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How Green are These Alternatives to Electric Light?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 29, 2014

There are plenty of reasons to look for an alternative to electric light. You might want an outdoor light source for your backyard or deck, a money saving measure, an emergency back-up...


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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...


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What’s Your Ironing Personality? A Quiz

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 07, 2014

Ironing is a subject that brings up an enormous split in attitudes. Some folks achieve a Zen-like state of tranquility at the ironing board steaming their wrinkles away. Others would...


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Great Ways to Enjoy Your Garden in the Evening

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 22, 2014

Summer’s here, and hopefully your yard (or balcony) is abloom. Enjoy the colorful beauty of your flowers and plants in the sunshine, but don’t forget that evenings in the...


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Power Failure! How Long Will Your Food Stay Good?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 10, 2014

Electrical outages have become much more common in the US over the past two decades. Summer storms and winter freezes are both capable of knocking out local power for hours or even...