The Friday Five 10.18.19
The question that can make someone’s day and save you from arguments
Who knew that such a simple question could have such a lasting effect on a relationship? This article on how transformative asking, “How can I make your day better?” can be for a couple was truly inspiring. While the article focuses on how the question can be beneficial for a husband and wife, we feel that the question can work wonders at work, with your kids, or even your parents. Asking someone how you can improve their day will help you be selfless and also learn about what’s important to the person you care about.
What happens if there’s no insurance to get your car fixed?
If you do not have your own insurance coverage and the at-fault driver has no insurance, the only way to get car damage paid for is to sue the other driver (and possibly the owner of the car, if different). Texas Justice of the Peace Courts cover legal disputes up to $10,000 and allow people to attempt to resolve their claims without an attorney. For larger amounts, there are other courts that would be proper for jurisdiction. In addition, it may be possible to have the driver’s license of the other person suspended if you can show Texas DPS that the other person was at fault and that they had no automobile insurance.
Figure out your preferred emergency room before an accident happens
While you don’t have much control over if and when an accident happens at home, you do have control over which emergency room you are taken to. A study conducted by Progressive Insurance found that 52% of all car accidents happen within five miles of a person’s home and 77% of accidents occur within 15 miles or less. That means you may have the option of going to the ER of your choice. Not sure how to determine which is the best ER for you? You should consider things like location, patient satisfaction, wait times, and violations, all of which can be found using this ER Inspector. ER Inspector lists information for every emergency room in the country and it’s updated regularly.
Secrets your plumber won’t tell you
Dealing with plumbing issues is never fun and rarely inexpensive. This article on 31 secrets that plumbers won’t tell you can prevent a lot of headache (and clogged pipes). Some of the tips are common-sense, like never pour grease down the drain, but others were quite surprising, like having a plumber inspect a house before you buy it, how damaging harsh drain cleaners can be, that it’s cheaper to pay a plumber by the job and not the hour, or that sometimes the problem of needing to jiggle the toilet handle is a $4 fix you can do yourself, instead of paying a plumber $100 to do it for you.
The snack storage idea that will encourage kids to eat healthier
Have you ever noticed that kids want what’s at eye-level? It’s a big reason why grocery stores stock sugary cereals the way they do – so kiddos see the brightly colored boxes and beg mom and dad to buy them. Use this psychology to your advantage and get your kids to eat better with this clever refrigerator hack of putting healthy, self-serve snack options within reach. Veggies, fruit, cheese sticks, and yogurt can all fit perfectly in the lower shelves of the fridge with the help of plastic containers and kids will be drawn to something they can “do themselves”. Clever!