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Pooch Pampering on a Budget

These days, it's all about cutting corners to make ends meet. And while you want to spoil your dog, you may feel you can't when you have to watch every penny. But pampering your pooch doesn't take loads of dough. You don't have to be the Queen of England or come from an exclusive Upper East Side, New York family to let your dog live the life of the rich and famous. Credit: Getty Creative So how, then, does one have budget-friendly fun with their furry yet penniless friend? Well, you can start by following a few of these tips. RELATED: Top 10 Most Lovable Dogs in the World Make Bath Time Lots of Fun Instead of spending wads of cash you don't have on those lovely doggy spas and boutiques...

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Top Tips for Earthquake Preparedness

Drought, wildfires, and earthquakes are some of the natural disasters that we Californians currently face. This may deter some people from moving to The Golden State, but I'd rather endure a chance that the earth will shake around me or blazes will develop in wildfire-prone areas as compared to living somewhere where there's a hurricane season (yes, a whole season dedicated to torrential rain and high-speed wind... no thanks). Credit: Thinkstock I've lived in Southern California for over eight years now and have not yet experienced a major earthquake. My first quake occurred in 2008 and the walls of my client's sturdily-built, Hollywood Hills house waved slightly and a chandelier was sent...

10 Ways to Green Your Pet

We asked our Facebook fans, "Do you take any earth-friendly steps to help reduce your pet's carbon pawprint?" Today, we're sharing some of our favorite answers. Credit: Getty Editorial 1. Prevent pet overpopulation "Spay or neuter!" says Leslie H., and we agree. All pets have some environmental impact, but spaying and neutering keeps the pet population in check (and unwanted litters out of shelters). 2. Buy in bulk Maria R. buys the biggest bags of pet food available. "That saves on gas back and forth to the store," she says. It also cuts down on packaging waste (and is easier on the wallet). RELATED: Preparing Your Apartment for a New Puppy 3. Scoop poop Unscooped dog poop can...