Before you sell your home, you might want to do these 3 things
Let’s face it, selling a home can be stressful. Between making repairs and getting your home ready, and dealing with the inspections, stagings, and showings, it’s a lot to deal with. To learn how you can hopefully streamline the process we spoke to Beatrice De Joung, a Consumers Trend Expert with Opendoor.
Under fire from Hindu nationalist groups, U.S.-based scholars of South Asia worry about academic freedom
In interviews, a dozen academics based in the United States say pressure from Hindu nationalist groups and supporters of the Indian government threatens to undermine academic freedom on American campuses.washingtonpost.com
Red flags to look for amid tax scam season
According to the Better Business Bureau, tax scams are still a problem this year. If you haven’t filed your taxes yet this season, don’t put it off any longer! The IRS discovers cases of identity theft because personal information is stolen and a fake claim for a refund is filed. “The IRS is not going to contact you and give you those high pressure tactics,” Blankenship said. “There are unfortunately people out there that they’re banking on the fact that you’re not going to look into them any further, especially if they look professional,” Blankenship said.
3 Ways to organize your kitchen according to a pro
For some helpful advice, I turned to Lauren Combs, a professional organizer and the owner of Neat Method Detroit. You should place everything that goes in and out of your dishwasher frequently (think plates, glasses, silverware), within arm’s reach of the dishwasher. Consider putting all your cooking utensils in a drawer or in a jar right next to the stove. Put zones you use most frequently at eye level, and zones you use less often further out of reach. You can organize within the zones as well putting your most frequently used items in front, and least-used items in the back.
5 Tricks to decorate your Christmas cookies like a pro
My family is big into making Christmas cookies, but when we are decorating our cut-out cookies... I’m left a little wanting when it comes to the details. For help, I turned to Jen Schroeder, the Union Joints Pastry Chef. They make some beautiful Christmas Cookies at the Union General Store, and here is her advice:1. No matter how you decorate your cookies, remember to have fun, they will all taste great in the end. If you don’t feel like making your own cut-out cookies, you can order some at the Union Joints General Store.
Tiny but effective: These small tips will instantly transform your Monday mornings
And you’ll be right at the beginning of another work week. This way, when she sits down for work Monday, she’s not disoriented. You can listen to the entire episode, which is only a few minutes long, above. Leave your name and your tip, followed by your email address in case he has any follow-up questions. Rosen has a “Food Fridays” feature in which he’d love to feature your cooking advice.
Give yourself a break: This insight is meant to help you treat yourself with kindness
Instead of saying, “I’m such an idiot” or “I’m so stupid,” instead, pretend it’s your best friend who’s going through it, instead of yourself. After all, you wouldn’t talk to your best friend like that, would you? It’s all about being your own best friend, treating yourself with kindness and giving yourself a break. This insight, which was offered in a recent episode of “The Best Advice Show,” came from a listener named Lauren who hails from Eastern Washington. “The Best Advice Show” is a product of Graham Media Group.
Thinking about doling out some advice? Just make sure it’s not unsolicited, or it might not land well
“The Best Advice Show” is a podcast all about giving advice, as the name implies. Here’s why: the general idea is that most people know what they should do or what they want to do in any given situation, Putnam said. Putnam told Rosen about a really strong example involving a friendship. The concept is simple, really: If you’re asked for advice and you feel capable of giving some, go ahead. “The Best Advice Show” is a product of Graham Media Group.
This advice will make you want to drop whatever you’re doing and drive around the block: ‘Rodents ate my car’
Even though life, in some ways, has started returning to normal, it’s safe to say that many of us still aren’t driving our cars as often. Whatever the case, Susan Reed, of Kalamazoo, has some advice for you: Take your car out every day, even if it’s just for a quick spin around the block. “Rodents ate my car,” Reed told Zak Rosen, the host and creator of “The Best Advice Show.”It wasn’t a cheap repair, either. But you’ll definitely want to make sure you’re driving your car at least semi-regularly. “The Best Advice Show” is a product of Graham Media Group.
Is the thank-you note dead? We hope not
Writing thank-you notes can feel like a chore -- but it shouldn’t. Dalal, who lives in Detroit, said writing a thank-you note allows you to be reflective and nostalgic. So next time a person does something kind for you, or has you over and hosts you at his or her home or you go to an event you really love -- try writing a thank-you note. “The Best Advice Show" podcast creator and host Zak Rosen wants to hear from you next. “The Best Advice Show" is produced by Graham Media Group.
How to be a better listener: This seemingly small tip could make all the difference
Following this advice takes supreme discipline. Rosen, “The Best Advice Show" podcast creator and host, wants to hear from you next. It doesn’t even have to be this deep; another recent episode offered a life-hack on how you should be sorting your silverware when you load the dishwasher. Leave your name and your tip, followed by your email address in case he has any follow-up questions. “The Best Advice Show" is a product of Graham Media Group.
Want to recognize the day’s most meaningful moments? A radio producer swears by this grounding ritual
An idea for you: At the end of the day, write your five most memorable moments on an index card. Sara Brooke Curtis, a radio producer and artist living in Western Massachusetts, provided this idea to “The Best Advice Show” in a recent episode. “The Best Advice Show" podcast creator and host Zak Rosen wants to hear from you next. It doesn’t even have to be this deep; another recent episode offered a life-hack on how you should be sorting your silverware when you load the dishwasher. “The Best Advice Show" is a product of Graham Media Group.
This working-from-home tip could change your life
One of the newest episodes of “The Best Advice Show” podcast offers a potentially life-changing tip to enhance and reboot your typical work-from-home day. It’s all part of our newest podcast, sharing advice from you -- to the world. Leave your name and your advice, followed by your email address, in case he has any follow-up questions. Listen to it below:“The Best Advice Show” exists as a daily reminder that there are weird, delightful and effective ways to survive and thrive in this world. In every episode of the show, a different contributor offers their own personal take on what they do to make their life better, healthier, saner and more livable.