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10 Unique Holiday Gift Ideas

Posted on December 05, 2019 by James Florence

With the holidays approaching quickly, most people are scrambling to get their shopping done. Unfortunately, buying gifts isn’t as simple as it sounds—after all, you have to figure out what to buy, which can be a challenge depending on who you’re buying for. If you’re feeling stumped on what to get your spouse, relative or close friend, here are 10 unique ideas to consider: Read more

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5 Ways Consumers Can Take Advantage of the Holiday Slowdown

Posted on December 03, 2019 by James Florence

The holidays are an interesting time of year for commerce. While industries like retail and travel typically see a spike in sales, others experience a considerable slowdown. For savvy consumers, the latter of these two extremes presents a unique opportunity to save money and get a jump on the coming year. Here are five ways you can take advantage of the holiday slowdown: Read more

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Thanksgiving 365: Improving Your Life Through the Practice of Gratitude

Posted on November 26, 2019 by James Florence

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Every Thanksgiving, we take time to reflect on the things (and, more importantly, people) we’re grateful for. While it’s a worthwhile tradition, there’s just one problem: it only happens once a year. In reality, Thanksgiving shouldn’t be the only time of year we give thanks. According to Robert A. Emmons, a psychologist and professor at UC Davis, we would do well to make this a part of daily life. He calls this the “practice of gratitude” and has spent decades researching and documenting its effects on those who practice it. But what does this look like? And what kinds of effects does it produce? Let’s explore this in more detail. Read more

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Happy Halloween From the Diamond Certified Resource Team!

Posted on October 31, 2019 by James Florence

Everyone knows the best part of Halloween (other than the candy) is dressing up in costume. Most of us have at least one Halloween costume that stands out in our memory, whether it made us feel proud, slightly awkward or downright embarrassed. Whatever the case, these memories can make for amusing and even heartfelt stories later in life. Below, we’ll hear from members of the Diamond Certified Resource team as they reminisce about their most memorable Halloween costumes. Read more

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4 Guidelines for a Fire-Safe Fourth of July

Posted on July 03, 2019 by James Florence

Fourth of July fireworks may be fun, but they can also be dangerous. Reduce the risk at this year’s celebration by following these safety guidelines: Read more

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19 Ways to Jumpstart Your 2019

Posted on January 03, 2019 by James Florence

A new year is here, and with it, new opportunities to make the most of your home, health, finances and other critical life aspects. If you’re looking to get your 2019 started off right, consider the following ideas: Read more

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Away for the Holidays: Six Tips to Safeguard Your Home

Posted on December 06, 2018 by James Florence

If you’re planning to travel and stay with family or friends during the holidays, it’s important to take proactive steps to safeguard your home in your absence. Consider the following tips: Read more

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