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Beyond Curb Appeal: When It Pays to Stand Out

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 10, 2014

Popular wisdom says that when you put your home up for sale, it should be made to appear as bland and beige as possible. Well, like a lot of popular wisdom, this idea is only partially...


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Humidifier, Dehumidifier -- Which Do You Need?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 05, 2014

Too dry in winter, too damp in summer … does this describe the air in your house? If, like Goldilocks, you're looking for something that's just right, a humidifier or dehumidifier...


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Why It's Great to Grow Kale Indoors

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 28, 2014

Kale is the "it" superfood of the 2010s, the mason jar of the vegetable kingdom. And with good reason! This dark green member of the cabbage family, whether flat-leaf or curly, packs...


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How Much Does it Cost to Replace a Water Heater?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 27, 2014

Have you ever had one of those mornings? It's hard enough to drag yourself out of bed, but you think a steaming hot shower just might help to get you in shape for the long commute to...


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A Family Heirloom Cookbook Preserves Precious Memories

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 22, 2014

What a beautiful compliment it is when your grown-up son or daughter asks for one of your treasured recipes. And how sad if a beloved family member -- and wonderful cook -- were to...