Have You Heard Of These Strange Laws?

Have You Heard Of These Strange Laws?

Just about everyone knows that not every idea is a good idea. We’ve all had ideas that we thought were great at the time, but learned in retrospect that they really weren’t that great. It can surprise some people to learn that even state governments have bad ideas from time to time. Some of these bad ideas became laws, while others did not. Some of these bad laws, are still technically in effect today.

Here are some examples of bad laws from around the country:

  • In Idaho, it is illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing less than fifty pounds.
  • Also from Idaho, riding a merry-go-round on Sundays is a crime.
  • In Rhode Island, any marriage where one of the person’s is a lunatic or an idiot is null and void.
  • Montana made it illegal for married women to fish ...
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The 5 Stages Of Grief

The 5 Stages Of Grief

There are people out there that might be currently dealing with letting go of past relationships. These people might find themselves going through the five stages of grief. Even though you’re cutting off a bad relationship, you are still dealing with a loss. These steps are the same if you are experiencing death or divorce as well.

Here are the 5 steps of grief that can apply to any big changes in ones life:

  • Denial – This stage is when you believe that the reality of the situation is untrue. You may believe that your reality is dream and cling to a falsehood.
  • Anger – This stage is when you may become frustrated with the reality. This is where you might look for someone or something to take your anger out on.
  • Bargaining – This stage is when you believe there is another option...
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Motorcycle Laws

Motorcycle Laws

Each state has different laws in regards to a lot of things, but what you may not think about is the difference in motorcycle laws. California has a different set of laws pertaining to motorcycles than others states. If you’re thinking about getting your motorcycle license (M1), you may want to look at all the laws and requirements first. It’s not as simple as buying a bike.


Here are some of the laws the California DMV has in regards to motorcycles:

  • Eye protection is not required.
  • In order to be street legal motorcycles must have turn signals and a mirror.
  • The age requirement to obtain a M1 license is 16.
  • If you are under 21 years old, you must take a safety course in order to get your M1 license.
  • If you are over 21 years old you must take a skills test in order to obtain...
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How To Recover From Identity Theft

How To Recover From Identity Theft

We all only have one identity, and for most people that is enough. However, some bad people out there like to steal other people’s identities to gain access to funds they normally wouldn’t have. This is called identity theft and can be very damaging to the person whose identity was stolen.

Most people learn about identity theft after some damage has already been done. They discover the theft when strange bills start coming in, or when they try to apply for a loan. That is when they find out their identity was stolen, and their credit ruined.

Thankfully, this is not the end for them.

It is possible for a person to recover from identity theft.

The first thing they need to do after discovering the theft, is contact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and file a report of the identity thef...

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Why Does Bail Even Exist?

Why Does Bail Even Exist?

For most people, bail is a bit of a mystery. They understand the basic concept, pay money to get out of jail, but that’s all they know. Some people wonder why bail even exists at all. These people often do not want criminals to get out of jail just by paying money. The problem is, these people do not typically have a good idea on how bail works.

    Bail exists for two main reasons:

    1. To try and prevent overcrowding of jails.
    2. To avoid punishing someone before they have been found guilty.

Bail has existed for hundreds of years, and its origins can be traced back to medieval England. Back then, not every town had its own judge to determine a person’s guilt. Many towns shared judges, and so arrested individuals could spend a long time in jail before ever getting their day in court...

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Hit The Slopes This Winter

Hit The Slopes This Winter

Explore the mountains of California by coasting down the slopes. With it being winter, hopefully it’s just a matter of time before we get more snow on the mountains. Some places have seen snow fall already. Other places have just been relying on man-made snow.

Most snowboarders and skiers are chomping at the bit for more snow fall. If you’re new to the slopes or just don’t know where to go, try visiting websites like Visit California and Ski California. Sport stores will also be up to date on the local slopes. Fortunately for Californians, it doesn’t matter if you’re in southern, northern, or central California, the mountains are always close by. Here are several popular slopes:

  • Mammoth Mountain
  • Mt. High
  • Big Bear
  • Mt. Shasta
  • Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe
  • Northstar
  • Snow Valley

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Good Workouts You Can Do Indoors

Good Workouts You Can Do Indoors

For many people, this is a time when keeping of that pesky extra few pounds becomes difficult. This is, after all, why it is referred to as winter weight.

Part of the problem is that the weather can become too cold for some to exercise outdoor like they’d prefer. These people do not have the money or maybe even the desire, to go to a public gym. They also do not have the capability to create an in home gym. For these people, it can become a real hassle to try to work out and keep those extra pounds at bay.

Luckily, there are a number of great exercises that a person can do with some dumbbells and other regular household objects.

Here are a few examples:

  • Single-Leg Dead Lift
  • Start in a standing position with a dumbbell in each hand...

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How Helpful Are Online Reviews

How Helpful Are Online Reviews

In today’s modern age, we are able to research anything thanks to the internet. We can even research a company before we give them our business. This has given consumers a better way to learn more about a company, and hopefully prevent them from being scammed.

However, even with all of this knowledge of reviews, there are still some people out there that do not think reviews play that big of a roll in business. These people would be wrong. Reviews are very important to businesses.

A large percentage of people like to look up the reviews of different businesses before deciding which one to use.

Just think how many times you have used reviews to determine where to have lunch in a new city.

Often times, the problem with reviews, is that most people do not take the time to leave one unles...

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Dog Bite Laws In California

Dog Bite Laws In California

Nobody likes to get hurt, especially when someone else could have and should have taken measures to prevent the incident from happening. One kind of such incident is dog bites. There is not a single person alive who would want to get bitten by a dog.

The state of California has strict liability laws when it comes to dog bites. In most instances, the dog owner is liable if their dog bites someone. This means that the person who was bit has the right to seek legal compensation from the animal’s owner.

Some states limit when a dog owner is liable for their dog biting someone. For instance, some states only hold the owner liable if the dog has proven to be violent or vicious in the past. However, that is not the case in the state of California.

Regardless of whether or not the dog has bitt...

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Is Shoplifting A Felony?

Is Shoplifting A Felony?

If you know someone who recently got into trouble for shoplifting, you are probably very concerned about him or her. You wonder how much trouble a person can get into for shoplifting. How serious of an offense is it to steal something from a store or other place of business?

Well, the answer to that depends on what was stolen. If the item was something small or inexpensive, then the offense won’t be too serious. However, if something large or multiple things that have a combined total of more than $950, then things will be more serious.

Shoplifting in California is only a misdemeanor offense.

This is because most people do not steal things that are worth more than $950. If a person steals anything that has a combined total less than that, then they will only face a misdemeanor charge.

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