Chris Grasso

Chris Grasso

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Chris is a freelance writer from Tampa, Florida. He enjoys the sunshine and all kinds of outdoor activities. Email Chris at

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  • Winter Time Blues: How to Prepare for the Cold

    It is coming, whether we want it to or not. The official first day of winter is December 21. Be willing to bet that the cold comes before the first day of winter. Not to cry wolf, but it is now time to get ready to defend your home and your body from the icy fingers of Jack Frost. These helpful tips work to defrost winter’s best ambitions.

    Drink Hot Chocolate


    Image via Flickr by Mt. Hood Territory

    Keep a stash of hot chocolate on hand for morning, afternoon, and evening warm-ups. A steaming mug of hot cocoa will warm your hands, your tummy, and your heart. Try a variety pack; and if necessary, buy it by the case. …

  • Ways to Make Your Garden Look Nice

    The exterior of your house can really enhance your entire home if it looks good; however, it takes a lot of time and effort to really make your garden look amazing. With a small budget and not many gardening skills, you could find yourself struggling with lots of good ideas but no real way to make these ideas a reality. If this sounds like your situation, don’t worry. There are plenty of ways to make your garden look great without having to spend lots of money or put lots of effort into it. Here are some of the easiest ways to make your garden look great on a budget.

    Add some colour

    Luckily, there are loads of ways to add …

  • Auto DIY’ers Flooding Online Parts Suppliers

    People who are a part of the auto parts industry from those that sell to those that buy are feeling good about auto parts sales as a whole. One reason why sales are so good is because of online purchases. Auto part sales at brick and mortar stores rose only 1.5 percent over 2013.

    “We’re seeing customers becoming more sophisticated in their buying habits.  Previously only the mechanically inclined could buy online because they knew what to buy.  They rest had to get help. Today a consumer can quickly become educated on something like brake pad formulations and make an informed purchase – never having to speak to anyone,” said Dara Greaney, CEO of

    The sales increase online …

  • Work-Related Health Problems and How You Can Fix Them

    Very few of us work in an environment where it’s unlikely that something will go wrong with our health. Even sitting in an office can have its health problems, so don’t think that you’re exempt from pain just because you’re not a manual labourer. Unfortunately, most of us will experience some form of health problems during our working lives, and many people don’t try to solve the problems until it’s too late. Whether you’re experienced health problems at work yet or not, here are some of the most common ones and what you can do about them.


    Sitting down for too long

    You might think that nothing could possibly go wrong if you’re sitting down all day at a …

  • Find Your Car’s Repair Manual Online

    Those of us who don’t have the money to buy a brand new car usually settle for a used one. Quite often, you may discover that the car you bought does not include an owner’s manual.

    Obviously, you are going to need one. So what do you do to assure that you have it?

    Many new used car owners turn to the original manufacturer of the car for help. This means a search on a manufacturer’s website and possible download of the book. If you just purchased an older vehicle, say pre-1990, the manufacturer may not have your particular manual available.

    For example, if you purchased a Chevrolet, you can visit to find a manual. However, their owner’s manuals …

  • Losing Weight – Why we should Stop Opting for the Quick Fix


    January is always the month where people flock to gyms, join in on the newest diet frenzy and attempt a ‘dry’ month.

    We over-indulge during the festive season and come January, many of us feel racked with guilt. We start to make ourselves promises – a new year, a fresh start.

    It makes every bit of logical sense and we’ve all been there in some way or another. I certainly hold my hands up – I’ve tried a five day juice cleanse, I’ve bought an exercise bike which has gathered dust and I’ve joined up to boot camps – all in the month of January.

    Over time I’ve discovered (and if I’m honest, known it all along) that there really …

  • 4 Ways Identity Theft Can Impact Your Health

    You would have to live under a rock not to know that identity theft can devastate your bank account and ravage your credit score. Similarly, you probably also know that severe cases of identity theft can even affect the victim’s criminal record, possibly even resulting in wrongful criminal charges. What you might not know, however, is that ID theft is bad for more than just your pocketbook and reputation—it can also be deleterious to your health. Read on to learn four ways identity theft can harm your health.

    Severe Emotional Distress



    Image via Flickr by DeeAshley

    According to the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics, almost half of identity theft victims in 2012 who spent six months …

  • Is Moving To Florida For You?

    With all of the snowstorms that are brewing in the northern part of the United States, the question has to be asked “Why would anyone live somewhere that it snows?” There are very few places in our country where there isn’t a possibility for snow. Personally, I would only live in two places in our country. California or the great state of Florida and I am lucky enough to live in the latter.

    Do You Love the Beach?

    The beach isn’t for everyone and this is especially true for the fairer skinned people. Florida gives the freedom to go to the beach at a moment’s notice. Many people around the country might drive for hours to go to the beach …

  • Keys To Being A Successful Model

    Being a model takes a lot of hard work and this is something that many do not realize about the modeling industry. Many think that all you have to do is be a pretty face and modeling jobs will come pouring in. This is actually not true and there are many different things that models have to have covered before jobs come in quickly. It is an ongoing process to be successful in the modeling industry and sometimes does not have anything to do with a look or how easy the model is to work with.

    Have a Great Agent

    A model’s representation is important as this is the person who gets the hottest jobs and says no to the …

  • The REAL lifesaver in hospitals – clean hands

    You might have noticed it when you’re doing your rounds on the ward – some nurse, probably new, tending to a patient before moving onto the next one without washing their hands.

    Amongst newer employees, it can be tempting to avoid effective hygiene in favour of time-saving. But in doing so they’re compromising the safety of patients and staff. Indeed, as major viruses like Ebola move across the western world, a lack of cleanliness could have dire consequences.

    Just imagine the chain. You examine a patient, covering yourself in their germs in the process, a million miniscule microbes multiplying on your skin at an alarming rate. Then, you tend to someone else. The chain of disgust expands as more people …

  • How Can You Not Spend Much Come Next Christmas Season

    Do you want to have an economical celebration of Christmas? Christmas basically has a tradition in gift giving. Christmas celebrations need extravagant decorations. As the economies is tough, everyone is looking for cost reduction. An economical Christmas celebration can be easily done. All that is required is some careful planning and a little willpower. There are numerous ideas to make budget Christmas decorations.

    Making a list:

    Take out a blank piece of paper. Prepare a list of all the articles you need for Christmas decoration. Check off all the unnecessary details. Purchase only the cosmetic items you actually require. This will automatically cut off all your unnecessary expenditures. Quit as soon as you have bribed all the particulars.

    Homemade decoration

  • The Effects Of and How to Treat Bruxism

    Have you ever heard of bruxism? Chances are that you have. As a matter of fact, experts believe that more than 50% of adult Americans suffer with bruxism nightly. So, what does this term mean? Bruxism is the term used to describe unknowingly grinding your teeth at night. While most people may think that grinding teeth isn’t a major issue, over a long-term period of time, bruxism can be incredibly damaging to teeth. Today, we’re going to discuss some of the damaging effects of bruxism as well as the best way to go about solving the problem. So, let’s get right to it.

    Damaging Effects Of Grinding Teeth At Night

    Dull Teeth – Do you enjoy steak? Well, if you …

  • Finding a Locksmith Near Me

    Running into a crisis with a lost key

    Most people have probably experienced that uncomfortable situation where you want to either enter your house or unlock your car door and you suddenly realize that somewhere along the way you have lost your keys. This leaves you in a serious predicament since you are unable to unlock the door of your car or the door of your family home and you are left stranded and are unable to enter your property. In some cases you are fortunate and you are able to contact a family member who may be able to bring you the spare keys. But sometimes that option may not be immediately available because the person who has access …

  • Prevent Accidents from Happening This 2015 with These Safety Resolutions


    The term “occupational hazard” gets thrown out a lot by people working dangerous jobs. While putting their bodies on the line may be part of their livelihood, it’s foolish for people to ignore the possibility of serious injuries that can disable them for life.


    For those working these types of job, you need to take extra precaution to keep yourself and your co-workers safe at all times. Therefore, as part of your New Year’s Resolution, observe these safety tips for an injury-free 2015.

    Pay attention to your work

    Star Ledger reports in June of 2014 that truck driver Kevin Roper, involved in a six-vehicle accident at a New Jersey turnpike, was charged for killing one person and severely injuring

  • Winter Accessories Every Woman Should Own

    Even though it may seem difficult to look fashionable throughout the winter because you have to focus on bundling up and layering in order to stay warm when the temperatures drop, there are plenty of ways to look great, whether you’re heading out for the day or evening.

    Accessorizing your winter outfits is the best way to look fabulous no matter how frightful the weather is outside. Check out the winter accessories that every woman should own to figure out what you need to complete your winter wardrobe.

    Matching Hat, Scarf, and Gloves

    A matching set of winter accessories is always an adorable way to bring any winter look together and add a pop of colour or design to an …

  • City Guide: Best Hollywood Road Restaurants

    Hong Kong is a city with an exceptional reputation for a lot of things and food is certainly one of them! From the inventive to the traditional, there is something for everyone. Locals and tourists alike are spoilt for choice when dining out in Hong Kong. If you know the city well you will know that Hollywood Road is a popular and unique street filled with a diverse assortment of antique shops and is home to the Man Mo Temple. If you feel peckish whilst in the area you should definitely try one of the following restaurants, which are five of the best around Hollywood Road…

    Blue Butcher – There is only one place to begin and this is with …

  • Healthcare Legal Policies and Ethics

    As the topic of health insurance becomes more important, it is critical that consumers and health care providers have a fundamental understanding of the legalities and ethics associated with medical care. As you work toward your master’s in health administration, you will have the opportunity to gain real-world knowledge and practical skills around these legalities and ethics. See more in this new infographic by UC:


    University of Cincinnati Online MHA

  • What To Do in the UK this Summer



    The United Kingdom is a wonderful place to spend the summer, even though you’re likely to experience a fair amount of rain throughout the season. With average temperatures of 16-18 degrees every day in the season, it’s good weather for hiking, cycling and going to all the exciting festivals. Here are some of the things that you can do in the UK this summer, whether you’re a resident or a visitor.


    Explore the countryside

    There is a wealth of English, Welsh and Scottish countryside to explore in Great Britain, and with everything just a train journey away, you can explore to your heart’s content. Lancashire in England and Llandrindod Wells in Wales are just two of the places …

  • 10 Health Problems Linked to Diabetes

    Statistics show that diabetes is the fastest growing illness in the UK. In fact as the BBC highlights 10% of the NHS budget goes on treating diabetes. This is because it comes attached to so many other illnesses. It can appear like one giant symptom and become overwhelming, but knowing what they all are can make things clearer and many can be prevented by awareness and regular check-ups.  Always consult your GP if you have concerns that you are suffering from any of these.


    Loss of hearing

    If you have diabetes you are twice as likely to suffer hearing loss experts suggest. The links are not clear but some researchers believe it may be because diabetes can damage the …

  • Tips to Write Your Will Online Without Breaking The Bank

    Nowadays, most of the people who are searching for the best and simple procedures to write their will against a property. A will is a legal document that is helpful for the property owners to transfer the ownership after their death. The person who is interested to know about the best and simplest procedures to write their will should use the resources available on the internet. That would be helpful for them to get an idea about the ways to hire experts to write their will online without any huge expenses. The person interested in making a will must go through the details provided on the web pages about the will writing experts. Any person can use their internet connection …