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7 Secrets to Managing an Efficient Family

Raising a family in today’s world is tough.  Money is stretched between bills and more bills.  So much time is spent at work that it seems nearly impossible to find good quality family time.  How is a family supposed to navigate all of the responsibilities and demands of a modern society?  Well look no further than this comprehensive list.  It is sure to contain all of the answers to help your family out.

1. Quit using toilet paper.  Not using toilet paper can save a family an average of $25 per year!  Just think what you could do with the money you’ll be saving!

2. Live next door to someone who has a garden.  As long as you leave a nibbled carrot behind, they will assume a rabbit stole their vegetables. Continue reading

5 Things Husbands Wish Their Wives Knew

Mark Twain once said “I wouldn’t have divorced my wife if she knew this kind of stuff.”  As modern-day couples fight through the struggles of marriage, there are certain things husbands wish their wives knew that would make their love shine so much brighter.  Specifically there are 5 things, and here they are.

1. Misconception of Medieval Life-Expectancy.

Wives need to stop assuming that men in medieval times were expected to die at a young age. It is true that life expectancy in the Middle Ages and earlier was low; however, one should not infer that people usually died around the age of 30. In fact, the low life expectancy is an average very strongly influenced by high infant mortality. The life expectancy of people who lived to adulthood was much higher. A man in medieval England, for example, could by one estimate expect to live to the age of 64. Wives need to know this!

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As wives can see by this authentic portrait, medieval husbands are not always dead by age 30.

2. Vikings did not wear horns on their helmets.
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