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White Noise for Reduced Stress and Better Sleep

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 26, 2015

Do you ever experience: 1) trouble drifting off to dreamland or staying asleep, 2) an inability to concentrate on studying or writing, or 3) disturbance due to neighbors' late-night...


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Whole House Fans Have a Lot to Offer

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 24, 2014

Whole house fans have changed -- for the better! Although this natural home cooling method has been around close to a century, it's begun gaining in popularity in recent years. Today's...


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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...


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Ceiling Fans Are Not Just for Summer. Here's Why.

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 19, 2014

Ceiling fans are a great invention. First developed in the 1860s, these fans get the air in your home moving and help cool the atmosphere in summer while consuming much less power than...


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29 Top Energy-Smart Tips for Kitchen Appliances

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 26, 2014

Looking to save energy when you use the most common appliances in your kitchen? Here’s a complete collection of the best tips we've found. Most of them are low or no cost, to...


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Adaptor, Converter or Transformer? Which Do You Need?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 13, 2014

Even though today’s instant communication has made the globe seem smaller, there are still differences among various parts of the world. One difference you’ll notice when...


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5 Simple Solutions to De-Stink Your Towels

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 26, 2014

Do you ever take a load of just-washed towels out of the dryer, only to find that they have … well … an odor, and not a pleasant one? In fact, they may smell downright...


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Presenting Scrubba, the Portable Washing Machine

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 19, 2014

If you’re a traveler, student or frequent mover, you may already be familiar with the plethora of so-called portable washing machines on the market. Most of these run on electricity...