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9 Favorite Holiday Dishes, Healthier

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 29, 2014

Thanksgiving is coming. If you groan at the prospect of a calorie-heavy, nutrient-scarce meal, there's good news in sight. You can take family recipes for your favorite holiday foods...


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15 Important Items for a DIY Emergency Preparedness Kit

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 20, 2014

Hurricane, tornado, earthquake, flood, fire! We all hope that none of these disasters will ever affect us … but just in case the unthinkable happens, it's wise to be prepared....


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7 Do’s & Don’ts to Combat Kitchen Germs

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 06, 2014

The kitchen is the heart of the home, the place where your family and guests most love to congregate. Unfortunately, due to its combination of food prep, warm temperatures, and moisture,...


Summer Skin Cancer Prevention Tips

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Jun 30, 2013

Hey there, DIy fanatics! It's finally summer, and I bet you're enjoying time outdoors working on your garden and your house. There's so much to love about summer home projects, from...


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How To Make Household Disinfectants With No Bleach

Posted by Sayward Rebhal | Jun 06, 2013

I’m torn. I am a hippie at heart. I was raised by hippies. I grew up weaving yarn on a loom and dancing to drum circles. Some people are born with a silver spoon? I was born with...


Cleaning the pool is an important home maintenance task because people and animals are mostly disgusting. (Photo: -Oxford-/istockphoto.com)

Is it OK to pee in the pool?

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | May 27, 2013

Pool season has arrived. Suspicion will soon mount about that child who managed to swim for four hours straight. When grandpa jumps in the pool straight after his five hour drive to...


We Tested It: Windex Touch-Up

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Mar 07, 2013

A couple weeks ago, a PR person contacted me to ask if I would do a write up of a new product by Windex. I offered to test the product and to write about the results if she would send...


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Spring Cleaning the Efficient Way

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Feb 18, 2013

March is the time for spring cleaning, although some people wait until the official beginning of spring in April. I like to get a head start on spring cleaning so that it does not creep...