoc, has a colourful contemporary history – while mischief has been part of Halloween for time immemorial, the practice of causing mayhem the night before Halloween is a little more modern. There are a number of local traditions: the most famous Devil’s Night happens in Detroit, where 800 fires were started in 1984, prompting a wide community response to patrol the streets. There are also much more benign traditions, such as Quebec’s “Mat Night,” when local children steal their neighbours’ door mats, and Cabbage Night in the Northeastern US, where…

Finding a person you trust to look after your precious children can be a tricky challenge. There are plenty of people out there advertising themselves as babysitters, but you need to narrow down your options to find the person who’s going to be a perfect fit for your family. This is especially tough when you have a baby or small children who aren’t used to being cared for by non-family members. Use these tips to help make the decision-making process a little easier. Make sure they’re first aid certified. Whether you have a small baby or older kids who just…

Whenever a reseller is shipping controlled commodities across borders, they must also pay import taxes which can make up as much as 90% of the total cost of transfer. One specific type of tax, the value-added tax (VAT), can extend up to 25% of the goods’ total value. These are hefty sums to be paying out of pocket, and while many businesses write this off as a price to pay for doing business, it doesn’t need to be so. Did you know that if you retain ownership the equipment, you can retrieve many of these taxes back when partnering with…

Although a comfy desk job seems like it’s fairly unlikely to cause you any dramatic health issues, living an inactive, sedentary lifestyle can cause huge negative health issues over time, including postural, and sight problems. This infographic, put together by the folks over at Discount Supplements Optimum Nutrition shows the damage a desk job can cause and some easy fixes to combat it.  

Summer is right around the corner, so if you don’t want to sweat your way through it you’ll need to get your air conditioning unit in check. You may have noticed that after a while your air conditioning unit appears to be pumping out less air. Less air means less efficiency. Less efficiency results in an air conditioner that isn’t very effective at cooling your home. There are a wide range of things that may be to blame for a less efficient air conditioner. Most of these problems can be solved by a bit of DIY cleaning and maintenance. If…

Are you looking to revamp your kitchen? One of the best places to start is with your kitchen sink & kitchen taps. The functional focal point of your kitchen that can be injected with your unique style provides an excellent starting point. The secret to choosing the right kitchen sink & kitchen taps is finding the right balance between form and function. Your kitchen sink and kitchen taps need to look good and do the job intended. You’ll need an idea of what sort of rigours you’ll put your kitchen through. Are you a budding chef who needs all the…

After I left college 2 years ago, I suddenly realized that aside from the friends which I had already made, it wasn’t so easy to find my perfect peer group. I was fortunate to walk into a job once I finished my education but there is just something missing from this environment that was there when I was in college with my frat boys running around wearing our greek shirts. I was never expecting work life to be like college life, but I have had to work hard on finding a new peer group.  I like to think that I am…