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John F. O'Hara

John F. O'Hara
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More Moves Motivated by Family, Friends

April 23, 2015 1:45 am

Forget warmer climates – more baby boomers are retiring near their adult children to help care for grandchildren, according 40 percent of respondents in a recent Mayflower Movers Insights survey. What’s more, half of Americans believe boomers are needed in the same towns as their children and grandchildren, compared to five years ago.



This is largely due to the increase in two-income households where both parents work and need assistance with their children, one in five respondents said. This complements the results of a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics survey, which found that nearly 60 percent of all U.S. families with children under the age of 18 had two working parents.



Additionally, one in four millennials, or those age 18 to 34, have moved back to their hometown in the past five years. Their primary motivation? Being closer to family, friends and significant others. Just 18 percent of millennials said they were moving back home to help care for family members. Seventeen percent would consider moving back home to settle down and start a family.

Source: Mayflower

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4 Ways to Alleviate Pet Allergies

April 23, 2015 1:45 am

With over 100 million pets in the U.S. alone, it’s easy to see why so many experience chronic pet allergies. Whether they know it or not, one in six Americans is allergic to cats, dogs or both.

A combination of environmental and genetic factors determines who is prone to pet allergies, which can manifest at any time. Experts know, however, that long-term, cumulative exposure to household pets is a common denominator. In other words, living around animals will eventually trigger allergy symptoms in those with even mild sensitivity.

Contrary to popular belief, no amount of cleaning can eliminate animal allergens, but a proactive strategy can reduce allergens to tolerable levels, say the experts at all-natural product provider Amazing Solutions. Here’s how:
  • For new cat owners, spay or neuter your feline friends as soon as possible to reduce the production of allergy-provoking proteins in both males and females.
  • Groom your canine companion after particularly active days. Excitement or stress can cause more allergens.
  • Cat owners should moisten their pet's fur before grooming sessions – the moisture helps to deactivate allergens.
  • All pet owners should regularly bathe and shampoo pets – doing so can reduce airborne cat allergens by 50 percent and dog allergens by over 80 percent.


Source: Amazing-Solutions.com

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