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Top Schools in the US

March 2nd, 2015 - 3:42 PM
Top Schools in the US

Want to move to one of the best school districts?

For many homebuyers, the quality of the local school district is a primary concern. Before you sign the closing papers, it’s important to make sure the schools in your area will help your child excel. If you’re looking to move somewhere with a great educational system, our latest infographic on top school districts can help. Here’s an overview of the top 10 best schools and what makes them a great place for your children.

 

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What do you call people from different states? A list of resident nicknames

February 20th, 2015 - 2:49 PM


Updated on 2/20/15

Nicknames for People Who Live in Different States

Funny story: several years ago, there was a pretty heated debate in my home state of Arkansas. Believe it or not, we were divided over whether we are “Arkansans” or “Arkansawyers”. If you’re moving and have no idea what to call yourself or the other residents of your new state, we’ve got you covered.

The official term for this type of nickname is demonym—and some of them aren’t always obviousThink about it: if you’re from the United States of America, you’re American, but if you’re from the Netherlands, you’re Dutch. State resident nicknames can be just as confusing.

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Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas

October 17th, 2014 - 4:40 PM
Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas

Looking for homemade Halloween costume ideas?

It’s that time of year again where the #1 question on everyone’s mind is “What am I going to be for Halloween?” Buying the same costume as everyone else in town is boring. Do something totally "out of the box"–like making your Halloween costume out of leftover moving boxes!

Before we share instructions for our homemade Halloween costume ideas, you’ll need to get your box ready to decorate. For a child, small or medium boxes will work. For an adult, a medium or large box should do the trick! Prepping the box is easy: just use a box cutter to cut off the bottom box flaps, then cut out two arm holes and one head opening. We used a CD storage spindle for measuring the arm holes and a large mixing bowl for the head, but you can use any round objects around the house to help you determine the right size for a perfect fit.


 

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Miss America Pageant Watch Party Ideas and Printable Score Sheet

September 3rd, 2014 - 4:04 PM

Celebrate the Miss America Pageant!

Some people throw Super Bowl parties in February…but my “Super Bowl” is the Miss America pageant this month. I was a pageant girl growing up and have friends that still compete in pageants, so I’ve been known to throw some awesome Miss America watch parties to commemorate the occasion! Now that I work in the moving industry and get the chance to speak with people all over the country, I'm even more aware of all of the states these beautiful women represent.

Whether you know someone competing or just want a fun night at home, here are some ideas for your very own Miss America watch party. It's Sunday, September 14, 2014—I can't wait!

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Labor Day Food

August 27th, 2014 - 2:32 PM

Recipes for Labor Day

What started as a celebration of the American labor movement has evolved into a symbolic end to summer and intro to the fall season. Labor Day festivities usually involve squeezing in one last day in the sun and enjoying summer’s best foods. So when you send summer out with a bang on Labor Day, try out these easy, delicious Labor Day foods. We’ve gathered foods that are essential summertime treats with a unique spin on them to keep things interesting.

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Summer Craft Ideas

July 17th, 2014 - 11:10 AM

Looking for fun summer craft ideas for your kids?

You may be wondering how to keep your kids entertained over the long stretch of summer. Summer crafts are a great way to let your kids be creative, explore, and have fun! While the sun is shining and the weather is nice, you can take advantage and do some fun crafts outdoors. But when the temps climb to unbearable heights, or you have to stay inside on a rainy day, there are plenty of indoor activities to keep your kids entertained for hours, too. Whether your kids are toddlers or tweens, they’ll love these fun summer craft ideas!

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Graduation Party Ideas

May 6th, 2014 - 3:16 PM

Host an Awesome Graduation Celebration

If you have an upcoming graduation for a friend, child, or other family member to attend, you might want to throw a graduation party! Whether they’re graduating from kindergarten, high school, college, or anything in between, you can throw a great graduation party with these ideas. You’ll want to celebrate the occasion before your graduate moves up in school, or moves to college. Since graduation season is already upon us, it’s time to get planning! Let’s talk invites, theme, and food.

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Best of April Fools’ Jokes Online 2014

April 2nd, 2014 - 3:49 PM

Companies Prank Their Customers Online

Each year, April 1st pranks roll around, and each year, we fall for them. In the past, you only had to be on guard for jokes pulled by your friends or family members. Now, you also have to be cautious online because companies are out to play the best April Fools’ pranks on their customers! Check out this list of jokes from 2014.

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10 Largest U.S. Cities by Population

March 31st, 2014 - 10:53 AM

What U.S. city has the largest population?

We used data from the 2010 U.S. Census, and with a population of 8,175,113, it looks like New York City, NY wins by a landslide! It beats the next closest city by more than 4 million people. We're impressed NYC . Now that we know what city has the absolute highest population, let's take a closer look at it and the next 9 largest U.S. cities .

10 Largest U.S. Cities by Population