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According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, there is 1 auto theft every 7.2 minutes and 200 auto thefts every day. Unfortunately, car theft and car break-ins are a part of life. And even the newest cars with state-of-the-art security systems can not keep the thieves at bay.

Luckily, there are few measures you can take to make sure your car and its belongings do not become another crime statistic.

Auto security devices

First and foremost, your car should have an alarm. Car security will often come down to which has the best security equipment. …


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Buying a home can be very overwhelming for first time buyers and experienced one as well. It is important that you are knowledgeable in the field of home buying before you even begin the process.

The following article is meant to help you learn information that may assist you in getting a home.

Don’t sell too soon

One of the most common mistakes made by real estate investors is that they turn over properties too soon. It is completely natural to want to take advantage of a hot market.

However, in an area where the market goes through fairly regular cycles, investors often generate…


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Police Auctions are not places where one goes to buy a cop; it is where you go to purchase cars that have been confiscated by the police.

Many people don’t realize it, but police have within their custody hundreds of cars, trucks and other vehicles that are towed in almost every day. And in most cases, since no one claims them, they simply lie there rotting away.

A simple solution that was discovered was to hold police auctions and give a chance to the public to buy the cars at a cheaper price.

The local police departments, county zones, and…


Forbes

New Orleans is a vibrant city that go by many names — NOLA, Crescent city, N’Awlins and popularly as The Big Easy. Today, we are going to look at the origin of the famous nickname “The Big Easy”.

To better understand the origin of this name, we are going to go back in history and look at some theories surrounding its origin.

The first theory goes back to a dance hall in Gretna that was called The Big Easy. At the beginning of the 20th century, New Orleans was buzzing with jazz music and many young and upcoming musicians started…


Escrava Anastacia (movie depiction)

Escrava Anastacia was an enslaved woman of African descent that lived in Brazil in the 19th century. Legend has it that this young black slave girl was very beautiful. She had dazzling blue eyes and a great Amazonian stature, which unfortunately brought her untold pain and hardship throughout her life.

Though there are a few records of her life, historians agree that she was a Brazilian woman with African roots. Her mother Delminda was a black lady from the Bantu clan of West Africa that were sold as slaves to be taken to Rio.

Once in Brazil, Delminda was raped…


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Life in the city is great; there are lots of opportunities everywhere. But with all the hustle and buzzle of big cities, sometimes its cool to have a quiet place to relax.

So, what would it be like to own a private island where only you and your loved ones had access to? Below are 10 islands owned by some of the richest and famous people in the world.

Musha Cay

In 2006, magician David Copperfield bought four different islands in the Bahamas. He actually only uses the roughly 100 acre Musha Cay as a private resort for rent. …


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If you’re like most people you have a job from which you earn an income and use it to pay your bills, mortgage, car payments, food, etc. And it’s definitely a good thing. The world needs workers to produce the goods and services that we all need and use every day.

However, like most people too, you must’ve noticed that your income from your job hardly covers all your bills, and every month, you are left struggling to save something.

The thing is, with every passing year, the cost of living keeps on rising thereby bringing about inflation which means…


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When it comes to dating, it gets really difficult for shy guys. Shy or introverted guys always lurk in the shadows, afraid of attention. They may meet their dream girl, but lack the courage to approach her and talk to her.

Even though they have dreams of not only dating, but dating beautiful, and sexy women, they hesitate to make contact. Unlike extroverts, they overthink and retreat into their shell, asking themselves questions like “Am I good enough?”

So, is it possible for a shy guy to transform into a confident guy? Is it possible to develop so much confidence…


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On a particularly blustery February South Side day, it is easy to understand why the city of Chicago has the nickname of the “Windy City.” After all, it has one of the roughest winters of all major American cities, and it does get pretty regular gusts.

But, in truth, it actually isn’t all that windy, relatively speaking; in terms of average annual wind speeds, Chicago ranks as the 73rd windiest city out of 275 cities where data is collected from — behind other major cities like Cleveland, San Francisco, Boston and New York City.

So, why does Chicago have the…


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The decision to spend the rest of your life with someone is one of the most important decisions you will ever make in life.

The person you choose to spend your life with will have a major influence over your lifestyle, health, finances, and emotional well-being.

At the core, we are emotional beings and until we find someone who can truly love us for who we are, our lives will never feel complete.

That’s why the choice of a partner must be carefully made. …

Josh Clint

Storyteller with a knack for history, true crime and politics.

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