Busking as a career move

The Spanish word buscar (to seek) is the root of the term “busker.” The art of busking, or street performing, played a role in forming these now famous performers. Makes me wonder as I pass them on the street – who is going to be the next star hiding in […]

On average – 64% of Oregonians don’t ask for all of the tax refund that is due them. Are you overpaying your taxes? The folks at CASH Oregon can help!


By CASH Oregon

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From Lifeability’s Facebook page:

I am always amazed at how easy things become when you know the right way to do something.

Pomegranates are one of the best parts of Winter, but they take a lot of work to peel and deseed. YouTube user NaturalMarketer shows us how much time we’ve wasted by deseeding an entire pomegranate in mere seconds.
Read more: http://lifehac.kr/K7eYC02

From Lifeability’s Facebook page:
These can be a good option for some renters.

According to Multifamily NW, a rental industry association, rents in the Portland area have climbed 6-7 percent a year since 2010. This year, they reached $827 a month for studio apartments — more than $1,000 a month in Northwest Portland.

Read more http://www.oregonlive.com/front-porch/index.ssf/2013/11/micro-apartments_of_200_to_300.html

From Lifeability’s Facebook page:
With vacancy rates among the lowest of major cities, no wonder rent is rising. Predictions are it will continue to be a tight rental market for a few years.

Portland continues to be one of the nation’s hottest apartment rental markets. Vacancy rates are some of the lowest among major cities, just around 3 percent, and that’s why rents continue to rise.

Read more: http://www.kgw.com/news/business/Portland-rental-market-continues-to-raise-rents