You are charged with the task of coming up with raising funds for a local non-profit organization. With all the different options, which one would work best? One method that is sure to attract attention is investing in custom apparel with the name of the organization on the front or back. Here are some of the reasons why this approach works so well. People Love Custom Tees and Hoodies Raising funds does require offering something that people can use. Just about everyone can find a way to use one more tee shirt or likes the idea of having a hoodie…

Three-dimensional (3D) printing has made great strides in the past several years, particularly in the field of medicine. Surgeons, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals rely on this amazing technology to serve the immediate needs of their patients. Formally known as additive manufacturing, 3D printing uses layering capability to create a model of any shape or size. Using a digital model, medical manufacturers can layer complex shapes and structures such as the exact structure of human bones. Besides producing immediate results, one of the main benefits of 3D printing in the medical field is that manufacturers can tailor the product to…

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…