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Best Online Eyeglasses: Zenni Optical vs Warby Parker vs Coastal vs EyeBuyDirect vs Goggles4u

Pair of glasses: Best Online Eyeglasses

You're driving down the road at night and you notice that you aren't seeing as well as you used to—that's how it always happens for me. You realize you need to schedule a checkup for your eyes. Yay, bet you're excited to spend a couple hundred dollars on new glasses. Why are they so expensive anyways? Has anyone ever told you that you can buy eyeglasses online, and for much cheaper... Read More »

Family Tree DNA Review: Is FTDNA the Best DNA Test?

DNA Strand: Family Tree DNA Review

Where we come from is one of life's biggest mysteries, and genealogical research can fill in some of the blanks. Want to take your family tree research to the next level? You should consider doing a DNA ancestry test. DNA testing is a fun and informative way to discover more about your roots. Several online services offer DNA testing for ancestry, and, in our opinion, Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) is the best out there. See our Family Tree DNA review below to see why we picked them as our number one pick for best DNA test in our Best DNA Ancestry Test comparison, which also gives you more detailed information about what you can learn about your history from a simple DNA sample... Read More »

What is ALS Disease? A Personal Story

Kimberly and her mom: What is ALS Disease? A Personal Story

My mother was diagnosed with ALS in March 2016. To be blunt, when she told me about her diagnosis, I felt a type of heartache I've never felt before. The crying wouldn't stop, my eyes burned from all the tears and my head was consumed with the worst headache ever. My body was exhausted from mourning my mother who was still alive. The idea that she wouldn't be around for as long as I wanted to was terrifying to me. But, my fears prompted me to learn more... Read More »

What are Escape Rooms?

Clues on table: What are Escape Rooms?

The Exploring Life's Mysteries team has done multiple escape rooms. We quickly learned that these were not only addicting but a great way for us to bond as a team. In addition to team building, escape rooms also offer a great experiential activity for family fun, a friend hangout or even a first date... Read More »

Best Vacation Rental Websites: VRBO vs Airbnb vs HomeAway vs FlipKey vs Wimdu and More

Beach house: Best Vacation Rental Website

Need a vacation pad and don't want to go the hotel route? Vacation home rentals can be an ideal solution -- you get the extra space, separate bedrooms, a kitchen and much more, often for a better price than a hotel. Millions of people use vacation rental websites, like VRBO or HomeAway, every day to find the ideal vacation rental and the best deals. But how do you know which websites provide the most legit vacation rentals? And if you're a property owner looking to advertise your vacation home, which websites are the best to list with? Keep reading to find out the answers to these questions and more -- and to see our picks for best vacation rental websites... Read More »

The Most Haunted Hotels in the World

The Most Haunted Hotels in the World

Picture this: you are traveling in New Orleans and are startled awake from a deep sleep by something strange. A cool breeze that sent chills deep to your bones. There is no open window to be seen; nothing to explain the chill in the room. You have heard the tales of ghosts in the old hotels, but you don’t really believe ghosts exist. Or do they... Read More »

Best Genealogy Software Online: MyHeritage vs Ancestry vs FindMyPast

Best Genealogy Software Online

Want to know when your family migrated to the U.S. or where your great-great-great-grandmother was born? One of life's biggest mysteries, "where did I come from?" is now a puzzle almost anyone can piece together, at least when it comes to your ancestry. With the evolution of the Internet, genealogy has become a hot hobby. It's now easier than ever to trace your family roots back multiple generations online, but where do you start? An online genealogy software program is a great place to begin. We've researched many of the best genealogy websites online and given you our top choices, as well as some other resources to get you started on your genealogy journey... Read More »

Inversion Table Reviews: Let Gravity Take Control Of Your Body

Inversion Table Reviews

Does your back hurt from sitting at a computer all day? Or maybe your chiropractor suggested an inversion table to help you stay aligned when you are away from her office. After all, the price of those doctor's visits add up quickly to a lot more than the cost of one of these tables. So this might be an economical choice for you to get to feeling better on a daily basis. In addition to reduced back pain and disc stress, expect reduced stress, increased blood circulation and better posture. But, what is an inversion table? Which one is the best? Read our review to find out... Read More »