Author: Trevor Perkes

Can You Really Treat your Ingrown Toenail at Home?

I’m a firm believer that ingrown toenails are the worse! Not only is the toe painful due to the inflammation of the ingrown toenail, but getting it fixed by a doctor is just as bad. An ingrown toenail occurs when the nail grows into the flesh, instead of over it. For some genetics can increase the risk, and for others it can be due to injury such as stubbing your toe, the pressure of poor fitting shoes, or improperly clipping their nails to short or curved which allows the nail to grow into the skin. If untreated, the ingrown...

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How to Make your Home and Yard More Fire-Resistant

Your backyard and home are places for enjoyment and memory making for each member of the family. Protecting these special areas of our lives from damage and destruction is important for all and requires planning to do so. One such cause of potential damage and destruction is fire. Some live near areas where wildfires could pose a risk. An enjoyable backyard July 4th firework display could get out of control. A fire place or outdoor fire pit could pose a risk if not managed properly. There are steps that can implement to defend your yard and home from fire....

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How do you Remove Embedded Cactus Needles?

Have you ever stepped on a cactus? It hurts! Well, have you ever fallen in a pile of cactus? I have and let me tell you that really hurts! I don’t remember much, I was only nine years old and fishing with my dad and older brother. To get to the river, we had to cross a large field that was covered with grass and cactus bushes. During the walk over to the river, I tripped and fell right into a large cactus bush. Covered head to toe in cactus thorns my dad picked me up and carried me...

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20 Safest States to Live in America

As a parent, I am constantly thinking of the safety and well-being of my wife and three kids. If something were to ever happen to them, I fear my world would crumble around me. It seems to me that every time I read the news, there is a shooting or some sort of natural disaster that claims the lives of individuals – a father, mother, son, daughter, etc. Just a few months ago California experienced the most deadly and destructive wild fire in its history. The fire claimed the lives of 86 individuals and injured another 12. In October...

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Swiss Army Knife: Components and Use

It’s no wonder they have dubbed talented athletes who can perform at a high level in multiple different team positions, a Swiss Army Knife. This device, packed with multiple tools, affords the user the convenience of performing a variety of functions with one device. The concept for the first Swiss Army Knife was born from having a need, as are many if not most inventions. In the late 1800s the Swiss Army needed a tool that would cut, open canned food products, and allow soldiers to disassemble and reassemble the Swiss service rifle. In 1890, the first knife was...

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