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Eco-Friendly Garden Flower Arrangement

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 22, 2014

Summer is peak season for gorgeous fresh flowers. What a pleasure to walk through fragrant, lushly blooming gardens in backyards and parks! And what a temptation it is to bring the...


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Burnt Stainless Pots: the Natural Solution You Need

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 21, 2014

It’s not that we’re absent-minded, exactly. We’re just trying too hard to multitask. “We” refers to a segment of the population that spends an inordinate...


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12 Things to Do with Your Old Shoes

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 20, 2014

Outworn, outgrown or out of style, old shoes are a fact of life. And unlike easily recycled or repurposed items such as secondhand clothing or empty plastic bottles, no-longer-new footgear...


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Tomatoes and Your Health

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 15, 2014

Toxic nightshade or wonder food? The claims for and against the healthfulness of the common tomato are many and varied. Let’s take a closer look at the reported pros and cons...


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Curb Appeal: Simple Fixes to Boost Your Home’s Value

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 15, 2014

Curb appeal is that essential “it” factor which makes your home stand out from its neighbors – in a good way. If you are looking to sell your home but lack a huge...