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Halloween is less than a week away, and while trick or treating is bound to be a fun and exciting time for kids, it’s important to take precautions before they walk out the door to make sure everyone has a safe holiday.

Well, now the Red Cross has come out with some tips to keep your trick or treaters safe, and if you follow these rules everyone should have a fun and safe time begging for candy.

Tips include:

  • Make sure kids can be seen. Give them a flashlight to light their way, and add reflective tape to costumes and trick or treating bags. Try to get them to wear light colored clothing, and use makeup instead of masks to make it easier for kids to see.
  • Use flame resistant costumes.
  • Plan your route in advance so adults know where kids are going, and of course, an adult should accompany young children.
  • Be cautions around animals.
  • Walk don’t run.
  • Only visit houses with a porch light, and never go in a house, only accept candy at the door.
  • Walk on the sidewalk, not the street, and if there is no sidewalk, walk on the edge of the road, facing traffic, and don’t cut across yards and alleys. And drivers, be extra careful while driving.
  • Make sure a grown up checks all candy before eating, getting rid of lose candy, open packages and choking hazards. Also get rid of brands you aren’t familiar with.
  • For those welcoming trick or treaters, light your area well so young kids can see.
  • Also, get rid of tripping hazards and obstacles in front of our home. Sweep leaves from sidewalks and steps.

Source: Red Cross


We live in some advanced times, don’t we? In 2018, we can get practically anything delivered to our doorstep in 48 hours, often for free. These days we can even order groceries online and have them delivered, but it turns out, that’s one convenience not everyone appreciates.

While we love buying pretty much everything online, a new survey reveals that one place people would rather shop in person is at the supermarket. The TABS Analytics 6th Annual Food and Beverage Consumables Study asked 1,000 adults about their grocery buying preferences and found that 75% say they visit supermarkets more than six times a month to buy food. Only 17% say they prefer food shopping online. So the rest of us would rather shlep to the store, endure traffic and parking, and push the cart around, just so we can pick our own produce in real life.

The survey also shows that the favorite brick and mortar store for groceries was Walmart, with 57% saying they shop there most often. Amazon was the top pick for the online grocery shoppers, followed by Walmart.com and Target.com.

Source: The Daily Meal


Even if you don’t have a little bit of hoarder in you, you probably have piles of clothes, shoes, and accessories in your closet that you never wear anymore. You may find it hard to part with some items because you think you’ll wear them again, but chances are, you won’t. These are the space wasters you should donate now to reclaim your closet.

  • Way too big clothing pieces - There’s a big difference between something that’s oversized and something that just doesn’t fit.
  • “Interview” pants - The ones someone convinced you to buy for a “business professional” look before interviewing for your first jobs and you spent way too much money on and they don’t fit well or do you any favors. Time to let them go.
  • Counterfeit handbags - You’re not fooling anyone and there’s a whole crime, human trafficking, and child laborindustry behind them that you don’t want to be contributing to.
  • All the tote bags - Souvenirs from that conference, your cousin’s wedding, the one you bought when your purse broke, they all need to go … well, maybe keep one good one.
  • All your frumpy pajamas - You’re a grown up, invest in some real, proper PJs and ditch the 20 college T-shirts and ratty old flannel pants.
  • Pilled leggings - When you wear them a lot and roll around the carpets at Pure Barre wearing them, they’re going to pill. So get rid of the worn out ones and treat yourself to a decent pair that’ll last a while.
  • The coat you’ve worn for too many winters - A coat has a lifespan, too, and if yours has reached the end of it’s time, a good wool coat is a great replacement and it’ll last “forever” if you take good care of it.
  • Those super skinny jeans - Skinnies are fine if that’s your style, but well-fitting jeans shouldn’t restrict your organs and force you to sit awkwardly all day.

Source: Refinery29

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