Archive for the ‘Home & Lifestyle’ Category

How to Deodorize Your Fridge

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The occasional household odor, no matter how unpleasant, is common. Maybe you let those onions sauté a bit too long, or perhaps you’re still hanging onto leftovers from 3 weeks ago. Odors like that are fairly easy to remedy. Some odors, however seem to come from nowhere and linger for days – or weeks – […]

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How to Protect Against 6 Home Hazards

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Older home or more contemporary model, there’s always work to be done to keep it in the best possible shape. You’re tired of the kitchen paint color, your fridge ice maker doesn’t work, a strange noise is coming from your water heater…the possibilities are seemingly endless. But while the issues above are more annoyances than […]

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How to Develop Better Habits

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The secret to a healthy lifestyle is really no secret at all: get enough sleep, exercise, and eat right. Yet when you’re overwhelmed with life, work, and other responsibilities, new habits are easy to “back burner”. So take a breather, sit down, discover what you’re missing, and make a commitment to re-organize your time so […]

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Home Cost Cutting Tips

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Home ownership is not inexpensive; from basic utilities to routine maintenance, emergency repairs and more, sometimes you just shake your head in wonder. But that doesn’t mean you have to just sit back and take it.  Not when there several ways to cut your monthly maintenance costs. Here are some good places to start. Programmable […]

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How to Make Appliances Last Longer

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Large or small, top-of-the-line or budget-friendly, all household appliances undergo wear and tear.  The longer they run, the more susceptible they become to repair and replacement.  At the same time, there are certain bad habits that tend to speed up the process…habits you’ll want to avoid. Here are a few good examples: Don’t flush your […]

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Household Items that Expire

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While it may seem like some expiration dates are arbitrary at best, it’s widely acknowledged that the food industry does a pretty good job determining the shelf life of perishable items. But trying to figure out how long other household items are good for can sometimes be a head-scratching experience. You might be surprised to […]

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How to Help Your Kids Sleep Better

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There’s nothing like a good night’s sleep…waking up feeling rested, rejuvenated, and ready to tackle the day. And yet did you know that most children don’t get the proper amount of quality sleep they need to perform at their best? Even small amounts of missed sleep can produce what some experts call a “sleep debt”, […]

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How to Improve Home Security

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While U.S. crime statistics are trending downward, there remains an ever-present risk of home burglary, even in neighborhoods with few if any reported incidents. Here are several eye-opening statistics to help underscore the problem: Home break-ins occur once every 13 seconds About 30 percent of all burglaries originate through an open or unlocked window or […]

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Summer Pet Safety Tips

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You think you have a hard time coping with the summer heat and humidity?  Just ask your pets how they feel about it. And, if they could talk, you would get an earful. The fact is, summer can be a very difficult time for your pets; a time that requires extra caution and prevention on […]

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How to Add Curb Appeal

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Remember when you first set out to enter the workforce and someone you relied on reminded you of the following:  You never get a second chance to make a first impression? Well, that same advice applies to much more than how you present yourself at a job interview. Take, for example, how your home is […]

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