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10 Top To-Dos for Fall Maintenance

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 13, 2014

1. Take Care of Your Furnace. If you live in a chilly place like Minneapolis, an HVAC system that delivers optimal performance is a wintertime must. Schedule a professional maintenance...


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Green Winter Clothes: Stay Warm and Save the Planet

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 12, 2014

Wearing synthetic fabrics is a no-no if you're committed to saving the planet -- or even just wishy-washy about it. Most synthetics, for example polyester and acrylic, are based on...


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The Best Way to Store Your Books

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 12, 2014

Despite the current popularity of Kindles and other e-readers, there is still nothing quite like the solid feel of a good book in your hands, whether it's your companion in a hammock...


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When and How to Clean Your Hands … the Right Way

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 07, 2014

No other part of the body is as exposed to germs as our hands. If we go on to touch noses, mouths, or food, with unwashed hands, these germs will be transferred into the body. For this...


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Highs, Lows and In-Betweens: a USA Weather Quiz

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 07, 2014

The United States is a land of great geographic diversity. When you travel around the country, you will encounter an amazing variety of terrain, including mountains and plains, lakes...


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Handy, Hygienic Ways to Store Your Recycling

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 06, 2014

Residential recycling is an important concept in the campaign to clean up our earth. Mandatory in a large number of urban locales, it allows each household to play an active part in...


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Wine Racks: the Perfect "Two-Way" Repurpose

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 05, 2014

Repurposing has been gathering steam over the past few years as a fun and inexpensive way to reduce our landfills and help save the planet. Lately we've started seeing lots of examples...


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10 Down-to-Earth Ways to Live Healthier Today

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 05, 2014

Do what you can, when you can, is an excellent motto for improving your health habits, especially as you get older.For example, if you've lived a sedentary lifestyle for years, suddenly...