The end of winter is finally in sight and before you know it you’ll be entertaining friends and family in celebration of the warm weather. Before you break out the drinks and make the perfect party playlist, take a look around your home. The harsh winter weather probably did a number on your property, both inside and out.

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Grab the tissues, we’ll let you know ahead of time that this may cause some misty eyes.

Toshiyuki and Yasuki Kuroki married each other in 1956. The Japanese couple had a dairy farm and looked after 60 cows on their small plot of land. When Mrs. Kuroki was only 52 years old, she began having vision issues. After seeing the doctor, they discovered she was having sight problems due to complications of diabetes. Within a week her vision had fully failed.

The Kurokis worked hard on their farm and it was their goal to save up enough money to be able to take a tour around Japan. After Mrs. Kuroki became fully blind, she was devastated. Her sudden blindness made her deeply sad and she began becoming more and more isolated, prone to long bouts of reclusion and silence. Heartbroken, Mr. Kuroki racked his brain for ways to bring joy back to his wife.

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how much money to save

When it comes to money, we’re often worried we’re falling behind and not on track with what a normal person of (insert age here) should, could or would be saving. This idea is not restricted to saving by any means; you can find the same idea with the cars we drive, houses we live in and even our evening plans. We are constantly trying to keep up with someone else. But when it comes to saving money, how much should you actually be saving?

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zeta appLet’s face it, managing two incomes and two sets of expenses separately can be a headache. However, with Zeta’s seamless interface, you can easily upload your account information and start managing your household’s money and planning your financial goals right from your desktop or mobile phone. If you and your significant other are ready to manage your finances together, then the Zeta app might be the perfect money management tool for you.

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best cheap date ideas

If you’re anything like me, you’d prefer to keep your date nights low-key and fiscally savvy. With that in mind, I thought I would write up some of my favorite cost-conscious date ideas for you and your significant other on any occasion that you’re looking for a cheap date idea.

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DIY Valentines Gift

If you are looking to forego the traditional flowers and chocolate gift this Valentines Day for something a tad bit more unique, might I suggest creating your own? No, I’m not talking about a rudimentary drawing with Cheerios or a macaroni necklace… I’m talking about a genuinely nice Valentine’s Day gift that you made yourself.

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Scientists estimate that the human body contains anywhere from 75 to 100 trillion cells. But during this time of year, your body might also be infiltrated by germs that can make you feel as if you’ve been hit by a semi-truck. Logically, we know we need lots of rest in order to recover from a cold or the flu, but some people feel too tempted by the work that awaits them to take it easy. If you’re thinking about going into the office when you’re under the weather, you might want to reconsider — unless you enjoy being hounded by your fellow employees. As the Wall Street Journal reports, workers across the nation are fed up with their peers who insist on working while ill. So much so, in fact, that they’re resorting to sick-shaming their coworkers who refuse to stay home.

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test websites for money

Every once in a while we find that we could use a little extra cash. Maybe we’re saving up for a nice trip to the Maldives; maybe we’d like to upgrade our car a little faster than our current budget allows or perhaps you just want a little extra spending money so you can go out with the girls. Whatever the occasion, a little extra money never hurt anyone. In lieu of that, here are the best places you can test websites for money.

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