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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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What’s a Home Gardener to Do With Too Many Tomatoes?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 12, 2014

You’ve been anticipating this moment for months, hovering over your precious tomato plants with tender loving care since they began to sprout. Now your hard work is paying off....


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4 Bizarre Bee Problems You Should Learn to Fix

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 12, 2014

Bees are an amazingly diverse insect species, comprising some 20,000 different varieties. These flying creatures live wherever they have access to their food source -- flowering plants...


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10 Plants that Will Thrive in Your Vertical Garden

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 11, 2014

Planting a vertical garden is a wonderful way to make the most of limited outdoor space. A small backyard or a balcony can be transformed into a thriving fruit and vegetable patch....


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Healthy Eating that Works for Your Family

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 10, 2014

These days there’s a widespread awareness of the need for good nutrition, a balanced diet, and positive approaches to food and body image. But you’ll find many differing...


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DIY: Repair, Don’t Replace, Rotten Wood

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 07, 2014

Wood anywhere in your home is vulnerable to decay in the form of either wet or dry rot (both of which are actually fungal infestation). A rotten wooden door, floorboard, section of...


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Recycling Kitchen Cabinets – How It Works

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 07, 2014

Reusing, recycling, and repurposing have caught on among Americans in a big way. Recycling usable materials, especially large, high ticket items like kitchen cabinetry, cuts down on...


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Best Reusable Beverage Bottles

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 07, 2014

With approximately 38 billion single-use water bottles added to our landfills annually, it’s no wonder that many towns and universities are moving to ban their sale. Whatever...