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The Internet and the Digital Age

When it comes to technology, it’s safe to say we all rely on some form of tech in day to day lives. Indeed, the modern era is a technological wonderland, and tech has improved our lives in many ways. It’s hard to imagine our lives without the tech at our disposal today, and there’s one pice of tech, well, several working in tandem, that is the most crucial to today’s technological and cultural landscape. I’m talking, of course, about the internet. The internet is a true technological wonder, the likes of which have never been seen before.

The internet is somehow both very new in the grand scheme of things and simultaneously deeply engrained in our culture. The internet became widely available only as recently as the late 90’s, and less than 30 years later, it’s everywhere. As such, it has revolutionized the way we live in just about every way. The way we communicate, of course, has been drastically improved via social media like Facebook, instant messaging, video chat, like Skype, etc. Online shopping allows you to place an order with Kay Jewelers in mere moments from the comfort of your own home and have it delivered right to your door within just a few days. Online gaming has transformed gaming from a niche hobby into a mainstream pop culture powerhouse and a new contender in the arena of sports via eSports like Overwatch and League of Legends. Video streaming services like Netflix are beginning to replace broadcast television as the predominant way to watch movies and TV shows in your home. Other streaming services like YouTube and Twitch have spawned whole new entertainment sub industries in the wake of their monumental success. It’s easy to see that the internet is a truly special piece of tech, but it’s also a new era of human civilization.…

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How to Move to a new Home without a Car

Buying a new home brings adrenaline, joy, and a sense of pride. You have just taken a major step towards adulthood. You already have decorating and remodeling plans in your head. Wait, before you get too far ahead of yourself, you still have to solve one major problem: how do you move without a car?

We have a few traveling options that make it easier to move from your old apartment to your new home. None of these options involve renting a U-Haul.

Minimize Your Stuff

Eliminate many of your old apartment furniture and possessions. Store large stuff at your parent’s home or at a storage unit. Sell unwanted furniture. List and evaluate all your possessions. Decide what to keep, toss, sell, or donate. The more you eliminate, the easier and cheaper your move becomes.

Options for People with Driver’s License:

Use Car Share

Car share companies offer members the option to rent a car for an hour, day, or even weeks. These vehicles are provided either directly from the company or an individual in the company’s system. Car share services are usually much cheaper than car rental businesses.

Zipcar, one of the largest international car share company, offers hourly rates of less than $10. These services may appeal to people moving within state but further than 50 miles because there is no additional mileage fee, as long as the car is returned to its original owner.

Rent a Car

Most car share services are only available in major cities. So unless you can find a way to get to a car sharing facility from your current location, this might not be the best option for you. Your best option is to rent a car.

Renting a car has many perks that car sharing services lack. For example, large car rental places, such as the Alamo, are able to offer their customers coupons. Besides Zipcar, many car share companies fail to offer online discounts. Car rental services also have a One Way Rental option, which allows you to drive across country and return the car to the nearest facility. Many car share companies do not have this option.

Borrow a Car

Find a friend who is willing to let you borrow his car for a day or two. If moving long distance, ask your friend to join you on the ride. This way the driving responsibility gets shared and he can drive his own car back.

Options for People Without a Driver’s License:

Mail Your Stuff

Pack up boxes that are small enough to travel through the mail system. This option works best for mailing off large boxes full of small possessions like books and kitchenware. The cost of mailing off your things varies by mail service, immediacy, number of boxes, weight, and distance. Anticipate paying at least a couple hundred dollars to send 10 or more medium to large boxes.

Rent a Full Service Moving Company

A full service moving company loads and unloads all of …