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Back To College Resource Guide: Moving In

It’s that time of year again. Crisp fall air, fresh pencil shavings, chalk dust floating in the late autumn sun. Sure, iPads outnumber pencils these days, but you still have to move all those power cords and cases of Diet Coke into your new dorm room and they haven’t gotten any lighter since last year. Here’s how to get yourself set up to kick academic tail this year. Hire Movers to Spare Your ...

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Why You Should Hire a Life Coach

“Most people never stop and think about the sum of their life and how they spend their time,” explains life coach Gwen Paulson. Maybe you aren’t exercising or taking care of yourself, maybe you’re in ...

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Why You Should Learn To Swim

Maybe you’re on a yacht and fall overboard. Maybe you discover an idyllic, Mark Twain-esque swimming hole. Maybe you’re caught in a biblical flood, Noah’s late, and you desperately need a back-up ...

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People often ask me what the founding story of Thumbtack is. I’ll be honest: there was no eureka moment that makes for a neat founding myth. We didn’t start with a product in mind at all--we started ...

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Six Reasons Why You Should Try Tai Chi

We’re all searching for stability in a constantly shifting world - and tai chi is a good place to start finding balance. Lessons learned in training can help when you lose your job, your beloved pet ...

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Featured Pro: Ron Mielke

If you’ve ever taken a shower, you know how important tile is. After thirty years of finessing heavy squares onto walls and back splashes, Ron Mielke is a master craftsman. He’ll outfit your bathroom ...

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The three things small businesses really want from government

Watch C-SPAN for more than 30 minutes, and you’ll likely see more than one policymaker sing the praises of one of America’s most celebrated groups: small business owners. And with good ...

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Why You Need a Personal Chef For Your Summer Barbecue

Did you know that barbecue isn’t just about hurling meat onto a fiery grill? We didn’t either. True barbecue is a leisurely process of smoking meats using different woods at low temperatures and ...

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Featured Pro: Lauren Roundtree

Lauren Roundtree has finessed the canine instincts of hundreds of dogs and over ninety different breeds, helping them learn obedience and manners. She can teach even the biggest, toughest dog to be ...

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Why You Should Hire a Dessert Chef For Your Garden Soiree

If you want a Pinterest-worthy garden party, don’t attempt petit fours and stunning tiers of whimsically decorated cupcakes on your own. Hiring a professional to give your guests the sugar high of the ...

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Is it Time to End Licensing Rules?

Responses from the 2014 Thumbtack Small Business Friendliness Survey demonstrated that service pros are more frustrated by professional licensing regulations than any other regulatory factor in their ...

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