The Origins of Tipping Culture in the United States

The origins of tipping culture in the united states

The tipping culture we experience today wasn’t always the way it was throughout the United States. The cultures of tipping in Europe and the United States were polar opposites at one time. Somewhere along the way in the 1800s, the culture of tipping for service fell out of favor in Europe and rose to a …

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3 Year Update for Raised Bed Gardening

3 year update for raised bed gardening

This raised bed update is sponsored by Miracle-Gro. Three years ago, I decided to build three really cool looking raised beds for my garden. These would be unlike anything I have ever done before. I went for not only function, but style. You can check out my original post and DIY guide here for my┬áMetal …

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Seeking Quiet in Noisy Spaces

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Recent travels took me through North Dakota and South Dakota, where I often found myself wondering where all the quiet places had disappeared to. Thinking good and proper remote places were carefully selected, I found myself quite often wishing for a bit less noise. Deep in the land of the large trucks, camping and sleeping outside lent itself to a lot more road noise than expected.

Coupled with a fitful night of sleep at a motel and way too many crying babies on planes, I was ready to make a change to improve my quality of sleep while traveling. I needed something that could travel easily in a variety of environments. It should help me get the much needed sleep I deserved – a key ingredient to epic adventures. After a ton of research, I discovered the Bose Noise-masking sleepbuds.

How To Buy a Used Car for People Who Don’t Know About Cars

How to buy a used car for people who don't know about cars

This guide on how to buy a used car is meant for anyone who isn’t mechanicly inclined or knows a lot about cars. The information within is put together by several automotive experts who have all been involved in selling or repairing used cars. This 18-part guide should greatly reduce the chances that you’ll be …

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