Seasoned Writer, Editor, and Content Manager with BA in Psychology
Do you have termites? Only a professional can tell for sure, but here are some signs of a possible infestation.
Regular pest control is essential for keeping bugs out of your home. But how often should you treat for pests? Find out here.
Looking for a homegrown Halloween event in Central Florida? Those looking for an alternative to the big budget theme park haunts can head over to Lakeland, halfway between Orlando and Tampa, for a family-friendly night of fun.
Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights is one of the top Halloween events in the country. But is it too intense for children? Here's what you should know.
Planning a Halloween trip to Central Florida? Check out these spooky events around the Orlando area!
Orlando has long been known for its spooky celebrations of all things Halloween. Dive into Legends: A Haunting at Old Town, brought to you by veterans of the Orlando haunt legacy.
This is a locksmith with whom I worked for years as copy editor and content strategist for ghostwritten content.
This is a family dental practice for whom I served as copy editor for numerous blog posts and web pages.
This is a personal injury law firm. I served as copy editor for numerous ghostwritten blog posts and web pages on their site.
This was for a client who is a licensed mental health counselor. I served as copy editor for numerous ghostwritten blog posts for her.
This is a blog post for a construction management software company. I served as the copy editor for numerous blog posts and landing pages for this client.
This live interactive experience reveals its mysteries through both the website and live performances.
This was a monthly RV park newsletter that I designed in tandem with a web developer.
If you are in the market for a new home, you have probably wondered whether it would be better to choose an existing home or invest in a newly constructed home. Both options have advantages and disadvantages, so to decide which is right for you, it is important to focus on needs and desires. Here are some pros and cons of buying a newly built home.
Dental work is vital to maintaining not only your oral health, but also your overall physical health. Left untreated, dental disease raises your risk for stroke, heart disease, and other serious illnesses, as well as increasing the likelihood of tooth loss and painful abscesses. Yet dental care can be costly, and dental insurance lags far behind medical insurance in coverage. Fortunately, there are ways to finance your dental work, breaking up the bills into payments you can manage.
Bankruptcy is an excellent solution for honest people who are in tough financial situations. It provides a fresh start, allowing you to move forward with a clean slate. For many people, the actual process of filing for bankruptcy, with its complicated rules and red tape, is easier to handle than the flood of emotions surrounding their situation. Here are 6 tips for managing the emotional stress of bankruptcy.
If you are like most people, you are looking forward to retirement. You might hope to travel or pursue a hobby. In reality, though, many people’s retirements are far from what they dreamed about. To have the enjoyable, financially comfortable retirement you want, you need to start planning as soon as possible. Here’s how.
In many home theaters, an off the shelf speaker system is just fine. A 5.1 system is the most common, featuring two front speakers, two rear speakers, a center speaker, and a subwoofer. A 7.1 system adds two more rear speakers, while a 7.2 system also includes a second subwoofer. True audiophiles, though, will prefer a custom system. Here's why.
When someone dies due to the actions or negligence of another person or a business entity, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Here is what you must know about this civil action.
Although they can occur throughout the body, repetitive strain injuries generally affect the wrists and hands, forearms and elbows, or shoulders and neck. As the name suggests, repetitive strain injuries are caused by frequent repetition of the same movements. Here is what you must know about these common injuries.
Most people who find themselves involved in personal injury lawsuits have never dealt with the courts. You might feel nervous or intimidated about filing suit, and you may worry about what will happen. Although each case is different, knowing what to expect can help calm your nerves. Here is a step by step guide to the process.
Leadership styles vary, and each executive role has its own set of core knowledge, skills, and abilities that are essential to that position. Still, research has identified certain traits that all senior executives need to succeed. Here is what to look for in a candidate for a key position.
The Magic Kingdom, like all of Walt Disney World, offers a streamlined system of disability access. Yet the sheer range of options and the size of the park can be overwhelming. In this tour, a former Cast Member explains how to navigate the Magic Kingdom like a pro. Along the way, a great deal of history and behind the scenes secrets are revealed, along with insider tips to stay ahead of the crowds and minimize costs while maximizing excitement.
When working with electronics, it is extremely important to understand the basics of electricity. Only then can you properly size your components and ensure that your products are safe. Here is what you need to know about how electrical current is measured.
Like health insurance, dental insurance pays a portion of your dental care expenses. Unlike health insurance, though, dental insurance is not covered by the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). That means that dental insurance is not required to provide any particular list of essential benefits, nor are there any limitations on annual caps or waiting periods. Still, there are good plans out there, and it is worth the effort to find one.
While the layout and design features of an RV affect your family’s happiness, its weights and measures affect your family’s safety. Although rules also apply to truck campers and motor homes, towable RVs such as travel trailers and fifth wheels require special considerations. Here is what you must know when choosing a towable RV and its tow vehicle.
Vacationing together is a great way to create bonds with grandparents, cousins, and other family members. Yet an extended family vacation can also be a potential minefield of differing schedules, budgets and habits. Fortunately, respect, open communication, and a few simple guidelines can help you take home only good memories of time spent with loved ones.
In the 21st century, Universal Orlando has become known for its highly immersive, often screen-based, rides and attractions. Its reputation as a world class theme park complex was cemented with the 2010 opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Yet it was a very different place in the 1990s and early 2000s. A working studio where guests could "Ride the Movies," vintage Universal combined dark rides featuring state-of-the-art animatronics with a behind-the-scenes look at moviemaking magic. Here is a look at the evolution of "The Little Park That Could."
The International Trade Administration (ITA) estimates that nearly half of all food is lost before it ever reaches a consumer’s table. Much of this over $750 billion per year loss is due to problems in the cold chain—a regulated, temperature-controlled supply chain that is designed to ensure food safety and extend product life. Fortunately, vacuum cooling can help minimize losses in the food processing industry, particularly regarding agricultural products such as fruits and vegetables.
Urban exploration meets history and culture in this tour of Fort Bayard, the base of operations for the Buffalo Soldiers in the late 1800s that became a tuberculosis sanitarium and then a modern hospital before being abandoned. Fort Bayard is open to the public, albeit deserted except for occasional guided tours. It has not been restored, but remains exactly as it was on the last day of operation.
The digital revolution is improving all aspects of daily life, including how dentistry is performed. Dentists can now blend state of the art tools and techniques with the very best in old-fashioned patient care. Here are just a few ways that digital technology is revolutionizing modern dentistry.
The haunt industry has become big business, transforming itself from locally-owned spook houses to big budget theme park events and movie-quality immersive haunts. Many of the things we take for granted today, from detailed set dressings to full backstories, originated with just one permanent haunted attraction. Learn how Terror on Church Street's 1991 debut in Orlando, FL, revolutionized the haunt industry.
Seward has long been an important connection between Alaska and the Lower 48. As such, it is a common stopover for many travelers. Yet visitors often miss Seward’s wonders, spending only a short time here on their way to more exotic destinations. In this tour, we explore both sides of Seward–the busy tourist stop and the quaint fishing village. We unearth the town’s quiet yet vibrant heart and discover the natural wonders all around. Along the way, we also share tips and tricks for living like a local, minimizing costs, and maximizing enjoyment.
Psychiatrists today face real challenges in attracting new clients. Word of mouth is still a vital source of referrals, but more and more prospects now run a simple Google search and call the first couple of psychiatrists on the results page. To build your client base, then, you need to find your way to the top of Google rankings. Here, we take you through our proven, step by step process for catapulting your business to the top of the results.
Although they are exceptionally common, phobias remain highly misunderstood. Delve into both common and rare types of phobias, along with their causes, diagnostic process, and treatment options. Both long-form and short-form content help those suffering from phobias and their loved ones explore possible triggers and decide how best to manage this common condition.
Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast in 2005, including the city of New Orleans. Six Flags New Orleans sits in one of the lowest parts of the city, right next to one of the worst levee breaches. Standing but not operating, slowly being reclaimed by the bayou in which it was built, the park has captured the imaginations of urban explorers, theme park aficionados, and nostalgia buffs alike. Take a deep dive into the history of the park, the damage caused by the storm, and the uncertain future that lies ahead.
Many people believe in something known as an “unpickable lock.” This Holy Grail of locks is believed to be completely safe and secure, protecting homes against any intrusion attempt short of dynamite. In reality, though, no such lock actually exists. Let’s unravel the myth of the unpickable lock.