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17 Benefits of Having an Animal as Your Best Friend

17 Benefits of Having an Animal as Your Best Friend

Why are animal friends better than human friends?

Sometimes, relationships with humans are … well, complicated. Talk too little, and our human friends might think we’re hiding something. Talk too much, and we’re a bore. If we’re seen in public with a human friend’s significant other, it could get us in a lot of hot water. And of course, there’s trying to schedule time to see our human friends, or worse, putting up with their bratty kids while we’re trying to have a decent conversation over sushi.

Let’s face it; our real best friends are animals. Here’s why:

1. Animal friends always laugh at our jokes,

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    2. Listen attentively to our complaints,

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      3. And tell us exactly what they think about them.

      Babboon

        4. We never have to worry about carrying on a conversation with our animal friends,

        Shut up

          5. Or finding someone to help out at work.

          Office

            6. Our animal friends always have our back if things get crazy,

            Cat with guns

              7. And are there to comfort us when our hearts get broken.

              Comfort

                8. Animal friends make sure we don’t miss a workout,

                Bicep curl  Workout

                  9. And act as a mode of transportation if the car breaks down.

                  Turtle car

                    10. At our next party, if the DJ flakes out, our animal friends are there to get the music going,

                    Chicken rap

                      11. Get things moving on the dance floor,

                      Dog Dance Twerk

                        12. And intercept any unwanted advances.

                        Kiss

                          13. Our animal friends won’t even ruin our party by talking about politics or religion.

                          Hedgehog

                            14. Sometimes we can get our animal friends to bring us the newspaper,

                            Bring it

                              15. Especially if there’s food involved.

                              Horse foodie

                                16. Did I mention that animal friends are great workout buddies?

                                Ouch

                                  17. They ask so little in return; just give ’em a pat now and then, and they’re happy.

                                  Featured photo credit: Ângela Antunes via flickr.com

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                                  Last Updated on July 18, 2019

                                  10 Small Changes To Make Your House Feel Like A Home

                                  10 Small Changes To Make Your House Feel Like A Home

                                  Your house is more than just a building that you live in. It should be a home that makes you feel welcome as soon as you open the front door.

                                  Making your house feel like a home is not something that simply happens on its own. You need to make some changes to a house when you move in, to give it that cozy, warm feeling that turns it into a true home. To help you speed the process, follow this guide to 10 small changes to make your house feel like a home.

                                  1. Make the Windows Your Own

                                  When you move into a home, they often come with boring Venetian blinds or less than attractive curtains.

                                  One of the best ways you can instantly warm your home and make it showcase your style is to add some new window dressing. Adding beautiful curtains not only improves your home’s appearance, but it can also help to control the temperature.

                                  2. Put up Some Art

                                  If you have a lot of bare walls in your home, it will seem sterile no matter how beautiful your paint or wallpaper is.

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                                  Hanging art on the walls will instantly give it personality and make it feel like home.

                                  3. Improve the Aroma

                                  A house that is not filled with inviting smells will never feel like a home. There are loads of ways you can make your home smell nice. There are tons of air fresheners on the market you can use.

                                  Incense and scented candles are a nice option as well. Don’t forget that baking in a home is also a great way to fill it with an aroma that instantly smells like home as soon as you open the front door.

                                  4. Put out Lots of Pillows and Throws

                                  A great way to make your home look warm and inviting is to place lots of pillows and throws out on the furniture. It is much better to have too many pillows than not enough.

                                  There is nothing like the feeling of sinking into a cushiony pillow that feels like a cloud to make you feel like you are at home.

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                                  5. Instantly Class up Your Closet

                                  If your closet is filled with wire or plastic hangers, it will never truly feel homey. To instantly make your closet feel classy, change out your old hangers for wooden ones.

                                  Not only do they look great, but they are better for hanging your clothes as well.

                                  6. Improve Your Air Quality

                                  One of the most overlooked ways to make your house feel more like a home is to improve its air quality.

                                  The easiest and best way to upgrade the air quality in your home is to change the old, dirty filters in your furnace regularly. Get some air filters delivered to your home so that you always have some on hand.

                                  7. Fill it with Plants

                                  Another way to improve the air quality in your home is to fill it with plants. You should have plants in every room of your home.

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                                  They help to improve the air quality and they look beautiful. As well as making your home appear homier, plants also help to boost your mood and lower your stress levels.

                                  8. Change the Doorknobs

                                  Most people don’t really give their doorknobs a second thought unless they are broken. That is a shame because changing your doorknobs is an easy way to add personality to your home.

                                  Changing your old, boring doorknobs to new ones that are works of art will instantly brighten your home.

                                  9. Upgrade Your Tub or Shower

                                  There is nothing like luxuriating in a whirlpool bath or steam shower to make the cares of the day melt away. Your family deserves a bit of luxury when they are in their bathroom.

                                  Install a new shower or tub today to make your bathroom worthy of a place in your home.

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                                  10. Fresh Cut Flowers

                                  You can make any room in your house feel homier by placing a vase full of beautiful flowers in it. The gorgeous look and intoxicating aroma of fresh cut flowers will immediately brighten your day when you encounter them.

                                  You don’t have to make all these changes at once. Try one or two a day though, and your house will feel like a home before you know it. The trick is to constantly keep adding these homey touches to make your home a place worthy of its name.

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