What Exactly Is GPS Tracking?

We rely on GPS, or Global Positioning Systems, almost every day. We use it to navigate to a location we’ve never been before, find a highly-rated brunch spot near us, call an Uber or Lyft, track our kids and pets, and even continuously update the time on our cell phones. Eventually, it may even power driverless cars.  For millennials and Gen Z, GPS technology has been available for most of, if not all of, their lives. I’m a 22-year-old college student, and I never had to learn how to use a physical map to drive anywhere unfamiliar like my parents did when they were my age; I always had a GPS available right in the palm of my hand.

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Scout Stories: Radio-Controlled Airplanes

Craig has been flying radio-controlled airplanes for 15 years. It all started when he bought a cheap toy RC airplane from Toys-R-Us as a Christmas present for his kids. Little did he know that it would develop into a lifelong hobby.

“As soon as I flew it, I was hooked, and so were they,” he said. Soon after that, he said he purchased six better planes for himself and his five boys to fly together. It was the only activity that all of his boys, ages ranging from 10 to 25, could enjoy together.

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Super Mom’s Easy Money-Saving Hacks

Providing for a family can be challenging at times. All those ballet, guitar and soccer lessons; field trip fees; grocery lists; school supplies; new clothes when your kids grow out of their old ones every few months; doctor’s appointments and mortgage payments really add up.

We’ve compiled a list of ways for you to save some money here and there with very minimal effort – aka no extreme couponing.

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10 Important Life Skills Every Child Needs to Learn

We are constantly teaching our kids new skills every day as they grow into tiny humans, but are we covering all the basics that need to be passed on? Somehow, I grew up and left my parents’ home without knowing how to cook chicken, change a tire, or even properly clean my home.

If my parents had read an article similar to this one, maybe I’d be a much better cook today. Thank goodness for Pinterest.

It’s not too late for your kids – here are some life skills that every child should learn before they fly the nest (graduate high school and move the heck out).

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Dog Park Etiquette

Dog parks can be a sanctuary for both dogs and their owners. Parks give dogs the opportunity to be free off of the leash with others of their kind in a large area instead of a small, fenced-in yard… and the humans get the chance to socialize with other dog parents.

Because of the benefits that dog parks have to offer, it is important to practice proper dog park etiquette to make sure that everyone has a positive experience during their visit.

 

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Plants That Are Poisonous to Dogs

 

Spring is right around the corner, which means that a handful of new plants might be appearing in your backyard or neighborhood from seeds naturally spreading, or gardeners adding new additions to their collections.

As exciting as these new plants may sound, they could be threatening to your dog. Here are some that you should keep an eye out for.

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