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6 Aug 2020

How to Quickly Teach a Child to Bike

By |2020-08-08T23:26:47-07:00Aug 6, 2020 - Thursday|Family, General|

Teaching children how to bike is perhaps one of the most rewarding (and possibly important) duties for parents to take on, a job relegated mostly to dads among my family's circle of friends. Naturally, my wife had tasked me to teach our son the skill, a challenge I gladly accepted as I wanted to have the family go out on day trips and spend quality time together. Our son started peddling on a bike -- without training wheels -- four months after he turned 3 years old, and I credit my wife's foresight to putting him on something I had never heard of before: a balance bike. Follow along on our son's FOUR-DAY journey to becoming a confident, fast-riding, joyful bicyclist!

1 Aug 2020

Clogged Ears And Wax Removal

By |2020-08-22T21:16:47-07:00Aug 1, 2020 - Saturday|General, Health|

How FRUSTRATING it had been living for a week without the ability to hear much from one ear... aargh! It was clogged the day after stand up paddle boarding in the picturesque Newport Beach, California, harbor, and it felt like having been underwater with a ringing bell inside the head. Five days of ear wax removal drops did nothing but contribute to continued irritation and a small amount of worry that something might have been wrong. Did I have impacted earwax, water stuck in the canal, an ear infection, or worse? Here is what I did to regain my hearing.

24 Jul 2020

Pressure Washers

By |2020-08-01T22:13:40-07:00Jul 24, 2020 - Friday|Do-It-Yourself|

Pressure washers are a fast, convenient way to remove gunk, but they can also be VERY dangerous if used improperly. They work by taking in low-pressure water, turn it into a super high-powered stream (with a gas or electric motor), then through a nozzle where it can be so strong, it can actually damage wood/stone and inflict serious harm to people and animals. So, how do you use them? This article covers the Do's and Do Not's, and what they are commonly used for.

23 Jul 2020

In-N-Out’s Secret Menu

By |2020-08-01T22:12:03-07:00Jul 23, 2020 - Thursday|General|

Whether you find In-N-Out's burgers to be the most delicious in the USA or not, there is no denying that the restaurant chain has built a cult following with its fresh ingredients, tasty burgers, minimalist menu, and low prices. There are even overseas celebrities who order a meal as soon as they land in California. In this article, a list of secret menu items has been compiled for your ordering pleasure.

15 Jul 2020

My Two-Month Experience With GrubHub

By |2020-09-02T13:47:19-07:00Jul 15, 2020 - Wednesday|General, Reviews|

With the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc with restaurants throughout the nation, food, grocery, and meal prep delivery services have increased in popularity, such as Uber Eats, Postmates, Door Dash, and GrubHub. Likewise, ChowNow and other services that help restaurants take orders with lower fees have also gained prominence as businesses try to find ways to maximize their profit margin to survive and avoid bankruptcy. GrubHub is one of the leading food delivery services and has established a partnership with Yelp, the most popular, crowd-sourced, business review service in the United States. I tried out GrubHub for two months, and what I learned was rather shocking.

12 Jul 2020

Power Generators: Gas vs Propane vs Battery Station

By |2020-08-01T00:12:26-07:00Jul 12, 2020 - Sunday|Do-It-Yourself, General, Travel|

In an emergency, we could find ourselves stranded with no electricity in a World that is consuming much more power today than ever before. Just in the past year alone, the globe was hit with numerous fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, and even riots! Solar panels were installed in our home earlier this year during the COVID-19 pandemic that resulted in grid power staying shut for nearly the entire day while the family had to work from home and do distance learning. In this article, we look into generators and battery power stations to provide electricity, and look at the differences between gas, propane, and battery as energy sources.

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