• May 4, 2023

How to kill stink bugs: thwart the kamikaze attack

What is the difference between a kamikaze warrior and a stink bug? Both will swoop down from the sky to slam an object on the ground, but the only difference is that while the kamikaze warrior is willing to die, we want the stink bugs to die. In fact, one of the hallmarks of stink…

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Top Ten Tips When Buying Real Estate!

In the current financial climate, real estate continues to be a strong investment in many areas. Informed buyers will always make the most of the real estate market. These top ten real estate buying tips will help you conduct your next real estate transaction with confidence. TIP #1: Hire the right Agent! Hiring the right…

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Poisonous Spiders in Kentucky

Most of us don’t like to see spiders. They are creepy and disgusting and often surprise us in our homes. And, as the weather turns colder, we tend to see more people seeking refuge indoors than ever before. Kentucky is home to hundreds of species of spiders. Luckily for us, only two species are usually…

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How to find your dream home in Belize

Buying property in Belize is not as simple a task as you might initially expect! First of all, real estate agents as we know them don’t exist! The real estate brokers out there are likely unlicensed, unregulated, and certainly untrained and uninsured. Second, most (and I mean most) properties for sale are not advertised! But…

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What you should know about camping in hot climates

Don’t cancel your weekend camp because it’s too hot! Get ready and enjoy the warm weather. As we reach record temperatures in the US, it’s probably a good time to review some of the tips for camping in hot weather. Here are some tips for beating the heat that I’ve learned from my more than…

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Self-Esteem Booster: Ten Ways to Love Yourself

You were not born perfect, no one is. But you can do something to make your life so much better than what the average individual experiences. The people who are happiest with their lives are those who can learn to love themselves just the way they are. Here are some suggestions on how to put…

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Interview with Rebecca Lolosoli, President of the Umoja Women’s Group

After visiting Rebecca several times over the course of a year, OTA interviewed her in September 2013 to share her story about the Umoja Women’s Group. She founded Umoja in 1990 to help Samburu women experiencing domestic violence and other abuse find a safe haven. Over the decades, she has met with incredible opposition from…

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Who is taking your money? (And how to get some of it back!)

Who is taking your money? Every day someone else takes your money, or you give it to them; depending if you pay cash or EFTPOS… Who are these companies that take your money and how do you get it back? As a father of four and an avid chef, I seem to spend an inordinate…

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How to prevent raccoons from drinking your pool water

With Memorial Day weekend finally here, pools everywhere are opening up and welcoming summer fun. But unfortunately, we are not the only ones interested in enjoying the fresh crystalline waters of our pools; so are raccoons. Surprisingly, raccoons love to drink pool water and sometimes even take a dip! Home and commercial property owners are…

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Does a hermit crab really make a good pet? The pros and cons

Hermit crab pets are considered exotic. By exotic we generally mean rare and not easy to find, but the fact is that although few people keep them as pets, they are available in large numbers. These crabs belong to the ‘Paguroidea’ family and are omnivorous or herbivorous, which means they will eat anything. There are…

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