Archives for February, 2014

Quiz: Are you ready for a dog?

by Kat Freestone   Whether you’ve grown up around dogs or you’re a potential first-time pet owner, the leap to dog ownership is a big one. If you’re wondering whether you’re ready to add a pup to your life, take this quiz to find out.     1) Are you planning on having a baby within your dog’s life? a) …

Word Origins

by Kat Freestone   Ever wonder why SOS is the symbol for distress? Why we RSVP to an event? Why we detonate TNT? Read on to find out. SOS …is commonly written S.O.S and is thought to be an acronym for “Save Our Ship.” In fact, this is wrong. SOS doesn’t stand for anything. Instead, it’s thought that SOS was …

5 Biggest Training Mistakes

  You Are Inconsistent Unless you enforce your rules the same way every day, your dog will become confused and unable to learn. You Kid Yourself Your dog won’t perform just because you say so. You must motivate them to listen. You Reward Bad Behavior If you let your dog jump on you with open, loving arms, expect him to …

Junk Food vs. Burpees

by Kat Freestone   Have you ever done a burpee? This athletic move is famous – or infamous – for its ability to wipe out even the most seasoned athletes. The move itself is simple: jump into the air, drop and do a pushup, then jump back up. Go ahead, try a few; if you make it to 30 without …

Gimme 5: Money Saving Tips, Even When You’re Broke!

by Truman Carter   If you’re like me, those links that pop up about saving money for retirement seem like a waste of space on the computer screen. The simple fact is when you’re in debt today, how in the heck are you supposed to figure out how to save money for tomorrow? Sure, you’re paying into social security because …

How to Grab That Promotion You’ve Been Craving

by Katie Moss   Have you been stuck in the same job for years? Do you go above and beyond your standard duties but still feel like you’re getting nowhere? Growing our careers is something we all want, but not something that’s always easy to achieve. Luckily, there are a few simple ways to get your boss’s attention and – …